Truckee Fire Protection District Advises Wildfire Readiness

Are you getting ready for wildfire? Create defensible space around your property now! Free debris disposal.

 Soon the rain and cool weather will end and the grasses and brush will dry out quickly with the onset of fire season.  Even with the normal winter, years of drought has caused officials to predict that our area will experience a higher than average threat of a big wildfire later this summer.

You should take action now!  The wet weather has helped produce a large crop of grasses and brush that needs to be removed within 100″ of your house to reduce the risk of wildfire spreading to your house and other homes in your neighborhood.  Over 1700 homes were lost in the Butte and Valley fires last year.  Wildland fire remains the biggest threat of natural disaster in our community.

Disposing of Debris:

Burning yard debris.  Burning of small piles of debris in your yard is allowed in Truckee for a few more weeks.  Although you should check with your particular homeowners association to see if there are any restrictions in the HOA.  Stop by any fire station to get a FREE burn permit and to learn the specific rules.

Hire a defensible space contractor.  There are local companies that do defensible space work and haul off yard debris.

Take it to the Dump.  You can load up your truck and take it to the Eastern Regional Landfill FREE of charge.

Utilize the Green Bag Program.  Small amounts of yard debris can be placed in green bags and picked up in front of your house.

Get a 6 yard dumpster at your house for only $60.

Go to the Townoftruckee.com web site for more detailed information on yard waste disposal.  Call Truckee Fire at  582-7850 or stop by any fire station for more information or a FREE home defensible space inspection.

More defensible space tips at Readyforwildfire.org

Source: Truckee Fire Protection District

1st Quarter 2016 vs. 2015 Truckee / Lake Tahoe Statistics

Tahoe Donner Home Prices 2011 - 2016

Tahoe Donner Home Prices 2011 – 2016 based on 2500-3500 sq. ft. and built 2000-2010

 

Truckee / Lake Tahoe 1st qtr 2016 Real Estate Statistics

Truckee / Lake Tahoe 1st qtr. 2016 Real Estate Statistics compared to 1st qtr. 2015

SUMMARY

  • For the 1st quarter of 2016, 16% more homes were sold than the 1st quarter in 2015;
  • The median price for homes increased by 8.9%;
  • Overall, the median time homes were on the market was unchanged at 3-months;
  • A comparison of the similar homes sold in Tahoe Donner reveals the price per square foot rose approximately 8% in the 1st quarter of 2016 compared to 2015 (see graph).

Please call Scott Kennedy at (530) 448-3308, or email Scott@SierraTahoeRealty.com with any questions you may have.

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NOTE: MLS data is believed accurate however not guaranteed – verification is recommended.

2015 vs 2014 Truckee / Lake Tahoe Statistical Report

Tahoe Donner Real Estate Statistics

Tahoe Donner Real Estate Statistics

Truckee / Lake Tahoe Real Estate Statistics - 2015 vs. 2014

SUMMARY
  • For 2015, 7% more homes were sold than in 2014 – however, ski resort sales (Alpine Meadows, Northstar & Squaw Valley) were 30-50% fewer due to less snow;
  • While the median price for homes decreased by $10,000 or 2%, it is a misleading statistic;
  • A comparison of the similar homes sold in Tahoe Donner reveals the price per square foot rose approximately 5% in 2015 compared to 2014 (see graph).
  • Condo sales in Tahoe Donner provide the best indicator of overall change in valuation, as neighborhood statistics in other areas can be skewed by higher or lower price-points – an example being the Westshore which is skewed greatly by $2-$3 million condos in Fleur du Lac.
Feel free to call or email Scott Kennedy with any questions you may have.
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NOTE: Tahoe Donner $ / sq. ft. data based on subset of homes 2500-3500 sq. ft. built between 2000-2010.  MLS data is believed accurate however not guaranteed – verification is recommended.