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Feb. 10, 2022

Lake Tahoe Truckee Short Term Rentals Fact Sheet




On January 25, 2022, the Placer County Board of Supervisors added an ordinance to

repeal and change the present non permanent condo ordinance, Chapter 9, Article 9.42 of the

Placer County Code. The ordinance was once adopted on February 8, 2022. The ordinance is

intended to keep residential local personality and tackle neighborhood concerns

regarding nuisances triggered by way of STR operations, such as parking, noise, and trash and to

ensure that every STR is running in compliance with constructing and fireplace codes. The ordinance

also consists of new provisions aimed at restricting/limiting STR operations in East Placer. The

ordinance consists of the following key components.


• Short-term leases are described as any unit, or element thereof, accepted for residential

use and rented for occupancy, dwelling, lodging, or drowsing functions for a duration of

not much less than one night time and no longer extra than thirty (30) days. Commercial lodging use

(hotel, motel, condo-hotel [as described in the ordinance] or timeshare) is no longer protected in

the temporary condominium definition and now not difficulty to the ordinance.


• The preceding non permanent apartment ordinance protected provisions that exempted certain

properties. The amended ordinance eliminated allow exemption provisions. Therefore,

any unit rented for much less than 30 days backyard of a industrial lodging use (hotel, motel,

condo-hotel or timeshare) requires a momentary condominium permit.

o Condo-hotels are described as a facility assembly the definition of a resort or motel,

rented to the prevalent public for in a single day or different transient lodgings, with

ownership structured as a condominium, cooperative or other

ownership/financing arrangement, however shall no longer consist of timeshares in or interval

or fractional possession of a hotel. The condo-hotel has the front desk in-person

management with get entry to to all devices who responds to complaints enforces

trash, noise, and parking rules, and consists of NFPA 13-R or thirteen hearth sprinkler systems

and NFPA seventy two centrally monitored furnace alarm device related to all individual

units and is inspected annually.



Contact Tilly Mezger, Realtor, for a complete file


Oct. 12, 2021

California Passes New SB-9 Housing Development Bill

In mid-September, California passed two new Senate bills that have many Californians wondering what the future of their neighborhoods might look like. The new pair of bills, SB-9 and 10, have effectively put an end to single-family zoning restrictions statewide. Due to the ongoing housing crisis throughout California, these new bills are aimed at making it easier for homeowners and developers to create more housing throughout the State of California. 



Senate Bills 9 & 10 do not take effect until January 1, 2022, and while the hope is that they will create more opportunities for housing, experts say there is no evidence that either bill will allow for the creation of nearly enough housing to mitigate the housing crisis.


So what do these bills change?

SB-9 is the bill most are taking a closer look at. What it means for property owners is that those living on property traditionally zoned for single-family lots will now be able to add a second home to their lot, or split the lot into two lots, or even split the lot in two and place duplexes on each. 



In neighborhoods with single-family zoning laws, these lots have typically been reserved for one home plus an “accessory dwelling unit”. The new law will not only allow for the new property allotments, but they will require cities and counties California-wide to approve such development proposals so long as they meet local design and sizing requirements.


What are the exceptions? 

The new bills do allow for some exceptions to the rules. Most notably the requirements for council approval of these proposals do not apply to historic neighborhoods or historic landmarks. Other exceptions include low-income or rent-controlled housing, farmland, wetlands or properties at high risk of fire and/or flood.


New zoning proposals will also be required to comply with local building height, yard size, and design specification requirements. Property owners must also provide an affidavit stating their intent to live in one of the units or homes on the property for at least 3 years. If the property is near public transit, no additional parking requirements apply - however, if it is not, they may require up to one additional off-street parking spot on the lot.



What is SB-10? 

Senate Bill 10 streamlines the application process to rezone neighborhoods near large public transit centers to increase density with apartment complexes up to 10 units. It streamlines the normally lengthy and costly process by allowing applicants to bypass reviews by the California Environmental Quality Act.


Will this help the housing crisis?

Essentially, at this time there is no evidence to suggest these new bills will put a significant dent in the new development of housing needed to provide the amount needed to mitigate the crisis. A recent study by the Terner Center for Housing Development found that only 5.4% of California’s current single-family lots have the potential to be developed under SB-9.


What’s more is that these new bills have other important “side effects” - like not addressing affordability issues, providing a loophole to skirt Environmental Impact reviews by CEQA, loss of local governance and review processes, and the increase of parking issues just to name a few. 


Find out more about the local impact SB-9 may have on your community here, and for the bill details in full take a look here


Nevada County Passes Restrictions for Short Term Rentals

Hot on the heels of Placer County’s Urgency Ordinance, Nevada County followed suit, passing its own ordinance restricting the approval of new Short Term Rental (STR) applications. Beginning September 29, 2021, there has been a 45-day moratorium placed on the acceptance of new STR applications. What this means is for new homeowners looking to purchase a home for the purpose of turning it into an STR, your application will not be approved for the foreseeable future if Placer County’s extension is any indication. 


The aim of the new moratorium is to allow housing provisions to be prioritized to the full-time residence and to offset property destruction and noise pollution in certain neighborhoods. What this means for local real estate, however, is that it can lessen property interest for potential second-home or vacation-home buyers and in turn depreciate the “seller’s market”. 


The moratorium does not apply to any applications currently in process (prior to September 29), nor does it apply to any reapplications for property owners that currently hold an STR license or properties currently in escrow that were intended for STR use explicitly. 


Find out more about how this can affect you here if you’re in Placer County and here if you’re located in Truckee. 




Posted in Local Information
Oct. 4, 2021

Remote work is here to stay, can your home give you the space you need?

A rise in remote work has influenced what people are looking for in a home and has created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage of the situation and purchased a bigger/modern home. Others opted to live in more desirable locations and are getting inventive when creating the perfect environment for work-from-home. 

Truckee-Tahoe is a highly desirable area with housing prices above that of the majority of the country. Often sacrificing space and modern updates for location, buyers in Truckee-Tahoe use extra dollars to renovate their home offices, paramount to efficiency and a healthy work/life balance. These trends are expected to continue. 

More and more companies are delaying their plans to return to the office – others are deciding to remain fully remote permanently. According to Erik Bradley, chief engagement strategist at ETR, in a recent article from Forbes:

“The productivity metric is proving that remote work is working,” said Bradley. “So, we all thought that there would be some increase in permanent remote work, but we didn’t expect that to double from pre-pandemic levels.”



If you own your home, it is essential to realize that continued remote work may give you opportunities not available before. Since you do not need to be tied to a specific area for your job, you have more flexibility when it comes to where you can live. This is likely the best time and opportunity to move to an area like Lake Tahoe or Truckee so that you can take advantage of working from home while having a healthy work/life balance. 

If you’re one of the almost 15% of individuals who will have a partially remote or hybrid schedule: You have the option to move to a lower cost-of-living area or to the location of your dreams. If you search for a home in a more affordable area, you’ll be able to get more home for your money, freeing up more options for your dedicated office space and additional breathing room.

If you’re one of the nearly 23% of workers who will remain 100% remote:

You could move to a location you’ve always wanted to live – somewhere near the beach or the mountains. Truckee-Tahoe offers residents and visitors abundant natural beauty perfect for exploration and fun outdoors. 



From the perspective of a seller, you can market the features of your mountain home to more prospective buyers. 


Relocating within your local area to a home further away from your office could be a great choice. Since you won’t be going in to work every day, or are working from home full-time, a slightly longer commute from a more suburban or rural neighborhood may be a worthy trade-off for a home with more features, space, or comforts.


Posted in Moving
Sept. 9, 2021

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June 15, 2021

2021 Lake Tahoe Luxury Estate Tour



Posted in Buying a Home
May 17, 2021

Buyer Tahoe Homes with Cryptocurrency


Crypto and Buying a Home

If you’ve ever walked around at an arcade with a couple pocketfuls of game tokens or won similar tokens at a fair to be exchanged for candy and stuffed bears, you already know how cryptocurrencies work. Except cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, are digital currencies that can be used to purchase goods and services. Today, there are more than 6,700 types of cryptocurrencies, some better known than others. Traded as commodities on the stock market and known for their volatility, cryptocurrencies have become increasingly mainstream as more people invest in them and trust the blockchain technology employed to secure them. In fact, some people are using their crypto assets to purchase large, expensive items—like houses!

Introduction to Cryptocurrencies

Major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and others are a digital form of currency. Once you own them, you can use them to purchase goods or services. Although banned in some countries such as China, major digital currencies are growing in popularity in the U.S. and other nations around the globe. Increasingly, companies like Microsoft have begun to accept these currencies as a form of payment. In fact, you can even book airplane flights on some platforms using your crypto. 

As cryptocurrencies mature and become more widely accepted around the world, people who use them to purchase large, valuable items like homes or even yachts will become less an anomaly and more commonplace. In fact, the normalization of these digital currencies may actually help to tame their historic volatility on the market. So, while they may become subject to more regulation, taxes, and more widespread acceptance, they’re also likely to achieve more stability, and that’s good news for crypto investors who want to use their assets as collateral or payment on costly goods and services. 

Buying a Home with Cryptocurrency

Using cryptocurrency to purchase real estate is perfectly legal in countries where crypto is accepted, providing both the buyer and seller agree to transact the deal using whatever kind of crypto is on the table. That’s the sticking point: Both parties must agree to the use of crypto. Sellers who accept this form of payment can retain it as their crypto asset or they can transfer their Bitcoin or other crypto into dollars using a conversion service like BitPay. 

In the US, BitPay has been involved in a number of real estate transactions when the seller was willing to accept crypto so long as it was converted into dollars during the deal. One of the most valuable real estate deals handled by BitPay sold for 2,739 Bitcoins, which, at the crypto’s current value, converted to roughly $1.6 million. On the other hand, some real estate sellers are perfectly content to allow their payment to remain in crypto form, and that trend is likely to continue and grow as digital currencies become less volatile and more widely accepted. 

What Are the Pros of Using Crypto to Purchase Real Estate?

If you have the crypto, you might find it easy and convenient to use it to purchase your next home. On the other hand, if you find a property that suits but the seller isn’t interested in your Bitcoin, there’s nothing preventing you from cashing it in yourself and paying in dollars. However, there are some benefits to bringing your crypto assets to the bargaining table.


When you have a valuable crypto asset, you’ll find that you have something that’s increasingly in demand. In fact, you may have already noted that some sellers are advertising that cryptocurrencies are welcome. While many sellers are prepared to convert their crypto into a dollar amount immediately with the sale of their property, others view the crypto like the commodity it is—something that could very well go up in value. Certainly, it’s a gamble—and the risk doesn’t always pay off. But sellers who don’t mind playing the waiting game can hang on to the crypto until they feel comfortable converting it at the right time, making a nice profit.

Locks in Profits

If you have crypto, you might be feeling a bit squeamish because of its historic volatility. You, too, many wish to convert your asset into a different type of asset like a house that will allow you to more reliably lock in your profits. Your real estate purchase is an investment, too. If you’ve noticed that your Bitcoin or Ethereum is ranging in value a bit too much for comfort, you may be ready to turn your crypto asset into a less-volatile real estate asset. And that’s not usually a bad investment decision—particularly if you buy a property that’s safely expected to appreciate in value.

What Are the Cons of Using Crypto for Real Estate Transactions?

There are some downsides when it comes to paying for a house with cryptocurrencies. However, you’ll want to weigh your own specific circumstances in light of each. 

Crypto’s Limited Availability

First, cryptocurrency still only involves a small number of real estate deals. Only a very small percentage of sellers are open to accepting crypto or even advertise that they are open to this form of payment. In fact, the use of crypto for home deals is still in its infancy. While it is increasingly used to purchase commercial property, it’s still new in that marketplace, too. Nevertheless, these transactions are growing in number. 

It’s a Gamble

The cryptocurrency in your possession is associated with a value. That value may fall after you purchase your house with it—which means you let go at the right time—or it might rise, leaving the seller with the profit that could have been yours had you hung onto it longer. In this way, buyers are taking a gamble by using their crypto and forfeiting the opportunity to enjoy a significant profit should the crypto enjoy phenomenal value growth. On the other hand, remember that property, too, is an investment that may appreciate in value. 

It’s Complicated: Taxes

Cryptocurrencies, being effectively unregulated, can be frustrating at tax time. There is a capital gains tax that you have to be aware of any time you spend, trade, or exchange your crypto. If you plan to exchange your cryptocurrency for a home, you should definitely involve an accountant who is experienced with these types of crypto real estate transactions. Many CPAs are investing time and energy into understanding the ins and outs of crypto trading. 

Crypto is Volatile

One of the reasons you might be tempted to use your crypto to pay for a home is because of its volatile nature. Even as you decide to pay with crypto and begin your hunt for a house, your Bitcoin or other crypto’s value could rise—but it could also tank, forcing you to make other payment arrangements or to pay with more of your digital currency than you had expected. 

Sell Your Cryptocurrency for a Downpayment

If you’re planning to finance part of your home, you may want to consider converting your crypto into dollars in order to make your down payment. This certainly sounds simple enough, but banks tend to be a bit nosy about where you obtained your down payment and may want to have proof that you’ve had this money for a period of time before approving your application for a home mortgage. 

However, you can provide proof with a bit of diligence. For instance, you need to keep track of all of your transaction dates such as each time you purchased the cryptocurrency and those transactions’ blockchain IDs. Banks, of course, are used to viewing statements, so yours may be unused to dealing with blockchain. On the other hand, you can always put the converted dollars into your savings or checking account and let it sit there for a period of time—about 60 days—in order to satisfy the bank. 

Qualifying for a Mortgage with Cryptocurrencies

Your cryptocurrency is an asset. No, not all banks understand that asset, but they’re increasingly becoming obligated to do so. In fact, major mortgage loan companies like Fannie May have indicated that Bitcoin can be used as collateral to secure a home mortgage loan. However, these lenders have a strict requirement that the Bitcoin transactions must have a strict paper trail that includes documentation of your original crypto purchases and documents showing their sales. This can amount to quite a bit of paperwork, but if you don’t mind, you can qualify for a crypto-backed mortgage in this manner.

Is a Crypto Real Estate Deal for You?

When cryptocurrencies first came into use, few people dreamed they could be used to purchase real estate. Today, we know they can, and some people have already opted to use theirs to buy a home or commercial property. Is this the right move for you? You’ll definitely want to weigh the pros and cons outlined here carefully. You might even want to consult with your crypt-experienced CPA before you rush into any real estate transactions. The good news is, using your crypto is definitely an option you can consider, and it might be the ideal option for you.

Posted in Buying a Home
Aug. 15, 2020

Downsizing and Planning for a Move: Tips for Seniors

senior planning to move As a senior, you have so many choices when it comes to picking your next home. Right now, you also have to think about the ways that COVID-19 might affect your move. Not only has the pandemic changed the way people buy houses, it also raises questions about health and safety that you’ll want to consider when choosing a home. Below, learn how to navigate these choices and find the best housing option for your next move.

Housing Options to Choose From

Picking the right type of housing can be overwhelming due to the number of options you have. When narrowing down your choices, it’s important to consider things such as location, home size, your budget and your health needs.

Many seniors find it works best to buy a new house that’s better suited to their needs. For example, you might want to move into a smaller home that’s easier to maintain. Or you may want a single-story home that will allow you to age in place. In any case, browsing local listings (Lake Tahoe home sales average $653,000) is a great way to see what’s out there to choose from. Be sure to discuss your options with a skilled and reputable realtor in the area. Tilly Mezger has the integrity, knowledge, and experience needed to find you a home to suit your needs.

As an alternative to buying a place, you may want to consider retirement communities as well as assisted living facilities. When weighing these options, it’s important to understand the different types of facilities you can choose from. Independent living communities are great for people who want special amenities but still want to maintain their independence in their own condo, townhome, or apartment. Assisted living facilities, on the other hand, are geared toward people who need help with tasks like bathing, dressing, eating, or other activities of daily living.

Will COVID-19 Affect Your Choice?

No matter where you decide to move, the process will probably be different than you’re used to because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you buy a house, for example, you might see a lot more virtual tours rather than in-person showings or open houses. And if you move into a retirement community or assisted living facility, you’re sure to have more questions than usual about the community’s health protocols.

You can still move during the pandemic, but you’ll want to follow safety measures for yourself and the movers who you hire. Keep in mind that even if the pandemic has ended by the time you actually move, it might still have lasting effects on the process.

The Downsizing Process

Deciding where to live next is just part of the equation. If you’re like most seniors, you probably also want to downsize when moving into your new place. Downsizing can mean getting rid of some of your items, or it can simply mean moving into a smaller home. But in most cases, downsizing involves both.

There are countless benefits of living in a smaller home than you currently do. There’s less to clean, but it can also be cozier and more intimate. And if you live in a retirement community or other similar place, lawn care and maintenance will usually be handled for you as well.

To live comfortably in a smaller house, you’ll probably want to do some decluttering. It’s easy to collect a lot of possessions over your life, but moving to a new home gives you the perfect opportunity to reassess.

It can be incredibly difficult to let go of possessions when they are still useful or hold sentimental value. However, House Beautiful says that there are ways to keep the memories without having to keep your items.

If you aren’t sold on the idea yet, decluttering also has many psychological benefits and can make your home safer. When there is less stuff to clean up or walk around, it reduces your chance of falling.

Moving to a new home can be overwhelming, but it’s also exciting to start the next chapter of your life. Whether you buy a new home or move into a community with other seniors, it helps to declutter and focus on the items you actually want to bring with you. And remember, it’s always okay to ask for help when you feel stuck at any point in the process.

Posted in Downsizing, Moving
May 30, 2019

Searching For A Home - Keep Your Pup in Mind.

In your home search keep your pup in mind. We love our furry family members!

By Cindy Aldridge


How to Find the Perfect Place for You and Your Pooch


Are you searching for the perfect place to settle in with your pup?  House-hunting can be a complex endeavor, especially when trying to ensure your canine companion is comfortable with your choices.  Here are some smart strategies for home shopping with your furry friend in mind.


Spaces and places: house-hunting with your dog


Before going too far in your search, it’s important to examine local laws that could influence your decision.  While most people are aware of some basics, like leash laws, many people are surprised at restrictions some places put on dog owners.  For instance, some locations limit the number of dogs you’re allowed to have at one time, whether you can breed your pooch, and even what dog breed you own.  Beyond the government, there are often restrictions within housing communities, so make sure you don’t commit to home that will put you and your pooch in a difficult position.  


Elbow room at home


Some dog breeds require more room to stretch their legs than others, and it’s important to keep those needs in mind when looking for your next home.  A spacious interior is a boon on days when the weather is uncooperative, and a fenced yard allows your pup to romp when Mother Nature is more agreeable.  


With that in mind, select a home with appropriate fencing if possible.  When examining features of dog-friendly fencing, Whole Dog Journal recommends considering your dog’s behaviors and habits.  For instance, dogs who love to jump require especially high fencing, and digger dogs might need a barrier below the ground.  Also, check specific properties for water hazards because some dogs are unable to swim.  If there is a pool or pond, there should be a fence or barrier to keep your pup safe from falling in.


Settling in: make a smooth transition


When it comes to making the actual transition into a new place, remember to be considerate of your furry friend.  Save your dog’s personal items to move last, like his bed, favorite toys, food, and water bowls. Create an area in your new home that is comforting to him and similar to his space in your previous home.  That way, the change won’t be as upsetting. It’s also important to keep your dog’s old routine, so stick as close to his usual feeding time, playtime, and walks as possible.  There’s always the chance that your pup could be allergic to something in his new environment, so if this is the case, make sure to consult your vet on which dog foods may be able to relieve his symptoms (a large bag can be purchased for under $30). When you are at the new place, make it a point to introduce your dog to the yard and which doors he will normally use to go outside. And just in case there are accidents, make sure you keep some appropriate cleansers handy. If you’re not able to remove a stain, you may need to bring in some professional help (in South Lake Tahoe, a carpet cleaning service will usually charge $103 - $285 per cleaning).


Marathon moves


Moving across the country can be quite an adventure, and you’ll need to weigh whether to travel with your dog by air or in a vehicle.  For flights, Conde Nast Traveler recommends flying non-stop and checking airline requirements in advance.  If you’re driving, make sure you get your dog used to traveling in the car ahead of time.  If your dog is a senior or has special medical needs, The Spruce recommends keeping him with you for a long-distance move, regardless of your mode of transportation.  


Easing anxieties


A move can be just as stressful for our four-legged friends as it is for us, perhaps even more so since our dogs don’t really understand what’s happening.  Sometimes anxiety can manifest in different ways, like excessive licking or chewing, yawning, or whining and barking more than usual.  One idea is to amp up his exercise to help him burn off nervous energy, and he’ll enjoy the added interaction with you as well. Another idea is to add interactive toys that help enrich your dog’s life.  Remember to be patient with your pooch, and he’ll be settled in before you know it!


When it comes time to search for a new home, make sure you keep your pup in mind.  Research locations and properties carefully, think through the dynamics of moving and ease your dog through the transition.  Moving with a dog has its share of complexities, but our canine companions make it completely worthwhile.


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April 25, 2019

Silver Fox Retreat Northstar Tahoe Resort

A more than exceptional value!  Offered turnkey ready to move in!  Don't miss out on this amazing Luxury Tahoe home value!

View the virtual tour and property website HERE


Stunning Tahoe Sanctuary


2208 Silver Fox Ct Northstar Lake Tahoe Resort


The Silver Fox Retreat is situated on a ½ acre lot with a superb location on an exclusive Northstar cul-de-sac, just 500 yards to the Home Run ski trail and the Ritz Carlton Gondola. Enjoy mountain views in this exquisite 5 bedroom, 4 ½ bath home designed by local architect Dennis Zirbel and built by a team of extraordinary craftsmen. Custom interior details such as barn wood accents, honed black walnut floors, hand-forged ironwork, and pigmented stucco walls make this home a designers dream. This home is being sold completely turn-key with mountain modern furnishings included.  The adjacent ½ acre lot is also for sale for $395,000, if prospective buyers are interested in additional privacy or developing another home.

The main floor has an open floor plan:  a living room with vaulted ceilings and an impressive 2 story stone fireplace, dining room, gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook.  Off the breakfast nook is a cozy heated sunroom, with barn wood walls and ceiling, and limestone tile. This is a favorite spot for reading or bird watching.  

The kitchen is a chef's dream appointed with top of the line appliances: Viking- 6 burner range and ovens, warming drawer, trash compactor, Sub Zero refrigerator, and two refrigerator drawers for drinks and produce. The center island with hanging pendants is a stunning focal point to the kitchen.  The countertops are a cream-colored quartzite, elegant yet durable. One farm sink is Carrera marble, carved from a single stone, the other is distressed copper. The custom cabinetry is stained alder. A convenient feature in the kitchen is a large walk-in pantry which houses the microwave, dishes, serving pieces and recycling.  This home was built for entertaining with a large dining table that can seat 10, a breakfast nook that can seat 6 and island barstools that seat 5 people.

Completing the main floor is a 1/2 bathroom, an office with computer/printer closet, and the master suite. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with 1 ½  story stone fireplace, French doors to a Juliette balcony, and a door to access the back patio. There is a large walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry, and the master bathroom is appointed with faucets and fittings from Waterworks, a large Jacuzzi bathtub and a steam shower.

The front deck off the living room boasts mountain views - the perfect place for appetizers and drinks in the early evening. The back patio has durable and attractive pavers, wonderful stonework, mature planting and a gas fire-pit, where you might enjoy cooking s'mores or sitting outside on a crisp summer night.   A gas Weber BBQ quickly hooks up to an outdoor spigot to make grilling a breeze.

The lower level includes a casual den area with a fireplace and a wet bar.  There are two bedrooms on this level sharing a large bathroom, which has a unique trough sink and separate toilet and bath/ shower area.  Laundry and mudroom round out this floor.

The top floor features a sitting area that overlooks the great room, two bedrooms and two baths. One bedroom has a queen bed with ensuite bathroom, and other bedroom has a queen bed and a bathroom off the hall.  

Other amenities include efficient radiant heating and a security system that can both be accessed and controlled remotely.  The front door has a numeric keypad to make accessing the house convenient. The main floor level is equipped with Lutron lighting panels for optimal scene settings.  The property has a two car garage and an outdoor car pad for two additional vehicles. The included audio-visual components consist of four high definition televisions, three blue ray DVDs, and speakers in the living room, dining room, master bedroom, sunroom and back patio.

Northstar complimentary shuttles run continuously throughout the year and pick up at the house and transport to the village and the golf course, accessed with a convenient phone app.  The Silver Fox Retreat is part of the Northstar Property Owners Association, which for a nominal annual fee of $1100 gives the owners and guests access to the recreation center workout facility, pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a gaming arcade. For those interested, the house is perfectly set up for short term rentals, with locked owner’s closets and a keypad entry system.  The potential for earning is extraordinary, with income off-setting normal annual expenses by renting for approximately 85 days.


April 19, 2019

Looking for a Great Tahoe Truckee Real Estate Agent?

Are you looking for a Tahoe Truckee real estate agent? When you plan to sell your home, one of the most important decisions you have to make is choosing a real estate agent to represent you. With hundreds of agents promoting themselves, how do you know which one to choose?


Hi! I'm Tilly Mezger,  Lake Tahoe Truckee's best Realtor®. In this post, I'll share with you why you need a real estate agent, what home buying mistakes you can avoid when you hire a real estate agent, and more.




Here are the things we'll be covering in this post. Feel free to click on the topics that interest you the most. 


  • Do you really need a real estate agent?
  • Dispelling some misconceptions about real estate agents 
  • Top 10 traits of real estate agents
  • Home buying mistakes you can avoid when you hire a real estate agent

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