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Lake Tahoe Real Estate Newsletter for July, 2013

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Real Estate in Lake Tahoe continues to amaze me.  We have an increasing interest from buyers who want to own a home in Lake Tahoe on both sides of the state line.  It would be great if we could find a home for everyone looking, but that's not the case.  We have seen an increase of homes on the market but we're still at a very low inventory of homes for sale. Many are finding a home to purchase by...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Home Buyer’s Tips: Insurance and FireLine Scores

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When buying a home in Lake Tahoe you need to know that there is a high probability of not getting traditional house insurance.  Companies insuring homes in the area look at the FireLine score to determine if a home can be insured or not. FireLine Scores The ISO (Insurance Services Office) looks at three things at a property in order to determine a FireLine score: Is fuel or brush within 1/4 mile of a home? What is the ability to access the property? What is...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Neighborhood Highlight: Country Club Estates

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The Country Club Estates neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe, CA is named after it's proximity to two area golf courses, Tahoe Paradise Golf Course and Lake Tahoe Golf Course.  It is a pocket of newer homes between Pioneer Trail and Highway 50 outside of the city limits near Elks Club Lane. Many homes have great views of the mountains and those along the ridge can even catch a glimpse of Lake Tahoe.  Country Club Estates places homeowners away from the...Continue Reading!

Median Home Price Rises In Lake Tahoe and Across the U.S.

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You'll see in this chart that California has  6 of the 7 fastest rising list price cities in the United States. All of those 6 are in Northern California except for the Santa Barbara area and Fresno which is more Central California. Lake Tahoe Median Asking Price South Lake Tahoe median sales prices have been climbing as well.  Of the 853 homes sold in the last year, the median listing price was $339,436 and the median selling price was $324,113.  A year...Continue Reading!

Tourists Love Paradise Real Estate’s Heavenly Village location

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I find it hard to believe its already been a year since I've moved my office to the Heavenly Village Next to the Gondola! Paradise Real Estate 1001 Heavenly Village Way #36A Paradise Real Estate's office is in the heart of the Heavenly Village.  This is very important because we are now easy to find and centrally located to everything the village has to offer.  Lake Tahoe visitors stop by every day interested in buying and selling homes in Lake Tahoe.  The...Continue Reading!

Number One Quality in a Lake Tahoe Real Estate Consultant

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I have asked my clients why they chose me as their real estate consultant, and the common thread to all of their comments is the fact that I listen.  My business is customer service so this information has led me to become a better consultant and I now create more value for my clients. My number one objective in business is to become referable. Disgruntled home buyers So many times I hear from my clients that their agent is not listening to them...Continue Reading!

Dan’s Prediction for the Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market

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I know resolutions and predictions normally come at New Year's but with the rapidly changing Lake Tahoe real estate market I thought it would be a great time to share my predictions for the rest of 2013. Summer has apparently been the time to buy a home, but will this continue? Predictions for Lake Tahoe Real Estate  Interest rates will remain low.  Interest rates have creaped up a bit over the last couple of months, but Ben Bernake (Chairman of the Federal...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Luxury Home Sales Continue to Increase

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Confidence and interest in the luxury home market in Lake Tahoe continues to grow.  Lake Tahoe isn't alone either, the trend continues throughout the west. Lake Tahoe Luxury Home Sales In May of this year we saw a 28.8% increase in closed sales of homes priced above $650,000 in South Lake Tahoe, CA.   In the last 90 days we had 5 homes sell for over one million dollars, from $1,110,000 to $4,500,000.   On the Nevada side the story is much different....Continue Reading!

Historic Glenbrook

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The Glenbrook neighborhood rests on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe. From it's lumber mill beginnings to it's current status as one of the most prestigious and  desirable community to live in.  Glenbrook has a picturesque shoreline area at the base of Spooner Summit. The History of Glenbrook Glenbrook, as the oldest settlement on Lake Tahoe, played a significant part of Nevada's statehood as the main supplier of timber to the Comstock and Virginia City. The two-story New England style homes honor...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Neighborhood Highlight: Tahoe Island Park

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The Tahoe Island Park Neighborhood is located at the entrance to the Tahoe Keys area and known by locals as the "State Streets" since most of the streets are named after states. Lake Tahoe Real Estate in the Tahoe Island Drive Neighborhood Homes in the Tahoe Island Park area vary from chalets and cabins to newer contemporary homes. Most homes though are older and well kept. The average lot size is 6,000 square feet and the average home size is from 1,000...Continue Reading!