Category Archive: Tahoe Real Estate
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Sep 28 2013
Looking to invest in Lake Tahoe Real Estate?
Your search starts here! Let me guide you through the process of buying your very own Home in the beautiful area of
South Lake Tahoe.
Nanda Dozier is a Realtor® licensed in both California and Nevada. “I am proud to say that my honest enthusiasm, relentless drive, passion, and communication are what set me apart. I’m on top of the most innovative marketing strategies to get you the best price possible in the shortest amount of time. I have earned the Area Specialist certification through our local board of Realtors® and the e-PRO Internet Professional Certification from the National Association of Realtors®.”
If you are searching Homes for Sale in Lake Tahoe click on the link below to have access to every property that is current available on the market. This is the best place to search properties for sale in the South Lake Tahoe area.
If you already own a Home in Lake Tahoe and you are looking to sell it, I can help with that too! My pro-active Marketing Plan is customized for your property’s unique marketing needs. The purpose of my plan is to expose your Home to the maximum number of interested and capable buyers; educate buyers on the unique features and lifestyle benefits your home offers; help you get the highest possible sales price. I have represented many families in this area concluding transactions that realize maximum value in a reasonable time. I hope you will select me as your agent in this very important transaction.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Lake Tahoe Real Estate.
Jul 22 2013
A home inspection is serious business. It’s the buyer’s opportunity to make sure that the house they’re about to purchase doesn’t hold any expensive surprises. A home inspection is a buyer’s opportunity to see if any problems lurk that may prove expensive to fix later. Home inspections nearly always uncover something in a home to watch for or minor repairs needed.
A typical home inspection includes a check of a house’s structural and mechanical condition, from the roof to the foundation. Depending on the seriousness of what the inspection uncovers, the buyer can walk away from the deal (most contracts include an inspection contingency in the event of major flaws) or negotiate with the seller for the necessary repairs.
These are some red flags that should send a buyer back to the negotiating table.
1. Termites and other live-in pests: The home you’ve fallen in love with may also be adored by the local termite population. The sooner termites are detected, the better. The same goes for other wood-devouring pest. Keep in mind that getting rid of the intruders is just the first step. Once the problem has been addressed, have a pest control expert advise you on what needs to be done in order to prevent their return.
2. Drainage issues: Poor drainage can lead to wood rot, wet basements, perennially wet crawlspaces and major mold growth. Problems are usually caused by missing or damaged gutters and downspouts, or improper grading at ground level. Correcting grading and replacing gutters is a lot less costly than undoing damage caused by the accumulation of moisture.
3. Pervasive mold: Where moisture collects, so grows mold, a threat to human health as well as to a home’s structure. Improper ventilation can be the culprit in smaller, more contained spaces, such as bathrooms. But think twice about buying a property where mold is pervasive — that’s a sign of long-term moisture issues.
4. Faulty foundation: A cracked or crumbling foundation calls for attention and repair, with costs ranging from moderate to astronomically expensive. The topper of foundation expenses is the foundation that needs to be replaced altogether — a possibility if you insist on shopping “historic” properties. Be aware that their beautiful details and old-fashioned charms may come with epic underlying expenses.
6. Worn-out roofing: Enter any sale agreement with an awareness of your own cost tolerance for roof repair versus replacement. The age and type of roofing material will figure into your home inspector’s findings, as well as the price tag of repair or replacement.
7. Outdated wiring: Home inspectors will typically open and inspect the main electrical panel, looking for overloaded circuits, proper grounding and the presence of any trouble spots like aluminum branch circuit wiring, a serious fire hazard.
Source: AOL Real Estate Editors posted on July 19th, 2013 – http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2013/07/19/home-inspection-red-flags/
Jun 26 2013
Jun 11 2013
Why some buyers in South Lake Tahoe are feeling like they missed out.
Mortgage rates and home prices are on the rise, and some home buyers who were waiting around for the housing market to reach bottom are realizing now they may have missed the boat.
Mortgage rates are inching up, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.91 percent last week — up from 3.3 percent in early May, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
“It’s unlikely that rates will ever be that low again,” says Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s chief economist.
The Fed has been keeping interest rates at record lows by buying up to $85 billion a month in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities, which has helped bolster the housing market.
“Up until recently, expectations were that the Fed would begin to taper purchases of mortgage-backed securities and Treasury bonds late in 2013, but that time frame appears to have moved to September, possibly sooner,” says Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com, a mortgage information company.
As the economy continues to gain traction, interest rates are expected to continue to increase, Gumbinger says, since low rates often are associated with a distressed economy.
But even if mortgage rates move up a percentage point or two, housing experts note that mortgage rates will still be low by historical standards.
“The 30-year (mortgage rate) hit a 37-year low in 2003 at 5.23 percent,” Gumbinger says. “That was the previous low-watermark prior to this financial crisis, and it’s likely we will move closer to that mark as we grind forward.”
Source: Daily Real Estate News posted on June 11th, 2013 – http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/06/11/why-some-buyers-are-feeling-they-missed-out?om_rid=AAB6b5&om_mid=_BRt00GB8zP5xW1&om_ntype=RMODaily
Mar 28 2013
If you are searching Homes for Sale in Lake Tahoe click on this link to have access to every property that is current available on the market. This is the best place to search properties for sale in the Lake Tahoe area.
If you are looking for a certain type of property just check the categories below to find the perfect Tahoe Home:
- Vacation Rentals / Second Homes for Sale
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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about a particular property or if you’d like to visit any property in Lake Tahoe that is for sale.
Mar 10 2013
The first official day of Spring may still be a few days away, but the Spring housing market is already underway. Buyer traffic is rising along with home prices, but one traditional Spring phenomenon is sorely absent: rising supply. The raw number of homes for sale is now at its lowest level in over 13 years, according to the National Association of Realtors, and the numbers continue to fall.
Supplies are down across the nation. In South Lake Tahoe listings are down 45.9% percent from a year ago causing fierce competition among home buyers.
It’s a seller’s market again. We have very low inventory and almost no distressed homes on the market. Most properties that are being listed are going into escrow within a few days and in many cases receiving multiple-offers.
As a result, short sales, where the home is sold for less than the value of the mortgage, are rising as a share of total distressed sales, while bank-owned home sales are falling. Investors are now competing for such little supply that they are ironically pricing themselves out of the market.
We are seeing this trend all over the country and it’s the same story in South Lake Tahoe CA, where there were 419 listings in March of last year and just 264 listings on the market today. Real estate agents are doubting that they will see a surge in inventory this Spring.
If you’re a homeowner in South Lake Tahoe and were considering selling your home, right now is great time to put your home on the market. We’re in a seller’s market so take advantage of this opportunity to get top dollar for your home. If you’d like to know how much your home would sell for in today’s market just click here and fill out the form to get a FREE professional valuation of your property.
If you are a home buyer and you want to stay on top of the market click here to search all Homes for Sale in South Lake Tahoe. Also, you can sign up for new listings notification and be informed regarding price reductions and new listings as soon as they become available.
Mar 05 2013
The LeadingRE Conference Week attracted 2,000 real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from across the U.S. as well as 20 countries worldwide. The Pinnacle Real Estate Group office, located in South Lake Tahoe CA, was selected for membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which recruits only the best among locally and regionally branded firms. As a member of this global network, the Pinnacle Real Estate Group can assist home buyers and sellers worldwide and can access “LeadingRE’s” full range of brokerage services, including lead generation, branding support, luxury marketing, web exposure, technology systems, and state of the art learning and credentialing.
The Pinnacle Real Estate Group of Lake Tahoe is proud to announce they received national recognition within the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s® 2013 Annual Conference held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pinnacle’s website, www.RealEstateofLakeTahoe.com, earned the Quality Certification (WQC) Award acknowledging superior websites among LeadingRE’s 550 member firms.
The Pinnacle Real Estate Group was also named in the LeadingRE’s 2012 Momentum Club. This award was given based upon Pinnacle’s increased level of incoming as well as out-going referral transactions within the LRE organization. Michelle Benedict, co-owner of the Pinnacle Real Estate Group of Lake Tahoe, in response to receiving the awards commented, “It was quite an honor to be recognized within such an elite real estate organization. Our agents worked hard over the past year and it is nice to be able to bring these awards back to them. They deserve it.”
Feb 06 2013