REAL ESTATE FAQS Category
Have you heard the news? The City of South Lake Tahoe has changed the rules for Vacation Rentals again. But what are they changing, and how does it affect you? The Current "Freeze" At the City Council meeting on 10/27, the Council Members unanimously voted to put an Urgency Ordinance in place to halt all Vacation Home Rental (VHR) permit applications from being accepted or processed. This “freeze” is in place until December 21st, 2017. It's purpose was to allow the City Council time...Continue Reading!
Lake Tahoe Home Versus Condo Purchase? Lake Tahoe’s beaches, panoramic lake views, and breathtakingly gorgeous mountains are a few of the many reasons why people are seeking to purchase property in the area. Lake Tahoe offers a variety of different locations and settings. There are also many different types of views such as: panoramic lake, mountain, stream, meadow and golf course. In addition to all of the different views and settings there is also a lot of different types of homes...Continue Reading!
So you are in escrow… congratulations! But your work isn’t done yet. Here is a list of what to expect during escrow. This is just a general overview of the process, but your transaction may be different. Always check with your agent to make sure you know what to do to get your transaction closed on time. OPEN ESCROW Your agent will open the escrow for you as soon as the purchase agreement is fully signed by both the buyer and seller....Continue Reading!
Interested in a Lake Tahoe Investment? Many of the homes that you come across in the South Lake Tahoe area are owned by a private party and rented as a vacation home. As a result there has been a long debate in the town as to how many vacation rental homes vs. primary living homes there are available. Due to this, many local prospective home buyers are finding it more difficult to find a home to purchase. Although you may assume that buying a home in Lake...Continue Reading!
Top 10 things to know before buying a home in Tahoe So, you are thinking of purchasing a home in the Lake Tahoe area. That's a great choice! Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful areas in America, and is frequently on many travel sites "Top 10" vacation lists for a variety of reasons. Located high in the Sierra Mountains of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is truly a paradise for anyone who loves outdoor activities. The Lake is one of the...Continue Reading!
Many of my clients who are interested in buying a home in Lake Tahoe don't realize there are two states as well as North Shore and South Shore options to choose from. They just want to buy their vacation home in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Part of my job is to give consultation to home buyers on where is the best part of the lake that will meet or exceed their needs. And one of the...Continue Reading!
Get the Perfect Pictures A picture is worth a thousand words. This is why taking good photos to advertise your home is very important. When my clients decide to to purchase a home in Lake Tahoe the first thing they do is search the internet in their decided area. Looking for real estate online is kind of like reading a book as a child, you want pictures! Having professionally taken pictures of your home is a huge deciding factor as to if the purchaser would...Continue Reading!
Lake Tahoe has an abundance of Real Estate agents, so finding a Good Realtor in Lake Tahoe isn't that easy. Whether it be your first home purchase, an upgrade, a lifestyle change, or just buying a vacation home, you will need a good real estate agent. Here are some tips and tricks for finding the ideal Realtor who is right for you. 4 Good Signs Good Reviews. People only tend to leave reviews if they had an extraordinary experience or a bad one. Reading...Continue Reading!
Lake Tahoe has something to offer everyone, whether you are looking for a place to retire or like most, a second home that becomes your "home away from home" in one of the most amazing and desirable locations in the Western Hemisphere. Visitors to Lake Tahoe are constantly commenting on the legendary Lakefront homes and quintessential family retreats that boast unparalleled mountain views of the majestic Sierra's and the majority of these visitors dream about owning their very own piece of...Continue Reading!
Most Lake Tahoe home buyers understand the word "appraisal" but what really goes on during this step? The definition of appraisal is "an expert estimate of the value." As a licensed broker in both the state of California and Nevada and a member of the National Association of Realtors, I am able to share some of the valuable information they publish. Here are some great answers to common appraisal questions: Q. Will the homebuyer receive a copy of the appraisal? Yes. The Equal Credit Opportunity...Continue Reading!