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Truckee Area Mother-In-Law Units Approved

Placer updates secondary dwelling unit ordinance, aiming to increase housing supply November 14, 2017 Aiming to help increase housing supply, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today voted to support an update to the county’s ordinance for secondary dwelling units, making them easier to build. Secondary dwelling units, commonly known as in-law suites or granny […]

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Martis Camp Home Demand Continues

In addition to robust sales volume, 2017 included an epic ski season, a spectacular summer season and  a robust Northern  California economy helped increase the demand for Martis Camp home purchases. These sales are a testament to the extraordinary custom homes along with the availability of premium homesites. For 2018, I anticipate continued demand being […]

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Squaw, Aspen $1.7 Billion Merger

The biggest financial deal in ski industry history. Welcome Squaw to the big time destination ski resort industry. By partnering with many of Colorado’s major ski areas, Squaw now competes with Vail’s ski conglomerate.   A consortium of banks will lend KSL Capital and Aspen Skiing $1.235 billion, and both KSL and Aspen Skiing owner […]

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Tahoe Donner – Tahoe’s Hottest Real Estate Market

There is no stronger Truckee-Tahoe real estate market than Tahoe Donner. Tahoe Donner is considered by many to be Tahoe’s favorite resort community and it contains over 6,000 homes. Current inventory for January 2017 shows 28 homes listed for sale. The low inventory means only ½ of 1% of all homes are on the market […]

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Lake Tahoe $415 Million for Lake Restoration Approved

Congress is moving closer to spending hundreds of millions of dollars to further restore and protect Lake Tahoe, just two weeks after President Obama made his first visit and delivered an impassioned plea about the inseparable link between its economy and environment. With a 95-3 vote Thursday, the Senate approved a measure that calls for […]

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Staging Tahoe Homes to Sell

Why Staging Works There’s strong evidence from a variety of sources showing staged homes sell for  more money and in a shorter period of time than non-staged homes. Selling your house can be a highly competitive experience and any edge you can gain on your competition is beneficial in a Lake Tahoe and Truckee second […]

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Squaw Valley Real Estate Sales Return

From the beginning of the summer through October this, we’ve seen 36 Squaw Valley home and condominium sales. During the same 2015 summer/fall frame, a total of 24 Squaw properties sold and only 13 in 2014. That’s a 280% increase in sales compared to the same time in 2014 and a 150% increase since last […]

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Truckee and North Tahoe – Are Condos Undervalued?

In the Earth and Sky Property Blog, realtors Mark Lowenstern and Jennifer Borwick share their wealth of knowledge about the Lake Tahoe lifestyle, art, architecture and real estate.

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Tahoe Lakeview Property

Located in the highly desirable Speedboat Beach neighborhood, this historic lakeview lot is one of the North Shore’s last undeveloped properties. This parcel is located within walking distance from beautiful Speedboat Beach and will be ‘going live’ starting May 26th.  It’s a rare occasion when any Speedboat neighborhood property is available for sale. Please contact […]

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April 2016 Tahoe Donner Market Information

Based on the ratio of existing Tahoe Donner homes versus current inventory, we’re at an all-time inventory low in the Tahoe Donner market. Currently, 34 homes are for sale, or only one-half of one-percent of the total market! There are only six homes listed under $500,000 and six condos under $400,00. In the first 14 […]

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