Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board Report

Superintendent Report For the first time since 1996/97, Dr. Tarwater reported that enrollment is stabilizing with 3,884 students as of yesterday up 88 from the end of last year. He said that elementary schools made the biggest gains, particularly at the kindergarten level with up to 326 students, which bodes well for future trends. We’re seeing “the bubble” exit at the high school level, where classes are below 300. In addition, LTUSD has taken over a school that was previously run by the … [Read more...]

Tahoe Bear Takes Prius for a Ride

Tahoe bear needs driving lessons, wrecks car By Justin B. Phillips, Contra Costa Times  It was 3:30am, and Brian McCarthy was fast asleep when a bear took  his 2002 Toyota Prius for a test drive. CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER … [Read more...]

Political Showdown Over the Future of Tahoe

Last week the 15th Annual Tahoe Summit was held at Homewood Resort. Although the Environmental Improvement Program has made a lot of progress in the basin, there is still much work to do, and debate over how and who is to implement restoration is now at the forefront. -Deb Howard San Francisco Chronicle Editorial On California - Nevada Relations Sunday, August 21, 2011 A political showdown over the future of Lake Tahoe brought together the governors of California and Nevada last week at the … [Read more...]

In This Town, the Recession Has Been Gold (Hint, It’s in Nevada)

Click here for our weekly newsletter:  includes article about Nevada's gold boom, buy your Sample the Sierra tickets, listing price reductions, and much more... … [Read more...]

Picnic On Top of a Volcano

How better to describe the real estate market?  Things are still iffy, but signs of healing are here.  In Tahoe, when the prices started to fall and the distressed properties flooded the market, there was over 16 months of inventory, where a healthy market is said to have 6 months of inventory or less!  Right now, our inventory sits at just above 9 months.  So the flood of distressed homes seems to be a trickle that will continue to hold down our median home price, but at least signs of our … [Read more...]

Law Against Short Sale Deficiancy Expanded

Govenor Signs SB 458 Into Law July 15, 2011 LOS ANGELES (July 15) The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) applauds Gov. Jerry Brown on signing SB 458 (Corbett) into law. SB 458 extends the protections of SB 931 (2010), to ensure that any lender that agrees to a short sale must accept the agreed upon short sale payment as payment in full of the outstanding balance of all loans. Under previous law (SB 931 of 2010), a first mortgage holder could accept an agreed-upon short sale … [Read more...]

Weekly Newsletter: New Inventory in Tahoe

Click Here for this Weeks Newsletter, and see a lot of new inventory in Tahoe! This Weeks Headline:  Newsom leading effort to bring Olympics to Tahoe Posted by admin in Outdoor & Sports on July 2nd, 2011 Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been named chairman of the committee trying to bring the Winter Olympics back to Lake Tahoe.  The California Winter Games Committee is working with Nevada to have the Tahoe-Reno area host the games in 2022. California has been a little late to join the effort, … [Read more...]

First Time in 18 Months: Rise in Pending Home Sales in California

CLICK HERE for the full article and weekly newsleter from DH&Co Sacramento Bee  |  June 22, 2011 California Pending Home Sales Rise for the First Time in 18 Months California's mangled real estate market saw a sliver of promise Tuesday.  The California Association of Realtors said pending home sales statewide rose in May, the first year-over-year increase in 18 months...  CLICK HERE for the full article and weekly newsleter from DH&Co … [Read more...]

June Lake Tahoe School Board Meeting Minutes

And, without further ado, this is the scoop on what happened at last night’s school board meeting, which was attended by a handful of teachers, administrators, and community members. PUBLIC COMMENTS Jim Cutler of the Carpenters’ Union said that the District is not hiring local help like Los Gatos did when he lived down there and he asked the Board to push local labor because he would hate to see this town die. ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, AND REPORTS. Second Annual Report by the Citizens’ … [Read more...]

Click Below for our Weekly Newsletter and article: “Couple Served Foreclosure Notice Via Facebook”

Click here for our weekly Newsletter with Hot Deals, Real Estate News, and Tahoe Updates:  CLICK HERE … [Read more...]