Best Buys – End Of Summer Madness! August 27

 Below you will find this week’s exceptional properties and homes, along with details and photos. Take a peek and explore the great opportunities that Truckee and Tahoe has to offer. And as always, feel free to contact me with any questions at all

11882 Rio Vista Drive
Capture the spectacular views of beautiful Truckee and surrounding mountain peaks from what could be your new home on this stunning lot in this desirable neighborhood of Truckee. Access USFS land up the street conveniently for all your recreational activities.
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A fantastic lot to build your dream home in this desirable neighborhood of Truckee. With over an acre of lush, wooded land, this lot backs to a National Forest and rests on a cul de sac to ensure privacy and tranquility. Corners are marked, survey and topo included. Perk & Mantel completed. Preliminary house plans already drawn. $200,000

 archery.jpg 15645 Archery View
AMAZING PRICE REDUCTION!! With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an artist studio and a family room, this amazing home in Glenshire backs to The Meadows and has room for your whole family and then some! Do you yearn for a home that shines with the day s essence, allowing you to forget about light switches till the sun goes down? This home, with a practical floor plan, an ideal quiet location, and a glorious outdoor living space is oriented to enhance the beauty of mountain living! $385,000
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11723 Snowpeak Way
This unit has been well maintained and it stands out in the crowd. Lower unit yet set up on the hill to capture magnificent views from the living area. Most appliances purchased in the last 2 years. Great rental history. Don’t miss the rec area for the Ski Bowl condo owners. Take a look at the substantial upgrades in the fitness area and lobby. $199,000
11902 Chateau.jpg 11902 Chateau Way
JUST REDUCED!Popular one story, three bedroom on level lot with beautiful trees and a large private deck in the rear of house. Well maintained, almost all furniture included as a convenience of the sale. Never rented! $475,000
8790Rainbow.jpg 8790 Rainbow Avenue
Great income potential. This duplex with 2 bedroom 2 bath units is close to Lake Tahoe, restaurants, ski areas and shopping. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Live in one unit and rent out the other. $186,900
Exterior.jpg 11832 Rhineland Avenue
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS!!! With views from Mt Rose to the Carson Range, Northstar to Stampede – take your pick – each view is more captivating than the next from this amazing custom home in Tahoe Donner. The spacious master suite has its own gas fireplace & steam shower, ensuring privacy and luxurious comfort. Additional features are a home theater (insulated for sound), an amazing kitchen, with granite counters & stainless steel appliances, a level backyard, an oversize garage, a central vacuum & so much more. $824,000
Unfurnished Monthly Rental
A Tahoe Donner immaculate downstairs unit condo for long term rental. On a quiet street with a private setting, backs to greenbelt. 2 bedrooms plus a den/office/3rd bedroom (no closet). Granite kitchen counters, 9ft ceilings, handicap friendly and so much more. Approx. 1340 sq.ft. built in 2001. PLEASE contact me with any interested parties’ info. $1400/month.   

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11298 Chalet Road
Premium golf course property, a one of a kind lot looking straight down the 5th fairway. The minute you will step thru the door you will recognize the value of this special setting of this well built home. High vaulted ceilings, cathedral like windows to bring in the nat. sun light, endless attention to detail on the finish work to make this home your choice. Master suite on the main level. Upstairs a bright loft, 2 bedrs, 2 baths & laundry room. 4th bedr. currently used as a bunk room could be family room. $895,000



Upcoming Hiking Trip
Our next hiking trip will take place Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 9 am at Loch Leven Trailhead. If you would like more information and to be added to my hiking list, please email me.
 samten_hm.jpg Special Event with Losang Sampten August 27 from 7-9pm
Generating the Mind of Enlightenment—the altruistic intention to become enlightened for the benefit of all sentient beings. Location: The new Sierra College Tahoe—Truckee campus, 11001 College Trail,  (530) 550-2225
n75480879719_9361.jpg Trails and Vistas
Trails and Vistas art hike heads to Squaw Valley for an interactive experience on September 11 & 12, 2010.

September Hike – Loch Leven Lakes

Our next hike will take place Saturday, September 18 at 9am at the Loch Leven Trailhead.

From Interstate 80, take the Big Bend exit (1-1/2 miles east of Cisco Grove and 6 miles west of the Soda Springs exit). From the exit ramp, follow old Highway 40 for 0.9 mile to the plowed parking area on the north side of the road. A Forest Service block building with a pit toilet is at the west end of the parking area. (Rainbow lodge is a quarter mile east of the trailhead).

August Hike Photos – Tunnel Creek

We had a stunning hike along Tunnel Creek, with amazing views of Lake Tahoe. These hikes are open to the public if you would like to join next month.

Realtor Magazine – 3 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Stocks are up 50 percent from the March 2009 bottom. Some commodities have risen dramatically. The only asset class left in the cellar is real estate, says Michael Murphy, editor of the New World Investor stock newsletter.

As a result, Murphy is advising investors to buy now for these three reasons:

Desperate sellers: Both home owners and lenders are eager to unload a flood of foreclosed and underwater properties. Buyers with the patience to push through these complex deals can save a bundle.

Little competition. Because most people don’t have what it takes to negotiate their way through short sales and REOs, patient investors are winners.

Low rates. Mortgage rates are at their lowest level in 40 years. If you believe inflation is inevitable, lock in now.
Source: MarketWatch, Michael Murphy (08/19/2010)

The Richardson House – Truckee

The Richardson House is a magnificently restored Victorian home located in the high Sierra town of Truckee, California. Built in the 1880s when Truckee was a Wild West railroad town, the home was situated on a hill above town by a wealthy businessman. Today, the home remains the centerpiece of Truckee as it overlooks the historic downtown and the Truckee River. Trains still pass through this once bustling railroad town, stirring echoes of a time that is sure to excite the imagination.

Lavishly resplendent, a stay at The Richardson House combines history and elegant luxury with modern amenities. No details were missed in the meticulous restoration of the grand home, whose antique furnishings, fixtures, Victorian textures and rich, inviting hues engage the senses at every turn.

Each of the home’s seven private rooms have their own distinct character and are designed to provide historical ambiance, luxury and comfort.

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