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 […]

California Surpasses the U.K. as the Fifth-Largest Global Economy

May 8, 2018 Robust 2017 economic growth in California helped push the state to the world’s fifth-largest economy, surpassing the United Kingdom. Only the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany now have larger economies than California. The size of California’s economy is a little more than one-tenth of the size of China’s economy. In 2017, California’s gross […]

Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Homeowners Begin 2018 as the Nation’s Most Equity-Rich

May 7, 2018 Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. SAN JOSE, SAN FRANCISCO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE NATION’S MOST EQUITY-RICH HOMEOWNERS  As Pacific Union published in its first-quarter 2018 real estate report, single-family home prices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley posted substantial annual home price gains […]

Real Estate Roundup: California Housing Markets Are No Longer on Top of the Nation’s Hot List

April 30, 2018 Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious. SAN FRANCISCO LOSES ITS STATUS AS HOTTEST U.S. REAL ESTATE MARKET IN APRIL For the past couple of years, California cities have dominated’s monthly list of the nation’s 20 hottest real estate markets, with San Francisco, San […]