Lake Tahoe Q2 Market Report – Single Family Homes

Second-quarter activity in the Lake Tahoe region continued to bring increased sales of higher-priced homes — particularly those in the $3 million-plus range. Overall, 2018 has been a good year for sales of more expensive homes in the Sierra Nevada range. Buyers felt a greater sense of urgency, and homes sold more rapidly than they […]

Quick Guide to Tahoe Truckee Mountain Biking

The Truckee-Tahoe region has an abundance of great mountain biking trails for every endurance and ability level. Since there is such a wide selection of trails to choose from we will only highlight a few of the most popular and some of our personal favorites. Click on the links below for more details and directions. […]

Five Mistakes to Avoid for Tahoe Truckee First-Time Buyers – Truckee Tahoe Radio

Sally Gardner, regional executive for Pacific Union Tahoe, was interviewed for her monthly real estate update on KTKE Truckee Tahoe Radio 101.5 FM. This month’s topic: Five Mistakes to Avoid for Tahoe Truckee First-Time Buyers. The list of mistakes to avoid is below, but you can get the full details by listening to the interview HERE. […]

Your Guide to 4th of July Fireworks

The 4th of July is the “official” start to summer in Lake Tahoe. The days are long, the sun is bright, and the nights bring starry skies and a welcome relief from the heat. On the 4th of July, the night also brings several spectacular fireworks shows. Set on the shores of our glistening lake […]

Home Prices Are Peaking Everywhere as Summer Arrives

Hot on the heels of a report that both California and Bay Area home prices reached new highs in May comes news that U.S. home prices followed suit, once again the result of more buyer demand than properties for sale. That’s according to the latest existing home sales report from the National Association of Realtors, which puts […]

Sally Gardner on Truckee Tahoe Radio 101.5

  Our own Sally Gardner, regional executive of Pacific Union Tahoe, was interviewed this past week on Truckee Tahoe Radio, KTKE 101.5 to talk about Pacific Union and provide a glimpse into the Truckee and Lake Tahoe real estate market. Sally will be on the radio the first Friday of every month moving forward to […]

Top 10 Lake Tahoe Decks for Summer Sipping

By Toby Baird As we head into the summer months and the weather turns warm, nothing beats taking in the majestic mountain and lake vistas while enjoying an ice-cold beverage on one of the many great restaurant decks in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Here’s a round-up of our top-10 personal favorites (in no particular […]

U.S. Home Prices to Keep Rising for Rest of 2018, Forecast Says

May 30, 2018 The National Association of Realtors projects that U.S. home prices will increase by 4 percent in 2018. Between 2011 and 2017, home prices grew by more than three times faster than wages, worsening affordability. Although housing inventory conditions are at the lowest level in a generation, NAR expects that home sales will […]

Labor Shortages, Materials Costs Increases to Drive Up Home-Remodeling Costs

May 21, 2018 A recent survey found that remodeling firms expect labor shortages to worsen this year, while worker and materials costs will increase. More than nine in 10 remodeling businesses report a shortage of carpenters. About 70 percent of home-improvement companies will pass increased labor and materials costs on to customers. While most American […]

Real Estate Roundup: Is Now the Best Time Ever to Sell a Home?

Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. AMERICANS’ CONFIDENCE IN THE HOUSING MARKET CLIMBS TO ALL-TIME HIGH Rising home prices and a strong U.S. economy have propelled Americans’ optimism in the housing market to a record high, though persistent inventory shortages will likely remain a challenge for […]