JUST SOLD:10690 Martis Valley Rd, Truckee


  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 car garage
  • corner lot
  • HOA with pool

Lake Tahoe Real Estate: 10690 Martis Valley Rd, Truckee CA 96161

SOLD for asking price! Represented both buyer and seller! Seller got full price, buyer got the home they wanted! It gives me joy to find my buyers exactly what they want, and my sellers the price they need.
Tastefully remodeled Sierra Meadows home on a corner lot with parking off two streets. Upgrades include hardwood floors, new kitchen with granite tile counters, bathrooms, siding, roof, Trex deck, natural gas furnace, and recessed and accent lightning. Extra room off garage.



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Carnelians in the Bay : North Lake Tahoe Real Estate

Carnelian Bay sits on the shoreline of North Lake Tahoe. Real estate in Carnelian Bay ranges from mid 300s to multimillion dollar Lake Tahoe luxury homes. Distribution of primary homes  vs. second homes is evenly spread. Carnelian Bay is said to have a population of 524  and even has its own post office. Even though it sits at elevation 6,325 feet it is said to have Hot-summer Mediterranean climate, so it is no surprise that summer months significantly interfere with the census (and my driving).  For the winter months ski resorts of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley offer real estate owners a chance to cool down on the slopes.

Carnelian stone

Carnelian Bay stones


There are many beaches that service North Lake Tahoe real estate and several in Carnelian Bay proper. One of the nice things about North Lake Tahoe real estate beaches is that they remain sunny late into the afternoon.


It is on one of those sunny Carnelian Bay beaches that I learned about its namesake, the Carnelians, the semi-precious stones after which Carnelian Bay is named, but only after many years of stepping on them.


Carnelians are brownish-red minerals that are often used as semi-precious stones. The name is a mispronunciation of Cornelian. Carnelian is a variety of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide, although, to a plain eye it looks like a pinch of sand got a beat down over the years, and decided to combine into a rock.


To this day you can still find Carnelians on the Carnelian Bay beaches, and many Lake Tahoe real estate owners do fill their summer days scavenging for the little orange rocks. So, if you find yourself underwhelmed with Lake Tahoe beauty, look beneath your feet, and you may find some gems. Happy scavenging!


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Free Houses!

It is no secret that Lake Tahoe real estate agents get paid only if a Lake Tahoe house sells, but today I am feeling generous and giving you some houses for FREE! There is no catch or lottery to enter, the houses truly are free! … the land, however, is not. The caveat is that they have to be moved and restored.

These homes are gathered from This Old House back pages.


1. New England Free House

Free House | Lake Tahoe Real Estate

Free House | Lake Tahoe Real Estate



Contact: Sandra Chalk, New London Landmarks, 860-442-0003


Must be moved. The house was built in 1866 on land once owned by Joshua Hempstead, author of a famous diary documenting life in 18th-century New England.








2. New Hampshire Free House

Free House | Lake Tahoe Real Estate

Free House | Lake Tahoe Real Estate




Contact: Jerry Shinn, 603-529-7539


Was once home to Arthur and Hazel Eastman, proprietors of an adjacent general store known as the Wal-Mart of its day here in Weare, New Hampshire. The house’s rear ell was built way back in 1766. About 100 years later, the front addition was constructed, giving the house its distinctive character.







3.  Indiana Free House

Free House | Lake Tahoe Real Estate

Free House | Lake Tahoe Real Estate



Contact: Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, 812-926-0983.


This 1845 Federal-meets-Greek-Revival house is still available free to anyone willing to sweep it off of its limestone foundation and move it to a new location. Four stone fireplace mantels are also included in this 3,000-square-foot four-bedroom house.








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Lake Tahoe Snowfest

For many Lake Tahoe real estate owners Snowfest is the most fun time of the year. I know that for me it is for sure. It is 10 fun filled days where you can get silly and be as active or as passive as you like. Snowfest Tahoe includes the infamous Polar Bear swim at Garwoods, Bartender games at Pete’n’Peters, Dog Pull, and an array of late night entertainment. The opening ceremonies are done with a boom of fireworks, and take place at Squaw Valley tonight, 2/28/14.

Tahoe Snowfest Polar Bear Swim

Tahoe Snowfest


Here is the full schedule of Snowfest Tahoe events:


Friday, February 28
1:00pm Space Cowboys & the Unimog
6:00pm SnowFest! Queen Coronation
6:30pm Laser Show
7:00pm On-Mountain Fireworks Display presented by Coors Light
7:30pm Opening Night After Party
9:00pm SnowFest “Tainted Love” Party


Saturday, March 1
7:00am North Tahoe Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
11:00am Blue Agave’s Parade Central
11:00am Rosies Parade Watching Party
11:30am Tahoe City SnowFest! Parade
12:30pm Pete ‘n Peters Post Parade Party
12:30pm Paint the Bear
1:00pm Space Cowboys & the Unimog
1:00pm Stohlgren Bros Ice Cream Eating Contest
2:30pm Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim
9:00pm Diego’s Umbrella Concert+ After Party w/ La Misa Negra- In the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room-
10:00pm Mardi Squaw Party

Sunday, March 2
7:00am CANCELLED! The Great Ski Race
12:00pm Dog Pull ~ HOMEWOOD Ski Area
1:00pm Granlibakken’s Gone “Bonkers” Kids Ski Race
3:00pm Tahoe Mountain Man Contest
4:00pm Sunnyside’s Annual Luau

Monday, March 3
4:00pm Zano’s Godfather Pizza Challenge
8:00pm Margarita Races & 80’s Onesie DJ Party

Tuesday, March 4
5:30pm Meet the Squaw Rescue Dogs (4-legged Heroes)
7:00pm Pete ‘N Peters Bar Game Olympics
9:00pm FAT “Tu Tu” Tuesday (Mardi Gras)

Wednesday, March 5
1:00pm TRW Wine & Ice Competition
6:00pm Girls Night Out! “Bunco Bash”
9:00pm ” Purple Tour 2014″ MartyParty & Joker w/ Helicopter Showdown, and tba – In the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room

Thursday, March 6
6:00pm Unofficial Thursday Grand Prize Giveaway Night
9:00pm Rosie’s BINGO Night
9:00pm The Grid’s Annual Glow in the Snow 80’s Black Light Part

Friday, March 7
 6th Annual Bridgetender Rib Fest
9:00pm “CBC Wintergrass Night 1″ Greensky Bluegrass w/ Tumbleweed Wanderers + After Party w/ Low Flying Birds- In the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room-


Saturday, March 8
7:00am Diamond Peak Uphill Downhill Dash
8:30am NT PUD Pancake Breakfast
9:00am Rahlves Banzai Tour – Alpine Meadows “Face Banzai”
10:00am Dress up your dog contest
10:30am Sam Adams 30th Birthday Bash!
11:30am Kings Beach SnowFest! Parade
12:00pm The Grid’s Floating 80’s Parade Party w/ DJ’s Time Splitter
12:30pm Caliente! After parade Party & Queen Raffle
1:00pm Snow What? Snow Building Contest
2:00pm Haciendas Tortilla Toss
6:00pm LUNAFEST Film, Food and Wine
9:00pm Elephant Revival w/ Nat Keefe Duo + After Party w/ Tba – In the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room
9:00pm Lakeside’s Pink Party

Sunday, March 9
 Rahlves’ Banzai Tour – Alpine Meadows “Face Banzai”
9:00am Watermans Landing Fun Day!
12:00pm River Ranch Snow Sculpture Contest
1:00pm Tahoe Donner Ididarun
8:00pm Fine ‘n Funky Fashion Show


Download a Tahoe SnowFest 2014 Pocket Calendar of events.


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Mean Tweets Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel has been doing a sequence of celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. It is as educational as it is funny, as it demonstrates how impersonal online interactions truly are. We here in Lake Tahoe real estate do try to have more personable interactions with our clients, and encourage face to face time with your Lake Tahoe Realtors. But, while you are on the internet, you may as well laugh at some of these … Enjoy!



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