Alpine Meadows Homes for Sale and Market Report

Alpine Meadows Homes for Sale and Market Report

Alpine Meadows, CaliforniaAlpine Meadows, California is a small, low-key, ski resort community that is just south of Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and just a few miles north-west of Tahoe City, California and Lake Tahoe.

Alpine Meadows is known for its beautiful mountain setting and small-town resort feel.  Serious skiers love the challenge of the mountain and excellent snow conditions.

Alpine Meadows is known for its great winter skiing, but Alpine Meadows property owners also have access to the Alpine Springs Community Park which provides great summer activities such as a swimming pond and beach area, BBQ area, tennis courts, and volleyball court area.

Alpine Meadows is a wonderful area to own a vacation-resort second home because it gives provides owners some distance from commercial developments, yet it is close enough to still enjoy all that Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, and Lake Tahoe have to offer.

Alpine Meadows Homes Sold Market Report:

Alpine Meadows has had 19 single family homes sales for 2012.  Alpine Meadows single family home sales prices have increased by +17.7% to an average median homes sales price of $565,000.

Alpine Meadows Homes for Sale and Market Report

Cash sale transactions for the Alpine Meadows home market have decreased to 32%, which is close to the Tahoe-Regional average of 34%, or 1 out of every 3 home sales.

The current absorption rate is at 3.5 months, which indicates a Sellers’ market.

Distress sales (bank foreclosures- real estate owned (REO’s) and short sales) have improved and now only account for 5% of all homes sold in 2012, which is an improvement over 2011, and 2010 distressed levels.

There were 7 Active – available homes for sale in the Alpine Meadows area as of 11/29/2012.  They ranged in price from $350,000 to $1,929,000.  Of the 7 homes offered for sale there is one (1) short sale, no REO listings, which may be a sign that the market is stabilizing.

There is one (1) pending sale in this exclusive ski area and it is listed at $490,000.

Alpine Meadows, CA 96146 Real Estate Market Report Summary

Sold Single Family Homes

 Year  Homes
Sold
Median Average
Sales
Price
Lowest
PriceSold
Highest
Price
Sold
 %
Cash
Transactions
Absorption
Rate
< 5 months Sellers Mkt5-7 months balanced>7 months Buyers’ Mkt
DistressedSales Breakdown
of distressedSales
2012 19 $565,000 $100,000 $950,000 32% 3.5   monthsSellers’   Market 5% 0   REO’s1
Short Sale
2011 19 $480,000 $260,000 $1,200,000 42% NA 16% 1   REO’s2
Short Sales
2010 19 $590,000 $390,000 $1,210,000 31% NA 21% 1   REO’s3
Short Sale
2009 18 $664,000 $435,000 $1,425,000 17% NA 0% 0   REO’s0
Short Sale
2008 13 $890,000 $628,000 $1,885,000 23% NA 0% 0   REO’s0
Short Sale
2007 12 $757,500 $485,000 $1,931,000 33% NA 0% 0   REO’s0
Short Sale
2006 12 $865,000 $625,000 $1,600,000 0% NA 0% 0   REO’s0
Short Sale

*YTD period is 01/01/2012– 11/29/2012.  Data Source:  Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service.

Use caution when only a handful of sales are available in a neighborhood.  The market changes can be significant.

If you’d like more information on the Alpine Meadows area, or would like to know what your Alpine Meadows home may be worth, call Laura Allen at 530.414.1260

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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.

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Handmade Sierra Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Truckee, California

Handmade Sierra Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Truckee, California

Ready to do some holiday shopping?  Look no farther than the 2nd Annual Handmade Sierra Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show in Truckee California this Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The More Creative, Sierra College Tahoe Truckee’s Student Art Club is sponsoring the show of handcrafted wares by local and area fine artists and crafters.

This year the festival will take place at the Sierra College Tahoe Truckee Campus at 11001 College Trial, Truckee, California.  The Handmade Sierra Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show will have live music, food, and a variety of artworks for sale.  This show is a great way to support the art in the Tahoe community.

Here are the details:

Handmade Sierra Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Truckee, California

When:  Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  Sierra College Tahoe Truckee Campus at 11001 College Trial, Truckee, California

Admission:  FREE

What a great way to find the perfect gift for friends, family members, and those that have earned a special gift of appreciation this year than at the Handmade Sierra Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show in Truckee, California this year.

Get ready to shop at the 2nd Annual Handmade Sierra Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show in Truckee, California!


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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.

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Holiday Tree Lighting – Truckee, California

Holiday Tree Lighting – Truckee, California

Holiday Tree Lighting – Truckee, California If you’re looking for a way to get into the holiday mood, check out the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony and holiday festival this Friday, November 30, 2012 in downtown Truckee, California.

Come out and enjoy some holiday fun in downtown historic Truckee with the lighting of the Bud Fish Tree, a visit from Santa, hot chocolate and caroling.

Holiday Tree Lighting – Truckee, California This 20 year tradition will begin at 4 p.m. when elementary school children will decorate the Christmas trees that will line Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee.  At 4:30 p.m. Santa will arrive at the Bud Fish Tree for the Lighting Ceremony, which should happen at 5:15 p.m. The Holiday Tree is located in front of the Depot in downtown historic Truckee.

Here are the details:

Holiday Tree Lighting – Truckee, California

Where: Bud Fish Tree located in front of the Depot in downtown historic Truckee, California

When:  Friday, November 30, 2012 –  Tree decorating 4 p.m. Santa arrives at 4:30 p.m. Tree Lighting at 5:15 p.m.  Times are approximate, and if you don’t want to miss out on the fun, arrive early!

Cost:  FREE

For more information on upcoming events in downtown Truckee check out www.HistoricTruckee.com

After the holiday tree lighting ceremony, if you’re looking for a fun grown-up activity, check out Cocktail Bingo – An evening out to help light up Downtown Truckee! Cocktail Bingo will be held at the Community Arts Center, on Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Holiday fun at the Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown historic Truckee, California this Friday, November 30, 2012!

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Toys for Tots, Sunnyside Resort – Tahoe City, California

Toys for Tots, Sunnyside Resort – Tahoe City, California

Toys for Tots, Sunnyside Resort – Tahoe City, CaliforniaThe Sunnyside Resort and United States Marine Corps Reserve are hosting a Chamber Mixer and Toys for Tots Collection Party on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Sunnyside Resort in Tahoe City, California.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage along with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign is officially underway in the North Lake Tahoe area.  This year the goal is to collect 1,500 toys for local children in need.

Toys for Tots, Sunnyside Resort – Tahoe City, CaliforniaYou’ll find toy collection sites through-out the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area in many local businesses.  You can bring your new, unwrapped toy to one of the four Toys for Tots kick-off parties, or you can drop off your new, unwrapped toys at any of the local businesses, including all Coldwell Banker offices.

The Sunnyside Resort is the first to host one of the four kick-off parties for the first Toys for Tots collection parties.  I went last year, and I can tell you it was a lot of fun.

This year Sunnyside will be providing free appetizers, desserts, cocoa, and refreshments.  Santa will also be present for photos and handing out candy canes.

Here are the details:

Toys for Tots, Sunnyside Resort – Tahoe City, California Sunnyside ResortToys for Tots, Sunnyside Resort – Tahoe City, California

Where: Sunnyside Resort, Restaurant & Lodge, 1850 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, California. Approximately 2 miles south of the “Y” in Tahoe City on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.

When:  Friday, November 30, 2012 –  5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:  Bring a new, unwrapped toy for children ages newborn to 17 years

For more information on the upcoming Toys for Tots events, to make a donation, or to become a collection site contact Elaine Durazo, LCO at 530.583.5581, or check out http://TahoeTruckee.ToysForTots.com

Shopping for younger children is often easier, but older children need “toys/gifts” too.  For children 13 – 17 years in age, the organization suggests books, school supplies, make-up, science projects, soccer balls and nets, basket balls, board games, curling irons, blow dryers, back packs, and when in doubt, you can always write a check (make it payable to “Toys for Tots Tahoe-Truckee”) and give a monetary donation.  Any new, unwrapped toy/gift is greatly appreciated.

Giving comes in so many different ways, this is your chance to make a difference for the local Tahoe-Truckee area children so come out and have some fun at the Sunnyside Resort Toys for Tots event.

See you at Toys for Tots, Sunnyside Resort – Tahoe City, California this Friday, November 30, 2012!

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Tree Lighting – Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California

Tree Lighting – Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California

Tree Lighting – Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California The Tahoe Donner Association will kick-off the holidays tonight with their 6th annual tree lighting ceremony at The Lodge at Tahoe Donner in Truckee, California.

It’s not too late to join in fun as the holiday activities will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Enjoy reindeer games, Santa’s arts and crafts workshop, hot chocolate, s’mores, letters to Santa, and storytelling by Mrs. Clause.  If that’s not enough, there will also be caroling, a raffle, and photos with Santa.

Bring canned food for Project MANA and have some classic holiday fun.

Here are the details:

Tree Lighting – Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California

Where: The Lodge, Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California

When:  Saturday, November 24, 2012 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bring:   Canned Goods for Project MANA

For more information on the all upcoming Tahoe Donner holiday events check out their website www.TahoeDonner.com

Come on out and have some holiday fun at the Tahoe Donner 6th Annual Tree Lighting Event tonight in Truckee, California!

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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.

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The Resort at Squaw Creek – Gingerbread Village

The Resort at Squaw Creek – Gingerbread Village

The Resort at Squaw Creek  – Gingerbread VillageThe Resort at Squaw Creek will unveil their Gingerbread Village and light their Grand Tree with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Gingerbread Village and Grand Tree lighting event promises to be a festive and fun holiday evening with live music, carolers, ice skating performances by local children, free hot chocolate, and roasting s’mores.

No holiday event would be complete without a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and their merry elves, so be ready to enjoy the magic of the holidays.  This year Santa will arrive by Fire Truck so you won’t want to miss out on his grand entrance to kick-off the event off!

The Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA This annual holiday tradition at the Resort at Squaw Creek is free and open to the public.  Here are the details:

The Resort at Squaw Creek  – Gingerbread Village

Where: The Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, California.

When:  Friday, November 23, 2012 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:  FREE Open to all Guests and the Public

For more information on the upcoming holiday events check out The Resort at Squaw Creek’s website at www.MagicalSquawCreek.com

See you at The Resort at Squaw Creek  – Gingerbread Village and holiday Grand Tree Lighting Event tonight, Friday, November 23, 2012!

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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.

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Thanksgiving Dinner in North Lake Tahoe, California

Thanksgiving Dinner in North Lake Tahoe, California

Thanksgiving Dinner in North Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaGobble, gobble, it’s Thanksgiving Day and you’ve found yourself in Lake Tahoe, California with no real plans for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Perhaps it was a last minute trip up here, or your oven decided not to work, or maybe you had too much eggnog the night before and cooking isn’t an option for you today.  Whatever the reason, you’ll need to make plans for dinner tonight.

Here are your some of your Thanksgiving Day dinner options in North Lake Tahoe:

  • Lone Eagle Grille, Hyatt, Incline Village, Nevada 775.886.6899
  • Austin’s, Incline Village, Nevada 775.832.7778
  • High Camp – Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, California Reservations abarker@Squaw.com
  • Resort at Squaw Creek – Olympic Valley, California 530.581.6615
  • Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe (Northstar), California – 530.562.3000
  • River Ranch, Alpine Meadows, California 530.583.4264
  • Garwoods, Carnelian Bay, California  530.546.3366
  • Community Thanksgiving – North Lake Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach, CA 775.230.1066 Small admission fee, or donation of toy, canned food, or volunteer as help for the event.
  • Jake’s on the Lake – Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, California 530.583.0188
  • Dockside 700, (next to the Boatworks Mall), Tahoe City, California  530.581.0303
  • Granlibakken, Tahoe City, California 877.552.0185
  • Sunnyside Resort, West Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, California 530.583.7200
  • Bar of America, downtown Truckee, California  530.587.2626
  • The Lodge, Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California 530.587.9455

Call ahead to check on reservation availability and menu options.  Your first choice may be gone, but keep on dialing; someone is going to have room for you.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

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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.

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