Tahoe City, CA Real Estate News

By Scott Jones, Lake Tahoe RE Specialist
(Coldwell Banker)
North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Region MLS Presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Properties – Single Family Homes and Condominiums Week of:  November 7th to November 13th Active Inventory Summary: Active Listings: The inventory for residential properties went down from the previous week to 1,075 active listings in the market; 825 single family homes and 250 condominiums for sale.  Coldwell Banker has over 16% of the active listings in the market and continues to be the market leader for listings. REO-Short Sale Listings:  Of the active listings, there are 166 properties listed as short sales, (15.4%) and 49 properties listed as REO sales, (4.6%). Months of Inventory:  Based on the current inventory and sales for the previous 30-day period, the market has roughly 10-months of inventory avail...
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By Scott Jones, Lake Tahoe RE Specialist
(Coldwell Banker)
Let the snow and snow-making begin! Not too long ago I decided to drive out in the midst of snow fall to see what kind of action was going on at Squaw Valley.   Much to my delight there was a flurry of activity as this classic resort was in rapid preparations - getting the mountain ready for ski season.  Not only was the snow steadily falling, but the snow making was in full motion.  I don't know about you, but this is extremely exciting to me!If you go to Lake Tahoe Ski Preview - November 13th, 2011 you can click on a recent article that recently appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures I took at Squaw Valley during the snowstorn on November 4th.
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By Sarah Becker, Northern CA REO & HUD Home Sales
(SJB Real Estate & Management)
Stage Address City Sq Ft Boreclosureeds Baths Est. Value Est. Equity Sale Time Sale Date Est. Bid # Loan Date 3149 W LAKE BLVD TAHOE CITY 3,062 5 3 $730,733 -42% 9:30 AM 11/28/11 $967,162 First 07/30/07 230 EASTVIEW RD TAHOE CITY 1,792 3 2 $516,266 -43% 10:00 AM 12/12/11 $415,924 First 09/11/03 1577 ALPINE MEADOWS RD TAHOE CITY 1,716 3 2 $548,900 18% 10:00 AM 11/29/11 $50,912 Second 08/07/07 1525 WASHOE WAY TAHOE CITY 2,095 4 4 $201,016 -264% 10:00 AM 12/07/11 $197,183 Second 09/12/08 526 JOSEPH CT TAHOE CITY 3,636 4 3 $717,931 -18% 10:00 AM 11/21/11 $832,183 First 09/06/06 3020 MARTIN DR TAHOE CITY 2,142 3 3 $607,495 -20% 9:30 AM 12/01/11 $674,736 First 07/28/05 3005 HIGHLANDS DR TAHOE CITY 1,806 3 3 $519,240 -53% 9:30 AM 12/12/11 $768,673 First 08/24/06 2595 LAKE FOREST RD TAHOE CITY...
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By Sarah Becker, Northern CA REO & HUD Home Sales
(SJB Real Estate & Management)
  Stage Address City Sq Ft Beds Baths Est. Value Est. Equity Sale Time Sale Date Est. Bid # Loan Date 2495 COUGAR TRL SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 1,680 4 2 $290,877 100% 2:30 PM 07/14/11 $294,750 02/14/06   626 ANITA DR DR4 SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 1,510 3 1.5 $279,358 100% 2:30 PM 08/08/11 $211,500 07/31/06   1538 CREE ST SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 1,286 3 2 $239,660 100% 2:30 PM 07/15/11 $296,100 06/08/06   1885 APALACHEE DR SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 960 2 1 $193,745 -97% 10:00 AM 11/16/11 $350,073 First 10/07/05   497 TAHOE KEYS BLVD 41 SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 754 0 1 $192,184 -20% 10:00 AM 11/29/11 $288,710 First 06/14/07   1290 WILDWOOD AVE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 1,782 3 2.5 $361,257 79% 2:30 PM 11/28/11 $630,450 Second 11/08/06   2225 WASHINGTON AVE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 864 2 1 $169,450 20% 2:30 PM 11/16/11 $154,646 First 12/29/06   3...
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By Sarah Becker, Northern CA REO & HUD Home Sales
(SJB Real Estate & Management)
SJB Real Estate & Management www.SarahBecker.com Foreclosure List Report   Presented By: Sarah Becker 530-530-671-1300 Sarahsoldit@yahoo.com Properties Address  Address City Sq Ft BedsEst. Value Est. Equity Sale Time Sale Date Est. Bid # Loan Date 3149 W LAKE BLVD TAHOE CITY 3,062 5 3 $730,733 -42% 9:30 AM 11/28/11 $967,162 First 07/30/07 230 EASTVIEW RD TAHOE CITY 1,792 3 2 $516,266 -43% 10:00 AM 11/14/11 $415,924 First 09/11/03 1577 ALPINE MEADOWS RD TAHOE CITY 1,716 3 2 $596,572 25% 10:00 AM 11/29/11 $50,912 Second 08/07/07 1525 WASHOE WAY TAHOE CITY 2,095 4 4 $234,303 -213% 10:00 AM 12/07/11 $197,183 Second 09/12/08 526 JOSEPH CT TAHOE CITY 3,636 4 3 $717,931 -18% 10:00 AM 11/21/11 $832,183 First 09/06/06 3020 MARTIN DR TAHOE CITY 2,142 3 3 $607,495 -20% 9:30 AM 12/01/11 $674,736 F...
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By Scott Jones, Lake Tahoe RE Specialist
(Coldwell Banker)
Real Estate transactions have different disclosures and protocal depending upon which region you are operating in and doing business in Lake Tahoe definitely has a few nuances.  We have the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency or TRPA whose purpose is to protect our fragile environment and the integrity of the region.  While there policies add additional tasks to complete a transaction everyone ultimately benefits.    Here is a article from the Sierra Sun discussing how other sensitive environment areas look at TRPA as a source for developing their own policies.       LAKE TAHOE — The state of Maine's largest lakes organization is visiting the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lake Tahoe Basin this week, seeking advice on their lakes' management programs, the agency announced Monday.“We'...
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By Scott Jones, Lake Tahoe RE Specialist
(Coldwell Banker)
Despite the wonderful weather we have been experiencing, snow season is fast approaching and sometimes we forget how luck we are to have such varied and fantastic resorts all around us.  It didn't take the Squaw Valley/Alpine merger to put us on the map.  From the north shore to the south shore we have an amazing variety of choices to satisfy everyone.  Here is a link to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle to get us all fired up! http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/23/SPM51LKGGC.DTL    
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By Scott Jones, Lake Tahoe RE Specialist
(Coldwell Banker)
Here is a great analysis from our great manager in Lake Tahoe! Coldwell Banker 2011 Weekly Real Estate Market Report North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Region MLS Residential Properties – Single Family Homes and Condominiums Week of:  October 10th to October 16th Active Inventory Summary: Active Listings: The inventory for residential properties went down significantly from the previous week to 1,211 active listings in the market; 931 single family homes and 280 condominiums for sale.  Coldwell Banker has over 16% of the active listings in the market and continues to be the market leader for listings. REO-Short Sale Listings:  Of the active listings, there are 169 properties listed as short sales, (14.0%) and 45 properties listed as REO sales, (3.7%). Months of Inventory:  Based on the current in...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
    LAKE TAHOE - HEY VEGAS BOB,  HOW ARE THESE VIEWS?   LAKE TAHOE - HEY VEGAS BOB,  HOW ARE THESE VIEWS?  Vegas Bob wrote a blog with video of Lake Tahoe titled "What do my Associate & Friends Want from Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz?  Breath-Taking Video of Lake Tahoe?"  It seem that we were both at Lake Tahoe at about the same time and while he took breath taking video I took pictures and video of the Lake from a different perspective.   In case you don't know,  Lake Tahoe sits on the border of California and Nevada and it is the second deepest lake in the U.S.  It has been know for its clarity, but that is changing as more people come to the area.  We own a condo near Tahoe City at Dollar Hill, so we visit frequently but since we have owned the condo for more than 15 years, I forget to ta...
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   Today is our 5th day at Lake Tahoe and our little vacation will be coming to an end tomorrow, so today will be another fun day playing in the sun.   In the photo above I captured several girls and boys sucking up the sun and worshiping the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. We will be going out again this morning on the "water-bikes" with a small video camera capturing some of HUGE homes with beach frontage on Lake Tahoe.   The photo below was taken at the summit just north of North shore Lake Tahoe where flowers grow wild everywhere, and hikers are seen hiking the trails and viewing the beauty.       Lake Tahoe Nevada Beach and it's beauty by Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz travel2vegasnow.com/.../lake_tahoe_nevada_beach_and_its_beauty... - Cached 1 day ago – Paddling on Surf Boards at L...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Lake Tahoe, CA.  In Tahoe City, which is on the North Shore of the lake is the outlet that feeds the Truckee River.  As you walk across the bridge, you see people looking down, down into the river...  Are they looking at ducks?  No.....  Geese?  Nooooo...  People swimming? Nooooo...  At me?  Nooooo.... Trout...  Rainbow, maybe brown trout, maybe brook trout, maybe steelhead?  But they are big...  Longer then your arm from the elbow.   They are just chillin' out there under the bridge...  And people are throwing in frozen peas, and fish food that you can buy at the store next door.  And the chop at it, like hungry goats at a petting zoo. As I pan my broken camera back (yea, remember how my son threw sand and water at it... lol!!!!!) you can see how many are there.  People are fishing for...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
So I have been on vacation this week in Lake Tahoe with my Son Ryan. Swimming every day, throwing rocks in the water, roller skating, making smores in the fireplace, making snowmen (yes, there was still snow), swinging on the swings, Old Town Virginia City, Circus Circus in Reno, seeing the trains in Truckee, riding bikes and hiking the woods... So ummmm...  Yesterday at the beach, of course having a great time digging holes, building castles so the big blue shorted monster could stomp them down got kinda carried away.   So in digging his HUGE hole, I was having him pose for a great picture and he accidentally flung water and sand at me and giggled...  He didn't realize that sand and water are not good for a camera, since he is not even 4 yet. So this was the defining picture that caugh...
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By Matt Brady, One of San Diego's Best Lenders
(Finance Of America)
Tahoe Vacation Rental Located just minutes outside of Tahoe City, Lynwood Lodge is a 3,000 square foot luxurious retreat in the woods. This special Tahoe vacation home features high ceilings, hardwood floors, an awesome kitchen and a large stone woodburning fireplace. Enjoy the spacious living room, dining room and kitchen, perfect for sharing special times with friends and family. The gourmet and casual cook alike will appreciate the All Clad cookware and fully equipped kitchen. As for the sports enthusiasts, the loft offers a Foosball table and a ping pong table is available in the garage for those friendly tournaments. The oversized master bedroom in this Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental features a special treat, a top of the line massage chair, terrific to massage those sore muscles from ...
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By Matt Brady, One of San Diego's Best Lenders
(Finance Of America)
Tahoe Vacation Rental Located just minutes outside of Tahoe City, Lynwood Lodge is a 3,000 square foot luxurious retreat in the woods. This special Tahoe vacation home features high ceilings, hardwood floors, an awesome kitchen and a large stone woodburning fireplace. Enjoy the spacious living room, dining room and kitchen, perfect for sharing special times with friends and family. The gourmet and casual cook alike will appreciate the All Clad cookware and fully equipped kitchen. As for the sports enthusiasts, the loft offers a Foosball table and a ping pong table is available in the garage for those friendly tournaments. The oversized master bedroom in this Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental features a special treat, a top of the line massage chair, terrific to massage those sore muscles from ...
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By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Is there anything better than stepping out onto your deck on a cool crisp Autumn morning and looking out across the mountain framed Lake Tahoe? How about sipping hot coffee or tea curled up next to the window as the snow falls gently on the Lake outside your home. And then when Spring and Summer arrive, seeing the sun sparkling off the crystal waters of Lake Tahoe as canoes and ducks paddle by. Yes there is nothing quite like living Lakeside on Lake Tahoe. If you truly want to experience all that Lake Tahoe has to offer, there is no other place to live than Lakefront on Lake Tahoe. Come see why we are #1 in the area for all season activities and events. There is always something going on in the Lake Tahoe area. With smaller towns and communities nearby you are never short of amenities o...
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By Brandon & Grace Yee, Lake Tahoe Real Estate
(Chase International)
Party Time at Tahoe City in Lake Tahoe Ok, we really don't get to go out for late night events since we have three kids, but since our good friend Lucas Rodenbush, goes by E.B.E., was djing up at Tahoe City in Lake Tahoe last Saturday we went up to support him. Lucas who goes by E.B.E. professionally is in the underground dance music industry.  He's put out many records through various labels and has djed all over the US and the World.  With that being said, it worked out well that he was visiting us and picked up a gig djing up in Tahoe City, so off we went.  Going there was also an adventure.  We live in South Lake Tahoe, so normally we would go around west shore to Tahoe City which takes about 50 minutes each way.  Unfortunately, west shore roads were closed due to snow slide, so we ...
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By Dave Westall
(Oliver Luxury Real Estate)
  492 Club Drive Tahoe City, CA 96145 Offered at: $499,000 492 Club Drive represents a great opportunity to own a remodeled single story 4 Bed/2Bath/2 Car garage home that is located just 3 lots away from Paige Meadows providing direct access to endless recreation.  This house also backs to 2 California Conservancy lots providing a private wooded setting that is very desirable in the Lake Tahoe real estate market. The kitchen was recently remodeled and features vaulted pecky cedar ceilings, custom low voltage lighting, hand scrapped hardwood floors, granite slab countertops, knotty alder cabinetry, a breakfast bar with seating for 4, and high end stainless steel appliances.  The kitchen and living room are open to each other creating a social great room that is sure to be the center of ...
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By Dave Westall
(Oliver Luxury Real Estate)
    3101 Lake Forest Rd #141 Tahoe City, CA 96145 Listed at: $329,900 3101 Lake Forest Rd #141 is a must see remodeled end unit Townhome that is priced to move quickly! If you have been looking for townhomes and condos in Tahoe City or the North shore of Lake Tahoe I'm sure you have noticed that a majority of the inventory is disappointing due to poor unit location or due to the fact that most units for sale have not had any updates since the 1980's. My new listing is a must see and will surely be a hit with its fantastic upgrades coupled with an amazing complex location.This Lake Forest Glen unit has an awesome location adjacent to a grassy common area for added outdoor enjoyment, and is just a quick stroll across the parking lot to the 2 HOA swimming pools, 4 tennis courts, and child...
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By Dave Westall
(Oliver Luxury Real Estate)
The North Lake Tahoe Lakefront market has been very active in 2010 and as of 9/29/2010 we have had 13 Lakefront Sales and currently there are 8 Lakefronts in escrow!  It is very realistic that 2010 will see over 21 Lakefront sales and that is if there are no other escrows opened in the next 2 months which is highly unlikely.  North Lake Tahoe hasn't seen this level of Lakefront activity since 2005 and we are on pace to outdo those numbers. In 2009 there were 11 Lakefront sales which the market has already eclipsed this year and there is a strong possibility that the sales volume will more than double the 2009 numbers.  It appears that the North Lake Tahoe luxury real estate market has reached a point where buyers feel comfortable with the current pricing which is resulting in higher sa...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Never would have thought you could catch crawdads at the lake...  I was up in north shore this weekend with my son, and started moving rocks and there they were!  I never would have thought of catching them in such large lakes...  The area was shallow, and warmer.  lots of shad in the water, and lots of rocks, big and small. I saw many, and grabbed this one, so I could show my son, and take a great picture for the photo album.  Then I thought, it would be fun to share! As long as you grab them from the "butt" they can't claw you...  Then again, if they did claw you, it really doesn't hurt!
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