April 2018

 Carroll Team Real Estate

530-587-4918 Chris
530-386-0847 Ally


On Feb. 22, an average of 4.6 inches was measured and on March 23 an average of 15.5 inches was recorded, going from 16 percent to 56 percent of the April 1 average.  In terms of water volume, storms from March 1 through Sunday added 10.6 inches of water to the snow pack on average at stations across the Tahoe Basin. All this late season snow has prolonged winter for many resorts.  You can check closing dates for your favorite place  here.
And Skiing for Schools tickets are on sale now for Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley for $100 per ticket.  Valid dates are April 1 to season close, which is currently scheduled for Memorial Day weekend!


The sales statistics presented are a 12-month overview and comparison of sales activities for the months of February 2017 through February 2018, covering Median Prices, the Lowest and Highest Sales, Number of transactions and Average Days on Market. The sales presented are for Single Family Residential, Condominiums and Townhouses in each of the market areas.
(Time share and/or shared ownership are not included in the statics presented.)
The data source is the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors for the 12 month period February 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018, with the data pulled on March 10, 2018.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

TDPUD Water-Efficient Toilet Rebate

The TDPUD Water-Efficient Toilet Rebate Program encourages customers to change out their old, high-water using toilets to new, lower water use toilets. Many "older" homes and businesses (pre- 1995) still have high-water use toilets that use between 3 and 7 gallons per flush (GPF). In 1995, the Federal toilet standards went into effect requiring toilets installed in new construction to use 1.6 gallons of water per flush or less. Recent advancements have allowed toilets to use 1.28 gallons per flush or less while still providing equal or superior performance. Beginning January 1, 2016, the California Title 20 appliance standard requires toilet to be 1.28 gallons per flush or less. This is 20 percent less water than the current 1.6 GPF federal standard.
This rebate of up to $100 will help TDPUD water customers upgrade their toilets and use less  water.

How can I determine the Gallons per Flush (GPF) of my old toilet?

If your home  was built prior to 1995, then you likely have a toilet that uses 3 gallons or more per flush:

· For older toilets, the GPF capacity may be stamped on the inside of the tank, or underside of the tank lid or there may be a date stamp inside the tank or on the underside of the tank  lid- 1994 or earlier suggests 3 GPF or greater.
· Does the tank look like it would hold three or more 1-gallon milk  containers?
· Generally, newer toilet's gallons per flush are printed on the porcelain directly behind the seat, inside the tank or on the tank  lid.
How can I provide proof that the old toilet has been decommissioned?
· You may provide a photo of the old toilet clearly showing it has been removed and made  inoperable.
· You may provide a receipt from the landfill itemizing the number of toilets disposed  of.
· If applicable, provide a receipt from a licensed professional for removal and installation of  toilet.
· You may provide a small piece of porcelain from the tank of the removed toilet (placed in a plastic  bag).


Golfing for Schools
The Golfing for Schools card is $345, is transferable and can be used once at each golf course for 18 holes of play. Cards go on sale April 20. 


APRIL events

6-8 - WinterWonderGrass
Squaw Valley USA
Times and prices vary
Three days of world-class Bluegrass/Acoustic Roots music on four stages, California and Nevada craft breweries and beer tasting all under the snow covered peaks at Squaw Valley.

21 - Earth Day
Village at Squaw Valley USA
11am - 5pm; Free
The Earth Day Festival provides a multitude of educational booths on the topics of watershed health, 
forest health, pollution prevention, alternative energy, waste management, local art and more. 
Activities for children and live music, too!

27 & 28 - Inaugural Truckee Craw Thaw
Moody's Bistro, Bar and Beats, 10007 Bridge St., Truckee, CA
Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 12 -9m; Free
A New Orleans-inspired spring event bringing a diverse lineup of American roots-inspired musicians, cajun cuisine and family fun to the historic downtown area.

A full list of Truckee and North Lake Tahoe events, click the links provided.
Carroll Team Real Estate 
BRE# 01062001/01970759

530-386-0845 Chris 

530-386-0847 Ally