SnowFest 2014

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Alpine Meadows, Events/Livin' in Truckee, Northstar, Squaw Valley | 0 comments

This years SnowFest will take place February 28th to March 9th with special events located at some of the best Lake Tahoe ski resorts restaurants, local community centers and more! Since 1982 North Lake Tahoe gets energized as 10 fun-filled days of special events take place in spring like conditions. Enjoy parades parties, fun races, concerts, ice carving, theater entertainment and a lot of wining and dining many of North Lake Tahoe restaurants and bars. There will even be a Tahoe Mountain Man Contest! Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar, all participate to make this a great winter SnowFest

The best just got even better… Announcing the Martis Camp Beach Shack on Lake Tahoe. –

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Martis Camp, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Martis Camp Beach Shack

We are excited to announce that Martis Camp has added an amenity that complements the true Tahoe lifestyle like no other…The Martis Camp Beach Shack at Lake Tahoe. Situated only 12 miles from Martis Camp. The Beach Shack encompasses over an acre of property on the shores of Lake Tahoe. This private setting and sandy beach will enable Martis Camp members to enjoy convenient access to one of the nation’s most treasured natural settings – Lake Tahoe. The Beach Shack adds another dimension to the Martis Camp lifestyle by simplifying member access to the Lake with:

  • Valet Parking
  • Kayaks, Paddleboards, sand toys and more
  • Casual Fare and Beverages
  • Chaise Lounges and Towel Service
  • Shower Suites, Restrooms and Lounge area

Since its inception, the Martis Camp lifestyle has been defined by an incomparable array of family amenities within the gates of its private 2,100 acres. This vision has been a catalyst for what many consider the most successful private recreational community in America over the last decade; a community that has flourished with 80% of it’s properties sold in just seven years and over 350 homes either built, under construction or in design.

Now is the Time.

With the addition of the Beach Shack, demand for ownership at Martis Camp has increased significantly, and we expect this to continue as we release the last offering of spectacular homesites. We invite you to call us today for more information about available properties and to book your tour of Martis Camp. We look forward to showing you this unique Tahoe lifestyle featuring private Fazio Golf, Direct ski access to Vail Resort’s Northstar California, The Camp Lodge and Spa, an innovative Family Barn, 26 miles of hiking trails and NOW private beach access to Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Donner Real Estate Update 2013

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Market Graphs, Real Estate Numbers, Tahoe Donner | 0 comments

Tahoe Donner Real Estate

The following graphs represent the real estate data for Tahoe Donner single family homes sold. The first graph shows Tahoe Donner average price/sq. ft. and number of home sales over the past 9 years (2005-2013). The average price per square foot for home sales had continued to go down until last year when it hit its lowest and is now on an upswing. The average price square foot for home sales in 2013 for single family homes in Tahoe Donner rose to $267.63 a 12% increase. As a buyer if you have been on the fence NOW is the time.

 The second and third graphs represent single family home sales broken down by price band for both 2012 and 2013. What I find interesting is that the volume of homes sold 270 in 2012 and 271 in 2013 were virtually the same but the percentage of those homes that sold over $600,000.increased by 43% 76 homes sold over $600,000 in 2012 and 109 sold in 2013. Sellers if you have been considering selling. Inventory is low and prices are on the raise. Contact me now for your free market analysis.

The information was taken from the Tahoe Sierra MLS and is for Tahoe Donner single family homes. Click on the images below for enlarged versions of the graphs.


Truckee Developments

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Neighborhoods | 0 comments

Considering building? Dirt is cheap in Truckee right now! If you are considering building in the Truckee area, this detailed spreadsheet of local developments will help! Click on the image below to see an enlarged version.

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Here are links to current lots for sale:
Martis Valley Lots for Sale
Lahontan Lots for Sale
Tahoe Donner Lots for Sale

Email to request current lot listings in other areas!

7401 Larkspur Lane #1

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Featured Listings, Northstar | 0 comments

Another Price Reduction! Now Listed for Just $1,599,000! Bring us an offer!!!

Comments from Recent Renter in August 2013: “Convenient & Perfect Mountain Home”

I just returned from a long girls weekend with friends from college and we cannot say enough great things about this home. The rooms are much larger than they appear in photos and the layout suited our needs perfectly. The large great room that flows into the dining room and kitchen was a wonderful gathering place and held all 10 of us comfortably. The home is expertly appointed with plenty of bathrooms for the whole group to get ready at one time and plenty of large, comfortable beds. A lovely porch off the open floor plan main level was a perfect spot for morning tea and afternoon happy hour with a gorgeous view of the mountain. We’re already looking into coming back in the winter, as the home is likely one of THE closest to the village (beside condos IN the village, of course). Walking to the village/lifts would not be an issue whatsoever in wintertime. In the summer, the village is still open but going to the lake for meals on the water was our preference. It’s very easy to get to restaurants on the lake, in Truckee, and the Ritz (mid-mountain) and any activity you could ask for! Lastly, there’s a wonderful hiking trail right outside the house which takes you through a forest and up towards the top of a hill with fantastic views of the Sierras. Very responsive owner who was always available for questions, etc. Can’t say enough great things about our experience staying here, enjoy!

Truly Hassle Free Living!
“The HOA covers everything outside, plus the fire system.  If they find that everyone is having the same problem with a toilet backing up, they will repair it for everyone, but the HOA does not cover individual issues.  You can remind them that through the HOA, they get:

  • Landscaping/lawn care for front & back lawns
  • Driveway and road maintenance
  • Snow removal, including roofs, driveways and walkways
  • Window cleaning (2x per year I think)
  • Stain/paint doors & trim every two years
  • Home Insurance
  • Clubhouse access

Property Details: 4 bedrooms/4.5 bathrooms/2 car garage

Location: Village Walk (Village at Northstar)

Listed Price: $1,599,000

Virtual Tour

Description: If you missed the last Village Walk, here’s another chance for the opportunity to own a home in the Village at Northstar! These beautiful ski retreats feature an inviting floor plan, beautifully appointed custom finishes, soaring ceilings and windows that integrate the natural beauty of Tahoe with high-end architectural design. The Village Walk Townhomes are located in a gated community within walking distance to The Village.

Tahoe Donner Real Estate Market Update

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Market Graphs, Tahoe Donner | 0 comments

Tahoe Donner Home, Condo & Lot Sales Year to Date

The following graphs represent Tahoe Donner real estate sales for the years 2007-2013 to date (January 1-June 28, 2013). The first chart represents single family home sales, the second represents condo sales. The average price/square foot is shown for sales for each of these. The last graph shows sales for lots by average price each year.

The information was taken from the Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service. Click on the images for enlarged versions of the graphs.

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