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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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Home sales were down around Lake Tahoe in the first quarter of 2017, with overall sales volume dipping 7 percent. The drop was mainly affected by a 13 percent decrease in the sale of homes priced under $1 million and was influenced by the severe winter the Lake Tahoe area experienced. The median home price remained steady with a 2 percent increase to $529,000.

The figures are part of a quarterly report released by Tahoe-based real estate agency Chase International. The numbers compare all MLS home sales from Jan. 1 through March 31 to the same time frame in 2016.

Homes sold for more than $1 million was down 5 percent and overall units sold was down 6 percent. Incline Village saw the biggest decreases with a 52 percent fall in volume and 24 percent decline in units sold. Homes sold for more than $1 million was down 23 percent. The median price of a home in Incline Village fell 8 percent to $870,000.

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, noted that February was the warmest in decades, which played a role in kick starting prospective buyer’ house hunting. The same could not be said for the Tahoe area where the region experienced near-record snowfall.

“I’m sure the series of heavy storms had an affect on people’s ability to do any serious house searching,” said Susan Lowe, corporate vice president for Chase International. “In the long run though, our winter with abundant snow will be a big positive for the region.”

Tahoe City saw a 28 percent jump in volume sold, primarily from a 14 percent rise in the median home price ($611,000). The South Shore experienced a 67 percent increase in homes sold for more than a million and the median home price was up 4 percent to $412,000. The East Shore also saw an uptick in homes sold for more than $1 million (25 percent) while homes selling for less than a million dropped 31 percent. The median price of a home on the East Shore rose 26 percent to $965,000.

Lake Tahoe’s numbers are essentially in line with regional trends. NAR reported that existing home sales in the West decreased 3.1 percent in February. The median price of home was up 9.6 percent from February 2016.

The sale of condos around the lake fared much better with significant increases in volume sold. Units sold for more than $500,000 was up 80 percent and the median price jumped 17 percent to $375,000.

Sales were down across the board in Truckee, with record-breaking snowfall and severe winter storms hampering buyers’ searches. Volume and units sold were both down, 29 and 18 percent, respectively, while median home price rose 7 percent to $709,000.

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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Lake Tahoe Music Festival
“Sunset Serenades”
AUGUST 16-21, 2016
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In Truckee, there are two farmers markets, taking place Tuesdays and Sundays.

The Truckee Community Farmers Market is launching its second season as a market on Sunday, June 5, in the Tri Counties Bank/Sears/Coffeebar Bakery parking lot at 12047 Donner Pass Road.

The market will be open every Sunday all summer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Truckee Certified Farmers Market will be there, every Tuesday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., They kicked off the 2016 season on May 24 at Truckee Regional Park, at 10050 Brockway Road.

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The Tahoe City Farmers Market will run every Thursday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Commons Beach.

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In Incline Village, there are two farmers markets: the Tunnel Creek Station Market on Wednesdays and the Incline Village Farmers Market on Thursdays.

Opening June 1, the Tunnel Creek Station Market — next to Tunnel Creek Café, 1115 Tunnel Creek Road — will operate every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

The Incline Village Farmers Market, meanwhile, opens its fourth season a day later, June 2, in a new location at Lake Tahoe School, located at 995 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The market will be open every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Visit laketahoemarkets.com to learn more.

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/

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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October 3rd

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12th annual, Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop

a favorite that brings locals and tourists to historic downtown Truckee to sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping. From noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30+ venues, five food tickets and a program with a map to all participating venues. truckeewinewalk.com

 

 

October 3rd & 4th

spThe Reebok Spartan Race World Championship

This event will take place at the legendary Squaw Valley.  The world’s best athletes will collide on the course with a shared goal: to be the Spartan Race World Champion. The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing. 7:30am – 7:30pm. Spartan.com

 

October 8th – 11th

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American Whiskey Weekend!

Join bourbon experts, chefs, barmen (women) for a three-night bourbon and culinary-focused getaway. We are excited to be partnering with Four Roses who was recently awarded American Whisky Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine and has received the honor four times in the last five years since 2011. Plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com

 

 

 

October 10th

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One of our biggest events of the year! There’s something for everyone at our harvest festival from arts and craft vendors, our annual doggie dip, live music, seasonal beer offerings, a carnival area for kids with arts, crafts, games and food.  11 am – 5 pm TahoeDonner.com

 

 

 

October 16th and 17th

hhCome celebrate local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists.  During the walking tour, small groups are guided to interesting sites where they will be immersed in engaging tales performed by talented characters.  The tour skillfully weaves together dramatic, downright haunting and laugh-out loud funny stories. VIP Thursday tour. 5 pm & 6 pm truckeehistorytour.org

 

October 17th

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Tahoe City Harvest Festival

From 10 am – 2 pm. Fall has come and pumpkins are ripe for the pickin’. The Fall Festival has something for all members of the family. Food, games, hay rides, petting zoo, and much much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun.  Cost is $15 All Inclusive Wrist Band visittahoecity.org

 

October 18th

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20th Annual Truckee River Day!

Join us for a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration. You will be working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more. Projects start at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m

 

 

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52nd Annual North Tahoe Ski and Sports Swap

Winter season is approaching!  Get geared up at the ski and sports swap! Great deals to be had by all! Located at the North Tahoe High School from 9am -3 pm.

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East River Public Relations

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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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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.

Trinkie Watson Attends Harvard Law for Negotiating

 

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Trinkie Watson Attends Harvard Law for Negotiating

 

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (June 11, 2015) – Realtor Trinkie Watson recently earned a certificate from the Program on Negotiation from the Harvard Law School after attending an in-depth, weeklong workshop.

 

The course was led by Bruce Patton, a Distinguished Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is also the co-author of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, as well as Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most.

 

“Real estate is all about negotiations,” Watson said. “This course really broke it down and gave us tools to navigate through a variety of complex situations, allowing me to further meet the needs of clients. It was an amazing opportunity.”

 

The Program on Negotiation was founded in 1983 and is a consortium program between Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University. Nearly 100 students and professionals representing 18 countries attended the workshop. Only five of those taking part were in real estate.

 

The certification is just one of Watson’s many accreditations and professional achievements. She is also a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified International Property Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, and Certified Brokerage Manager. A leading and esteemed agent throughout the Tahoe area, she has been involved in the sale of more than 70 lakefront properties.

 

Watson is also the president of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, a member of the Orthopedic Advisory Council, member of Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation Board, and chair of the Cancer Advisory Council.

 

About Trinkie Watson:  Trinkie Watson is a longtime, high-producing broker with Chase International. With more than three decades of experience, she is a benchmark of luxury real estate. Watson 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. For more information, go to www.TrinkieWatson.com, www.LakeTahoeLuxuryEstates.com or call 530-582-0722.

 

 

 

Marina’s and Boat Ramps

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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
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Update on Schools from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

We continue to move forward on the facility upgrade projects funded by the bond measures.

 

The 2015 “quick start” projects are on schedule and will be completed by the end of summer. The 2015 “quick start” projects are:

 

GLENSHIRE ELEMENTARY: Parking lot upgrades and safety and security upgrades. Ward Young, a local firm, is the architect for this project. McCuen Construction Inc. has been selected as the contractor for the project.

 

TRUCKEE HIGH SCHOOL: Installation of an all-weather track. Field upgrades at East West field, new bathrooms constructed at field level and upgrades to ADA access. Roadway improvements to the entry and parking areas to improve safety. Ward Young is the architect for this project. The project is currently out to bid and contractor bids are due on June 11.

 

KINGS BEACH ELEMENTARY & TAHOE LAKE ELEMENTARY: Boiler replacements and upgrades to the mechanical system’s controls.

 

SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL: Parking lot upgrades, building modernizations, security system upgrades, painting, and furniture. Ward Young is the architect for this project.

 

NORTH TAHOE HIGH SCHOOL: A portion of the bus barn is being converted into warehouse storage space for the Food Services Department.

 

COLD STREAM ALTERNATIVE/RIDEOUT: Painting the exterior, repair walkways, classroom technology upgrades.

 

DISTRICT-WIDE: Upgrades to fire and security systems at select sites throughout the district.

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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!

Boat Ramp
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Boat Ramp to open April 15th!

The TCPUD is excited to present our newly rehabilitated Boat Ramp! The ramp is located 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City off Highway 28 on Lake Forest Road. All vessels must receive an inspection prior to launching – for a list of inspection locations and hours, please visit Tahoe Boat Inspections. You can also call TBI at 1-888-824-6267. For other available boat launching facilities, please contact the various marinas around the lake.

Current water levels should allow for most vessel size launches at this time, but we cannot guarentee this all summer. Inspections available at Alpine Inspection Station as of May 1st.

Ramp Details
Fees:
  • Daily (CA Resident)
$15
  • Daily (Out of State)
$20
  • Annual Pass (Resident)
$215
  • Annual Pass (Non-Resident)
$325
  • Summer Pass (Resident)
$195
  • Summer Pass (Non-Resident)
$275
Location:  1.5 miles east of Tahoe City off Highway 28 on Lake Forest Road.

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday-Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm INSPECTIONS AVAILABLE
Monday, Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm SEALED BOATS ONLY
May 1st – Sept 30th 5:00am-7:00pm SEALED BOATS ONLY

 

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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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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!

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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

 

Purchase online:

 

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

2014 Lake Tahoe & Reno Summer Events

Summer 2014 events

Sierra Heritage Magazine Indulge in Lake Tahoe

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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.

 

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.

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.

 

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

SnowFest is returning to North Lake Tahoe for its 34th year! Sponsored by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, SnowFest is ten days of fun-filled activities from February 28th to March 9th. The events are designed for people of all ages and interests. The most popular events from previous years will be repeated, and there are always new events to provide some variety. There will be snow related events, and non-snow related events, including wining and dining, races, parades theater and concerts.

This year’s theme: Bringing Back The 80s

SnowFest Event Not-to-Miss #1

Kickoff Party at Garwoods
When: Thursday, February 27th from 5-8pm
Where: Gar Woods, of course

The Complete SnowFest Event List

Thursday, February 27th
5pm  Kickoff SnowFest Party (at Gar Woods)
It’s a fundraiser and costs $25 at the door, which includes beer, wine, Wet Woodys and heavy appetizers. There will also be a substantial auction.

Friday, February 28th
6:00pm   SnowFest Queen Coronation (in Squaw Valley)
6:30pm   Laser Show & Torchlight Parde (in Squaw Valley on the mountain in the KT Base Bar area)
7:00pm   Fireworks on the mountain (in Squaw Valley near the KT Base Bar area)
7:30pm   Opening Ceremonies After Party (at Squaw Valley Plaza Bar)

Saturday, March 1st
7:00am   North Tahoe Firefighters Pancake Breakfast (at the North Tahoe Fire Station #51 on Fairway Drive in Tahoe City)
11:00am   Blue Agave’s Parade Central (at Blue Agave in Tahoe City)
11:00am   Rosie’s Parade Watching Party (at Rosie’s Cafe in Tahoe City)
11:30am   Tahoe City SnowFest Parade (downtown Tahoe City from Safeway to Save-Mart)
12:30pm   Pete n Peter’s Post Parade Party (at Pete n Peter’s in Tahoe City)
12:30pm   Paint The Bear (at North Tahoe Arts 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City)
1:00pm   Stohlgren Brothers Ice Cream Eating Contest (at the Tahoe City Fire Station)
2:30pm   Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim (on Gar Woods’ Pier, which includes complimentary appetizers)

Sunday, March 2nd
12:00pm   Tahoe City Golf Course Dog Pull (behind Bank of America)
1:00pm   Granlibakken’s Gone Bonkers Kids’ Ski Race (in Tahoe City)
3:00pm   Tahoe Mountain Man Contest (Homewood Mountain Resort in the North Lodge)
4:00pm   Sunnyside’s Annual Luau (at Sunnyside Resort)

Monday, March 3rd
4:00pm   Zano’s Godfather Pizza Challenge (at Zano’s Family Italian and Pizzeria on Donner Pass Road in Truckee)
8:00pm   Margarita Races and 80s Onesie DJ Party (Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City)
9:00pm   3rd Annual Grid Glow in the Snow (in Kings Beach)

Tuesday, March 4th
5:30pm   Meet the Squaw Rescue Dogs, our 4-legged heroes (at Tahoe City Visitors’ Center at the Y)
7:00pm   Pete n Peter’s Bar Game Olympics (at Pete n Peter’s) Pool, shuffleboard, dice and fooseball.

Wednesday, March 5th
1:00pm   Truckee River Winery Wine and Ice Competition (at Truckee River Winery Tasting Room)
6:00pm   Girls Night Out “Bunco Bash” (at North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach)

Thursday, March 6th
6:00pm   Unofficial Thursday Grand Prize Giveaway (at Hacienda in the Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City)
9:00pm   The Grid 80s Glow  (in Kings Beach)

Friday, March 7th
Mid-day   6th Annual Bridgetender Rib Fest

Saturday, March 8th
9:00am   Rahlves Banzai Tour (at Alpine Meadows)
10:00am   Dress Up Your Dog Contest (at North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach)
11:30am   Kings Beach SnowFest Parade (in downtown Kings Beach)
12:00pm   The Grid’s Floating 80s Parade Party (in Kings Beach)
12:30pm   Caliente After Parade Party and Raffle (in Kings Beach)
1:00pm   Snow What? Snow Building Contest (at Kings Beach Library)
2:00pm   Hacienda Tortilla Toss (Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City)
6:00pm   Lunafest Film, Food and Wine (at Olympic Village Lodge in Olympic Valley)
9:00pm   Lakeside’s Pink Party (in Tahoe City behind Safeway)

Sunday, March 9th
Rahlves’ Banzai Tour (at Alpine Meadows)
8:30am   Arctic Paddle Race (at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay)
12:00pm   River Ranch Snow Sculpture Contest (corner of Hwy 89 & Alpine Meadows Rd)
1:00pm   Tahoe Donner Ididarun (at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area)
8:00pm   Fine n Funky Fashion Show (at Hacienda in the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City)

Alpenglow Mountain Festival in Tahoe

Alpenglow Mountain Festival in Tahoe

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You know you wanna be here, but take that avalanche safety class first before heading into the snowy hills. Photo by Alpenglow Sports

Finally, the next forecast is predicting about a foot more snow in the Tahoe area. Hallelujah! It looks like those snow dances and prayers worked. This might be your best time to get up into the mountains for some Sochi-inspired extreme winter sports. If you’re already an experienced skier or snowboarder, you know what to do, but what if you’re new to mountain snow sports?

Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City will be holding a two-week winter sport festival February 14 – March 2 which will feature clinics, classes, natural history lessons and backcountry ski and snowshoe tours at various locations around North Lake Tahoe including Squaw Valley, Page Meadows, Ward Canyon, Emerald Bay and Homewood.

Each event is geared toward aspiring beginner and intermediate winter sport enthusiasts who want to get more exercise in the high mountains.

Alpenglow has teamed up with Nature’s Bakery to offer most of the events for free, but participants are encouraged to register online in advance to ensure they get a spot in their desired clinic or tour.

You can also register for some great giveaways. The events will include guided snowshoe, backcountry and nordic ski tours, cross country skills and wax clinics, AIARE certified field and classroom avalanche safety clinics, and full moon skiing.

Other events will include the Great Ski Race at Tahoe Cross Country, the Wine, Women and Wax clinic, presentations by Mammut athlete Todd Offenbacher and Alpenglow Sports experts on backcountry skiing and avalanche conditions, and a natural history tour with Will Richardson of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science.

Read more at http://www.7×7.com/tahoe/alpenglow-mountain-festival-tahoe

Reno-Tahoe Tourism At Five-Year High

PHOTO: Tourism in the Reno-Tahoe area is at a five-year high. Photo credit: Douglas County, Nevada.

PHOTO: Tourism in the Reno-Tahoe area is at a five-year high. Photo credit: Douglas County, Nevada.

January 28, 2014

RENO, Nev. – American travelers again seem willing to spend the money to take a business trip or vacation in Northern Nevada.

Chris Baum, president and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, says last year was the best tourism year in the region since 2008.

He points out a nearly 10 percent room rate increase generated an additional $25 million in taxable room revenue.

And, he says, more tourism should mean more jobs created.

“When your hotel is running two-thirds full you’re able to keep most of your employees on board and keep them busy and occupied,” he says. “So we’re talking about thousands and thousands of jobs.”

Baum maintains more tourism money also helps restaurants, retail and other businesses in the area.

He says his agency does a lot of marketing and advertising to try to boost tourism, but he says it also seems that many Americans are ready to have some fun after years of recession.

“We also find there’s a lot of pent-up demand in the United States from people who haven’t taken a vacation for a couple of years,” he explains. “Even if they get away for a three-day weekend, that’s still a lot more than they were doing three or four years ago.”

Baum says a lot of people visit Northern Nevada to enjoy Lake Tahoe and the outdoor lifestyle of the area.

He stresses tourists come from all over the U.S., but Northern California remains the top market for Reno-Tahoe tourism.

Troy Wilde, Public News Service – NV

– See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-01-28/budget-policy-and-priorities/reno-tahoe-tourism-at-five-year-high/a37145-1#sthash.pyDSWXED.dpuf

Top Activities and Things to Do This Winter in Lake Tahoe Besides Skiing and Boarding

Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe South ShoreLAKE TAHOE, NV/CA (January 27, 2014) — Winter is here, yet Mother Nature seems to be holding out a bit on us – so why not take advantage of the pristine mountain air & sunny skies and try a few of the winter activities that usually play second fiddle to the slopes.

Everyone loves Lake Tahoe for its incredible skiing and riding and the good news is that most ski resorts have been making snow at night working hard to keep the slopes in great condition by day. But with less snow this season that most, it may be that special opportunity to ski one day and play the next. Today, VirtualTahoe.com released a list of creative, fun, enjoyable, ingenious, and exciting things to do in Lake Tahoe this winter besides skiing and boarding.

“Once winter hits most people think Tahoe is all about the slopes. Skiing and boarding is obviously what makes Tahoe so special, but there are plenty of other things to do that are fun for the entire family, affordable and exciting,” said Lindsey Skinner, editor at VirtualTahoe.com.

Here is Lindsey’s list of things to do other that skiing and riding for 2014:

1- Drive around Lake Tahoe: Free and priceless! The Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive is a 72-mile paved drive that takes a few leisurely hours. While the sun is out and the roads are clear, the recommendation is to pack a picnic and drive around the Lake. Best places to stop for lunch, a snack or a photo include Emerald Bay, Inspiration Point, Sand Harbor, Tahoe City, Tallac Historic Site, Inspiration Point, Sugar Pine, Cave Rock, Incline Village, Kiva Beach (with dog), and Logan Shoals.

2 – Enjoy the view from a helicopter: Everybody claims they know the best lookout point in Lake Tahoe, but none can beat the view from a helicopter. Reno Tahoe Helicopter provides spectacular tours of the Lake, so enjoy the view from a heated helicopter cabin.

3 – Search for the loosest slots: Try the loosest slots in Nevada this winter at one of the casino hotel resorts. From Horizon, Harrah’s and Harveys in South Lake Tahoe to The Hyatt Regency in North Lake Tahoe, the slots and free drinks are calling.

4 – Try a cruise on Lake Tahoe: The sun is out, and though we would love some snow it is a great opportunity to get out on the Lake and enjoy a cruise. The M.S Dixie is in operation, with one Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise a day, and a dinner cruise on the weekend. So get out on the Lake and enjoy the day… See Lake Tahoe Cruises for updated information on day and night cruises and availability.

5 – Cast a reel: With few people venturing out on the winter Lake, now is the best time to try your luck catching dinner in Lake Tahoe. A trained fishing guide knows where to go and this time of year, the Mackinaw (Lake Trout) are biting. Lake Tahoe fishing charters are the way to go, so use the Virtual Tahoe fishing guide to find the best ones.

6 – Relax at a day spa: Take a deep breath in and relax at one of Lake Tahoe’s rejuvenating day spas. The basin is known for its healing qualities, so there is no better place to enjoy a trip to the day spa. For a list of spas in South Lake Tahoe visit http://www.virtualtahoe.com/playground/massage.html.

7 – Spend the day in Tahoe City and Truckee: For visitors staying in South Lake Tahoe, a day trip to Tahoe City and Truckee is highly recommended. Both sport a lovely downtown area that is packed with delicious restaurants, shopping and friendly faces.

8 – Check out Fallen Leaf Lake: A hop and a skip away from the chaos of South Lake Tahoe sits Fallen Leaf Lake, a peaceful area just South of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the beautiful views of this smaller and more tranquil lake.

9 – Go shopping: Both South and North Lake boast great places to go shopping. Try the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City to Buffalo Trading Post in downtown South Lake Tahoe.

10 – Granlibakken snow hill in Tahoe City. Sledding is great for all ages, and Granlibakken is making snow right now, so grab a sled and hit the hills!

PRESS RELEASE SOURCE: VirtualTahoe.com

 

Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe December 2013

 
Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe
December 2013
 

In This Issue
 

Area Real Estate Market Statistics

Real Estate Articles and Information 

Luxury California Property For Sale

Luxury Nevada Property For Sale

Recent Sold Property Ca or Nv 

Tahoe/Truckee, Incline Village Nv. Events

Property and Neighborhood  Videos 

The Market has received a boost from all cash buyers…

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The number of people who bought existing U.S. homes in November declined for the third straight month. Higher mortgage rates have made home-buying more expensive, while the lingering effect of the October government shutdown might have deterred some sales. Still, the Realtors’ group predicts that total sales this year will be 5.1 million. That would be the strongest since 2007, when the housing bubble burst. But it’s still below the 5.5 million generally associated with healthy housing markets.

Read More Here

Tahoe Sales Surge: duplex penthouse sells for $5 million


   

In another sign of a resurgent high-end real estate market around Lake Tahoe, a $5 million duplex penthouse at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe, has been sold to an unnamed buyer.

The sale of the 3,407-square-foot penthouse – featuring four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a theater and spectacular views of Northstar Mountain and the surrounding area from an altitude of about 7,000 feet

By Mark Glover Sac Bee

Hollywood’s Ski Getaways:
Luxe Real Estate in Peak Markets Aspen Co and Tahoe Ca and Nv

 

Don Henley’s former estate is part of a $27.5 million spread in Colorado, while Larry Ellison’s massive compound takes shape in Nevada and California — with nary a bear rug in site.

Modern design is going straight to the top of some of the country’s hottest ski resort towns, where right-angled contemporary homes — with plenty of out-there amenities — are keeping company with traditional-style cabins.

The Sun N Sand Motel  

Rare commercial opportunity. Create your legacy with this Lakefront motel on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. 75′ of sandy beach and lake frontage. Panoramic lake views with 26 rooms and a management suite.  
Offered for $3,500,000


Featured Luxury Property

Prestigious Fleur du Lac Estates
 


Privacy yet steps from fabulous clubhouse, yacht club, your own protected boat slip, tennis court, pool, gym, bocce court! Level property of 22 spacious and gated condominiums with on-site security/office. Private patio with BBQ, large great room with living area, pool table, dining area, kitchen; separate bar room; wood burning fireplace & gas fireplaces. Bring your sports equipment, ride bikes out the gate. Take your boat to lunch at west and north shore restaurants; have a picnic in Emerald Bay. Concierge services at your phone call. Lovely landscaping, updated clubhouse with owner cabinets, beautiful catering kitchen (original historic building on property). Property’s claim to fame is film location for parts of Godfather II

 


Featured Luxury Nevada

Summertide, Crystal Bay

Once owned by billionaire Howard Hughes, Summertime, his Crystal Bay, Nev., estate, has only been owned by one other owner since Hughes. The 2,518-square-foot main house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms , while a 1,343-square-foot guesthouse offers extra living space for visitors.

 

Featured SOLD Property


A True “Tahoe” Cabin, Carnelian Bay Ca 

  

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, lake view deck, buoy and shared pier with lift.      Sold for $2,487,500

    

Holidays in Tahoe

Dec 21st kicks of the Winter Season!

Here are events into the New Year 2014!

 

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Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe November Monthly E-Newsletter

 
Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe
November 2013
 

In This Issue
 

Area Real Estate Market Statistics

Real Estate Articles and Information 

Luxury California Property For Sale

Luxury Nevada Property For Sale

Recent Sold Property Ca or Nv 

Tahoe/Truckee, Incline Village Nv. Events

Property and Neighborhood  Videos 

California Housing Market Is Expected to Be Up in 2014
With the value of discounted properties continue to appreciate, investors are paring their purchases of distressed homes as their profit margin narrows.  As investors take a step back, inventory will likely improve slightly in the upcoming year.  Meanwhile, the increase in home prices will also encourage more homeowners to put their houses up for sale. The housing supply will grow and should gradually climb back from under three months in 2013 to about four months in 2014.

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5 Reasons to Sell before Spring


  Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the fall and winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to sell now. 
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Million Dollar Housing Markets

Home sales of $5 million or more are common in these wealthy zip codes across the United States. Surprisingly enough Lake Tahoe zip codes did not make the list

River Ranch is For Sale!

One of Lake Tahoe’s older properties is up for sale for the first time in more than 40 years. The River Ranch hotel and restaurant/bar located on the Truckee River at the base of Alpine Meadows Road! The two-acre property encompasses a 19-room lodge, restaurant and bar with a total of 12,500 square feet.

The asking price is $5 million.


Featured Luxury Property

Just Reduced! Panoramic Lake Views in Carnelian Bay Lake Tahoe
 


Fabulous panoramic Lake Tahoe views from the private deck and expansive windows. Having an abundance of natural light, this home is warm and inviting. Designed for large or small gatherings, offering the main living area, master suite & additional bedroom at street level. An additional 3 bedrooms; en suite on lower level. A remodeled kitchen, enormous workshop and additional unfinished room add to the versitile use of this property. Centrally located in Carnelian Bay just minutes from Tahoe City and Kings Beach. 


Featured Luxury Nevada

Elusive Elements Meet    

Located on almost 3/4 of an acre, with lake views, privacy, and the 6th green of the Incline Village championship golf course in your backyard. Elegant luxury living amongst 5900 sq ft. with custom stone and woodwork throughout. Amenities include Hydronic heating, sauna, 3 decks, 3 fireplaces and a seasonal creek.  Room to grow with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and a 5 car garage.

 

Featured SOLD Property


Tahoe Donner, Close to X-Country 

   

 

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, bonus room, 2 car garage

Sold for $490,000

 

   

Thanksgiving Feast!
Tahoe Donner
Join us from 2-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, for our special Thanksgiving holiday meal tahoedonner.com

Northstar California
3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Come enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Tavern 6330′

11:00 am – 5:30 pm Gather with family and friends and create new holiday memories over Thanksgiving Dinner.

Tahoe City
3pm-8pm Enjoy sweeping views of Tahoe and leave the cooking and cleaning to Jake’s at the Lake & Chef Yorkey

 

November 30th

Light up the Night at Tahoe Donner


Santa and holiday activities at the annual Tahoe Donner Light Up the Night event

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December 5th & 6th



Noel Nights at Northstar California

Noel Nights taking place the first 3 Thursdays of December from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Village at Northstar will be festive winter wonderland with a decorated 35-foot tree, ice skating until 9 p.m., fire pits to warm you, holiday carolers, shopping deals, and much more!

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Please join Santa and Mrs. Claus for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy a cookie swap, photos with Santa, complimentary soup and cocoa, arts and crafts stations and Friends of Kings Beach Library book sale!

Opening Day!  Are you ready?!

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area – OPEN
Heavenly Mountain Resort – OPEN
Boreal Mountain Resort – OPEN
 Northstar California – OPEN

Squaw Valley USA – Nov 27th
Sugar Bowl Ski Area – November 27th
Tahoe Donner Ski Area – Dec 13th
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort – Dec 13th
Kirkwood Mountain Resort -Soon

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Luxury Lake Tahoe Broker

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Pacific Fine Arts Festival in Tahoe City, Ca.

Pacific Fine Arts Festival returning this summer
August 17-19 and August 24-26

Pacific Fine Arts Fetival
Set on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe City Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will give visitors a special opportunity to meet with more than 45 artisans and craftspeople showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. Providing a unique venue for patrons to view original handmade creations while enjoying the outdoors, this free event take places over two weekends, August 17-19 and August 24-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at the Boatworks Marina Green in Tahoe City, an open grassy area overlooking Lake Tahoe between the Boatworks Mall and the Tahoe City Marina at 760 N. Lake Boulevard right off Highway 28. For more information, contact Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at (209) 267-4394, or visit www.pacificfinearts.com.
PFA Tahoe

Take the opportunity to experience the finest in paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, graphics, and jewelry at a Pacific Fine Arts Festival near Lake Tahoe this summer. Meet more than 45 award-winning artists and crafts people at these free events. Among this year’s premier artists are ceramicist Brand Henry of Truckee, CA; printmaker Laura Morton of Grass Valley, CA; award-winning jeweler Meg Black-Smith of Nevada City, CA; landscape photographer Kathleen Burks of Fernley, NV; nixed-media painter Karen Hale of Jackson, CA; and glass blower Tim Lazer of Sacramento, CA.

Tahoe City Summer Movie Series!

Click the link below for the

Tahoe City Movie Series

Tahoe City Summer Music Series~Concerts at Commons Beach!

Click link below for this year’s line up of the 

Concerts at Commons Beach~Tahoe City

North Lake Tahoe Snowfest March 2nd – 11th 2012

Celebrating 31 years of Family Fun in North Lake Tahoe!

Make plans to be here for another great celebration!

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with ten fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will be back, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe’s numerous resorts and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and of course, there’s plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe’s fine restaurants and lively establishments.

Join in and celebrate the fun and frolic of winter! There’s no better time to be in North Lake Tahoe. Snow conditions in early March are some of the best of the season. http://www.tahoesnowfestival.com

Opening Day at Lake Tahoe’s West Shore

Starting this weekend is Opening Day of the West Shore of Lake Tahoe!
Here is a list of events…

Friday, May 27
8 am – Noon
Westshore Clean-up
Meet @ Obexer’s General Store or call 525-7333.

8 – 10 am
Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages

Breakfast – Reservations Only limited Seating

Call 530-525-1553

10 am – 5 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Open to the public – entry fee

11:30am
Sunnyside Resort
Deck Opening Party

1 -8 pm
Sunnyside Resort
Live Band

4 pm to Closing
Chambers Landing Bar and Restaurant
Deck/Pier Opening Party

5 pm
West Shore Café

Open for the season with dinner

Please call for reservations 530-525-5200

All Day
Meeks Bay Resort & Marina

Open for the Season

(530) 525-6946

All Day
Tahoe Gal Operating for the Season

Lighthouse Mall (800) 218-2464

All Day
Emerald Bay Connection & Beyond

North to South Shore transit service begins.

Connect via TART to Blue Go

All Day
TCPUD Bike Trails Open

From Tahoe City to Sugar Pine Point State

Park and to Tahoe City and Beyond

All Day
Bike , Paddleboard, Kayak & Boat Rentals

Available on the West Shore

West Shore Sports 530-525-9920

Saturday, May 28
8 – 10 am
Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages
Breakfast
Reservations only, limited seating
530-525-1553

9 am – 5 pm
McBride’s Nursery at Tahoe Tree Company
Annual Truck Sale Perennials & Shrubs

10 – 11:30 am
Gatekeepers Museum

Historic Walking Tour

Meet at Tahoe City Visitor Center

10 am – 3 pm
Homeowner Meetings
Various locations

10 am – 3 pm
Ehrman Mansion Open for Season
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

10 am – 5 pm
Gatekeepers Museum & Watson Cabin

Open for Season – entry fee

10 am – 5 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Open to the public – entry fee

10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vikingsholm Open for Tours
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

Noon – 5pm
Contractors Home Improvement & Repair Fair
Granlibakken Resort – Free

Beer & Wine, Soft Drinks – Hor Douerves 3-5pm

Open to All

1 – 4 pm
West Shore Café

“Spirit of the West Shore” Cocktail Competition Open for Lunch and Dinner

1 – 4 pm
Lighthouse Spa at Granlibakken
Preview Open House

3 pm – Closing
Bridge Tender

Patio Opening Party

5 – 8 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum

“Launch Into Summer” Party

Sunday, May 29
8 – 10 am
Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages
Breakfast
Reservations only, limited seating
530-525-1553

9 am – 5 pm
McBride’s Nursery at Tahoe Tree Company
Annual Truck Sale Perennials & Shrubs

10 am – 3 pm
Homeowner Meetings
Various locations

10 am – 3 pm
Ehrman Mansion Open for Season
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

10 am – 5 pm
Gatekeepers Museum & Watson Cabin

Open for Season – entry fee

10 am – 5 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Open to the public – entry fee

10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vikingsholm Open for Tours
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

11:30 am – Closing
West Shore Café

Lunch and Dinner on the Deck

2 – 5 pm
Homewood Mountain Resort

Preview Center Open House

JMA Ventures LLC

South Lodge, Homewood

Monday, May 31
7 – 10 am
Obexer’s General Store

Pre Splash-in Breakfast

8 – 10 am
Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages
Breakfast
Reservations only, limited seating
530-525-1553

9 am – 5 pm
McBride’s Nursery at Tahoe Tree Company
Annual Truck Sale Perennials & Shrubs

9 am – 5 pm
Rideout Community Center

Open House

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Opening tours
Ehrman Mansion – Entry Fee
Sugarpine Point State Park

10 am – 3 pm
Ehrman Mansion Open for Season
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

10 am – 5 pm
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Open to the public – entry fee

10 am – 5 pm
Gatekeepers Museum & Watson Cabin

Open for Season – entry fee

10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vikingsholm Open for Tours
Sugar Pine Point State Park – Entry Fee

11 am – Noon
Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In
EAA Chapter 1073
Obexers Boat Company

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fly-In BBQ
Obexer’s General Store

11:30 am – Closing
West Shore Café

Lund and Dinner on the Deck

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Seaplanes, Fly By Finale
EAA Chaper 1073
Obexer’s Boat Company