LAKE TAHOE REAL ESTATE Category
The California Association of Realtors came out with a report that says most buyers looking for luxury homes prefer hilltops over lakefront and oceanfront homes. The same report shows that 1% of buyers in this market prefer ski resort homes, 16% on golf courses, 9% in resort areas, 4% lakefront and 12% in mountain areas. You will notice that most of these categories fit homes in Lake Tahoe. While these statistics may be true for the whole state, we see a different...Continue Reading!
Lake Tahoe: "The Jewel of the Sierra" and "The Lake of the Sky" are just two names for this mountain paradise. For many of us, it's home and for a lot more, it's a place where they want to own a home. I have built my website features around what people are looking for in Lake Tahoe real estate, and my "search" page is a great place to start. On this new search page the Tahoe home buyer or seller can search...Continue Reading!
Dan Spano from Paradise Real Estate sold two Tahoe Keys homes in less than 7 days, and a third one just a bit longer! [gallery link="file" ids="16498,15303,16512"] 2196 Morro Drive - I didn't even get a chance to load all of the photos onto the MLS before there was an offer on this home! The marketing efforts even before putting up the "for sale" sign paid off because a buyer was aware of the listing before it hit the market. The home was...Continue Reading!
Over the next twelve months I'll be following builder Peter Stromberg through his process of building a home in South Lake Tahoe. You'll follow the steps he is taking through the building phase from inception to completion. I'll be sharing pictures, tips and pointers so you can see what is involved and what a beautiful outcome you can have! Step 1: Locating the Perfect Lot Peter came to me last year with the goal of finding the right lot for this new construction...Continue Reading!
I am seeing a big increase in lake front homes sales in South Lake Tahoe on both the CA. and NV. sides of the state line. Nevada Lakefront Homes In the past two months there have been four lake front homes and one condo that sold. During the previous two months there were none. If we look at the past 12 months, there was a total of 10 lakefront homes sold on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="16249,16250,16251,16252"] Why the sudden...Continue Reading!
There were four condos listed for sale in the Tahoe Keys neighborhood in April, which is double the number listed in March. In all of South Lake Tahoe, new listings of condos went up 81% in April from the previous year, while single family home listings went down almost 4%. When looking at the last year, condo listings are up 48% in the Keys and 48% in all of South Lake Tahoe. This is an interesting coincidence! Why the interest in buying a condo in...Continue Reading!
Occasionally I get the question if a buyer or seller wants to handle the sale or purchase of their home without a Realtor. Home buyers and sellers think they'll save a few dollars and handle the transaction themselves. Many transactions work well eliminating the middle person, but a home purchase is not the time to cut corners. I had a call this week from a client who was buying a house without an agent directly from the owner who was also...Continue Reading!
I receive a lot of phone calls and emails from my clients who want more information about investing in Lake Tahoe real estate. The top four benefits that motivate buyers to pull the trigger are the following; ability for personal use on vacations, income potential, strong appreciation growth and tax advantages. 1. Use Your Lake Tahoe Vacation Home If you invest in stocks, bonds or in a business, you don't get to physically enjoy them like you can when you invest in...Continue Reading!
In South Lake Tahoe real estate terms, March was much of the same when looking at the figures of home sales over the last year. Median Sale Price and Closed Sales of Homes Sold in South Lake Tahoe Over the past 12 months, the median price of homes in South Lake Tahoe, CA sold leveled off at $320,000, but that's still 25.5% over last year's average of $255,000. For the month of March, 2014, the median rose to $365,000 (this reflects homes...Continue Reading!
You have made the decision to buy a home in Lake Tahoe. That's the first step. Now it's time for the second step: finding a Lake Tahoe realtor that you trust. There are hundreds of real estate agents in the area so this may seem like a daunting task. The Top 4 Reasons You Should Pick Dan Spano as Your Lake Tahoe Realtor 1. Negotiating price and terms - With my 30 years of Lake Tahoe real estate experience, I know the...Continue Reading!