Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Years Eve Resort Celebrations

New Years Eve Resort Celebrations



This Saturday, December 31, 2016 marks the end of a year.  Time to look back on the year past and look ahead to another year.  This is a special time of year that should be celebrated, especially if you are in Tahoe. Two of our favorite ski resorts will be celebrating in style this year.  Now you just have to choose where you want to ring in 2017!
Northstar California will hold their annual Fire & Ice Celebration with ICE skating and FIREworks in the sky.  This is fun for the whole family.  Start the night off ice skating in the center of The Village at Northstar under the 30 foot Christmas tree.  Warm up around fire pits scattered around the rink and roast marshmallows and make smores.  Jean Genies will be on the main state covering David Bowie.  Genies is sure to be a crowd pleaser as the party gets the Village rocking.  Northstar will celebrate East Coast style to ring in the New Year with a firework show starting at 9pm.  



Click here for more information on the Fire & Ice Celebration at Northstar. 

Squaw Valley will be starting the party at 4pm with a Kids Carnival located in the OHouse.  Kids are invited to play an array of carnival games to win glow sticks.  Hold onto those glow sticks and don’t forget to register for the kids glow stick parade.  The kids will hold their glowing prizes proudly as they snake down Exhibition run to the crowd gathered in front of the Plaza Bar at 6:30pm.  Following the kids down the hill will be the real fire as employees of Squaw Valley will sprinkle down the ski run in the Torchlight Parade.  Look up high in the sky as soon as the torches have made it down the hill because that's when the fireworks begin.  From there the fun moves inside with a Kids New York New Year’s Eve Ball Drop party in the OHouse until 9pm. 



Stick around as the Squaw Valley Prom is back again for the 13th year!  The Prom is a dance party to raise money for the High Fives Foundation.  Held in the Olypmic Village Lodge, formal “prom” dress is encouraged and the doors open at 8pm.  With 2 DJ’s on tap for the night, the dancing will not stop.  Buy your tickets early as this has always been a sold out event.  



Click here for more information on the New Year’s Eve events as Squaw. 



Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for the Holidays

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for the Holidays


Located mid-mountain at Northstar California, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a grand experience any time of year.  The building was modeled after Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Lodge and features a five story rock fireplace center piece and floor to ceiling windows looking out to the ski hill.  The main level is a grand living room with small nooks around every corner for guests to enjoy private fireplaces and comfortable couches with grand views. There is food and drink service all through the are and often live music making the "living room" a very inviting place to gather.



The holidays bring fun and festive reasons to visit Tahoe’s only five star hotel tucked in the mountains at Northstar.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at kids crafts night on on Thursday, December 22nd at 6:30pm.  They will be back again on Friday night for photos at 5pm followed by story time with Mrs. Claus at 8pm.  Throughout the week there are plenty of holiday activities including ornament making, custom hand-made wrapping paper workshop, make your own pine cone fire starter and everyone’s favorite, the gingerbread house workshop alongside a Ritz-Carlton pastry chef.


Come experience The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe during the most wonderful time of the year.
 

Click here for more information on events at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.


Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

bigtruck


Bigtruck is a company that started in 2010 by home grown Tahoe native, Galen Gifford.  It started as a hobby but turned into a career.  Where there is passion, there is success for this local company.  Founded on the belief that fun brings us together and doing what we love contributes to our greatest achievements; #FunFirst is now infused in everything bigtruck stands for.  The recipe is working,  because now in stores all over the country you will find unique trucker hats adorned with bigtruck's playful dump truck logo.  The brand is steadily becoming an icon in the realm of extreme sports, with professional athletes in everything from skiing to Nascar wearing their bigtruck hats in front of a national audience.  Here in Tahoe we like to support this local company and wear the hats proudly.  The latest hat badge is the new Truckee logo as part of the Truckee Base Camp Collection. 
  

The company has grown exponentially, but they are still based here in Truckee.  However, with growth comes more employees and the need for more space.  Bigtruck has moved and are ready to showcase their new space.  This Thursday, December 15th from 5pm to 8pm bigtruck will be hosting their official grand opening of the new space locoed in the Pioneer Center in Truckee.  An official ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Morgan Goodwin will begin promptly at 5pm followed by an open house.  Come out to support this phenomenal local company and enjoy refreshments and special holiday offers on products and prizes.  

Bigtruck
10800 Pioneer Trail, Suite 2
Thursday, December 15th

5pm – 8pm 



Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tahoe-Truckee Market Update: December 2016

Tahoe-Truckee Market Update

December 2016 

November, 2016 was a notable month for many reasons; most larger than Tahoe-Truckee real estate activity. Nevertheless, the month produced a historical number of real estate closings. 142 transactions are the most for any November period on record, which continues an unseasonably strong 4th quarter. By contrast, 132 residential transactions occurred in November 2014 and 125 in 2015. 

Recognizing that this data is indicative of market conditions 30-45 days past when these originally contracted, election-related volatility is not reflected. Studying newly pending sales over the past month in comparison to the same period a year ago, the market appears on a continued ascent but for a very minor blip during Election Week:



The composition of these transactions has followed a seasonal trend as premium sales resulting from peak tourist activity swoons ahead of ski season. With no lakefront property or Martis Camp homes trading, average price dropped to $671,302; nearly a third below peak summer months. Median price remained steady at $560,000 delineative of a greater volume of primary and sub-premium transactions.

15% of all transactions in November may be classified as “luxury” having exceeded $1,000,000. Of these, nearly half were found in ski communities including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar and Sugar Bowl signaling a shift toward winter product typical of the season.



December and January are typically the quietest months of any year as retail activity in November and December is minimal. The chart above indicates that it is likely for these months to outperform historical averages. Early snow, a strong economy, and perhaps some urgency relative to rising interest rates are driving showing activity during an otherwise quiet period.


Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 



Northstar Noel Nights



Step into a magical world as Northstar presents Noel Nights every Thursday night leading up to Christmas Day.  The center piece of the village is 9,000 square foot ice skating rink with a 35 foot tree glowing bright with holiday lights at the foot of the rink.  Surrounding the rink you will find 8 open fire pit areas for family and friends to gather around, warm up, tell stories and roast marshmallows.  


Noel Nights is the event to complement this iconic mountain scene at the Northstar Village.  A one horse open sleigh will be taking visitors of all ages around the Village center.  Great Basin Carolers will be singing songs of the season as they meander through the Village.  The night will be filled with complimentary kids crafts and activities.  Pick one or do them all with gingerbread man decorating, face painting and ornament crafts.  Be on the lookout for holiday characters and everyone’s favorite, Santa who will show up at 6pm for photos. 


There are only a few remaining Noel Nights, don't miss this fun holiday tradition. 


Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Truckee Roundhouse




Truckee is home to many artists and the town embraces the the unique character and beauty that talented artists can bring.  Truckee Thursdays, a weekly street fair in the summer, is a place for artists to showcase and sell their goods.  Local shops like Riverside Studios and Lorien Powers Jewelry are owned by the artists themselves. Public art like the flowers at the Pioneer Trail roundabout by Troy Carliss and the Locomotion bike sculpture in downtown Truckee by Fred Besch are making our community come alive with character.  Art is important for the soul of a community.  


The Truckee Roundhouse, the area’s first maker space.  The intent is to open doors to individuals to pursue their own art aspirations.  Members join by purchasing monthly, annual or short-term memberships which allow them to use all of the machines and facilities.  There are 5 shops within the space, metal, wood, ceramics, textiles and a technology station for computer-aided designs.  The options are endless from welding machines, a carbon dioxide laser cutter in the wood shop, industrial sewing machines and so much more.
  

Sounds interesting but don’t know where to start? There will be many demonstrations and classes available to members and non-members that range from beginner to advanced skills.  The Roundhouse mission is to support the teaching, practicing and learning of a wide variety of arts, skills and technologies.  Along with structured classes the space encourages peer-to-peer learning.
  

Thursday, December 1st is the grand opening for the Truckee Roundhouse.  The Mayor of the Town of Truckee, Alicia Barr will be there for the ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 5pm.  From 5pm – 7pm the space is open to the public to come and discover, watch demonstrations on a wide variety of tools, buy your membership and sign up for classes. 

What: Truckee Roundhouse Grand OpeningWhere: Truckee Tahoe Airport: Warehouse #E3When: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 5pm – 7pm 

Click here to learn more.


Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Just Listed: Village at Northstar 3 Bedroom


Village At Northstar
Iron Horse North #203




3 bedroom – 2 bathroom – 1455 SF


$849,000

The Village at Northstar is the premier address for those who value direct mountain access and luxury resort living.  There is no better way to enjoy the resort lifestyle than to live in the heart of it.  Wake up and look out the window for current snow conditions.  Brew a cup of coffee or walk over to Starbucks for a latte.  


Gear up in the private owner’s ski locker room and head out for first chair on a powder day or fresh lined corduroy without all the crowds and schlepping.  


At the end of the day enjoy a soak in the hot tub or venture out to the ice rink to enjoy live music, smores around the open fire pits and signature apr├ęs drinks.  Enjoy a night out at the Ritz Carlton without having to get in your car. Dinner options are plenty with sushi, pizza, tapas, tacos or bistro fare.



Opportunities to own in Northstar are limited.  Iron Horse North #203 is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom residence.  The layout is efficient with two larger bedrooms and a bunk room. The open kitchen and great room areas are suited for absorbing one or two families comfortably. Make this your home base in the Village at Northstar this winter and bring the whole family and maybe some friends too. 

Click here for virtual tour. 


Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Northstar Opening and Tree Lighting

Northstar Opening and Tree Lighting


Today is Northstar California’s opening day.  Skiers and snowboarders have geared up and are excited to take the first turns of the season.  Storms are lined up on their way to Tahoe with heavy snow predicted over the holiday.  Let it snow!


Ready for some holiday cheer?  Come join in the festivities as Northstar will light up the Village at the annual tree lighting.  When Thanksgiving is over and the Black Friday frenzy has passed, come to Northstar on Saturday, November 26th and be filled with holiday joy.  There is a gigantic tree positioned in the heart of the Village and it is being trimmed and prepped for the grand lighting.  A one horse open sleigh will be circling the Village and available for free rides.  Holiday music will fill the air and the ice skating rink is open for all to take a spin. Around 5pm, the count down begins. 


Click here for more information.  



Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Downtown Truckee Tree Lighting


Downtown Truckee Tree Lighting

It’s been a Truckee tradition for over 35 years.  The Bud Fish Tree Lighting is this Friday, November 18th.    The holiday fun begins this weekend in Historic Downtown Truckee with a visit from jolly old St. Nick, tree decorating, singing and holiday treats.  Local elementary school children will start the night by decorating 37 trees that line Donner Pass Road with hand crafted ornaments.  Take a stroll down the lane as each tree is unique.  


Around 5pm, keep your eyes out as Santa arrives aboard an antique fire engine.  All the kids flock to the train depot with a smile as they have just spotted the man in the red suit himself, Santa!  Santa will oversee the lighting of gigantic tree and all of downtown while the crowd helps with the countdown.  


Santa will invite all children to sit upon his knee for pictures and listen to Christmas wishes.  Hear the cheerful tunes sung by carolers as you enjoy the crisp air, hot cocoa, cookies and holiday cheer.  


Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Big Horn 409 - $30K Price Improvement

Big Horn 409 - $30K Price Improvement


Village at Northstar
Big Horn #409
$499,000


1 bedroom – 1 bathroom – 830sf

Located in the desirable Big Horn building adjacent to the slopes of Northstar, California. An epic winter is on its way. Your skis and boots are just downstairs in the private owner ski locker room. The Big Springs Gondola is 20 steps from the front door, ready to deliver you to a day of snowy adventure on Mt. Pluto or Lookout Mountain. Come home to smores around the fire pit, maybe a spin around the ice skating rink. Or, just warm up and relax in the hot tub or steam rooms at the fitness center. When you are ready, dinner is just downstairs with options like pizza, sushi, tacos or a quick gondola ride to the Ritz-Carlton for 5 star dining at Manzanita. Sleep tight, tomorrow is another hassle-free day with more time to make unforgettable memories.  


In Big Horn #409 you will find an immaculate one bedroom residence that lives like a brand new home. Hardwood floors, granite slab countertops, jetted tub and large double sink vanity are just a few of the upgraded highlights. Come see for yourself why this is the residence for you to call home base at Northstar this winter and many more to come.

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Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012