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...]

The State of Real Estate, by Deb Howard

We recently held our annual DH&Co team retreat, an exercise we hold  near and dear as it gives us a sense of "where we have been", "where we are" and  what are the prospects for where "we're headed", particularly given the economic  climate we travel in. For the first time in many years both the NAR and CAR (our nat'l and state  realtor associations) are cautiously forecasting  an upturn in both home sales  and even some slight turn around in home prices. NAR is predicting 5% increase  in … [Read more...]

DH&Co SOLD! Bank Owned 65 Unit Motel at South Tahoe Casino Corridor

$1,700,000 (Listing Price) $1,475,000 (Selling Price) SP % LP: 86.76 Price/SqFt: 58.38 4133  Cedar Ave,  South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150 *     Sold (01/17/12)  DOM/CDOM: 252/252 Sq Ft: 25266 Lot Sz: 1.033ac Area: Stateline Yr: 1966 … [Read more...]

Palm Trees… And Snow?

CAR Business Meeting 2012 OK, so yes, there were palm trees and 70 degree weather, but we still managed to focus, and do a lot of good work while we were at the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Business Meetings, held in Indian Wells near Palm Springs. Simultaneously, the snow was falling in Tahoe... DH&Co Office snow 2012 … [Read more...]

South Tahoe Real Estate Stats 2011, What do they mean?

Lake Tahoe Real Estate January 20, 2011 866.542.2912 CLICK HERE for a link to all news links and our Full Weekly Newsletter Single Family Residence South Tahoe Median Sales Stats for 2011 Median home price has fallen over 2011, mainly due to the fact that the majority of the homes that sold were the lower end of the market.  Does this mean we are in a declining market?  Not necessarily, another important stat to reference is the amount of inventory on the market, which is quite low … [Read more...]