Archives for February 2014

Home Prices Lose Momentum?

courtesy of Data through December 2013, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, showed that national home prices closed the year of 2013 up 11.3 percent. This represents a slight improvement over last quarter's annual rate of 11.2 percent. In the fourth quarter of 2013, the National Index declined 0.3 percent. … [Read more...]

Tahoe Area Plans: Upcoming Public Workshops

  Meyers Area Plan  What: Community workshop to compare the draft Meyers Area Plan to the existing Community Plan and gather community input. When: Wednesday, February 26, from 6 – 8 pm. Where: The CCC dining hall at 1949 Apache Ave., in Meyers Click here for more info:  Meyers Area Plan Community Meeting FAQ   Tahoe Valley Area Plan (the "Y") What:  Public Workshop When: Feb. 27th at 6pm Where:  City Council Chambers at the Airport Click here for more … [Read more...]

Prepare for New Retrofitting Law

Courtesy of Effective Jan. 1, 2014, property owners who obtain permits to remodel a property that was built prior to 1994 are required to retrofit with toilets that use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, showerheads with flow rates of no more than 2.5 gallons per minute, and other interior fixtures that use less than 2.2 gallons of water per minute This applies to all single-family property permits, as well as multifamily and commercial property permits where 10 percent or more … [Read more...]

Have you been to Kalani’s?

Dining recommendation from Shannon Witt: If you you’re staying in South Lake Tahoe you’ll most definitely and to try out Kalani’s Restaurant. Kalani’s, which means the Heavens in Hawaiian, is located in the Heavenly Village shopping center right across from the ice skating rink. The menu is a fusion of Hawaiian and Japanese flavors cooked with European techniques. They offer a variety of plates from land and sea as well as a sushi bar. Kalani’s was featured in bon Appetites magazine for … [Read more...]

Nearly Every US City can Expect a Good 2014

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS, Nearly every city in the U.S. is expected to see economic growth in 2014, according to a new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The city expected to lead the country in economic growth and job gains is Naples, Fla. Other large cities expected to see big growth this year: Raleigh, N.C.; Atlanta; and Austin, Texas, according to the report, which was conducted by IHS Global Insight. Cities that were hit hard by the decline in manufacturing or … [Read more...]