Chase’N Around Lake Tahoe
December 2011


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:: Market Statistics
:: Real Estate Articles
:: Featured Property for Sale
:: Luxury Rental
:: Community Spirit
:: Local Holiday Events of the Month

:: Featured Restaurant


November-Year End Pending and Sold Stats 

12 Pending sales and 8 Sold properties from $10,000,000 – $1,000,000

13 Pending sales and 9 Sold properties from $999,000 – $700,000

28 Pending sales and 43 Sold properties from $699,000 – $400,000


Western Mountain Resort Alliance Stats

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These are stats of the Western Mountain Ski Resort Areas, Including Tahoe from January to September 2011
Placer superiors reject appeal on Homewood ski resort expansion by environmental

groups …Read More

Homewood Mountain Resort made key adjustments to the master plan such as reducing the project size, moving the location of several buildings within the resort, and adding additional environmental monitoring requirements over the next 20 years to ensure the project terms are honored.  Read More Here



California has 7.4% Increase in Homes Sales

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2011 3rd Quarter Housing Report. In the report, they showed that combined sales of single family homes, condos and co-ops increased in EVERY state as compared to the 3rd quarter of last year.

Click Here for State by State Increase Totals

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Featured Property


Resort at Squaw Creek Penthouse Unit!
Owner Financing Available!

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Live life to the fullest perched on top of it all in this penthouse Resort at Squaw Creek unit. It priced at a fraction of the price which it originally sold for and seller wants an offer. Two story unit with the master bedroom faces the mountains. Washer and dryer. On rental program. Take the elevator down, walk out to the chair lift and go skiing . . .What more can you ask for?

  Holiday Rental

Squaw Valley USA
Located in Squaw Creek Estates. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms. Fine detail and Mountain Views.


Lake Tahoe’s most luxurious, ski-in/ski-out full-ownership residences

Constellation at Northstar offers superb design, privileges, amenities and services – and presents arguably the rarest, full-ownership luxury opportunity at Lake Tahoe. This is a special collection comprised of only 17 superbly designed and furnished two- to four-bedroom residences. Located within the Ritz-Carlton Club building at Northstar, each turn-key home offers one of Tahoe’s only true gravity ski-in/ski-out locations with all the Ritz-Carlton amenities and privileges. As realtors, we will be able to preview these units on the 20th of December.   If you have any interest, be sure to let us know.


Got Snow?!

 Some Resorts do…

   Boreal Mountain Resort – 18-24′

Squaw Valley USA –  3′

Kirkwood – 11′

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort – 20-22′ 

Northstar – 18-26′




December 17th

                     Snow Gods Ball

Put on your best retro outfit and get your party on. Proceeds from the Snow Gods Ball goes to the Avalanche Education Fund. You’ll not only be having a good time, you’ll be supporting a good cause. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Come on out and dance to live music by Love Fool.

December 17th – 31st

Rotary Santa Sled Day at Granlibakken Resort

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Santa will arrive by fire truck at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City for an afternoon of free sledding, hot chocolate & hot dogs for children pre-school to 9 years old. Each child will also receive a gift from Santa’s elves.

December 17th – 24th

Northstar Holiday Festivities 

Village-at-Northstar. 12 to 2:30 pm. Sleigh rides. Live music and photos with Santa Sat & Sun.

December 23rd

Holiday Fridays Downtown Truckee

5-8 pm snow or shine. The Downtown Merchants and Town of Truckee have teamed up to make your holiday shopping easier. With free parking starting at 3:30 pm. Downtown Merchants open until 8 pm. Join the merchants for a warm sip and a sweet nibble.


 Holidays at Squaw Valley

December 17 – January 1


There’s nothing like spending the Holidays in the mountains. During our two week celebration the mountain and Village come alive with Holiday cheer.


Find Santa in the Village or even on the slopes! Take in the annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade while sipping hot cocoa next to a warm fire pit. Families can ring in the New Year at High Camp. Adults can stay late and party like it’s 2012 in the Olympic House.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

December 31st

Homewood, Lake Tahoe

West Shore Café hosts a New Year’s Eve dinner with a prix-fixe holiday menu, champagne, party favors and live music. Family reservations from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for all ages for $75 adults, $25 children. Party reservations from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for adults only are $100 and includes noisemakers, post-dinner live music and a complimentary glass of champagne for the New Year’s toast. Reservations (530) 525-5200.


Northstar, Truckee

Ritz-Carlton hosts a dinner at Manzanita with early seatings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a special a la carte menu, and a buffet available from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Pines Ballroom for $95, $35 ages 4 to 10, free under 4. Or, enjoy a special four-course menu from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a champagne toast, music, party favors and dancing. Reservations (530) 562-3000.

 The very best investment is the time spent with friends & family!


Wishing you peace and harmony in this joyful season and good fortune in the coming year.


Trinkie Watson, CIPS,CLHMS 

David Gemme, CRS

530.582.0722 Office

[email protected]

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