Chase ‘N Around Lake Tahoe
October 2014

In This Issue

Area Real Estate Market Statistics

Real Estate Articles and Information 

Luxury California Property  

Luxury Nevada Property

Lake Tahoe & Truckee Events

Philanthropy, The Arts & More!   

2014 3rd Quarter Market Stats for the
Lake Tahoe Region!


Billionaire Says Real Estate is Best Investment Possible  

Paulson breaks down the math of home ownership as an investment:

“Today financing costs are extraordinarily low. You can get a 30-year mortgage somewhere around 4.5 percent. And if you put down, let’s say, 10 percent and the house is up 5 percent, which is the latest data, then you would be up 50 percent on your investment.”

Click here for the entire blog post by KCM Crew

 The Top 10 U.S. States Where Chinese Are Investing in Real Estate

The consultancy compiled a list of the top 10 U.S. states for Chinese investment. Though the top spots are no surprise-New York, which claims the top spot with more than $6.7 billion in investment, has a lead of more than $5 billion over runner-up California-others are less obvious. Texas, which comes in at No. 4, benefits from Houston, which has become more familiar to Chinese investors in recent years. The country’s state-owned behemoth China Petrochemical Corp., known as Sinopec, has operations there, and the city gained recognition with Chinese investors with the help of former Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, who played for the Houston Rockets.

Read the Full Blog Here

Wall Street Journal Blog by Esther Fung

 A Presentation Presented by EDAWN

regarding the Tesla Impact in Nevada

A presentation presented by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada at the Manufacturing in Nevada Trade Show regarding the Tesla Impact.

See Full Presentation


Featured Luxury Property

Modern Martis Camp

This 6,379 square foot home, designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture and realized by Erik Christoffersen of Cotton Mountain Group, represents a new standard in mountain modern living. With five en-suite bedrooms, this phenomenal home is located on over one acre with majestic views of Northstar’s Lookout Mountain, Big Rock Meadow, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Thoughtfully constructed to minimize its impact on its environment, this home blends seamlessly with the natural contours of its site and surroundings.


Listed at $6,795,000



Featured Luxury Nevada
 (Sometimes on the Stateline)
Crayfish Cove…One Of A Kind!
A true Lake Tahoe treasure! Site of the old “Hills Brothers Estate” (rebuilt in 2001). A magical setting with 8 parcels totaling 8.6 acres, 7 parcels in California and 1 lakefront parcel in Nevada.
Grand gated main residence with 9,750 sq ft. Cathedral beamed ceilings,  exquisite knotty pine throughout. Great room, formal dining room, lakeside breakfast room, gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, 2 master suites, lakeside office, family room, 16-seat theatre, massage room, wine cellar, wet bar, gym, 2 laundry rooms, outdoor stone patios & 8 fireplaces.  A 3,247 square foot guest house with 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, 2 car garage and carport.
Lakeside beach cabana with full kitchen and half bath. Granite outcroppings, magnificent landscaping and rolling lawns lead to over 618 feet of sandy beach and crib pier with 4 boat slips. A lake view putting green, workshop and a 4 car garage.
Offered at $34,500,000

Crayfish Cove Property Video
Crayfish Cove Property Video


October 24th

Trick or Treat Halloween Parade and Costume Contest
Downtown Truckee from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, safe trick or treating, costume contest and a Halloween parade. Parade leaves from the Train Depot and traves to the Community Center on Church Street. For more information, call 530-582-7720.

October 25th

Tahoe Donner Children’s Halloween Costume Party
Children ages 4-9, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm come to the Northwoods Clubhouse.  Crafts, a bounce house and games. $25 per child and includes dinner. Space is limited. 530-587-9400

6th Annual Big Truck Day Truckee
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Town Corporation yard on Stockrest Springs Road with a hands-on, up-close look at heavy equipment. All ages. Free. (530) 582-7720.

51st Annual North Tahoe Ski and Sports Swap
Tahoe City. North Tahoe High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring more than 10,000 new and slightly used sporting items of all kinds. $1 admission. [email protected].

October 30th

12th Annual Trail of Treats and Terror Incline Village
4 to 7 p.m. with trick or treating, games and crafts for kids that takes little ones to the DWR Center, the Recreation Center, Lake Tahoe School and Sierra Nevada College with different Halloween themes and activities at each locations. Each location offers a different fright level, with Sierra Nevada College being the scariest. Free. Visit

October 31stHalloween!

Virginia and Truckee Halloween Train Rides
Starting times from 5:15 p.m.Witch’s Delight Steam Train. $14 for adults and $7 for children. Departure times include: 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

The Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Heritage Plaza. FREE and starts 4PM.  The Tahoe City Recreation Department has a costume contest at 6PM! The Recreation Department will provide; maps, candy bags and a glow in the dark necklace!

November 7th

First Fridays Tahoe City

Tahoe City hosts First Friday every month with participating businesses open until 8 p.m. refreshments, music and more. Visit

First Fridays Truckee
Every First Friday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Historic Downtown Truckee where several of downtown’s unique shops, boutiques, art studios and eateries and offer special promotions, activities, demonstrations, food and beverages, music. Visit

November 8th

32nd Annual Truckee Ski & snowboard swap

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center with new and used gear, equipment and clothing. Local reps on-hand to answer questions. $2 ages 13+, free under 12. (530) 582-7720.

26th Annual Chocolate & Wine Festival Incline Village

5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe featuring a wine walk featuring 10 boutique wineries, tableside chocolate tastings, guest speakers $125 advance, $150 at the door.

November 13th

Passport to Dining  Kings Beach
Tastings from up to 35 restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and distilleries, as well as a raffle and silent auction, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center. Benefits Tahoe Public Arts. $35 advance, $45 at the door. (530) 546-9000.

“Boutique Broker with Premiere Properties for Discerning Buyers”



Trinkie Watson, CIPS CLHMS

Regional Lake Tahoe Broker

CA 00326518  NV  001022


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