The sun is shining, the weather is warming; Spring is in the air! Squaw and Alpine have closed for the season and now we can focus on house repairs, garden improvements and tuning our mountain bikes for months of entertainment and discovery. Time to spend time outside freeing yourself from Winter’s suffocating clothing and absorbing the sun’s rays and creating vitamin D as God intended. The ghostly look is out, George Hamilton is our role model! Just kidding, everything in moderation.

The multitudes of activities and events are coming soon as should your planning. Fishing season opened last Saturday in the Sierra and the next big event in Squaw is May 23-24th, the ‘Made in Tahoe Festival!’  Hiking, biking, sightseeing, picnicking, water skiing, playing tennis, volleyball and more are there for the taking!

Opportunity is knocking for prospective buyers in the North Lake Tahoe area. Inventory has slowly increased I attribute to the lack of snow and enthusiasm this past season. There are many sellers willing to negotiate a good deal now since their property didn’t sell this last year and perhaps the previous. Give us a call or shoot us an email to get information on your best prospects!

The Squaw Valley Lodge has listings of every floorplan available.  Prices start at $149k for a third share of a Studio-Loft facing KT; Deluxe Studios for $270k, $300k & $320k; One Bedroom’s for $399k & $439k; Premium Studio’s for $585k & $599k; and Two Bedroom’s for $749k, $795k, $799k & $844k with incredible views of KT, Red Dog and Headwall!  Availability at every price point and floorplan!

There are other great purchase options in Squaw!  The Village at Squaw Valley has 28 properties and the Resort at Squaw Creek has 21.  Including all Squaw Valley condominiums available today there are 75 choices!

Give us a call now for more information on any property!  Or just shoot us an email and we will respond quickly; we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

We’ll see you at the upcoming Spring and Summer events!

NORM & BOB

 

As we near Labor Day 2014 the weather remains nice and cool. The temperature in Reno will rise up into the 90’s this weekend for the Great Rib Cook-off & Burning Man and in the 80’s for Squaw Valley’s Foam Fest.

We continue to add new listings to our inventory, our latest is a top floor, nicely appointed studio with extended loft facing directly at KT.  A great opportunity for anyone that would like to roll out of bed in the morning and see the fresh snow on ‘their’ mountain while sipping their first cup of coffee.  That’s right, no packing the car, no waiting in traffic, and no looking for a parking place that’s close to the lifts.  Luxury and convenience awaits the discerning condominium owner that explores their mountain all day anticipating après skiing by first taking off the boots then slipping into one of the many hot tubs with their favorite/well earned beverage!  The amenities available at the Squaw Valley Lodge are designed for your long lasting comfort and health.

There are also other opportunities in the area.  There are beautiful homes with plenty of space inside and out to stretch and enjoy big gatherings with friends and relatives.  There are condominiums conveniently located nearby without all the bells and whistles where the costs can be managed making them highly affordable for almost everyone.  I welcome you to peruse the listings on our website, there really is something for everyone!

Give a call or shoot us an email, we would love to hear from you!  Enjoy the rest of the summer, it feels like a huge winter is coming!!

Hello from beautiful Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley!

The summer of 2014 is soon to begin and we look forward to beautiful weather and great real estate opportunities. The activities and events begin this weekend! Here is the link to the festivities, food, drink, music, and events happening in:
Squaw Valley : This week ‘Made in Lake Tahoe Festival’  http://squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar
North Lake Tahoe:     http://www.gotahoenorth.com/highnotes/calendar.php
Lake Tahoe & Reno:  http://www.laketahoe.com/activities & http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/reno-tahoe/what-to-do/events

So much to do and see, we’ll see you out there in the crowd and on the trails!

On the real estate front there are deals to be had!  Prices are slowly appreciating and buyers are seeing the long term investment value in Squaw Valley.

Squaw Valley Lodge has the best location in Squaw Valley; close enough to participate in all the great events yet far enough away to get away from the crowd and noise. The lodge has the best amenities, the best personnel and management as well. Come by and see us! We are located next to the SV Lodge front desk at 201 Squaw Peak Road next to the tram building. We offer a selection of floorplans at varying price points, we can find the one that suits you! Here is the link to the Squaw Valley Lodge website!   www.squawvalleylodge.com

Squaw Tahoe Real Estate is not just about the Squaw Valley Lodge, we are a full service brokerage coordinating listings and sales of all types of properties including homes, condominiums, lots and lakefront estates in the North Lake Tahoe area! We, Norm Anderson and Bob Gebhardt, have a combined 52 years of experience, we offer honesty and integrity and we listen to your needs. Give us a call or come by to see us, we appreciate the opportunity to work with you.

Looking forward to a great summer!  We hope to see you soon!

Norm Anderson & Bob Gebhardt

The sun is out, snowmelt is flowing, birds are chirping and the flowers are erupting! Welcome to Springtime in the Sierra. This is precisely why I live here.

This is the time for regrouping and gearing up for summer fun. Summer music schedules, restaurant deck openings, Farmer’s Market, Fishing Derby’s, and more are anticipated. There will be too much to do but it’s always best to know your options. Here are some websites to get your planning started!

http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do-tahoe
http://www.tahoetopia.com/events
http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/reno-tahoe/what-to-do/events
http://www.tahoe.com/events/annual-events/

Real Estate sales have improved quite a bit since last year. More confidence in the economy and an increased property supply have more buyers interested. Ever so slowly, there are more condo-hotel lenders becoming available for qualified buyers but still there are limitations.

Squaw Tahoe Real Estate represents transactions all around the Lake Tahoe area. We have represented Lakefront Estates, Residential Homes, Residential Lots as well as Vacation Condominiums. All properties listed on our Multiple Listing Service are available on our website, we invite you to tour the extensive listings.

We currently are offering the best priced home in Squaw Valley! Our 1104 Lanny Lane listing is a multi-level spacious home with a large sunny deck with views of KT-22 and the Squaw Valley ski area. This four bedroom home has been professionally remodeled and includes a two car garage!

At the Squaw Valley Lodge we have condos with fantastic ski area views and floorplans. Competitively priced are spacious Two Bedroom, One Bedroom, Studio-Loft, and Deluxe Studio condominiums. We invite you to come by to tour anytime or you can see extensive pictures of them on our website. The location of the Squaw Valley Lodge does make a difference, come see why!

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and come to visit us. See you in the outdoors!

The weather has been great this summer; wonderful for hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, barbecuing, boating and attending an endless supply of concerts!  River rafting was very popular this year with months of perfect floating conditions and accommodating weather, except for the thunder storms directly overhead a week ago!

Looking for activities for the rest of the season, here is Squaw’s calendar link for September:  http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar?month=2012-09  This weekend is Labor Day Weekend with tons of activities, concerts, the 23rd annual Foamfest and the Alpen Wine Fest!  Starting August 29th and going through Labor Day is also the Annual Rib Cook-off in Sparks, here’s that link!   http://www.nuggetribcookoff.com/

Real estate sales this summer have been better with sellers needing to sell eventually lowering their list prices or accepting lower offers to be more in line with the current market.  It’s understandably difficult for sellers to accept less for their property when just a few years ago it was worth thirty percent more.  Values are appreciating, albeit very slowly; it will take many years to get back to where values were in 2008.

The Squaw Valley Lodge offers comfortable accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere in the best location!  Come see us to see why the SV Lodge is so special!  We have comfortable deluxe studios with a variety of views, top floor studio-lofts with views of KT-22 or Shirley Canyon, a top floor two-bedroom lock-off unit with fireplace, laundry, and outside decks!  We also have our largest two-bedroom floor plan available in great condition and with much more privacy.   What’s your ideal floor plan?  Come see us next to the Squaw Valley Lodge front desk or give us a call today!  Of course all of the properties in Squaw Valley and beyond can be seen at our popular website, here’s our link: www.squawvalleyrealestate.com

Between Bob and I, we have over 47 years of real estate transaction experience!  Whether buying or selling you can trust we have your interest at heart. This year we’ve not only represented sellers and buyers in Squaw Valley and the SV Lodge but also represented clients in Truckee and around the lake.  Our crowning achievement this year was representing wonderful buyers of a stunning Lake Tahoe Lakefront.  It took months of negotiating but the result was worth it!

We hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer as we head toward another fantastic fall season. Have a relaxing or invigorating Labor Day weekend!

We’ll see you soon in the outdoors!

Norm Anderson & Bob Gebhardt

Hello from beautiful Squaw Valley!

The weather has been great with moderate temperatures throughout the summer; wonderful for hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, barbequing, boating and attending an endless supply of concerts! River rafting got a very late start due to high water conditions downstream but many have taken advantage since the water was released beginning the first weekend in August. What a great summer once it got going!

Looking for activities for the rest of the month, here is Squaw’s calendar link for August: www.squaw.com/event-calendar-summer Don’t forget about free music in Tahoe City on Sundays, Tuesday Bluesdays in Squaw, Truckee Thursdays, and Kings Beach music on Fridays! Too much to list!

Real estate sales are continuing with many deals to be had. All pricing has come down so now is the time to get your Squaw getaway! All of our listed properties at the Squaw Valley Lodge are priced competitively and the Sellers are prepared to negotiate. Come see us and take a tour of what you could own! We have comfortable deluxe studios with a variety of views, a top floor, south facing one-bedroom unit, top floor studio-lofts with views of KT-22, and a spacious, top floor two-bedroom with fireplace, laundry, outside decks and fantastic views of Red Dog, KT, and Headwall! What’s your ideal floorplan? We may have an additional deluxe studio coming on in the next few days, please check with us or our website to find out more! Of course all of the properties in Squaw Valley and beyond can be seen at our popular website, here’s that link: www.squawvalleyrealestate.com

Between us we have over 47 years of real estate experience in Squaw Valley! Whether buying or selling you can trust we will have your interest at heart. As always, please come on by the Squaw Valley Lodge; email or give us a call for the most up to date information. We always welcome a conversation or even suggestions of what you would like to see in this blog. Also, don’t forget about our property management division, Squaw Tahoe Vacation Rentals; we now manage properties outside of the Squaw Valley Lodge assisting with Vacation Rentals, Ski Leases, and Long Term Rentals at very competitive rates! You may contact our property manager Anna locally at 530.583.2130, toll free at 855.583.2130 or email her at: rentals@squaw-tahoe.com

We hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer as we head toward another fantastic fall season. Have a relaxing Labor Day weekend!

We’ll see you soon in the outdoors!

Norm Anderson & Bob Gebhardt

We are now into the final weekend of skiing and snowboarding in Squaw Valley! This Memorial Day weekend has tons of events and activities scheduled excluding the 21st Annual Lake Cushing Crossing which is rescheduled for July 3rd! Headwall and KT are scheduled to be open this last weekend. Here’s Squaw’s events link: http://www.squaw.com/spring-operations-events

Also coming up is the deadline for Squaw ski passes for next year; you need to buy your pass by June 15th or you pay more, probably much more! Here’s that link: http://www.squaw.com/season-pass

So far I’ve heard that Alpine Meadows and Mammoth Mountain will be open July 2nd – July 4th; Squaw has yet to make the decision at this press time! There is still tons of snow on the hill, it will be a very long time for it all to melt, a very long time!

The hiking up Shirley Canyon ought to be amazing at some point with epic waterfalls! So far there is still too much snow for the bluebird hikers to make it up. One source has told me that there is about forty feet of snow in the Shirley Lake area! It will be a long time before spring makes it there.

Sales continue in Squaw at very reduced prices. The economy is not picking up and there are sellers needing to get out from under their debt. Sales pricing is about where we were at about 2002 to 2004. Pricing is off about thirty to forty percent from its peak in 2008. Sales of one-bedroom units are ranging from about $250k to $300k and two-bedroom units are selling in the $400k to $500k range! Of course this excludes some of the auctioned units at the Resort at Squaw Creek which sold for even lower!

The Squaw Valley Lodge units are competitively priced and all pricing is negotiable. Most recently we closed escrow on a top-floor studio with extended loft; it was listed at $599k and sold for $575k with over 900 square feet of upgraded living space facing KT! With the extensive amenities, superior location, and great management it’s no wonder the Squaw Valley Lodge holds value better than most of the other developments! Come on by and see why; we are open every day. Until then, check out our upgraded website and links!
www.squawvalleyrealestate.com

Spread the word; our new property management arm is up and running with more property owners signing up! Check out this new website too! www.SquawTahoeVacationRentals.com!

See you in the outdoors!

Norm Anderson & Bob Gebhardt