Tahoe Vista Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

Tahoe Vista Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

It’s that time of year to review how the Tahoe Vista, California real estate market has performed.  Here is the Tahoe Vista, California homes for sale Year End 2012 Market Report.

Tahoe Vista Sold Market Report – Year End 2012:

Sold Sales: Tahoe Vista area had 28 single family homes sold in 2012, which is a 40% increase in volume over the number of homes sold in 2011.

Tahoe Vista single family home sales price declined -19% with an average median homes sales price of $327,500. 

Most of the price decline occurred earlier in the year when the Tahoe Vista community had a number of short sales and REO/Bank Foreclosure properties on the market. It’s important to note that 11 of the 12, or 92% of the distressed home sales that closed in 2012 in Tahoe Vista area, were listed prior to April 8, 2012.  The current absence of any distressed sellers in the Tahoe Vista market is good news for sellers and price stabilization that should occur in 2013.

The median average days on market was 111 DOM.

Tahoe Vista Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

Cash Sale Transactions: The number of cash sale transactions for the Tahoe Vista area has increased to 36%, which is just slightly above the Tahoe- Truckee Regional average of 34%, or 1 out of every 3 home sold in Tahoe Vista area was a cash buyer.

Absorption Rate: The current absorption rate for the Tahoe Vista area is at 3.5 months, which indicates a Sellers’ market as of 02/09/2013.

Distress Sales: 
Distress sellers (bank foreclosures- Real Estate Owned (REO’s) and short sales) increased to  43% of all homes sold in 2012, which is a primary reason for the continued price decline in the Tahoe Vista market.  With the absence of short sales and REO/Bank Foreclosures no longer dominating the Tahoe Vista market, we can expect prices to stabilize and move up.

Active Homes for Sale: There are only seven (7) Active– available homes for sale in the Tahoe Vista area as of 02/09/2013. They ranged in price from $375,000 to $4,250,000, with an average median asking sales price of $998,000.

The current inventory levels for the Tahoe Vista area are extremely limited.  Of the seven (7) homes offered for sale, there are none (Zero – 0) short sales, and no (Zero – 0) REO (Bank Foreclosure) listings, – 0% of the current listings are distressed, which is a clear sign that the Tahoe Vista market has stabilized and is turning around.

Pending Home Sales: There are five (5) pending home sales in the Tahoe Vista area and they range from $339,000 to $799,000. There are three (3) is a short sales, and no (Zero -0) REO/Bank Foreclosures.

For more detailed Tahoe Vista, California real estate housing sales data check out my website which has a table summarizing past market sales data information for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

If you’d like more information on the Tahoe Vista area, or would like to know what your Tahoe Vista area home, cabin, or lakefront property may be worth, call Laura Allen at 530.414.1260.

Tahoe Vista Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012More about Tahoe Vista, California:

The Tahoe Vista community is located in two areas, directly off Highway 28 between Agate Bay and downtown Kings Beach, or in Upper Tahoe Vista, which is accessed off Highway 267 on the way to Kings Beach, California.

The Tahoe Vista area has some neighborhoods that are walking distance to the public beaches, or are located in an area that is more remote and has a wonderful mountain setting and is just a short drive to the Northstar Ski Resort area.  Many homes in the Tahoe Vista area provide nice views of Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Vista has wonderful, ocean beach type sand, and the beaches are a beautiful sandy white.  The water is more shallow in this area of Lake Tahoe allowing swimmers to wade out and enjoy being in Lake Tahoe. Several well-known public beaches in the Tahoe Vista area are Sandy Beach, Tahoe Vista Recreational Center, and Moons Dune Beach.

Tahoe Vista is easily accessed all year-long and is a nice mix of full-time residents and second home owners.  Some of the more well-known neighborhoods in the Tahoe Vista, California area are:

Kingswood West

Tahoe Estates

Tahoe Vista

Tahoe Marina

Ready to build?  Check out the Tahoe Vista Lots and Vacant Land for Sale Here.

If you’re looking for sandy white beaches and being close to Northstar, and all that Lake Tahoe and the North Shore have to offer, check out the Tahoe Vista community in North Lake Tahoe!

Tahoe Vista Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

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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Carnelian Bay Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

Carnelian Bay Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

It’s that time of year to review how the Carnelian Bay area real estate market has performed.  Here is the Carnelian Bay homes for sale Year End 2012 Market Report.

Carnelian Bay Homes Sold Market Report – Year End 2012:

Sold Sales: Carnelian Bay had 78 single family homes sold in 2012, which is a 77% increase in volume over 2011 levels.

The Carnelian Bay single family home sales price remained flat with an average median homes sales price of $417,000. The median average days on market was 149 DOM.

Carnelian Bay Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

Cash Sale Transactions: The number of cash sale transactions for the Carnelian Bay area increased slightly to 38%, which is just above the Tahoe- Truckee Regional average of 34%, or 1 out of every 3 home sales has been a cash buyer.

Absorption Rate: The current absorption rate is at 3.83 months, which indicates a Sellers’ market as of 01/02/2013.

Distress Sales:
Distress sellers (bank foreclosures- real estate owned (REO’s) and short sales) has declined and dropped to 22% of all homes sold in 2012, which is a 50% improvement over 2011.
distressed levels.


Active Homes for Sale:
There were 23 Active– available homes for sale in the Carnelian Bay area as of 01/02/2013. They ranged in price from $239,000 to $6.785 million, with an average median asking sales price of $1,075,000.

Of the 23 homes offered for sale there are only two (2) short sales, no (Zero – 0) REO (Bank Foreclosure) listings, or only 9% of the current listings are distressed, which is a clear sign that the market is stabilizing.

Pending Home Sales: There are eight (8) pending home sales in Carnelian Bay area and they range from $239,000 to $869,000. There is one (1) is a short sale, and one (1) REO/Bank Foreclosure.

For more detailed Carnelian Bay real estate housing sales data check out my website which has a table summarizing past market sales data information for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

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

More about Carnelian Bay:

This North Shore community is centrally located, and is close to Kings Beach and Tahoe City.  Its location makes it easy to get to Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, or Homewood Ski resorts.  It is close to all of the Lake Tahoe recreational activities such as boating, hiking, biking, tennis, golf, miniature golf, skiing, shopping, and restaurants.

Carnelian Bay Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

The Carnelian Bay neighborhood is a mix of some smaller, older, Tahoe cabins, newer luxury mountain homes, and lakefront properties.  Some of the more well-known neighborhoods in Carnelian Bay are:

Cedar Flat

Ridgewood

Agate Bay

Carnelian Bay has great public beaches, and a small commercial core area making this area very desirable.  Centrally located between Tahoe City and Kings Beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Carnelian Bay area is very popular with second home owners.

Carnelian Bay Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

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.

Carnelian Bay Homes for Sale Market Report – Year End 2012

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California I’m taking a great idea from DeeDee Riley, a REALTOR in El Dorado Hills, California who recently thanked a local business when she too was lucky and won a wonderful floral center piece.  She did a wonderful job of thanking that business that had made the charitable donation to an event she recently attended.  So I’m following her lead!

At the very first North Lake Tahoe, Toys for Tots Collection Party they had a raffle giving away a lot of special prizes.  You had to be present to win, and all I needed was ticket 134 to be called.

Yes, I buy a lottery ticket every once in a while and I love the thought of having my ticket number called.  At the Toys for Tots Collection Party my number was called – WINNER!!!

Thank you Michelle Seeley, Hair Stylist, at Salon Bella Vita, in Tahoe City, California for donating your time and services for the local Tahoe Toys for Tots campaign. I was lucky and I won a gift certificate to have a Men’s or Women’s hair cut.  What a great prize to win!

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California So many local Tahoe businesses gave gift certificates, services, and great donations in order to encourage the Toys for Tots turn-out, and this is my opportunity to say “Thank You” to everyone that made a donation to help the Toys for Tots collection efforts!

Thank you Salon Bella Vita for your kind and generous donations to the Toys for Tots campaign and for your continued support of the Tahoe community.

The next time you’re in the greater Tahoe City area, and you need your hair done, check out Salon Bella Vita.

You can find them at:

Salon Bella Vita

Cobblestone Mall, 475 North Lake Blvd., Suite 257

Tahoe City, CA 

530.583.1364

Tell the great people at Salon Bella Vita in Tahoe City, you appreciate their support of our local non-profit groups!

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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.

Winner! Thank you Salon Bella Vita – Tahoe City, California

Holiday Tree Lighting – Kings Beach, California

Holiday Tree Lighting – Kings Beach, California

Tree Lighting – Kings Beach, CaliforniaIf you’re looking for some holiday cheer, check out the annual Holiday Tree lighting event this Friday, December 7, 2012 in downtown Kings Beach, California.

Come out and have some holiday fun in downtown Kings Beach as the community comes out to celebrate the lighting of the Holiday Tree at the North Tahoe Event Center.

Not only will they light the Holiday Tree, but after the outdoor tree lighting countdown, there will be craft stations, hot coco, homemade soup, and you can get your photo taken with Santa inside the conference center.  Be sure to dress warmly for the outdoor portion of the event.   This event is free to the public.

Here are the details:

Holiday Tree Lighting – Kings Beach, California

Where: Tahoe North Conference Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, California (downtown Kings Beach)

When:  Friday, December 7, 2012 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   Tree Lighting will be at 5 p.m. so don’t be late!

Cost:  FREE – Open to the Public

I went to the Kings Beach Holiday Tree Lighting event last year and it was a lot of fun.  Take a look!

For those that may have missed the announcement in the Sierra Sun last Friday, due to the heavy rain and poor weather conditions, the Holiday Tree Lighting event scheduled in Truckee, California for Friday, November 30, 2012 was cancelled and rescheduled for this coming Friday, December 7, 2012.  Same schedule and times, just a different day!

Take advantage of these free local North Lake Tahoe events.  It’s a great way to catch the holiday spirit and have some fun!

Holiday fun at the Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Kings Beach, California this Friday, December 7, 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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Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner – Kings Beach, California

Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner – Kings Beach, CaliforniaCommunity Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner – Kings Beach, California

The North Tahoe’s 2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Potluck dinner will be held this Thursday, November 22, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach, California.

If you don’t have plans for the upcoming holiday, or you’re looking to start a new holiday tradition think about joining others in the greater North Lake Tahoe area for Community Thanksgiving Day potluck dinner in Kings Beach.

This was a great event last year, and this year promises to be even better.  Here are the details:

North Tahoe’s Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner– Kings Beach, California

When:  Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where:  North Lake Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, California 96143

Cost:  Admission to the event is by the donation of one of the following – it’s your choice

  • 1 new, unwrapped toy
  • 1, or more cans of food for Project MANA
  • Donation of $2 per person, or $5 per family
  • A potluck dish to share with others
  • Volunteer to help

The North Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Day Potluck dinner is looking for volunteers to cook, decorate, set-up, clean-up, and during the event.  For more information, Contact Meera at 775-230-1066, or email her at TahoeCommunityThanksgiving@gmail.com

The holidays can be a stressful, even disappointing time, and the North Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Day Potluck event is an easy way to take the stress out of the day and give yourself, or your loved ones a way to be part of something bigger than just a holiday meal.  Come out and join in the Tahoe fun!

Join others in The North Lake Tahoe area at the Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner in Kings Beach, California and start a new holiday tradition!

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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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Tahoe Real Estate Winter Preparation Tips

Tahoe Real Estate Winter Preparation Tips

Tahoe Real Estate Winter Preparation TipsOur early snow storms in October were a big reminder that winter is right around the corner.  If you haven’t prepared your Tahoe property for winter, now is the time to do it.

So here are ten Tahoe real estate tips to prepare for the upcoming winter season.

1)     Furnace Check-Up.  Now is the time to set-up an appointment for a maintenance check-up.  No time for an appointment?  At least make sure you replace the air filter, or clean it.  Make sure the cold air return is clear of furniture and clean.  Remember to turn your thermostats “on” and set for at least 50 degrees.

2)     Propane Tank Levels.  If your home is heated by propane, check your tank levels and re-fill as necessary.  This is also a good time to make sure there are snow poles in place marking where your tank is located at.

Tahoe Real Estate Winter Preparation Tips - Foundation Vent3)     Foundation Vents. If you remembered to open your foundation vents to air out your craw spaces, now is the time to close them up to prevent pipe freezing later in the season.

4)     Snow Removal Service.  Have you set up your snow removal service for the upcoming 2012-2013 season?  It’s time to get your annual contract.  If you weren’t happy with last years’ snow removal service, now is the time to shop around and line-up someone new.

5)     Snow Shovels.  As you store away the summer seasonal items, now is the time to locate your snow shovels, and re-stock the snow melt.

6)     Outdoor and Indoor Lights.  Check all of your outdoor and indoor lights to make sure they are working.  Replace burned out light bulbs now while access is easy. If lamps are on timers, adjust them so they turn on earlier for the shorter days.

7)     Flashlights.  The winter weather will bring power outages.  Check all flashlights to make sure they are working.   Replace old batteries and place the flashlights where you can easily find them.  If you don’t have a flash light in your car, this is a good time to put one in.

8)     Smoke detectors.  It’s easy to forget to change out the batteries in your smoke detectors, until they start to chirp.  If you know you won’t be in Tahoe for the fall-back time change, replace the batteries in your smoke detectors now and change your timing to when you bring in the deck patio furniture and when you take it out!

Tahoe Real Estate Winter Preparation Tips - Carbon Monoxide Alarm9)     Carbon Monoxide Detectors.  As of July 1, 2011, California state law changed, and all homes should have a carbon monoxide detector on each floor of your home.   If you haven’t installed them, do so now.

10) Vehicle Check.  Make sure you vehicle is ready for winter driving.  It’s time to check your tires, put on your winter (studded tires), replace your windshield wipers, windshield wiper fluid, and antifreeze levels.

It’s time to get your Tahoe home ready for this winter and these Tahoe Real Estate Winter Preparation Tips will help you!

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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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