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Vail Resorts to acquire 17 additional US ski areas
Vail Resorts to acquire 17 additional US ski areas

July 22, 2019

Vail Resorts announced Monday morning that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Peak Resorts Inc. The deal, valued at approximately $264 million, will bring 17 additional ski areas into the Vail Resorts portfolio,...


New team members join Chase International

July 10, 2019

Chase International recently announced the hiring of four new team members. Kendra Barraza, Margaret Zimlich, Lindsay Buchanan and Alora Reynold all bring a variety of experiences to the luxury real estate firm headquartered at Lake...


First half Lake Tahoe real estate market analysis
First half Lake Tahoe real estate market analysis

July 7, 2019

We have seen a lot of different types of real estate market situations during the past two decades. But 2019 is providing us with some interesting statistics as we look back on the first half...


Market Pulse: Still good news
Market Pulse: Still good news

June 30, 2019

Early last week President Trump said that he and China President Xi will have “extended meetings” at the G-20 gathering in Japan. Stocks rallied on the news. Then last Wednesday Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell...





Mortgage lending has seen big changes
Mortgage lending has seen big changes

June 15, 2019

The world of mortgage lending has changed dramatically in the post-recession era and that is quite evident with the way that property appraisals are handled these days. Prior to the recession and the implosion of...


Market Pulse: False indicators
Market Pulse: False indicators

June 13, 2019

After the recent stock market sell-off I began to see articles on mechanical timing models that claimed to have predicted a fall. The headlines generate clicks, but most are untethered from reality. For example: Investor’s...


Lake Tahoe gaming win drops in April
Lake Tahoe gaming win drops in April

June 8, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gaming win at Lake Tahoe’s two gaming markets dipped in April compared to the previous year. South Shore casinos at Stateline and North Shore casinos at Crystal Bay in the Tahoe...


Securing your Lake Tahoe property from wildlife
Securing your Lake Tahoe property from wildlife

June 3, 2019

Each year at Lake Tahoe, issues with bears and other critters getting into trash are a reminder that all property owners need to be vigilant when it comes to securing their home or condo from...


Market Pulse: Be an optimist
Market Pulse: Be an optimist

May 30, 2019

“As you travel on through life brother, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole.” Those words, known as the “Optimist’s Creed,” were printed on the donut boxes,...


Mike Peron joins Sierra Nevada Media Group
Mike Peron joins Sierra Nevada Media Group

May 23, 2019

The Tahoe Daily Tribune’s parent company recently announced the hiring of an established marketing expert who is a familiar face in the Tahoe Basin. Mike Peron joined Sierra Nevada Media Group earlier this month as...


Random Lake Tahoe real estate ramblings
Random Lake Tahoe real estate ramblings

May 22, 2019

It has been a very interesting start to 2019 for real estate sales in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. Inventory levels have remained extraordinarily low while sales activity has continued along at a steady pace....


Market Pulse: Still looking good
Market Pulse: Still looking good

May 16, 2019

Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital said, “In the real world things generally fluctuate between ‘pretty good’ and ‘not so hot.’ But in the world of investing perception often swings between flawless and hopeless.” Well put....


ESPN, Caesars Entertainment ink sports betting deal
ESPN, Caesars Entertainment ink sports betting deal

May 14, 2019

LAS VEGAS — ESPN viewers will soon start seeing a lot more of casino giant Caesars Entertainment. The companies announced Tuesday a partnership that designates Caesars — which owns Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe —...



Uber, Lyft drivers protest in cities across the US
Uber, Lyft drivers protest in cities across the US

May 8, 2019

NEW YORK — Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from...


Houses versus condos at Lake Tahoe
Houses versus condos at Lake Tahoe

May 5, 2019

In a resort destination like Lake Tahoe, there are many reasons why people purchase property: second home, investment purposes, and some are lucky enough to have a primary residence up here in the Sierra. There...