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 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 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!

 

 

It’s mid-December 2011 and Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are open for business! At Squaw; Exhibition, Red Dog and Resort chairs are open while at Alpine; Meadow and Roundhouse chairs are open. We received snow early, in October but since then we’ve had nice, sunny, cold days. Snow making machines have been running allowing the two resort areas to open for business while we wait for the next big dump. We may be getting snow this week as a weak system approaches but not much. Read about the latest weather conditions and forecasts here: http://www.tahoeloco.com/weather-geek

Squaw Valley’s Renaissance message to the community is right here, check it out! http://www.squaw.com/squaws_renaissance

Real estate activity is increasing due to low pricing and anticipation of great things coming! There have been fourteen Squaw Valley condominium sales since October 1st and seven are currently in escrow. Prices are comparable to those we had at the turn of the century (great deals) and with the implementation of Squaw’s $50 million Renaissance and the joining of Squaw and Alpine Meadows ski areas the outlook looks bright.

Pricing has leveled out so now is the time to get your Squaw getaway! All of our listed properties at the Squaw Valley Lodge are priced competitively. We have comfortable, upgraded deluxe studios with a variety of views including units overlooking our pool area; a top floor, sunny south facing one-bedroom unit with vaulted ceiling, and top floor studio-loft condominiums with views of KT-22 and Shirley Canyon. What’s your ideal floorplan? We always have additional units coming on the market, 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 on our popular website, here’s that link: http://www.squawvalleyrealesate.com

Between Bob and I, 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

Get out and enjoy this new season and enjoy all the new improvements Squaw Valley USA has installed for you!

We’ll see you around a new fire pit with s’mores and drink in hand at the base of KT!

Hello From Squaw Valley!

This is the last big month of skiing and boarding in Squaw and there are many activities for everyone coming up this month ending with the Lake Cushing Crossing.  Skiing at Squaw continues each weekend through the end of May; that’s Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until closing on the 30th.  The mountain will also be running Monday, May 16th due to the Amgen Tour departing from Squaw Valley!  The Amgen Tour of California starts/ends Sunday May 15th in South Lake Tahoe and ends at Northstar; on Monday it departs from Squaw Valley and finishes in Sacramento.  Click this Squaw Valley USA link for events happening in Squaw Valley including the Amgen Tour.

Real estate in Squaw Valley continues to move.  Below are the sales of Squaw Valley condominiums since January 1, 2011 and all of the current listings of homes and condominiums in Squaw Valley.  Also, the current Squaw Valley Lodge price list. Read the rest of this entry

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Welcome to Squaw Tahoe Real Estate! Bob Gebhardt and Norm Anderson are the Squaw Valley real estate experts with combined experience of over 46 years of selling real estate in the Squaw Valley area. Bob & Norm have had the most sales at the Squaw Valley Lodge and have been selling real estate since 1985. In addition to serving Squaw Valley real estate, they also work the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee real estate markets. Our website has up-to-date information regarding the squaw valley real estate market, current local weather, snow & ski conditions, dining recommendations, links to Summer & Winter activities and other great bits of local information. Click on the link to begin your Lake Tahoe real estate search.