Archives for February 2015

Weekly Newsletter

 New Home Purchases On The Rise   Mortgage applications for new home purchases jumped by 29% compared to the previous month, according to the January Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Application Survey. This does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. The MBA's Builder Application Survey tracks application volume from mortgage subsidiaries of homebuilders across the country. "On the strength of an improving labor market and low interest rates, … [Read more...]


All around the Lake Tahoe basin, you can find great restaurants from inexpensive breakfasts or lavish buffets, to giant burgers and fries, to fine dining establishments for dinner.  There are lakeside restaurants, where you can literally enjoy your meal with your toes in the sand, and places at high elevation for viewing spectacular sunsets…American and California cuisine, Chinese, Japanese or Sushi, Mexican or Italian, and more…Lake Tahoe has it all. Plus, the beaches of Lake Tahoe offer a … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter-Mugs & Kisses from Deb Howard & Co.

                                                                        Open Houses February 14th   Sweetheart Deals- Sealed with mugs and kisses! Take a tour of our gala of open homes listed below, andenjoy a special gift from Deb Howard & Co. Happy Valentines Day!  CAR Directors attend meetings and installation Including DH&Co directors Natalie Yanish, Ellen Camacho and Deb Howard REALTOR® Chris Kutzkey was installed as the new … [Read more...]

Mountain Report

Even though there’s so much more about Lake Tahoe than winter sports this time of year, when you’re a snow addict, it’s tough when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with the large amounts of the White Gold. Up until yesterday, great skiing and riding has been hard to find with minimal snow so far this season.  While the groomers have been very nice and the resorts have been doing a very good job keeping the minimal snow base in good shape, we need a lot more snow!  The good news is that Feb. … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter

'Boomerang' Buyers Set to Surge Back Into Housing Market More than 7 million homeowners who suffered a foreclosure or short sale during the housing crisis are poised to become buyers again. MoreWhy You Should Be House Hunting for Foreclosures Right NowMONEY's Best Places to Live in America  Over the next eight years, nearly 7.3 million Americans who lost their homes in the housing crash will become creditworthy enough to buy again, according to a new analysis. RealtyTrac, a real estate … [Read more...]