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
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!
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 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!
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
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!
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