Great Real Estate Websites

As a South Tahoe Realtor, I frequently surf the web for information. Given that you’re currently reading this article, I assume you also want to acquire real estate information via the internet. Thus, I’ve looked through my web browser’s bookmarks and have pulled websites I figured would be most helpful to you. They cover a variety of real estate related topics. In no particular order, the websites I've chosen are: Zillow.com – They have great aerial maps and a good discussion forum. They... Read more »

Tahoe’s $75 Million Tranquility Estate – Part 2

The following was posted as a comment to my original Tranquility estate post. I found it so interesting that I'm creating a separate posting for it. Thanks to Don for the following write up:   I was a helper for the granite company that worked there. I thought I’d add a couple of other cool things that stood out for me. [ad#ad-1] 1. The master bath is made completely out of white carrera marble. Floors, walls, crown molding, window sill, and shower. There is a jetted tub that was carved from... Read more »

Foreclosure List for South Lake Tahoe, CA – September 20, 2008

There’s been lots and lots of activity in the foreclosure market over the last two weeks! Three homes from the last list went into escrow. There are 7 additions to the list so that we now have 22 foreclosures. Probably the most interesting of these additions is 1731 Chippewa St. It is surrounded by vacant lots – some unbuildable, the rest likely to remain vacant. The home itself is huge and has a good floorplan. At $144 per square foot, it’s a great buy. There were 6 price reductions... Read more »

Real Estate Stats Aren’t Skewed in South Lake Tahoe

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, there’s been a theory proposed by a few South Lake Tahoe real estate agents, myself included, that home prices haven’t dropped as much as the statistics show. Perhaps there’s been more activity in the lower price bands. After all, it’s been much tougher to get a jumbo loan this last year. Additionally, the majority of foreclosure and other distressed sales have occurred in the lower price bands. If there actually was more activity in the lower... Read more »

August 2008 Statistics for South Lake Tahoe Real Estate

South Lake Tahoe real estate saw a lot of activity in the higher price bands during August. This pushed the median sales price for single family residences to $443,750 for the month and $399,000 for the last 90 days. We are still seeing a market decline, however. In the last two weeks there have been 71 price reductions amongst the market’s ~500 single-family residences. Our month's supply of inventory in all price bands also reflects a buyer's market (greater than 7 months). Speaking of activity... Read more »

Foreclosure List for South Lake Tahoe, CA – September 5, 2008

Address Bed/Bath/ Gar Square Feet Days on Market Price 2587 Kubel Ave. 2/1.75/0 1003 80 $224,900 2734 Knox Ave. 2/1/0 1042 74 $250,000 3408 Janet Dr.* 2/1/1 1056 78 $254,900 2537 Kubel Ave. 2/1/1 864 22 $254,900 1414 N. Upper Truckee Rd. 3/1/0 1040 31 $279,900 3159 Pioneer Trl.... Read more »

Tahoe Mega Yacht Sells for $3.2 Million

In the latest news, last Thursday the 86-foot yacht that had been sitting in the Tahoe Keys Marina was auctioned off. This article says that the former owner used it as a summer and weekend home. That’s interesting because I thought using boats as overnight dwellings on Lake Tahoe wasn’t allowed. This yacht, the Sierra Rose, was actually posted on our MLS for a while. It had to be taken off, however, because it isn’t real property or attached to real property. I guess the association of Realtors... Read more »