Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fourth Of July Weekend 2016

Happy 4th of July

Independence Day has always been a well celebrated tradition in the Tahoe-Truckee area filled with lasting memories.  There is something special and charming about these small mountain towns all around the Lake that brings out the best in everyone.  Come join the locals and celebrate the July 4th with fireworks, beach parties, parades, beer festivals, fun runs, pancake breakfasts and more.  With weather projected to be in the high 80’s, the day should be enjoyed outside.

Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival Saturday, July 2nd 3pm – 6:30pm Beer tastings from over 25 breweries and 2 premier bluegrass bands in the Village at Northstar.  Non-alcholic beverages and a tasty barbecue is available along with games on in the heart of the Village for the whole family to enjoy. 

Luxury Home Preview Tour Sunday, July 310am – 4pm Take a tour of some of the best real estate offerings within the exclusive resort communities of Mountainside at Northstar, Northstar, Lahontan, Gray’s Crossing, Old Greenwood and a Tahoe lakefront estate.  

Kings Beach FireworksSunday, July 3rd9:30pm Get there early as the fun will start with food vendors, a beer garden, free watermelon eating, sand castle building, patriotic costume contest, games, music and live entertainment.  

Firecracker Mile
Truckee Monday, July 4th9:40am This fun run that is full of costume, competition and family troller walking takes place along the Truckee Parade route on Donner Pass Road and ends in historic Truckee.  Runners are cheered on my thousands of parade spectators.  

Pancake BreakfastStation 92 - TruckeeMonday, July 4th7am – 10amThis popular event takes place at the start of the Truckee 4th of July parade just east of the high school on Donner Pass Road.

Truckee's 4th of July ParadeMonday, July 4th10am – 12pm The parade starts at the west end of town near the high school and continues 1 1/4 miles down Donner Pass Road into historic Truckee.  This years theme is "Truckee – Base Camp for a Big Life" in recognition of Truckee’s new brand.  With floats, cars, fire engines, music, dancing, performances and more, this is the epitome of a true hometown parade.

4th of July at West End Beach and Truckee 4th of July Fireworks Monday, July 4thAll day with fireworks at duskHow about a Donner Lake beach day with games, live music, a barbecue topped off with evening fireworks?  The fireworks can be seen from any location around Donner Lake or from above if you drive up Old Highway 40 or to the Glacier Trail in Tahoe Donner.  Donner Lake is a great place to spend the day and beat the heat.

July 4th Funky Beach Bash & Fireworks at Tahoe City 
Monday, July 4th 10am – DarkThe festivities will begin as a fun family beach day at Commons Beach including music with Kip Yager, a beer garden and other food and drink options. Fireworks begin at dark.

Red, White, and Tahoe Blue Incline Village Saturday July 1st – 4th 9:30am – 10pm 45+ Events in Incline Village and Crystal Bay to include the parade, concerts, Veterans Tribute, Rubber Ducky Races, Wine & Cheese, Beer & Brats, Community Fair, Ice Cream Social, Chalk Drawing for kids, fireworks & more!  

Katie Tyler

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

North Tahoe Outdoor Summer Concerts 2016

North Tahoe Outdoor Summer Concerts 2016

The temperatures are rising all week and the summer days are getting hot.  It's time to enjoy the perfect Tahoe summer nights while listening to music under the stars. There are free concerts almost every night of the week throughout the summer.  Bring a blanket or low-back chair and set up with family and friends. 

On Tuesdays there are 2 great options for live music:

Squaw Valley
Bluesdays Tuesdays
The Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians.
6pm – 8:30pm
June 14 – September 6

Gray's Crossing
PJ’s Live Music Series
PJ's Bar and Grill hosts bands from far and near with gorgeous mountain views and amazing food on the Gray’s Crossing golf course.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
June 21 - September 7



Music in the Park
One of Truckee’s most treasured summer events.  Located at the Regional Park Amphitheater just above the Truckee River, bring a picnic and enjoy your favorite local band.
6:30pm – 8:00pm
June 22 – August 31


Truckee keeps the fun going mid-week as Truckee Thursdays sets up a stage in the middle of the street fair backing to the rail road tracks.  With bands like Jo Mama and Andy Frasco, Downtown Truckee will be dancing.  

5pm – 8:30pm
June 9 – August 18


Kings Beach 
Get ready for the weekend and head to Lake Tahoe for Music on the Beach on Fridays.  Sink your feet into the sand with a great band in front of you and the summer sunset over Lake Tahoe in the distance.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
June 17 – September 2

On Saturday nights, make your way up to the Village at Northstar for live music on the main stage overlooking the roller skating rink.  Sit back and relax around the fire pits with cocktails (or s’mores) from the Cabana Bars or strap on your skates and take a spin to the beats.
3pm – 6pm
May 28th – August 27th


Tahoe City
Sunday afternoons at the Concert Series at Commons Beach are my favorite.  Get there early for a good spot on the lawn and get ready for a family friendly dance party. With Lake Tahoe as a backdrop, a playground for the kids and food and beer tents, there is no better way to spend a Sunday evening.
4pm – 7pm
June 19 – September 4th

There is never a shortage of things to do in Tahoe in the summer. Live music is a perfect way to end another epic Tahoe summer day.

Katie Tyler

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Action Packed Weekend in Tahoe

Action Packed Weekend in Tahoe

Summer is just about in full swing here in Tahoe and there is no shortage of events or things to do in the area. 

Challenge yourself in a competition of running, swimming, biking or paddle boarding, enjoy a guided tour out on the deep blue waters of Tahoe or participate in a clinic and learn something new.  Whatever you choose, it is sure to be fun and memorable.
The Lake Tahoe Sports Festival kicks off this weekend and runs through next weekend, Sunday, June 26th.  This options are endless as this event is offering triathlon, trail running, stand up paddling, mountain bike clinics, free guided hikes, rides and runs and a movie night.  My favorite event is the Burton Creek Trail Run on Sunday, June 19th.  You can choose between a 6K, 12K or Half Marathon.  The course is all dirt single track and runs through pine forests and high Sierra meadows.  This time of the year is perfect for enjoying wildflowers.  Another epic event is the sunset kayaking tour on Lake Tahoe.  Being out on the lake in the evening as the sky starts to turn colors with the sunset is relaxing, breathtaking and definitely unforgettable. 

Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year) is coming up and Tahoe City is celebrating.  The Tahoe City Solstice Festival has a full calendar of events this weekend.  Bringing together art, food, a car show, wine walk, parties and the first summer concert at Commons Beach, it’s time to celebrate the long summer nights.  The North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open brings 25 artists to the breathtaking scenery of Lake Tahoe for a week ending with a reception at the Tahoe Maritime Museum and art sale in conjunction with the Tahoe City Wine Walk.  The Tahoe City Wine walk is Saturday, June 18th from 12pm – 4pm at a variety of Tahoe City shops and restaurants. Pete ’n Peters is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a street party.  Enjoy appetizers, live music, a DJ and dancing. 

Ready for an epic challenge?  For the first time ever in California, Squaw Valley is host to a US Skyrace, the Broken Arrow Skyrace.  This two day event, June 18th and 19th is designed from the classic European Skyraces and is a mix of off-trail scrambling on steep terrain with massive amounts of vertical gain and loss at altitude.  With 3 distances to choose from-54K, 26K or the Vertical K (unique to the Skyrace), most of the terrain is above treeline high above Lake Tahoe. 

Have fun with the action packed weekend coming up here in the mountains.  

Katie Tyler

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Truckee Thursdays 2016

Truckee Thursdays 2016

What has come to be one of Truckee’s signature events starts this Thursday, June 9th. Truckee Thursdays is an event that closes down Donner Pass Road in old town Truckee and brings the whole community out to enjoy warm summer nights.  Artisan vendors line the middle of the street with a wide array of art, clothing, jewelry, candles, soaps and artisan delicacies.  
The downtown shops also stay open late to participate in the street activities.  Look for specials, additional entertainment or food and beverage offerings at the local shops on Thursday nights. 

On the west side of the Visitors Center are food stations and tables for outdoor dining. What do your taste buds desire?  Sushi, hamburgers, tacos, pulled pork, lobster rolls and ice cream are all an option.  While you sit and enjoy your dinner, let the kids play on the bouncy house or challenge a friend to a hula hoop match.  On the east side of the visitors center is live music and a beer garden.  Grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy or get out and dance.  This week the Deadlies will be playing sounds of California surf scene and roadhouse honkytonk music.  

New this year is a shuttle service, to and from the event from all Truckee neighborhoods including Northstar and Squaw Valley.  

Don’t miss this very fun and social community event.

Truckee ThursdaysHistoric Downtown TruckeeThursdays: June 9 – August 185:00pm – 8:30pm

Katie Tyler

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Tahoe Truckee Market Update: June

Tahoe Truckee Market Update

June 2016

As the Tahoe-Truckee real estate continues to hum along month after month with meaningful gains in transaction volume and average price, a number of other indicators are emerging to demonstrate stout confidence in our resort market. Namely, developers are reentering or recapitalizing to bring new product and enhanced offerings to the public.

The remarkable success of Martis Camp has been well chronicled over the past decade. In its wake, we are now seeing an echo effect whereby neighboring properties are able to draft on this success. The second developer of Schaffer’s Mill has done an excellent job delivering amenities including a clubhouse, pool and, newly, a restaurant facility to compliment an excellent golf course and beautiful, natural terrain. Success has followed through recent homesite and Mountain Lodge releases including 10 homes sales year to date.
At Northstar, Mountainside is now executing on a vision for a series of amenities including a yoga studio, ample hiking trails and an extensive play area spanning over an acre to compliment immediate slopeside access in winter.

At Old Greenwood, the master developer has brought 7 townhomes recently converted from fractional ownership to market with strong, early results. An application is pending with the Town of Truckee to create additional cabin style product of a similar character.

In addition to an explosive amount of custom home construction at Gray’s Crossing, a local developer is completing the vision for The Fairway Townhomes going all in with 12 new residences to flank five existing residences that have sat alone for nearly a decade.

The timing of these new projects may be spot on as market conditions continue to surge. May, 2016 saw a 7% increase on total residential sales over the same month last year to go along with a 22% increase in total sales volume and a 14% increase in average price. As is typical of the season, a number of these premium sales have migrated back to lakeside communities. Northstar closed 4 transaction greater than $1,000,000 including two sales in Mountainside and a an exciting sale in Great Bear Lodge in the Village at Northstar. Squaw Valley Schaffer’s Mill and Gray’s Crossing each closed 3 premium properties along with one each in Lahontan and Martis Camp.
Perhaps most notable, a stronger-than-average Memorial Day has kicked off an early start to the typical summer shopping season. A West Shore lakefront is now pending for $16,800,000 just south of Sunnyside along with 5 Martis Camp custom homes, another two in Mountainside at Northstar and strong showings from Gray’s Crossing and Lahontan.

The summer promises to be active and dynamic. Undoubtedly, there will be much real estate trading hands at increasing values. We will also chart the progress of the many projects underway promising to deliver on a vision stalled by time and economic cycles that will continue the rapid maturation of our community.

Katie Tyler

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c 530 277 1012