February 2011

There are 49 blog entries for February 2011.

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Brand New Construction Home for Sale in Montgomery Estates in South Lake Tahoe

Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 1:55am. 1002 Views, 0 Comments.

Brand new construction home for sale in Montgomery Estates in South Lake Tahoe...backs to miles of US forest land!!

Just listed!!

We have just listed this beautiful brand new luxury contemporary mountain home in highly desirable Montgomery Estates area.  It is RARE to find a home that backs to US forest land.  The large windows to the back of this new construction home captures the phenomenal forest views from the living and dining area and the two bedrooms from downstairs.

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2161 Marshall Trail

  • 2638 square feet
  • 4 bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms
  • an office
  • 3 gas fireplaces
  • 2 car garage
  • upstairs living area with vaulted ceiling
  • family room / game area
  • rooftop deck with panoramic mountain and forest views
  • built in 2011
  • property backs…

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Snowing in South Lake Tahoe

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 5:34pm. 861 Views, 0 Comments.

Today was Snowing in South Lake Tahoe.

Here's a shot of the Bijou Golf Course when it's snowing in South Lake Tahoe.

The visibility was so bad that I couldn't even see more than 10 feet ahead of me when I was driving through this neighborhoodIf the wind didn't blow the snow off the pine trees then it was fine.

Looks like it's going to be a fresh powder day tomorrow!!

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Snow Conditions in South Lake Tahoe: Snow Day...We Needed it!!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 1:12pm. 674 Views, 0 Comments.

Snow Conditions in South Lake Tahoe: Snow Day...We Needed it!!

We are finally getting some needed snow in Lake Tahoe.  The last time we got decent snow must have been back in late December 2010.  That's almost two months ago!  Looks like the snow conditions in South Lake Tahoe will be going to snow through the weekend.

This weekend is a big weekend for us in South Lake Tahoe with the President's Day coming up.  If you don't live here, start planning now for a weekend getaway to Tahoe.  Please check with weather conditions to plan for appropriate transportation to drive in the snow.  If you live here, get your skis or snowboard ready to enjoy a nice powder day.

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You might want to check for road conditions with Caltrans:

  • 800-427-7623…

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What is the Most Expensive Home in Lake Tahoe?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 1:56am. 2173 Views, 0 Comments.

**This was posted on 2-11-2011 and was transfered from our previous website**

What is the most expensive home in Lake Tahoe?

The most expensive home in Lake Tahoe is "Tranquility".  Tranquility is also the third most expensive home in America by Forbes 2010 America's Most Expensive Homes.

Tranquility is Lake Tahoe's most prestigious property that is located in Zephyr Cove, NV.  This extraordinary estate is situated on 210 acres of seclusion that overlooks Lake Tahoe.  It even has it's own private lake.  

tranquility_most_expensive_home_lake_tahoe_chase_internationalThere are eight buildings that consists of 20,000 square-feet main residence, conservatory, guest residence, art studio, boat house pavilion, gymnasium with indoor basketball court, stable, and an additional guest and staff residence.

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What are the Median and Average Sale Prices Around Lake Tahoe?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 1:45am. 543 Views, 0 Comments.

**This post was dated 2-11-2011 and was transfered from our previous website**

What Are the median and average sale prices around Lake Tahoe?

This question is asked when buyers want to know how the market is like around Lake Tahoe.

The median and average sale prices around Lake Tahoe for 2010 are as followed:

California side of Lake Tahoe:

  • South Shore $317,000 (median) $396,400 (average)
  • Tahoe City $450,000 (median) $921,962 (average)

Nevada side of Lake Tahoe:

  • East Shore $570,000 (median) $955,781 (average)
  • Incline Village $827,000 (median) $1,314,549 (average)

The lowest price area in Lake Tahoe is South Shore and the highest price area is Incline Village.

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What are the Benefits of Buying Real Estate in California versus Nevada Taxes in Lake Tahoe?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 1:32am. 2159 Views, 0 Comments.

**This post was dated 2-11-2011 and was transfered from our previous website**

What are the benefits of buying real estate in California versus Nevada taxes in Lake Tahoe?

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This has to be the most popular question that's asked of us when buyers are looking at buying a home in Lake Tahoe. 

First off, buying any property is a personal choice.  There are a lot of factors that goes into choosing a property such as the location, the property itself, and the price.

For others, it's about the tax benefits.  Let's look at some of the benefits of buying real estates in California versus Nevada taxes in Lake Tahoe. 

California tax benefits:

  • Property taxes are 1.25% of the purchase price
  • Proposition 13 caps property tax to increase to…

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What are BMPs in Lake Tahoe?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 1:23am. 777 Views, 0 Comments.

What are BMPs in Lake Tahoe?

bmps_lake_tahoeIn short, Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Lake Tahoe are required methods to help developed properties prevent soil erosion and to infiltrate roof and driveway runoff into the ground.  This also helps prevent sediment and nutrients from entering our surface waters.

These requirements include providing paved driveway, installing drip-line infiltration trenches, and other remedial BMP property improvements.

Sloping ground and bare soil should be covered with a mosaic of native and/or adapted plants and mulch.  Mulching and vegetating soils helps absorb rain and snow melt.

The University of Nevada Cooperatvie Extension has compiled the Home Landscaping Guide for the Tahoe Basin which is the most…

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What is TRPA in Lake Tahoe?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 1:08am. 727 Views, 0 Comments.

What is TRPA in Lake Tahoe?

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) in Lake Tahoe is a governmental agency that was set forth in the 1980's to establish a balance between the natural environment and the human-made environment.

trpa_lake_tahoeOver a hundred years ago, conservationists voiced concerns about the impacts of logging, ranching, and tourism on the Lake Tahoe environment.  Their idea to make Lake Tahoe a national forest didn't gain wide support in Washington D.C., primarily because there was already land that was privately owned and had been developed or logged in Lake Tahoe Basin.

That didn't stop the conservationists to continue lobbying for environmental protection.

In the late 1960s the California and Nevada governors and lawmakers approved a…

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South Lake Tahoe Sale Statistics for January 2011

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 1:07am. 545 Views, 0 Comments.

**This post was dated on 2-15-2011 and was transfered from our previous website**

South Lake Tahoe Sale Statistics for January 2011

January 2011 sale statistics compared to the previous months shows that we took a small dip in the market.  Not too bad.

The total units sold in January was 40, same as December 2010 (40 units).

The total dollar value sold in January was $14,071,990, down $2,127,935 from December 2010 ($16,199,925).

The average sale price in January was $351,800, down $53,198 from December 2010 ($404,998).

The amount of REO's sold in January was 7, down 10 from December 2010 (17).

The amount of short sale sold in January was 10, up 4 from December 2010 (6).

I just checked what's pending and the numbers look promising.…

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Lake View Land for Sale in South Lake Tahoe

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 12:34am. 588 Views, 0 Comments.

**This post was dated 1-31-2011 on and was transfered from our previous website**

Lake view land for sale in South Lake Tahoe

These are incredible lake view land for sale in South Lake Tahoe.  Two are in Heavenly Valley and one in Montgomery Estate area of South Lake Tahoe.  Looks like the lowest priced lake view land for sale starts at $309,000.

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Price: $309,000  MLS #: 112966Price: $375,000  MLS #:  115350
4273 Saddle Rd2347 Cold Creek Trl
South Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe
Cross Street: Bridle  Lot Size: 18000Cross Street: Del Norte  Lot Size: 10900
IPES: 492  Sub Type: Vacant LandIPES:   Sub Type: Vacant w/Allocation
APN: 028-161-14-100  % Coverage: 1

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