As it gets darker (and colder) in the mornings, it's hard not to think about our sweet summer coming to an end. Many of your kids have already started school or you are enjoying your last couple weeks before the grind begins (if it ever really stopped). We want you to enjoy every last bit of this beautiful season, which is why this issue features more activities. We are on the final week of Truckee Thursdays, Wednesday night Concerts in the Park and (our family favorite) the Thursday night mountain bike series at Northstar. It's not all doom and gloom, fall here is an incredible season and with the late snow melt, there will be some beautiful fall hikes (the wildflowers are lasting forever!), mountain bike rides and water play in our full lakes and rivers.
My cousin just recently came for a visit with his family (from the triple digit heat in Arkansas) and I got to play tourist for a week. It was so fun to see all that this beautiful area has to offer from the crowded beaches at Sand Harbor to the zip line at High Camp (top of Squaw Valley). We did local events, private river rafting (courtesy of Dinny's riverfront access), Aces game in Reno and s'mores at sunset. It doesn't always take a long distance to experience a true vacation. I am once again brought back to the beauty and unique "spice" of the Truckee/Tahoe area.
Please share some of your families favorite activities in the area if you have a minute! Send an email to email@example.com to enter a raffle for a coffee card at Trokey Cafe, the newest coffee shop in Downtown Truckee.
PEAKS AND PAWS-Music and fun with your 4-legged friends
August 27th and 28th
This is an event not to be missed if you like the following...dogs, hiking, music, fun!
All proceeds go to the Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society for this event sponsored by The Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital
WHAT: Live music, scheduled hikes both Saturday and Sunday, doggy fun competition, food and wine
WHEN: Saturday August 27th starting at 11AM and Sunday August 28th starting at 1PM.
Saturday, August 27-
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Kate Gaffney Duo
- 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Montana Slim String Band
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Dead Winter Carpenters
Sunday, August 28 -
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Greenstone Quarry
- 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Blisses B
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Brothers Comatose
Saturday, August 27-
- 11am Start - 3k Mutt Strut starting at Squaw Dogs
- 1pm Start- Hike with your pet starting from High Camp. Meet at the Guest Services Information Booth at 1:50pm (Cable Car ticket not included)
Sunday, August 28 -
- 1pm Start - Hike with your pet up Shirley Canyon. Meet in front of the Cable Car at 12:50pm
- 3pm Start- Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond
|Dinny Evans and Megan Jitloff|
REGATTA WEEKEND AT TAHOE DONNER MARINA
AUGUST 19TH AND 20TH
SATURDAY: Boat building contest starting at 1PM. Bring cardboard and ducktape (the only 2 legal materials) to compete in this family friendly event. Awards broken down by age.
SUNDAY:Come compete in a variety of water sports including the first annual stand-up paddle board relay.
For more information, please call the Beach Club Marina at (530) 587-9460.
KID ZONE FAMILY FESTIVAL-MUSIC, FOOD AND FUN!!!
2011 Tahoe Family Festival by KidZone Museum
WHAT: A music festival with something for all members of the family!
WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 12-6pm
WHERE: Truckee River Regional Park Amphitheater, Truckee CA
Buy your tickets today $5 for adults (13 and over) and kids are free.
Can't make the festival but want to help the museum? Buy a ticket! Tickets are a non-refundable donation.
Visit KidZone's website for more info.
REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE FOR
THE TRUCKEE/TAHOE AREAS
Total Sales 2011 Vs 2010:
Total Sales: For 2011, there have been 664 residential properties sold in the market as compared to 641 for the same period in 2010 which is a 3.6% increase in sales. Of the total sales in the market for 2011, 511 have been single family homes, while 153 were condominiums.
REO & Short Sales: Of the properties sold, 138 have been REO's, (20.8%), and 101 have been Short Sales, (15.2%) which results in 36% of the properties sold being distressed properties. In 2010 for the same period, there were 129 REO sales and 88 short sales or roughly 34% of the total sales.
Sales Price Range: For the year, there have been 443 properties sold priced below $500,000, 169 properties sold between $500,000 and $1,000,000 and 52 properties sold over $1,000,000.
Median and Average Sales Prices: The median sales price for properties sold year to date is $398,350 while the average sales price is $516,274. For the same period in 2010, the median sales price was $428,000 and the average sales price was $609,433 which is an (6.9%) and (15.3%) decline in price respectively year over year.
Last Week's Sales: For the week of August 8th a total of 17 properties sold which went up moderately from the previous week's sales of 13 properties. Of the properties sold last week, only one (1) of the properties sold were priced over $750,000.
Pending Sales: Currently there are 191 pending residential sales in the market which is up slightly from the previous week. Of the pending sales, 16 are short sales and 19 are REO properties.