Activities in North Lake Tahoe

Are you making a trip to the Lake Tahoe area to look at real estate?  Buying real estate is exciting, but don’t forget to enjoy the area while you are here!  The warm summer weather is coming, which means it won’t be long until we see boaters, swimmers, paddle boarders, and kayakers out on the lake. Not a water person? No problem, there are plenty of things to do in the area, no matter what your interests are:  Go for a hike, take a hot air balloon ride, try out a high ropes course,... Read more »

Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market Report:

One of the more confusing parts of buying a home in Lake Tahoe real estate is understanding the market.  The shape of the Tahoe Real estate market will determine how far your dollar will take you.  Buyers seek to get a low price on a home and when the time comes to sell the home, hopefully the value has gone up, resulting in a profit.  Around the end of 2006 / start of 2007, the Lake Tahoe real estate market was doing better than ever, and it was a great time to sell.  One year later, and the... Read more »

Golf Course Homes

no images were found The Lake Tahoe Area has some beautiful golf courses.  There are over 20 courses around the lake and nearby.  Edgewood Tahoe (shown above) is located on Lake Tahoe and has some of the best views you’ll ever see on a golf course.  Golf course homes in Lake Tahoe are available in many price ranges and in many different areas.  There are even a number of newer golf course developments offering vacant lots on a golf course for new construction.  Truckee has the most golf... Read more »

Lakeview Homes

no images were found The term ‘lake view’ can mean a number of different things, especially in the Lake Tahoe Real Estate market.  If you’ve been doing some research about Lake Tahoe Real Estate, you probably have seen words like ‘peek’ and ‘panoramic’ to describe the lake view.  Lake views start with a peek (being able to see a small slice (or peek) of the lake through trees) and end with a panorama (a full-on view of Lake Tahoe).  Obviously, homes with... Read more »

Lakefront Homes

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful and places on the Earth to live.  Nothing compares to owning a lakefront home on Lake Tahoe.  Lakefront homes and condos have stunning views of both the lake and the mountains surrounding it.  Many lakefront properties on Tahoe provide access to the the lakes amenities such as piers, boathouses, beach frontages and buoys.  Owning a lakefront home on Tahoe allows you to have daily access to one... Read more »

Lake Tahoe Real Estate Short Sales and Foreclosures Slowing

This decade has been full of ups and downs in the Lake Tahoe real estate market.  Around 2008, we saw short sales and foreclosures like we never had in North Lake Tahoe real estate.  There were more homes for sale on the market, than there were buyers.  Today, we are dealing with a much different market.  Luckily, the market has come back since it started to drop in 2006 / 2007.  We saw the number of sold short sales and foreclosures start to decline in 2012 and 2013.  The values aren’t back... Read more »

New Homes For Sale in Lake Tahoe

In the past few years, the Lake Tahoe real estate market has seen improving conditions.  Recently, we have seen new construction going on in the Lake Tahoe basin.  Real estate in the Lake Tahoe basin is in high demand, but it isn’t always easy to build in the area.  Development is limited in the Lake Tahoe basin due to struck environmental regulations.  Lake Tahoe is known for its beauty, clear blue waters and a strong effort to ‘Keep Tahoe Blue’.  These regulations are part... Read more »

Buying a Lake Tahoe Rental Property

Buying a rental property in the Lake Tahoe area is great if you want to get a foothold in the area.  If you plan on moving to Lake Tahoe in the future, why not buy now and let your Lake Tahoe home pay itself off in the meantime?  In Lake Tahoe real estate, a reasonably priced Lake Tahoe property has a capitalization rate (the ratio between the net operating income produced by an asset and its market value) of between 7 and 8%.  With a 7 or 8% capitalization rate, the owner can pay for the entire... Read more »

975 The Drive, Tahoe City – Price Reduced $859,000!!

Wonderful, brand new mountain home located in Tahoe City, West shore Lake Tahoe. 975 The Drive, Tahoe City CA 96145. This home has very nice finishes and is ready for its new occupants. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,600+ square feet, 2-car garage. Just a block from the bike path. Perfect home for full-time or vacation home use. Open houses are scheduled or call for a personal tour.  Read more »

Lake Tahoe Home Financing

Lake Tahoe Home Financing So you’ve found the perfect Lake Tahoe home for sale? Now you need to buy it! There are many options for financing a Lake Tahoe home purchase which is good because there are some factors of home purchase that may not allow for conventional financing. In addition to a buyer qualifying to purchase a home there are qualifying factors for the home or condo or lot. Many buyers for north Lake Tahoe real estate are purchasing a home or condo in addition to their primary residence.... Read more »