TEG’s Favorite Hiking & Biking Trails in Truckee/Tahoe

Most of us live here for the incredible access to outdoor adventures. Right from our backyard, you can be on the trail in 10 min or less (depending on where you’re working) after a day at the office. This spring, as the snow melts and days grow longer, we encourage you to get outside. Explore […]

TEG’s Top 5 Favorite Restaurants in North Lake Tahoe

We’re officially in the red tier in Nevada and Placer County and that means we are able to get back to safely dining indoors at some of our favorite restaurants around North Lake Tahoe. We’ve really missed gathering with friends over a shared meal and glass of wine, so to celebrate, we rounded up our […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Tahoe This Spring That Aren’t Skiing

It’s officially spring in Tahoe and that means longer days are upon us. Every Tahoe local knows that means more time to maximize your time outside, so we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to spend spring days that aren’t skiing. However, we highly encourage you to squeeze in a couple runs AND then try one […]

Our 5 Favorite Places to Apres in Tahoe

Winter is one of those seasons that ignites a love affair with Tahoe for so many — it’s not just for the downhill skiers and snowboarders either, cross-country and adventure seekers love our winter playground too. Just ask Katie Benty, who moved here for “one winter season” back in 1992 and never left. Whether it’s […]

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How to Be a Competitive Buyer in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights With so few houses for sale today, it’s important to be prepared when you’re ready to buy a home. Meeting with your lender early, knowing your must-haves and nice-to-haves, preparing for a bidding war, and keeping your emotions in check are all ways to gain confidence in the homebuying process. If you’re looking for an expert guide […]

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical stage of the […]

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Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a good time to sell. Doug Duncan, Vice President and […]

3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life

There have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage) has dramatically increased over the past few years. CoreLogic indicated that equity increased for the average homeowner by $17,000 in the last year alone. ATTOM Data Solutions, in their latest U.S. […]

Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis, some are wondering if they should move to improve their mental health and well-being. This is no surprise since the U.S. Census Bureau reported […]

Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market

The housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real estate to continue showing such promise? Here’s what four experts have to say about the year ahead. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors (NAR) “In 2021, I think rates will […]