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 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Escrow in North Lake Tahoe


Escrow in North Lake Tahoe


Congratulations on buying or selling a property. Time to open escrow. It is typically the buyer’s choice of which title company to use .  Three of the larger "brand" choices in the North Lake Tahoe region are: Placer Title, First American Title and Fidelity National Title.  If you have no preference, your real estate agent can help guide you to choose one that will work best for your purchase.  It is best to use a local company because of the nuances of the area.  The local companies are familiar with local transfer fees, homeowner’s associations, and other ins and outs of each neighborhood or community. Regionally, each area also has "customs" regarding who pays for what with regards to line items like title and escrow fees.



Why do you need a title company for escrow?  The title company is a disinterested third party for the buyer, seller and lender.  The escrow officer that is chosen will work with all involved to carry out the written instructions given by the principles.  They are responsible for many elements of the process that occurs from when a deal is agreed upon and when the money and property are transferred.  The escrow agent is responsible for processing and coordinating the flow of documents and funds, keeping all parties informed of progress, responding to the lenders requirements, coordinating legal document preparation and title work, prorating taxes and other items, preparing the final settlement statement of closing for each party, obtaining proper approval of documents and proper signatures, disbursing funds for title insurance, real estate commissions, lien clearances and recording the deeds and other documents.  

The purchase and sale of property can be very complicated and multi-layered.  The more professionals you have on your side including a good escrow officer and your real estate agent, the better protected you are against unforeseen complications with the transfer of property.  



Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tahoe Truckee Market Update: November

Tahoe Truckee Market Update
November 

October, 2016 offered the most balanced period for Tahoe-Truckee real estate in some time. While the market has performed spectacularly for much of 2016, the activity has been concentrated in certain, high-performing communities.

Martis Camp has taken an overwhelming share of the luxury segment year-to-date; though 2 sales in October at $4,560,000 and $5,545,000 is more sustainable. Similarly, lakefront property saw the $10,000,000 barrier broken for the second time in 2016 with an $11,000,000 transaction on the West Shore. Other activity in the luxury segment included a Squaw Valley home ($3,250,000); two homes in Lahontan ($2,400,000, $2,550,000), a premium Great Bear condominium in Northstar Village ($1,780,000) and a Gray’s Crossing home at ($1,440,000) in addition to several others scattered throughout the region.

Median price remained steady at $552,000 while average price dropped slightly from recent months to $823,895. The latter statistic represents the more balanced performance whereby sales are more evenly dispersed among price ranges.

> $1,000,000                           23
$500,000 - $1,000,000            63
< $500,000                              60

While this metric lacks the pizazz of recent months, it is ultimately far more sustainable.

The total number of real estate transactions in October is quite robust by any objective standard, however it does represent a slightly earlier-than-normal beginning to the year-end taper typical of this market. Coming out of the busiest 3rd quarter on record for the region, particularly in an election year, a small pull back was to be expected.



Nevertheless, early snow has piqued interest in winter accommodations and pending transactions remain strong with over 180 residential sales pending with November close dates. While the last quarter of any year is often calm, steady demand appears to offer a promising finish to 2016. 




Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Resort Opening Dates & Truckee Ski Swap

Resort Opening Dates & Truckee Ski Swap


The ski resorts are anxious to open and are looking for storms and cold temps to blow snow. Boreal is usually the first to open and with new snow on the summit, it could be any day now. The other resorts will follow as conditions permit. Below is a list of projected opening dates.

Resort Opening Dates:
Northstar California
Opening Day: November 18th, 2016

Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows
Opening Day: November 11th, 2016

Boreal Mountain Resort
Opening Day: As Soon As Possiple

Sugar Bowl
Opening Day: On or Before December 10, 2016

Heavenly Lake Tahoe
Opening Day: November 18, 2016

Diamond Peak
Opening Day: December 15, 2016

Mount Rose
Opening Day: As Soon As Possible

Kirkwood
Opening Day: November 18, 2016

The first day of November greeted us with a fresh blanket of snow. In anticipation of the amazing winter that is to come, now is the time to make sure all your equipment is updated and ready for when the big storm hits and the resorts open.

Get geared up and find the best deals at this year’s Truckee Ski and Snowboard Swap located at the Community Recreation Center at the corner of HWY 80 and HWY 89 on Saturday, November 5th. The Tahoe community thrives on mountain adventure and winter sports. There is sure to be a wide variety of new and used equipment, accessories and clothing at this sale. Come and find what you need to look good, ride fast and stay warm this winter.

Click here for more information.




Katie Tyler


Realtor®
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012