The ski areas are off to a slow start but most are open now with winter officially beginning December 22nd. The resorts that have improved their snow making abilities are doing well. By December 20th occupancy rates will be high to sold out for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. Here are some websites to find upcoming events, celebrations and weather conditions!

http://squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar

http://www.tahoebest.com/skiing/lake_tahoe_ski_reports.htm

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 were strong this fall and as we enter ski season interest should improve considerably. Real estate pricing is still low compared to 2007; as a buyer this is still a very good time to invest in your ski/boarding future for you and your family as we expect values to appreciate.

Our brokerage, 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 to view on our website. We invite you to tour the extensive listings and contact us for more information!

Squaw Valley Lodge offers condominiums 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 at the base of this fantastic ski area does make a difference, come see why!

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and will come by our Squaw Valley Lodge office to visit us. See you on the slopes!

The summer of 2012 is off to a great start with beautiful weather and great real estate opportunities.  There are also endless events beginning now!  Here is the link to the festivities, food, drink, music, and events happening in:

Squaw Valley most likely right next to the Squaw Valley Lodge!  www.squaw.com

North Lake Tahoehttp://www.gotahoenorth.com/highnotes/calendar.php

Lake Tahoe & Renohttp://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 sales are going well. There are still some deals to be had but prices seem to have stabilized and most of the quality, low priced units have been snatched up.  I believe prices will slowly start to climb as pent-up demand takes action on the opportunities and buyers see the long term investment value in Squaw.  So many changes may be coming as part of Squaw’s Renaissance, here the latest link:  http://www.squaw.com/squaws-renaissance

The 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 next to the 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 48 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.

Have a great summer!  We hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Since my last blog Squaw Tahoe Real Estate assisted the buyers of an incredible multimillion dollar Lake Tahoe lakefront estate!  This gorgeous and well maintained property was ideal for the new owners and their family.  We found the perfect property for our clients that had specific requirements that were met.  Thank you to all that assisted this transaction and especially to our clients that made working with them so enjoyable!

More good news!  We actually get Spring this year with warm weather in our forecast.  We still have almost two more weeks of skiing at Squaw and Alpine will be open weekends through May 13th.  Get out and enjoy it while it lasts.  Don’t forget about getting your next years Squaw Valley Ski Pass by May 7th, after that prices go up!  Here’s the link to Squaw season pass information:

http://www.squaw.com/the-mountain/lift-tickets-and-passes/season-passes

I figure you need to be updated on Squaw Valley’s five year Renaissance plans so here’s the link with the latest!

http://www.squaw.com/media/squaw-announces-details-for-50-million-capital-plan

Real estate in Squaw Valley has been consistently slow and prices are low!  It’s definitely a Buyers market with many fantastic opportunities to be had.  Pricing at the Squaw Valley Lodge is at 2003 levels with property priced at about 30% off of 2007-2008 sales comparables!

Deluxe Studios range from a low of $259k to $299k; our top floor, one-bedroom is only asking $399k, studio-lofts are $530k to $549,900.  We also have beautiful and spacious two bedroom units priced to sell at $785k and $795k.  Back in 2007-2008 these sold between $1.1M to $1.2M!!  There are great opportunities at every price level.  Considering all the planned improvements coming to Squaw Valley it really makes sense to own at Squaw Valley’s best location with the best amenities and the best managed property!