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Lake Tahoe Housing Market: Summer acceleration or summer slowdown?

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With the temperatures rising will we start to see a cooling of the active real estate market in Lake Tahoe? Not likely.  Since the home buying pace during spring was so crazy I kept waiting to see signs that sales were going to start leveling off. California has the 4 most competitive housing markets Lake Tahoe is still seeing  multiple offers but nothing like the housing markets in other areas like Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. In Orange...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Neighborhood Highlight: Tahoe Paradise

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Tahoe Paradise is a South Lake Tahoe, California neighborhood located in a pocket area between the Meyers and Pioneer Trail Neighborhoods.  This gateway to trails and open forests is the perfect place for the active sportsman as well as those seeking a peaceful home in the middle of nature. Lake Tahoe Real Estate in the Tahoe Paradise Neighborhood The homes in Tahoe Paradise range from small cabins to large homes on larger lots than ones you'll normally find within the city limits....Continue Reading!

Is it time to buy a Lake Tahoe vacation home?

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I've been writing about how busy our real estate market is in Lake Tahoe, how inventory is down, prices are starting to rise, sales are up and interest in buying continues to grow for months now.  But, how is this compared to the rest of communities in the US that are considered prime vacation home locations? According to the USA Today's article on May 26,  everyone else is just like Lake Tahoe.  While the speed in how our market isn't improving...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe NV. Neighborhood Highlight: Round Hill

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Round Hill is a small neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe nestled in between Highway 50 and the mountains on the Nevada side of the lake.  It is an intimate neighborhood with single family homes and condos. It's proximity to the lake, downtown and outdoor activities makes it a consistently popular area. Residents can walk to the Round Hill Shopping Center and to the beach as they enjoy the sunny southwest exposure the neighborhood affords. Hiking and biking trails are nearby,...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe House Hunting Checklist – The Top 10 Things to Know

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A home is probably the biggest expense you'll have in your lifetime so when buying a home you'll want to make sure you're making the right choice. Searching for real estate in Lake Tahoe is much like any other place but the weather does create a few extra things to look at when considering the purchase of a home. House Hunting Checklist Cast your eye high and low, to and fro, to spot cracks or leaks outside of your normal field of...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Neighborhood Highlight: Al Tahoe

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Al Tahoe is a historic neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe, California in an area between Highway 50 and Lake Tahoe.   It was named after the builder and proprietor of the 1907 resort built in this area, Almerin "Al" Sprague. The resort has been gone since the 1960's but the area is now home to a nice neighborhood grid of all types of housing as well as easy access to the lake and easy winter access.  Due to this easy...Continue Reading!

The 10 Steps for your Lake Tahoe Escrow Transaction

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Your offer has been made and accepted.  What is the next step? It is now in "escrow."  What does this mean?  Since the transaction of a home purchase normally involves a large amount of money, a third party (normally a title & escrow company) handles the transfer of the funds and documents from one party to another. This third party takes custody of the bond, deed and other pertinent documents until specified conditions are met. The California Escrow process has 10 steps 1....Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Homes for Sale on the Rise?

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If you took a look at the first 12 days of May you might have thought so. Between May 1 and May 12, 2013 there were 47 newly listed homes for sale on the California side of Lake Tahoe. This may seem like a lot, especially since there have been under 160 homes for sale on the South Shore at any one time over the last year.  During the first 12 days of April, there were 36 listed, so a...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Neighborhood Highlight: Highland Woods

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Highland Woods is a small neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe nestled in between Highway 50 and the lake.  It is one of the area's newest neighborhoods, having been developed in the 1970's.  Wide streets and underground utilities, level lots and easy access make it a popular neighborhood for locals and visitors alike.   Even though there is commercial properties along the area's Highway 50 edge, the neighborhood is quiet and off the beaten path, making it a great one for...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Neighborhood Highlight: The Bijou Neighborhood

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The Bijou Neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe, California is one of the oldest neighborhoods and is very well located in town to give easy access to a lot of activities.  Skiing at Heavenly Valley is just blocks away, there is a 9 hole municipal golf course here and the lake is at the northern border of the neighborhood.  The meadows around the golf course are great for biking, hiking and also cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is even a...Continue Reading!