In Tahoe, real estate continues to go ‘wild’ with strongest start to the year ever

Adelicia Caree

Tahoe’s real estate market continues to be on a remarkable sky-high trajectory, climbing up and up and up.

March was a record-breaking month for real estate in Lake Tahoe, seeing $264 million in sales and capping off the “most prolific first quarter to any year in Tahoe,” says Jeff Brown, owner and general manager of Tahoe Mountain Realty.

“It is wild,” Brown told SFGATE.

With more than $612 million in sales in three months — more than double the amount in the same period last year — the winter season is already setting the pace for what could be

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How To Style Bookshelves Like An Interior Designer

Adelicia Caree

Interior designers have a knack for making even the most functional of furniture pieces feel a little more chic in a way that feels evasive to the rest of the world. A perfect example of this is the expertly curated bookshelf, with the right amount of color, texture, and variation to make it looked interesting and lived-in without trying too hard. Thankfully their tricks for how to style bookshelves are actually more doable than you may think — and they might not even require you to buy anything new.

Your bookshelf is one of the areas of your home that’s

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Dauphin County security officer accused of asking ’14-year-old girl’ to video herself in bathroom

Adelicia Caree

Dauphin County investigators charged a 55-year-old man who works as a security officer with four felonies after he requested bathroom video from someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, according to court records.

The records said Rickey Williams, of Steelton, asked Det. Sgt Todd Johnson, who assumed the identity of a 14-year-old girl online, to send a video of the teen girl urinating. The records said Williams wanted the teen to send the video via the social media app Snap Chat, which deletes videos after the viewer sees them.

“The defendant instructed the 14-year-old female on how to take the

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Remodeling upturn expected to carry into 2022

Adelicia Caree

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Growth in improvement and repair expenditures to owner-occupied homes is expected to remain solid throughout the year and into 2022, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA projects a healthy pace of mid-single digit gains in annual home renovation and repair spending this year, with 4.8 percent growth by the first quarter of next year. 

 

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“With a financial boost from recent federal stimulus payments and strong house price appreciation, homeowners are continuing

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House Hunting in Portugal: A Light-Filled Retreat Near the Atlantic Coast

Adelicia Caree

This contemporary villa sits on nearly three acres in the tourist-friendly town of Sintra, about three miles from Portugal’s southwestern coastline and about 25 miles west of Lisbon. Built in 2008 from concrete and glass, the approximately 10,700-square-foot house has five bedrooms and five and a half baths, with natural light pouring in through floor-to-ceiling windows and doors throughout.

The low-slung villa all but disappears into its surroundings, with three stories anchored by a central courtyard with a lone, grand olive tree. From the driveway, the front door

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PHOTOS: Final Turret-Cap Decoration Installed on Cinderella Castle for Magic Kingdom’s 50th Anniversary

Adelicia Caree

The final golden turret decoration has been installed on Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.

The castle is being decorated for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring the park’s 50th anniversary.

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After the first level of turret caps was installed, decorating went vertical to the second level.

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The final turret cap is on the castle’s east side.

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Like all of the other ribbon decor, it is gold with a hint of pink, and spirals around the turret towards the sky.

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Though a few small turrets—including the castle’s tallest blue turret—have not been decorated, it seems that they will remain bare according

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