Stunning Crystal Bay home in historic neighborhood

March 22, 2009 is just not another new home .It is a contemporary gem that will be just perfect for the person seeking the Manhatten or SanFrancisco eclectic style of comfort.Located in Crystal Bay, Nevada,which adjoins Incline Village, Nevada,this neighborhood is nestled amongst massive boulders with striking Lake Tahoe views.Upon entering this home you will feel the jazz in the air.All of the finishwork is natural stone,wood and glass,with a real focus on  allowing  for natural light.Trinkie Watson,Realtor extrordinaire at Lake Tahoe,has put together a unique promotion on this home featuring the engineered interior glass stairs,which glisten like jewels.

Unless you know this small secluded area,you will never know it’s there.It’s a local secet for many owners that have lived in this area for generations. This enclave is also home to the “Stack Estate”,an amazing land opportunity encompassing oveer 1700 feet of frontage on Lake Tahoe with rolling bluffs encompasiing a point on this majestic property.

Okay,back to 30 Somers,there is an elevator from top to bottom,decks off the great room and the master suite with Lakeviews,and the house is just cool.Not a hint of mountain lodginess.The interior feels sturdy with the intent of perfection.This home is for the person that would be happy just looking out the window,and dreaming about their next adventure.The great news,you don’t have to go anywhere,because you will feel the energy in this unique and breathtaking,non suburban location

In this area ,there is a  easement allowing for access down to the Lake.I am told the beaches are private,but many a local partake on this hidden secret .

Bonus ski day on Monday

March 22, 2009

Take the Day off and go skiing Monday !

There is some great news and it’s not business related.We are so lucky to get this most recent  late winter storm with a least a foot of new snow,cool temps,and forecast for blue skies!This is why you live at Tahoe,or dream to live hree,not becuase of the amazing beauty,bluest skies,crystal clean water,crisp fresh air…all of which are priceless,but the amazing adventure right outside your front door .So get outside and be grateful that you live here.

What’s new and best buys in Incline Village

March 16, 2009

Come see on Broker tour tomorrow from 9am-11am Tuesday March 17.Debbie Hansen will be hosting with chocolate chip cookies.This property appraised for $850k a month ago per appraisal that seller attained for a refinance.The owners purchsed a year ago ,and are giving you their equity and $150k discount off where they purchased last year.This property has 4 bedrooms ,a separate family room with the second fireplace.One bedroom and one full bath are on the main level,and the other 3 bedrooms and 2 baths are upstairs.Beautifuk hardwood flooring in the great room and a stunning remodeled kitchen are the highlights.Low elevation,fenced yard,and a big outdoor deck are nice ammenities too.

Untangling the Truth

March 12, 2009

Read about the Chase International Forum held in Incline Village on March 7, 2009.  An incredible collaboration of real estate agents and industry experts.

What’s selling in Incline?

March 11, 2009

Not to brag,  but yesterday we closed the most expensive property of the year so far,620 Martis Peak at Lakeshore, in Incline Village, down by Burnt Cedar Beach.This is important to our market because this was a short sale successfully closed .What is a short sale? Simply the Seller owes more than the market will bear.The banks involved will not easily let the Seller off from their debt.We had the Buyer on this one, and patience is a virtue.Going into a short sale can be very rewarding,if you understand the rules,which are changing everyday.When this new property first came on the market over two years ago,it was listed around$5.5m…and brand new,and 7100′,with exquisite finishes.

There are many good buys which are not necessarily listed in our local Incline MLS.We know that there is a lot of information out there and that’s what we are here to assist you with.If you would like a copy of the Notice of Default list for Incline Village,please call us.If you would like to know more about why a short sale is a good way to stop the eroding market call us.There are Seller’s at every price level that may or may not be willing to negotiate,and that’s where we can help.We are out in the market everyday listening, and gathering information for our Buyer’s and Sellers.

In February, 460 Tuscarora a 6000′ built in 2004,with panoramic lakeviews,closed for full price,$2,950,000….in 30 days!There were 4 other sales for homes in February,1005 Apollo for $1,900,000.This was a distressed sale,but not a bank owned or bank negotiated short sale.615 Country Club was a bank owned property 4000′,closed at $1,060,000.This property sold just a few years back for closed to $1.5m,beautiful location and setting.House was nice,but had been stripped to the foreclosure mode,sad.

629 Village also sold in February,what a surprise,$1,050,000.Nice home,remodeled,natural setting….just a regular house,go fiqure.

The interesting fact is that these sales were in all different areas of Incline,both high elevation,low elevation and thes last two with no lake views.

We’ll note on condos later.Not much activity…but our was the highest priced condo to close ,at $850k.It was beautifully furnished and about 50 feet from the private HOA beach,no lakeview.We sold #39 with great lakeviews back in September for $1,325,000.It was a complete remodel  with 3 bedrooms,and some of the best lakeviews in the complex,off the lake.

Big news…Dickson Realty at the Lake has sold their offices at the Lake to Coldwell Banker,and will be focusing on Reno and Truckee.Stay tuned.