Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents “Home for the Holidays”

The spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah comes to life as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra and headlining vocalists present “Home for the Holidays” December 17 at 7:30 p.m. and December 19 at 4:00 p.m. at The Theatre in Reno, Nevada. “This year’s production is a good-old-fashioned tribute to the music that we grew up with […]

Sun Bear Property Management and Vacation and Long Term Rentals at Lake Tahoe

Why You Can Trust Our Property Management Company in Incline Village/Lake Tahoe

For the past 30 years, our property management team in Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe has been caring for our clients’ properties year-round. Throughout that time, we have been available 24/7 to ensure each homeowner rests assured that while they are not on-site to maintain their home and monitor rental activity, we are. With […]

History of Thanksgiving

The History of Thanksgiving

Throughout our childhood, there was certainly a time when we stopped our ‘reading, writing, and arithmetic’ to learn about the first Thanksgiving. With this significant holiday, which is just around the corner, our family at Sun Bear Realty and Property Management in Lake Tahoe thought this is the most appropriate time to share the story […]

Holiday Events at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s #1 Winter Festival Nov 20 – December 31, 2021

As the classic Christmas song so appropriately notes: “It’s a wonderful time of the year.” And right here in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, we are preparing for the return of Northern Lights ~ the #1 winter festival in Lake Tahoe! Some of the most popular events have been confirmed. Here’s a shortlist of a […]

Within a recent article written by Fire Chief Ryan Sommers of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, he offered an informative list of tips to prepare your home for the weather to come. With the fall season in full swing, we thought this would be a good time to share his article with you. The following content is courtesy of Ryan Sommers It is officially feeling like fall, the temperatures are cooler, the leaves are changing and it is a good time to think about fall prevention and safety as we get ready for winter. Some proactive steps we can take to make our homes and life in general safer as we spend more time indoors. •Test and replace batteries. Check or replace carbon monoxide batteries twice a year: when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. Replace smoke alarm alkaline batteries at least once a year. Test alarms every month to ensure they work properly. •Be prepared for cold weather. Prepare your home, car and have a winter weather checklist that includes emergency preparedness information for communication, making a plan and supplies kit. Register for CODE RED emergency alert notifications. •Keep stairs and walking areas free of electrical cords, shoes, clothing, books, magazines, and other items. •Improve the lighting in and outside your home. Use nightlights or a flashlight to light the path between your bedroom and the bathroom. Turn on the lights before using the stairs. See an eye specialist once a year – better vision can help prevent falls. •Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors. Have grab bars installed on the wall next to the bathtub, shower, and toilet if needed. Wipe up spilled liquids immediately. •Stairways should be well lit from both the top and the bottom. Have easy-to-grip handrails installed along the full length of both sides of the stairs. •Be aware of uneven surfaces indoors and outdoors. If you must have scatter rugs, make sure they lay flat and do not slide when you step on them. Smooth out wrinkles and folds in carpeting. Be aware of uneven sidewalks and pavement outdoors. Ask a family member or friend to clear ice and snow from outside stairs and walkways and always use handrails if available. Step carefully. •Wear sturdy, well-fitting low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles. They are safer than slippers, stocking feet, high heels, or thick soled athletic shoes. •Have heating equipment, chimney and stove inspected and cleaned by a certified HVAC technician and/or chimney sweep every fall just before heating season. •Test your Smoke and CO alarms and replace batteries if needed. Refer to manufacturer’s instructions •Allow ashes to COOL before disposing of them. Four days or 96 hours is the minimum recommended cooling period for ashes. •Place completely cooled ashes in a covered metal container. Keep the container at least ten feet away from the home and other buildings. They should never be disposed of in a plastic garbage box or can, a cardboard box, or paper grocery bag. Never use a vacuum cleaner to pick up ashes. The metal container should be placed away from anything flammable. It should not be placed next to a firewood pile, up against or in the garage, on or under a wood deck, or under a porch. After sitting for a week in the metal container, check them again to be sure that they are cool. If so, the ashes are then safe to dispose of in your trash. Ask your local Fire District if they have an Ash Can Program. •As a safety precaution keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from a fireplace, wood stove, or any other heating appliance, and create a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires. It is important to make sure the fireplace has a sturdy scree

Winter Home Safety Tips

Within a recent article written by Fire Chief Ryan Sommers of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, he offered an informative list of tips to prepare your home for the weather to come.  With the fall season in full swing, we thought this would be a good time to share his article with you. […]

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts – 2021/22 Opening Dates

Imagine … you, with your friends and family, at the top of Diamond Peak taking in the jaw-dropping views, or pushing the limits on the Chutes at Mt. Rose and all your other favorite spots to ride and ski this year. Now is the time to make your plans and book your vacation rentals – […]

Incline Village Championship Golf Course

Fall Golf is in Full Swing in Incline Village

With the skies crystal clear again and temperatures in the low 70’s it’s time to get back outside to enjoy the fall golf season at Lake Tahoe! Right here in Incline Village, we are looking forward to making up for lost days on the links. And according to Darren Howard, Director of Golf and Community […]

Caldor Fire Lake Tahoe

Caldor Fire: How you can help.

As of this morning, things are looking much brighter for those whose homes were in the path of the Caldor Fire.  For those who won’t return as their homes are beyond repair or no longer exist, we are reaching out to all our clients and connections to share this important post from our friends at […]

2020-2021 Winter Forecast

With all the recent chat about the weather and praying for rain, our real estate and property management team in Lake Tahoe is focused forward and thinking good thoughts for a wet and snowy winter ahead for the northern part of the Country. When it all comes down to it, whether the forecasted return of […]

New Local Community Bulletin Always a Good Read

WHAT’S NEW IN TOWN? In a time where life seems to be changing every day, we are delighted to see our local Community and Business Association’s weekly Community Bulletin keeping track of what is happening throughout Incline Village and Crystal Bay. Through this locally resourced publication, our town is now enjoying fresh, straightforward news. The […]