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Luxury sales continue to drive Lake Tahoe housing market

October 30, 2018 — A strong luxury market propelled sales volume around Lake Tahoe in the third quarter as sales of single-family homes rose 26 percent from this time last year. The continued increase came primarily from homes sold for more than $1 million, which rose 32 percent to

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Intero Real Estate to celebrate grand opening of Truckee office

October 18, 2018 — Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., will host a grand opening Monday for its new office in Truckee. The new Truckee office, located at 10008 SE River Street, is owned and operated by John and Edith Heaney Miller. This

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945-acre Northstar-area land portfolio sold to Nor Cal developer Mountainside Builders

August 21, 2018 — Mountainside Builders, a subsidiary company of Taylor Builders, LLC has purchased the property assets of Mountainside Partners, comprising a portfolio of more than 940 acres in six separate development projects around the Northstar Resort community in North Lake Tahoe. The properties were sold for an

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Renovation work underway on Cal Neva

July 11, 2018 — The Cal Neva site revitalization team has been removing debris and waste in the buildings and around the site. And later this month, according to a news release, they will begin removing the blighted, fire-prone cabins located east of the Lodge on the Nevada side

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Million-dollar homes lead first quarter in Truckee-Tahoe real estate sales

April 11, 2018 — The Truckee-Tahoe real estate market started 2018 off on a strong note with a jump in sales across the region in single-family units costing more than $1 million. Chase International's Lake Tahoe-based real estate agency recently released its first quarter report comparing sales from Jan.

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Home with Hollywood connections for sale on Tahoe’s North Shore

February 6, 2018 — Fans of “The Godfather” trilogy have the chance to purchase part of a North Shore property showcased in the film series, provided they have a few million dollars to spare. The Fleur du Lac Estates in Homewood were the backdrop for several scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s

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Housing inventory levels are low in North Shore

February 1, 2018 — As we reach the end of January 2018, it's interesting to note that the inventory of Incline Village and Crystal Bay residential real estate currently for sale on the multiple listing service is far less than what it was just 2 years ago. As of

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Amid white-hot Northern NV housing economy, Verdi development growth sparks concern

January 23, 2018 — VERDI, Nev. — Bud Mosconi's roots run deep in Verdi — the 73-year-old has lived there his entire life, and his grandfather first came to the small hamlet just west of Reno back in 1903. The quiet life is all Mosconi and his many relatives

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Housing shortage a leading issue for Carson City

January 7, 2018 — Carson City officials expect to take on a range of complex issues in 2018. A new waste management contract is on the horizon and could change how the city recycles. A new formula for stormwater rates is being considered to more equitably distribute costs. And

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$6.35 million sale of home breaks Northstar record

January 7, 2018 — Northstar saw its highest residential real estate transaction to date with the $6.35 million sale of Glades Lodge, an 8,000-square-foot home overlooking Martis Valley. The sale closed in late December. Glades Lodge is described as a contemporary ski-in and ski-out luxury property located within Northstar’s

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Online payment still an option for Nevada County property owners

January 1, 2018 — Nevada County homeowners can still pay the second installment of their 2017 property taxes before the new year, though local officials don’t know whether that will play in their favor to recent tax code changes. The local office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector won’t reopen until

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Tax reform impacts property owners

December 21, 2017 — Congress has been debating tax reform and by the time you read this column it may or may not have approved a final bill. One of the big issues relates to the tax treatment of real estate for both primary residences and vacation homes. The

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Buy now, or pay more later in North Shore

December 14, 2017 — The holidays will soon be upon us and that means festive gatherings with friends and family along with the hope that abundant snowfall will continue to arrive at the Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Savvy buyers will be taking advantage of breaks in the weather to

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History-rich Lake Tahoe estate on market for $45 million (video)

December 14, 2017 — Another multi-million dollar estate is on the market at Lake Tahoe and, in addition to its many amenities, the property is rich in history. Listed at $45 million, the 6.2-acre Brushwood Estate on Tahoe’s West Shore boasts 400 feet of lake frontage, a private pier

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Federal tax reform could impact real estate market, health care costs

December 8, 2017 — As congressional leaders in the House and the Senate work to rectify differences in two different bills that would drastically reform the nation’s tax code, many are wondering how they might be personally affected by the changes. With the negotiation process playing out behind closed

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Selling your property during the holidays

December 6, 2017 — It's that time of year when festive holiday lights decorate the homes and trees on properties all over Incline Village and Crystal Bay. With occasional snowstorms covering the evergreen trees, it's starting to look like the quintessential holiday season all around Lake Tahoe. The beginning

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Real estate licensing standards need to be raised

November 30, 2017 — The standards for earning a real estate license are determined state by state, and there is no standardized nationwide test like there is for earning a securities license. In fact, the educational requirements and level of knowledge needed to earn a real estate license and

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Smart tips for new homeowners

November 24, 2017 — Becoming a first-time homeowner is rewarding and exciting, but can be overwhelming when it comes to responsibilities and maintenance. Educating yourself about how to care for a home and yard, can make the process much less stressful, and can better prepare you for the tasks

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Grass Valley to discuss revamping stalled housing developments

November 24, 2017 — The Grass Valley City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 28, to discuss housing projects and amendments to a grant application, which, if approved, could fund a $5 million project that includes a renovation of Memorial Park and a boost to local nonprofit programs. During the

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Carousel Estate on Lake Tahoe West Shore on market for $29.5 million (video)

November 21, 2017 — On the heels of a summer in which one Lake Tahoe property sold for more than $30 million and another property hit the market for $75 million, a property on Tahoe’s West Shore is now for sale for $29.5 million. The lakefront property, known as

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