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Using FHA Loans to Buy Your Dream Home in Lake Tahoe

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FHA Loans For Your Dream Homes. If you’re planning to buy a home in Tahoe yet worried about not having a stellar credit background, an FHA loan might just be for you. This loan makes it possible for people who have credit scores as low as 500 to still buy the home they want! To understand it more, an FHA loan is a mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA is not a lender. It’s an...Continue Reading!

What’s going on with Vacation Rentals in South Lake Tahoe?

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Have you heard the news? The City of South Lake Tahoe is planning to change the rules for Vacation Rentals again. But what are they changing, and how does it affect you?   A LITTLE BACKGROUND A Vacation Home Rental (or VHR for short) is a home or condo that is rented out for less than 30 days at a time. You may have heard of AirB&B or VRBO. These are popular websites where you can search for a home to stay in when...Continue Reading!

Condo Purchase Versus Home Purchase in Lake Tahoe

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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!

Lake Tahoe Real Estate Buyer and Seller Checklist

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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!

Hot Topics: 1031 Exchanges

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 A 1031 exchange is also known as a tax deferred exchange. It’s simple for an investor to "defer" paying capital gains taxes on an investment property when it’s sold since another "like-kind property" is purchased with profit gained by the sale of the first property. 1031 Exchanges Thanks to IRC Section 1031, a properly structured 1031 exchange allows an investor to sell a property. It also allows them to reinvest the proceeds in a new property, and defer all capital gain taxes. If...Continue Reading!

Lakefront Condos in Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe Condos... Lakefront Living Without the Hassle Are you interested in owning a Lake Front property at Tahoe, but don’t want the expense or high costs of maintenance?  Consider a Condo at one of the many Lakefront Complexes.  The prices range from $200,000 on up.  They offer many amenities including private beaches, piers, buoys, pools and hot tubs, and even tennis courts.  Take a look at the list of Lakefront Condos in this article.  You may find your perfect vacation...Continue Reading!

Obtaining a Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Permit

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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!

Sierra Shores – 3371 Lake Tahoe Blvd #8

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Affordable Luxury Lakefront living perfectly located in South Lake Tahoe. 3371 Lake Tahoe Blvd #8, South Lake Tahoe, CA  $1,990,000 Residential/Townhouse 4 Bedrooms/4 Baths   You asked for it!  Affordable Luxury Lakefront living perfectly located in South Lake Tahoe.  This is the perfect getaway location in Tahoe and great rental income potential.  Minutes away from skiing, boating, golfing, hiking, biking and much more!  This amazing lakefront town-home is located in the exclusive Sierra Shores gated community, with manicured grounds, pool, spa, fitness room, full time innkeepers and...Continue Reading!

Building Your Dream Home in Lake Tahoe

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A while ago, I followed the builder Peter Stromberg through his process of building a home in South Lake Tahoe.  You'll follow the steps he took through the building phase from inception to completion.  In doing so, you will get a better idea of what it takes to build your own home in South Lake Tahoe. Of course, a local real estate agent can assist you through the process.  But it's a good idea to know the steps and find out how to make...Continue Reading!

SOLD – 2481 Bernice Lane, South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Upscale completely remodeled home in prestigious Montgomery Estates. 2481 Bernice Lane, South Lake Tahoe, CA  *SOLD* $550,000.00        SOLD PRICE $495,000 Residential/Single Family 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths Every inch of this mountain home has been meticulously updated and is ready for you to enjoy.  Hickory hand-scraped hardwood floors in the living area and kitchen.  Atacama black granite counter-tops in the Kitchen and Bathrooms. Interior and exterior LED lights to help conserve energy.  Tankless hot water heater and 2 new gas insert fireplaces with thermostats, in addition...Continue Reading!