Dog Paddle Boarding in Lake Tahoe

Dog Paddle Boarding in Lake Tahoe

If you’re an animal lover, you tend to go a little over-board for your furry loved ones.  I know our family does.  For us, our dogs just aren’t our pets, they’re family.  Here in Tahoe, they say a dog’s life is the one to have, so when I saw this dog paddle boarding in Lake Tahoe today, I knew it was true.Dog Paddle Boarding in Lake Tahoe

 

Our dogs get spa days, gourmet treats, and rides in the car.  They get to sun themselves on their outdoor dog pillows, bark at people passing by and I guess now I need to add Tahoe sports to their list of things to do in Lake Tahoe this summer.

 

Check out this dog paddle boarding in Lake Tahoe with his owner.  If this had been my dog, I think Clancy, our Irish Wolfhound dog, would have eaten the board, or tipped us over, either way, we were impressed with this dog and his owner.

 

You’ll find Lake Tahoe to be very dog friendly and you’ll have a lot of places that you can take your furry loved ones.  Enjoying the great outdoors here in Tahoe with your dog is a wonderful experience to have.  If you haven’t planned a trip to Lake Tahoe, now is the time to set one up.

 

Dog paddle boarding in Lake Tahoe isn’t for everyone, but for those dogs who love the water this might be the Tahoe adventure they are looking for! 

 

The dog friendly beach and area that this dog was paddle boarding at was in Hurricane Bay, Tahoe City, West Shore, Lake Tahoe, California.

Condominium developments are the Green Markers, Blue Markets are Home Neighborhoods, Yellow Markers are Beach Areas, and Purple Markers are Dog Friendly Areas.


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For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Dog Paddle Boarding in Lake Tahoe

Truckee Thursdays

Truckee Thursdays

During the summer months, downtown historic Truckee, California comes alive on Truckee Thursdays with music, arts and crafts booths, side walk sales, and a wonderful selection of local food vendors and restaurants to choose from. 

 

Truckee Thursdays - Downtown TruckeeOn Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. downtown Truckee closes off their main street and it becomes one big street festival.  There are merchants, artists, and food vendors with all sorts of interesting, unique, and delicious goods to choose from. 

 

You’ll find that there are activities for the kids to do, and there are activities for the adults.  There is live music, and they have a beer garden, which is very popular with everyone.  

 

There are only two weeks left on the Truckee Thursdays schedule:

 

Tonight – August 16, 2012 – Truckee Thursdays Presented by Tahoe Moonshine Distillery, Music by The Chick P’s

 

August 23, 2012 – Truckee Thursdays Presented by Safeway, Music by Third Degree Blues Band

 

Summer is a great time to be here in Truckee and Lake Tahoe and on Thursday nights you need to check out Truckee Thursdays for a fun evening of food, drink, and local entertainment.

 

Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening in downtown Truckee, California at Truckee Thursdays!

See you on Main Street this summer at Truckee Thursdays!

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Hazy Hangover in Lake Tahoe

Hazy Hangover in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is normally a picture of clear blue skies, the occasional white puffy cloud, and various shades of blue water, but over the past few days we’ve had a hazy hangover here in Lake Tahoe.

View from Tahoe Woods Neighborhood in Tahoe City, CA

 

We’ve had a series of thunderstorms roll through our area over the past few days and the humidity left in the air from these storms has created a hazy hangover in Lake Tahoe. 

 

Humidity is something we really don’t have in our area, so when we get it, it really makes us appreciate our dry, hot, clear days that much more. 

 

Right now at 3 p.m. the temperature in Tahoe City, California is 80 degrees, and my cell phone weather app claims that our humidity factor is at 32% making it a hot and sticky day here in Lake Tahoe and the hazy hangover shows no signs of fading away for today.

 

Thunderstorms this evening may threaten tonight’s free outdoor movie Hugo” on the beach in Tahoe City, and we’ll probably have another humid day tomorrow.   

Hazy Hangover in Lake Tahoe - West Lake Tahoe

If you’re making plans to be outside here in Tahoe, but prepared for quick changes in our weather.  At this time of year, a sunny, clear day can easily turn into a windy day with thunderstorms, so make sure to bring along a light jacket, water, sunscreen, and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

 

If you haven’t planned your summer trip to Lake Tahoe, you still have time to enjoy our hot summer days.  Even a hot, hazy hangover summer day in Lake Tahoe will be a great day here at the lake!

Lake Tahoe it’s the place to be this summer!

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Condo developments are the Green markers, Blue markers are home neighborhoods, Yellow markers are beach areas.

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Hazy Hangover in Lake Tahoe

Low Inventory Lake Tahoe Homes for Sale

Low Inventory  – Lake Tahoe Homes for Sale

View of Dollar Point from Cedar Flat - Lake TahoeIt’s that time of year, where we should be swimming in excess seasonal inventory, but our low inventory of Lake Tahoe homes for sale is anything but typical. 

 

Normally our homes for sale in the greater Lake Tahoe area grows and our inventory levels peak between the 4th of July and Labor Day weekend, but market conditions have changed. 

 

The Lake Tahoe market in North Lake Tahoe, between Kings Beach to Tahoe City and West Lake Tahoe from Tahoe City to Rubicon Bay, (Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service areas 1-5) is close to being in a shortage situation. 

 

Right now our inventory levels of Lake Tahoe homes for sale is very low and will become bad news for buyers that are waiting for the selection to improve. 

 

Buyers are frustrated.  New listings that are priced correctly are seeing multiple offers, and the prices are beginning to move up. 

 

Low Inventory - Lake Tahoe Homes for Sale Long gone are the days of low-balling a listing, just because the market was bad.  Think you’ll grab a bank foreclosure, or short sale?  Get in line.  The excess inventory is gone.  Tahoe buyers that are not being aggressive on their purchase offers are getting shut out.

Most real estate markets do not turn direction over-night, but the decline in the inventory of Lake Tahoe homes for sale has been in the making since inventory levels peaked in 2008-2010.  Each year fewer homes are coming on the market, and the scramble by buyers to pick out the best properties has become more competitive over the past few years.

 

The following chart shows how critically low the inventory of Lake Tahoe homes for sale was in 2005, and how 2012 is not far from away from those low levels. Traditionally our summer months mark the peak of our inventory, so what will this mean for our Fall and Winter season? 

The Tahoe market is still a price driven market.  As a Tahoe seller, reduced inventory levels is a good sign for price stabilization.  Once price stabilization has occurred, low inventory levels will lead to higher prices. 

Low Inventory - Lake Tahoe Homes for Sale

Tahoe buyers who are waiting for lower prices, or another market collapse need to be aware of the significant decline in available Tahoe homes for sale that has occurred over the past few years. 

Tahoe market conditions have changed and Tahoe buyers who really want a mountain home, cabin, or Tahoe lakefront are jumping in. Cash sales still represent 1 out of every 3 sales, which means this area still represents value. 

If your plans include getting a Tahoe property now may be the time to get your Tahoe property, or create a buyers’ plan so when the right property comes on the market you’re in the best position to get it.  

If you’re frustrated with our low Lake Tahoe homes for sale inventory, call me, I can help you find the right property at the right price!

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Condo developments are the Green markers, Blue markers are home neighborhoods, Yellow markers are beach areas.

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley If you haven’t made plans for this weekend, you may want to check out the Brews, Jazz and Funk Festival in Squaw Valley, on Saturday and Sunday. 

 

This beer festival will start around 2 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley both days.  There is a $5 donation at the door – entry fee and beer proceeds go to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, and then beer tickets will be on sale for $4 each.  You’ll get the chance to sample beer from over 40 different breweries, while listening to a great line up of music both days.

 

Picture a hot summer day here in Tahoe sampling ice cold beer, while listening to some great jazz music.  This could be the perfect combination to beat the heat, while you’re supporting the local Tahoe-Truckee Humane Society at the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley this year.

 

Here are the details:

 

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest

When:  Saturday and Sunday, August 11, 2012 and August 12, 2012

Where:  Village at Squaw Valley

Time:   2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:    $5 Donation, $4 per beer ticket

Come out and enjoy a wonderful day, or evening great jazz music and beer in the Village in Squaw Valley, California! 

See you at the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley this weekend!

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40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance  

Its’that time of year when we all get to a take look at some of the best wooden boats in the country at the 40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance.40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance  Wooden Boat

This will be your chance to see one of the largest collections of wooden boats on display at this years’ event.  There will be more than 80 featured boats, including the largest collection of Rivas ever gathered in the United States. 

 

If you’re boat lover, or someone just who appreciates fine workmanship and the art that comes from these beautiful wooden boats, you’ll enjoy the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance.

 

Events start this Thursday evening, August 9, 2012 and run through Tuesday, August 14, 2012.  Check out the schedule of events:

                     

Thursday, August 9, 2012 – Welcoming reception for registered guest at the Sierra Boat Company Showroom, Opening Night Dinner at the West Shore Café in Homewood, California $135/person

 

Friday, August 10, 2012 – The 40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance show opens 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Sierra Boat Company, Carnelian Bay, California One day ticket $25/person, two day ticket $35/person

 

40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Awards ceremony and Exhibitors’ barbecue at 6 p.m. Adults $50/person Children $25/person

 

Saturday, August 11, 2012 – Show opens 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Sierra Boat Company, Carnelian Bay, California  At 4:00 p.m. Watch them roar off! One day ticket $25/person

 

Sunday, August 12, 2012 – Turner Play Time, Homewood, California Men’s Grill – noon $45/person

Ladies Luncheon, Lakefront at the Antles, Rubicon Bay, California $60/person   

 

Monday, August 13, 2012 – Riva Club USA circum-navigation of Lake Tahoe 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Event registration closed.

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – Gatekeepers Museum, Tahoe City, California Mahogany Magic at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of fun, followed by a show of Wooden Boat week.  Bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert to share plus your own plates and utensils for your dinner.  You’ll also need to bring your own meat/fish/poultry to grill and a blanket for the show at dusk.  Cost is $25 per person.  TYC will provide wine, beer, and BBQ grill.  Prize for best decorated table.  Registration deadline is Friday, August 10, 2012.  For more information www.Tahoeyc.com/concours-d-elegance1.html


The Sierra Boat Company is located at 5146 North Lake Blvd (Hwy 28), Carnelian Bay, California

 

Don’t miss out on seeing this amazing display of wooden boats!

See you at the 40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance this weekend!

Green Markers are condominium developments, Yellow Markers are Publics Beaches and HOA Developments, and Blue Markers are Residential Developments.

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For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance  

Jury Duty in Lake Tahoe

Jury Duty in Lake Tahoe

Jury Duty in Lake TahoeIt has been a busy summer here in Lake Tahoe.  To say that my plate is full is an understatement, so when I received my jury duty notice here in Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago, I was a little panicked.  The Tahoe real estate market has been hot this summer, and our buyers have been really active this season!

In the past thirty plus years that I have been eligible to vote and to be called for jury duty, this is the first time that I have ever received a Summons for Jury Service notice. 

I’m excited to do my public service, but I’m also concerned as to where I’m going to find the extra time to make this happen right now.  Postponement is not an option. I’ve waited a long time to be called for jury duty and I’m not going to let anyone down in my business by going and being a good citizen.  I have a great team that is ready to go, but I still want to be there for everyone.

I have no idea what to expect in the jury duty selection process.  I don’t know if they will need me.  I have no idea what cases are coming up in Placer County, but I guess I’ll find out in a couple of days. 

So this week on my to-do list will be:   

  •           Show Tahoe property to new buyers.
  •           Follow-up on existing escrows for current clients.
  •           Continue contract negotiations for my clients.
  •           Show up for Jury Duty….

If you’ve been called to serve on jury duty I’d love to know how your experience went.  I’ll keep you posted on mine!

Performing my civic responsibility – Jury Duty in Lake Tahoe!

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

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Condo developments are the Green markers, Blue markers are home neighborhoods, Yellow markers are beach areas.

Jury Duty in Lake Tahoe