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May 5, 2017

RISING RENTS OFFER MORE HOME BUYING OPPORTUNITIES

As rising rents sweep the country, the channel between the cost of owning and the cost of renting continues to slim. According to the latest Florida Atlantic University national index, today’s active rental prices make for a great time to purchase a home.

“We are not where we were in ...

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April 20, 2017

LAKE TAHOE FILLED TO THE BRIM

Lake Tahoe is full. As of April 17, the lake's surface elevation was 6,227.64 feet — almost 5 feet above its natural rim.

U.S. Water Master Chad Blanchard said his office has been spilling water from Lake Tahoe since Feb. 22 in an effort to prevent ...

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March 17, 2017

LAKE TAHOE EXPECTED TO FILL UP WITH LARGEST PHYSICAL RISE IN RECORDED HISTORY

The depressing scene of boat docks sitting high and dry on wide beaches around Lake Tahoe will likely be a fleeting memory this summer.

Winter's unrelenting storms built up a substantial Sierra snowpack and are expected to fill the lake for the first time in 11 years.

Many low-lying ...

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March 8, 2017

WHY WORK WITH A CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST AGENT?

A CRS REALTOR® is a Certified Residential Specialist—one of the top 3 percent of real estate agents in the U.S. CRS agents have more experience and training than the average REALTOR® and they are part of a community of REALTORS® dedicated to improving the real estate industry for homebuyers ...

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Feb. 21, 2017

THREE OVERLOOKED TAX BREAKS YOUR HOME MAY BE ABLE TO CASH IN

MINIMIZE WHAT YOU'LL OWE AND MAXIMIZE WHAT YOU'LL GET BACK AT TAX TIME.

People are always making moves (real estate and otherwise) to minimize what they owe and maximize tax returns. But understanding if you’re eligible for tax breaks can be daunting. The tax code is 4 million ...

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Jan. 16, 2017

LAKE TAHOE WEATHER FORECAST

Summary

Foggy, mostly cloudy, and cold today with highs in the 30's. Foggy and partly sunny Tuesday with highs rising into the low 40's at lake level. Wednesday the next storm begins to move in. It will be cloudy and windy with gusts reaching 100 mph on the ...

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Nov. 7, 2016

RECORD WET OCTOBER TURNS TO DRY NOVEMBER...

We saw a record amount of rainfall in October around the lake, and November may be a stark contrast. We are still watching for the storms to return but as of right now there is not much in the 2 week outlook.

It's no secret that October was wet ...

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Oct. 10, 2016

SIERRA SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY REPORTS STRONG THIRD QUARTER FOR LAKE TAHOE

The Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding area real estate market closed out its third quarter on a high note despite the National Association of Realtors reported dip in the luxury real estate market.

The downturn has been most noticeable across the ultra high-end sector in certain markets such as New ...

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Sept. 9, 2016

AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE VA LOAN PROCESS

VA loans are a specialized mortgage option. They feature some big financial benefits other loan programs can’t match.

But the process of buying a home with one isn’t considerably different from any other loan.

Here’s a brief look at the VA loan process.

PRE-QUALIFICATION & PRE-APPROVAL

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Sept. 1, 2016

INDULGE IN LAKE TAHOE THIS SEPTEMBER

SEPT 4 | Alpen Wine Festival | Squaw Valley

Wine tasting, live music, a silent auction and raffle. Entry into the event is a donation to Can Do MS. With the donation, attendees receive a crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from over 40 vineyards.

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SEPT 9-10 | Lake Tahoe Autumn ...

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