If you’re thinking of buying a home in South Lake Tahoe, you’re not alone!
In our local Restate Market we’ve seen a huge upswing of buyers. The word is out that low home prices along with low interest rates make for a great deal on South Lake Tahoe real estate. Those buyers and investors who were waiting for prices to keep falling have finally realized that we’ve hit the bottom of the market. Truthfully, we are actually starting to see home prices rise …and fast!
Just recently, an article in the Sac Bee was quoted as saying that “the median price of resale homes in El Dorado County jumped by about 33% last month compared with April 2013.” While this is good news for home sellers, buyers are finding themselves up against investors who are paying with cash. This is making it difficult for those first time home buyers to break into the South Lake Tahoe Real Estate market.
Currently on the market in South Lake Tahoe there are only 6 bank owned homes. Those who are looking to score a great bank owned deal should start looking at non-distressed homes for sale as well. There are currently 129 homes that are for sale through traditional methods, giving buyers a much larger selection to choose from. So, make sure to check out the whole market and not limit yourself to a certain type of sale. Some of the best deals are being found through traditional sales as bank owned properties have come to a stand still.
If you’re looking to buy in South Lake Tahoe make sure you use a local, and knowledgeable CENTURY 21 Realtor to ensure that you’re getting the best deal possible! It’s time you lived the Tahoe Lifestyle you’ve always wanted.
Summer is slowly making its way across the Sierra Nevadas and into the Lake Tahoe Basin. And with summer comes the always much loved Harvey’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series!!! The lineup has been announced and tickets are beginning to sell fast for some of the BIG names making their way up to the Big Blue Beautiful Lake Tahoe this Summer. Summer is not time is sit at home in Lake Tahoe. With all of these concerts lined up, it’s gonna be hard deciding which one to go to.
Here’s the lineup for the Harvey’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series:
~The legendary Steve Miller Band will be performing his classic rock sound on Saturday June 22,2013. Tickets start at $39.50 and are now on sale. Now doesn’t that make you wanna shake that tree?
~With a career spanning 20 years and over 40 million albums sold, Lake Tahoe is thrilled to welcome back Tim McGraw. Fresh off his February release of his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, Lake Tahoe is sure to be treated to some new tunes. The show starts at 7pm on Tuesday, July 16th with ticket prices ranging from $69.50-$135.50
~Another South Lake Tahoe favorite will be returning this summer as well. That’s right, Rascal Flats will be making another appearance on the weekend of the American Century Championship or the Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament as it’s more commonly known as. The show kicks off on Friday, July 19th at 7pm. Tickets start at $59.50
~Enjoy and evening (or two) with Phish. Back to South Lake Tahoe for their third visit, Phish will be playing to a sold out show on both nights. With a legendary underground following, Phish heads will descend upon South Lake Tahoe to dance, groove and jam the night away. Tickets have currently sold out for shows on Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday July 31st. If you’re able to find a ticket, the show starts at 6:30 pm.
~Come see (and have some) fun with Fun and very special guests Tegan & Sara. The Grammy award winning band Fun with recent hits “We Are Young” and “Some Nights” will be in town for a special one night performance on Tuesday August 27th, 2013. As a special treat, the indie rock duo Tegan and Sara will be bringing their unique sounds to Lake Tahoe in what is sure to be an electric collaboration. Tickets are $49.50 and the show starts at 7:30pm
~Grab your boots and boot scoot down to see Country music very own Brad Paisley on Friday August 30th, 2013. Along with Paisley will be special guest Chris Young & Lee Brice. Tickets range from $69.50-$135.50 with the show starting at 6pm.
~And last, but definitely not least, Dave Matthews Band will round out the Lake Tahoe Harvey’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Seeing the Dave Matthews Band is more than just a show…it’s an experience. With a career spanning from the early 90’s and their elaborate lighting and video show, the Dave Matthews band have solidified themselves as a true American Rock band. You won’t want to miss this Wednesday September 4th, 2013 show with the amazing Lake Tahoe as the backdrop making it the perfect way to end summer. Tickets are $75 and the show starts at 7pm.
And there you have the 2013 Harvey Summer Outdoor Concert series lineup.
Make sure to get your tickets soon as these show frequently sell out.
Rock on, Lake Tahoe!
Warm weather and sunshine has brought the people out of hibernation from their homes in South Lake Tahoe.
For the last week of April, temperatures were in the 70’s and the locals took it as their clue to hit the beach. Many visitors and locals alike were able to get their first beach day of the season in April which was an unexpected early treat for Lake Tahoe. Although Mother Nature is telling the tulips and crocus to push through the ground and start blooming, it’s still not quite summer.
Many of the top Lake Tahoe beaches are not open yet, though it hasn’t stopped the people from huffing it in, BBQ and all, from Highway 89 on the South Shore.
If you’re not into dragging your beach supplies in from the road, here is a list of the upcoming opening days of the Forest Service Recreation Spots for you to look forward to:
MAY 10: Chimney Beach; Eagle Falls; Inspiration Point; Kiva Picnic Area; Secret Harbor
MID-MAY: William Kent beach and campground
MAY 15: Sawmill Pond Picnic Area
MAY 17: Baldwin Beach; Bayview campground and trailhead; Fallen Leaf Campground; Meeks Bay beach and campground; Nevada beach and campground
MAY 18: Meeks Bay Resort
MAY 24: Camp Richardson RV camping; Pope Beach
MAY 25 / MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: Angora Lookout; Big Meadow Trailhead; Tallac Historic Site; Taylor Creek Visitor Center
JUNE 14: Camp Richardson regular camping
MID-JUNE: Angora Lakes Resort
Campgrounds, beaches and access roads typically open in mid-May depending on the weather. Before recreation sites can open to the public, the Forest Service must have crews to staff and manage the sites. Parking, trash removal and restrooms will remain closed until the sites officially open. Until the parking lots open, please park your vehicle off the roadway, avoid parking on vegetation, and do not block access gates. Also another extremely important tip is to pack out all trash. Until the official opening dates, trash services will not be available.
For a complete list of projected opening dates, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RecAreaStatus
Or call the Forest Supervisor’s office at 530-543-2694, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world’s largest real estate sales organization, announced the results of a third-party survey that shows consumers identified the CENTURY 21 brand as the “most respected in the industry.” CENTURY 21 maintained its lead in brand awareness among consumers presented with a list of real estate organizations, a position it has held since 1999.
Are you planning on sitting home this weekend?
It’s a big weekend here in South Lake Tahoe as we celebrate the final 3-day winter holiday!! It’s not too late for you to pack the car or grab a flight and head up to South Lake Tahoe to take in the fresh air, groomed runs and blue waters that await you in this one-of-a-kind place.
With Valentine’s Day falling on Thursday and the long weekend right after, many people are taking advantage of the snow and the entertainment in South Lake Tahoe.
This week, you can expect blue skies and warm temps during the day. Perfect weather to work on that goggle tan!
For those of you looking to keep yourselves entertained with a night out on the town, we’ve put together the top events that made our short list Valentine’s and President’s day weekend.
Single? Coupled? Unattached? Don’t worry! The Tahoe Queen and M.S Dixie have got you cover this Valentine’s Day.
- Looking for something different?
If you and your special love are bored with the traditional Valentine’s dinner, then get your tickets for the M.S Dixie. Enjoy a four course gourmet meal and drinks, then dance the night away on the blue waters of Lake Tahoe.
- Single and ready to mingle? Get yourself a ticket aboard the Tahoe Queen. Munch on appetizers, participate in an optional speed dating and enjoy the DJ on board mix up some of your favorite hits. After, get complimentary entry into Opal Lounge to continue your night.
- Paris Hilton(“that’s hot”, yeah that one) will be in town for the grand opening of Peeks Nightclub located in Harrah’s Casino Lake Tahoe.
Join Paris Hilton, JWOWW of Jersey Shore and DJ Jermaine Dupri as they christen the newest nightclub in town. Check out Harrah’s for more details on how to party at the hottest new club in town.
- The Iration Heateekers Tour will be making a pit stop in South Lake Tahoe this Friday, February 15 at Monte Blue Casino & Spa.
Artists “The Green” “Passafire” and “Pacific Dub” will also be joining the tour, rounding out what is sure to be a bass thumping hip swaying good time.
There’s the short list of activities going on in South Lake Tahoe. So what are you waiting for? Head up to South Lake Tahoe and experience why so many people chose to call Lake Tahoe home.