THE Event of the Year – Soroptimist Wine Tasting Coming up this Week!

GET TICKETS at the DH&CO Office (3599 Lake Tahoe Blvd. On Highway 50 near Ski Run Blvd.)Enjoy incredible wine from Northern California's top wineries and sample a wide variety of delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the South Shore's finest restaurants. "An Evening of Food & Wine Tasting" raises money to fund the many projects and programs sponsored by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe. All proceeds are directed back into our community through educational … [Read more...]

South Tahoe School Board Scoop

It’s just another beautiful day in paradise!  As the tourists flock to enjoy a few days or weeks here this summer, I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to be able to live year-round in this heavenly piece of the earth called Lake Tahoe. Musing aside, I’ll get right down to business and tell you about the happenings at last night’s School Board meeting……….. BOARD INTERVIEWSWith the departure of Judy Cefalu in June, we were delighted to have five excellent candidates vying for the vacant seat on … [Read more...]

Housing on Mend, Recovery Still Far Off WALL STREET JOURNAL - NICK TIMIRAOS Home prices during the first half of 2012 posted their strongest gains in six years, the clearest sign that more U.S. housing markets have hit bottom.   Home prices during the first half of 2012 posted their strongest gains in six years, the clearest sign that more U.S. housing markets have hit bottom. But don't confuse that with a full-on recovery. WSJ's Nick Timiraos reports. Photo: Getty Images.   But … [Read more...]

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Edgewood Lodge …

Edgewood Lodge Pemit Approved - New 154 Room Hotel at the Golf Course  LakeTahoeNews.netBy Kathryn ReedSTATELINE - The Edgewood Lodge project kept its "no negative comments" streak alive Thursday with 11 positive remarks.In a series of votes by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board, the hotel project on Edgewood Tahoe golf course received not a single no vote or abstention from any board member at the Aug. 23 meeting.Edgewood Companies, which owns the course and hundreds of adjacent … [Read more...]

Tahoe Voted Best Lake in US By Laura Bly, USA TODAY Tahoe - North America's largest and most popular alpine lake, a place Mark Twain once called "the fairest picture the whole earth affords" - is the champion in USA TODAY's recent survey. The poll generated more than 5,000 votes via Facebook and Twitter. Michigan's Lake Charlevoix was runner-up among a field of 15 finalists nominated by regional magazine editors, with strong support for Alabama's Lake Martin, Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and … [Read more...]

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Lake Tahoe Celebrity Golf

   The Deb Howard & Co Team volunteered again at the Soroptimist tent this year.  Here is our very own Bruce with John Elway! … [Read more...]

After Years of False Hope, Signs of the Housing Market Turning

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM WASHINGTON - Announcements of a housing recovery have become a wrongheaded rite of summer, but after several years of false hopes, evidence is accumulating that the optimists may finally be right.   The housing market is starting to recover. Prices are rising. Sales are increasing. Home builders are clearing lots and raising frames.   Joe Niece, a real estate agent in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie, said he recently concluded a streak of 13 … [Read more...]

Vacation Real Estate Market Perks

By MARILYN ALVA INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY The Meredith Bay, N.H., resort community is among several Southworth Development picked up in recent years, anticipating vacation buyers. When the housing market falls, vacation homes fall harder. They're discretionary purchases that can be put off for another day. That day may be here or near. Sensing a possible bottom, second-home buyers are returning, say real estate agents in vacation spots from Cape Cod to Lake Tahoe. Nationwide, vacation sales … [Read more...]

Olympics Coming to Tahoe?

Financial pact smooths path for Tahoe to host Olympics Posted by Tahoenews.net, go to www.laketahoenews.net for more info By Susan Wood With international and U.S. Olympic officials paving the ski trail this week for future bids in the States, organizers of a bi-state coalition to bring the 2022 Games to the Tahoe-Reno region solidified their dedication to the monumental effort. It's early, and there's a lot to do. But great feats don't happen overnight - and resolution is always within reach … [Read more...]

Sac Bee Article: Good Time to Buy in Tahoe

 Falling prices lure second-home shoppers to Lake Tahoe areaSACRAMENTO BEE By Hudson Sangree and Phillip ReeseLike a lot of vacationers, Rick and Kristie Santos would return from trips to Lake Tahoe during the housing boom wondering what it would take to own a second home there.They were always disappointed when they looked at the listings. "You'd jump online and never could afford it," Kristie Santos said. "It was out of reach."Lately, however, with interest rates dipping below 4 percent and … [Read more...]