TRUCKEE / LAKE TAHOE HGTV HOME GIVE AWAY
HGTV has chosen Schaffer’s Mill in Truckee California as its next location for its Dream Home giveaway. For more pictures and the floorplan go to: http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/hgtv-dream-home-2014-rendering-and-floor-plan/pictures/index.html
“It’s validation that this market is where people want to be,” said Jim Matoska, president of sales and marketing for Schaffer’s Mill. “You can’t just replace properties like Schaffer’s Mill or areas like Lake Tahoe, which are just so unique. HGTV recognized that and did their research. It certainly benefits the whole area. More people are becoming aware of what we already know — that Tahoe is a unique lifestyle.”
It is the 18th year of the cable network giveaway, which last year garnered more than 80 million entries for the Kiawah Island, S.C., giveaway home. Previous homes have been located across the county in Sonoma, Calif.; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Camden, Maine; and three in Florida.
“I have been responsible for scouting the location for every HGTV dream home since the beginning,” said Jack Thomasson, HGTV house planner. “I really scour the country each year for the place that I feel is our next-best location.”
He has scouted the Lake Tahoe area several times but could never find the right location, until this spring when he heard about Schaffer’s Mill.
It is less than 20 miles from popular Lake Tahoe attractions and have several ski resorts less than 30 minutes away. USA Today named Lake Tahoe one of the best lakes in the United States in 2012.
Thomasson said he liked Schaffer’s Mill’s philosophy of responsible growth and connection it made to the best parts of the region such as the lake and ski resorts.
Truckee / Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival in theTruckee Donner Regional Park, Truckee CA – Every Wednesday
Event Dates: June 08, 2013 – August 25, 2013
Wednesday night music in the park is one of Truckee’s most treasured summer events for residents and visitors alike. Put on by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, this local favorite showcases regional bands in a beautiful amphitheater located at Regional Park in Truckee, CA.
Music goes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the summer months. Families and friends come early to spread out blankets and chairs on the lawn, picnic, drink wine, and socialize in the beautiful Truckee summer evening. The magnificent scenery and community spirit is something that you can only experience in this small town amphitheater surrounded by aspen and pine trees, the Truckee River, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Visitors and locals alike are welcome to come and experience this special Truckee event and are encouraged to bring their food and beverages to enjoy while watching favorite regional bands such as Jo Mama, The Deckheads, and Montana perform. Wednesday night music in the park is always a favorite event and you are sure to never be disappointed.
Admission Fee: free
Ages Event is Appropriate For: all ages
NEW LISTING in Tahoe Donner at 14657 Tyrol Road priced at $695,000, great home for 2 families.
- Built in 1993
- 2727 Sq. Ft.
- Backs up to Greenbelt (great for the kids)
- Stainless Steel Appliances with Brand New Granite Counters (just installed)
- One of the best locations in Tahoe Donner
- Only minutes from Trout Creek, The Lodge and The Tahoe Donner Ski Hill
Most Furniture is for sale out of escrow, excluding selected items (ie; TVs, Artwork and some furniture)
Here is a link to the Virtual Tour:http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?t=3032816&prt=10003
For more information please don’t hesitate to give me a call (530) 448-9830
For single family homes SOLD in the Truckee / Lake Tahoe area, total active declined 6% from January to February, and actual sales prices were up, both average prices (+10%) as well as median prices (+24%). For condos/townhomes, total active inventory declined by 4%, average sales prices were down 12%, but median prices were up 8%. Much of the limited, new inventory coming on the market is snatched up quickly as there is a pent-up demand from buyers who have missed out in previous multiple-offer situations. We anticipate this will continue for at least the next couple of months as we don’t expect any substantial increase in inventory until the winter ski season is over and inventory that has been on ski leases possibly comes on the market.
Market Profile Report – Truckee/Lake Tahoe
I hope this information is useful to you in your decision making process for buying or selling a home. Please contact me for more market statistics or market information.
Million Dollar Home Sales in Lahontan in Truckee CA are on a record setting pace!
In the resort community of Lahontan in Truckee CA, home sales are surpassing years past in the first month of 2013. An average of 1 house a month has sold in the community for the last 7 years. In the month of January of 2013 we have 2 properties that have sold and 5 the will close by the 15th of February.
Prices have been low along with sales in the high-end real estate market. But things are changing fast, both price and sale are on the rise in all of the Truckee / Lake Tahoe Million Dollar Markets.
Here is a CMA in Lahontan on sales starting the 1st of the year with 2 sold, 5 Pending and only 9 Actively For Sale properties. Low inventory with high demand is creating a Sellers Market.
In Tahoe Donner, one of the largest resort community in Truckee, CA. Real Estate Inventory (Homes For Sale – Single Family) has been very low for most of the year and 2013 is starting off in the same direction. Sales are moving in the opposite direction and have increased by 26% from 2011 to 2012. The total number of sales in Tahoe Donner for the year of 2012 was 270 for SF properties. Compare that with 2011 the number was 215 Single Family properties sold. Indicating that the real estate market in Tahoe Donner is definitely picking up.
Lots of Buyers are sitting on the side line ready to buy, the problem has been in all of the Tahoe Sierra MLS is lack of inventory.
Inventory Status in Tahoe Donner:
- Currently in Tahoe Donner we only have 4 properties for sale in the price range up to $399,000 and based on the number of units sold in this price range they will be gone before the end of the month.
- Prices from $400,000 – $499,000 we have 3 months of inventory with 15 properties for sale.
- Prices from $500,000 – $599,000 we only have a little over a month of inventory with 6 properties for sale.
- Prices from $600,000 – $699,000 the same as above, only a month’s worth of inventory with 3 units.
- Prices from $700,000 – $799,000 we have 8 units for sale with 4 months of inventory.
- Prices from $800,000 – $999,000 is where we have the most properties for sale with over 13 homes, this is almost a full years of inventory (houses just aren’t moving in this price range)
- Prices over $1,000,000 we only have 2 properties for sale
If you’re a Buyer now is the time to make an offer if you see what you like. If you’re a Seller and want to sell your house quick give me a call! I live in Tahoe Donner for over 15 years so I know the market.
Give me a call (530) 448-9830 anytime!
To see all Bank Owned / REO / Short Sale Homes For Sale in Lake Tahoe and Truckee MLS, click the links below :
- BANK OWENED / REO PROPERTIES IN TAHOE: http://www.idxcentral.com/idxsearch.cfm?idxid=gpoulsen&pg=results&rows=5&pstatus=REO
- SHORT SALE PROPERTIES IN TAHOE: http://www.idxcentral.com/idxsearch.cfm?idxid=gpoulsen&pg=results&rows=5&pstatus=Short%20Sale
Ski Town Throwdown to find the best ski town in North America – VOTE TRUCKEE on the Facebook page of Powder Magazine at http://www.facebook.com/powdermag/app_123940807662319
Skiing for Schools dates for this winter 2012 / 21013 season. Most of the resorts offer a discount for any one day during a weeklong period.