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Welcome to Paradise Real Estate

Access to the best and most timely information can dramatically shape your Lake Tahoe real estate experience. Because of this, I have worked very hard to create a Lake Tahoe real estate website that helps you get the information you are looking for quickly and easily. Sign up now to receive all new listings according to your desired criteria that get posted to the MLS.elk-point-country-club

Lake Tahoe Homes for Sale

I am passionate about delivering exceptional and personalized customer experiences. With extensive knowledge in every aspect of Lake Tahoe real estate, fueled by market research and insight, I am able to be your trusted local real estate Realtor. On this website, with it’s groundbreaking web features, you can easily find lakefront and luxury homes  for sale as well as the most extensive list of ALL homes for sale on both the California and Nevada sides of the lake. Listings of homes are updated every hour from the local Real Estate MLS! Get to know the Tahoe neighborhoods by reading the descriptions and viewing them on the Map Search.

Neighborhoods of South Lake Tahoe

Since many Lake Tahoe home buyers come from out of the area they aren’t familiar with our neighborhoods and their attributes. Due to this, two features have been included to help the buyer’s experience.  First is a Lake Tahoe Buyer’s Guide and, secondly, video tours and reviews of all South Lake Tahoe neighborhoods.  You can find them on the neighborhood video page or on the neighborhood page.

Each South Lake Tahoe neighborhood is unique. You will notice everything from lakefront and luxury homes like those in Tahoe Keys, Glenbrook, Skyland, Cave Rock and Elk Point, as well as homes with more of a mountain, woodsy feel as those in Montgomery Estates, Pioneer Trail and Tahoe Paradise. Nevada neighborhoods tend to have more luxury and lake view homes while California neighborhoods tend to include everything from luxury lakefront to mountain cabins.

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Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market

The Lake Tahoe real estate market continues to be very busy, with increasing sales and a decreasing inventory of homes for sale. With recent sales continuing to stay strong, many experts believe just as I do, that now is the time to purchase a home in Lake Tahoe. Even sales of homes in the luxury market are remaining strong, as in the Glenbrook, Lakefront, Skyland, Zephyr Heights and  Tahoe Keys neighborhoods. The neighborhoods on the CA. side of the lake have some pricing that is still very attractive and below our market peak in 2006.

Over the last 12 months, ending February 28, 2014, there were 738 closed sales of homes in South Lake Tahoe, CA.  The median price of sold homes during the last year was $320,000, up 28% from the previous year.  We had been seeing a consistent upwards growth in most figures over the last 17 months, but this month saw a few areas with a slight drop. Overall, closed sales were down 3.7%, but there was actually only one category that had a drop ~ those priced under $300,000. All other price categories had increased sales, including the Lake Tahoe luxury home market where sales were up 31.6%.

My predictions for 2014 in the Lake Tahoe real estate market:

  • Interest rates will continue to creep up
  • Appreciation rate will taper
  • Luxury homes sales will be strong
  • Available Homes for sale will continue to decrease

Look at all the homes for sale in Lake Tahoe, and if you see something you like and aren’t in the area to view it, I offer a special service. You will receive a narrated video tour of the home…it will be like you’re there and seeing it for the first time!  If you want more information on any home or subject on my website please contact Dan Spano. Read my most recent reviews. I welcome all my customers to drop by my office conveniently  located in the Lake Tahoe casino core on the CA. side of the state line.

Relief for Underwater Homeowners Held up in the Assembly

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California Assembly Holds Underwater Homeowners Hostage The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is a sponsor of SB 30, a bill which would provide relief to distressed homeowners attempting to sell their homes in a "short sale."  Under current state law, when a lender forgives mortgage debt in a short sale, the seller must pay state income tax on the amount of forgiven debt. The federal government does not charge federal income tax, and many feel neither should the state. These sellers...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Neighborhood Highlight: Sierra Tract

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The Sierra Tract neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe is currently one of the hottest areas in which to buy a home. Lake Tahoe Real Estate in the Sierra Tract Neighborhood Homes in the Sierra Tract area vary from small homes and cabins to newer contemporary homes. However, most Lake Tahoe neighborhoods have this kind of mix . This is a great neighborhood for a second home as well as income property but not ideally suited for a Vacation Home income property. However,...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market Review for August 2013

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The real estate market in South Lake Tahoe continues to show strong numbers, no matter which set of figures you look at.  With more homes coming on the market one would expect a higher inventory of homes for sale, but that isn't the case. Median Sales Price Continues to Rise The median sales price for homes that closed in August, 2013 was $301,000, which caps off thirteen straight months of continued price increases.  For the past year the median sales price of...Continue Reading!

How to set the listing price of your Lake Tahoe home

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The situation:  You're ready to sell your Lake Tahoe home. The dilemma:  What to set the listing price at? The solution:  Look at a combination of factors: There is no easy route to figuring out how much to list your home at.  There isn't a book you open and the magic number appears, but with some research and a little bit of guessing, you'll come at a price that is both good for you and for buyers. The first step is to locate...Continue Reading!

Stateline Development in South Lake Tahoe Moves Forward

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It's About Time Redevelopment Moves Forward: Big news this week for those keeping an eye on the old South Lake Tahoe redevelopment project formerly known as the Chateau. Signs that the project is finally moving forward came with the announcement that a temporary sidewalk along Highway 50 will be installed and the foundation for the retail will go in this building season (prior to October 15, 2013). Work will continue through the winter, with completion, including landscaping, coming late next summer. About a half dozen...Continue Reading!

Fabulous Views from throughout this Glenbrook home for sale!

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An estimated three millions visitors gaze upon beautiful Lake Tahoe each year but very few are able to call Lake Tahoe home, and even fewer are able to live in a lakeview home like this one. Imagine gazing out upon the lake from this gorgeous Glenbrook home for sale! You'll feel like you're hanging over the top of the lake. This is one of most panoramic lakeview homes I've ever been in, even better than most lake front homes.  You look...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Neighborhood Highlight: Elk Point

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The Elk Point neighborhood is a gated lakefront community on the south-east shores of Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side. Since this is one of the few gated communities it is very popular as well as offering old world charm mixed with the modern life. Lake Tahoe Real Estate Sales in Elk Point Since this is a quaint neighborhood, homes don't come up for sale often.  So far, in 2013, there have been 3 home sales, all on the main road Lakeview Avenue.  The...Continue Reading!

Top Reasons for Buying a Home in Lake Tahoe

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The California Association of Realtors recently came out with a list of the "Top 5 Reasons for Buying." They discussed that 38% of the buyers in California bought because of price reductions, 12% due to favorable pricing and/or financing, 10% because they desired a a new or better location, 9% because of a tax advantage or investment and 7% bought because they were tired of renting a home. These figures were the result of a survey of home buyers in 2013. Top...Continue Reading!

Is the Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market over priced yet?

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The answer is NO.  While the market has been hot and there is a lot of action with active home buyers, the time is still good for the "regular Joe" to buy a home in Lake Tahoe.  Prices have been rising continuously since August of 2012 but home values are still nowhere close to what they were at the beginning of 2007 which was the height of home prices locally. There are many cities in Northern California that have already...Continue Reading!

Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market Review for July, 2013

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Summer weather isn't the only thing that is staying hot...the Lake Tahoe real estate market is too! Median price of homes sold rises again The median sales price for homes sold in the month of July of 2013 rose 28% from July of 2012 to $299,500 on the California side of South Lake Tahoe. The median price for the last 12 months was $280,000, up 19.4% from the previous year.  After 5 straight years of declining prices we have now seen 1...Continue Reading!