Thursday, October 19, 2017

Big Truck Day




One of the best days of the year for young boys and girls is coming up this weekend.  The highly anticipated 8th Annual Big Truck Day is taking over the Town Corp Yard located off of Donner Pass Road, just north of downtown on Stockrest Springs Road. The town has gathered a fleet of large machinery for the event including a plow, groomer, crane, school bus, fire engine, police car, helicopter, ambulance, digger, dump truck, police car and much more.  Kids get the chance to get up close, sit in the drivers seat, honk horns, pull levers and learn all about these large working machines.  




Make sure the kids wear clothes that can get dirty, because they won't want to miss the giant sand hill that is in one of the huge garages. Kids can spend hours climbing up and rolling down this massive pile of fun.


The Truckee Lions Club is providing a BBQ lunch, a bake sale full of delicious treats and music by local bands.  Smokey the Bear will also be on site for photos, high fives, handshakes and fire prevention tips. Big Truck Day is an event that the kids look forward to all year, hope to see you there. 


Katie Tyler

Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 


Friday, October 13, 2017

What’s New at the Northstar Village?


An array of shops, restaurants, and activities for all make Northstar one of the top family resort destinations in the United States. In the winter, the 9,000 square foot ice rink is the centerpiece for the Northstar Village experience. Surrounded by seating areas and fire pits, families will enjoy a central gathering place with food, drinks and music. The Village is home to some signature winter events such as Noel Nights in December and the Riparoo (the mountain's mascot dog) parade every Saturday at 3:30pm that ends in s'mores for all.  When visiting the Village at Northstar for another epic winter, be on the lookout for two new tenants in the Village. One retail shop and one new restaurant. Both are sure to add to the dynamic Village lifestyle.  

Lululemon is setting up shop in the Village and will be located next to Starbucks. This well known athletic brand has a storefront that boasts easy access from the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness space. Grab a new pair of yoga pants or a warm base layer and go get some exercise.


Yamakai Fish & Sushi Co. has taken over the Mikuni space on the north side of the ice rink. Yamakai opened it’s doors in June and has been receiving rave reviews ever since. Described as family-friendly Hawaiian and sushi fusion, this restaurant will appeal to a wide range of tastes. The sushi menu has a great variety of options like the "Open Snow Roll" and the portions are enough to satisfy any appetite. Also check out the Hawaiian burger, New York steak and Wicked Chicken, there is something for everyone at Yamakai.  
Yamakai will also be a great apré location with a full bar and creative cocktails. Happy hour is Wednesday through Friday from 3pm – 5pm and has a different theme each day. Wednesday features whiskey and sliders, Thursday has tacos & tequila and Sunday Funday has a happy hour menu available all day.
Don’t miss out on dessert, the menu is always changing. Irresistible treats like a tempered Twinkie with ice cream and chocolate shavings or hand made ice cream sandwich with green tea ice cream are the types of things you'll find at Yamakai.



Katie Tyler

Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Truckee Pumpkin Patches



October is here and it’s time for pumpkins and Halloween.  There is plenty to do in Tahoe for the fall holidays.  Getting a pumpkin turns into a full day event when you attend one of these memorable events.  Celebrate the season and join in the family fun this month.  


Beckwourth, CA
Every weekend in October
10am – 4pm 
This home town pumpkin patch is located on the farm where they are grown and harvested.  Meg and her father Tim host each weekend's events including a corn maze, various games and activities and the best bake sale you have ever experienced!  Don’t forget to choose a pumpkin, it will be hard to pick just one.  


Tahoe Donner
October 14th, 11am
This annual harvest festival is a favorite.  Live music sets the mood for a fun filled day.  The pumpkin patch is just the start.  The kids will love the pony rides, a carnival area, bounce house, caramel apple decorating, pumpkin carving, face painting, trampoline bungee jump and adults can enjoy the barbecue lunch and seasonal beers.  

Commons Beach, Tahoe City
October 17th, 10am 
Pick your pumpkin but don’t miss out on all the other fun with food, games, hay rides, petting zoo and much more! 


Truckee Elementary Pumpkin Patch
11911 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
October 28, 10am 
A local gathering and full of fun games and activities.  Come dressed up and pick out your pumpkin. 
 

Halloween Parade
Downtown Truckee
October 27, 4:30pm 

This is a classic downtown Truckee event. Start the night by trick-or-treating through the downtown shops and restaurants. Then, everybody will be called to the parade start and walk down the street as part of the parade. The kids costumes are great and they love being part of the parade. 


Katie Tyler

Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 


October, 2017 Tahoe-Truckee Market Update

Tahoe-Truckee Market Update

October, 2017 

September 2017 was impressive for both quality and quantity of transactions delivered in the Tahoe Truckee region.

September is typically the peak of real estate closings in any given year and the last 30 days supported this with vigor.   The market delivered the first ever back-to-back months with over 200 residential closings as well as the first month to ever crest $200,000,000 in sales volume. 

The average sales price crested $1,000,000 in September, the first month to exceed this threshold since March 2014. Median price held steady with the year-to-date value of $599,000.

Driving this sensation period were a remarkable 56 purchases above $1,000,000 led by a $7,000,000 North Shore lakefront listed by Tahoe Mountain Realty. After lagging behind the previous year’s results, Martis Camp posted a robust 7 residential sales driving $31,000,000 in total volume.  Within the same neighborhood, Lahontan saw its two most expensive purchases of the year at $2,700,000 and $2,950,000.

The approaching winter, evidenced by a thick blanket of snow delivered in the final week of September, drove interest in on-mountain sales including a $3,360,000 sale in Northstar’s Stellar Residences as well as numerous luxury purchases in Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. 

Perhaps counter intuitively, a large number of September sales were driven by price reductions. Particularly in a seller’s market, consumers seem to anticipate a certain tolerance, or lack thereof, for offers substantially below asking price. Rather than offer what a consumer perceives to be market value, they will most often take no action on a property perceived to be overpriced.  Confirming that the early year malaise may have be attributed in part to ambitious sellers, the end of summer often brings motivation for sellers to find market value. 


In September 37% of sellers had reduced price at least once as the average asking upon selling was 3% below the original list price. Final sales price was another 3% below final asking price. Interestingly, those who did not have to reduce price before receiving an accepted offer (stated differently; those who priced accurately initially) yielded 1% more than those who were compelled to drop asking price.

October is typically the last strong push for real estate sales in the Tahoe Truckee region as consumers finalize purchases in anticipation of the winter to come. With more snow in the forecast, mountain resort community sales are likely to see strong activity in the very near terms.



Katie Tyler

Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October Tahoe Hiking


October Tahoe Hiking



October Tahoe HikingOctober in Tahoe is a time to slow down and enjoy the change in season as the air gets colder and the leaves start to turn. Getting outside this time of year is beautiful most everywhere around Lake Tahoe but there are some hikes that light up this time of year due to the thick aspen groves. There are 3 trails that are great for hiking and mountain biking. Bring a picnic and stop and enjoy the wonders of fall in the mountains.
  

Page Meadows
This trail is based out of Tahoe City and is packed with views. Twin Peaks, Grouse Rock, Ward Peak and Scott Peak can be seen in the distance. Page Meadows is comprised of many meadows, each with it’s own personality and views. Look out for wildlife as it is not uncommon to see hawks, golden eagles, coyote or even a bear. This hike is friendly for just about anyone, including small children.


Directions:
The Tahoe Rim trail makes it’s way right through the Page Meadow. Pick up the trail from the top of Talmont Estates. Drive south on HWY 89 and turn right on Pineland Drive (2 miles south of Tahoe City). Keep heading up, veer left till you make it to Ward Creek Blvd. The Tahoe Rim Trail intersects this road. Be on the lookout as there is a large trail marker on the left with a spot to park. From there head north on the trail. The first meadow is about 1 mile in.


Marlette Lake

This hike starts at Spooner Lake which is a miniature version of Marlene that requires little hiking. Enjoy this little gem before making the 5 mile trek that takes you 1150 feet above Lake Tahoe to the shores of Marlette Lake. Head to the east side of the lake and walk through the tunnels of yellow aspens to a small peninsula where you can still find old remains of the Marlette Lake Water System that was created to provide water for the silver mining boom in the late 1800’s. Enjoy the beauty and history this fall on this hike.
  

Directions:
Spooner Lake parking is at the intersection of HWY 28 and HWY 50 at the northeast corner of Lake Tahoe. You can either park in the state park and pay a $10 fee or take the short jog left where HWY 28 meets 50 and park at the summit.


Katie Tyler

Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Fish Festival



Fall Fish Festival


The Kokanee Salmon are the most colorful and fascinating fish in Lake Tahoe. The Taylor Creek Visitors Center in South Lake Tahoe is the best place to go and view the fish while they are spawning in the Fall. The US Forest Service constructed viewing center where the public can watch the stream profile through a window that has been built into the ground with a tunnel walkway similar to being at an aquarium. The Kokanee start to spawn in early October and around 80,000 salmon will swim upstream to lay eggs. As the fish begin to spawn, they turn a bright red color that is surprising to see in the water. When the female lays her eggs in the creek gravel, she will then start to turn white and begin to decompose, ending the one-year life cycle. The males will then protect the eggs for a few more days before the end of life cycle begins for them. To catch with natural life process in action is exciting and educational.
 


The first weekend in October the Taylor Creek Visitors Center, located 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe, will be hosting the annual Fall Fish Festival. From 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday visitors can stroll the 1/2 mile Rainbow Trail loop as Forest Service biologists will engage visitors in the wonders of Taylor Creek. The trail will take you through forests, meadows and marsh lands to the creek where the Kokanee salmon will be within a few feet of your own feet.



Events for the weekend will include children’s activities such as treasure hunts, fish art and a Smokey the Bear visit, educational programs and the Kokanee Trail Run on Sunday that includes a 1/2 marathon, 5K and 10K.


I’m looking forward to this event. Hope to see you up in Tahoe for this natural wonder.

Click here for more information. 


Katie Tyler

Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012