Media Contact: Katie Shaffer
East River Public Relations
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Million-Dollar Homes Lead Tahoe Market in 2017

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Spurred by a booming high-end real estate market, Lake Tahoe experienced a 17 percent jump in the number of homes sold over $1 million around the lake over the previous year. The median price of a home is up seven percent to $585,000.

Despite an uptick in price and sale of luxury homes, the overall number of homes sold was down one percent. Volume was up 11 percent. The figures are part of a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate agency Chase International. The numbers compare all MLS home sales from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 to the same time frame of 2016.

Incline Village saw the biggest increases in sales, with a 27 percent jump in volume, followed by Tahoe City with 12 percent. Tahoe City also had a significant increase in the sale of million-dollar homes, up 26 percent. The median price of a home in Tahoe City is up ten percent to $650,000 while Incline Village has the highest median price around the lake at $1,062,000 (up five percent).

South Shore saw a 32-percent jump in the sale of million-dollar homes. The area also has the lowest priced median home of $439,000, a six percent increase from 2016. The South Shore and East Shore saw decreases in the sale of homes priced under $1 million, six and 25 percent, respectively. Lake-wide, homes priced under a million was down four percent.

“Faster economic growth in recent quarters, the booming stock market and continuous job gains are fueling substantial demand for buying a home as 2017 comes to an end,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. “As evidenced by a subdued level of first-time buyers and increased share of cash buyers, move-up buyers with considerable down payments and those with cash made up a bulk of the sales activity last month. The odds of closing on a home are much better at the upper end of the market, where inventory conditions continue to be markedly better.”

The sale of high-end condos (priced over $500,000) also showed considerable improvement, with a 51 percent jump. Tahoe City had a staggering 111-percent increase in volume sold.

The sale of million-dollar homes in Truckee was up nine percent with a four percent increase in homes priced under a million. The median price of a home in Truckee is $673,500, up seven percent from 2016.


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2017 Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region Winter Season Fun Facts!

2017 Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region Winter Season Fun Facts!

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This year we broke a 95 year old record! This record is for the most rainfall in one year. Our area has recorded 89.7 inches for the year which breaks the record from 1982-83 season of 88.5 inches!

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Lake Tahoe water level is projected to record the largest single-year rise in history! Once the snow melts, the water level is expected to rise 6 1/2 feet to its legal limit of 6,229.1 feet above sea level. The record from 1995 was a 6 foot rise in water level. Current lake elevation = 6,220 + Current gage height. USGS Current Levels

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Squaw Valley also set a record in January 2017 for the most snow in one month. A grand total of 282” of snow which is over 400% of its average for January snowfall. March 2011 was the record surpassed, the one month total of 202”.

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Mixed feelings about the Truckee Tahoe Unified School District having to cancelled school 12 days this year due to snow! The students and faculty had 10 snow days in January! TTUSD’s snow day record dates back to the 80’s for having the most cancelled school days due to snow in one year.

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A report from the Central Sierra Snow Lab on Donner Summit said that it received 100% of its annual average precipitation total on January 18, 2017. The CSS Lab precipitation tracking season runs from Oct. 1st to Sept. 30th most years. Being only 110 days into the year, the Snow Lab reached its annual average.

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Now on to Summer!

Spring has Sprung in Lake Tahoe!

Spring has Sprung in Lake Tahoe!

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With most of the most amazing winter behind us, we’re seeing snow banks recede and, in some places, bare earth. These first few months have been a challenge for showing real estate, needing a GPS to find driveways in most cases. Regarding the luxury market, the year has started well with two adjoining lakefront properties in Meeks Bay selling to one buyer for a total of about $29 million. Another property – “the castle” – listed for $23.9 million in Incline Village is also in escrow, evidently to a Russian buyer – unusual for us here at Tahoe. Ski areas have been challenged with road closures, avalanche hazards and wind holds, but the snow is great and most areas will be open until April 23 at least. Squaw Valley is holding out for July 4!

We’re expecting a banner year in real estate sales for Tahoe….the lake is predicted to be full by July…so access to piers is the best in at least 11 years. Lakefront inventory is very low, but there will be more selection as we move further into spring. This should be a beautiful year for visit and purchase in the Lake Tahoe region.

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is proud to host the Audi FIS World Cup on March 9 – 12, 2017.

This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years.

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Audi FIS World Cup at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is proud to host the Audi FIS World Cup on March 9 – 12, 2017. This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years. Events held will consist of a Women’s Giant Slalom on Friday, March 10 and Women’s Slalom on Saturday, March 11. Olympic champions like Squaw Valley’s own Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin will compete on the legendary Red Dog run, which also played host to the 1969 World Cup and 1960 Winter Olympics.

VIP tickets are still available. Free standing room viewing will be available near finish arena as well as skier spectator viewing on looker’s left of Red Dog Face. Live stream viewing will also be available at dining locations in The Village at Squaw Valley including KT Base Bar Sun Deck and [email protected]

Check the website for a full list of events, free concerts and other celebrations!

http://squawalpine.com/worldcup

If you are going to be in the Tahoe/Truckee area this weekend, let me know!

Carnelian Bay, North Shore Lake Tahoe, California

There are so many choices when it comes to living in the North Lake Tahoe area. Carnelian Bay (formerly, Cornelian Bay circa 1883) is one of our favorite locations on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The town was named Carnelian Bay for the semi-precious red and yellow stones peppering the shoreline. Sitting at an elevation of 6,325 feet, this quaint town is at an ideal spot for snow in winter and warm days in the summer. Fishing here is desired for the big Mackinaw trout and the beaches which are inviting for dogs, kayakers, SUPers and sunset seekers. Here you will also find Waterman’s Landing, a unique blend of a delicious Cafe Menu, Stand-up paddle board shop and year round water-sport rental fleet. Home of Gar Woods Grill & Pier. A beautiful lakefront setting with a large deck for outdoor seasonal dining. Seafood, steaks, pasta and the famous “Wet Woody.”

Family friendly establishments include the Magic Carpet Golf & Arcade, which has both indoor and outdoor fun for everyone. This facility has two 19 hole courses and one 28 hole course overlooking Lake Tahoe and CB’s Pizza. Dishing up some of the finest pizza anywhere. Casual family style dining, hand thrown pizza, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and pasta. Open year-round for lunch, dinner. Beer and wine bar too.

The Agate Bay Pier and Swim Club (Sun Club) is located in the heart of the Carnelian Bay neighborhood. It offers a Tier I, or a Tier II Club Membership included with the sale of the Agate Bay property. Tier I – Pool and Tennis, Tier II – Pier, with option for buoy rental and includes Tier I Membership with Pool and Tennis. Membership is optional and is limited to a designated geographical area within the Agate Bay Subdivision and comes with an annual fee. The club membership can be purchased separately from the home.

Carnelian Bay has a mix of a permanent residents, older and newer homes in a secluded area. The average price of a single family residence is $997,000 with the highest price, a lakefront property listed at $5,750,000. A one bedroom cabin can be obtained for just under $400,000. Properties are typically on the market for 190 days in this area with most sales in the late spring though the summer months.

Interested in investing in the Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe California area? Take a look at www.1010CarnelianBay.com A sanctuary in the trees! This estate offers 3 acres, a 5000 sq ft home, a sport court and a peak of lake Tahoe….reminding you of what lies beyond. Ground level holds entry from the garage to the foyer and wine room for 400+ bottles. Before going upstairs, see the guest suite with bedroom, full bath, storage closet and kitchenette (exterior access too) Upstairs, is where you will find a spacious rec room with expansive windows and an abundance of natural light, a full bath and a lounge area too. Down the hall are two guest rooms and a shared full bathroom. The top floor holds an expansive open concept kitchen, dining, living room. The kitchen is gourmet-equipped with a Wolfe range and Sub Zero fridge, plenty of counter and cabinet space too. Enjoy the sunny deck overlooking the forested area with a peak view of Lake Tahoe. Add the master suite with private sitting area, dire place and deck access with hot tub. The spa-like bath and massive shower, jetted tub and huge walk in closet. Don’t forget the sport court and 1965 Coronado, berthed at the Sierra Boat Co on Lake Tahoe. Now Offered at $1,898,000

www.1010CarnelianBay.com

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Martis Camp Year End 2016 Market Report

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Currently only 29 homesites are available for sale vs. an average of 95 homesite sales in each of the last 5 years.

As of December 7, 2016:

51 Custom Homes
(a 131% increase from 2015)
Average sales price = $4,300,000
Average price per sq. ft. = $1,147
High sold price = $8,900,000
13 Homes sold over $5,000,000 in 2016
Total volume = $219,000,000

56 Homesites
Average sales price = $1,226,000
Total volume = $68,000,000
High sold price = $3,500,000

Totals for 2016 are 107 sales for $287,000,000
in total volume

More properties coming to the market in 2017! Contact us for a private tour of Martis Camp, a list of available inventory or a market analysis for your property!

As the winter and ski season approach, it is time to figure out lodging for those epic ski days! The Lake Tahoe and Truckee area offers a plethora of options for lodging in the basin. From Motels and Hostels to towering Casino hotels. The area offers quaint cabins to rent, mansions for holiday gatherings and every size in between. However, to have the best of both worlds, owning property in the basin is by far the best way to go! Ski Resorts are bountiful in our area and you can literally take your pick on where to ski each year. Being centrally located between ski resorts and our mountain towns is the goal of most enthusiasts.
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Welcome to 223 Vista Pines in Tahoe Vista on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore!

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Bring your family for full-time living or friends for a luxury vacation. Close to the beach, restaurants, shopping, ski resorts, with easy access year-round. Located in a small newer enclave of 8 lovely Tahoe homes. This property is the second one in from the road on the west side of the street which allows for good southern sun exposure.

Walk to Moon Dunes beach in the Summer or take the shuttle to Tahoe City X-Country, Northstar, Squaw/Alpine, or Homewood Ski Areas.​

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​This home has a simple, yet effective floor plan. The main level has foyer with slate flooring which leads you to the Great Room and kitchen. Vaulted ceilings in the Dining area which has access to a deck and the fenced in back yard.

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​A powder room for guests and the Master Suite are on this entry level. The Master Suite features a light and bright bathroom with his and her sinks, jetted tub and walk in shower.

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The Master Suite also has access to the back and front yard.

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Up to the second floor. An open loft or game area with a foose ball table and room for the imagination. A quaint TV or sitting room sits in between the second master suite, a guest bedroom and a shared bathroom.

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​A secret cove for that special place for a “get-away” nap.

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This home is ready for occupancy and has rental income projections for when you are not able to use it! Off set the expense by having it on a rental program! For more information or to view this home please go to www.223VistaPines.com or call 530-582-0722

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW !
Lake Tahoe Music Festival
“Sunset Serenades”
AUGUST 16-21, 2016
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Concerts on Commons Beach 2016! Tahoe City CA

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12th Anniversary!!

Local, regional & national performers will delight Tahoe City audiences every Sunday afternoon this summer.

This FREE 12-week concert series begins June 26th through September 4th. Music begins at 4:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm, (occasional early starts @3pm)

Come early to enjoy the Lakeside ambiance with friends and family (there is a fully equipped playground for the little rockers). Your picnic and beverages from home are welcome.

Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, ice-cream, sushi, barbecue, salads and more

http://www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com/

Interest Rate Predictions by KCM

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Lake Tahoe resorts had a bountiful holiday season

Lake Tahoe resorts had a bountiful holiday season with new snow, good weather for travel, and almost the world her to enjoy the area.  Truckee statistics indicated about 120,000 in residence, judging from the number of flushes.  Normal residency is about 17,000.  The weekends following the holiday continue to be jammed, with Sugar Bowl having its biggest day ever on January 9.  Since then we’ve had a bit of rain as temps have risen, but we’re getting a mix of snow and rain —all good for the watershed.

 

With skimpy snow in the last few years, we’re grateful to see the enthusiastic crowds return.  Should be good fuel for real estate sales in 2016.   The attached report covers the Tahoe Region, comparing residential sales in 2015 vs. 2014.    Best wishes, Trinkie Watson, Chase International

New Year’s Eve 2015 Lake Tahoe Region Celebrations!

DEC. 31 Thursday

Snowcat, torchlight parades Mount Rose
Enjoy après at Mt. Rose before heading into town for dinner. A snowcat parade kicks off the festivities at 4:45 p.m. followed by a kids torchlight parade at 5:30 and a fireworks show at 5:50 p.m. | skirose.com

Bring the glitter to the mountain Homewood
Start the New Year’s celebration off at Homewood Mountain Resort by dressing up in your most glamorous outfit to receive discounts in the North Lodge from 3 to 5 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon performance by Tahoe Flow Arts Studio starting at 4 p.m. with a breathtaking performance featuring acro-yoga and hula hooping acrobatics. | skihomewood.com.

Sunset Snowshoe Tour Tahoe Donner
This scenic snowshoe hike meets at Trout Creek Recreation Center and the tour will go from 4 to 5:30 p.m. | RSVP tahoedonner.com

Torches at Tahoe Donner Tahoe Donner
Kids ages 10 and older who can ski intermediate runs unassisted are invited to participate in the annual Torchlight Parade at Tahoe Donner at 6:15 p.m. Enjoy a DJ and snacks before the parade. | tahoedonner.com

New Year’s Eve celebrations Olympic Valley
The Resort at Squaw Creek rings in the New Year with three celebrations. The New Year’s Eve Grand Celebration is tailored to the 21 and older crowd while Kid’s Night Out is geared toward children ages 4 to 12 and the Teen’s Night Out focuses on ages 13 to 20. Each party features dinner, live music, party favors and entertainment. Tickets $40 for children and teens, $75 for adults, $100 for one adult and one child. | RSVP (530) 581-6610

Dine at High Camp | Olympic Valley
After a day on the slopes head to the Village Events Plaza Stage for après and live music with Chi McClean from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a New Year’s Eve dinner at High Camp from 6 to 9 p.m. The festivities really begin with a fireworks exhibition in The Village at 7 p.m. followed by a late-night party at the Olympic House from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | squawalpine.com

New Year’s Eve celebrations Northstar
The Ritz-Carlton hosts a buffet of seasonal delights followed by an evening of live music, ice skating and fireworks to ring in the New Year in the Village at Northstar at 9 p.m. Afterwards enjoy music and dancing in The Living Room. | ritz-carlton.com

New Year’s Eve Party West Shore
The West Shore cafe hosts its annual New Year’s Eve party with live music by Ike and Martin and a four-course meal followed by a champagne toast at midnight. | RSVP (530) 525-5200

Mountain Table Dinner Northstar
The Mountain Table Dinner Series offers a unique dining experience in the Zephyr Lodge on select dates this season. Each dinner will feature a winery or brewery complemented by a menu featuring locally and regionally sourced produce and proteins prepared by Executive Chef Steve Anderson. Seating for all dinners will be family style with live music. | northstarcalifornia.com

Fire & Ice Eve Northstar
Ring in the New Year with live music, ice skating and roasting s’mores by the fire at Northstar Resort. Enjoy a fireworks exhibition and fun with the whole family. | northstarcalifornia.com

New Year’s Eve Stella Truckee
Stella at The Cedar House Sport Hotel offers its pop up winter dinner series with one menu and one seating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Diners are encouraged to ask questions of the kitchen staff, join in conversations and savor the tasting menu. Each course is served with brief comments about ingredients or technique. $227 | RSVP cedarhousesporthotel.com

 

Join us next week…

Tahoe Maritime Museum
EXHIBIT OPENING

 

 

FridaySunday, November 27-29, 2015
Hours 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Visit us over the holiday weekend at our new Tahoe City location, 401 West Lake Blvd., to celebrate the opening of our winter exhibition:

Where the Anchor Lands

 

Many people and objects never stray too far from the place of their origins, while others embark on a series of journeys before they finally reach the place they were meant to be and ultimately call home. This was certainly true of Tahoe Maritime Museum and its collection, which have had a long and interesting journey before “dropping anchor” in Tahoe City! It was this journey that inspired this special exhibition of boats and objects that traveled from near and far to find their place on the Lake. Tahoe Maritime Museum welcomes you to this elegant testimony that, ultimately, 

“home is where the anchor lands.”

 

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Thanksgiving 2015 Lake Tahoe & Truckee Events!

Thanksgiving Events 2015 Lake Tahoe & Truckee!
Saturday November 21st

Join us and the Community! TCPUD Parks and Rec will host a Thanksgiving style dinner for all to enjoy. Come together with your friends and neighbors and celebrate the best part of the season…FOOD!   Where is it?…Rideout Community Center   How much is it?…$7 per person   What will be there?…Classic Turkey dinner with all the fixing (Mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce, bread roll)

Thursday November 26th

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Join us for a very special Thanksgiving Dinner! Executive Chef Scott Yorkey has prepared a plated Roasted Turkey Dinner serving Diestel Ranch natural and vegetarian fed turkeys. Reservations are available from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm by calling 530.583.0188.

Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet at The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Adults $98.00, Children Ages 4 to 10 $48.00 Gather with family and friends and create new holiday memories over Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The menu includes traditional holiday favorites such as hand-carved roasted turkey with all the trimmings and honey glazed ham as well as an array of delectable, fall-inspired dishes such as a chilled seafood display, cornbread stuffing and an assortment of local baby greens, charcuterie, handmade pastas and seasonally inspired desserts. Reservations are required. Contact restaurant reservations at 530-562-3035.

Bar of America in Truckee

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in Historic Downtown Truckee! Bar of America offers their regular lunch & dinner menus in addition to a 3-course Thanksgiving Feast. Live Music too!

Gar Woods Pier and Grill

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with the best view of Lake Tahoe! Gar Woods Grill & Pier offers their regular dinner menu in addition to a 3-course Thanksgiving Feast. 1pm – 9pm.

The River Ranch

Relax and enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with all the fixings for $27 ($15 for children) at the River Ranch starting at 1:30 p.m. Make your reservations early

Squaw Valley – High Camp

Let Squaw Valley take care of the cooking for you this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Terrace situated at High Camp. Indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving meal while taking in breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe from 8,200’.

2015 3rd Quarter Real Estate Market Statistics

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What's New for Winter 2015-16
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Media Contacts:
Liesl Kenney
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
530.452.7111
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Alaska Airlines Announces New Daily Direct Flight from Orange County to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

With 106 nonstop flights to 15 destinations, getting to the snow and sun at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is more convenient than ever

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] November 3, 2015 – Getting from Southern California to the ski slopes just got easier: Alaska Airlines will add new nonstop service from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows via Reno-Tahoe International Airport starting on March 16, 2016.

“These daily nonstop flights on Alaska Airlines to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows provide all of our customers in the Southern California area unparalleled convenience and ease of access. We are thrilled to welcome even more nonstop flights into our mountain resort as part of a long-term strategy to make our destination one of the most easily accessed mountain resorts in North America,” said Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is just a 45 minute drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport on all-weather Interstate 80, with convenient shuttle service available door-to-door.”

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is home to over 6,000 acres of skiing and riding on the crest of Lake Tahoe, with a bustling village and slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®.

Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows starting at $79* each way, operated by Horizon Air using 76-seat Q400 aircraft. Beginning March 16, 2016, flights will depart Reno at10:15 a.m., arriving in Orange County at 11:37 a.m. Flights will depart Orange County at 2:45 p.m., arriving in Reno at 4:05 p.m.

Visit alaskaair.com to find great savings and purchase tickets.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features 42 lifts and 270 trails, as well as the European-inspired Village at Squaw Valley featuring nearly 60 bars, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Snowfall averages 450 inches, providing one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe, and establishing Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as a top destination for spring skiing and boarding. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows also boasts one of the region’s only mountain-top beginner areas and several intermediate skier havens including Shirley Lake and the newly renamed Pacific Crest Bowls. For more information about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, visit squawalpine.com.

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the  J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines’ newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

About Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport currently offers 106 flights per day to 15 destinations on eight commercial airlines and proudly serves 3.4 million passengers each year. Learn more at renoairport.com.

*General terms and conditions for the fare sale: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. Fares are nonrefundable, are priced in U.S. dollars, and include all applicable taxes, fees and charges based on one-way travel. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Differences in fare and taxes, fees and charges apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125 change fee per person applies to changes made within 60 days of ticketed travel. Other restrictions— such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements — may apply. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving more than one stopover or a stopover lasting more than 12 hours. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, checked baggage policies and more information.

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Luxury Real Estate Magazine features Lake Tahoe California

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Media Contact:  Katie Shaffer

East River Public Relations

530-214-8790

[email protected]

For Immediate Release

Tahoe Home Prices Continue to Rise

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (July 7, 2015) – The Lake Tahoe real estate market continued to see an uptick in median home prices this quarter, up 14 percent to $525,000. Overall sales around the lake dipped slightly from this time last year, with Incline Village seeing decreases across the board and Tahoe City seeing healthy improvements.

The figures are part of a report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International, and compare the prices and closings from January 1 through June 30, 2015 to the same time period from 2014. Most changes were minor – a four percent and one percent decrease in lake-wide sales volume and units sold, and a one percent and ten percent drop in units sold under and over the $1 million mark (respectively).

“There is only one Lake Tahoe,” said Sue Lowe, senior vice president of Chase. “And people want to experience the amazing lifestyle and buy here. Our continued lack of inventory keeps our prices moving up.”

The median price of a home rose 14 percent on the East Shore ($767,500) and the South Shore ($386,000), and seven percent in Tahoe City ($560,00). Incline Village saw a four percent drop, to $850,000. Incline also experienced a drop in sales volume (23 percent), units sold (15 percent), and homes selling for more than $1 million (24 percent).

Tahoe City saw the biggest improvement with an eight percent increase in sales volume, 14 percent jump in units sold, and 18 percent surge in homes sold for under $1 million.

Nearby Truckee saw a ten percent drop in sales volume and six percent decrease in median home price ($548,000). Homes selling for more than $1 million faltered, falling 36 percent, and homes selling for less than $1 million was up eight percent.

About Chase International:  Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with nine offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 310 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications, Chase International is the regional leader for three years running as reported by Real Trends, a communications and consulting company considered to be the leading source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage and housing industry.  For more information about Chase International, visit www.chaseinternational.com.

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THE LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

This year’s 43rd annual Concours will again be staged at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe’s beautiful West Shore with the two-day show open to the public on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8.

Concours Judges from throughout the United States will have already begun their work using the Foundation’s own nationally-acclaimed 100 point system and score sheet. Their collective goal: to reward those who have restored their boats to the highest level of authenticity and standard as they appeared when they were shipped from the factory. Because multiple first, second and third-place awards can be won in each class, each boat is judged on its own merit and only compared to other boats when selecting Perpetual awards.

The Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation on Friday evening, Aug. 7, is just one of the social events surrounding the Concours. A gala Opening Night Dinner and Dance kicks off Wooden Boat Week, with a Men’s Grill, Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Woodie Over-The-Bottom following — all events open to the public. And as a special thank you to Concours Personal and Corporate Sponsors, there are special offerings including a VIP Lounge and parking at the show, and by-invitation-only Sponsor Dinner.

 

http://www.laketahoeconcours.com/

 

 

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Lake Tahoe real estate market continued to see an uptick in median home prices after the second quarter of 2015, up 14 percent to $525,000.

Overall sales around the lake dipped slightly from this time last year, with Incline Village seeing decreases across the board and Tahoe City seeing healthy improvements.

The figures are part of a report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International, and compare the prices and closings from January 1 through June 30, 2015 to the same time period from 2014.

Most changes were minor — a 4 percent and one percent decrease in lake-wide sales volume and units sold, and a one percent and ten percent drop in units sold under and over the $1 million mark (respectively).

“There is only one Lake Tahoe,” said Sue Lowe, senior vice president of Chase. “And people want to experience the amazing lifestyle and buy here. Our continued lack of inventory keeps our prices moving up.”

The median price of a home rose 14 percent on the East Shore ($767,500) and the South Shore ($386,000), and 7 percent in Tahoe City ($560,000).

Incline Village saw a 4 percent drop, to $850,000. Incline also experienced a drop in sales volume (23 percent), units sold (15 percent), and homes selling for more than $1 million (24 percent).

Tahoe City saw the biggest improvement with an eight percent increase in sales volume, 14 percent jump in units sold, and 18 percent surge in homes sold for under $1 million.

Nearby Truckee saw a 10 percent drop in sales volume and six percent decrease in median home price ($548,000).

Homes selling for more than $1 million faltered, falling 36 percent, and homes selling for less than $1 million was up eight percent.

This article was submitted by Chase International, which boasts nine offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England Visit chaseinternational.com to learn more.

Squaw Valley Wanderlust 2015 July 17th – 20th

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Squaw Valley’s breathtaking mountain scenery and positive energy makes for a truly unique and inspiring place to practice yoga. Squaw Valley was the original birthplace of the Wanderlust Festival, which has now expanded to seven locations around the world. A dedicated yoga studio is a natural, exciting extension to the original festival that is still held here every year.

Unique to Squaw, some classes incorporate the extraordinary landscape, taking the practice outside on the mountain as well as classes that start in the studio and wrap-up with a hike, bike ride, run, swim in Lake Tahoe or, come winter, skiing and riding on the mountain.

Through Squaw’s partnership with Wanderlust, the studio offers classes taught by some of the most recognized yoga instructors both regionally and nationally, as well as multi-day retreats incorporating yoga, activities and accommodations.

Wanderlust’s core mission is to create community around yoga & mindful living. The opportunity to do this on a 365-day basis in Wanderlust’s birthplace is beyond exciting. The integration of a yoga program with all of the outdoor activities and natural beauty of Squaw Valley creates a totally unique experience for local residents and guests.  http://squaw.wanderlustyoga.com/

Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more — all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty.  We’re talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars. Hiking on peaceful trails and gettin’ your down dog on at the top of the mountain. Sipping poolside cocktails with your friends, and then enjoying a tasty farm-to-table dinner with views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Early morning meditations and all-night chakra spinning musical performances — it’s an all-out ecstatic celebration in the most awe-inspiring locations in the world.Wanderlust Map July 2015

Marina’s and Boat Ramps

Lake Forest Boat Ramp

Ski Beach Boat Ramp (Incline Village)
Obexer’s Boat Company (Homewood)
Homewood High and Dry Marina
Cave Rock
Tahoe City Marina
Meeks Bay Marina
North Tahoe Marina
Sierra Boat Company
Sunnyside Marina
For a full list of boat and watercraft rental locations, visit:

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Home Values Compared Statewide….
 

After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas of the country.

The quickest and easiest way to show how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go in regards to the ‘Peak’ is to share CoreLogic’s Price & Time Since Peak figures, used to create the map above.

Many areas of the country still have a long way to go to be anywhere near the peaks experienced in 2005-2007. Seven states (seen in the darker blue) are currently at their peak.

The biggest challenge facing the housing market’s recovery right now is the lack of inventory available for sale. Prices are determined by supply and demand. Right now buyer demand is out-pacing seller supply, across many price ranges, driving prices up.

Bottom Line

If you are a homeowner debating listing your home for sale this spring/summer, now is the time, let’s get together to discuss your options.

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This is an “Invitation Only” event so you must present your invitation to attend!  If you would like to attend this tour, give us a call, email or reach out on Social Media for your personal invitation!

 

We have breaking news…just released by

RealTrends, the Nation’s keeper of statistical information for Real Estate!

Chase International is again, the NUMBER 1 real estate company in the Reno/Lake Tahoe market place as reported by REALTrends. Our 2014 residential sales volume was $939,547,242. Each company in the survey independently submits its results to RealTrends.
The REALTrends report places Chase at number 183 in the top 500 real estate companies in the country. When you consider the fact there are more than 50,000 real estate companies in the United States, you have all worked to make a great accomplishment. Our 2014 sales outpaced its 2013 volume of $865,000,000 by $75 million dollars.
See You at the Lake!

Farmer’s Markets in Truckee – North Tahoe 2015

It’s Summertime and Farmer’s Market Time!!

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SUNDAYS Slow Food Lake Tahoe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12047 Donner Pass Road (by Sears and Bass Shoe Outlet) starting June 14 through September 27. TruckeeFarmersMarket.org

 

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TUESDAYS in Truckee: Truckee River Regional Park 10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267 June 2-October 20, 8am-1pm 

THURSDAYS in Tahoe City: Commons beach – Commons Beach Road and North Lake Blvd. May 28-June 18; August 27-September 24, 8am-1pm

                         Tahoe Lake Elementary School 375 Grove Street June 25-August 20, 8am-noon

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Lake Tahoe Month End Elevations 1900-2015

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Annual Average Secchi Depth – Lake Tahoe 1965-2015

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Who doesn’t love Lake Tahoe in the summer? Growing up, my family spent the last two weeks of every August at Dollar Point outside of Tahoe City. I possess so many happy memories of waterskiing, horseback riding, tennis and lakeside barbecues, and I think everyone should spend some time at this beautiful west coast location.

For those of you planning a summer vacation in Tahoe this year, we’re lucky to have a list of some of the area’s must-attend summer events, expertly curated by Trinkie Watson. Considering Trinkie is a preferred Realtor for the Lake Tahoe Luxury Real Estate market, and the top agent for lakefront properties sold, she knows a thing or two about the best places to see and be seen.

Without further ado, here is Trinkie’s Tahoe list.

This tasty event is a benefit for the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Hospital Cancer Center to raise money for the non-insured programs for cancer patients and caregivers. Held at the Ritz Carlton, this themed event is always a sell out.

Now in its 19th year, the all day showcase of Chase International’s lakefront properties is a very special way to explore the Lake Tahoe area. Don’t forget to try out a Tesla—test drives will be available at one of the estates.

This fashion show and luncheon benefit was first held in 1969, and this year it will be held as a tribute to its late featured designer, Oscar de la Renta. A grand event held at a beautiful estate on the water—don’t miss it.

The 43rd annual show features some of the most beautifully restored wooden boats in the world. In addition to the main event, a host of festivities surround the yacht show, including an Opening Night Dinner and Dance, a barbecue and awards presentation and a Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show.
Held for three consecutive weekends in Incline Village, the concerts feature world renowned musicians in a formal full orchestra playing on the Sierra Nevada College Campus.
A total of five classical music concerts held in different locations, this fun and casual event demands an outdoor picnic, maybe even a bottle of wine.
The Nevada Museum of Art opening night gala and dinner for the TAHOE exhibit, August 21
The TAHOE exhibit will only be at the Nevada Museum of Art through the end of the year before moving to the Oakland museum. You’ll receive a fabulous, art-filled coffee table book when you purchase a ticket to the dinner.

Thank you to Trinkie for keeping us in the loop, and have a happy summer at Lake Tahoe!

2015 Tahoe Basin Construction Season map

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Best of Chef’s Sunday May 17th The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe

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Just Sold! Split Lakefront West Shore Lake Tahoe

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Interesting Facts About Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe’s water surface area makes up about 40% of the Tahoe Basin, or 191 square miles.

  • Lake Tahoe is about 22 miles long and 12 miles wide with 72 miles of shoreline.
  • The greatest measured depth is 1,645 feet, and averages 1,000 feet. The floor of Lake Tahoe is lower than the surface of the Carson Valley to the east.
  • Lake Tahoe is two-thirds in the state of California and one-third in the state of Nevada.
  • Sixty-three streams flow into Lake Tahoe, but there is only one outlet in Tahoe City
  • The water in Lake Tahoe could cover a flat area the size of California by 14 inches. This is also enough to supply everyone in the United States with 50 gallons of water per day for 5 years. And believe it or not, the amount of water that evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every year could supply a city the size of Los Angeles for 5 years.

Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe February 2015

Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe
February 2015

Photo by: Julie Wight
THE MONTH OF LOVE…
WOW, January flew by in a blink of an eye! Here in the Lake Tahoe region we rely on the weather gods to bring us rain in the fall and snow in the winter. Well, we haven’t received much of either but are optimistic that this month will be the one! The one to remember.  In the meantime, be and do what you LOVE!

MARKET UPDATE & INTERESTING ARTICLES:

Tahoe Home Prices Continued to Rise in 2014 More Growth Expected in 2015

Lake Tahoe real estate continued to climb last year, as median and average home prices increased seven and four percent (respectively), throughout 2014.Sue Lowe, corporate vice president for Chase International, attributes the decline in sales to availability, that there are simply fewer homes available for buyers re-entering the market. “We like slow and steady improvement,” Lowe said. “It’s a sign of a stable and healthy market. Sales will catch up and further increase home values.”

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 5 Cities Poised To Be The Next Silicon Valley Tech Hub

 Los Altos, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley, had become the most expensive market in the U.S. with a median sale price of $2.3 million. This has also spiked rental costs, which commonly exceed $2,000 per month for a one-bedroom.  Which Cities are on the List?

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An Estate to Estivate

A sanctuary in the trees! This estate w/ 3 beautiful acres, a 5000+ sq. ft. home, a sport court, and just enough of a peak of Lake Tahoe to remind you what lies beyond. Ground level holds an in-law suite with small kitchen area and own access, wine room, and storage. 2nd floor is where you will find a spacious great room w/ full bath; 2 guestrooms w/ shared bath, and laundry. The top floor holds an expansive open concept kitchen, dining, master and living room w/ access to deck and views! Offered at $2,500,000

FEATURED PROPERTY – NEVADA

507 Driver, Incline Village
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Location, acreage, style. Prestigious east slope with south and west panoramic lake view. 2+ acre lot. Easy all year access. Magnificent F.L.Wright like with timeless design: old world craftsmanship, in-laid floors, use of extensive rough granite, contemporary kitchen motif, junior master on living level, mammoth master bedroom with sitting area and two baths, extensive decking for outside entertaining. Offered at $3,895,000

TOP PICKS – WHAT TO DO

Feb 14th – Saturday

Valentine’s at High Camp

Spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone at Squaw Valley’s Terrace Restaurant. Take a spectacular
Aerial Tram ride to 8,200′ and enjoy and exquisite course prefixed menu that welcomes both couples and families alike. Squaw.com

February 21 & 22
The Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is racing in it’s purest form. Big mountain freeride meets ski / boarder-cross action! Taking place at three Lake Tahoe, CA resorts it’s head to head action four at a time, top to bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions. Rhalves Bonzai Tour – Alpine Meadows

February 26th – March 8th

Pray, think, dance for snow this season and we’ll have a white-out winter for SnowFest! All the snow-reliant events will be in full-effect: The Naughty Dawg Pull, Whacky Human Bowling, Snow Sculpting, etc. Come and joint the winter white fun for this year’s SnowFest!
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It’s time to fall in love.

Chase International is renown for our heart-centered approach to building relationships and dreams.  A large part of our success is in matchmaking; finding the right person to love your home and finding a home that you will fall in love with.

Give me a call so I can help you find that warm and cozy place for your next romantic dinner. Until then, take your sweetheart to one of our favorite restaurants around the lake.

 

 

 

STAY INFORMED

SquawAlpineGet the latest lift status, weather conditions, lodging deals, events and more at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows by signing up for the Tahoe Ski & Ride Report. Plus, you’ll be entered in the weekly drawing to win 2 Adult lift tickets!

SquawAlpine.com *bottom right hand corner

 

A select group of Tesla Model S drivers have a new option for recharging on the long road from San Francisco to Los Angeles – battery swapping. Off the I5, drivers can pull in and let an automated system pluck out their car’s battery pack and replace it with one that’s fully charged. The whole process takes 3 minutes. Read More

* Chase International will have Tesla charging stations at our offices!  Coming Soon!

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From Our London Office….

A London Eye on the Market
 

Nick Churton of Chase International’s UK office in London takes a look at the year ahead in the international real estate market and finds a great deal to be optimistic about. This is a great time to take stock, look at the months ahead and keep a weather eye on international indicators. Like never before the health of local real estate markets – especially in the luxury sector – is linked to the health of the global real estate community as a whole.   Read More 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinkie Watson, CIPS CLHMS

Regional Lake Tahoe Broker

530 582 0722  800 783 0722

BRE# CA 00326518  NV  001022  

 

“A Boutique Broker with Premiere Properties for Discerning Buyers”

www.TrinkieWatson.com
Selling Lake Tahoe Luxury for Over 30 Years!

Call me for an update on the Lake Tahoe regional market for yourself or your clients!

RECENT SOLD PROPERTIES

4784 N Lake Blvd

    4784 N Lake Blvd                           4000 W Lake #21                  11550 Bottcher Loop
         $2,201,000                                     $2,275,000                              $1,200,000

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Lake Tahoe real estate market picked up steam in 2014

 Lake Tahoe real estate market picked up steam in 2014

 

 

The Lake Tahoe real estate market continued its post-recession improvement last year, according to Nevada-based Chase International.

 

The 2014 median sales price of a Lake Tahoe home increased 7 percent year-over-year to $475,000; the average price was $807,088, up 4 percent from the previous year.

Unit sales, however, were down around the lake, with overall sales volume dipping 8 percent. Homes selling for more than $1 million were down 6 percent.

Sue Lowe, corporate broker and senior vice president for Chase, said fewer homes were available for buyers re-entering the market. “We like slow and steady improvement,” Lowe said in a statement. “It’s a sign of a stable and healthy market. Sales will catch up and further increase home values.”

Chase said Tahoe City showed the biggest improvement last year with a 14 percent jump in sales volume, a 24 percent rise in average price ($966,456) and a 7 percent jump in median price ($545,000), compared with 2013.

More details are at chaseinternational.com

 

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People on the move: Dec. 24 Reno Gazette Journal

Staff Report : December 23, 2014

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Chase International’s Trinkie Watson was one of a handful of real estate professionals recently to take part as a panelist at the Leaders in Luxury annual conference in Denver. Watson also received the top award for best video/film for her Nixon Mansion property listing, an estate on the market in Reno listed at $20.4 million.

The event, which took place at the Ritz-Carlton, is an invitational-only gathering for the nation’s top agents specializing in multi-million dollar homes and estates. The 120 agents that attended took part in seminars and workshops, and made the most of pivotal networking opportunities.

Watson has more than four decades of experience in luxury real estate. She represents clients and properties throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin, Truckee and Northern Nevada. She attributes her success to providing her clients with superior service, a result of her esteemed expertise and immense love and immersion of the Lake Tahoe lifestyle.

 

http://www.rgj.com/story/money/people/2014/12/23/people-move-dec/20838387/

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Explore Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada With Trinkie Watson

Explore Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada With Trinkie Watson, CLHMS

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  • The residential crowd is made up of…

    The residential crowd in Tahoe is incredibly diverse. Due to the wide range of activities that draw people to the area, it is difficult to pinpoint one demographic. The close proximity to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley allows for convenient second home ownership. They come here to Ski, Boat, Mountain Bike, Hike, Golf, and simply relax with an amazing view. We see the whole spectrum here from young families to retirees.
  • The community vibe is…

    The community vibe is just as varied as the people that we attract. There is a neighborhood for everyones needs. The West Shore has an old Tahoe feel with a slower pace of life, the North Shore is a bit more bustling with activity and events. South Lake Tahoe caters to the folks looking for a night life that only a casino can bring! Truckee is made up of some great golf communities, a historic downtown area for shopping, dining, and family activities. We truly have something for everyone.
  • The lifestyle offered is…

    The lifestyle offered in Tahoe is Mountain and Lake living made easy. Wilderness, recreation, and some luxury thrown in for good measure. Spend a day on the lake or the mountain and then go to a five star restaurant for dinner. Or better yet, hire a chef and have the dinner come to you!
  • The most popular building type you’ll find is…

    Just like the wide variety of cliental that we attract, we have a wide variety of building type. From Old Tahoe chalets to modern steel and glass, there is no one type of architecture here.
  • The average home price is…

    The average home price for Lake Tahoe is… not easy to define. Our market has Estates listed up to $34 million on the East Shore, Nevada (Lake Tahoe) all the way down to $84,000 lots (vacant land) in Truckee, California. There is a property for everyone in any price range!
  • The area’s greatest highlight is…

    With it’s vast size, many beaches, and wide variety of water activities to participate in Lake Tahoe is a major draw for people to our area. The surrounding mountains and peaks are the icing on the cake; whether biking, hiking, skiing, or simply enjoying the vistas there is no shortage of fun here in the Sierra! The new addition to the Truckee Tahoe Airport Surf Air! Surf Air is an all-you-can-fly membership airline flying between Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Lake Tahoe, Oakland and Carlsbad.
  • The area’s best driving-distance getaways are…

    The Lake Tahoe and Truckee region is a short 3 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay area and Wine Country. Those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city find it an easily accessible home away from home. The Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive is a beautiful paved drive that makes a 68-mile loop around Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada. The route follows three paved highways: US 50, NV 28 and US 89. Along the way, the scenic drive passes through the nice and popular towns of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Incline Village, King’s Beach, and several other small towns.
  • The best spot(s) to dine casually:

    For casual dining on Lake Tahoe, Garwoods (North Shore) or Sunnyside Café (West Shore) are hard to beat. Both have great menus, outside dining and incredible vistas. Tie up to the dock, or ride your bike to either. In Truckee, head to Moody’s, here you’ll find visitors and locals alike enjoying the interesting fare, great atmosphere, and live music many nights of the week. Marty’s Café in Truckee, CA is evolving and bringing fresh, home-style and unique options. With a diverse kitchen, [the Café’s chefs have] a plethora of experience and talent; you will find it to be the best place you get your Sunday brunch or a quick midweek sandwich, [and you will be sure to enjoy its] unique and ever-changing dinner menu.
  • The best spot(s) to dine fancily:

    There is no shortage of fine dining in and around Tahoe. Christy Hill, located in Tahoe City, offers views of the lake and a lovely menu. Trokay and Stella, both in Truckee, are a must for those who consider themselves a “foodie” ; with constantly changing menus they promise to deliver a culinary journey. Truckee Tavern & Grill in Truckee, CA. Truckee Tavern’s food and beverage offerings include the freshest, highest quality local ingredients, farm-raised, hormone free meats, and locally grown produce. Menu items showcase the incredible diversity of food available in California. The menus change continually to reflect the seasons, changing tastes, and availability to give the feel of moment. Retaining crowd favorites with new and exciting interpretations invoke the anticipation [of the eatery’s] regulars. These offerings will be paired expertly with the finest wine, spirit and beer selections. Truckee Tavern’s spirit program draw from Truckee’s rich history of bootlegging during Prohibition and focus on artisanal small batch gin and whiskey, the two main distillation products from Truckee during that era. This will be coupled with a thoughtfully chosen selection of fine rum, vodka, brandy, tequila, mescal, liquors and cordials, all complementing the overall experience.
  • The best spot(s) to dine with a large group:

    If you are hosting a large group and are hoping to get everyone out on the town for a night look no further than the classic Cottonwood, perched above Truckee with great views of town this restaurant has both a large deck and great room with space to accommodate a crowd, no matter the season. Ask for your tables to be set up near the fireplace for a truly special feel. Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria. The restaurant combines the flavors of Italy with the hospitality of the Sierra Nevada. It offers a warm and friendly environment and we would like to keep it that way. Create your own custom pizza or sample one of the restaurant’s specialties; Zano’s bakes pizza for both take-home and dine-in. In addition to the delicious pizza, the eatery serves incredible pasta, amazing salads, and Italian family favorites including veal picatta, hearty lasagna, and penne with meatballs. At Zano’s, it is simply its workers’ genuine belief in themselves that sets the restaurant apart from the competition.
  • The best spot to…Play Outdoors:

    Tahoe offers an endless amount of activities to cater to all types of outdoor enthusiast. World class skiing, mountain biking, hiking, boating and golf abounds. No matter the season, there is something to do with a beautiful view.
  • The best spot to…Go Shopping:

    Historic Downtown Truckee is a quaint area full of locally owned boutiques, art galleries, and gear shops to get you ready for the slopes and trails. When you have worn yourself out shopping, there are a variety of restaurants and cafes to take a break and enjoy a meal.
  • The best spot to… Get pampered for men and women:

    For both men and women, there is no place like the Spa located in the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Nestled in the heart of the Northstar California Resort, the Ritz Carlton boast the most luxurious spa in the Area. A perfect setting for a bit of indulgence!
  • The best spot to…Bask in the Sun:

    With no shortage of amazingly beautiful beaches on Lake Tahoe, it is hard to name just one! Whether you are looking for a game of beach volley ball, a perfect spot for your child to play in the sand, or remote and quiet, there is something for everyone.
  • The best spot to…Best Spot to Catch a Wave:

    When the winds are crossing the lake just right, the beaches of Incline Village on the North Shore of Tahoe are perfect for a bit of surfing.
  • The neighborhood stands apart from its surrounding residential environs because…

    The area stands out because of all it has to offer. There are some many options for everyone at any price point. From fractional ownerships, modest cabins, to luxury estates we have it all. No one is left out of the Tahoe market.

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Early season deal on three 2014-15 passes at Lake Tahoe ski resorts ends Labor Day

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/25/2014 – 1:50pm

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Monday, Sept. 1 will be the last chance to receive the early-season rate on Lake Tahoe Local, Tahoe Value, and Epic season passes — all of which offer access to Heavenly Mountain, Kirkwood and Northstar California resorts.

“Our ability to deliver the best snow conditions is unique among Tahoe resorts. Between Heavenly and Northstar’s world-class snowmaking systems and Kirkwood’s well-deserved reputation for receiving the region’s most annual snowfall, pass holders can look forward to a great 2014-15 season,” said Bill Rock, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Northstar California.

With the region’s most valuable season pass options starting at $409, pass holders receive access to the most terrain and best conditions in the region as well as fewer restrictions than other resorts’ season pass options.

“In addition to proven snow quality, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood offer guests varied experiences of a lifetime that speak to the diversity of each and showcase the partnerships that continue to push boundaries, making the collective value greater and truly the best of Tahoe,” said Pete Sonntag, vice president and chief operating officer for Heavenly Mountain Resort.

The high-energy atmosphere and experience at Heavenly Mountain Resort is guaranteed to reach a new level during winter 2014-15: Heavenly Mountain Resort, the Park Family and Warner Hospitality announced Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will open in late December 2014 or early 2015 in South Lake Tahoe’s casino core. In addition to a 25,000 square foot casino, the property will include more than 500 renovated hotel rooms, new restaurants and bars, the largest outdoor pool experience in South Lake Tahoe, and an assortment of live entertainment venues both indoors and out.

Echoing the resort’s penchant for California laid-back luxury, Northstar California invites guests to enjoy its daily complimentary Champagne toast on the slopes this season.  Offered every day on the snow at 2 p.m., this new tradition is a nod to Northstar’s casual elegance and the best of Tahoe.

Authentic Big-Mountain Terrain As a member of the world’s short list of iconic, big-mountain experiences, Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers skiers and riders the region’s deepest snowpack and legendary steeps.  In addition to enjoying the resort’s famously raw beauty and pristine snow quality, guests can experience Kirkwood’s best-of-Tahoe adventure through Expedition:Kirkwood – renowned for offering snow cat tours beyond the resort’s terrain, snow safety education, and guided backcountry tours and camps.

The Epic Pass, Tahoe Local Pass and Tahoe Value Pass provide access to the region’s three premier resorts—Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood—with the combined 10,270 acres of skiable terrain and three unique resort experiences. Heavenly delivers an unmatched high-energy vibe, Northstar offers Tahoe’s premier luxury experience in a family-friendly atmosphere, and Kirkwood is known for its authentic, big-mountain ski and ride experience.

Vail Resorts 2014-15 Season Pass Options for Lake Tahoe Skiers and Snowboarders

The Tahoe Local Pass™: The best way to access Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Seven Days a Week. It includes Saturday access at all three resorts with limited holiday restrictions, all for $459. Pass holder tickets are available for purchase for $59 during blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. The Tahoe Local Pass pays for itself in  four days.

Tahoe Value Pass™: Best for guests who can accommodate a few restrictions. It is available for $409, pays for itself in fewer than four days and is ideal for people who plan to ski or ride seven days a week at Heavenly and six days a week at Northstar and Kirkwood. The Tahoe Value Pass has holiday restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood with Saturdays excluded at Northstar and Kirkwood. Pass holders can purchase lift tickets valid at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Resorts on restricted days for $59 per day.

The Epic Pass™: Unlimited skiing at every resort all winter for $729. Enjoy unlimited skiing or riding at 11 resorts including Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood,as well as Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan.  No blackout days or restrictions apply.  New for winter 2014-15, Epic Pass purchasers will have access to five complimentary consecutive days at Niseko, Japan–known as one of the snowiest and most celebrated powder skiing resorts in the world.  At this spring rate, the Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days.

Season Pass Insurance Option: Protect Your Pass Investment in the Event of an Unexpected Circumstance Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of its pass products are non-refundable. However, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including illness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Coverage applies for all season passes valid for the 2014-2015 ski and snowboard season.  For more information, visit www.epicpass.com.

Special Pass Holder Benefits All Vail Resorts season pass purchasers will receive exclusive offers and promotions on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season. Season pass holders also receive six Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets, automatically loaded onto the pass. All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable. For more information about Vail Resorts season passes or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.

About Heavenly Mountain Resort High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique mountain resorts on the planet. Combining 4,800 acres of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe with high-octane, non-stop nightlife, Heavenly offers a high-energy resort experience like no other. Visitors to Heavenly come prepared to go “all-in” because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. Visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY to learn more.

About Northstar California Resort One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spanning 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, fly-fishing and more.

Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.

About Kirkwood Kirkwood Mountain Resort is one of the nation’s top destination resorts. Located just 177 miles from the Bay Area along scenic Highway 88, its base elevation of 7,800-feet, assures skiers more annual snowfall than any other resort in North America. Kirkwood is recognized by winter purists and national media alike for the quality of its snow and terrain variety and is a true skier’s destination. Known for its pristine beauty and action-packed expeditions and events, winter fun includes skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sled dog tours, and backcountry expeditions. An ideal location for weddings and corporate meetings, the Kirkwood Village includes boutique shopping, live music and dining. For more information about Kirkwood Mountain Resort, visit www.Kirkwood.com or call 209.258.6000.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).


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East River Public Relations
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Reno Home Prices Continues to Climb

RENO, Nev. (July 7, 2014) – Home prices jumped 15 percent throughout Reno and Sparks, pushing the median home price to $234,900. The increase in prices bumped sales volume up 13 percent, while the total number of homes sold stayed relatively flat, according to a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International.

The report, which accounts for all sales in the region from January 1 through June 30, and compares them to the same timeframe of 2013, showed that Sparks experienced the bigger increase to sales volume (21 percent) as well as median home price (19 percent to $225,000). The median price of a home in Reno is $240,000 (up 12 percent).

“The Reno-Sparks area has just been quietly rising through the ranks,” said Susan Lowe, corporate vice president of Chase International. “Some markets have had setbacks and surges, but home values here have been rising steadily. The city itself is really flourishing and establishing itself among big businesses and tech companies in the West, and that has a positive effect on real estate in the region.”

Carson Valley also saw a rise in median home prices (ten percent to $265,000) but with a seven percent decline in sales volume.
About Chase International:  Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with ten offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Graeagle, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 260 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels.  For more information about Chase International, visit www.chaseinternational.com.

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LAKE TAHOE BEACHES APP IS READY FOR SUMMER

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Free App Helps Beachgoers Find More Than 50 Beaches around Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and Nev. – June 19, 2014 – The summer season is here and more people than ever are expected to visit the shores of Lake Tahoe to find respite from the hot temperatures and dry conditions in the region.  The Tahoe Fund is once again promoting the Tahoe Beaches App to help beachgoers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the Lake.  The App is also built to help spread out the crowds and provide an opportunity for people to discover new beaches while learning ways to care for Lake Tahoe.

“When we launched the Tahoe Beaches app last summer we received great feedback that people were now finding beaches they had never known existed before,” said Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry. “With record temperatures and visitors predicted for this summer, we hope more people will download the app and discover new ways to cool off in the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe.”

            

Screen shots of the Tahoe Beaches App

The app, available in iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions, and public transportation. With more than 50 public beaches, the app allows users to plan their Tahoe experience from home or while traveling around the Lake. Twitter feeds enable real time information from the public agencies managing the beaches.  Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook and invite family and friends to join them. The app also includes important stewardship information to help beach goers take care of the environment.

The Tahoe Beaches App was developed by the Tahoe Fund and co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program.  Seven public agencies collaborated to develop the app, seamlessly integrating public beach information across their organizations to get information to their users. The partners include: California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, and Tahoe Transportation District.

“The Conservancy has worked with our partners for nearly thirty years to increase public access to Tahoe’s incredible beaches,” said Patrick Wright, Executive Director of the Tahoe Conservancy. “We hope that this app continues to encourage people to bring their friends and family to enjoy the beautiful beaches we have worked so hard to create.”

The Tahoe Beaches App is available on both Apple and Android phones and is available for free in their respective App Stores. To learn more or to download the app, please visit www.tahoepublicbeaches.com.

Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for projects that will improve lake clarity, enhance recreation and inspire environmental stewardship in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  In addition to the Tahoe Beaches App, the organization has funded two high priority watershed restoration projects, the Blackwood Creek/Eagle Rock Trail restoration on the West Shore and the Incline/3rd Creek Restoration on the North Shore; segments of the Tahoe Bikeway in Tahoe City, the West Shore and South Lake Tahoe; environmental and recreational improvements at Sand Harbor State Park, Van-Sickle Bi-State Park and Washoe Meadows State Park; and the UC Davis “State of the Lake” report. The Tahoe Fund seeks donations of any size to help sustain the organization and the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

About the California Tahoe Conservancy
Established in 1984, the mission of the Tahoe Conservancy is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. More information available at http://tahoe.ca.gov/
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The 8th Annual Music on the Beach free 9-week concert series kicks off Friday, June 27 and runs every Friday, 6:00-8:30 p.m., through August 30, excluding July 4, at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Start your summer weekend off right by listening and dancing to free, live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Food will be available and beer, wine, and soda will be on sale from 6:00-8:30 pm. The concert starts at 6:30pm.

For details:
http://www.northtahoebusiness.org/events/music-on-the-beach-2/

 

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4th of July Spectacular Events in Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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4th of July is a spectacular time to be in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area!

Start early on the 3rd of July with an all day celebration with food and music in Kings Beach, ending in the spectacular fireworks display over the Kings Beach State Beach, just after dark.

Truckee offers the annual 4th of July parade!  Begin the day with the Firecracker Mile Fun Run, followed by the parade winding down Donner Pass Road through historic downtown Truckee.

In Tahoe City start by celebrating by attending a street fair during the day.  Patrons will enjoy a climbing wall, dunk tank, corn hole games and much more.  FIREWORKS show at dark! Bring a chair and blanket to Commons Beach to enjoy the show!     Over to

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Incline Village, Don’t miss the finest Fourth of July Celebration at Lake Tahoe as the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and music director Laura Jackson welcome tenor Albert Lee to perform Chesapeake: Summer of 1814, a spectacular salute to the 200th Anniversary of The Star- Spangled Banner. Plus, America the Beautiful, 1812 Overture, Stars and Stripes and other patriotic favorites, set to one of the Nation’s top fireworks displays.

Since 2007 Red, White and Tahoe Blue has celebrated our country’s independence while promoting community spirit, local merchants and charitable causes. Because of the tremendous community support we are pleased to present 28 events in Incline Village & Crystal Bay to include the Parade, Concerts, Veterans Tribute, Rubber Ducky Races, Wine & Cheese, Beer & Brats, Community Fair, Ice Cream Social & Chalk Drawing for kids and so much more.

These four days of fun, food, music, and entertainment culminate with arguably the best fireworks display in the country on July 4th at Incline Beach!

http://www.redwhitetahoeblue.org/

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Tahoe City Street Fair And Fireworks Dazzle All Ages On Fourth Of July

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TAHOE CITY, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Tahoe City Downtown Association announces a full afternoon of activities for friends and families leading up to a spectacular fireworks display off of Commons Beach on Friday, July 4.

From the Boatworks Mall to the Cobblestone Center to Gatekeeper’s Museum and all points in between, Tahoe City offers visitors and residents a summer day like no other. Tahoe City’s July Fourth Fun Zone, located in Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.’s parking lot at 315 North Lake Boulevard, will included a dunk tank, bean bag toss, putting green and additional games. Penney the Clown will be on site, face painting and there will be live music performed by Kip Yager from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Join us in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Tahoe City – to celebrate Independence Day,” shares Stacie Lyans, Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Executive Director. “Enjoy convenient lake access, fabulous restaurants, great shops as well as hiking, paddling, cycling and all of the fun activities planned for the afternoon leading up to fireworks at dusk on Friday, July 4.”

Raffle prizes include a sit-on-top / stand up kayak donated by Ocean Kayak as well as prizes from Tahoe City Chevron, Tahoe City Golf Course, Trunk Show, Tahoe Donner and Market 28. Raffle tickets are available at upcoming events including the Tahoe City Solstice Festival, Tahoe City Wine Walk, Concerts at Commons Beach and the 4th of July Street Fair.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1963928#ixzz34uofJcVl

Tahoe City Wine Walk

June 21, 2014 • noon-4pm • Rain or Shine

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Enjoy Wines with a View and All the Charms of Downtown Tahoe City!

 

Sip, shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers. Learn more about the event.

 

Buy Tickets Early and Save

 

Save $10 When You Buy Your Tickets Early

 

$40 – Adult ticket, early-bird discount

 

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Purchase at a local ticket outlet (starting 5/15):

 

 

Tickets On the Day of the Event – Cash Only

$50 – Adult ticket, purchased day of the event
$25 – Designated driver ticket (food only), purchased day of the event
$10 – Kids, age 7+, purchased day of the event
FREE – Kids under 7

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Trinkie Watson Reveals the Most Common Hiccup in Finding a Perfect Home

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Trinkie Watson1) What is the most common hiccup you encounter when trying to find the perfect home for a client, and what is your typical approach to overcoming it?

Inventory—or lack thereof!  When we have trouble finding the perfect home for clients, we show them things they would not think to look at (within their price range). Sometimes a “remodel project” can create the property they are searching for. Another tactic is to monitor.  We monitor the MLS, pocket listings and communication with other agents to seek out that perfect property and get the showing before anyone else. The most time consuming approach is waiting! This is a hard avenue to stroll down, but sometimes it is best—especially if clients are looking in the “off season.” I do not recommend showing property that is above their desired price point until they raise the bar.

2) Real estate agents are expected to be absolute experts on their respective regions. What steps do you take in order to ensure you know positively all that you need to in order to keep your clients well informed?

I know Lake Tahoe! Having sold real estate for over 30 years, I stay informed. My continuing education in the real estate field has earned me the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist designation as well as Certified Residential Brokerage Manager, Certified Residential Specialist, Leader Graduate Training (Women’s Council) and Graduate Realtors Institute. I was also the president of the Incline Village Board of Realtors and president of the Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service, and awarded Incline Village’s Realtor of the Year.

My community service includes two two-year stints as president of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival and current board membership, membership of the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation’s board, and chairmanship of the Cancer Advisory Council. stay current with the governing boards of the area as well as community and informative events. Attending events, conferences, festivals, music series, movie series, all help to keep me informed on the community.

Trinkie Watson

Trinkie Watson, CLHMS

775 N Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145

 

530.582.0722 [email protected]

 

530.582.0722 http://www.trinkiewatson.com

 

An absolute expert in Lake Tahoe Real Estate!

An absolute expert in Lake Tahoe Real Estate! Trinkie Watson is! Absolutely!  Selling Lake Tahoe Real Estate for over 25 years-I know the Lake Tahoe region! I have seen it all, been through the cycles of bubble and burst, the crashing of the economy and the rebirth. We all want to be the expert in our field or career of choice but how do we do it? By staying involved, informed, connected and engaged.

President of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival and currently on the Board of the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation; I stay involved. By attending area meetings such as the Homewood Master Plan, TRPA governing board and advisory planning, Squaw Valley Incorporation Plan, etc. I stay informed. A monthly e-newsletter, print ad campaigns, social media, blogging and local/community events keep me connected to my current clientele as well as any prospects. Responding, follow up and good communication… I have 2 assistants that aide in the ever challenging task of keeping in contact, being available and answering the phone-this keeps me engaged.

Previewing new inventory and keeping up with the old, participating in Broker Tour and Mixer events, Realtor conferences, office gatherings and continuing education all keep me involved, informed, connected and engaged in our local market.

Market statistics are easy to compile with all the online avenues for searching real estate…so we take a different approach. We create the statistics! Marketing and selling Lake Tahoe area Real Estate-An expert in the field! Stay informed, involved, connected and engaged. www.TrinkieWatson.com #laketahoeluxuryrealestate #trinkiewatson #laketahoerealestate #luxuryrealestate

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FORE! It is Officially Golf Season!

Here is a list of top Golf Courses in the Truckee Area!

Tee it up!

Old Greenwood Golf Course                 www.golfintahoe.com

Gray’s Crossing Golf Club                   www.golfintahoe.com

Tahoe Donner Golf Course                 www.tahoedonner.com

Coyote Moon Golf Course             www.coyotemoongolf.com

Ponderosa Golf Course       www.ponderosagolfcoursetruckee.com

Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club                       www.schaffersmill.com

Northstar’s Golf Club   www.northstarcalifornia.com/info/summer/golf.asp

Lahontan Golf Club                         www.lahontangolf.com

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Financial Reasons to Invest in Home Ownership!

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Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year he released a paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people should consider buying a home.

Here are the five reasons, each followed by an excerpt from the study:

1.) Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available. 

“Few households are interested in borrowing money to buy stocks and bonds and few lenders are willing to lend them the money. As a result, homeownership allows households to amplify any appreciation on the value of their homes by a leverage factor. Even a hefty 20 percent down payment results in a leverage factor of five so that every percentage point rise in the value of the home is a 5 percent return on their equity. With many buyers putting 10 percent or less down, their leverage factor is 10 or more.”

2.) You’re paying for housing whether you own or rent. 

“Homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord.”

3.) Owning is usually a form of “forced savings”.

“Since many people have trouble saving and have to make a housing payment one way or the other, owning a home can overcome people’s tendency to defer savings to another day.”

4.) There are substantial tax benefits to owning. 

“Homeowners are able to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes from income…On top of all this, capital gains up to $250,000 are excluded from income for single filers and up to $500,000 for married couples if they sell their homes for a gain.”

5.) Owning is a hedge against inflation.

“Housing costs and rents have tended over most time periods to go up at or higher than the rate of inflation, making owning an attractive proposition.”

Bottom Line

We realize that homeownership makes sense for many Americans for many social and family reasons. It also makes sense financially.

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Luxury Home Sales are UP!

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Nearly 4,000 visitors are expected to attend the second annual Made In Tahoe Festival at Squaw Valley this weekend.

The festival showcases local businesses, artists, organizations and performers.

“Tahoe is home to so many talented entrepreneurs, philanthropists and artists that bring endless enthusiasm and passion to our region,” said Sean Kristl, marketing manager for Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, in a press release promoting the event. “It’s exciting to host an event that celebrates our local businesses and talent, while also helping them expand their reach.”

This year’s festival features live performances by Tahoe Flow Arts; a studio that specializes in aerial arts, dance and yoga; and music from One Track Mind, Jeff Jones, Ben Fuller, JT Chevallier and Chi McClean.

Visitors can also sample local cuisine from numerous Tahoe eateries at the festival.

Festivities run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Made In Tahoe Festival also kicks off summer operations at Squaw Valley. The resort’s Aerial Tram, which provides access to hiking trails and scenic viewpoints, will open Saturday and run through the summer.

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One of Lake Tahoe’s most iconic estates, the Thunderbird Lodge, starts summer off early this week, kicking off public tours ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

The Thunderbird Lodge was built in the 1930s by George Whittell Jr. and represents some of the best craftsmanship in stone, iron and wood of the era.

“Two of the most stunning pieces of Lake Tahoe’s history are Thunderbird Lodge and Thunderbird Yacht,” according to the Thunderbird’s website. “The eccentric San Francisco real estate magnate, George Whittell, Jr., built the magnificent Tudor Revival summer estate between 1936 and 1939 and commissioned the Yacht in 1939. Located on Nevada’s eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, the historic site consists of a main lodge surrounded by three cottages, a card house, a boathouse, an elephant house, a lighthouse, three garages, and a gatehouse all nestled in a high desert pine forest.”

New to the National Historic Site this year are recently restored waterfalls. The half-acre man-made falls were originally built in the late 1930s and restored with help of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, said Barbi Mooberry, marketing and administrative manager at the lodge.

“Originally, Marlette Creek water was diverted through the property, cascaded into the water feature, then into moats surrounding the house, filled pools in what is now the lakeside lawn, and tumbled through a series of weirs into Lake Tahoe,” according to the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society’s winter newsletter. “In addition to the visual effect, this flow supplied irrigation for the ground, domestic drinking water, and electricity via a penstock to a turbine plant generating hydroelectric power.”

In addition to exploring the grounds of the Thunderbird Lodge and viewing the Thunderbird Yacht during tours, guests will also hear a little bit about Whittell Jr., Mooberry said. The stories about Whittell are as varied as they are colorful.

“Numerous legends surround Whittell’s activities at his Lake Tahoe estate, including colorful parties and high-stakes gambling in the card house,” according to the site. “The eccentric Whittell collected a veritable zoo of wild animals that made guest appearances at the Thunderbird Lodge each summer. Whittell’s interest in new technology such as automobiles and airplanes catered to his desire for high speed and risk taking.”

Thunderbird tours:

Public tours by land are offered May 20 through Oct. 18. The tours are $39 for adults and $19 for children ages 6-12. Tours start from the Incline Village Visitor Center at 969 Tahoe Blvd. For more information visit www.tahoe.activitytickets.com.

Friday Wine & Cheese Tours are also available for $100 per person. The tours take place at 2:30 p.m. every Friday in July and August.

A variety of options are also available to reach the Thunderbird by water.

From South Shore: 888-867-6394 or www.tahoeboatcruises.com

• One tour per day, Tuesday through Saturday, June through October

• 10:30 a.m. departure from Zephyr Cove at South Shore

From North Shore: 775-831-4386 or www.awsincline.com

• One tour per day; Thursday, Friday and Saturday; June through October

• 9 a.m. departure from Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village

Kayak tours: 530-913-9212 or 866-830-6125 or www.tahoeadventurecompany.com

• Tuesday paddle tours from Sand Harbor.

Adam Jensen
[email protected]

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We are proud to announce that 3 of our Chase International luxury properties have been nominated for the 2014 HGTV Frontdoor Doory Awards!

Please take a moment to VOTE by June 5for our nominees!

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Good Things are Happening to Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, CA

 

Tahoe’s Kings Beach Gets Major Facelift

Monday, April 21, 2014 | Sacramento, CAKings Beach at Lake Tahoe is undergoing major construction. The $50 million project will reduce pollution and the high accident rate around the beach. The work will also improve access to the beach.

Tractors are digging giant holes next to the beach for concrete containers that can hold up to 120,000 gallons of storm water. Road crews are pounding stakes before pouring sidewalks.

The area’s only stop light will be torn out and replaced with a round-about. When the work is done, pedestrians won’t have to walk in the streets, there will be fewer lanes of traffic, and the traffic will move more slowly. The goal is 11 fewer accidents per year, and a 50 percent reduction of pollution flowing into the lake.

Fifth District Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery looks forward to the improvements.
“Where people are out on the streets, they are sitting on the benches, they are enjoying the public art, they are shopping at the stores, they are eating in the restaurants, they are enjoying the state park, it is the heart and soul of the community. I think it is going to look like a really vibrant walkable, bike-able community.”

The construction will stop July 1st to make way for tourists. Then it will start up again after Labor Day. The entire project is expected to be complete in 2016.

$11.9 Million North Shore Lake Tahoe Billionaire’s Row

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If you’re looking for a vacation home, or at least a home that feels like a vacation, it’s worth looking in to this Lake Tahoe lakefront estate.

Located on the north shore of Tahoe’s “Billionaire’s Row,” the house includes some serious amenities like your own private pier and beach.

Listed by Chase International for $US11.9 million, it was originally built in 1949 large windows in almost every room to soak in the view.

And aside from the three bedrooms, the home includes a library, office, family room, and separate guesthouse.

The $US11.9-million home sits on a secluded one-acre lot.

 

Tahoe Real Estate Market
Continuing to Show Appreciation
Tahoe Market Home Sale Prices are Up

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (April 14, 2014) –The Lake Tahoe real estate market experienced notable increases in both average and median home prices during the first quarter of 2014, which is good news for sellers.  For Tahoe as a whole, which combines the East Shore, South Shore, Tahoe City and Incline Village/Crystal Bay markets, the volume of sales was down nine percent.  Yet the median home price in Tahoe increased 12 percent and the average price climbed 11 percent to $876,611.  The entire region has had record lows in inventory contributing to the decrease in units sold and volume sold.  The one sector at Tahoe where the volume of sales increased, was at the ski resort communities of Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, by 39 percent.

The most impressive numbers to come out of the region recently were in Tahoe City where sales volume jumped 48 percent over last year at this time, with $53,884,250 in volume sales recorded in 2014’s first quarter.  Tahoe City’s average price increased a whopping 113 percent to $1,314,250, and the median price climbed 51%, from $417,000 last year to $630,000 during this year’s first quarter.

Incline Village showed an increase in average price of 23 percent, to $1,703,476.  The number of units sold in South Shore over $1 million jumped by 100 percent.  And the average price in South Shore increased by 20 percent, to $436,884. The East Shore market was down, due to several large sales that transpired in 2013 and a continued lack of inventory.

These figures are part of a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International.

“There continues to be an uptick of interest and sales in the market’s upper end offerings,” said Sue Lowe, corporate vice president for Chase International. “And in the under $1 million market, prices are continuing to climb.”

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors notes that NAR’s forecast for home sales is to be lower by five percent in the first half of this year versus the same period a year ago.  However, Yun predicts that sales are projected to be two to three percent higher in the second half of the year, and home prices, because of a nationwide inventory shortage, will keep marching higher.

The Truckee market posted some impressive gains with a sharp jump in median price of homes sold—up 29 percent to $635,000 and an average home price increase of 24 percent, to $858,304.  However, Truckee sales volume over this time last year was down six percent.

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with ten offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Graeagle, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 260 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels.  For more information about Chase International, visit www.chaseinternational.com.

Tahoe Real Estate Market
Continuing to Show Appreciation
Tahoe Market Home Sale Prices are Up

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (April 14, 2014) –The Lake Tahoe real estate market experienced notable increases in both average and median home prices during the first quarter of 2014, which is good news for sellers.  For Tahoe as a whole, which combines the East Shore, South Shore, Tahoe City and Incline Village/Crystal Bay markets, the volume of sales was down nine percent.  Yet the median home price in Tahoe increased 12 percent and the average price climbed 11 percent to $876,611.  The entire region has had record lows in inventory contributing to the decrease in units sold and volume sold.  The one sector at Tahoe where the volume of sales increased, was at the ski resort communities of Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, by 39 percent.

The most impressive numbers to come out of the region recently were in Tahoe City where sales volume jumped 48 percent over last year at this time, with $53,884,250 in volume sales recorded in 2014’s first quarter.  Tahoe City’s average price increased a whopping 113 percent to $1,314,250, and the median price climbed 51%, from $417,000 last year to $630,000 during this year’s first quarter.

Incline Village showed an increase in average price of 23 percent, to $1,703,476.  The number of units sold in South Shore over $1 million jumped by 100 percent.  And the average price in South Shore increased by 20 percent, to $436,884. The East Shore market was down, due to several large sales that transpired in 2013 and a continued lack of inventory.

These figures are part of a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International.

“There continues to be an uptick of interest and sales in the market’s upper end offerings,” said Sue Lowe, corporate vice president for Chase International. “And in the under $1 million market, prices are continuing to climb.”

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors notes that NAR’s forecast for home sales is to be lower by five percent in the first half of this year versus the same period a year ago.  However, Yun predicts that sales are projected to be two to three percent higher in the second half of the year, and home prices, because of a nationwide inventory shortage, will keep marching higher.

The Truckee market posted some impressive gains with a sharp jump in median price of homes sold—up 29 percent to $635,000 and an average home price increase of 24 percent, to $858,304.  However, Truckee sales volume over this time last year was down six percent.

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with ten offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Graeagle, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 260 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels.  For more information about Chase International, visit www.chaseinternational.com.

Fueled by limited inventory, Lake Tahoe-region home listing prices swelled in the first quarter, a report this week shows.

For the January-March period, the median listing price rose 17 percent from the last quarter of 2013 to $635,000 for the region encompassing Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Donner Lake, Northstar, Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, according to the report by a local brokerage.

Compared with January-March 2013, the median listing price of a single-family home increased 35 percent, the report shows.

At the same time, the number of properties sold fell 44 percent quarter over quarter and by 25 percent year over year, according to the report which cited fewer available homes for sale as well as the past winter’s meager snowfall impacting visitation to the area.

The rising asking prices were particularly notable in the lakefront submarket, which in the report covers California’s North and West Shores and Nevada’s Incline Village and Crystal Bay.

“Keep an eye on the lakefront market, where limited inventory is driving the median home price up drastically with a 97 percent increase quarter over quarter,” president of the brokerage said in a statement accompanying the report.

“As ski communities bounce back from a weather-affected quarter, we will expect market growth in summer months,” he said.

LAKE TAHOE HOUSING TRENDS

Single-family home median listing price by submarket for the first quarter 2014 ( compared with fourth-quarter 2013):

Truckee region: $575,000, up 12 percent

Northstar (excluding condominiums): $890,000, up 9 percent

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows: $1.25 million, up 9 percent

Incline Village/Crystal Bay: $1.09 million, up 27 percent

Tahoe lakefront: $6.47 million, up 97 percent

Trinkie Watson Talks Summertime in Lake Tahoe

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Tell us about any new developments or business establishments in your market that you think might help attract potential buyers.

The Truckee area has a great development by Tom Grossman called Winter Creek, featuring147 unique and beautifully appointed homes. These are brand-new homes with multiple custom floor plans to choose from, for the sophisticated buyer who wants a good value and central location.

Schaffer’s Mill features 218 single-family homes and 188 Mountain Lodges. Homesites range from .25 to .75 acre, and Mountain Lodges range from 1,972 to 2,684 square feet (for three and four bedrooms). Amenities at Schaffer’s Mill currently include an 18-hole championship golf course, community walking trails, cross country ski trails, snow shoeing, stocked fishing ponds and Tahoe National Forest Access for hiking, biking, horseback riding and/or snowmobiling. Schaffer’s Mill was the site of 2013 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway. Schaffer’s also has a new clubhouse with a restaurant, gym and pool.

On the horizon is a project from Bay Area development company Holiday Development. It’s a bold vision to create a complete community at the gateway to the Tahoe region by purchasing the 35-acre railyard site, and doubling down on the town’s state-funded Sustainable Communities planning grant. More information here.

Name the top two online or social media outlets you use most frequently when a new property becomes active. How do you use these sites to your advantage when advertising your listing? 

One is the Tahoe Sierra MLS, which feeds to several online property sites (too many to name). We also advertise new listings through direct email campaigns. The Tahoe Sierra MLS brings the properties to the public’s attention, and the email campaigns alert our network of referral agents and brokers. We use direct mailing as well, which is a great outlet for surrounding homeowners.

With springtime now approaching, are there certain properties you expect to get more attention than others?

How can sellers make their properties more marketable in the spring? Here in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area we are gearing up for the summer! These are our best months for curb appeal, as the snow melts and the flowers bloom. On the lake, the towns become alive again with tourists flocking to this natural wonder.

 

 

http://www.hauteresidence.com/trinkie-watson-talks-summertime-lake-tahoe/

The Scout Guide: San Francisco Bay Area April Loves

BAY AREA APRIL LOVES

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1. Reinvent your home by creating an enchanting outdoor space with the help of STRATA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.

 

2. Dazzle in April’s birthstone with this Indian Diamond Cigar Band available at ROCKS WITH SOUL.

 

 

3. Take some time out by hiring the right professional to help you manage your business. INNOVATIONS is a leading West Coast recruiting firm that has served the California market for over 25 years, providing staffing services to companies in the financial services, technology, consumer and other professional services industries.

 

 

4. Splurge on Lake Tahoe Real Estate…  KATRINE ‘TRINKIE’ WATSON is a preferred Realtor for the Luxury Lake Tahoe Real Estate market, with over 25 years of experience.

 

 

5. SPRUCE up your lazy Sundays with beignets, preserves, and Crème Anglaise.

 

 

6. Hop down the bunny trail like Peter Cottontail with CHAIRISH’s Vintage Brass Rabbit figurine.

 

 

7. Revamp your style this Spring via genius JENNIFER MARGOLIN who now offers her distinctive Style In A Box™ services online.  Through modern technology and a carefully crafted online experience, she is pleased to introduce an innovative approach to personal styling.

 

 

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http://sanfrancisco.thescoutguide.com/bay-area-april-loves/

Court Upholds Lake Tahoe Regional Plan

Court Upholds Lake Tahoe Regional Plan

 

 

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV— A federal court today ruled in favor of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), affirming an update to the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan that took years to craft, according to the Agency.

 

The lawsuit was filed by the Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore in February 2013 following nearly a decade of public input to update the plan originally adopted in 1987.

 

lake_rocks“This encouraging decision could not have come at a more critical time for Lake Tahoe,” TRPA Executive Director Joanne Marchetta said. “The pace of environmental restoration will accelerate under the new plan with more opportunities for healthy, sustainable communities.”

 

The decision by U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez was based on the facts in the record used by the TRPA Governing Board to make its decision on the plan in December 2012. The court upheld the Agency’s discretion to make policy decisions based on sound science and a complete record.

 

Following the Regional Plan’s adoption, state and local leaders hailed the milestone as the next environmental leap forward for Tahoe. The Plan also won three separate awards for environmental innovation from professional planning and architecture organizations in 2013.

 

Innovative aspects of the plan include:

 

  • Using cutting-edge transfer of development rights policies to shrink the development footprint around Lake Tahoe thus reducing automobile reliance and increasing the feasibility of walking, biking and transit use.
  • Providing incentives for the protection or restoration of additional environmentally sensitive lands and continuing landmark growth management policies.
  • Including greenhouse gas reduction and other air quality programs designed to eliminate 10,000 vehicle miles traveled in the Region annually.

http://www.trpa.org/court-upholds-lake-tahoe-regional-plan/

 

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, call Jeff Cowen at (775) 589-5278 or email him at [email protected]rpa.org.

 

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For Immediate Release

Tahoe Real Estate Market Continuing to Show Appreciation Tahoe Market Home Sale Prices are Up

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (April 14, 2014) –The Lake Tahoe real estate market experienced notable increases in both average and median home prices during the first quarter of 2014, which is good news for sellers.  For Tahoe as a whole, which combines the East Shore, South Shore, Tahoe City and Incline Village/Crystal Bay markets, the volume of sales was down nine percent.  Yet the median home price in Tahoe increased 12 percent and the average price climbed 11 percent to $876,611.  The entire region has had record lows in inventory contributing to the decrease in units sold and volume sold.  The one sector at Tahoe where the volume of sales increased, was at the ski resort communities of Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, by 39 percent.

The most impressive numbers to come out of the region recently were in Tahoe City where sales volume jumped 48 percent over last year at this time, with $53,884,250 in volume sales recorded in 2014’s first quarter.  Tahoe City’s average price increased a whopping 113 percent to $1,314,250, and the median price climbed 51%, from $417,000 last year to $630,000 during this year’s first quarter.

Incline Village showed an increase in average price of 23 percent, to $1,703,476.  The number of units sold in South Shore over $1 million jumped by 100 percent.  And the average price in South Shore increased by 20 percent, to $436,884. The East Shore market was down, due to several large sales that transpired in 2013 and a continued lack of inventory.

These figures are part of a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International.

“There continues to be an uptick of interest and sales in the market’s upper end offerings,” said Sue Lowe, corporate vice president for Chase International. “And in the under $1 million market, prices are continuing to climb.”

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors notes that NAR’s forecast for home sales is to be lower by five percent in the first half of this year versus the same period a year ago.  However, Yun predicts that sales are projected to be two to three percent higher in the second half of the year, and home prices, because of a nationwide inventory shortage, will keep marching higher.

The Truckee market posted some impressive gains with a sharp jump in median price of homes sold—up 29 percent to $635,000 and an average home price increase of 24 percent, to $858,304.  However, Truckee sales volume over this time last year was down six percent.

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with ten offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Graeagle, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 260 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels.  For more information about Chase International, visit www.chaseinternational.com.

Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund May 8, 2014 Squaw Valley

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“For the Love of Food!  Humble Solutions for a Changing World”

Join us for an evening of intelligent food and
delicious conversation!

May 8, 2014.

5:00 pm  Welcome Reception
6:00 pm  Dinner Begins

Keynote Speaker: Mary Risley

Special Guests:  Susie Sutphin, Tahoe Food Hub
Billy McCullough, Chef
and
local farmers

Please RSVP by April 28th

 

 Keynote Speaker – Mary Risley

            Mary Risley started the highly regarded Tante Marie’s Cooking School is SF over 30 years ago, and was honored as the “Cooking Teacher of the Year” by Bon Appetit magazine in 1997.  She founded Food Runners, a SF based grass roots organization that picks up excess food from businesses and delivers it to agencies feeding the hungry.  She was awarded the “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation in 1998.  

 

Farm to Table Dinner

Menu created by Billy McCullough and Jason Friendy
Food sourced by Tahoe Food Hub from local farmers.

The Queen of Heart’s Women’s Fund strengthens and inspires women to engage in significant philanthropy, resulting in an improved quality of life in the North Tahoe Region.

As One, We Are Strong.
Together, We Are Powerful.

For More Information Visit  http://www.ttcf.net/give/queen-of-hearts-womens-fund/annual-event/

Lake Tahoe Region Ski Resorts Closing Dates 2014

Tahoe Ski Resorts Closing Dates 2014

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Alpine Meadows: April 20
Boreal Mountain Resort: April 20
Diamond Peak Ski Resort: April 13
Heavenly Lake Tahoe: April 20
Kirkwood Ski Resort: April 27
Northstar California™ Resort: April 20
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: April 20
Sugar Bowl: April 20
Squaw Valley: April 27

 

Lake Tahoe Music Festival Summer 2014 July 22nd – 26th

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The photo features Ellen Magnani, co-president, Trinkie Watson from the Lake Tahoe Music Festival and Georgine Casella, Program chair.
The Tahoe League for Charity met for the monthly luncheon/speaker meeting on Monday, March 10th.  The featured speaker was Trinkie Watson reporting on behalf of The Lake Tahoe Music Festival.  Trinkie stated that the festival will be in full swing for the summer of 2014 and performed by the Orchestra Academy under the direction of Maestro Timm Rolek.
Schedule:
Tuesday, July 22 – Tahoe Tree
Wednesday, July 23 – Sugar Pine Point State Park
Thursday, July 25 – Schaffer’s Mill
Saturday, July 26 – Skylandia
All tickets will be $20 each with the exception of Schaffer’s Mill that will be $50 including dinner.  As of the first week in April, you may purchase tickets at tahoemusic.org.  Mail-in donations send to:
Lake Tahoe Music Festival
PO Box 7
Truckee, CA 96160
The festival is a Tahoe cultural treasure blending nature and music for lasting memories.  This year we will experience music in the classic tradition from “Bach to Blues and Beyond.”  Donations help finance the festival and support the youth music program.
The Tahoe League for Charity April meeting will be held on April 14th at Jakes on the Lake in Tahoe City. Our April speaker will feature “ The Truckee River Weed Warriors” a volunteer program led by the Truckee River Watershed Council.  Excursions such as “weed walks” educate the public on how to find, report and dispose of invasive weeds that are not indigenous to Lake Tahoe.  These weeds damage water quality, out-compete native plants, degrade plant and animal habitat and increase the risk of wild-land fire.
To make reservations for this month’s meeting, email Ellen Magnani at [email protected].  Potential members and guests are welcome.  The luncheon meeting is from 11:30 to 1:30 at the cost of $17.00. Visit www.tahoeleagueforcharity.org.

 

the 4th Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic

March 29, 2014
Squaw Valley

The Shane McConkey Foundation is hosting the 4th Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw Valley on Saturday, March 29th. Mark your calendars.

• Purchase After Party Tickets: http://goo.gl/VYT0U4

• Enter the Awkward Photo contest to compete in the Chinese Downhill: http://goo.gl/EjC0YK

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New Paintings by Michael Knepp Lake Tahoe

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James-Harold Galleries, Tahoe City, CA

 

 

 

New Paintings by Michael Knepp

 

Dear Friends,

 

Fresh off the easel! We have recently received several new paintings from Michael Knepp. Please enjoy the photos below and contact us if you require further information or would like to make a purchase.

 

 

EAGLE FALLS AT LAKE TAHOE

Original Oil Painting on Linen 24″ x 32″

Custom Framed by the Artist

 

 

 

MID DAY AT EAST SHORE, LAKE TAHOE

Original Oil Study on Linen 18″ x 24″ 

Custom Framed by the Artist

 

MID DAY AT EAST SHORE, LAKE TAHOE

Original Oil Painting on Linen 24″ x 36″

Custom Framed by the Artist

 

 


 

SHIRT TAIL CREEK 

Oil on Panel 8″ x 10″ 

EMERALD BAY

Oil on Panel 9″ x 12″

 

EAGLE FALLS
Oil on Panel 9″ x 12″

 

EUCALYPTUS NEAR LAKE BERRYESSA

Oil on Panel 8″ x 10″

 

SHADOW LAKE TRAIL
Oil on Panel 8″ x 10″

 

CARSON-ICEBERG WILDERNESS 

Oil on Panel 8″ x 10″ 

 

Michael Knepp

 

Michael Knepp was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and grew up with an affinity for the outdoors. At the age of three, he began drawing and never stopped.

He began traveling to Mendocino to draw and paint in the area in the late 60’s. Entering numerous juried shows, Michael was awarded the Bank of America Art Award in 1971.

Michael Attended undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis. After graduating with a B.A. degree. In 1977, he moved to Los Angeles and was able to attend postgraduate studies at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 1984, he was awarded Honorable mention for work submitted to the Society of Illustrators show in New York City.  Michael graduated in 1985 second in his class with “Portfolio of Distinction”.

After getting his degree, he moved to New York where he made his living illustrating for publications including the New York Times, Hartfield Courant, Hearst Publishing.

He moved back to California where he renewed his pursuit in oil painting in 1997. Creating landscape paintings of the local rural area in Yolo County resulting in a one-man show at the Yolo County Historical Museum in 1999. About that time, a friend and fly-fishing guide, Chris Parsons, introduced Michael to fly fishing in the northern part of California. With the impact of the scenery he visited, a focus on the locations and the various aspects of the sport itself became an important component of his work. Recalling visits to the Oakland Museum of Art, return visits to the museum rekindled the respect for the works of the Hudson River School.

Michael was selected to participate in the juried show and benefit auction for the Crocker Museum in 2011. His artwork of fly-fishing has graced the covers recently of California Fly Fishing and the Dingley Catalogue.

 

 

Please contact us if you require additonal information.

 

James-Harold Galleries, LLC

Located in the Boatworks Mall at the Tahoe City Marina, Tahoe City, CA

(530) 581-5111

www.jhg4art.com 

   [email protected]com

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You’re Cordially Invited to a Broker Open during tour at

Fleur du Lac Estates

Unit #5
Unit #21 

Wednesday, March 19th
9:00 – 12:00

Unit #21

An opportunity that rarely comes along! Fleur Du Lac, a prestigious gated community located on 15 beautiful acres alongside crystal blue Lake Tahoe, enjoys superb amenities; yacht club, marina w/slips, gorgeous clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, fitness center and onsite manager and security. Only 22 homes have the distinctive privilege to enjoy all Fleur Du Lac has to offer. This unique townhome is an elegant blend of reclaimed barnwood, stonework & custom touches. Truly the finest of living on water’s edge
Fleur du Lac Estates
Fleur du Lac Estates #21
Offered at $2,995,000
 

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Unit #5

Situated on grass over looking Lake Tahoe, steps from great amenities. Large living/dining room w/wet bar, impressive fireplace, floor to ceiling windows, main floor den & full bath, and cooks kitchen with breakfast nook. High beamed ceilings in three en-suites (lakeview master), large loft w/fireplace. Park your boat in your private slip; enjoy updated clubhouse, venue of Godfather II. Gated, onsite caretaker, pool, hot tub, tennis, bocce, gym, concierge services. Beautiful wood finishes, stone flooring.
 
Fleur Du Lac #5, 4000 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
Fleur Du Lac #5
Offered at $3,500,000
 
Come to preview this fabulous property during broker tour! Leave your business card and be entered to win a lovely bottle of wine!

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Trinkie Watson, CIPS CLHMS

Regional Lake Tahoe Broker

530 582 0722  800 783 0722

CA 00326518  NV  001022  

[email protected] 

www.TrinkieWatson.com

 

 

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Indulge in a Lake Tahoe Property!

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Are All Lake Tahoe Beaches Private?

These are some of the signs at Lake Tahoe restricting public access.

The claim

No one can own Lake Tahoe beaches and shoreline so “private beach” and “no trespassing” signs are untrue.

The background

Jerry Pluto of South Lake Tahoe emailed the Reno Gazette-Journal — and law enforcement agencies and other media outlets — with a subject line: “Who owns the Beaches and Shoreline of Lake Tahoe?”

He wrote about being “harassed” by security officers, homeowners and property managers around Lake Tahoe and complained about signs saying “Private Beach,” “No Trespassing” and “Violators Will Be Prosecuted.”

His main argument is:

“Lake Tahoe is a United States Navigable Waterway and as such no one can own any of the beaches of Lake Tahoe up to 2 feet past the ‘HIGH TIDE LINE’ as per the Federal Navigation Act of 1892. There is in fact a Lake Tahoe Coast Guard station here based out of Tahoe City, Calif. So, simply put, the beaches and shoreline of Lake Tahoe are no different from the beaches all along the Pacific coastline from Southern California to Washington State, and the general public has a right to full access of it. In layman’s terms, what this means is that all along the entire 72-mile beach-front shoreline rim of Lake Tahoe, no one owns ANY of the beaches or shoreline. Period.”

Fact Checker got Jeff Cowen of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to explain some of the terms and geography that will come into play when evaluating Pluto’s claim.

Tahoe is a mountain lake that has a lone outlet at Tahoe City. This feeds into the Truckee River. There’s a 17-foot dam at the outlet.

When the term “low water” is used, as in low-water line, this is when the water is at the lake’s natural rim, as well as at the bottom of the dam.

“High water” is when the water is at the top of the dam. If there’s ever more water in the lake, then it just flows over the top without any controls.

“In drought years like in the 1990s and very likely what will happen this year, water will drop below the natural rim and will be below the low-water line,” Cowen said.

In the places where private property owners have land around Lake Tahoe, they own the land down to the low-water line. Beneath the low-water line, the states — Nevada and California — own the land, meaning this area is public.

Pluto notes that because the water level is currently low, some shallow beaches now have exposed public areas that stretch out toward the lake 60 feet or more, even as signs warn “trespassers” away.

One more important point: California and Nevada treat the area between the high-water mark and the low-water mark differently.

On the California side, a 1986 California state court decision — Fogerty v. State of California — created a public trust or easement between the low-water mark and the average high-water mark, which it set at 6,228.75 feet.

Sheri Pemberton, chief of external affairs for the California State Lands Commission, said: “A person can own the property where that public easement exists but the public has a right to access that land where the easement is. My understanding is it includes a broad spectrum of uses.”

These might include simply crossing it to get to a property on the other side but also swimming, having a picnic or watching fireworks, she said.

Although people’s property generally extends to the low-water mark on both states’ sides, Nevada has no such public easement.

Cowen said, “Private property is fully intact in Nevada, and (private property owners) have the ability to stop people from coming across the property or coming from the water and beaching and getting out of their kayak.”

The land above the high-water mark is private property with no public access in California and Nevada, he added.

But then there is Pluto’s claim about Lake Tahoe being designated a U.S. Navigable Waterway. It is.

TRPA has a document on its website that addresses this very fact: “(B)ased on the Federal Navigation Act of 1892, the entire lake, including the nearshore and foreshore, are navigable waters, where the public has the right to navigate.”

The act seems clear: The public has the right to navigate navigable waters. It’s talking about using a watercraft to navigate, not drinking beer and enjoying the lapping waves while sitting on the beach.

Cowen concurred with this interpretation — the lake area that’s open to the public is anywhere accessible while in a watercraft, and the act does not deal with people on foot or in a land vehicle.

He said the signs help people know there are boundaries.

“If you’re on a sandy beach with no demarcation, you don’t know when you’re on a public beach,” Cowen said. “It makes sense to put up a sign so people know that they can’t go up on sandy dunes and use people’s fire pits.”

The verdict

Because Lake Tahoe is a U.S. Navigable Waterway, the public is allowed to navigate in a watercraft all the way around the lake, anywhere the water is navigable.

If you’re on foot, any land below the low-water mark is state-owned and you are allowed access. Between the high and low-water marks where the land is privately owned, the public can legally access it on the California side but not the Nevada side — and above the high-water line, the public is not allowed.

Signs limiting access can appear misleading if you don’t know which area they refer to. But it is incorrect to say no one can own part of a Tahoe beach.

Truth Meter: 2

Written by
Mark Robison

RGJ

 

Tim and Hannah’s Affordable DIY Self-Sustainable Micro Cabin
House Tour

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Name: Tim Eddy and Hannah Fuller
Location:

Tahoe, California

Size: 196 square feet

Years lived in: 1.5 years; Owned

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Hannah grew up in a home her parents built (her father is a boat builder), so it was only natural for her to follow in their footsteps. Tim, on the other hand, has never built anything but fires. With that in mind, Tim and Hannah started out with 20 acres of land and no blueprints, and built one of the most impressive houses I’ve ever seen in my life — not to mention it’s fully off-the-grid.

Tucked away amidst a dense forest and surrounded by wildlife, Tim and Hannah’s tiny cabin boasts a storybook view of treetops and purple-bluish mountains. You’d never guess it’s only 15 minutes to town. The cabin is connected to a private road by a 100 yard trail, which their friends helped clear. It was only after a few steps down the trail that I spotted the vibrant colors of the cabin: warm wood shingles against mint green siding and a bright orange roof. Upon closer inspection you’ll notice the craftsmanship, as if human hands carefully put each piece into its place – and in fact, that’s exactly how it was done.. And the interior is just as impressive, covered in cedar wood from ceiling to floor. It felt very new, very clean, very honest.

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The cabin’s modest footprint meant the couple had to create smart storage solutions and keep only what was needed. Tim and Hannah have learned to live with less, while also becoming super organized. Everything in their home has its place. They made use of hooks and vertical space by hanging most of their belongings and stacking.

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Less maintenance and fewer repairs, along with the couple’s sustainable living style, makes it less costly to own a home. This meant Tim and Hannah can spend less time working and more time enjoying the outdoors together. The two integrated as many recycled, salvaged, low-impact materials into their design as possible. A good amount of building material was acquired for free from Craigslist. Seconds, mis-sized, and salvaged materials were sourced from their local lumbar yard and the Restore. Their pier-like deck is supported by large pine trees they cut themselves. The logs provide adequate leveling for the home, which sits on a hill. Furthermore, they lift the home off the ground to prevent snow drift during cold winter months and heat retention during summer months.

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Tim and Hannah’s refrigerator consists of a cooler and ice packs, which, in the winter, they easily refreeze by keeping the water packs outside. At night, their main source of light is oil burning lanterns, a few LED lights, and headlamps. Small solar panels collect more than enough energy to generate electricity to charge their phones and batteries, which in turns power the cabin’s LED lights. In the future, the two plan to built a 400 square foot home as their primary residence on the property, but their next project will be an outhouse with a solar water heater.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: DIY.
Inspiration: Living simply.
Favorite Element: We built it.
Biggest Challenge: Carrying all of the material for the entire cabin down a trail through the woods to the building site.
What Friends Say: Can we build one on your property?
Biggest Embarrassment: Poopin in a bucket.
Proudest DIY: The Beer-bottle cap popper funnel.
Biggest Indulgence: The gas grill.
Best advice: Big deck, little house.
Dream Sources: Cabin Porn

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PAINT & COLORS
We used all reclaimed materials which dictated the look and color scheme of the house. We played with reclaimed redwood decking that had old teal paint as our color contrast.

ENTRY
We scored a mis-sized alder door from the local lumber yard and stained it to match the roof trim.

LIVING ROOM
We designed the cabin around our super comfy love seat, which is the living room. Oil lanterns enhance the cozy ambiance.

DINING ROOM
Our Ikea table can fold up on one side for two, slide out and fold up on both sides for four people, or collapse completely for activities. It also has drawers for extra storage.

KITCHEN
We love to cook, so we had to make sure all the necessities were there, but nothing extra. We do most of our cooking on the wood burning stove. We made a custom kitchen counter/sink out of a commercial stainless steel table and an RV sink, which drains into a 5 gallon bucket that gets emptied over our compost pile along with our kitchen scraps. Our Yeti cooler keeps our food fresh with ice packs. We bring in potable water, and melt snow on our woodstove for winter utility water. Everything else has to be very organized in such a small space, so it all has a home hanging on hooks or in mason jars.

BEDROOM LOFT
The loft is just big enough for our California king bed (some things can’t be downsized) and has a beautiful birds eye view of the mountains. It is accessed by a custom ladder we built after Tim plummeted after trying to climb down the old A frame ladder.

BATHROOM
Summertime—we use a solar shower outside. Wintertime—we heat snow with our woodstove and brave the outdoors for showers. We have a composting toilet as well.

DECK
The deck is about the same square footage of the entire house, which makes it very easy for outdoor living and entertaining. Grillin’ and chillin’!

Open House Tour

Thanks, Hannah and Tim!