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 Wine Walk 2017 The official summer kick-off with the 12th annual Tahoe City Wine Walk 2017 is here!  Saturday, June 17, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. the wine tasting event will take place in downtown Tahoe City, California!This is the kick-off of summer here in the North Lake Tahoe area and this is one of my favorite events.It's a great way to jump-start your summer and a fund way to celebrate the Summer Solstice here in Lake Tahoe!This event continues to grow, and is a sell out each year!If you enjoy shopping, wine tasting and being in downtown Tahoe City, then this is the perfect event for you in beautiful Lake Tahoe!Over the past few years this has been an event to be at.  The Tahoe City Annual Wine Walk this year will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 and if you're planning...
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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)
What do the Lake Tahoe Mileage Road Markers mean?One of the things I enjoy about showing homes and condos for sale in the North Lake Tahoe area to Buyers is the one-on-one time we get in the car to talk about our area.Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to visit and live.  There are so many world-class outdoor activities, and depending on my Buyers’ interests I enjoy pointing out features, locations, stores, restaurants, and services that will enrich their time while they are in the area.One of the fun, everyday items I like to point out to my Buyers, while we are looking at property are the road markers on the side of the road that have a picture of Lake Tahoe on them along with a number.What do the Lake Tahoe Mileage Road Markers mean? The Lake Tahoe mileage road markers represent the dis...
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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)
How can a North Lake Tahoe buyer avoid multiple offers?The North Lake Tahoe real estate market is favoring sellers today.  The number of available homes and condos for sale in the area is extremely limited.As of Wednesday, June 14, 2017 we had the following for Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach, Homewood, Tahoma, Meeks Bay and Rubicon Bay (TSMLS Areas 1-5): North Lake Tahoe Homes for Sale: 132 Homes North Lake Tahoe Condos for Sale: 47 Condos At our lower price points inventory levels are even tighter. For example: North Lake Tahoe condos for sale under $400,000 there are only 12 units, or only 25% of all condo listings on the North Shore, West Shore, and greater Tahoe City area (TSMLS Areas 1-5) are under $400,000 in price. Another example of limited inventory in our ...
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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)
Why Buy a Second Home in Tahoe Park Tahoe City? Why buy a second home in Tahoe Park Tahoe City is a question I often get from my North Lake Tahoe - Truckee second home buyers that are considering all of the different Tahoe Resort communities as options. Why buy a second home in Tahoe Park Tahoe City? Answer: Lake Tahoe Recreational Amenities | Location | Lifestyle Tahoe Park is a well-known voluntary home owner association.  Membership can be relinquished one time, however, once a property relinquishes its membership it is irrevocable and the lot/property cannot re-join under the current rules as of 06/2017.Tahoe Park membership involves several neighborhoods on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe and the West Shore of Tahoe City including:  Lake Tahoe Park, Tahoe Park, Tahoe Park Heights, Tal...
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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)
Why Buy a Second Home in Dollar Point Tahoe City? Why buy a second home in Dollar Point Tahoe City is a question I often get from my Truckee – North Lake Tahoe second home buyers that are considering all of the different Tahoe Resort communities as options.Why buy a second home in Dollar Point Tahoe City? Answer: Location | Amenities | LifestyleDollar Point is a well-known, aspirational single family neighborhood in the greater Tahoe City, North Shore of Lake Tahoe area!This lake-side neighborhood is very desirable and only has 569 parcels, of which approximately 39 are lakefront properties.In addition to the Dollar Point subdivision being a relatively small neighborhood, you’ll find wide streets and a number of properties with flat lots and driveways.About 40% of the properties have so...
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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)
How to avoid a bear break in Lake TahoeIt’s exciting to be buying a Tahoe second home in our area, but you’re going to have questions and concerns on our local wildlife, and that includes our bears.North Lake Tahoe and the greater Truckee area is bear country.  There is no way to skirt around the topic, we live in the mountains and we have wildlife in the area including black bears.  A common question I’m often asked is how to avoid a bear break in Lake Tahoe.There are things you can do to prevent and reduce your chances of having a bear break in into your Lake Tahoe – Truckee home, or vehicles.How to avoid a Tahoe Home Bear Break in?  Here are some suggestions from the Bear League website: Do Not feed the bears. Once they know there will be food waiting for them, they will return.  Thi...
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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)
Are there North Lake Tahoe Lakefront Homes for Sale with a Pier?Our North Lake Tahoe luxury home market has been very active in 2017!Over twenty-one percent (21%) of all North Lake Tahoe – Truckee home sales were over $1 million dollars and over five percent (5%) of total sales were over $2 million in price.As a point of comparison, a normal market will see around ten percent (10%) of all sales in this luxury market segment.In the exclusive North Lake Tahoe lakefront luxury home market there have been six (6) reported lakefront home sales  during the first five (5) months of 2017.  This compares to the total of eighteen (18) lakefront home sales in 2016.Currently there are only eighteen (18) lakefront homes for sale on both the North Shore, and West Shore areas.  Low Lake Tahoe waterfro...
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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 2017It's here, the seasonal Tahoe City Farmers Market 2017 will open Thursday, May 18, 2017!There are a number of signs that we are moving in to our fabulous summer season here and seeing the Tahoe City Farmers Market Open Signs in downtown Tahoe City is one of those first signs 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 18 - October 12, 2017, so don't forget that Thursday mornings is your chance to shop the Tahoe City Farmers’ Market! You may not know that our local Tahoe City Farmers’ Market program begins in mid-May and runs well into mid-October (weather permitting).Local farmers and merchants from the greater Auburn Foothill area and the North Lake Tahoe area bring i...
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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)
When should I open my foundation vents in Tahoe City?If you live in a mild climate, where the temperatures do not drop below the freezing point, then your foundation vents are probably open all year-long.If you have a property in the greater Tahoe City, North Lake Tahoe, or Truckee area, where our temperatures will drop below freezing for months at a time, it is highly recommended that you close your foundation vents in the fall, which means you will also need to re-open your foundation vents during the warmer months.As a local Tahoe REALTOR® I am often asked by buyers when should they open and close their foundation vents in the greater Tahoe City area? It's a great question, and here is what I suggest:My general rule of thumb to open and close your Tahoe home/condo foundation vents: O...
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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)
What does it mean Furnishings Negotiable in the Tahoe Market?Tahoe Buyers often asked me what does it mean Furnishings Negotiable in the Tahoe Market?The greater Tahoe City, North Lake Tahoe, and Truckee area is dominated by second home owners.  As a result you will often find our home and condo listings that are for sale as Negotiable, Partially, or Mostly Furnished.They will appear in our Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service (TSMLS) as one of the following: Furnished | Mostly Furnished Furnished | Partially Furnished Furnished | Negotiable Furnished | None What does this mean as a buyer?  It means that you are more likely to find a Tahoe Seller that wants to include some, if not all furnishings in the sale of there property.Last year in 2016 for the greater North Lake Tahoe – Truckee...
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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 Real Estate May 2017It’s been a historic winter, with record breaking snow storms, and with over 700 inches of total snow reported at Squaw Valley (North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area), the winter of 2017 was epic!Like many of my Tahoe City – Truckee area buyers, you’ve been on the side-lines for several months waiting for the snow to melt enough so you can find the right property to buy and now is the time to re-start your searches.For most of you, warmer weather has been with you for some time, but here in the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area, we are still melting out and our spring flowers are just blooming.  Today our temperatures were in the mid 60's,with a lot of sunshine and blues skies.  It finally feels like our seasons have really changed!We’ve had enough...
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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)
SnowFest 2017 North Lake Tahoe Snow Festival          It’s here, SnowFest 2017 North Lake Tahoe Snow Festival will start its 36th annual ten days of crazy winter fun here in North Lake Tahoe, California area this March 3 - 12, 2017!This is one of my favorite winter events in the Lake Tahoe - Truckee area, and I'm not alone on this as SnowFest has been voted as one of the best annual events.After several drought years with disappointing winter snow falls, this year will make you forget that ever happened with our massive snow fall that still covers the area.  This is one SnowFest week you won't want to miss.This annual event, which began back in the spring of 1982, has become the place to be in the North Lake Tahoe area with ten days and nights of exciting fun winter events, and activiti...
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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)
Valentine’s Day 2017 | Tahoe City CaliforniaIt is Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Happy Valentine's Day!I've had my fair share of alone, and disappointing Valentine's Days over the years, but not today!  Today, I was spoiled!My Sweetheart delivered a dozen pink, purple, and red roses, along with chocolate covered strawberries.It melted my heart that after thirteen years of being together, he still made the effort to say "Be my Valentine" - sweet, romantic, and thrilled to be surprised and appreciated!We're staying in for dinner this year, but if you'll be dining out, and if you haven't made your romantic dinner plans for tonight, or for the upcoming holiday ski President's weekend, now is the time to pick up the phone and make reservations!Perhaps you’re a true romantic and you've already m...
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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)
More Snow in North Lake Tahoe - Truckee January 18 2017If you haven't heard, the North Lake Tahoe - Truckee area has had back-to-back winter storms that continue to come through the area leaving feet, not inches of new snow.Since my last update  on our giant snow storms that left feet of snow on January 5, 2017, today, just 13 days later on January 18, 2017, it has started to snow , and once again, we're expecting another 1-2 feet of new snow over-night.According to the Sierra Sun in their Tahoe skiing: 3-8 feet of snow recorded in four days at upper elevations by Cassandra Walker, on January 13, 2017 she noted three fun facts about our snow fall citing Liesl Kenney/ Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (Ski Resort), here are the two that I found very impressive: Over the past 45 years Squaw Val...
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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 received over 7 feet of new snow January 5 2017We had snow for the holidays and for those that made their holiday plans to be here in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area were rewarded with snow on the ground, skiing, skating, and so much more!On January 1, 2017 it started to snow.  Fast forward five days later, and I’m still digging out!  To say this was a huge winter snow storm in North Lake Tahoe today, January 5, 2017 is an understatement.North Lake Tahoe received over 7 feet of new snow over the past 5 days!  It’s been a long time since we’ve had such big back-to-back daily snow storms that just kept dumping more, and more, snow in the greater Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Tahoe Donner, and Northstar areas, but that is exactly what has happened over the past five days...
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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 Wine Walk Saturday June 18 2016 The official summer kick-off with the 11th annual Tahoe City Wine Walk Saturday June 18 2016 in downtown Tahoe City, California!This has been one of my favorite events in the North Lake Tahoe area.  This summer event is a great way to celebrate the Summer Solstice and the official beginning of summer in Lake Tahoe!This event continues to grow, and is a sell out each year.  If you enjoy shopping, wine tasting and being in downtown Tahoe City, then this is the perfect event for you in beautiful Lake Tahoe!Over the past few years this has been an event to be at.  The Tahoe City Annual Wine Walk this year will be tomorrow Saturday June 18, 2016 and if you're planning your events to be at here in Lake Tahoe, then put it on your calendar to be here ...
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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)
Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race – Stage 1 Lake Tahoe May 2016Calling all bike riding fans the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race – Stage 1 Lake Tahoe May 2016 will happen on Thursday, May 19, 2016.I was lucky enough to watch the first Stage of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race on the West Shore of Tahoe City here in Lake Tahoe last year and it was amazing!I was just down the road from the 50km mark in the Tahoe Park neighborhood which is known for having the Sunnyside Resort, FireSign Café and the new West Shore Market businesses.These are world-class athletes, and watching them ride by was more than just impressive, it was inspiring.I can see why the crowds turn out for the Tour de France event each year and line the streets for just a peek at the cyclists as they zoom...
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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)
Spring Fiesta - Tahoe City - May 7 2016It is the first Spring Fiesta in Tahoe City May 7 2016 and you don't want to miss out on the local fun this weekend!Did you miss out on celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday?  Maybe you had so much fun you're ready to do it again?Either way, get ready to have some fun at the Spring Fiesta in Tahoe City, California.It’s that time of year when our ski season is almost over (yes, Squaw Valley will be open until Memorial Day Weekend this year), and we've begun that transition to the next season. Almost everyone is now getting ready for the summer season which is right around the corner here in Lake Tahoe.If you’ll be up in the greater Tahoe City area on Saturday, May 7, 2016, be sure to take some time to check out the first ever Spring Fiesta, a spring...
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By Craig Cooper, Creating-Preserving-Growing Wealth in Real Estate
(Chase International Real Estate)
Lake View Luxury Homes Sold in Lake TahoeJust two miles South of Tahoe City on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, is one of the most amazing Lake View Luxury Homes Sold in Lake Tahoe. Sitting on top of Tahoe Park, it has what I like to refer to as a "falling off the cliff" view. No less than world class panoramic Lake Tahoe & Sierra mountain views flow from this luxury mountain retreat. This very rare mix of modern contemporary architecture in a stunning mountain setting provides unobstructed views of Lake Tahoe & the Sierras sitting on a lush green carpet of pine trees that stretch out to the blue edge of Lake Tahoe.This generous home is 3600 sq ft and boasts a total of 4 en suite bedrooms, 2 of them are master suites, a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, a sauna, steam shower, and so m...
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By Craig Cooper, Creating-Preserving-Growing Wealth in Real Estate
(Chase International Real Estate)
Tahoe City Winter Sports Park at the Tahoe City Golf CourseIf you are a winter sports fan but you don't always want to head up on one of the ski area lifts, you will be pleased to learn that the Tahoe City PUD has developed a great winter venue at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park at the Tahoe City Golf Course.The 46 acres directly behind the Bank of America and Save Mart operate as the Tahoe City Golf Course in the summer and converts during the winter months to a Winter Park featuring Cross Country Ski Trails, an exciting Sledding Hill, a Snowshoe track and general outdoor winter entertainment as well as having a warm base operation with a bar and restaurant in downtown Tahoe City, CA.The Tahoe City Winter Sports Park Ski Trails are open and groomed daily. The Sledding Hill is Open Fr...
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