south lake tahoe real estate agents: 2011 South Lake Tahoe, CA Home Values by Month - 10/03/11 01:04 PM
2011 South Lake Tahoe, CA Home Value Decline is 10.7%
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / October 1, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
In the current South Lake Tahoe, CA real estate market climate, we are seeing essentially the same home buyer concerns today that we've seen for some time. Those concerns are basically two: (1) have I missed anything, and (2) am I paying too much?
What's different, however, is today's home buyer seems to be looking more for a "deal" than a house. Don't get me wrong here; the house is what the buyer is buying, and it is … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Attention Home Buyers: Making South Lake Tahoe Even More Attractive (pt 7) - 09/23/11 02:53 PM
New Developments at The Y
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / September 21, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
This is all good news for South Lake Tahoe home buyers. Home prices have not been this affordable in a decade, and mortgage interest rates have never been this low.
In addition to these very real home buyer advantages, there are a host of additional South Lake Tahoe positives that make our community even more attractive, and our housing climate even better.  These positives include improvements in our infrastructure and private investments in local businesses. All together, what this means is a tremendous … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Actual Email to a Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe Home Buyer - 09/12/11 12:31 PM
 Working with a South Lake Tahoe home buyer from afar.
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / September 10, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
One of the things that makes what we do interesting is providing information about a South Lake Tahoe house to a client who doesn't live here. Because we are a resort attraction, this happens more than not: some 65% of our homeowners do not live here.
We never recommend that a buyer buys a house unless they have seen it. It has happened before, though, but that is very rare. The challenge is to give someone afar as much … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe Home Prices, Interest Rates just get even better for Buyers. - 08/12/11 02:50 PM
It's been more than a decade since a South Lake Tahoe home was this affordable.
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / August 10, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
Lets look at interest rates first. MOrtgage interest rates after the big debt debate debacle!
Online today a 30-year fixed loan w 20% down is being touted at 3.875%, which is unheard of (here). Digging deeper, most of these sensational online rates involve a point or two added into the mix, a loan over $200,000 and a huge FICO to boot. In other words, one is pretty much not going to get a … (1 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Some Better News in South Lake Tahoe Today: Job Growth? - 08/07/11 03:12 PM
Any U.S. Job Growth helps South Lake Tahoe, and everywhere else too!
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / August 5, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
Lets not get too excited, the "good" news in South Lake Tahoe today is good because… well, it's not worse, and who knew that we would see an increase in the jobs market in July, and a tenth of a point down tic in the national unemployment rate from 9.2% to 9.1%?
All of yesterday's forecasters certainly didn't see this coming, and any movement in a positive direction is big time better than not.
The CNN … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Today at the Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog - 07/02/11 02:13 AM
Talk about South Lake Tahoe multi-tasking, well this is in that ballpark. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / June 30, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
It's another beautiful day here in South Lake Tahoe, and we thought you might find today's business of the blog fun and interesting. Here's today's do list:
Open escrow on a new listing. Get new escrow offer and list agreement to 3rd party short sale negotiator. Help client craft a hardship letter for her short sale. Work w programmer on new statistics modules for the blog (there are about 4-5 of these soon coming, and they will … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Real Estate Central on Lake Tahoe Television: The $200,000 South Lake Tahoe House (pt 2) - 06/26/11 03:51 PM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / June 24, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
The second episode in a 2-part series to help South Lake Tahoe home buyers recognize the housing deal they are looking for. Here's the second episode in our 2-part series to help home buyers find the South Lake Tahoe housing deal they are looking for that is currently running on Real Estate Central at Lake Tahoe Television (Cable channel 12).
Following is the script used for the commercial. We hope you enjoy and find this helpful.
FADE IN ON:
Richard This is Real Estate Central from Lake Tahoe Television, … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Real Estate Central on Lake Tahoe Television: The $200,000 South Lake Tahoe House - 06/25/11 01:36 PM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / June 23, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
The first episode in a 2-part series to help South Lake Tahoe home buyers recognize the housing deal they are looking for. Here's the first episode in our 2-part series to help home buyers find the South Lake Tahoe housing deal they are looking for that is currently running on Real Estate Central at Lake Tahoe Television (Cable channel 12).
Following is the script used for the commercial. We hope you enjoy and find this helpful.
FADE IN ON:
Opening: Richard Bolen w microphone in hand. Behind him is … (1 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe condos listings for sale update: Summit Tahoe Village, NV - 06/22/11 11:42 PM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / June 18, 2011 / Richard Bolen)

South Lake Tahoe neighborhood condominium and townhome values: Summit Tahoe Village prices down 10% from 2010, and 90% down from Summit Tahoe Village market high of 2006. We though it would be interesting to track South Lake Tahoe, NV neighborhood condominium and townhome values over time with this visual. As the chart above indicates, here are the median sold prices for the Summit Tahoe Village neighborhood since 2004.
 Summit Tahoe Village Condo & Townhome Values : Summit Tahoe Village condominium and townhome values are 9.7% lower ($17,450) than … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe condos listings for sale update: Lake Village, NV - 06/22/11 11:10 AM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / June 18, 2011 / Richard Bolen)

South Lake Tahoe neighborhood condominium and townhome values: Lake Village prices up 16% over 2010, but down 73% off Lake Village market high of 2006. We though it would be interesting to track South Lake Tahoe, NV neighborhood condominium and townhome values over time with this visual. As the chart above indicates, here are the median sold prices for the Lake Village neighborhood since 2004.
 Lake Village Condo & Townhome Values : Lake Village condominium and townhome values are 16.4% higher ($43,750) than they were last year. Better … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe home listings for sale update: Lower Kingsbury, NV - 06/14/11 11:45 AM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / June 12, 2011 / Richard Bolen)

South Lake Tahoe neighborhood home values: Lower Kingsbury prices up 44% over last year, but down 43% off Lower Kingsbury market high of 2007. We though it would be interesting to track South Lake Tahoe, NV neighborhood home values over time with this visual. As the chart above indicates, here are the median sold prices for the Lower Kingsbury neighborhood since 2004.
 Lower Kingsbury Housing Values : Home values this year to date are 44% higher ($139,500) than they were for all of 2010 (based on five home … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe home listings for sale update: Middle Kingsbury, NV - 06/14/11 11:45 AM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / June 12, 2011 / Richard Bolen)

South Lake Tahoe neighborhood home values: Middle Kingsbury prices  14% off from last year, and down 56% off Middle Kingsbury market high of 2007. We though it would be interesting to track South Lake Tahoe, NV neighborhood home values over time with this visual. As the chart above indicates, here are the median sold prices for the Middle Kingsbury neighborhood since 2003.
 Middle Kingsbury Housing Values : Home values this year to date are 14% lower ($67,500 off) than they were for all of 2010 (based on the … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe home listings for sale update: Skyland, NV - 06/12/11 04:59 PM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / June 10th, 2011 / Richard Bolen)

South Lake Tahoe neighborhood home values: Skyland prices up 22% over last year, but down 27% off Skyland market high of 2006. We though it would be interesting to track South Lake Tahoe, CA neighborhood home values over time with this visual. As the chart above indicates, here are the median sold prices for the Skyland neighborhood since 2003.
 Skyland Housing Values : Home values this year to date are 22.8% higher ($132,500) than they were for all of 2010 (based on the only two sales to date). … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe real estate homes for sale update: The Y Area - 06/02/11 02:19 PM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 31, 2011 / Richard Bolen)

South Lake Tahoe neighborhood home values: The Y Area prices 16.3% lower this year than last year, and 53.8% off The Y Area market high of 2007. We though it would be interesting to track South Lake Tahoe, CA neighborhood home values over time with this visual. As the chart above indicates, here are the median sold prices for The Y Area neighborhood since 2003.
 The Y Area Housing Values : Home values this year to date are 16.3% lower ($35,000 off) than they were for all of … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe real estate homes for sale update: Country Club Estates, CA - 05/31/11 02:45 PM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 26, 2011 / Richard Bolen)

South Lake Tahoe neighborhood home values: Country Club Estates, prices up 13.3% over last year, 20.7% off Country Club Estates market high of 2005. We though it would be interesting to track South Lake Tahoe, CA neighborhood home values over time with this visual. As the chart above indicates, here are the median sold prices for the Country Club Estates neighborhood since 2005.
 Country Club Estates Housing Values : Home values this year to date are 13.3% higher ($57,000) than they were for all of 2010. This is … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: South Lake Tahoe real estate homes for sale update: Black Bart, CA - 05/30/11 01:30 PM
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / May 25, 2011 / Richard Bolen)

South Lake Tahoe neighborhood home values: Black Bart, higher this year than last, 14.7% off Black Bart market high. We though it would be interesting to track South Lake Tahoe, CA neighborhood home values over time. As the chart above indicates, here are the median sold prices from today to 2003 for Black Bart, a smaller neighborhood with characteristically few home sales.
 Black Bart Housing Values : Home values this year to date are $191,500, or 84.2%% higher than they were for all of 2010, but this is … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog: Seminar Pt 1, Putting You in Front of the Market - 03/22/11 05:29 PM
Being in Front of the South Lake Tahoe market is much better than the market being in front of you. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / March 20, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
A home seller must understand the advantages on being in front of the market, rather than the opposite. Perhaps one of the key things that is in the best interests of every South Lake Tahoe seller is to avoid chasing the market down at all costs. That's because, of course, chasing the market down always costs more than right pricing from the get-go.
Right pricing is, of course, starting … (0 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: The $300,000 South Lake Tahoe, CA Home, Then and Now. - 07/11/09 12:38 PM
Does one get More for their Money Now than Before, and if so, How Much? This is a study to determine if one can get more home for their money in South Lake Tahoe today than before. If so, the next important question is how much more, and is it quantifiable? To best do this we’ll focus on the two most objective factors available to look at the value of a home, which is its size and price per square foot. Lets also look at other more subjective factors such as condition, age and the availability of a newer home.
Since … (3 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Considering the Declaration of Independence... and the genius who wrote it! - 07/04/09 04:46 PM
Thoughts about the writing of our Declaration of Independence.
(LAKE TAHOE REAL ESTATE BLOG) We did this 2 years ago, and try as I might today, could not improve on it much. We liked this one. And we hope you are amid a splendid 4th.)
He wrote it in 17 days. No electricity, no internet for research, no software, no cut, copy or paste. Only pen and ink, and candlelight to write at night. He was only 33 years old. And he did it alone, in two rented rooms of an otherwise occupied house... in the unairconditioned weather of mid summertime. … (2 comments)

south lake tahoe real estate agents: Are More Declines in South Lake Tahoe Home Values Hiding in Plain Sight? - 07/04/09 04:44 PM
There is a disconnect between current South Lake Tahoe market reality and buyers expectations. (LAKE TAHOE REAL ESTATE BLOG) The article below this one addresses recent comments from a few of our readers that reveals current market reality in South Lake Tahoe is not what some buyers expect it might be (here).
These sentiments are based on a disconnect between current market conditions, which is based on the median sold price and expectations of some buyers that home prices will drop significantly more. These expectations are based on recent national real estate news pieces containing predictions of a further drop of … (6 comments)

 
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