Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Hunts for Tahoe City, Truckee, Incline Village


Tahoe City. EASTER EGG HUNT. Annual Easter egg hunt offers fun for the entire family at Commons Beach. Egg hunt for kids, Golden Egg hunt for parents, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, games and more. Bring your camera.10 a.m. Rain or shine. (530) 583-3440, ext. 14.

Incline Village. EGGSTRAVAGANZA. Community egg hunt on Incline Beach from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages infant to 11 years old. Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. (775) 832-1310.

Truckee. EGG HUNT. Community Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District at the Truckee Regional Park at 11:30 a.m. Easter Bunny arrives at 11 a.m. Bring your own basket. Face painting and other activities. Free. (530) 582-7720.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bring Your Gas to Tahoe

Gas prices suck.....hard earned money out of your pocket, there's no denying it. You don't drive a Prius to Tahoe in the winter because you can't. Even if you put chains on. It just doesn't hold enough stuff. Boots, skis, snowboards, food, clothes, the dog. It just won't work. My in-laws refuse to try even when its just those two. So you bought an SUV (when gas was A LOT cheaper) to handle the job and now you can carry it all-you might still be crammed but you don't have to get out to deal with chains. That's the blessing, the curse is that your Suv could have up to a 28 gallon tank. I did the math according to Tahoe prices: $4.49 x 28=$125 to the man and you don't own Chevron stock.

Are you going to let that stop you from coming up this weekend? I hope not.

Tahoe hasn't been the economical choice for fun in a long time-maybe that's a sad lament but just like buying in Tahoe its an emotional decision. Its about the recreation and change of pace and all that entails. Relatively gas is cheap.

If you want some advice: don't buy gas up here. There I said it but we all know its true. Top off in Auburn (stop at Ikeda and pick up a pie)and you'll have enough gas to make it to the mountain and the store and back to Auburn. Don't hammer the gas on the way up-stay in the slow lane, talk to the kids and cruise up stress-free.

Whats going on in the middle east has pushed the price of crud to its highest level in almost three years. Soon we'll break the $5 mark. Whats the cost of freedom? -its buried in the ground.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Why do properties come on and off the market?

A client asked me today why properties seem to bounce on and off the market so much?

She was watching some listings and noticed two of them had fallen off the active list.

Here's my answer:

Properties come off the market for various reasons-here are some.

1. They've been on too long and want to be re-listed as new in the MLS after 30 days.
2. They are going into foreclosure and the seller has pulled the plug.
3. They are going to be listed with another broker.
4. They don't want to sell anymore.
5. They are going to re-fi the note and its a bank requirement to be off the market

At the beginning of the winter-in Tahoe, some also come off to go into a ski lease. We typically see them come back on in May/June.