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A heart warming tale of two first-time home buyers: Just Sold!

A heart warming tale of two first-time home buyers: Just Sold!

Another successful full-time, first-time home buyer now calls beautiful Truckee, CA home — permanently. My buyers have lived in the Truckee/Tahoe area for the last 18 years; yes, you read that right, 18 years. And for those 18 years, this (amazing) couple has been dealing with the troubling rental market. In fact, last year, their […]

Historic Drum Estate Sells In Meeks Bay For $28,750,000

Historic Drum Estate Sells In Meeks Bay For $28,750,000

The Drum Estate, with its history of prominent owners and famed guests, recently sold for $28,750,000. The 10 acre property is located on the north shore of Meeks Bay, has over 700 feet of shoreline, two piers, and a compound of structures — most impressively, a vintage main lodge dating back to the 1920s. In 1923, […]

The real estate industry has something the Internet can’t offer: The human element

The real estate industry has something the Internet can’t offer: The human element

  Steve Murray sometimes gets together with other old-timers in the real estate industry, shares some wine and inevitably gets around to remarking, “I sure would’ve thought it would’ve changed more by now.” Murray, president of consulting firm Real Trends, has been tracking for 40 years how U.S. real estate agents do their jobs. And […]

Can I Ditch the Home Inspection When I Buy a House?

Can I Ditch the Home Inspection When I Buy a House?

Technically defined as an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of the property, a home inspection is a crucial part of the buying process. In layman’s terms, having your home inspected is comparable to having that physical you have been putting off for the last year. It’s a routine checkup to ensure […]