South Lake Tahoe, CA Real Estate News

By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 18, 2011 / Richard Bolen) Here is the last episode in our 4-part series about South Lake Tahoe home sales by neighborhood currently running on Real Estate Central at Lake Tahoe Television (Cable channel 12). Following is the script used for the commercial. We hope you enjoy and find this helpful. FADE IN ON: Opening: Richard Bolen w microphone in hand. Behind him is a visual of South Lake Tahoe. Richard (V.O.) This is Real Estate Central from Lake Tahoe Television, Richard Bolen reporting with a South Lake Tahoe, CA neighborhood home sales update. This is the last episode in a 4-part series. Insert: Logo South Lake Tahoe Home value report. Richard (V.O.) Lets focus on South Lake Tahoe, CA neighborhoods in terms of price. The median sold price is always...
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By Brandon & Grace Yee, Lake Tahoe Real Estate
(Chase International)
Tahoe Keys Homes for sale with boat docks Get ready for summer fun with these Tahoe Keys homes for sale with boat docks in South Lake Tahoe.   Tahoe Keys is a boating community that's located in South Lake Tahoe that offers amazing lake and mountain views.  This is the ideal place to be for all you boat lover.  Enjoy waterfront living which provides direct access to Lake Tahoe.  This is a great way to explore all around Lake Tahoe without traffic. Tahoe Keys amenities include tennis, basket ball court, indoor and outdoor pools, spa, beach, pier, clubhouse, security patrol, and more!   Other activities many locals and tourists both enjoy are to ride bikes, walking, and kayaking around Tahoe Keys.  This is a great way to catch mountain and lake views.  There's also plenty of sunshine at T...
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By Drew Kondo
(Sierra Sotheby's International Realty)
The following are bank-owned properties in South Lake Tahoe, California, and nearby areas. Property details and pictures can be accessed by clicking on property addresses. If you’re interested in receiving Tahoe bank-owned property lists by e-mail, please let me know at drew@southtahoehouses.com. If you are interested in property on this list or any property in Lake Tahoe, e-mail me or call me at (530) 545-1831. Property Address - Price - Beds/Baths/Garage Spaces 1041 River Dr. - $99,990 - 3/1/0 2649 Bertha Ave. - $102,800 - 1/1/0 1666 Arapahoe St. - $102,800 - 3/2/0 1147 Dedi Ave. - $112,900 - 2/2/2 carport (duplex) 3682 Alder Ave. - $119,900 - 2/1/0 1482 Black Bart Ave. - $120,000 - 2/1.75/0 3795 Paradise Ave. - $132,500 - 4/2/0 (duplex) 2674 William Ave. - $139,900 - 1/1.5/0 3627 Par...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
Episode 3 in a 4-part series on South Lake Tahoe neighborhood home sales. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 16, 2011 / Richard Bolen) Here is episode 3 of our 4-part series about South Lake Tahoe home sales by neighborhood currently running on Real Estate Central at Lake Tahoe Television (Cable channel 12). Following is the script used for the commercial. We hope you enjoy and find this helpful. FADE IN ON: Opening: Richard Bolen, behind him is the work station that runs the Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog. Richard (V.O.) As of May 1, there have been 153 homes sold in South Lake Tahoe, CA this year. The top five neighborhoods with the greatest percentage of these 144 sales are: Sierra Tract, 10.5%% of all sales, North Upper Truckee with 9.2%, The Tahoe Keys with 8.5% of all sales, then Gar...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
On target with South Lake Tahoe, CA 2011 home sales to date. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 13, 2011 / Richard Bolen) Here is the latest on South Lake Tahoe, CA real estate trends and conditions as of right now. In summary, there were 3 more homes sold last year as of May 13 than this year. There is a slight increase in the incidence of distressed properties sold of a little less than 3%. There is a decline i in the 2011 median sold price compared to 2010, which is really great news for home buyers, of $14,000, or 4.6%. Over the last 180-days, however, the median sold price is $285,000, or $10,000 higher than it is for this year to date. This is based on sales over last 180-days not including Tahoe Keys. If Tahoe Keys is included the decline is $27,000, or 8.4%. The difference the ...
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By Brandon & Grace Yee, Lake Tahoe Real Estate
(Chase International)
AMGEN Tour of California - Stage 1 at Lake Tahoe UPDATE: May 15, 2011  2:42 PM *CANCELLED* Stage 1 Lake Tahoe cancelled due to severe snow conditions. Starts tomorrow, May 15, at MontBleu Casino at South Lake Taho to Northstar.  Read up on the AMGEN Tour of California at Lake Tahoe to get the scoop on the race, weather, and HWY 50 detour information. ******************************************************************************
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
Episode 2 in a 4-part series on South Lake Tahoe neighborhood home sales. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 9, 2011 / Richard Bolen) Here is episode 2 of our 4-part series about South Lake Tahoe home sales by neighborhood currently running on Real Estate Central at Lake Tahoe Television (Cable channel 12). Following is the script used for the commercial. We hope you enjoy and find this helpful. FADE IN ON: Opening: Richard Bolen, behind him is the work station that runs the Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog. Richard: This is Real Estate Central from Lake Tahoe Television, Richard Bolen reporting with a South Lake Tahoe, CA neighborhood home sales update. This is eposide 2 of a 4-part series. Insert: Logo Lake Tahoe Television. Richard (VO): Its important, we think, to understand that these t...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
With Jobs picking up steam, the South Lake Tahoe real estate market, and home values, will eventually follow. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 8, 2011 / Richard Bolen) We thought this news significant enough to let it get past its news cycle… and then review it again. The jobs report that came out last Friday was a good one, rather unexpected, and it's a continuum of reports like this that will eventually signify the return of home value growth, not only in South Lake Tahoe, but in all housing markets. There were lots of different reports throughout the media on Friday, but there was only one set of facts. We're providing you to three of the reports here, and we'll look at one in particular. The article we thought most persuasive was a CNN news analysis  entitled, "Jobs Matter, Emplo...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
South Lake Tahoe has exceptionally affordable resort homes right now! (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 5, 2011 / Richard Bolen) Yup, interest rates are now at their lowest level of the year, and this is again incredibly good news for South Lake Tahoe home buyers. On a fixed 30-yr mortgage loan, today's interest rate is 4.71%. The lowest it has been was near the first of November last year… when it was 4.15%… for a few hours! Since then, and this is what interest rates always do, the rate has varied. Throughout the year, the monthly average mortgage interest rate on a 30-yr fixed rate loan has been (source):     January: 5.1% February: 5.26% March: 5.12% April: 5.13% Just for drill, the average mortgage interest rate for the same type of loan for the last decade is 6.2% Here's the dif...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
Real Estate Central on Lake Tahoe Television, that's us! (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 3, 2011 / Richard Bolen) We can't tell you how honored and thrilled we are about this new important development for us and your Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog. Being honored like this, to become the on-air broadcast reporters for Lake Tahoe Television (Cable Channel 12) is something that came out of our last real estate seminar, and we think it's an important additional means for the public to get information about South Lake Tahoe that is accurate, agenda and rumor free, and consistent. As this new relationship was being put together we asked Phil Weidinger of Weidinger Public Relations to handle the press for both us and Lake Tahoe Television, and the follow is our press release. We hope you enjoy...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
More Home Sales in South Lake Tahoe than Those that Don't. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 2, 2011 / Richard Bolen) For the first time in five years, there are more successful home sales in South Lake Tahoe than there are expired listings. An expired listing is one that does not sell during it's listing term, and we've been tracking that data since 2006. It was the extraordinary incidence back then when the number of expired listings jumped over the number of sales by some 600% that was the actual catalyst for doing our first real estate seminar, back in November of 2006. Since then, the number of homes on the market that did not sell has been higher than homes that do. In preparing for our most recent real estate seminar, it was a surprise to me that only recently has this trend rev...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
More than 115,000 folks have come to us for South Lake Tahoe real estate information. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / April 30, 2011 / Richard Bolen) Featuring the South Lake Tahoe home buyer, this is our new television commercial that will start running on our cable system this Tuesday. It will run for a month on key cable news and sports channels, among others. We hope you enjoy. Some of our other television commercials and videos: FEb 11, 2011: Our Real Estate Seminar Television Commercial Dec 11, 2010: The Lake Tahoe Weather Dec 9, 2010: How to find and use our Bolero Button… and why you should. Oct 20, 2010: Bijou Neighborhood video Sep 28, 2010: A South Lake Tahoe Indian Summer Sep 23, 2010: Emerald Bay Treetops… and a Bald Eagle Sep 16, 2010: Walking on Water… South Lake Tahoe Sty...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
The Good News is you can, but a South Lake Tahoe House must be priced right to sell. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / April 27, 2011 / Richard Bolen) yes, there are odds to consider when selling a South Lake Tahoe house. IWe're certainly not suggesting that selling a house is a game of chance, however, it is something over which every home seller does have complete control. Every home seller faces a difficult decision, and we would too if we were selling our homes now; the key consideration is, of course, to get as much as possible. If we set the bar too high, or lets put it this way, the higher we set the bar the lower our odds are of a timely, successful sale. We have discussed much that a home seller ultimately loses money every time they over price a house for sale. In a key sequence ...
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By Drew Kondo
(Sierra Sotheby's International Realty)
The following are bank-owned properties in South Lake Tahoe, California, and nearby areas. Property details and pictures can be accessed by clicking on property addresses. If you’re interested in receiving Tahoe bank-owned property lists by e-mail, please let me know at drew@southtahoehouses.com. If you are interested in property on this list or any property in Lake Tahoe, e-mail me or call me at (530) 545-1831. Property Address - Price - Beds/Baths/Garage Spaces 1041 River Dr. - $116,910 - 3/1/0 3682 Alder Ave. - $119,900 - 2/1/0 1482 Black Bart Ave. - $120,000 - 2/1.75/0 3627 Paradise Ave. - $141,000 - 2/1/0 3628 Aspen Ave. - $159,900 - 4/2/0 (duplex) 2505 Chris Ave. - $159,900 - 2/1/2 1977 Washoe St. - $174,900 - 3/1.75/0 3107 Easy St. - $178,900 - 3/2/1 2674 Pinter Ave. - $179,900 -...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
The Top Five Home Selling South Lake Tahoe Neighborhoods (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / April 23, 2011 / Richard Bolen) Here's 2011 South Lake Tahoe, CA housing demand by neighborhood. All major South Lake Tahoe, CA neighborhoods are here; there are only a few sales not included. These are in a few areas and subdivisions with rare sales, of which there were only 9 sales in all four of them last year. The charts below are the source of this information: The five neighborhoods with the most number of houses are: (and these numbers are approximate) 1. Bijou 1 & 2: 1,400 2. North Upper Truckee 1 & 2: 1,325 3. Sierra Tract: 1,010 4. Montgomery Estates: 925 5. Tahoe Keys: 900 The top five neighborhoods with the most 2011 houses sold to date are: 1. Sierra Tract: 14 2. North Upper Truckee 1 &...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
It might, but there's no evidence of a foreclosure deluge in South Lake Tahoe… yet! (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / April 22, 2011 / Richard Bolen) well, it's the truth, we're not seeing evidence of a meaningful increase in the number of bank owned homes and short sales to hit the South Lake Tahoe real estate market. We're not saying it won't happen, of course, but we've all been hearing about a deluge of foreclosures to hit the market… well, since 2009. We're certainly not being cavalier; nearly one of every two South Lake Tahoe home buyers is buying a distressed property these days, but we've been seeing that trend with little variation for almost two years now.. The video sequence here has much more discussion with supporting graphics about foreclosure incidence. It is from our recent...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
Time for Some Spring Repairs at Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / April 21, 2011 / Richard Bolen) It's that time again……….winter is beginning its long good-bye, and Lake Tahoe locals are looking at their houses………and saying hmmmmm……something needs to be done. We're here to tell you that Doc's Contractor + Handyman is on the job! Maybe the house needs a new coat of paint on the exterior surfaces; maybe some concrete work needs repair; maybe the deck could use some refurbishing (staining or painting or some re-fitting); maybe the fence could use some help after being buried for so long.  Maybe it's time to re-tile that bathroom or mudroom. Or maybe it's just time for a change! Whatever the job, upgrade or repair, we always stress about who we should call.  Well, hopefully this sp...
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By Drew Kondo
(Sierra Sotheby's International Realty)
The following are bank-owned properties in South Lake Tahoe, California, and nearby areas. Property details and pictures can be accessed by clicking on property addresses. If you’re interested in receiving Tahoe bank-owned property lists by e-mail, please let me know at drew@southtahoehouses.com. If you are interested in property on this list or any property in Lake Tahoe, e-mail me or call me at (530) 545-1831. Property Address - Price - Beds/Baths/Garage Spaces 1041 River Dr. - $116,910 - 3/1/0 3682 Alder Ave. - $119,900 - 2/1/0 1482 Black Bart Ave. - $120,000 - 2/1.75/0 1148 Herbert Ave. #D - $139,900 - 3/1.75/0 (condo) 3627 Paradise Ave. - $141,000 - 2/1/0 2505 Chris Ave. - $159,900 - 2/1/2 1046 Herbert Ave. - $165,900 - 3/2/0 2674 Pinter Ave. - $179,900 - 3/1/2 942 Lodi Ave. - $179...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
The South Lake Tahoe Short Sale, much better than it use to be! (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / April 20, 2011 / Richard Bolen) we use to not do short sales, but now we do. 'There are two key reasons why, the first being that some time around the turn of 2009 into 2010 banks finally became aware that they make more money selling short than they do foreclosing. Honestly, we don't know what took them so long, but this change in attitude caused the short-sale process to generally improve somewhat throughout all of 2010. The other reason why we do short sales now, and we do them successfully, is we use a third-party short sale specialist for all of our California activity, one with which we have had 100% short sale success to date. The video sequence here has more discussion on us and short ...
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By Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
(McCall Realty)
Value of South Lake Tahoe Distressed Properties is different than non distressed home values. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / April 17, 2011 / Richard Bolen) It's like there are two different South Lake Tahoe, CA real estate markets. One inside of the other! That's not really the case, of course, but the value of distressed properties, and the characteristics of a distressed property are certainly different than those of a non distressed home. One thing for sure with a distressed property, it's more apt to be found in the market entry segment of South Lake Tahoe homes for sale, and they are normally smaller, older and in rougher condition than a property that is not distressed. Check out the video sequence here for more details. It is from our recent real estate seminar that was held at ...
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