Tahoe Home Prices Increased 26% Since Last Year!

That's right.  South Lake Tahoe single family home prices have increased a whopping 26.3% since last February, 2020, according to the South Tahoe Association of Realtors MLS.   It's a Seller's Market.  If you have ever thought of selling your Tahoe … [Read more...]

Where to Go Play in the Snow

Go Play in the Snow! Great Places for Family Snow Play in Northern California Snow is in the forecast in the Sierra this week, so get ready for some wintertime fun! While we love the skiing and snowboarding at Lake Tahoe, we know that not everyone's a skiier and … [Read more...]

Don’t Wait!

For many decades patience was considered a virtue when shopping for real estate at Lake Tahoe. Buyers who waited until late summer or fall to make a purchase decision were finding a lot of excellent opportunities and often a willingness among sellers to negotiate price and … [Read more...]

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Housing Perspective Light at the End of the Tunnel, but Recovery Will Take Time The California housing market is showing signs of recovery in recent weeks. Home sales are expected to fall further in May, after declining with the fastest pace since December 2007 in April. … [Read more...]

Market Update

June 4, 2020 The economy and the housing market continue to see signs of improvement—particularly in terms of buyer demand. The labor market impacts continue to shrink while mortgage applications and showing appointments continue to improve. More REALTORS® are closing … [Read more...]

Measure T Update

Measure T passed by less than 60 votes, with approximately 6,521 votes cast. What will Measure T Do? Eliminates 1,400 vacation homes (VHR) that are currently operating outside the tourist core in the City of South Lake Tahoe by 12/31/2021 (the county is not affected by … [Read more...]

2019 Lake Tahoe real estate Forecast

Good news - 2019 should be a year of growth in our South Shore Lake Tahoe real estate market - slow and steady forward movement.  Prices are projected to increase at 3% - 3.5% by the California Associations of Realtors.  Since the bottom of the market in 2012, we … [Read more...]

Buying a Tahoe Home in 10 Steps

1. Start with your credit. Credit reports are kept by the three major credit agencies, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. They show whether you are habitually late with payments and whether you have run into serious credit problems in the past. A credit score is a number … [Read more...]

Rules for Vacation Home Rentals (VHR)

The following is the Code of Conduct for vacation home rentals from the city of South Lake Tahoe: Occupancy Studio: Two persons total 1 Bedroom: 4 persons total 2 Bedroom or more: 2 per bedroom plus four others Noise: No noise if permitted after 10pm. Spas: … [Read more...]

Understanding Credit

Your credit, your credit scores, and how wisely you shop for a loan that best fits your needs have a significant impact on your mortgage interest rate and the fees you pay. To improve your credit and your chances of getting a better mortgage, get current on your payments and … [Read more...]