Tahoe City, CA Real Estate News

By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Tahoe City Condo Values | Market Report - Year End 2018Looking for sold, year-end 2018 condo/townhouse market data for the Tahoe City? Here is the year-end 2018 review for Tahoe City. The Tahoe City real estate market conditions continue to be strong, and favor Sellers.  Inventory levels of available condos/townhomes for sale in Tahoe City remain critically low and limited with Buyers having very few buying options most price points.  On January 13, 2019 there were only 8 condos/townhomes for sale. Tahoe City Condos/Townhouses for Sale under $100,000 Tahoe City Condos/Townhouses for Sale under $200,000 Tahoe City Condos/Townhouses for Sale under $300,000 Tahoe City Condos/Townhouses for Sale under $400,000 Tahoe City Condos/Townhouses for Sale under $500,000 Tahoe City Condos/Townhouses...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Tahoe City Home Values | Market Report - Year End 2018  Looking for sold, year-end 2018 single family home market data for the Tahoe City area? Here is the year-end 2018 review for Tahoe City.The Tahoe City real estate market conditions continue to be strong, and favor Sellers.   Inventory levels of available homes for sale in Tahoe City remain critically low and limited with Buyers having very few buying options most price points.  On January 13, 2019 there were only 23 home for sale.   Tahoe City Homes for Sale under $300,000 Tahoe City Homes for Sale under $400,000 Tahoe City Homes for Sale under $500,000 Tahoe City Homes for Sale under $600,000 Tahoe City Homes for Sale under $700,000 Tahoe City Homes for Sale under $800,000 Tahoe City Homes for Sale under $900,000 Tahoe City Homes ...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
North Lake Tahoe - Truckee Condo Values | Market Report - Year End 2018Looking for sold year-end 2018 real estate data for the condo \ townhouse market in the North Lake Tahoe - Truckee area? Here is the year-end 2018 review for the region.  The North Lake Tahoe - Truckee real estate market conditions continue to improve and favor Sellers. You can see that the over-all North Lake Tahoe - Truckee condo/townhome price trend is moving up, which means lower priced condos are harder to find than they were a few years ago.The North Lake Tahoe - Truckee regional condo/townhome prices are up +7.02% for 2018 when compared to the previous year.  Condos/townhouses closed a median average sales price of $449,500 (MLS Areas 1-9). Important Reader Note:  As an FYI, past North Lake Tahoe - Truckee rea...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
North Lake Tahoe - Truckee Home Values | Market Report - Year End 2018  The North Lake Tahoe - Truckee real estate market conditions continue to be strong, and favor Sellers.   Looking for sold year-end 2018 single family home market data for the North Lake Tahoe - Truckee area?  Here is the year-end 2018 review for the region. Inventory levels remain critically low and limited with Buyers having very few buying options most price points. Single family home prices move up in 2018, and it made sellers even more aggressive on their pricing strategies.  You can see on the graph below that the over-all North Lake Tahoe - Truckee region home price trend for the average median home sold sales price move up.    The closing home sales price was a new market high for the region and surpassed th...
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By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
The Impact of a Government Shutdown on the Mortgage Process  If you are a Federal worker, then you don't need to hear it from me.  Dealing with the government shut down interjects uncertainty into your life and can cause financial stress.  If it's any consolation, the same holds true for the mortgage process.  When those who are buying a home have their transaction caught in the middle of a political tug-of-war, timelines can get fuzzy, stress levels can get high and dominoes for sellers and buyers can fall.  Where possible, we do all we can to "get in front" of a shutdown but with the unpredictable nature of our current political environment, it's not always possible to take precautions.  For all of us, here are some of the ways that a government shutdown can impact the mortgage and ho...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Tahoe City Farmers Market 2018 The Tahoe City Farmers Market 2018 will open this Thursday, May 17, 2018!Our fabulous summer season is almost here!  The return of the  Tahoe City Farmers Market in downtown Tahoe City is one of those first signals that summer is really on its way here for the North Lake Tahoe area!If you'll be up in the greater Tahoe City - Truckee area from May 17 - October 11, 2018 you'll want to make sure to stop by the Tahoe City Farmers’ Market and take advantage of the fresh fruits, veggies, and bakery items just to name of few of the items you'll find at the outdoor market!You may not know that our local Tahoe City Farmers’ Market program is seasonal, and is a weather permitting event. Local farmers and merchants from the greater Auburn Foothill area and the North ...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Memorial Day 2018 - Lake Tahoe Today is Monday, Memorial Day 2018 in Lake Tahoe, California.  It's a day to remember, respect, and honor those men and women who have died while serving in our U.S. Military Service.Where I live, American Flags are flying everywhere - homes, cars, boats, piers, and local businesses.  Each Flag is a reminder on the cost of our freedom.  A proud symbol of our country, but today a reminder of those that have died and have paid the ultimate personal sacrifice protecting, defending, and to keep us safe.Freedom and our way of life comes at a very high price.  It is something that we should think about not just on Memorial Day, but on each and every day. Today, Monday, May 28, 2018 is a day to count your blessings and to remember those that died serving to make ...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
North Lake Tahoe - Truckee Condo Values | Market Report - 2017Wondering what has happened to condo \ townhouse values in the North Lake Tahoe - Truckee area for 2017?  Is the time right to buy, or sell a condominium or townhome in North Lake Tahoe - Truckee, California area?The North Lake Tahoe - Truckee real estate market conditions continue to improve.  Inventory levels are the lowest in more than a decade, and prices have moved up again, a benefit for sellers, a negative for buyers hoping for a small market price correction.Tahoe area condo Buyers have had fewer choices, and for those looking for a condo for sale in North Lake Tahoe, or Truckee area under $400,000 will find their options are very limited these days.As an example of how limited the selection of lower-priced condos\tow...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
North Lake Tahoe - Truckee Home Values | Market Report - Year-End 2017Wondering what has happened to home values in the North Lake Tahoe - Truckee?  Is the time right to buy, or sell a home in North Lake Tahoe - Truckee, California area?The North Lake Tahoe - Truckee real estate market conditions continue to change. Inventory levels are the lowest in more than a decade, and prices have moved up again, making sellers even more aggressive on their pricing strategies.You can see that the over-all North Lake Tahoe - Truckee home price trend is moving up, which means lower priced homes and cabins are also moving up in price.North Lake Tahoe - Truckee regional single family home prices are up +8% for 2017 when compared to 2016, with a median average sales price of $648,500. Additional confirm...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Fresh Powder Snow in Tahoe City | Feb 22 2018 Last year we received so much snow that by mid-February reporting new, fresh, powder snow in Tahoe City was old news. You may not remember that by mid-January 2017 we had received about 70% of our annual snow fall, about 280 inches (average annual snowfall is around 400 inches), in just a couple of weeks - a lot of snow in a very short period of time. By the time our 2017 winter season was over, we had received over 700 inches of snow – an epic winter for so many reasons.Fast forward to today, February 22, 2018, and with only a few smaller snow storms so far this year, it has made this winter very mild in comparison, and each new snow storms big news!It’s exciting to let everyone know that we have received between four (4) to six (6) inches ...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival – 2017Summer in Lake Tahoe is a very special time of the year.  We have so many wonderful events for our North Lake Tahoe – Truckee locals, second home owners, and visitors to enjoy.Seeing one of the outdoor plays at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is one of those events that should be on everyone’s summer to-do list!Over the past few years we’ve had the opportunity to see several of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival plays.  Each one has been very well done, and has brought us back the next year for more summer fun and enjoyment.If you aren’t familiar with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, this is the 45th Anniversary of outdoor Shakespeare plays in the greater Lake Tahoe area.They originally started in 1973 at the Ehrman Mansion in Sugarpine Point S...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Commons Beach Tahoe City Music Concerts - 2017 It's the 13th annual Concerts at Commons Beach in Downtown Tahoe City .  Get ready for twelve weeks of fun Sunday afternoons in Tahoe City!Check out this video from one of the past Tahoe City Beach Music Concerts at Commons Beach:There are so many great reasons to spend time in North Lake Tahoe and the free outdoor summer music concerts on Sunday afternoon and early evenings in Commons Beach in downtown Tahoe City is one great reason to be here.You’ll find the Commons Beach area right across the street from the Cobblestone Center in the heart of downtown Tahoe City.Lake Tahoe has so many great events during our summer, high season that you'll find a lot of opportunities to enjoy being outside and taking in all of the sights and sounds of ou...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Tahoe City Summer Movies on the Beach 2017 ScheduleOur summer weather has been wonderful and our evening temperatures are perfect to watch one of the free, outdoor, summer movies on the beach in downtown Tahoe City in Lake Tahoe, California.If you'll be in the greater North Lake Tahoe - Truckee area this summer make sure to see at least one summer beach movie here in Tahoe City this year.If you haven’t been to a beach lake-side movie, put this one your summer list of things to do.Wednesday night movies in Tahoe City is a free, fun thing to do this summer in Lake Tahoe!The Tahoe City movies will begin at dusk on the beach and this year they will be hosted at two different locations.New this year will be the showing of the first three movies at the Gatekeepers Museum next to Fanny Bridge,...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Happy 4th of July Tahoe City Fireworks 2017Looking for a way to celebrate the 4th of July in North Lake Tahoe?Check out the Annual Tahoe City Fireworks Show in downtown Tahoe City today, Tuesday, July 4th , 2017!The 72th Annual Tahoe City 4th of July Fireworks event will take place at Commons Beach in Downtown Tahoe City, California.  starting at around noon today with live music from DJDennis on the street and Kip Yager on Commons Beach, followed by Partrick Bolen and friends, along with beach games and food vendors.In addition to fireworks at around 9:30 p.m. there will be games and contests at Commons Beach.  Food vendors will be on site, along with merchandise to celebrate the day.The fireworks display will take place over Lake Tahoe so you can watch from Commons Beach, a local rest...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Lakefront Homes for Sale in Tahoe City with a PierSummer is a beautiful time of year here in Lake Tahoe.  As temperatures rise Tahoe Buyers that love to boat, or spend time out on the water with their water toys often ask me are there lakefront homes for sale in Tahoe City with a pier?  The short answer is yes, but no many!!Our selection of Tahoe City lakefront homes is always limited.  As of June 28, 2017 we hadSix (6) lakefront homes for sale in Tahoe City.Not every lakefront home comes with a pier, a shared pier, or even has pier access through a neighborhood home owners association, but we do have lakefront homes for sale in Tahoe City with a pier.  As of June 28, 2017 of the six lakefront homes for sale in Tahoe CityFive (5) lakefront homes for sale in Tahoe City with a PierTahoe C...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Can I Build a Bigger Deck on my Lake Tahoe Home?When looking at homes in North Lake Tahoe, one of the most frequently asked questions that I get from my Tahoe Buyers is “Can I build a bigger deck on my Lake Tahoe home?” or “Can I expand the current deck and make it bigger on my Lake Tahoe home?” or “Can I add on another deck onto my Lake Tahoe home?” “Can I expand the stone and mortar patio?” (not loose pavers, or stones, but a solid patio) “Can I add on a garage?” There are many variations to this question, but it always comes down to the idea of adding, building, or modifying the current structure, and its footprint configuration.Buying real estate is about compromise, rarely is something perfect and there are trade-offs.  It’s about finding a property that has most of what you want a...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Can I cut down a tree in North Lake Tahoe?One of the frequent questions I get from my Tahoe Buyers is “Can I cut down a tree in North Lake Tahoe?”Many of my North Lake Tahoe Buyers have been coming up to the Lake Tahoe – Truckee area for years, and they have heard stories of how hard it is to cut down trees, along with how difficult the process is to get approval. Can you cut down trees in North Lake Tahoe? Do you need a permit? How hard is it to get a permit, or approval?  The answer - it depends!If the home is located in the Lake Tahoe Basin, then the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) rules apply when it comes to removing trees.  When in doubt, before cutting down any tree, call the TRPA for guidance, or talk to a local tree removal company for more help before taking any action. ...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Can I buy a home in Tahoe City for under $500,000?Tahoe City Home Buyers are asking me:  Can I buy a home in Tahoe City for under $500,000?Our Tahoe City real estate market conditions have changed.Recently I’ve had several Tahoe City home Buyers tell me how frustrated they are in not finding lower priced properties. Can they still find homes for sale in the Tahoe City community for under $500,000 in price – the short answer is maybe!Currently only 2% of the Tahoe City homes for sale is priced under $500,000 (as of 06-19-2017). In real numbers this represents only 1 homes for sale in Tahoe City.As of Monday, June 19, 2017 there were only 44 homes for sale in Tahoe City (North Shore and West Shore).  This inventory level is critically low for this time of year, and this area.Here is the b...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Homes for sale in Tahoe City with air conditioning             Last Sunday, June 11, 2017, we had snow on the ground here in Tahoe City.  It didn’t last long, and less than a week later, temperatures are now in the 80’s, so it’s no surprise as I was showing homes today, the question came up, are there homes for sale in Tahoe City with air conditioning?Lake Tahoe is at an elevation of 6,200+ feet above sea level, and our hot weather and temperatures tend to be short lived.  Yes, we will have 4-6 weeks of hot weather where having air conditioning would be a sweet treat, but the reality is very few homes, or condos have air conditioning in the greater Tahoe City – Truckee area.As of today, Sunday, June 18, 2017 the day time high was expected to be 81 degrees and there were zero (0) homes f...
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By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Homes for sale in Tahoe City with a Tennis CourtIf you are looking to buy a second home in Tahoe City and you’re an avid tennis player, one of the questions you might ask is where can I play tennis in Tahoe City? Are there homes for sale in Tahoe City with a tennis court?If you’re buying a Tahoe City condo, you’ll have a number of options, but if you’re buying a single family home in Tahoe City, you only have a couple of choices for public access, but some properties do come with tennis court access through the neighborhood association.Here are your public Tahoe City tennis court options, regardless of what neighborhood you live in: Kilner Park - 410 Ward Avenue, Tahoe City, CA – 2 courts, night lights, just re-done in 2016 North Tahoe High School, 2945 Polaris Road, Tahoe City, CA – 4 ...
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