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Tuesday, August 25, 2020   /   by Sasha Spiegel

Preparing your Tahoe Home for Winter

Before you know it you'll have lots of snow around your Tahoe Home. November is the perfect time to do your winterizing projects.

Here is the list of the OUTSIDE projects you should do on your next visit.

Check the roof for any damage, loose screws and make any necessary repairs. Contact a roofer now for the spring if you see that you'll need major work done or a roof replacement.
Install heat tape on the bottom 18" of your roof to help prevent ice damming in the spring. Here is a youtube link if you need.
Clean gutters & downspouts of debris.
Check under deck to make sure structure is sound.
Check for cracks in foundation
Close all exterior vents under house and in attic area to prevent freezing.
Make sure all pipes under house are insulated and insulation isn't falling down.
Put away all outside furniture & grill.
 Disconnect garden hose.
Put 8' PVC stakes around your driveway for snow removal company to be guided. Make sure stakes are paint ...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020   /   by Sasha Spiegel

Tahoe's 4th of July Events

With skiing in the mix this is going to be the BEST 4th of July at Tahoe in YEARS... Check out the links to all these activities
4th of July Parade 10-12:30


Donner Lake Road : Truckee

Bring your beach chair and come early for the best seats.








July 3rd Kings Beach

July 4th Tahoe City, Donner Lake & Incline Village

July 5th Squaw Valley
Free Concerts

Kings Beach : Friday

Squaw Valley: Freedom Fest 4th of July - Saturday

Northstar: Beer & Bluegrass Saturday

Tahoe Donner: Summer Concert on the Green Friday & Saturday

Tahoe City: Sunday on the Beach

Activities on the Water


Go early if you're going to spend the Day at the Beach:

Meeks Bay, Donner Lake, Sand Harbor, Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows Pond

Kayaking, SUP, Building Sand Castles, Water skiing, just kicki




Best Hikes

The season i ...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020   /   by Sasha Spiegel

Sasha's Recommended Service Providers in Tahoe

My clients or I recommend the following service providers (in no particular order).

Please make sure to mention to them that Sasha Spiegel recommended them!

General Contractors

Blair Wallace (916) 207-3065

Chris Neelands (530)-412-0024

Brett Hall (775)345-4857

John Doherty Construction (530) 581-0896

Bob Hosier (530)-210 4121

Mark Lewis (530) 448-6690

Chris Rutz (530) 412-3822

John Higgins Jr (916)257-4428

Tyke (530) 412-1818

Electric Contractors

Tahoe City Electric (530) 583-6141


Tahoe Specialty Flooring (530) 583-4913


Carpet Cleaners 

Dustin Hunt, Sierra Steamer (775)685-4660

Viking Carpet Care (530)581-1022


Tree Trimming

A Tall Tree Service (530) 525-1013 (Tim)

Hall Tree Service Tree Company (530) 320-8061 



Bushwhackers Tree Service (530)546-8307

Kosich Firewood Services (530) 386-0415

Arbor Care of Tahoe (530) 581-0820


Handyman Services

BRS ...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020   /   by Sasha Spiegel

Real Estate Forecast California 2019

From the Forecasts that I are reading from both the California Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association it looking like 2019 will be up slightly in for the median sales price.  Up Approximately 3% over 2018 which was up around 7% over 2017...  Since Tahoe does mirror what California does as a whole... I think we should see about a 3%  increase in median price here in the Tahoe Area. 

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