Last week, mortgage rates hit an all-time low. Maybe you’ve heard, it’s - big - news. On March 5th, 2020, the national average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage clocked in at 3.29%. That’s the lowest recorded rate in the almost 50 years since Freddie Mac began keeping track in 1971. It's a momentous occasion—historic, even. Before reaching the current low, mortgage rates Continue Reading
Five North Tahoe Luxury Home Upgrades for 2020
Whether you’re looking to buy your dream North Tahoe luxury home, spruce up your North Tahoe luxury home for sale, or just browse what’s happening in North Tahoe luxury real estate, the new year brings some interesting trends in both form and function. Some North Tahoe luxury homes feature out-of-this-world amenities like a movie theater, full gym and spa, or a vast wine cellar. However, adding Continue Reading
In a Rush? 8 Tips to Sell Your North Tahoe House Faster
To sell your North Tahoe home faster demands intelligent, informed strategy and precise execution. There are many reasons why a North Tahoe homeowner may want or need to sell, but unfortunately not all come with the luxury of time. Maybe you are relocating. Maybe a death or divorce in the family has forced an abrupt decision. Maybe you need funds for a new home build, or maybe your financial Continue Reading
Hidden Costs of Luxury Real Estate
Lake Tahoe Luxury Real Estate Luxury real estate in Lake Tahoe is impressive, extravagant, and, of course, expensive. That should come as no surprise; it’s right there in the name! Luxury is defined as “conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity.” But even if you’ve got the cash to buy a sprawling, lavish estate, there is more than Continue Reading
Does Staging work for your Tahoe Home?
Does staging work according to the experts? Is it worth the investment to sell your home? How much should you spend and what areas should you stage? Will my home sell faster if I stage it? What if I can't afford to stage? These are popular questions if you google search staging. They are all valid concerns, so why should you consider staging for your property when it is time to sell. The Continue Reading
Market Lull or Seasonal???
Incline Village Market Lull? Or just Seasonal Slow? With feed back from higher end markets in the Bay Area including areas like Atherton, Marin and other parts of San Francisco we may be in a cooling period for our market. Our leading real economists tell our team that we will see a correction or adjustment in the next 18 months. But, how accurate is the timing? Or, has Continue Reading
Interview with Ron Stanger from The Village Market – Wine Recommendations for the Holidays
[mappress mapid="null"]We just finished an interview at The Village Market with the owner and wine expert, Ron Stanger. Ron detailed what would be best for Thanksgiving dinner and he had three recommendations that are on promotion now through the holidays. Ron said that you want a low tannin wine with little or no oak to pair best with the complex flavors for a Thanksgiving Continue Reading