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...]


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...]

El Dorado County Loaning Money for Home Repairs

2012 Housing Market Stabilization and Modest Increase Predicted Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for National Association of Realtors:  Housing Market Outlook El Dorado County has money to loan for home repairs Posted by admin laketahoenews.net April 7th, 2012 El Dorado County has funds available as low-interest rate loans for home repairs to income-qualified homeowners in the unincorporated areas of the county. Funding is provided through the State Community Development Block Grant … [Read more...]

NAR: 2012 home sales will be strongest in past 5 years

February pending sales up 9.2% from year ago By Inman News, Monday, March 26, 2012. The National Association of Realtors is predicting existing-home sales will jump 7 to 10 percent in 2012 to the highest level in five years, based on an "uneven but higher sales pattern" so far this year. Pending home sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent from January to February, which was up 9.2 percent from the same time a year ago, NAR said today in releasing its latest Pending Home Sales … [Read more...]

We have been playing in the snow in Tahoe!

We have been playing in the snow in Tahoe! … [Read more...]

In Addition to $25 Billion Settlement, Nevada’s AG Wins More

In Addition to $25 Billion Settlement, Nevada's AG Wins More 02/13/2012 BY: ESTHER CHO In addition to the $25 billion settlement between the five largest servicers and 49 states, Nevada's Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto reaped more for Nevada homeowners through an additional settlement with Bank of America. "I fought for and consequently received additional coverage that is above and beyond what is included in the national multistate settlement for Nevada homeowners who have been … [Read more...]