Archives for March 2014

Add Instant Curb Appeal For Under $100

(courtesy: There are dozens of small, inexpensive home improvements that you can do to your house to add instant curb appeal. Adding curb appeal to your house not only makes it easier to sell, but it also gives your house that nice and finished look in … [Read more...]

Truckee Development Projects Being Revived

(Courtesy: Although local development and construction took a hit from the economic downturn, new life is being breathed into projects that have been on the back burner for a few years. Several projects are now back on the horizon, and the community … [Read more...]

Alpine Meadows Real Estate Sales Trends

Alpine Meadows, as well as the rest of the Tahoe and Truckee markets, currently has uncharacteristically low inventory of properties for sale. This bodes well for property owners. Alpine Meadows Sales Trends for improved properties 2011 – Alpine Meadows had 31 sales. The … [Read more...]

Subprime Mortgages Making a Comeback

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Borrowers with bad credit were shut out of the mortgage market after the housing bubble burst, but now a handful of small lenders are starting to offer subprime loans again. Once synonymous with toxic, adjustable-rate mortgages -- like the … [Read more...]

Your home: It pays to keep up with the Joneses

(Courtesy - Money Magazine) Is your home the neighborhood slacker? If you've lived there for years without making many improvements, there's a good chance your house is starting to fall out of sync with the others on your block. Bringing your home up to speed doesn't … [Read more...]

Reviewed: Marty’s Café – Truckee, CA

My friends and I have dined at Marty's Cafe for breakfast and lunch.  Both times we totally enjoyed the plentiful and unique presentations served to us by a very friendly staff.  In my opinion, Marty is an excellent and creative chef and the total experience was delightful. … [Read more...]

2014-15 Tahoe Super Pass Now on Sale!

With the Tahoe Super Pass, ski and snowboard Lake Tahoe's four best ski resorts on one pass. NEW for 2014-15 season passholders can ski and ride at Sugar Bowl Resort in addition to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sierra-at-Tahoe and the Mountain Collective resorts. For more … [Read more...]

Boise, Idaho Woman Wins $2.1M HGTV Dream Home Package

Laura Martin of Boise, Idaho entered nearly every day for two months to get the custom Lake Tahoe house. Laura Martin looked up during a staff meeting Tuesday morning at Foerstel Design to see her husband Scott coming through the front door. He was followed by a video … [Read more...]