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Mortgage Rates Inch Up Slightly This Week

Mortgage rates across the board ticked up this week, but still hover near historical lows.

“Post-Brexit volatility tapered off over the last two weeks, allowing interest rates to bounce back a bit from their record (10-year Treasury yield) and near-record (30-year mortgage rate) lows,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “This week, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased 3 basis points to a still-quite-low 3.45 percent. With the Federal Reserve on hold and the UK monetary authority taking at least a one-month breather, we don’t expect any significant movement in mortgage rates in the near-term. This summer remains an auspicious time to buy a home or to refinance an existing mortgage.”

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending July 21:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.45 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 3.42 percent average. Last year a this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.04 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.75 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 2.72 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.21 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.78 percent, with an average 0.5 point, climbing from a 2.76 percent average last week. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.97 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

California home sales up double-digits monthly for first time since 2011

LOS ANGELES (July 18) – After a couple months of lackluster growth in transaction volume, California existing home sales rose to their highest level in nearly four years in June, as sales  surpassed the 400,000 mark for the fourth consecutive month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 450,960 units in June, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide. The statewide sales figure represents what would be the total number of homes sold during 2016 if sales maintained the June pace throughout the year.  It is adjusted to account for seasonal factors that typically influence home sales.

The June figure was up 10 percent from the revised 409,840 level in May and up 2.2 percent compared with home sales in June 2015 of 441,450 (revised). The month-to-month increase was the first double-digit monthly gain since January 2011 when sales of existing homes rose 11.3 percent from December 2010.

“Market conditions suggest that demand for housing will remain steady through the rest of the summer,” said C.A.R. President Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli. “However, inventory is still tight, especially at the low end of the market, and this keeps competition for those homes at an extremely high level.  The recent march of mortgage rates to ever lower levels will also add to the strong demand for entry-level homes.”

Rising demand combined with tight supply kept upward pressure on prices in June. The median price of an existing, single-family detached California home increased 5.5 percent in June to $519,440 from $492,320 in June 2015. June’s median price was 0.1 percent lower than the revised $519,750 recorded in May 2016. The median sales price is the point at which half of homes sold for more and half sold for less; it is influenced by the types of homes selling as well as a general change in values.

“The annual gain in the median home price is being driven by more sales at the mid-segment housing market, which comprise at least half of the overall demand,” said C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young. “Price growth appears to be cooling somewhat in San Francisco, where the 3.2 percent increase was less than the statewide gain of 5.5 percent.”

Other key points from C.A.R.’s June 2016 resale housing report include:

  • C.A.R.’s Unsold Inventory Index, which indicates the number of months needed to sell the supply of homes on the market at the current sales rate, dipped slightly to 3.2 months in June from 3.4 months in May. The index stood at 3.2 months in June 2015. At the state level, there were 2.6 percent fewer homes available for sale in June compared with a year earlier. The long-run average home supply is 6.1 months, indicating inventory levels are running at roughly 60 percent of normal.
  • The median number of days it took to sell a single-family home dipped slightly in June to 27.1 days, compared with 27.3 days in May and 28 days in June 2015.
  • According to C.A.R.’s sales-to-list price ratio*, tight inventories also appear to be driving final sales prices closer to listing prices, with sales prices slightly decreasing to 99.6 percent of listing prices statewide in June from 99.7 percent in May.
  • The average price per square foot** for an existing, single-family home statewide was $247 in June 2016, down from $248 in May but up from $237 in June 2015.
  • San Francisco County had the highest price per square foot in June at $837/sq. ft., followed by San Mateo ($793/sq. ft.), and Marin ($633/sq. ft.). Counties with the lowest price per square foot in June include Siskiyou ($122/sq. ft.), Tulare ($126/sq. ft.), and Kern and Kings ($131/sq. ft.).
  • Mortgage rates are expected to remain low in the foreseeable future due to global economic uncertainty. Mortgage rates declined in June, with the 30-year, fixed-mortgage interest rate averaging 3.57 percent, compared with 3.60 percent in May and 3.98 percent in June 2015, according to Freddie Mac.  Adjustable-rate mortgage interest rates slipped in June to an average of 2.78 percent, a decline from 2.81 percent in May and 2.99 percent in June 2015.

Graphics (click links to open):
June sales at-a-glance infographic.
Calif. existing home sales historical.
Share of sales by price range.
Historical condo sales.
CA sales to list price ratio.
CA price per square foot.

Note:  The County MLS median price and sales data in the tables are generated from a survey of more than 90 associations of REALTORS® throughout the state, and represent statistics of existing single-family detached homes only.  County sales data are not adjusted to account for seasonal factors that can influence home sales.  Movements in sales prices should not be interpreted as changes in the cost of a standard home.  The median price is where half sold for more and half sold for less; medians are more typical than average prices, which are skewed by a relatively small share of transactions at either the lower-end or the upper-end. Median prices can be influenced by changes in cost, as well as changes in the characteristics and the size of homes sold.  The change in median prices should not be construed as actual price changes in specific homes.

*Sales-to-list price ratio is an indicator that reflects the negotiation power of home buyers and home sellers under current market conditions.  The ratio is calculated by dividing the final sales price of a property by its last list price and is expressed as a percentage.  A sales-to-list ratio with 100 percent or above suggests that the property sold for more than the list price, and a ratio below 100 percent indicates that the price sold below the asking price.

**Price per square foot is a measure commonly used by real estate agents and brokers to determine how much a square foot of space a buyer will pay for a property.  It is calculated as the sale price of the home divided by the number of finished square feet.  C.A.R. currently tracks price-per-square foot statistics for 38 counties.

Leading the way…® in California real estate for more than 110 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States with 185,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.

June 2016 County Sales and Price Activity
Regional and condo sales data not seasonally adjusted

June-16 Median Sold Price of Existing Single-Family Homes Sales
State/Region/County Jun-16 May-16   Jun-15   MTM% Chg YTY% Chg MTM% Chg YTY% Chg
CA SFH (SAAR) $519,440 $519,750 r $492,320 r -0.1% 5.5% 10.0% 2.2%
CA Condo/Townhomes $413,110 $411,340 r $393,900 r 0.4% 4.9% 7.7% -0.1%
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area $477,230 $471,860 r $449,530 r 1.1% 6.2% 7.7% 1.9%
Inland Empire $319,100 $315,980 $297,230 1.0% 7.4% 8.3% 2.5%
S.F. Bay Area $841,960 $848,580 $748,340 -0.8% 12.5% 9.2% -6.9%
S.F. Bay Area                  
Alameda $803,000 $828,000 r $750,000 r -3.0% 7.1% 9.6% -11.8%
Contra-Costa $625,000 $595,000 r $555,000 r 5.0% 12.6% 9.6% -10.9%
Marin $1,218,500 $1,237,500 r $1,105,000 r -1.5% 10.3% 4.5% 10.9%
Napa $619,000 $645,771 r $609,000 r -4.1% 1.6% 31.7% 9.6%
San Francisco $1,350,000 $1,360,000 r $1,308,500 r -0.7% 3.2% 22.0% 11.0%
San Mateo $1,306,250 $1,392,500 r $1,300,000 -6.2% 0.5% 9.3% 2.1%
Santa Clara $1,050,000 $1,100,000 $990,000 -4.5% 6.1% 4.7% -4.0%
Solano $390,000 $385,500 r $353,000 r 1.2% 10.5% 13.1% -14.5%
Sonoma $608,000 $580,000 r $545,000 r 4.8% 11.6% 5.7% -10.7%
Southern California
Los Angeles $502,190 $467,290 r $473,290 r 7.5% 6.1% 6.9% 1.2%
Orange $759,490 $735,910 $716,730 3.2% 6.0% 4.3% -0.5%
Riverside $357,810 $353,900 $337,380 1.1% 6.1% 8.1% 4.4%
San Bernardino $245,220 $245,080 $231,300 0.1% 6.0% 8.6% -0.7%
San Diego $594,430 $591,800 $569,530 0.4% 4.4% 3.7% -4.4%
Ventura $674,310 $631,140 $634,190 6.8% 6.3% 17.8% 9.0%
Central Coast
Monterey $537,000 $540,000 $485,000 -0.6% 10.7% 20.9% 7.5%
San Luis Obispo $529,480 $558,750 $534,650 -5.2% -1.0% 17.0% 8.9%
Santa Barbara $742,000 $689,000 r $735,000 r 7.7% 1.0% -4.2% 2.2%
Santa Cruz $800,000 $800,000 $726,000 0.0% 10.2% -1.2% -27.0%
Central Valley
Fresno $242,240 $231,370 $223,150 4.7% 8.6% 14.0% 10.1%
Glenn $205,560 $176,670 $253,120 16.4% -18.8% 136.4% 73.3%
Kern $238,400 $226,800 $219,330 r 5.1% 8.7% 9.2% -1.7%
Kings $211,110 $216,410 $195,380 -2.4% 8.1% -16.5% -20.4%
Madera $234,720 $214,290 $199,000 9.5% 17.9% 12.5% 52.8%
Merced $207,580 $220,690 $206,080 -5.9% 0.7% 22.6% 12.6%
Placer $444,590 $433,140 $402,870 2.6% 10.4% 16.8% 0.5%
Sacramento $332,580 $323,000 $295,310 3.0% 12.6% 12.6% 1.0%
San Benito $511,500 $479,000 $479,000 6.8% 6.8% 40.4% 24.5%
San Joaquin $313,810 $319,190 $296,030 -1.7% 6.0% 7.2% -1.9%
Stanislaus $279,170 $267,000 $249,670 4.6% 11.8% 16.7% 0.5%
Tulare $211,820 $205,260 $194,170 3.2% 9.1% 2.3% 8.9%
Other Counties in California
Amador $320,590 $277,270 $256,250 15.6% 25.1% 15.9% 2.0%
Butte $277,980 $275,000 $253,660 1.1% 9.6% -4.9% -3.5%
Calaveras $325,760 $290,380 $256,580 12.2% 27.0% 10.6% 11.7%
Del Norte $200,000 $190,000 $212,500 5.3% -5.9% 18.2% 18.2%
El Dorado $468,380 $437,880 $410,320 7.0% 14.1% 10.2% 18.7%
Humboldt $285,580 $270,590 $273,280 5.5% 4.5% 14.7% 13.6%
Lake $259,720 $244,230 $211,670 6.3% 22.7% 20.3% -25.2%
Mariposa $268,750 $275,000 $281,250 -2.3% -4.4% 11.8% 26.7%
Mendocino $350,000 $330,000 r $305,100 r 6.1% 14.7% 20.0% 20.0%
Nevada $355,740 $358,140 $341,300 -0.7% 4.2% 40.4% 15.9%
Plumas $278,120 $225,000 $300,000 23.6% -7.3% 52.2% -7.9%
Shasta $243,670 $230,500 $235,170 5.7% 3.6% 13.1% 20.6%
Siskiyou $215,620 $174,000 $152,860 23.9% 41.1% -4.9% 11.4%
Sutter $253,570 $240,520 $236,000 5.4% 7.4% 39.0% 30.5%
Tehama $237,500 $175,710 $200,000 35.2% 18.8% 4.9% 13.2%
Tuolumne $245,240 $246,670 $248,610 -0.6% -1.4% 9.1% -4.0%
Yolo $398,980 $392,860 $393,590 1.6% 1.4% 5.8% 19.9%
Yuba $256,250 $216,250 $226,320 18.5% 13.2% 2.3% 6.0%

r = revised


June 2016 County Unsold Inventory and Time on Market
(Regional and condo sales data not seasonally adjusted)

June-16 Unsold Inventory Index Median Time on Market
State/Region/County Jun-16 May-16   Jun-15   Jun-16 May-16   Jun-15  
CA SFH (SAAR) 3.2 3.4 3.2 r 27.1 27.3 28.0 r
CA Condo/Townhomes 2.6 2.8 2.6 r 27.3 27.3 27.6 r
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area 3.5 3.8 r 3.6 44.1 45.1 r 45.6 r
Inland Empire 3.7 4.2 r 3.8 45.2 46.7 r 50.1
S.F. Bay Area 2.3 2.4 1.7 21.1 20.2 r 21.0 r
S.F. Bay Area
Alameda 2.1 2.2 1.4 r 17.7 17.5 17.5 r
Contra-Costa 2.2 2.4 0.9 r 19.0 18.0 19.1 r
Marin 2.5 2.8 2.6 r 27.7 25.2 29.6 r
Napa 3.9 5.0 4.2 47.5 42.0 46.4 r
San Francisco 2.0 2.5 1.7 24.3 21.1 20.8
San Mateo 1.9 2.0 1.5 18.3 17.8 18.2
Santa Clara 2.0 2.1 1.7 18.6 17.9 17.9
Solano 2.7 2.9 r 2.4 r 34.1 34.3 42.7 r
Sonoma 3.1 3.2 2.8 r 41.5 40.8 42.0 r
Southern California
Los Angeles 3.3 3.6 3.4 38.8 40.5 39.9
Orange 3.6 3.6 3.4 50.5 49.0 48.2
Riverside 3.6 4.1 3.7 48.9 50.7 53.8
San Bernardino 3.9 4.2 4.1 37.1 38.2 43.3
San Diego 3.1 3.1 3.2 21.4 22.1 22.7
Ventura 3.8 3.8 3.7 50.4 51.4 51.2
Central Coast
Monterey 3.6 3.9 3.7 24.9 24.8 26.2
San Luis Obispo 3.9 4.4 4.4 27.7 25.9 25.8
Santa Barbara 4.5 4.4 3.9 r 32.5 28.8 24.3 r
Santa Cruz 3.4 3.0 2.5 20.5 22.4 21.1
Central Valley
Fresno 3.3 3.8 4.0 25.1 25.8 25.6
Glenn 3.2 6.8 5.3 41.9 20.9 28.2
Kern 3.3 3.7 3.6 r 26.1 26.4 24.0 r
Kings 3.2 2.9 3.1 25.9 25.5 29.0
Madera 4.9 5.3 8.8 62.0 57.1 70.3
Merced 2.7 3.5 3.8 25.2 39.0 32.4
Placer 2.6 3.0 2.7 20.8 21.1 22.3
Sacramento 2.4 2.5 2.5 18.7 18.9 20.0
San Benito 2.5 3.8 2.2 25.5 19.9 31.0
San Joaquin 2.7 2.6 2.7 21.3 20.9 23.2
Stanislaus 2.6 2.9 2.8 20.3 22.0 23.1
Tulare 3.3 3.6 3.9 28.2 28.6 28.8
Other Counties in California
Amador 5.0 5.8 4.9 24.1 28.7 39.7
Butte 3.4 3.0 r 3.5 27.4 25.3 r 31.0
Calaveras 5.3 5.8 6.9 44.0 33.8 48.0
Del Norte 5.8 6.9 7.6 100.7 91.0 105.5
El Dorado 3.9 4.1 5.1 27.8 29.0 33.4
Humboldt 3.9 4.2 5.5 23.3 25.2 39.2
Lake 6.0 7.2 4.7 66.6 75.5 65.6
Mariposa 5.1 6.1 8.4 115.2 86.4 115.2
Mendocino 5.6 6.8 6.6 r 56.1 50.8 61.0 r
Nevada 3.5 4.8 4.3 22.9 29.5 25.4
Plumas 12.7 17.7 12.4 75.5 71.9 123.8
Shasta 4.1 4.7 5.3 28.2 36.4 29.2 r
Siskiyou 8.2 7.1 11.7 45.5 48.7 53.8
Sutter 2.0 2.8 2.8 24.5 27.0 27.4
Tehama 5.3 5.6 6.6 55.7 58.6 47.1 r
Tuolumne 6.6 7.0 5.9 38.3 25.7 22.4
Yolo 2.5 2.5 2.8 20.3 19.0 22.1
Yuba 2.6 2.5 3.2 19.4 22.4 24.9

r = revised

Source: California Association of Realtors

Tahoe Donner Beautiful Chalet for Sale

Tahoe Donner Chalet for Sale

Located near the new Adventure Center is this beautiful chalet style home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a separate laundry room, 2-car garage and an
unfinished storage space. Spacious great room. Large main suite. Stainless steel appliances. Two decks and a beautiful private patio with a gas firepit
merge the indoor and outdoor spaces. $35,000 photo-voltaic array has been paid for and provides free electricity. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Please verify.

Asking: $599,000  MLS #: 20162165

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Tahoe Donner Custom Home for Sale

Tahoe Donner Custom Home for Sale

Fabulous custom home, located on eastern edge of Tahoe Donner offering stunning views of the Carson Range & Mt Rose. Ideal floor plan w/great room & master suite on main level both facing east with mountain views. Home offers so many options for extended or multiple families. Second master suite is on mid level as well as rec/family room with access to hot tub & huge workshop/bonus room. Third level offers additional living space with 5th bedroom, wet bar, deck & separate entrance. Trail access out backdoor.

Asking: $989,000  MLS #: 20162170

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Brexit Hurts the Economy but Could Benefit the Housing Market

Treasury Yield 2016-07

On June 23, 2016, British voters decided that it was about time for the United Kingdom (U.K.) to break loose from the European Union (E.U.), as they voted 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of leaving the E.U. Global financial markets reacted violently to the “Brexit” decision, with the Dow Jones, S&P, and Nasdaq indices all tumbled 3.4 percent or more on the day the voting results surfaced.

Pound to dollar exchange rate also dropped sharply after the breaking news. In just a few hours overnight, as the “Leave” campaign gained momentum, the British pound to U.S. dollar rate hit 1.33, reaching the lowest level not seen since 1985. For US travelers going to the U.K. for vacation, that’s good news. The drop in the value of the currency means more bucks for your pounds when you are on vacation. But this is bad news for exports from the U.S. to the U.K., as Britons now need to pay more for the same American products, which could mean fewer goods being sold to the U.K. in the near future.

This direct effect on U.S. exports, however, appears to be rather limited, as the U.K. accounted for less than 4 percent of American exports of goods in 2015, which is equivalent to only 0.4 percent of U.S. GDP. The direct economic impact on the U.S. economy would be miniscule, even if the U.K. economy slipped into recession. The more significant damages, however, could be coming from indirect effects. The panic selling in financial markets around the globe was due primarily to uncertainty about the economic conditions of the U.K., the E.U., and the U.S. The health of the U.K. will take a hit in the upcoming quarters, as existing trade agreements with the E.U. and other countries started being questioned, while business investments to the country will be put on hold due to lack of clarity and confidence in the economic and political environment.

The housing market could benefit from the Brexit outcome though. Treasury prices soared as investors flocked to the perceived safe haven of government bonds amid a global stock selloff after the U.K. voted in favor of leaving the E.U. The yield on 10-year Treasury note ended down 16.4 basis points to 1.58 percent and the 30-year yield fell 13.1 basis points to 2.43 percent. This is good news for homebuyers as mortgage rates follow the same movement of the long-term Treasury yield. Rates were expected to remain near 4 percent for the rest of the year before the Brexit vote, but the latest development could potentially push rates further down to levels last seen in 2012. Brexit also pretty much slammed the door shut for any Fed rate hike this year, as tight financial conditions resulting from the meltdown in equity markets could decelerate economic growth in the U.S., as well as many economies overseas.

SOURCE: C.A.R.

Mortgage Rates Touch New 2016 Lows

In the wake of the Brexit vote, the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond plummeted 24 basis points. The 30-year mortgage rate declined as well, but not by as much, falling 8 basis points to 3.48 percent. This week’s survey rate is the lowest since May 2013 and only 17 basis points above the all-time low recorded in November 2012. This extremely low mortgage rate should support solid home sales and refinancing volume this summer.

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.48 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending June 30, 2016, down from last week when it averaged 3.56 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.08 percent.
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 2.78 percent with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.83 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.24 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.70 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.74 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.99.

Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following link for the Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.

PMMS Graph
Source: FreddieMac

Alpine Meadows Timber-Frame Lodge – Backs to USFS Open Space

Alpine Meadows Ski Property for Sale

Step into mountain elegance in this magnificent timber-frame lodge. Backing to USFS and numerous trails, hike to the PCT from your backdoor or ski home via Alpine Meadows side country and directly into the hot tub! A woodworking masterpiece with clear fir hand-milled doors and trim, hydronic-heated flooring throughout, a spacious chef’s kitchen, and a private master wing facing the forest. Heated copper roof gutters, heated 3 car garage with newer in-law unit above. This home is truly one of a kind!

Asking: $1,599,000  MLS #: 20162064

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Home with View of Northstar

Tahoe Donner Mountain Home with Open Floor Plan

Fantastic mountain home with level driveway, two car garage, open floor plan, south facing with lots of light. This home has an ideal floor plan. It consists of an open kitchen, living and master suite on the main level. Downstairs is two bedrooms each with a bathroom, separate laundry room, and game room. Large deck with views of Northstar and the surrounding forest.

Asking: $785,000  MLS #: 20161991

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Northstar Lake Tahoe Ski Condo for Sale

Northstar Lake Tahoe Ski Condo for Sale

Super comfortable, large 1,332 sq.ft. condo in a great Gold Bend private setting. Three spacious bedrooms, two baths, terrific open floor plan with cathedral ceiling. You’ll enjoy the decks for bbq’s, forest & open space views, morning sun and perfect for relaxing year ’round. Enjoy the active Northstar lifestyle with Tahoe’s finest amenities – skiing, golf, biking, tennis, pools, hiking, dining & entertainment! Complimentary year-round shuttle from Gold Bend to The Village & Ski Slope. Priced to Sell!

Asking: $459,000  MLS #: 20161997

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The Village at Squaw Valley® Celebrates Third Annual Art, Wine and Music Festival

Squaw Valley Art & Wine Festival

Squaw Valley bursts with color, taste and sound as two-day fundraising festival brings together fine artists, craftsmen, performers and musicians

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] June 23, 2016 – The Village at Squaw Valley announces the return of the popular Art, Wine and Music Festival July 9-10, where Squaw Valley will host the annual two-day event celebrating artists, craftsmen, performers and musicians. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features wine tasting from California wineries, three performance stages with live music, and restaurants, shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. All proceeds from the event benefit Achieve Tahoe whose mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence. Last year’s festival raised over $15,000 for Achieve Tahoe. The festival will take place on Saturday, July 9-Sunday, July 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

“We’re thrilled to see The Village come alive this July with the excitement of artists, musicians and wineries from across California,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “The Art, Wine and Music Festival is a vibrant gathering and we’re proud to partner with Achieve Tahoe, where all proceeds from the event will go toward providing adaptive sports and recreation resources for people with disabilities.”

Wine tasting will take place Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participating California wineries include: Lumen Wine Co., Nuclear Wine Co., Spicy Vines, The Henry Wine Group and Wrath Winery.

Live musical performances featuring music genres from around the world will take place Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Following is the complete music lineup:

Saturday, July 9

  • Main Street Stage
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Mind X Duo
    • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Piwai
    • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Karamo Susso Band
  • First Street Stage
    • 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: World Beatnix
    • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: World Beatnix
    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: World Beatnix
  • Funitel Plaza Stage
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Milton Merlos
    • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Milton Merlos
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Milton Merlos

Sunday, July 10

  • Main Street Stage
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Drinking with Clowns Duo
    • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Boca Do Rio
    • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Salt Petal
  • First Street Stage
    • 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: New World Jazz Project
    • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: New World Jazz Project
    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: New World Jazz Project
  • Funitel Plaza Stage
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Justin Ancheta
    • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Justin Ancheta
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Justin Ancheta

Aerial Tram rides at Squaw Valley
Aerial Tram rides run daily through September 5 and on weekends only September 10 through October 3, from 10:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., with the last download at 5 p.m. The Aerial Tram will be open with extended hours on Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 for Spartan World Championship Weekend. For complete details on the Aerial Tram and to purchase tickets online and save $10, click here. As an added bonus, guests who hike up to High Camp earn a free Aerial Tram ride back to The Village.

About The Village at Squaw Valley®
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features five restaurants, all with outdoor seating, bars, and eateries along with a variety of boutiques and galleries. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit squawalpine.com/lodging or call (866) 818-6963 to learn more.

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It’s time to get READY for wildfire!

There are things you can do right now to prepare your house to prevent fire.

We have experienced four years of drought conditions along with significant moisture this past winter leading to excessive grass growth which we anticipate will lead to an above average fire season.  Wildfires spread from the wildland to homes every year in California but there are things you can do now to help prevent it from destroying your home.

What does defensible space mean?

1. Lean, Clean and Green Zone.  A defensible space of 100 feet around your home is required by law.  Clearing an area 30 feet immediately surrounding your home is critical.  Remove flammable vegetation.

2.  Reduced Fuel Zone in the remaining 70 feetSpacing between plants improves the chance of stopping a wildfire before it destroys your home.

3.  Remove plants beneath trees.  These plants act like a ladder to the fire into the trees.

4.  Remove tree branches at least 6 feet off the ground.  This will prevent small ground fires from jumping into the trees.

5.  Move wood piles at least 30 feet from all structures.  Fires that get into these piles are difficult or impossible to stop the spread of fire to the home.

Other Tips:

A home checklist is available at Readyforwildfire.org under the defensible space tab, along with other valuable information.

Burning:  Currently there is a burn ban in effect.  Residential debris burning will not be allowed until we receive significant rainfall or snow later in the year.

Utilize the Green Bag program to remove debris from your yard or the landfill supplies a debris dumpster at a reduced cost, along with free trips to the landfill with yard waste, 6yd maximum

Hire a Defensible Space Contractor.  They are pros at quickly getting your yard READY and removing debris.

If you have any questions call Paul Spencer, Prevention Officer Truckee FIre Protection District 530-582-7850.

 

Squaw Valley Home with View of Painted Rock and Overlooking Squaw Creek

Squaw Valley Home with View of Painted Rock and Overlooking Squaw Creek

Fabulous home overlooking Squaw Creek, views of Painted Rock, minutes away from Squaw and Alpine. Enjoy the privacy of a cul-de-sac in Painted Rock Estates, featuring an open floor plan ideal for memorable gatherings. Impressive great room has high ceilings & dramatic granite fireplace. Gourmet kitchen features chef island & eat-in bar. Elegant Master suite enjoys romantic see-through fireplace to a spacious master bath and walk-in closet. Oversize family room with attached bathroom can sleep extra guests.

Asking: $1,688,000  MLS #: 20161922

Call (530) 448-3308 or email Scott Kennedy to see this Squaw Valley Home real estate property for sale.

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Tahoe Donner New Construction Modern Home with Open Space for Sale

Tahoe Donner Modern New Construction Home with Open Space for Sale

Brand new mountain modern home facing 7 acre open space parcel. Located close to town/new bike path. Features 3 beds/3 baths + family/rec room w/wet
bar & 2 decks (approx 2450 square feet). Light & bright great room w/floor to ceiling windows to take in the private setting and impressive granite boulder in front yard. KitchenAid stainless steel appliances including dual fuel range. Add’l features include 3 zone heating, wifi Tstat, wifi enabled garage door &
keyless front door, 9’plate heights & much more.

Asking: $939,000  MLS #: 20161953

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Tahoe Donner Home for sale with Open Floor Plan

 

Tahoe Donner Home for sale with Open Floor Plan

This beautifully maintained home is a must see. The gorgeous windows create a sunny, warm and welcoming feel to the home. The large open floor plan is ideal for families and entertaining guests. The sellers have taken meticulous care of this home…It feels brand new. Enjoy outdoor dinners and lounging on the back deck, while the kids run around in the spacious and level backyard. The house was recently stained, driveway was just sealed and the kitchen has a new dishwasher and trash compactor.

Asking: $842,000  MLS #: 20161939

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Truckee New Construction Mountain Home for Sale

Truckee New Construction Mountain Home for Sale

Brand new construction in the heart of Truckee. Spacious open floor plan with a mountain modern feel. A level entry leads you into a bright and sunny great room with floor to ceiling masonry fireplace and gourmet kitchen. The home is large enough for big families, offering 2 living rooms and a bonus loft, 3380 sq.ft and 2 large decks. A tried and true floor plan with main level living room/master and full bath. Downstairs 3 bedrooms, full bath with double sinks, laundry and TV room. Upstairs bonus loft.

Asking: $839,000  MLS #: 20161948

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Home for sale on Half-Acre

Tahoe Donner Home with View of Donner Lake

This lovely mountain home is sited on a half acre lot in Tahoe Donner. The great room features hardwood floors, timber accents and a massive stone fireplace. The large windows make you feel like the forest is part of your living space. The spacious deck backs to greenbelt, and if you want, walk to the top of the hill and enjoy the Donner Lake View. The small front deck is a great place for your morning coffee. This home is just yards from the Tahoe Donner trail system that takes you to the Euro Valley.

Asking: $749,000  MLS #: 20161925

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Tahoe Donner Luxury Retreat for Sale

Tahoe Donner Luxury Retreat

Gorgeous and comprehensively remodeled/expanded by esteemed Mark Tanner Construction, this legacy retreat offers 3,722 s.f. of luxury living. Uniquely designed with 3 bedrooms (beautiful master suite) on main living floor plus an office AND spacious bunk room upstairs adjacent to the loft, this exquisite enclave offers a beautiful great room, dramatic floor to ceiling windows, amazing chef’s kitchen (coffee & wine bars) plus spacious dining. Large rear deck, sun deck, spa & perennial gardens. Spectacular!

Asking: $1,295,000  MLS #: 20161917

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Northstar Home with Panoramic View of Golf Course

Northstar Home with View of Golf Course

Custom home in a spectacular location with panoramic views across the 9’th fairway of the Northstar Golf Course & Martis Valley. Large, open living area with river rock wood burning fireplace and huge windows to capture the views. Main flooring is antique reclaimed oak barn wood, completely remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets, Viking professional series stainless appliances, Bosch dishwasher, slab granite countertops, copper sink and slate flooring. Large family/game room with wet bar and more!

Asking: $1,449,000  MLS #: 20161914

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Truckee Mountain Home with Privacy & Acreage

Truckee Mountain Home with Acreage

Enjoy ultimate privacy among some of the closest acreage property to downtown Truckee. This 4 bed 3.5 bath mountain lodge located on 4.9 acres is zoned for horses and you can mountain bike from your front door. You will enjoy views of the Carson Range and Prosser lake while taking in the sunset and alpenglow from the great room and full wrap around covered deck. With bonus game room, guest house above garage and open kitchen/great room – this lodge is perfect for large families and entertaining.

Asking: $1,650,000  MLS #: 20161906

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The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of the Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Sierra-Tahoe Realty, inc. are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.  This listing courtesy of: Tahoe Mountain Realty.

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