Northstar Custom Home Overlooking Golf Course

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Northstar Custom Home Overlooking Golf Course

VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS! Fantastic custom home with 2 very large decks overlooking the golf course and Martis Valley. Great room style living room, dining room and kitchen with vaulted ceilings and lots of large windows. Wood burning F/P in living room. Huge Master Bedroom suite with gas F/P, views and access to large deck with spa. Each bedroom has a private bath and two have spa tubs. Huge kitchen with lots of counter space and breakfast bar. Large unfinished room under master bedroom with stair access.

Asking: $1,150,000  MLS #: 20142886

To arrange for a tour of this Northstar California Ski Resort custom property for sale overlooking the golf course, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner – Mountain Home with 2 Master Suites

 

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Tahoe Donner – Mountain Home with 2 Master Suites

Enjoy mountain style living and comfort with high-end finishes. This stunning home includes custom log features and a state of the are kitchen and bathrooms. Open floor plan with plenty of room for gathering. Spacious bonus room/media room downstairs. With 2 luxurious master suites, this works well for multiple families. Trout Creek Recreation Center, The Lodge Restaurant and Tahoe Donner 18 hole Championship Golf Course are all within a short strolling distance. High end furniture included.

Asking: $1,095,000  MLS #: 20142800

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner luxury mountain home or sale with two master suites, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner – Unobstructed Views

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Tahoe Donner – Unobstructed Views Luxury Mountain Home for Sale

Designed with unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains, valleys and forests in mind, this like-new, Tahoe Donner home is a show stopper.  Mountain architecture features light and bright spaces w/walls of windows and expansive living areas on three levels. The thoughtfully designed floor plan includes four bedrooms (two of which are master suites), huge great room, spacious upstairs loft/rec room plus two car garage, meeting the needs for all of your family and friends. Vacation rental history available.

Asking $1,089,500 – MLS#: 20142720

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner luxury mountain home for sale with unobstructed views, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner – Stunning Mountain Home

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Tahoe Donner – Exceptionally Appointed Mountain Home

Stunning! This lower Ski slope home is a beauty, flat to gentle driveway, wooded yard, quaint comfort. Exceptionally appointed with granite countertops, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plank wood flooring, wood cabinets. An abundance of windows showcase the tranquil setting. Enjoy the spacious loft, the convenience of a mud room. The large 3 car garage is a major plus!

Asking $999,000 – MLS#: 20142850

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner exceptionally appointed mountain luxury home for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner – New Construction

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Tahoe Donner – New Construction

Beautiful new construction home located in a quiet level sunny neighborhood in Tahoe Donner. Popular floorplan has 4 bedrooms, a separate family room and an office or additional room for guests. Three large decks with privacy screens provides year round entertaining-includes a covered area for placing a hot tub. Special features include high ceilings, bright & spacious rooms, knotty alder cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, granite slabs in kitchen & bathrooms & a long flat driveway!

Asking $895,000 – MLS#: 20142704

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner new construction luxury home for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner – Open Floor Plan

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Tahoe Donner – Open Floor Plan Home for Sale

Located up the street from Trout Creek, The Lodge and the Golf course. Open floor plan with kitchen, dining, living area. Tons of natural light. Extensive mud room/airlock with plenty of storage and a locking owners closet. Level driveway with heated garage. Custom finishes including granite counter tops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, natural stone in the bathrooms, and mountain style light fixtures.

Asking $825,000 – MLS#: 20142801

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner luxury home for sale with open floor plan, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner Luxury Home with Open Space

 

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Tahoe Donner Luxury Home with Open Space

Breathtaking modern Tahoe Donner luxury home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on large lot with one of the most stunning private settings in Tahoe Donner, with elevated huge back deck overlooking gorgeous wooded lot. Two master suites with large custom bathrooms and both with Jacuzzi spa tubs. Features include Australian Cypress floors in kitchen/living, pine trim, separate game room, wine cellar, steam shower, GE monogram 6 burner stove, sierra antique hearth with 44″ Xtrordinair.  Driveway just resealed, great room floors refinished. 3 decks, travertine tile in all bathrooms, separate laundry room, 2 car garage and new roof in 2012.  Freshly stained, painted and all carpets replaced for complete “new home” feel. Driveway is NOT shared and there is common area on 2 sides (back and right side of home).

Asking $819,000 – MLS#: 20142782

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner luxury home for sale with open space, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner – Quiet Street Close to Pool & Tennis Center

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Tahoe Donner – Quiet Street Close to Pool & Tennis Center

Resort living comes easy in this popular floor plan. Gather friends in front of a warm fire in the floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the spacious great room.  Kids will love the separate family room with access to the backyard. Front & back decks expand the generous living area and make out door entertaining easy. The main level master suite provides the perfect retreat after a fun day in the mountains. This immaculate and charming home is located on a quiet street close to the pool & tennis center.

Asking $799,900 – MLS#: 20142777

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner home for sale on a quiet street & close to the Pool & Tennis Center, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Fast-Moving Markets’ Demographic Secret?

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
Though we’re heading into what is traditionally a slowdown in real estate as cooler temperatures and the holiday season looms, some markets are still seeing rapidly-moving sales. According to the realtor.com® September National Housing Trend Report released today, these markets have an interesting demographic similarity: large populations of engineers and Baby Boomers.

“When we see homes moving quickly in a particular market, we expect the trend to be supported by signs of local health like growth in economic production and employment,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com®. “This month, we also observed more out of the ordinary trends including high proportions of math and science professionals, as well as Baby Boomers in each of the fast moving markets. As the technology industry grows and aging Baby Boomers decide to make housing moves to support their retirement, we’ll continue to see strong housing demand associated with these factors.”

Here are the 12 markets that realtor.com® listed as the fastest-moving, with average properties spending less than two months on the market:

Oakland, Calif.
San Jose, Calif.
San Francisco, Calif.
Denver, Col.
Washington, DC
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash.
Houston, Texas
Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.
Austin-San Marcos, Texas
Omaha, Neb.
San Diego, Calif.
Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, Fla.

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Source: “Realtor.com® Data: Fastest Moving Markets Are Home to High Populations of Engineers and Baby Boomers,” Move, Inc. (Oct. 20, 2014)

Housing Starts Solidly Above Million Mark

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
The breaking of ground on new homes and apartments increased 6.3 percent in September to reach an annual 1.02 million-unit-pace. That’s the third time this year the rate has reached the one-million mark, which is considered a vital milestone in the homebuilding industry.

Most of the gains, however, were attributed to a surge in multifamily production, which rose 16.7 percent month-over-month, while single-family housing starts had a more modest 1.1 percent increase, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Economists say the gain in housing starts and permits in September signals the new-home sector is making a modest recovery and is showing signs of strengthening.

“These numbers show starts returning to levels we saw earlier this summer, where they hovered around one million units,” says Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. “We are hopeful this pattern of modest growth will continue as we close out the year.”

Last month, the Commerce Department reported housing starts tumbled in August by 14 percent. However, “September’s uptick reveals that last month’s dip in production was more of an anomaly than a market reversal,” says NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “I expect we will see a continued recovery as job creation grows and consumers gain more confidence in the housing market.”

Combined housing starts rose across the country, with the largest gains posted in the West (up 13.9 percent month-over-month), followed by the Northeast (up 5.3 percent), South (up 4.2 percent), Midwest (up 3.5 percent).

The sector will likely hold onto these gains. Permits, a measurement of future building activity, rose 1.5 percent in September to an annual rate of about 1 million units, led by a 4.8 percent gain in multifamily permits. However, single-family permits fell 0.5 percent to 624,000 units. The Northeast posted a 12.3 percent gain in permits, followed by an 8.2 percent rise in the Midwest and 5.9 percent in the West. The South reported a 4.7 percent decrease in permits in September.

Source: National Association of Home Builders and “U.S. Housing Recovery Rolls On as Groundbreaking Rises,” Reuters (Oct. 17, 2014)

Fannie, Freddie to Loosen Up on Lending

AILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
The regulator of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is reportedly working on a deal with the financing entities that will loosen up lending standards and make mortgages more affordable for those with less-than-perfect credit. The move is expected to expand home buyers’ access to financing, as tight credit the last few years has kept many sidelined.

The new rules reportedly will include a lower minimum down payment requirement (from 5 percent to 3 percent), in order for lenders to qualify to sell a loan to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That would bring down payment in sync with the Federal Housing Administration, which insures loans made to lower-income borrowers and first-time buyers. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee about 59 percent of all mortgages written.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates Fannie and Freddie, reportedly will include more safety measures to help lenders protect themselves from making bad loans. Lenders have faced numerous high-dollar settlements after issuing loans that later defaulted. The new agreement would give greater confidence to lenders so they won’t be penalized years after a loan is made, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The potential agreement “would allow credit to flow more freely to lower- and middle-income households,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told The Wall Street Journal. “That’s vital to getting the housing recovery moving forward.”

During the financial crisis, the financing giants faced steep losses as home loans defaulted. The spike was blamed on poor underwriting by lenders in ensuring that borrowers could afford their mortgages. In response, the companies, which were seized by the government in 2008, have had banks tighten their credit standards, which some critics say has gone too far and prevented many home buyers from qualifying for a home loan.

The Urban Institute has estimated that 1.2 million more mortgages would have been issued in 2012 alone if lending standards that were commonly used in 2001 were still in place.

“Understandably, after the [financial] crisis the pendulum of mortgage credit standards swung to a far extreme” Paul Leonard, California director of the Center for Responsible Lending, told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s now working its way back to a more moderate position.”

The FHFA is expected to formally announce the plans later this week.

Source: “Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reach Deal to Ease Mortgage Lending,” Los Angeles Times (Oct. 17, 2014) and “Mortgage Giants Set to Loosen Lending,” The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 17, 2014)

Tahoe Donner backing to Open Space and Golf Course

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Tahoe Donner home for sale backing to Open Space and Golf Course.

Beautifully updated, private, level, and backing to Tahoe Donner Open Space and the golf course. What more could you want in a home? This spectacular Tahoe Donner home features an open floor plan with grand high ceilings, new hickory flooring, two master suites, a large loft area, and one of the best locations in the
neighborhood! Level driveway makes access a breeze in winter! This home has been well maintained, recently painted, and is ready for some new owners to love it!

Asking $884,000 – MLS#: 20142664

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner home for sale backing to Open Space and Golf Course, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner ‘Old Tahoe’ Style

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Tahoe Donner ‘Old Tahoe’ Style Home For Sale

Enter a world of Old Tahoe style and sophistication in this luxurious custom masterpiece, perfect for entertaining or relaxing. This is a rare offering on a fabulous level greenbelt lot. This 4 bd, 3.5 ba home evokes a combination of the best of twenty-first century mountain living with old world graciousness. Designed and built with the finest woods, stones and metal, no attention to detail has been spared. Home built by local Tahoe company, Moore Creative Construction.

Asking $1,290,000 – MLS#: 20142623

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner ‘Old Tahoe’ Style home for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner Spectacular Golf Course Home

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Tahoe Donner Spectacular Golf Course Home For Sale

SPECTACULAR GOLF COURSE HOME IN ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE LOCATIONS IN TAHOE DONNER. This gorgeous home backs up to a wonderful wooded setting and then the golf course. Enjoy a near level entry, enormous open great room with towering pine ceilings and two seating areas, plus wet bar and a river rock surround fireplace! Relax in the hot tub on the enormous back deck (approx 1100 sq ft and one of the largest in TD), or play a round of horse shoes with friends, this is a marvelous home for entertaining.

Asking $985,000 – MLS#: 20142615

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner Golf Course Home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Home with Open Floor Plan

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Home with Open Floor Plan

Located up the street from Trout Creek, The Lodge and the Golf course. Open floor plan with kitchen, dining, living area. Tons of natural light. Extensive mud room/airlock with plenty of storage and a locking owners closet. Level driveway with heated garage. Custom finishes including granite counter tops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, natural stone in the bathrooms, and mountain style light fixtures.

Asking $825,000 – MLS#: 20142621

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner Mountain Home with Open Floor Plan, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980.

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Tahoe Donner with 2 Master Suites

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Tahoe Donner with 2 Master Suites for sale

This stunning home with 2 master suites is on a large sunny lot in desirable Unit 8. Featuring vaulted ceilings, a beautiful kitchen with granite counters and island, a large great room with a Lopi woodstove. hardwood floors, and sunny deck. Also upstairs are 2 bedrooms, full bath and the first master suite that has access to another deck. Downstairs has a large rec room, gas stove, 2nd large master suite, 3rd deck and laundry room. Airlock entry, large garage and small dog yard off the garage interior.

Asking $795,000 – MLS#: 20142632

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner mountain home for sale with 2 master suites, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Home with Private Backyard

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Home with Private Backyard

Functional, well maintained 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home plus rec room and loft area with level driveway backing to common area. Master & 2nd bedroom on main floor with deck access to private, wooded backyard. 2 more bedrooms with large “loft” area outside perfect for additional sleeping or kids play/tv area.  Spacious rec room with wet bar, fireplace and half bath could easily be 5th bedroom/bunk room. Additional features include alarm, central vacuum, extra deep garage with tons of additional storage.

Asking $789,900 – MLS#: 20142654

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner mountain home with private backyard, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner with Mountain Views

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Home with Views for sale

Built in 2007, this Tahoe Donner home is a great value! This home consists of four bedrooms including two
master suites, three and half bathrooms situated on a quiet lot with distance views of the mountains. Vaulted
ceilings in the living and dining room with a beautiful gourmet kitchen makes this the perfect house for
entertaining. Spacious front deck is just off the living room and the private back deck are perfect for evening
barbecues. Over-sized two car garage and tons of storage.

Asking $765,000 – MLS#: 20142638

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner mountain home with views for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner Custom Elegant Mountain Home

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Tahoe Donner Custom Elegant Mountain Home For Sale

Beautiful custom ,elegant home, with gourmet kitchen and large great room that opens onto an expansive front deck, perfect home for entertaining. Rear deck extends the entertaining options and overlooks a lovely greenbelt area for added privacy. Nice South facing exposure means the house is nice and bright and snow melts quickly in the winter months. Plenty of room for multiple families to gather together here and create family memories. Great location in TD, walk to Trout Creek rec center and The Lodge.

Asking $759,000 – MLS#: 20142650

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner custom elegant mountain home for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Setting

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Tahoe Donner Mountain Setting

Fantastic Mountain Setting! This beautiful Tahoe Donner home consists of 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home plus a spacious game room and private backyard.  Upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counter tops in the kitchen, laminate floors in both the kitchen and living room and vaulted ceilings throughout.

Asking $719,000 – MLS#: 20142608

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner mountain setting home for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner Home for Sale with Views

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Tahoe Donner Home for Sale with Views

This charming Tahoe Donner home with views of Hawk’s Peak, Frog Lake Cliffs and Castle Peak! The setting for this home is spectacular! This single story home is the perfect family home! Three bedroom/ two bathroom with a spacious living room & dining area, perfect for entertaining. Large back deck provides enough space for relaxing in the afternoon or hosting those Summer BBQ’s. The serenity of the location and breathtaking views make this home incomparable to others! Don’t miss out on this one!

Asking $529,000 – MLS#: 20142640

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner home for sale with views, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner Real Log Cabin

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Tahoe Donner Real Log Cabin for Sale

The quintessential log cabin in the woods. Enjoy all that Tahoe Donner has to offer in a real log home that’s been tastefully updated and lovingly cared for. Plenty of room for a group to gather and enjoy. Level access and a great forested setting on a large lot. Recent updates include new windows and recent painting and driveway staining make this ready for you just in time for winter. This is offered essentially turn key, and for a real log cabin, it should not be missed. Come and see it today.

Asking $549,000 – MLS#: 20142576

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner log cabin for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner Open Floor Plan with Custom Log Features

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Tahoe Donner Open Floor Plan with Custom Log Features

Enjoy mountain style living and comfort with high-end finishes. This stunning home includes custom log features and a state of the are kitchen and bathrooms. Open floor plan with plenty of room for gathering. Spacious bonus room/media room downstairs. With 2 luxuries master suites, this works well for multiple families. Trout Creek Recreation Center, The Lodge Restaurant and Tahoe Donner 18 hole Championship Golf Course are all within a short strolling distance.

Asking $1,123,000 – MLS#: 20142584

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner Open Floor Plan with Custom Log Features for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner Single Level Design

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Tahoe Donner Single Level Design

A well appointed Tahoe Donner home with a thoughtful single level design, and plenty of room for you to gather and make memories. Lovingly maintained with a warm mountain appeal inside, and a terrific forested setting outside, backing to a wooded greenbelt. The large great room is perfect for entertaining and the ideal place to relax with family and friends. The big master suite enjoys a great view of the forest, and the additional rooms are spacious and comfortable. This house is gorgeous. Come and see.

Asking $559,000 – MLS#: 20142515

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner Single Level Design, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Donner Custom Home with Carson Range Views

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Tahoe Donner Custom Home with Carson Range Views

Truly custom and well maintained Tahoe Donner 4bd + loft, 3ba home with Carson Range views built by local owner/builder. The main level includes a
bedroom, full bath, living room, dinning room, family room and private rear deck all wrapped around a spacious top of the line gourmet kitchen. Upstairs is a
large master suite with fireplace, two guest bedrooms, another bath and grand loft. This home is bright and sunny all day with skylights and tall windows.
One of the few homes with a flat driveway and views.

Asking $1,050,000 – MLS#: 20142524

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Donner Custom Home with Carson Range Views, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Lodge

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Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Lodge

The Bennett Flat Lodge is perched overlooking one of the most stunning meadows in the Sierra w/ a front row seat to the changing seasons and the rosy, golden glow of sunrises & sunsets. Finally crafted & grand yet rustically, cozy & elegant, the mountain-contemporary design is grand in size and scale, yet warm & inviting on those brisk winter days. Timber framed & architecturally enchanting, this spacious home offers beautiful balance w/ an array of exotic hardwoods, cut stones, ironwork & custom finishes.

Asking $1,700,000 – MLS#: 20142464

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Lodge, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Completely Remodeled Mountain Home

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Tahoe-Donner Completely Remodeled Mountain Home

A completely remodeled, south facing mountain home, with impeccable finishing touches. This home comes complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, vaulted ceilings in the living,dining, and kitchen area. Easy winter access with plenty of parking, over sized two garage, with Tahoe Donner amenities all within a short distance. Year round or vacation, this home is a must see!

Asking $519,000 – MLS#: 20142441

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Completely Remodeled Mountain Home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Cozy Mountain Cabin

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Tahoe-Donner Cozy Mountain Cabin

This beautiful home is ideally located in a desirable Tahoe Donner neighborhood amid the championship golf course. You’ll appreciate the love and care that went into this stunning home; immaculately maintained, it shows pride of ownership throughout. Tastefully elegant yet maintaining that cozy mountain cabin atmosphere with slate tile floors, pine accents and rustic color schemes. Landscaping, huge loft, laundry/mudroom, patio, horseshoe pit, wood and gas stoves are just a few of the bonus features.

Asking $600,000 – MLS#: 20142373

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Cozy Mountain Cabin, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner on Swiss Lane near Golf and Amenities

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Tahoe-Donner on Swiss Lane near Golf and Amenities

This lovely mountain home, set on one of the most prestigious streets in Tahoe Donner has been recently updated with gorgeous new flooring, light fixtures, and granite counters. Wonderful open floor plan with a main level master bedroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms with an additional loft space ideal for an additional living space. Nicely wooded lot with wonderful privacy out the back, and just the right amount of sun! Short walk to trails, golf, & all the amenities
TD has to offer.

Asking $699,000 – MLS#: 20142385

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner on Swiss Lane near Golf and Amenities, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner European Chalet

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Tahoe-Donner European Chalet

Here’s a beautiful European chalet ready for your family! Lovely mountain & ski hill views abound and easy walk to the Tahoe Donner Cross Country & Equestrian facility. Spacious, filled with light, windows & lots of privacy, you’ll enjoy a well designed, open floor plan, dining room with easy indoor/outdoor living. Three bedrooms, large upstairs office/family room (or additional bedroom) and a remodeled master suite with pretty views. BIG garage, lots of storage & easy access to amenities year ’round. WOW!

Asking $699,000 – MLS#: 20142376

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Tahoe-Donner Golf Course Home with Bright Open Living

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Tahoe-Donner Golf Course Home with Bright Open Living

Get into the swing of things in this terrific Tahoe Donner golf course home. Enjoy the unique setting, the best of both; golf course fairway views amongst the forested greenbelt setting. This home has been meticulously maintained, pride of ownership shows throughout. This residence features a light and bright open living space with an inviting great room, spacious dining & kitchen areas. A bonus lower level multi-purpose room, 3 decks and generous guest rooms complete this golf course home.

Asking $829,000 – MLS#: 20142369

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Golf Course Home with Bright Open Living, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Super Mountain Home

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Tahoe-Donner Super Mountain Home

Super mountain home with great space-large living room, dining area and separate family, bonus and storage rooms on the lower level. Granite counters and hickory cabinets in the kitchen. New carpet, refinished pine flooring, fresh interior and exterior paint, decks-just stained, Trane internet connect heat and cooling with a humidifier and air filtration (allergen free air), closet organizers throughout, whole house 7 stage water filtration, newer stainless appliances and an electric car charger.

Asking $670,000 – MLS#: 20142398

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Mountain Home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Martis Camp Stunning Home with Views of High Sierra Crest

Martis Camp Stunning Home with Views of High Sierra Crest

Martis Camp Stunning Home with Views of High Sierra Crest

With breathtaking views of the High Sierra Crest, this stunning 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home is within walking distance of Martis Camp’s direct ski connection to Northstar California and the Summer Aerial Adventure Park, making it ideal for the family that treasures recreation as much as relaxation.

Asking $5,995,000 – MLS#: 20141847

To arrange for a tour of this Martis Camp Stunning Home with Views of High Sierra Crest, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Martis Camp Rustic & Modern Cabin

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Martis Camp Rustic & Modern Cabin

A standout Home in Martis Camp, architecture by Dennis E. Zirbel, built by NSM Construction, Interior Design by Julie Johnson-Holland. Rustic, multi-dimensional reclaimed siding wraps the traditional Tahoe forms to create a warm, cozy cabin from the outside. Modern finishes like rolled steel “shingles” contemporize the effect. Ideally located across from the Family Barn, backing to the beautiful grassy lawn. Walk to the fishing pond, the Family Barn and to Camp Lodge. An incomparable cabin not to miss.

Asking $3,295,000 – MLS#: 20141042

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Martis Camp Level Estate Lot with Cul-de-Sac Privacy

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Martis Camp Level Estate Lot with Cul-de-Sac Privacy

Experience a perfect blend of indoor-outdoor living with this 4/4.5 modern Ryan Group/NSM Const. masterpiece set on a level estate lot with cul-de-sac privacy. The designers set out to deliver spaces with well-conceived & thoughtfully-detailed solutions for enhanced mountain living. The clean lines and expansive windows in this mountain modern home exemplifies those thoughts with 3800 sq/ft spread over 1.6 acres. 2 master suites, office, lookout lounge, outdoor living room w/fireplace – ready to entertain!

Asking $3,725,000 – MLS#: 20141149

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Martis Camp Golf Log Home on 5th Fairway

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Martis Camp Golf Log Home on 5th Fairway

A finely crafted Bruce Olson log home estate situated on 1.7 acres on the 5th fairway of the Tom Fazio golf course in Martis Camp. 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, with 1141 sf heated garage and 3400 sf heated outdoor terraces -The grand living room is complimented by a granite stone fireplace, wide plank European oak flooring and massive log beams. Media room, large bunk room, game loft and private guest suites provide room for families who desire the Tahoe lifestyle.

Asking $7,950,000 – MLS#: 20141354

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Lahontan One-of-a-Kind Contemporary with 4 En-Suite Bedrooms

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Lahontan One-of-a-Kind Contemporary with 4 En-Suite Bedrooms

One-of-a-kind home on the quiet side of the practice range that will never be duplicated in Lahontan. Contemporary interiors behind an understated traditional façade, with detail that must be seen to be appreciated. Alaskan Sitka Spruce interiors, stained yellow cedar exteriors. 4 separate en-suite bedrooms, office, library, game room with pool table & wet bar, family room with full entertainment center, 300 bottle cooled wine cellar. Turn key situation to include 2 works of art commissioned for the home.

Asking $4,995,000 – MLS#: 20141970

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan One-of-a-Kind Contemporary with 4 En-Suite Bedrooms, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Martis Creek overlooking Northstar Lookout Mountain

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Lahontan Martis Creek overlooking Northstar Lookout Mountain

Pristine Martis Creek setting opens onto the protected creek, with beautiful mountain views from the spectacular Great Room overlooking Lookout Mountain. This Luxurious Mountain Home was designed by Ward-Young Architects & built by Erhardt Construction. This 5-bedroom home includes 4 bedrooms, great room, den & play room in the main house plus a separate 1br/1ba guest house. Inside, Hickory & Sierra Antique flooring, chisel cut Granite counters & impressive Granite fireplaces complete the mountain ambiance.

Asking $2,850,000 – MLS#: 20140338

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Martis Creek overlooking Northstar Lookout Mountain, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Beautiful Renovated Home

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Tahoe-Donner Beautiful Renovated Home

Stunning, this beautiful home have been renovated! Gleaming hickory wood floors, an abundance of windows affords plenty of light and showcases the very private and wooded rear yard, there is nothing to do but move in! very gentle driveway.

Asking $649,950 – MLS#: 20142308

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Beautiful Renovated Home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Golf with Panoramic Views of Alpine Meadow and Carson Range

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Lahontan Golf with Panoramic Views of Alpine Meadow and Carson Range

A truly majestic setting with panoramic views of the alpine meadow and Carson mountain range to the rear on an acre plus lot!. This custom home designed by MWA architects and built by Lexor Builders has abundant natural light with expansive windows that showcase the spectacular views. The exquisite combination of traditional mountain architecture with the softening Mediterranean accents sets this home apart. An expansive bonus room includes wet bar & three separate areas for media/pool table/card table!

Asking $2,850,000 – MLS#: 20140369

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Golf with Panoramic Views of Alpine Meadow and Carson Range, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan with Panoramic Golf and Mountain Views

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Lahontan with Panoramic Golf and Mountain Views

A stunning home on Lahontan’s 4th green with panoramic golf and mountain views. Spacious and sophisticated with 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, family room, office, formal dining, breakfast nook and oversized 3-car garage. A classic great room with massive stone fireplace, large family room with full bar, and wine room.

Asking $2,795,000 – MLS#: 20140033

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan with Panoramic Golf and Mountain Views, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Golf Luxury Family Retreat

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Lahontan Golf Luxury Family Retreat

A large family retreat, a luxurious custom heavy timber home with meadow and mountain views. Backing to open space, secluded and private on Lahontan’s 100 acre preserve. An easy walk to golf, spa, and the Lahontan lodge. Beautifully maintained and decorated with 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, library, den, office, gallery, a large master suite, and a spacious bunk room/ family room with bath. Great outdoor living in a peaceful pine grove with large paver entertaining areas, and an all season covered hot tub.

Asking $2,795,000 – MLS#: 20141167

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Golf Luxury Family Retreat, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Golf Classic Mountain Retreat

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Lahontan Golf Classic Mountain Retreat

Beautifully situated on a sunny rock outcropping above the 5th green. A rich palette of materials and finishes, come together to interpret, define and highlight the vision of this classic mountain retreat. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, family room, and attached garage. Intimate patios, unique outdoor spaces, and walls of windows enhance the feeling of living in the forest.

Asking $2,395,000 – MLS#: 20132215

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Golf Classic Mountain Retreat, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Mountain Cabin near National Forest Access

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Tahoe-Donner Mountain Cabin near National Forest Access

This cabin is ideally situated on a great flat lot, less than 5 minutes walk from the Trout Creek Rec. Center, and even closer to National Forest access at the end of the street. Well suited for two families or a large group, with living areas on both floors, and plenty of toys. Sunny decks both front and back, and a peaceful quiet setting. This is a great affordable opportunity to begin taking advantage of everything Tahoe Donner has to offer. Offered mostly furnished with few exceptions. This is it.

Asking $625,000 – MLS#: 20142246

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Mountain Cabin near National Forest Access, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Private Cul-de-Sac with Views

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Lahontan Private Cul-de-Sac with Views

On a private cul-de-sac at the driving range, very private with alpenglow views to Mt. rose and 18th fairway. Walking distance to the clubhouse and spa and Par 3 course. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, great room with 2-story fireplace, loft, patios and fire pit. Big comfortable family home great location.

Asking $2,295,000 – MLS#: 20140431

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Private Cul-de-Sac with Views, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Golf Carmel Cabin Mountain Estate

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Lahontan Golf Carmel Cabin Mountain Estate

Live the good life in this beautiful, Lahontan, mountain estate reminiscent of peaceful Carmel. Carmel Cabin, is the perfect combination of rustic mountain architecture and seamlessly accented stone design. This Sandbox designed home boasts 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a picture perfect guest house complete with one of the homes seven fireplaces, a two car garage, and relaxing golf and mountain views. This private home has an in-ground spa, stout finish work, a kitchen suited for entertaining, and carport.

Asking $2,225,000 – MLS#: 20142184

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Golf Carmel Cabin Mountain Estate, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Golf 4th Fairway with 3 Master Suites

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Lahontan Golf 4th Fairway with 3 Master Suites

Beautifully designed Lahontan home, close to tennis courts and pools, 3 master suites, with a modern new addition for separate master suite and deck. 5 bedroom 4 1/2 bath home with views of the 4th fairway, gooseneck lake and Mount Rose peak.

Asking $1,750,000 – MLS#: 20140785

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Golf 4th Fairway with 3 Master Suites, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Cul-de-Sac with Mt. Rose and Martis Valley Views

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Lahontan Cul-de-Sac with Mt. Rose and Martis Valley Views

Single story living on a cul-de-sac with Mt. Rose and Martis Valley views. Easy living with 3 bedrooms, all ensuite, a large family room with beautiful wood work and a finely crafted bar, cozy den and spacious kitchen. The private back yard is fenced and great for children and pets.

Asking $1,695,000 – MLS#: 20141207

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Cul-de-Sac with Mt. Rose and Martis Valley Views, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan One Acre with Large Guest House

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Lahontan One Acre with Large Guest House

This home is situated on a nicely wooded one acre lot with southern exposure and plenty of room to enjoy he outdoors. The floor plan incorporates living spaces to get away from it all including a large quest house, a reading room, and a loft area. This generous floor plan also has three bedrooms in the main house and a fourth bedroom as part of the guest house. finishes include stone flooring, cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, and stainless-steel appliances.

Asking $1,525,000 – MLS#: 20141060

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan One Acre with Large Guest House, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Lahontan Contemporary Mountain Home

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Lahontan Contemporary Mountain Home

 

This contemporary masterpiece captures the essence of true mountain living while maintaining a clean, modern presentation.The overall feel of this home is welcoming & refreshing; an experience enhanced by thoughtful design & functional living. Each room invites you to appreciate the intentional connection between your outdoor mountain surroundings & the peaceful indoor enclaves. Sweeping views of the golf course, Northstar, & the Sierra Crest. You will
appreciate the flow and ease of life at this retreat!

Asking $5,899,000 – MLS#: 20130648

To arrange for a tour of this Lahontan Contemporary Mountain Home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Martis Camp Contemporary Architecture

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Martis Camp Contemporary Architecture

Stunning Blaze Makoid contemporary architecture captures the essence of high mountain living. This 5 bedroom home is geared for the active family but also room to breathe and relax. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the elevated rooftop terrace, kids can play in the rumpus room and families can gather around the fireplace or soak in the hot tub for hours of genuine down time. Henrybuilt cabinetry, Weiland doors, and home automation are a few of the exquisite finishes to be enjoyed by owners.

Asking $6,795,000 – MLS#: 20141891

To arrange for a tour of this Martis Camp Contemporary Architecture, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Golf Mountain Home on the 3rd Green

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Tahoe-Donner Golf Mountain Home on the 3rd Green

Beautiful four bedroom, four bathroom, two car garage home including huge bonus room w/ wet bar on the 3rd green in Tahoe Donner. Three of the four bedrooms are in suite w/ bathrooms including artful stone work. The spacious living room is open to the kitchen & perfect for entertaining the entire group.  This home has four decks, a gourmet kitchen, 9 foot ceilings on the lower level, central vacuum, and charming, wood wrapped, vaulted ceilings in the main living area.

Asking $999,000 – MLS#: 20142293

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Golf Mountain Home on the 3rd Green, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner – Mountain Setting – backs to Ski Hill

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Tahoe-Donner – Mountain Setting – backs to Ski Hill

After a fun day on the slopes at Tahoe Donner Ski Hill you can ski home if you live in this charming 4 bedroom mountain home! Backing to acres of common area forest and the ski slopes, this home offers a private setting with mountain views. Gather friends & family around a fire in the magnificent rock fireplace or enjoy dinner on the huge back deck on summer evenings. The spacious great room is perfect for entertaining & the main level master is your retreat at  the end of a fun day in the mountains!

Asking $899,900 – MLS#: 20142287

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Mountain Setting that backs to the Ski Hill, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Ultimate Ski Cabin

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Tahoe-Donner Ultimate Ski Cabin

The ‘ultimate’ Ski Cabin for year’round fun! Bedrooms and Bathrooms on both levels; plus a good sized loft overlooking the living-room. Superior views from  all the large windows as well as from the over-sized deck. Freshly painted interior and no more than a year old carpet, throughout. Upstairs bedroom does not have a closet built in, but plenty of space to add one. Kitchen features granite counters and nice appliances; newer, approved, wood stove in the living room and the garage has interior access.

Asking $549,900 – MLS#: 20142297

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Ultimate Ski Cabin, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Mountain Golf Home on 8th Fairway – Ironwork & Stonework

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Tahoe-Donner Mountain Golf Home on 8th Fairway – Ironwork & Stonework

Beautiful, functional, spacious home on 8th fairway! 3 car garage, two master suites, upstairs family room. Perfect location, close to everything and level!   Covered deck off master, huge mossy granite hearth in great room, custom ironwork and stonework! Nice furnishings most included with good offer. Must see!

Asking $1,695,000 – MLS#: 20142248

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Mountain Golf Home on the 8th Fairway, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Classic Mountain Home – Swiss Lane Location

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Tahoe-Donner Classic Mountain Home – Swiss Lane Location

A peaceful sunny Swiss Lane location. Beautifully maintained, mostly furnished and a level drive. A classic mountain home with 4 large bedrooms, including 2 master suites, 3 baths, and a spacious great room and family room.

Asking $835,000 – MLS#: 20142241

To arrange for a tour of this sunny Tahoe-Donner Classic Mountain Home with a Swiss Lane location, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Panoramic Views of Northstar & Martis Valley

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Tahoe-Donner mountain home with panoramic views of Northstar & Martis Valley

Fantastical Views, no matter where you turn in this house! See Prosser, Tinkers Knob, Northstar, Martis Valley,
Alder Hill just to name a few from the luxury of your own home. Owners have lovingly maintained and upgraded
interior of home with out sacrificing character and charm. Bonus room downstairs with established plumbing
that can be changed to another half bath, currently being used as laundry room. **All information deemed
reliable, but individual should conduct own investigations.

Asking $579,000 – MLS#: 20142183

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner mountain home with panoramic views of Northstar & Martis Valley, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Bavarian Style on Premier Double 16th Fairway Lot

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Tahoe-Donner Bavarian Style on Premier Double 16th Fairway Lot

Stunning knoll top wooded setting for this Majestic home on premiere double 16th fairway lot. Bavarian craftsman style exterior is accented with indigenous stone, logs pillars and stucco. Custom design reflects character and environmental architecture and accommodates multiple families & guests with separate access with it’s huge interior spaces, nooks & other personal areas. Wood walls, ceilings and built-ins warm the interior with formal dining, loft & guest suite/4th bedroom/media room.

Asking $1,250,000 – MLS#: 20142208

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Bavarian Style on a premier double 16th fairway lot, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Martis Camp Retreat with Three Master Suites

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Martis Camp Retreat with Three Master Suites

A brilliant design incorporates curved roof lines and modern elements for the active mountain family retreat. With over 7000 SF of comfortable living, the home boasts 5 bedroom suites and 6.5 baths. Three master suites all with fireplaces, south facing views, and spa inspired baths, a teen suite with bunks for 6 and a two bedroom queen suite allowing families to gather and entertain. Game room with built in bar and Full Swing golf simulator and pool table provides fun for the whole family. A true playhouse.

Asking $6,950,000 – MLS#: 20141889

To arrange for a tour of this Martis Camp Retreat with Three Master Suites, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Martis Camp Mountain Cabin at End of Cul-de-Sac

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Martis Camp Mountain Cabin at End of Cul-de-Sac

 

Martis Camp putting course cabin is located at the end of a cul de sac with a babbling stream running by. This mountain modern cabin mixes white paneling with warm wood and reclaimed barnwood. Master bedroom with fireplace provides a relaxing retreat and a detached library offers extra room to play games or read a book. Can’t forget the bunk room for the kids! The extensive outdoor living is steps away from the putting park and the park pavilion offering ease of access to the many amenities.

Asking $3,575,000 – MLS#: 20141822

To arrange for a tour of this Martis Camp Mountain Cabin at End of Cul-de-Sac, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Martis Camp Mountain Home with Views of Lookout Mountain

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Martis Camp Mountain Home with Views of Lookout Mountain

Great location within a short walk and within sight of the Family Barn and fishing lake. The expansive back patio and decks have beautiful views of Lookout Mountain the fishing lake, and great southern exposure. Master bedroom and junior master on main level, and bunk room and guest suite upstairs. Home is completely wired for alarm, cameras, sound, heated floors, heated toilets, and electric car chargers. Finishes are all high-end: granite counter tops, alder trim, hickory floors, and built-in cabinets.

Asking $3,295,000 – MLS#: 20142266

To arrange for a tour of this Martis Camp Mountain Home with Views of Lookout Mountain, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Copenhagen Home – Remodeled & Upgraded

Tahoe-Donner Copenhagen Home - Remodeled & Upgraded

Tahoe-Donner Copenhagen Home Remodeled & Upgraded

Stunning, absolutely stunning! This home had a serious remodeled and the owners spared no expense. Beautiful Kitchen with wood cabinets, granite countertops stainless steel appliances. Great for entertaining as the kitchen opens to a large dining area and specious living room with a cozy Extraordinaire fireplace. The abundances of window adds lots of light and showcases a very private, peaceful rear yard setting. This is definitely a house you don’t want to miss. Call for a list of upgrades!

Asking $625,000 – MLS#: 20142079

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Meadow home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Privacy on a Double Lot

Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Privacy on a Double Lot

Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Privacy on a Double Lot

Exquisite construction and finish work await in this spectacular custom home nestled on a private, DOUBLE .41/acre lot on prestigious Bennett Flat. This spacious, luxurious enclave offers ~4,120 sf, 4 en-suite bedrooms, (FABULOUS master suite with sauna/Jacuzzi tub/gas fireplace/dual closets), BIG family room downstairs, media room, chef’s kitchen w/ every accoutrement, spacious executive office w/ built in cabinetry, perennial landscaping, BIG deck, porte-cochere, massive 3 car garage and more. AMAZING!

Asking $1,350,000 – MLS#: 20142070

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Meadow home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Meadow

Tahoe Donner Bennett Flat Meadow Home for Sale

Enjoy life on Tahoe Donner’s prestigious Bennett Flat Meadow! You’ll love this well maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with an open floor plan, huge windows, BIG deck on the Meadow and a fabulous location! Lots of space for friends and family and well maintained, this well designed layout offers an open kitchen and dining area, separate laundry/mud room, master suite on first floor + 2 more bedrooms, upstairs loft, HUGE master, office/5th bedroom.  Lovely views through the many windows and move in ready!

Asking $849,000 – MLS#: 20142098

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Bennett Flat Meadow home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Skislope Way Home with Panoramic Views

Tahoe Donner Skislope Way Panoramic Views

Tahoe Donner Skislope Way Panoramic Views

With captivating views from every angle, this custom home offers European charm with comfort and efficiency. Fit for a chef, this large well appointed kitchen includes etched cherry cabinets, Viking 6 burner stove, wine fridge, and Kitchen Aid appliances. Floor to ceiling windows capture spectacular views in this dramatic great room, complete with cozy reading nook and marble hearth. With 2 luxurious master suites one on main level with fluted gas fireplace and the 2nd master with gas stove this home also has a separate office & 2 laundry rooms. Plenty of space for everyone with separate family room with full wet bar and access to covered deck. Assessors office shows sq. ft. to be 3,951, building dept. shows 4,086. Buyer to make own investigation as property is not being sold on a price per square foot basis.

Asking $1,249,000 – MLS#: 20141174

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Skislope Way mountain home with panoramic views, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Pinnacle Loop Panoramic

Tahoe-Donner Pinnacle Loop with Panoramic Views

Tahoe-Donner Pinnacle Loop with Panoramic Views

Incredible views of the Carson Range with beautiful design and finish work create an impressive ambiance and fantastic setting for your family and friends.
This amazing luxury home offers so many accoutrements beyond the view! 5 bedrooms & 4.5 baths compliment the bright open floor plan, high ceilings,
wood burning fireplace, barn wood floors, spacious dining area & chef’s kitchen. The master suite is on the main living level & 3 spacious bedrooms PLUS a
4th family/bunk room, en-suite bath down. GORGEOUS!

Asking $1,350,000 – MLS#: 20141241

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Pinnacle Loop mountain home with panoramic views, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Martis Camp Cul-de-Sac Privacy – $3,725,000

Martis Camp Mountain Home with Cul-de-Sac Privacy

Martis Camp Mountain Home with Cul-de-Sac Privacy

Experience a perfect blend of indoor-outdoor living with this 4/4.5 modern Ryan Group/NSM Const. masterpiece set on a level estate lot with cul-de-sac privacy. The designers set out to deliver spaces with well-conceived & thoughtfully-detailed solutions for enhanced mountain living. The clean lines and expansive windows in this mountain modern home exemplifies those thoughts with 3800 sq/ft spread over 1.6 acres. 2 master suites, office, lookout lounge, outdoor living room w/fireplace – ready to entertain!

Asking $3,725,000 – MLS#: 20141149

To arrange for a tour of this Martis Camp mountain home with cul-de-sac privacy, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe-Donner Mountain Retreat

Tahoe-Donner Mountain Retreat

Tahoe-Donner Mountain Retreat

Beautifully appointed Tahoe Donner Mountain retreat offered turn-key…just in time for summer! Light, bright & spacious 2-story lightly lived in & lovingly cared for home is in like-new condition. Main level consists of open kitchen, dining area & great room w/floor-to-ceiling artisan stone gas fireplace, hickory hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, granite counters & KitchenAid s.steel appliances. Powder & Master round out main level. 1st floor incl. Family Room, Laundry, (2) bedrooms, guest bath & garage access.

Asking $789,000 – MLS#: 20141080

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe-Donner Mountain Retreat, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Chinquapin Condo with Panoramic Lake Views

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Sleek-Chic and Retro chinquapin condo with panoramic lake views from all 3 levels. Well proportioned, clean and ready to use any time of year with activities right outside your doorstep and tremendous water amenities to include pristine shore line, 2 beaches, 2 piers with attendant, boat buoys, & lakeside boardwalk. Other amenities include a swim & racket club, hiking & biking trails, and access to the historic Dollar House for social functions. Don’t wait! Call to set an appointment today.

Asking $1,050,000 – MLS#: 20141074

To arrange for a tour of this Chinquapin North Lake Tahoe condo for sale, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Truckee Prosser Lakeview Estates Home for Sale

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Truckee Prosser Lakeview Estates Home for Sale

Open floor plan extends outside by virtue of an expansive deck off of the greatroom. Pine vaulted ceilings and wood floors give a nice warm glow. 2 bedrooms, bath & loft upstairs, 1 bedroom & bath downstairs. Covered entry way wraps around to back deck. Popular Prosser Lakeview Estates has no homeowner’s association but is located close to USFS allows for acres of outdoor recreation summer and winter.

Asking $425,000 – MLS#: 20141062

To arrange for a tour of this Truckee Prosser Lakeview Estates home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Talmont Tahoe City – Lake Tahoe Panoramic View Home

Talmont Tahoe City - Lake Tahoe Panoramic View Home

Talmont Tahoe City – Lake Tahoe Panoramic View Home

Panoramic Lake Views from the living room, kitchen & master bedroom, as well as great sun exposure on the spacious deck. Great privacy, no power lines, streets or roof tops. This is a one owner home, well built and always well maintained. Features include a large garage with easy access from street, combined living room and kitchen with vaulted ceilings and over-sized windows. The home is energy efficient with a solar hot water system & hydronic heating system. Access to private homeowner’s beach!

Asking $996,000 – MLS#: 20141008

To arrange for a tour of this Talmont Tahoe City – Lake Tahoe view home, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Donner Lake Lakefront with Oversized Pier

Donner Lake Lakefront Home For Sale

Donner Lake Lakefront Home For Sale

A chance to own lakefront property! An incredible home with outstanding views of Donner Lake and the surrounding mountains. Featuring an oversized pier with bathhouse to store all your lake toys. Designed for the whole family and friends, this home has spacious bedrooms, great room, big kitchen, a full size entertaining bar and a bonus lower level family room with wet bar. Garage is level with street for inclement weather parking or drive down to water’s edge and park at the house.

Asking $1,900,000 – MLS#: 20140997

To arrange for a tour of this Donner Lake lakefront real estate property, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Tahoe Pines Homewood Old Tahoe Cabin

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Charming Old Tahoe 3 bedroom – 2 bath log cabin in a very desirable part of Tahoe Pines. This rare property rests on the Lake Tahoe side of Hwy 89 making for convenient and safe family access to the Tahoe Pines beach and pier just a few steps away. Large wrap around decking on 3 sides of the home plus a level lot makes this an ideal setting for entertaining. Warm Old Tahoe wood and log interior with an open kitchen, dining, and living area. Grand stone fireplace on gable side of home in living area.

Asking $1,100,000 – MLS#: 20141004

To arrange for a tour of this Tahoe Pines Homewood Old Tahoe cabin, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Serene Lakes Cabin for Sale

Serene Lakes Cabin for Sale

Serene Lakes Cabin for Sale

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS LOG CABIN…This stunning cabin features 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths all updated and beautiful. Cozy and inviting living room with gas fireplace, wood floors and lots of windows to view the beautiful surroundings. Upgraded kitchen with porcelain radiant heated floors & newer tiled counters.  Completely updated…looks like a pottery barn add. Private location with an oversized 2 car garage and wrap around deck & underground propane tank.  Well loved and maintained cabin…buyer will love it!

Asking $440,000 – MLS#: 20141029

To arrange for a tour of this Serene Lakes cabin, please call Scott Kennedy @ 530.582.9980

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Outlook on Housing and Finances May Spur Potential Homebuyers to Act

Potential homebuyers may enter the purchase market sooner rather than later  as more Americans expect mortgage rates and home prices to climb, according to  results from Fannie Mae’s June 2013 National Housing Survey. The share of  respondents who say mortgage rates will go up during the next 12 months jumped  11 percentage points to 57 percent, the highest level in the survey’s three-year  history.

Meanwhile, consumers’ home price expectations have stayed strong in the face  of rising mortgage rates. The share of respondents who believe home prices will  go up in the next year also hit a survey high of 57 percent, while those who say  prices will go down stayed steady at 7 percent. Although sentiment toward both  the current home buying and selling environments retreated slightly, it remains  near the survey highs of last month, with 72 percent saying it is a good time to  buy and 36 percent saying it is a good time to sell.

“The spike in mortgage rate expectations this month seems to have had an  impact on a number of the survey’s indicators and may increase housing activity  in the near term by driving urgency to buy,” said Doug Duncan, senior vice  president and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “Consumers may recognize that  today’s still favorable mortgage rates and homeownership affordability levels  will recede over time. Given rising home and rental price expectations and  improving personal financial attitudes, more prospective homebuyers may be  deciding that now is the time to get off the fence.”

Among those surveyed, 56 percent say rental prices will go up during the next  year – an 8 percentage point increase and the highest level since the survey’s  inception – and the average 12-month rental price change expectation jumped 1.2  percent to 4.6 percent. Americans’ outlook on their personal finances also  increased significantly in June. The share who expect their personal financial  situation to improve during the next year climbed to 46 percent, the highest  level since June 2010. The share who say their household income is significantly  higher than it was 12 months ago jumped 6 percentage points to a survey high 26  percent.

Other survey highlights include:

  • At 3.8 percent, the average 12-month home price change expectation fell  slightly from last month’s survey high.
  • The share of people who say home prices will go up in the next 12 months hit  a survey high 57 percent, while those who say home prices will go down held  steady at the survey low 7 percent.
  • The share of respondents who say mortgage rates will go up increased 11  percentage points to 57 percent, the highest level since the survey’s  inception.
  • Forty-seven percent of respondents think it would be easy for them to get a  home mortgage today, a slight increase over last month.The percentage of people  who expect their personal financial situation to get better over the next 12  months jumped to 46 percent, the highest level since June 2010.
  • The share of respondents who say their household income is significantly  higher than it was 12 months ago rose 6 percentage points to a survey high 26  percent.
  • The percentage of respondents who say their household expenses are  significantly higher than they were 12 months ago rose to 36 percent.

850,000 Properties Bounce Back to Positive Equity

Residential property analytic provider CoreLogic® recently released new analysis  showing the market is making big moves, with 850,000 additional residential  properties turning to positive equity during the first quarter of  2013.

In addition, the analysis shows good news for mortgages: the total  number of mortgaged residential properties standing in negative equity is down  by nearly 1 million from the previous quarter, moving from 10.5 million (21.7  percent) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, to 9.7 million (19.8 percent)  in the first quarter of 2013.

The national aggregate value of negative  equity decreased more than $50 billion to $580 billion at the end of the first  quarter from $631 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. This  decrease was driven in large part by an improvement in home prices.

Of  the 39 million residential properties with positive equity, 11.2 million have  less than 20 percent equity. At the end of the first quarter of 2013, 2.1  million residential properties had less than 5 percent equity, referred to as  near-negative equity. Under-equitied mortgages accounted for 23 percent of all  residential properties with a mortgage nationwide in the first quarter of 2013.  The average amount of equity for all properties with a mortgage is 32.8  percent.

“The impressive home price gains of 2012 and the beginning of  2013 have had a big impact on the distribution of residential home equity,” says  Dr. Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. “During the past year, 1.7  million borrowers have regained positive equity. We expect the pent-up supply  that falling negative equity releases will moderate price gains in many of the  fast-appreciating markets this spring.”

“The negative equity burden  continues to recede across the country thanks largely to rising home prices,” says Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “We are still far below  peak home price levels, but tight supplies in many areas coupled with continued  demand for single family homes should help us close the gap.”

Highlights  as of Q1 2013:

– Nevada had the highest percentage of mortgaged  properties in negative equity at 45.4 percent, followed by Florida (38.1  percent), Michigan (32 percent), Arizona (31.3 percent) and Georgia (30.5  percent). These top five states combined account for 32.8 percent of negative  equity in the U.S.
– Of the largest 25 metropolitan areas, Tampa-St.  Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. had the highest percentage of mortgaged properties  in negative equity at 44.1 percent, followed by Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla.  (40.7 percent), Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga. (34.5 percent),  Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill. (34.2 percent) and Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills,  Mich. (33.6 percent).
– Of the total $580 billion in negative equity, first  liens without home equity loans accounted for one-half, or $290 billion  aggregate negative equity, while first liens with home equity loans accounted  for the remaining half at $290 billion.
– 6.0 million upside-down borrowers  hold first liens without home equity loans. The average mortgage balance for  this group of borrowers is $211,000. The average underwater amount is  $48,000.
– 3.7 million upside-down borrowers hold both first and second  liens. The average mortgage balance for this group of borrowers is $294,000.The  average underwater amount is $79,000.
– The bulk of home equity for mortgaged  properties is concentrated at the high end of the housing market. For example,  88 percent of homes valued at greater than $200,000 have equity compared with 73  percent of homes valued at less than $200,000.

“As leaders and agents, it  is up to us to get the word out,” said Gary Scott, President of Long &  Foster Real Estate, during RISMedia’s recent Power Broker Forum at NAR Midyear. “There is a huge opportunity for people who had negative equity to come back  into the market. We have to help those sellers. It’s about a grass roots  effort—about taking your sphere of influence and walking them through the  reality of the market.”

For more information, visit www.corelogic.com.

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Ski Areas to Connect

As been rumored for several years, a recent interview with Troy Caldwell, the owner of the White Wolf property that lies in-between the two resorts.  According to a recent interview article there’s a ‘handshake agreement’ and “we’re 2-2.5 years away “.

Click here to for the interview article with Troy Caldwell and Miles Clark / Snowbrains.com

Kennedy Wilson And Partners Acquire The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe

Company to begin sale of residential units in January…

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (December 18, 2012) – International real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) today announced that the company and its partners acquired The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe from the property’s lenders. Pacific Western Bank provided $45 million of financing. The company invested $18 million of equity in the transaction for a 50% ownership interest.

Constructed in 2009, the resort includes The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and The Ritz-Carlton Residences. The hotel is the first Forbes Four-Star/AAA Five Diamond resort in the Lake Tahoe area and includes 170 guest rooms. The residential component encompasses the entire top floor of the hotel, and a private wing on the third floor includes 23 penthouse residences.

“The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the premier highlands resort west of the Rockies and we are pleased to be able to acquire the property at a significant discount to replacement cost,” said Stuart Cramer, president of KW Residential Investment Group. “Along with the recent increase in investment and upgrading of properties in the area, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe now establishes Lake Tahoe as a true world class destination.”

Nestled mid-mountain on the Northstar California Resort, the Northern California contemporary mountain retreat features slope-side ski-in, ski-out access in winter and mountain concierge services for golf, mountain biking and hiking in the summer. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Manzanita, features seasonal French-inspired California cuisine, while the resort’s 17,000 square foot Highlands Spa provides treatments and therapies themed around water and the woods.

The company will begin marketing the 23 units at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe in January.

“We expect sales at the property to benefit from the booming Bay Area economy and housing market,” commented Tori Long of Tahoe Exclusive Properties, the sales agent for the units. “Additionally, the penthouses will stand the test of time as the pinnacle of luxury ownership in all of Tahoe. Families will be pampered here, children will learn to ski and explore here, and they’ll enjoy the wonder of the mountains coupled with a level of sophistication and service unrivaled anywhere.”

Kennedy Wilson, together with its institutional partners, has acquired approximately $7.1 billion of real estate and real estate related debt since the beginning of 2010.

About Kennedy Wilson Founded in 1977, Kennedy Wilson is an international real estate investment and services company headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA with 24 offices in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and Japan. The company offers a comprehensive array of real estate services including auction, conventional sales, property services, research and investment management. Through its fund management and separate account businesses, Kennedy Wilson is a strategic investor of real estate investments in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Japan. For further information on Kennedy Wilson, please visit www.kennedywilson.com.

Fall Color and October Snow

In October?!! 4+ Days of Snow for Truckee & Lake Tahoe

It’s highly unusual to see a mid-October forecast calling for 4+ days of snow:

Union Pacific’s No. 844 rolls into Truckee

Steam Locomotive No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. It was delivered in 1944. A high-speed passenger engine, it pulled such widely known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger. When diesels took over all of the passenger train duties, No. 844 was placed in freight service in Nebraska between 1957 and 1959. It was saved from being scrapped in 1960 and held for special service.

No. 844 is traveling 13,000 miles through 15 states as part of Union Pacific’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Below is a video taken the morning of September 27, 2012 at Truckee:

Squaw Valley’s Expansion Plan

Squaw Valley has released its proposal for an expansion of the Village area.

To view a .pdf of the proposal click here.

To view Squaw Valley’s website for the expansion click here.

Up to $300,000

Alpine Meadows

Carnelian Bay / Agate Bay

Donner Lake

Donner Summit (Serene Lakes / Soda Springs)

Kings Beach (Brockway / Tahoe Vista)

Northstar California Ski Resort

Squaw Valley

Tahoe City (Dollar Point / Tahoe City / Sunnyside)

Tahoe-Donner

Truckee (Downtown / Glenshire / Juniper / Palisades / Prosser / Martiswoods / Ranchos)

West Shore Lake Tahoe (Homewood / Tahoma / Meeks Bay / Rubicon)

$300,000 to $500,000

Alpine Meadows

Carnelian Bay / Agate Bay

Donner Lake

Donner Summit (Serene Lakes / Soda Springs)

Kings Beach (Brockway / Tahoe Vista)

Northstar Ski Resort

Squaw Valley

Tahoe City (Dollar Point / Tahoe City / Sunnyside)

Tahoe-Donner

Truckee (Downtown / Glenshire / Juniper / Palisades / Prosser / Martiswoods / Ranchos)

West Shore Lake Tahoe (Homewood / Tahoma / Meeks Bay / Rubicon)

$500,000 to $750,000

Alpine Meadows

Carnelian Bay / Agate Bay

Donner Lake

Donner Summit (Serene Lakes / Soda Springs)

Kings Beach (Brockway / Tahoe Vista)

Northstar California Ski Resort

Squaw Valley

Tahoe City (Dollar Point / Tahoe City / Sunnyside)

Tahoe-Donner

Truckee (Downtown / Glenshire / Juniper / Palisades / Prosser / Martiswoods / Ranchos)

West Shore Lake Tahoe (Homewood / Tahoma / Meeks Bay / Rubicon)

$750,000 to $1,000,000

Alpine Meadows

Carnelian Bay / Agate Bay

Donner Lake

Donner Summit (Serene Lakes / Soda Springs)

Kings Beach (Brockway / Tahoe Vista)

Northstar Ski Resort

Schaffer’s Mill

Squaw Valley

Tahoe City (Dollar Point / Tahoe City / Sunnyside)

Tahoe-Donner

Truckee (Downtown / Glenshire / Juniper / Palisades / Prosser / Martiswoods / Ranchos)

West Shore Lake Tahoe (Homewood / Tahoma / Meeks Bay / Rubicon)

 

$1,000,000 to $2,000,000

Alpine Meadows

Carnelian Bay / Agate Bay

Donner Lake

Donner Summit (Serene Lakes / Soda Springs)

Kings Beach (Brockway / Tahoe Vista)

Lahontan

Northstar California Ski Resort

Schaffer’s Mill

Squaw Valley

Tahoe City (Dollar Point / Tahoe City / Sunnyside)

Tahoe-Donner

Truckee (Downtown / Glenshire / Juniper / Palisades / Prosser / Martiswoods / Ranchos)

West Shore Lake Tahoe (Homewood / Tahoma / Meeks Bay / Rubicon)

 

$2,000,000 +

Carnelian Bay / Agate Bay

Donner Lake

Donner Summit (Serene Lakes / Soda Springs)

Kings Beach (Brockway / Tahoe Vista)

Lahontan

Martis Camp

Northstar Ski Resort

Schaffer’s Mill

Squaw Valley

Tahoe City (Dollar Point / Tahoe City / Sunnyside)

Truckee (Downtown / Glenshire / Juniper / Palisades / Prosser / Martiswoods / Ranchos)

West Shore Lake Tahoe (Homewood / Tahoma / Meeks Bay / Rubicon)

Caltrans announces QuickMap: real-time traffic & travel info

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced it has launched Caltrans QuickMap, an online service that provides California motorists with real-time traffic and travel information that will allow them to make better decisions about how to reach their destination more rapidly.

To access Caltrans QuickMap, visit the Caltrans site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov.

“A wide range of useful information is now easily accessible to help motorists avoid congestion and reduce their travel times,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “This exciting innovation delivers real-time data so travelers can adjust their routes to get where they’re going as quickly as possible.”

Visitors to the online interactive travel map can access nearly 1,000 freeway cameras and more than 700 electronic message signs on highways statewide. They can also monitor traffic congestion, California Highway Patrol incidents, travel time information, lane closures due to highway roadwork, and Amber Alerts. Other helpful features of the service include chain control information and color-coded traffic speed displays for freeways statewide.

USA Today: Lake Tahoe named #1 ‘Best Lake in America’

LAKE TAHOE – USA Today hosted a contest for America’s Best Lake, and our own backyard treasure took the top spot.  For a link to the USA Today Story click here.

 

Truckee to Squaw Valley – State Route 89 – New Pavement / Delays

State Route 89 Placer County Improvement Project to Launch

 Squaw Valley Road – West River Street- Today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced an eight mile, $7.2 million pavement project.  The pavement rehabilitation project will extend the pavement life by 10 years, restore ride quality for motorists, bicyclist, improve drainage and significantly reduce future maintenance needs.

The project on State Route 89 from the Nevada County line to Squaw Valley Road in the Lake Tahoe area includes in-place recycling and placing a 0.25 foot Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlay from Squaw Valley Road to Goose Meadows Campground.  Dig out and repair areas of severe failure with HMA, seal cracks wider than 0.2 inches and overlay with 0.25 feet of HMS for project limits from Goose Meadow Campground to West River Street.

The prime contractor on this project is SIERRA NEVADA CONSTRUCTION, INC. of Sparks, Nevada. Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information.

Motorists can expect delays up to 30 minutes in various locations, and one-way traffic controls from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The project will begin July 16; the anticipated completion date is late 2012. Please be advised this schedule is subject to change without notification due to weather conditions.  Additional information on this and other Caltrans projects in the Tahoe Basin can be found on www.TahoeRoads.com.

2012 Draft Environmental Plan for Lake Tahoe Forests

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management  has published a draft environmental document as an update to its forest plan. Once passed, the plan serves as a guide to the management of the Lake Tahoe forests for the coming 15 years.  The current plan hasn’t been updated since 1988.

Public meetings will be held in July to explain the various alternatives within the forest plan:

  • Tuesday, July 17, at the Forest Supervisor’s Office at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe. Two meetings – from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
  •  Wednesday, July 18, at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., in Kings Beach.  Two meetings – from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
  • A webinar on the plan will also be available.

To view the draft environmental document click here.

Squaw Valley’s Julie Mancuso places 2nd in Alpine World Cup

 

Squaw Valley’s Julia Mancuso won all of her heats, then placed second overall in the 2012 Alpine World Cup held in Austria.

First place went to Lindsay Voughn from Vail, Colorado, who set a new World Record for the most points ever achieved in a Season.

The U.S. Ski Team finished fourth in the team event at the World Cup finals.

Truckee Airport: New Terminal Building Opening Ceremony

Truckee Airport’s brand new Administration / Terminal Building was unveiled to the public at today’s opening ceremony.

The Airport District recently completed construction of the new 11,000 sq. ft. Administration Building, which includes new and improved facilities for our community, the flying public, pilots and flight crews.

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Truckee: Top 25 Ski Towns of the World

National Geographic names Truckee one of the top 25 ski towns in the World for 2012.

For the complete story click here.

 

 

 

 

Lake Tahoe Skiing Elevated with Big Investments

The Denver Post features an article regarding the three Colorado companies that are pumping billions of dollars into Lake Tahoe area ski resorts.

According to Squaw Valley’s Andy Wirth, “It’s really the last bastion of undercapitalized, undermanaged and undermarketed grouping of resorts in North America. ”

To read the full article click here.

 

 

 

Vail Resorts buys Kirkwood Ski Area

Vail Resorts announces its purchase of Kirkwood Ski Resort – effective immediately, passholders at Northstar California and Heavenly Ski Resort may now ski at Kirkwood, while Kirkwood passholders may now ski at Heavenly and Northstar.

For the full story click here.

 

 

 

World’s First Ski-in / Ski-out Starbucks Opens at Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley has opened the world’s first ski-in / ski-out Starbucks Coffee restaurant.

For a news article in Truckee’s Sierra Sun Newspaper click here.

For a video of the grand-opening click here.

To search for Sqauw Valley Condos, Cabins & Homes click here.

 

Weather Window – A Winter to Remember: 1952

Great article on a Donner Pass train caught in the ferocious storms of 1952 – click here.

 

Martis25 – Ski-In / Ski-Out

Martis 25 is a gated enclave of just 25 custom homesites carefully etched into the mountain above the Village at Northstar, and near The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Ranging from .89 to 1.42 acres, each unique homesite is meticulously designed for exquisite views.

Martis25 elevates the experience of ski-in/ski-out living in every way, incorporating ski bridges, tunnels and skiways into the private community. No other place in California offers this immediate connect to a prime winter resort.

Custom Homesite prices range from $775,000 – $2,595,000.

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If you would like to schedule a tour please contact Scott Kennedy.

Click here for more information and photos of this and other Northstar California real estate property for sale.

 

 

 

 

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency – New Code March 1st

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will be hosting two public workshops to orient customers to a reorganization of agency’s code that goes into effect March 1, 2012.

“These workshops are designed to help property owners considering home or building improvement projects, along with planners, consultants, contractors, and land-use attorneys,” according to a statement from TRPA.

The South Shore workshop is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at TRPA’s Stateline office. A second workshop will take place in Incline Village on Feb. 2.

For a summary comparison of the old code and the new code: Public_Review_Draft_Memo_9-29-2011.

 

Maybe! Snow inbound!

FROM THE NOAA WEBSITE:

…..IN ANY CASE, THE WAA LOOKS TO BRING FAIRLY LIGHT PRECIP WITH THE REAL MEAT AND POTATOES OF PRECIP CURRENTLY PROGGED FOR AROUND NEXT THURSDAY AS A WAVE IN THE FAST ZONAL FLOW APPROACHES THE REGION. THE 12Z GEFS SEEMS TO SUPPORT THIS AS WELL WITH INCREASING PROBABILISTIC QPF BY NEXT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

HOLD ON FOLKS, PRECIPITATION IS COMING!

Truckee High School Football – Wins 3rd Consecutive 3A State Championship

Truckee defeated Moapa Valley, 21-6, last night to earn a third consecutive 3A state championships in undefeated fashion.

The Wolverines end the 2011 season with a 36-game win streak.

Northstar California Ski Resort Opening Friday

Northstar-at-Tahoe, now Northstar California Resort will be opening this Friday, November 18th.

Officials announced they estimate snow depths of 18-24 inches this week.

“We look forward to welcoming skiers and riders back to Northstar
for the winter season,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar,
in a statement. “Our snowmaking efforts have been extremely successful so far
this season, and we will offer some of the best early season snow conditions
around the lake.”

Ski Chairs expected to open are: The Big Springs Express Gondola, Highlands Gondola, Arrow Express, Vista Express and The
Big Easy.  Hours will be from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Federal bill opens ski areas to summer recreation

By Dylan Silver
Tahoe Daily Tribune

 

LAKE TAHOE — A bill signed Monday by President Barack Obama could turn Lake Tahoe ski resorts into year-round playgrounds. But don’t expect waterslides down your favorite run, because that is now clearly illegal.

The Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011 is intended to allow ski resorts on National Forest land to offer natural, non-intrusive recreational activities all year.

“This act is useful to us in that it spells out what is allowable,” said Forest Service spokeswoman Cheva Heck.

The bill updates the 1986 National Forest Ski Area Permit Act, which only allowed nordic and Alpine skiing to be permitted on ski areas. Examples of allowable activities written in the update include mountain biking, zip lines, ropes courses and disc golf courses.

“Those possibilities might’ve been there,” Heck said. “But now we don’t have to have that conversation of what’s allowable and what’s not allowable.”

The bill also lists activities not permitted at the ski areas, which include golf courses, water slides, swimming pools and tennis courts.

Twenty-five of California’s 29 ski areas are on National Forest land, including eight Lake Tahoe resorts.

The Forest Service is estimating 600 jobs will be created with the increased activity at ski areas, according to a statement released Tuesday.

“This is great news for promoting job growth and economic stimulus in California,” said Forest Service spokesman Randy Moore in the statement. “Local restaurants, hotels and shop owners are likely to see an increase in business as visitors flock to scenic Forest Service locations for year-round activities.”

The National Ski Areas Association agreed the bill would have an impact at many mountains.

“Ski areas across the country are ready to step up summer programs,” said president Michael Berry in a press release. “Year-round activities at ski areas will allow resorts to create more year-round jobs and boost the economies of the mountain communities in which we operate.”

All activities will still be subject to local regulation, and plans will have to be approved by the Forest Service. To even be considered, activities must encourage outdoor recreation and the enjoyment of nature and harmonize with the natural environment, according to the bill.

Schaffer’s Mill – New Golf Membership Incentive

Since debuting in early September, the Shaffer’s Mill’s Membership Reservation offering allows someone to lock in the current $1,000 enrollment fee and delay their dues responsibility (as well as Member access to the Club amenities) until 2012.

The details of the Membership Reservation are as follows:

Enrollees pay the $1,000 non-refundable Enrollment Fee between now and October 31, 2011 (this locks-in the current Enrollment Fee, which we have officially confirmed will be raised at the end of this season).

Upon payment of the Enrollment Fee, dues responsibilities may be delayed until May 2012, at which time the annual dues payment of $4,500 is required.

At the point the $1,000 Enrollment Fee is paid, those with a reservation may access the golf course for the remainder of this season at the Member Accompanied Guest Rate of $80 per player.

With an increased Enrollment Fee on the horizon and the incredibly easy and affordable Membership Reservation program now on the table, there’s simply never been a better time to become a Member at Schaffer’s Mill Club. The Membership Reservation program is a limited time offer and will expire at the end of October.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Ben Keilholtz at membership@schaffersmill.com or call him at 480-220-9891.

 

 

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Join Forces

Yesterday’s rumor-mill around Truckee and Lake Tahoe became news this morning.

To read the joint announcement from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows combining their operations click here.

To read the article in Truckee’s Sierra Sun Newspaper click here.

 

 

Wells Fargo Stagecoach @ Truckee’s 4th of July Parade

 

 

 

 

 

The Wells Fargo Stagecoach comes to Truckee this 4th of July, 2011.

Town of Truckee – Summer 2011 Road Projects

Project: Add turn lanes at the intersection of Donner Pass Road and the entrance to the town’s new corporation yard (Stockrest Springs Road) to provide greater access into the yard site and increased safety.

Estimated project start date: July

Estimated project end date: Mid October

Time of construction: Day work, night work possible

Traffic impacts: Minor delays, two way traffic most of the time with delays no longer than 5 minutes.

 

Project: New sidewalk and Class II bike lanes will be installed from Brickelltown roundabout under I-80 to Gateway East on-street parking area to improve pedestrian and bike safety, have better drainage and rehabilitate pavement on Donner Pass Road.

Estimated project start date: August.

Estimated project end date: Mid October.

Time of construction: Mostly day, night work possible.

Traffic impacts: Minimal.

 

Project: A roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Alder Drive, Highway 89 North and Prosser Dam Road to allow greater traffic capacity for future traffic increases and to reduce vehicle speeds along Highway 89.

Estimated project start date: Already started.

Estimated project end date: October.

Time of construction: Day.

Traffic impacts: Alder Drive to be closed completely between Alder Creek Middle School and Highway 89 after school is out for the summer, as well as the western-most section of Prosser Dam Road approaching Highway 89. Detour routes and minimal delays on Highway 89 should be expected.

 

Project: Widening, deepening and restoration of Trout Creek as part of the Trout Creek Restoration Project along Donner Pass Road, downstream to the Balloon Track, in an effort to restore riparian vegetation and aquatic habitat as well as to provide 100-year storm flood protection.

Estimated project start date: August.

Estimated project end date: October.

Time of construction: Day.

Traffic impacts: Minor impact to local traffic using Trout Creek Road.

 

Project: Multiple roadways will receive new slurry seal across town, starting with a portion of Glenshire’s roadways in June and a portion of others in July and August to protect and prolong pavement life.

Estimated project start date: Ongoing.

Estimated project end date: Seals should be finished by Labor Day; 48-hour notice will be given to residents living on impacted streets.

Time of construction: Day.

Traffic impacts: Minimal delays with some street closures.

 

Project: Recess pavement markings to protect from snowplow damage, on areas that approach signalized intersections, on crosswalks in school zones and on the dual left-turn section of Donner Pass Road through Gateway.

Estimated project start date: September.

Estimated project end date: October.

Time of construction: Day.

Traffic impacts: Minor delays, traffic work zones, but no road closures planned.

 

Project: Aesthetic and pedestrian improvements as part of the Bridge Street Streetscape Project, in the form of beautification, new sidewalks and landscaping along Bridge Street, between Donner Pass Road and Jibboom Street.

Estimated project start date: Already started.

Estimated project end date: July 4.

Time of construction: Day.

Traffic impacts: Minor traffic congestion and parking impacts.

Snow Skiing / Riding this 4th of July !!

With new snow falling in June, three ski resorts – Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley & Sugar Bowl have announced they will spin the lifts and open for skiing and riding on the 4th of July Weekend.

ALPINE MEADOWS

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort will host the ultimate Independence Day celebration, offering skiing, snowboarding, and non-stop slopeside parties and live music from Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4, 2011.

Skiers and riders can hit the slopes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Some of Alpine’s most renowned terrain will be offered from the mountain’s summit all the way to the sun deck on the lodge, offering top-to-bottom terrain for all ability levels.

Ski and snowboard rental equipment will be available throughout the weekend. Additionally, two-hour beginner group ski and snowboard lessons will be offered each day at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. No reservations are required. Private instruction is offered every hour on the hour for all ability levels. Private lesson reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling the Alpine Meadows Snow Sports Center at (530) 581-8200.

Alpine will transition to party mode each day from noon to 4 p.m. when the base lodge fires up the slopeside barbecue, complete with live music and fun games and activities throughout the three-day holiday weekend. Commemorative Alpine Meadows 4th of July T-shirts will also be available for purchase.

SQUAW VALLEY

July 2, 2011 – July 4, 2011

Lifts: Funitel, Gold Coast, Shirley Lake, Links, Cable Car

Hours: 8am to 2pm (skiing & riding)

Lift Tickets: $49 for adults; $12 for kids 12 and under. All tickets include a commemorative T-shirt.

Passes: All 2011-12 season passes will be valid 4th of July Weekend.

With nearly 800 inches of snow we are going to open for skiing and riding on July 2, 3, and 4. How many times can you say you made turns on lift served terrain at Squaw Valley on the Fourth of July weekend?

We are having the ulimate independence day weekend with live music, drink specials, pool parties, Squaw Valley 4th of July Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, and the Lake Cushing Crossing.

SUGAR BOWL

Season Passholder Appreciation Day – 4th Of July!

That’s right, we’re opening back up for a season passholder appreciation day on the 4th of July! All season passholders from 10/11 and 11/12 can come on up to ski or ride Disney from 8:30AM – 12:00PM.

Join us for an afternoon on the Village deck as we cook up some great food on the BBQ!

Operations for 4th of July

• Disney will spin from 8:30AM – 12:00PM

• All 10/11 or 11/12 Season Passholders can ski or ride (Midweek Plus, Summit Sunday, Slightly Restricted or Unrestricted Passes)

• Please park in West Bay or Preferred Parking on the Judah side

• There will be no groomed terrain

• There will be no beginner terrain

• No lessons or rentals will be available

• Please leave your dogs at home

• Waiver must be signed on the morning of before loading the chair

 

 

Squaw’s Julia Mancuso Wins Silver at World Alpine Championships

For the Sports Illustrated story click here.

Sunset Magazine names Truckee a ‘Top-10′ Ski Town

Truckee has been named a ‘Top-10′ ski town by Sunset Magazine in their December 2010 issue.

  For the full article click here.

Squaw Valley’s Julia Mancuso – best Alpine World Cup Slalom since 2008

Source: U.S. Ski Team

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 21) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) produced her best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom result since 2008, finishing 21st with teammate Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) in 23rd. Austrian Marlies Schild captured the victory Tuesday as an extremely tricky first run course set claimed 23 racers including World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Germany’s Maria Riesch.

The race will air at 12:15 p.m. ET on Universal Sports TV with streaming also available at www.UniversalSports.com. Schild is now tied with Finn Tanja Poutiainen, who finished second, for the slalom points lead.

“It was like a survival first run and I definitely got pretty lucky,” said Mancuso. “I wanted to ski solid, but I guess I needed to be a little faster. It will be good to have a little break now over Christmas and then get back into it. I’m very fired up with how things are going.”

With the exception of the Aspen slalom, Mancuso has surged since landing double silver at the Vancouver Olympics, scoring top 25 finishes in every World Cup race this season including a super G third two weeks ago in Lake Louise, Alberta.

“It was a good day for Julia to take advantage,” said technical Head Coach Trevor Wagner. “She’s been training great slalom and just took it to the hill today.”

For Stiegler, who waved to the booming crowd of thousands then wished a worldwide television audience “Merry Christmas” after crossing the finish line, it was another huge leap toward regaining her World Cup form. She was 25th in Aspen, her first race back since suffering a severely broken leg two races into the Olympic season. Prior to that, she had been sidelined much of the two previous winters with an injury string that began in Dec. 2007.

“Resi is making some big steps,” said Wagner. “She just has to get used to skiing long courses and gaining some more endurance because right now she’s running out of energy on the last half of the course.”

Thousands packed the finish stadium and lined the slope to see the best skiers as the World Cup returned to Courchevel snow for the first time since 1979.

“I actually love the hill, it’s a perfect hill,” added Vonn. “The town is great and there are a ton of people here cheering loud for every racer.”

Vonn had a solid run going until slamming the tip of her right ski into a gate 30 seconds into the course on a section that claimed multiple racers.

“It was a challenging course with offset rhythm, and a lot of very, very tight combinations,” said Vonn. “There was a lot of very strange things going on the course today, but as athletes you have to try to do the best you can.”

The course also caused trouble for four-time Olympian Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) and Hailey Duke (Boise, ID), who missed qualifying for the second run.

“Sarah was fourth at the split going onto the flats and then it got really swingy and caught up to her,” added Wagner. “Sarah’s stoked with her performance, she just didn’t look far enough ahead.”

With both Vonn and Riesch failing to finish, the overall lead is on pause until the World Cup resumes Dec. 28-29 in Semmering, Austria for a two-race technical series.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Audi FIS Alpine World Cup

Courchevel, France – Dec. 21, 2010

Slalom

1. Marlies Schild, Austra, 1:34.95

2. Tanja Poutiainen, Finland, 1:35.73

3. Tina Maze, Slovenia, 1:36.93

4. Maria Pietilae-Holmner, Sweden, 1:37.20

5. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 1:37.21

21. Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, CA, 1:39.53

23. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, WY, 1:39.62

Did not qualify for 2nd run: Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO), Hailey Duke (Boise, ID)

Did not finish 1st run: Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO)

Martis Camp – $53.7 Million in Sales during 2010

TRUCKEE, Calif…December 15, 2010 – Developers of Martis Camp, a highly successful private golf and ski community located in North Lake Tahoe, announced 62 property sales in 2010 totaling $53.7 million. This represents a 36% increase over sales transactions in 2009, and a performance that further demonstrates the strength and viability of this community, which continues to defy the high-end real estate market nationwide.

“In 2010 we sold 62 total properties – 57 developer home sites and five custom homes,” according to Martis Camp Sales Director Brian Hull. “But the more compelling story is the large number of homes at Martis Camp that are finished and are under construction. A total of 54 homes are under construction and 25 others are already completed, ranging in price from approximately $1.7 million to more than $10 million with an average home price between $2.5 million and $3.5 million. This level of private residential construction activity is just unheard of in these unusual and challenging market conditions.” Since sales were launched in 2006, more than 293 home sites, representing approximately $245 million in land sales have been made.

Much of Martis Camp’s appeal to buyers comes from its design as a year-round, four-season family retreat, along with the fact that most of the amenities are already in place. In the winter, club members can enjoy direct ski access from the heart of Martis Camp to Northstar™-at-Tahoe Resort via the Martis Camp Express quad lift or cross country skiing on miles of groomed trails. In the summer, members enjoy exceptional golf on the 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed course, hikes through the pristine Tahoe forest and a full slate of concerts under the stars at the Martis Camp Amphitheater. An incredible variety of classes are offered year round at the Martis Camp Folk School, as is access to the quaint Lost Library.

The Family Barn is an award-winning, one-of-a-kind recreation and entertainment complex that anchors the 2,177-acre private gated community. With a summer swimming venue, bowling alley, art loft, movie theater, indoor basketball court, soda fountain and outdoor concert park, the Family Barn is the consummate venue for year-round gatherings and events. Owners view Martis Camp as a family playground offering unlimited access to the natural world with authentic experiences.

In addition to the strong momentum on the residential building front, Martis Camp’s new clubhouse, the Camp Lodge, is under construction and planned for opening in summer 2011. Situated on a 90-foot rock precipice, the Camp Lodge is an iconic architectural masterpiece modeled after the grand lodges of the West. There are a number of places in the Camp Lodge that feature up to 270-degree views of the Carson Range, Lookout Mountain and Sierra Crest allowing club members and guests the opportunity to relax and dine casually on the terrace or make an occasion of it in an elegant dining room with unforgettable vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges. The Camp Lodge will also feature a full-service day spa with a delightful menu of massage and therapeutic treatments, outdoor lap and vitality pools, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, fitness area and fully-stocked golf professional shop.

Martis Camp is growing rapidly thanks to a financially sound and responsible development team. DMB/Highlands Group, LLC, is comprised of two of the country’s premier recreational-residential community developers, DMB Associates and Highlands Management Group. In addition to Martis Camp, the team is responsible for the creation of Lahontan, a premiere North Lake Tahoe private golf club community. The DMB/Highlands Group track record of strength and stability provides security to owners and club members. “When folks come to North Lake Tahoe looking for property, Martis Camp appeals to both the heart and the head of the second home buyers like no other community. For those people who desire a 4-season lifestyle that appeals to all age groups, Martis Camp is unmatched,” says Hull. “I believe our success as a community is closely tied to the idea and the demand for a “timeless” purchase. Our owners want something that’s useable year-round plus something every person in their family will enjoy that can be passed down through the generations.”

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About Martis Camp

 Martis Camp is a private, gated community that stretches across 2,177 pristine acres in North Lake Tahoe, Calif. The land plan allows for approximately 653 homesites with a mixture of estate lots averaging 1.7 acres in size and cabin lots averaging four-tenths of an acre in size. All residences are custom and follow the guidelines of the Architectural Handbook, which emphasize architectural creativity compatible with the mountain environment.

Martis Camp Club offers a vast array of amenities including the Family Barn complex with a summer swimming venue, bowling alley, art loft, movie theater, indoor basketball court, soda fountain and outdoor performance stage and amphitheatre; Martis Camp Club also offers members direct ski access from Martis Camp to Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Resort via the Martis Camp Express quad lift and an 18 hole Tom Fazio golf course; an 18-hole putting park designed by Dick Bailey; a planned Camp Lodge with dining venues, club spa and fitness center, locker rooms and vitality pools; Folk School; Lost Library; 26 miles of private trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and a planned Warming Hut at the base of Lookout Mountain.

For more information and photos of  Martis Camp real estate property for sale click here.

Squaw Valley USA Sold to Denver-Based KSL Capital Partners

 



Dear Valued Guest,

I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself to you as Squaw Valley USA’s new President and CEO, and be the first to share some exciting news about the resort. Today we’re pleased to announce that Squaw Valley USA is set to be acquired by KSL Capital Partners of Denver, Colorado.

It’s with a respectful eye for the past that I say this news is part of a new era in Squaw Valley’s incredible history. KSL is dedicated to further enhancing the resort and the guest experience by committing over $50 million in additional capital improvements over the next 3-5 years.  The KSL team, all of whom are skiers and riders, are thrilled to be the new owners of Squaw Valley and are excited about the resort’s future. 

These are transformative times for Squaw Valley; a new era is dawning by way of our entire team’s dedication to the guest experience that will put us on par with the very best resorts in North America. 

In many ways, the transformation is well underway with many improvements for the 2010-11 season: 

Olympic House Renovations:
Olympic House has been remodeled to include all new menus and a fully renovated Bar One. New menus include fresh salads, gourmet pizzas, Asian stir-fry bowls and custom-made burritos.

New Mountaintop Kids Zone: Belmont Park has transformed into a kids terrain park complete with a snow fort and kid-friendly jumps, bumps and whoopty-doos.

Expanded Demo Center:
Located in the Village, this high-performance shop will work in conjunction with the on-mountain Gold Coast Demo Center allowing guests to conveniently try out this season’s latest technology. The shop will also offer the best in tuning with a brand new Wintersteiger tuning machine.

Expanded Night Terrain Park:
For the 2010-11 winter season we’re greatly expanding night skiing and riding with new lighting in the Riviera Terrain Park and halfpipe.

Renovated Squaw Kids Children’s Center: The Squaw Kids Children’s Center has been renovated, including an expanded second floor, larger lunch room and more rental room space.

Three New State-of-The-Art Grooming Machines: Three new grooming machines have been added to Squaw Valley’s snow cat fleet, significantly improving snow surface quality and grooming by 25%.

Improved Snowmaking: Squaw Valley’s snowmaking multi-year equipment upgrade to greener and more efficient models continues into its ninth year. We’ve also expanded snowmaking in the halfpipe.

39° North remodel completion; transformation of entire ground floor
The final stage of the $3 million remodel of the mid-mountain restaurants at Gold Coast is complete. On the ground floor 39° North has been transformed with new food and an entirely new aesthetic.

New Gates To Skills Ski Clinic: Skiers can experience race course excitement and be coached by one of the best—Thomas Gardtman.

New Shops in the Village: Squaw welcomes a host of new shops to the European-style base village: Squaw Dogs, Marmot and Squaw One Logo Company.

New Conference/Events Center: An extensive remodel of the Olympic Village Lodge & Conference Center (OVL) is complete and will be available for meeting space, weddings and conferences.

And we’re really just getting started, thanks to KSL’s commitment to the future.

In short, much has changed, yet there’s much more yet to come that has us excited to embark upon the new season. To date we’ve received nearly 8 feet of snow from the current storm cycle with more snow forecasted for today and early next week. We will continue opening more lifts and terrain as conditions permit as we look forward to an exceptional Thanksgiving weekend.

I wanted to be sure you received this important announcement before we notified the press which will happen shortly.  I appreciate your attention to this note and thanks in advance for your dedication and commitment during the 2010-11 season.

I’d like to thank you for choosing Squaw Valley USA as your mountain getaway. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes this winter!

Best Regards,

Andy

Andrew D Wirth | President and Chief Executive Officer
Squaw Valley USA

 

Truckee / Tahoe Snow Forecast – 11/19 to 11/21/10

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST

SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM

WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM

4 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO

LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH

SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL AFFECT THE

TAHOE BASIN LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AND

SATURDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 5 FEET OF SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE 7000

FEET. 1 TO 2 FEET WILL OCCUR BELOW 7000 FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS

UP TO 3 FEET POSSIBLE BELOW 7000 FEET ALONG THE WEST SHORE.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 100 MPH.

* CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND LOCAL BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE

POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS: HEAVY SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT

TRAVEL DELAYS OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES AND ROADS AROUND THE TAHOE

BASIN. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SIERRA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR

DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY DURING WINTER STORMS…SLOW

DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME WHEN TRAVELING. CARRY TIRE CHAINS…

FOOD…WATER…BLANKETS AND A FLASHLIGHT IN YOUR CAR IN CASE OF AN

EMERGENCY.

2010-2011 Ski Season Opening Dates

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Opening Dates for North Lake Tahoe Area Ski Resorts (conditions permitting):

  • Alpine Meadows – December 10th
  • Boreal Mountain Resort – October 29th
  • Diamond Peak Ski Resort – December 16th
  • Donner Ski Ranch – tba
  • Granlibakken – tba
  • Homewood Mountain Ski Resort – December 10th
  • Mt. Rose – tba
  • Northstar-at-Tahoe – November 20th
  • Squaw Valley USA – November 20th
  • Sugar Bowl Ski Resort – December 11th
  • Tahoe-Donner – December 10th

Booth Creek Sells Northstar-at-Tahoe to Vail Resorts

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2010

For More Information Contact:
Kirsten Cattell, Communications Manager
(530) 543-3132
Booth Creek Closes Sale of Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort to Vail Resorts, Inc.

Truckee, Ca-October 25- Booth Creek Resort Properties LLC (Booth Creek) announced today that it has closed the sale of the stock of companies that operate the Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in Lake Tahoe, Ca to Vail Resorts, Inc (NYSE:MTN). The operations of the Northstar at Tahoe Resort are conducted on land owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties and such land will be leased to Vail Resorts under a long term arrangement. Booth Creek will continue to own the company that operates the Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, under a similar arrangement with CNL Lifestyle Properties.

Vail Resorts, as the owner/operator of numerous world class resorts, is uniquely suited to continue Northstar-at-Tahoe’s transformation,” said Chris Ryman, president/partner of Booth Creek.

“We would like to recognize everyone on the Northstar-at-Tahoe team for their invaluable contributions to the success of this resort. We are proud to have been associated with such a talented group of individuals” said Ryman and Betsy Cole, chief financial officer/partner of Booth Creek.

“Chris, Betsy and the entire Northstar-at-Tahoe team have created an incredible success story in the resort industry. My family and I are proud to have been associated with Northstar-at-Tahoe over the past fourteen years,” said George Gillett, majority partner of Booth Creek.

For the winter 2010-11 season, all guests should be assured that the joint programs between Northstar and Sierra resorts of Double Whammy Season Pass, Vertical Plus and Fast Pass Membership will continue to be sold and in place.

For more information call (530) 543-3132.

Vail Resorts Announces New Benefits for its Lake Tahoe Season Pass Programs

Vail Resorts, Inc. today announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Northstar-at-Tahoe(TM) Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif., one of the premier mountain resort destinations in North America. As part of the acquisition, Vail Resorts is also announcing significant added value for all of its pass holders for the 2010-2011 winter season.

“We are thrilled by the opportunity to bring Northstar-at-Tahoe into our family of world-class mountain resorts and offer our most loyal guests even greater value on their skiing and riding this winter,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “We’ve taken the best deal in skiing and made it even more compelling, as the Epic Season Pass will now offer eight great resorts for the 2010-2011 ski season. We also have added access to more resorts for both Northstar and Heavenly pass holders and have even offered new value for our Colorado Pass holders, with five days of skiing at either Heavenly or Northstar. Skiers and riders want more choices and better value and our acquisition of Northstar-at-Tahoe is all about delivering that for our guests.”

Epic Season Pass:
•Epic Season Pass: The revolutionary Epic Season Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and Heavenly in California/Nevada at $629 for adults and $329 for children (ages 5-12) through Nov. 7, when sales end. Epic Pass holders will now also receive unlimited, unrestricted access to Northstar-at-Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe – eight great resorts in total for the 2010-2011 ski season.
•Epic 7-Pack: New this season, the Epic 7-Pack features seven days of unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Heavenly at $479 for adults and $239 for children through Nov. 7, when sales end. The Epic 7-Pack can now be used at Northstar-at-Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe for the 2010-2011 ski season as well.

Northstar-at-Tahoe 2010-2011 Season Passes:
•Double Whammy Unlimited-Adult: The Double Whammy Unlimited Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Northstar-at-Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe resorts at $799 for adults. Existing pass holders will be able to exchange their Double Whammy Unlimited Pass for the Epic Season Pass ($629) and receive a refund for the difference in the price (over $100 in most cases). Moving forward, we will promote the purchase of the Adult Epic Season Pass, providing unlimited and unrestricted skiing and riding at eight resorts at a much lower price than the Adult Double Whammy Unlimited.
•Double Whammy Unlimited-Teen/Child: Offering unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Northstar and Sierra, the price of the teen ($449) and child ($119) pass will remain unchanged. Teens will have the option to upgrade to an adult Epic Season Pass. Children will have the option to upgrade to a Child Epic Season Pass or a Child Heavenly Pass.
•Double Whammy Limited: The Double Whammy Limited offers skiing and riding at Northstar all season long with 10 restricted dates and unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Sierra at $519 for adults and $299 for teens. Adult pass holders will now receive skiing and riding at Heavenly, with the same restricted dates as Northstar. Teens will have the option to upgrade to a Teen Heavenly Pass at $309.
•Double Whammy Value: The Double Whammy Value offers skiing and riding at Northstar and Sierra with some restricted dates and no access to Northstar on Saturdays between Dec. 18, 2010 and March 26, 2011. Pass holders will now also have access to Heavenly with the same restricted dates. The pass price is $419 for adults.
•Northstar Only Pass: The Northstar Only Pass offers skiing and riding at Northstar on weekdays only at $319 for adults; not valid at Heavenly.
•Sierra Only Pass: Will remain valid at Sierra; not valid at Heavenly, Northstar or other resorts.

Heavenly 2010-2011 Season Passes:
•Heavenly Pass: Ski and ride at Heavenly all season long at $379 for adults, $309 for teens and $199 for children. Some restricted dates apply. Heavenly Passes will now offer access to Northstar and Sierra with some restricted dates; not valid at Northstar on Saturdays from Dec. 18, 2010 through March 26, 2011.

Colorado 2010-2011 Season Passes:
•Colorado Pass: The Colorado Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek at $479 for adults, $359 for teens and $239 for children through Nov. 7, when sales end. Some restricted dates apply at Vail and Beaver Creek. The Colorado Pass will now feature five free days of skiing and riding at either Heavenly or Northstar; some restricted dates apply.
•Summit Pass: The Summit Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. $429 for adults, $339 for teens and $229 for children through Nov. 7, when sales end. Not valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Heavenly, Northstar or Sierra.

EpicMix:
•A new online and mobile application that offers skiers and riders a seamless and effortless way to digitally capture and share their mountain experience, EpicMix will be available for guests at Northstar at the start of the 2011-2012 season. EpicMix automatically collects the ski and ride stats of guests throughout each of its resorts, by leveraging Vail Resorts’ state-of-the-art radio frequency (RF) scanners installed at each of its 89 lifts across Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. An RF-enabled chip embedded in Vail Resorts’ season passes and PEAKS lift tickets will automatically track guests’ lift rides, calculating vertical feet skied and days on the mountain and will recognize special achievements and accomplishments by granting guests commemorative, collectible digital pins. EpicMix will have hundreds of available digital pins for a multitude of unique experiences available at each resort.

In the coming weeks, the Company will also be announcing new benefits and programs for purchasers of daily lift tickets at both Northstar and Heavenly. For additional details, please visit www.epicpass.com or call 1-800-842-8062.

Historical Haunted Walking Tour – Oct. 21-22

Mysterious sightings, unusual happenings and historic tales come to life in Truckee’s 2nd Annual Historical Haunted Walking Tour on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. Tour guides skillfully combine stories and legends with interesting facts in this “adults only” tour that begins with a complimentary glass of wine at Moody’s Bistro & Lounge and benefits two local non-profit organizations: Trails and Vistas and the Truckee Donner Historical Society.For more information on this year’s Historical Haunted Walking Tour click here.

Governor Schwarzenegger vetoes CA ski safety bill

The Associated Press
and Sun News Service Reports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed legislation that would have imposed the nation’s toughest safety standards at California ski slopes. Schwarzenegger on Friday signed legislation that would have required helmets for skiers and snowboarders under 18.  But the bill, SB880, won’t go into effect because the Republican governor vetoed a companion bill that mandates ski resorts to prepare annual safety plans.

In his veto message, Schwarzenegger says the ski resort standards called for in AB1652 would have placed an unnecessary burden on resort operators without any assurance of fewer injuries and fatalities.

AB 1652 was authored by assembly member Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, and co-authored by Senator Leland Yee, D- San Francisco, while SB 880 was authored by Yee and co-authored by Jones.

“I am very disappointed that the governor vetoed AB 1652 given the fact there was no opposition to the bill,” Jones said. “It is highly unusual for a Governor to substitute his personal judgment about the impact on the industry for the industry’s own judgment. This bill had no opposition because everyone, except for the governor, recognizes how important injury prevention and safety are, especially for children.

AB 1652 was sponsored by the California Ski and Snowboard Safety Organization, founded by Dr. Dan Gregorie.

“We fully appreciated the ski industry’s collaboration and support on both AB 1652 and SB 880, bills that would have provided for the use of helmets and increased access to snow sport safety information,” Gregorie said. “By obtaining data specific to the ski resorts, individuals and families would have been able to make informed decisions about their own snow sport experiences.”

“Many California ski resorts are located on U.S. Forest Service land, and are already required to compile and file safety and accident reports with USFS as well as maintain some of this information in the resort management office,” Schwarzenegger wrote in his veto message. “Ski resorts in California also already mark their ski area boundaries and trails with appropriate information. This bill may place an unnecessary burden on resorts, without assurance of a significant reduction in ski and snowboard-related injuries and fatalities.”

While both bills earned at least two-thirds majority to pass through the assembly and senate earlier this year, it was opposed by many Republicans who saw them as forms of “nanny government” that levy a huge burden of policies on California ski resorts that would have to obey the strictest regulations in the nation.

Care Flight among the top for industry safety standards serving Tahoe Truckee

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By Kurt Althof
Care Flight public and customer relations manager

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling on regulators to require new lifesaving technologies on many air ambulances such as night-vision goggles and terrain avoidance systems. The devices are costly, but the NTSB says they would save lives in a health care system increasingly reliant on helicopters for transporting critically ill patients.

Care Flight’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Margaret Tole couldn’t agree more. “Safety is our number one priority because we can’t provide exceptional patient care if you don’t operate safely,” said Tole.

Care Flight, which services the Truckee and Lake Tahoe region, has always been on the leading edge of aviation safety. In 1995 Care Flight added satellite phones to each aircraft to ensure yet another communication option, especially needed when flying in rural Nevada and other areas where cell service and even radio repeaters can be inconsistent.

Night flying can be hazardous and Care Flight began flying with night vision goggles (NVGs) in 2005. Unlike many other flight programs, Care Flight has trained all of the medical staff, not just the pilot, to ensure there are three sets of eyes keeping a look out for any possible danger. Care Flight uses the same night vision goggles the military uses.

“Each pair runs about $10,000, but they are well worth the investment,” said Tole.

In October 2008, Care Flight again voluntarily upgraded the safety equipment in the aircraft with the addition of Terrain Avoidance and Warning Systems (TAWS), as well as dual, moving, GPS systems with live weather feeds, and upgraded satellite phones.

In addition to all of the safety upgrades and investments, Care Flight contracts with Air Methods Corporation to provide the aviation component for the program, which includes pilots and mechanics. Air Methods Corporation is the largest medical helicopter operator in the country and is also an industry leader in safety enhancement and training. As part of the Air Methods Corporation, every single Care Flight trip is tracked via real time satellite, not only by the Care Flight dispatch center in Reno, Nev., but also an Operational Control Center in Denver, Colo., staffed with pilots and weather technology. Care Flight’s Aviation Communication Specialists require verbal position reports every 15 minutes from the pilot to ensure the flight is going as planned and constant communication is maintained.

“Care Flight is committed to clinical excellence and safe operation,” said Tole. “We will continue to strive toward improved safety at every opportunity as well as support the NTSB safety recommendations.”

About Care Flight

Care Flight, headquartered in Reno, Nev., has served the northern Nevada and north eastern California area since 1981 and was one of the first hospital based programs in the country. Care Flight staffs three bases 24 hours per day, seven days per wee in Reno, Nev., Gardnerville, Nev., and Truckee, Calif. Each base covers a 150 miles radius totaling 40,000 square miles. Each aircraft is staffed with a critical care flight nurse and critical care paramedic. Care Flight is a division of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA).

Lakefront Property Listings

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Click on the areas below to view Lakefront property currently listed for sale:

Carnelian Bay

Donner Lake

Homewood & Tahoma

Kings Beach & Tahoe Vista

Tahoe City / Dollar Point

Luxury Property Listings

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Click on the areas below to view Truckee and north Lake Tahoe luxury real estate property currently listed for sale:

 

Alpine Meadows

Carnelian Bay

Donner Lake

Gray’s Crossing

Homewood & Tahoma

Juniper Hill & Juniper Creek

Lahontan

Martis Camp

Northstar California Ski Resort

Old Greenwood

Martiswoods Estates & Ponderosa Ranchos

Squaw Valley

Tahoe City

Tahoe-Donner

The Meadows

Timilick

 

 

 

Winter Driving Tips – from the CHP

Winter Driving Tips for the Lake Tahoe Area

• Make sure your brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, heater and exhaust system are in top condition.

• Check your antifreeze and be ready for colder temperatures.

• Check your tires. Make sure they are properly inflated and the tread is in good condition.

• Always carry chains.

• Other suggested items to carry in your car are an ice scraper or commercial deicer, a broom for brushing snow off your car, a shovel to free your car if it’s “snowed in,’ sand or burlap for traction if your wheels should become mired in snow; and an old towel to clean your hands.

• It is also a good idea to take along water, food, warm blankets and extra clothing. A lengthy delay will make you glad you have them.

• Put an extra car key in your pocket. A number of motorists have locked themselves out of their cars when putting on chains and at ski areas.

• Allow enough time. Trips to the mountains can take longer during winter than other times of year, especially if you encounter storm conditions or icy roads.

• Keep your gas tank full.

• Keep windshield and windows clear.

• Slow down. A highway speed of 55 miles an hour may be safe in dry weather – but an invitation for trouble on snow and ice. Snow and ice make stopping distances much longer, so keep your seat belt buckled and leave more distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. Bridge decks and shady spots can be icy when other areas are not.

• Be more observant. Visibility is often limited in winter by weather conditions. Slow down and watch for other vehicles and for snow equipment.

• When stalled, stay with your vehicle and try to conserve fuel while maintaining warmth. Be alert to any possible exhaust or monoxide problems.

– From the California Highway Patrol

Prominent Silicon Valley couple aims to save 100,000 acres in Sierra Nevada

Jim and Becky Morgan of Los Altos Hills — he, the retired CEO of Applied Materials and she, a former Santa Clara County supervisor and Republican state senator — have started a project to raise $100 million over the next five years to acquire and preserve land in the Sierra Nevada.  For the complete story click here.

Green Building Code Goes Into Effect

The state’s green building code, the first of its kind in the nation, took effect August 1st, the California Building Standards Commission has announced. This new code standardizes practices for reducing the environmental impact of buildings in a variety of ways. It encourages the use of renewable, recyclable, and recycled material in the building process. It also encourages the reduction of a building’s potable water use by 20 percent, and it establishes a two tiered 15 or 30 percent energy savings above current levels for all buildings through a combination of more efficient appliances and windows, better insulation, and other performance enhancing measures. Application of the code is currently voluntary. It was adopted last year as a step toward mandatory green building standards, which Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for by 2010.

All About Short-Sales

Thinking of Making an Offer on a Short Sale?  What You Need to Know…

Are you looking to buy a new home? Are you thinking that now’s a great time to find bargains? That’s true, but it pays to know a little about the seller’s situation before you make an offer.

If a home is being sold for below what the current seller owes on the property-and the seller does not have other funds to make up the difference at closing-the sale is considered a short sale. Many more home owners are finding themselves in this situation due to a number of factors, including job losses, aggressive borrowing against their home in the days of easy credit, and declining home values in a slower real estate market.

A short sale is different from a foreclosure, which is when the seller’s lender has taken title of the home and is selling it directly. Homeowners often try to accomplish a short sale in order to avoid foreclosure. But a short sale holds many potential pitfalls for buyers. Know the risks before you pursue a short-sale purchase.

You’re a good candidate for a short-sale purchase if:

• You’re very patient. Even after you come to agreement with the seller to buy a short-sale property, the seller’s lender (or lenders, if there is more than one mortgage) has to approve the sale before you can close. When there is only one mortgage, short-sale experts say lender approval typically takes about two months. If there is more than one mortgage with different lenders, it can take four months or longer for the lenders to approve the sale.

• Your financing is in order. Lenders like cash offers. But even if you can’t pay all cash for a short-sale property, it’s important to show you are well qualified and your financing is set. If you’re preapproved, have a large down payment, and can close at any time, your offer will be viewed more favorably than that of a buyer whose financing is less secure.

• You don’t have any contingencies. If you have a home to sell before you can close on the purchase of the short-sale property-or you need to be in your new home by a certain time-a short sale may not be for you. Lenders like no-contingency offers and flexible closing terms.

If you’re serious about purchasing a short-sale property, it’s important for you to have expert assistance. Here are some people you want to work with:

• Experienced real estate attorney. Only about two out of five short sales are approved by lenders. But a good real estate attorney who’s knowledgeable about the short-sale process will increase your chances getting an approved contract. Also, if you want any provisions or very specialized language written into the purchase contract, a real estate attorney is essential throughout the negotiation.

• A qualified real estate professional.* You may have a close friend or relative in real estate, but if that person doesn’t know anything about short sales, working with him or her may hurt your chances of a successful closing. Interview a few practitioners and ask them how many buyers they’ve represented in a short sale and, of those, how many have successfully closed. A qualified real estate professional will be able to show you short-sale homes, help negotiate the purchase when you find the property you want to buy, and smooth communications with the lender. (All MLSs permit, and some now require, special notations to indicate that a listing is a short sale. There also are certain phrases you can watch for, such as “lender approval required.”)

• Title officer. It’s a good idea to have a title officer do an initial title search on a short-sale property to see all the liens attached to the property. If there are multiple lien holders (e.g., second or third mortgage or lines of credit, real estate tax lien, mechanic’s lien, homeowners association lien, etc.), it’s much tougher to get that short sale contract to the closing table. Any of the lien holders could put a kink in the process even after you’ve waited for months for lender approval. If you don’t know a title officer, your real estate attorney or real estate professional should be able to recommend a few.

Some of the other risks faced by buyers of short-sale properties include:

• Potential for rejection. Lenders want to minimize their losses as much as possible. If you make an offer tremendously lower than the fair market value of the home, chances are that your offer will be rejected and you’ll have wasted months. Or the lender could make a counteroffer, which will lengthen the process.

• Bad terms. Even when a lender approves a short sale, it could require that the sellers sign a promissory note to repay the deficient amount of the loan, which may not be acceptable to some financially desperate sellers. In that case, the sellers may refuse to go through with the short sale. Lenders also can change any of the terms of the contract that you’ve already negotiated, which may not be agreeable to you.

• No repairs or repair credits. You will most likely be asked to take the property “as is.” Lenders are already taking a loss on the property and may not agree to requests for repair credits.

The risks of a short sale are considerable. But if you have the time, patience, and iron will to see it through, a short sale can be a win-win for you and the sellers.

For more information regarding Truckee real estate short-sale properties and north Lake Tahoe real estate short-sale properties, please contact me.

* Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and is bound by NAR’s strict code of ethics.

Note: This article provides general information only. Information is not provided as advice for a specific matter. Laws vary from state to state. For advice on a specific matter, consult your attorney or CPA.

Winter Adventures in Truckee

Truckee, Calif. (Winter 2008–09) — Nestled in the Sierra Nevada with elevations that begin at nearly 6,000 feet, Truckee has become a favorite winter destination for visitors seeking a little adventure. Truckee’s mountain, meadow and lake terrain sets the stage for a truly diverse mix of recreation that scales from the serene to the heart pounding. And for those who find escape with a rich cup of coffee, artisan jewelry and one-of-a-kind design, Downtown Truckee’s shops, galleries, and restaurants provide ample diversion.

Surrounded by world-class ski resorts, skiers’ and snowboarders’ toughest decision is where to go first. Each resort offers the opportunity to experience some of the country’s best terrain with a total of 10,000 acres. Resorts include Squaw Valley USA, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Homewood, Royal Gorge, Donner Ski Ranch and Soda Springs.

Every winter many families enjoy the simple pleasure of sledding down the many hills in and around Truckee. Saucers and sleds can be purchased at one of the hardware stores in town including Mountain Hardware and Sports and Porter’s – Truckee. A popular sledding hill in town is Tahoe Donner’s Trout Creek, where visitors can sled on a golf driving range that doubles as a play area in the winter.

Visitors can blaze through the snow while taking in spectacular Sierra Nevada views with Eagle Ridge Snowmobile tours. Offered for all levels, Eagle Ridge takes visitors on tours that range from two hours to a full day. Eagle Ridge is easy to access from its location 14 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89 at the turnoff to Jackson Meadows reservoir. For more information, visit www.tahoesnowmobiling.com or call (530) 546-8667.

Those who enjoy hiking during the summer will undoubtedly enjoy snowshoeing in the winter. Resorts including Northstar-at-Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek and Royal Gorge all offer snowshoe rentals and groomed trails perfect for beginners. For those looking for more adventure, trails abound in the Truckee area. Each winter visitors have a blast exploring landscapes such as the Martis Valley, Castle Peak, Donner Memorial State Park and the Emigrant Trail. For more information and rental equipment contact The Sports Exchange, www.truckeesportsexchange.com or (530) 582-4150.

Glide through the crisp mountain air at Truckee’s outdoor ice rink located just a half-mile south of downtown in the Truckee River Regional Park on Brockway Road. With skate rentals, a snack bar, group and private lessons for all ages as well as a rink-side fire pit, the Truckee Ice Rink allows visitors to skate under a canopy of tall conifers and twinkling lights that festively drape the rink. Visit www.tdrpd.com or call (530) 582-7720 for more information. Located south of Truckee on Highway 89, Squaw Valley USA is home to an Olympic-sized ice pavilion overlooking scenic Lake Tahoe. Guests will experience an exhilarating ride in a cable car up to High Camp with the purchase of an ice skating ticket. Families, couples and individuals can also enjoy Northstar-at-Tahoe resort’s ice rink located in the Northstar Village and featuring lessons, rentals and fire pits where skaters can warm up and make s’ mores.

Wilderness Adventures Dog Sled Tours takes visitors on a ride they’ll never forget, skimming across fields of snow with amazing views of the Sierra Nevada peaks and valleys. The company welcomes visitors to take part in its daytime and sunset tours. Dog sled tours are also available at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and the Resort at Squaw Creek. For more information, visit www.tahoedogsledtours.com or call (530) 550-8133.

Cross country skiing offers the opportunity to get out and enjoy some of Truckee’s beautiful, world-renowned trails. Royal Gorge, located on Donner Summit only 13 miles from downtown Truckee, is North America’s largest cross-country ski resort. Rent equipment at the resort or visit Paco’s Bike and Ski where the friendly staff will outfit skiers in the proper clothing and gear for cross country or skate skiing. Visit www.pacosbikeandski.com or www.royalgorge.com. With 48 different trails, Truckee’s local Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Ski Area offers terrain for skiers of any level, including two trails for snowshoeing. Cross country skiers should be sure to not miss the trek down into beautiful Euer Valley.  Northstar-at-Tahoe offers nearly 40 kilometers of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with lessons and rentals available through the resort. Picnic tables and warming huts are available for breaks along the way.

Ice fishing is a magnificent way to enjoy the winter and commune with nature. Not only does Truckee offer the necessary climate for this sport, but it also has an array of locations where rainbow and brown trout can be found. For more information call Mountain Hardware & Sports at (530) 587-4888.

Escape the crowds and truly get away from it all in Truckee’s backcountry. Skiers and snowboarders can create their own adventure skiing to a variety of backcountry huts. For a more comfortable backcountry experience there is also Lost Trail Lodge. Hidden four miles into the Coldstream Canyon, the lodge is an ideal spot to access some of the Sierra Nevada’s best skiing and ice-climbing terrain. With its proximity to Interstate-80, the lodge is in the perfect location for a week-long adventure or a weekend getaway. Visit www.losttraillodge.com for more information or call (530) 320-9268.

Those in need of equipment rentals for a backcountry excursion should check out The Backcountry. From split boards to Randonnee and Telemark set-ups as well as ice climbing gear, The Backcountry can outfit visitors for nearly any outdoor adventure. For more information, visit www.thebackcountry.net or call 1-888-625-8244.

Truckee offers first-class shopping and dining in historic downtown where visitors will find a variety of merchandise and a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Cottonwood Restaurant, Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Pacific Crest Grill, Bar of America, The Squeeze In, Pianeta Ristorante, Burger Me and Moody’s Bistro and Lounge are just a sample of Truckee’s main dining attractions offering satisfaction for every taste. From children to adults, anyone can find a special souvenir while visiting Downtown Truckee’s noteworthy stores including Different People, Jackass Ridge Ranch, Down by the River, Truckee Variety, High Camp Home and The Pharmacy.

For great shopping beyond the downtown Commercial Row, check out Sassafras boutique in the Safeway shopping center or the KidZone Treasure Chest by Smokey’s Kitchen on the West end of town.  For crafting experiences, stop in at Paper Paradise by Wild Cherries, Gioielli, a specialty bead shop in Brickelltown or Lake Tahoe Yarn, located in Riverstone Home and Garden.

For Truckee Real Estate, Truckee forclosures, to search the Truckee MLS, view Tahoe Donner real estate, Northstar real estate, or to search the Tahoe MLS, contact Sierra-Tahoe Realty at 530.582.9980

Finally, the Legacy Trail offers a tranquil view of the Truckee River for those looking to unwind after a long day of shopping, accessible through Riverview Park or the Truckee River Regional Park.

Truckee is just 40 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento, and three hours from San Francisco with easy access off of Interstate-80.

Truckee named Top 10 “Dream Town” by Sunset Magazine

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It’s no longer a secret.

Truckee has become a popular travel destination, but now that Sunset Magazine has named Truckee one of the top 10 dream towns in its August 2008 issue, the mountain community may see some an increase in activity.

“This validates everything we who live here already know – that it is a dream town,” said Mayor Barbara Green.

Ranked among other U.S. towns like San Luis Obispo, Calif., Crested Butte, Colo., and Prescott, Ariz., Truckee was commended for “it’s tight-knit, outdoorsy community, with good restaurants and year-round recreational fun,” according to the Sunset Magazine article.

This isn’t the first time Truckee has gained national attention from the media as an ideal place to settle in the Sierra Nevada. In 2006, Outside Magazine named Truckee the “Best Outside Town” thanks to the surrounding vertical terrain and low-key atmosphere.

“It’s always good when we get listed in these different magazines – it lets people know we exist,” said Vice Mayor Mark Brown. “We depend so much on tourism and this helps with our image and visibility.”

Sunset Magazine also paid tribute to Truckee due to its close proximity to San Francisco, but “worlds away in real estate prices.”

That exposure could influence readers to value Truckee as more than just a place to visit, but a place to live as well, said Stefanie Olivieri, president of the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association.

“In my eyes, Truckee has been a dream town all my life,” Olivieri said. “The recognition is nice … people who read the magazine and are thinking about moving will certainly take Truckee into consideration.”

TripAdvisor Ranks Lake Tahoe No. 1 U.S. Destination for 2008

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(NORTH LAKE TAHOE, California/Nevada) – Lake Tahoe is tops among travelers, so say the users of TripAdvisor, who ranked Lake Tahoe as the number one U.S. destination for the 2008 TripAdvisor Inaugural Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards. Lake Tahoe was also ranked tenth in the world for travelers’ favorites in the TripAdvisor list, which was released yesterday.

“TripAdvisor is considered the world’s largest travel community,” Andy Chapman, director of tourism with the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, said. “To be ranked as the preferred destination in the country and number 10 in the world is thrilling and an absolute honor, especially since this distinction comes from those that know Lake Tahoe the best, having experienced our product firsthand – the travelers.”

According to TripAdvisor, the Destinations Awards represent the opinion of millions of travelers. The winners were determined by a combination of TripAdvisor travelers’ favorite places and overall popularity on TripAdvisor.

“Whether it’s the unique beauty or abundance of attractions, the 2008 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards honor the most beloved destinations from around the world,” said Michele Perry, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor. “Determined by millions of travelers, the Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards are unique because they single out not just popular places but truly exceptional places that enthrall travelers and keep them coming back.”

Lake Tahoe faced stiff competition, as the top five favorites in the U.S. also included Big Sur, California; San Francisco, California; Poipu, Hawaii; and Sedona, Arizona. Top in the world were Milford Sound, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Cayo Largo, Cuba.

Lake Tahoe is also popular with those frequenting Orbitz.com, when last winter it was ranked the number one destination for hotel and vacation packages booked by travelers at Orbitz.com for travel between November 20 and May 1, 2008.

With North America’s largest alpine lake as the centerpiece and massive granite peaks as the backdrop, Lake Tahoe’s scenery is unparalleled. Also making it a popular travel destination is its luxurious lodging accommodations, as well as easy access via the Reno- Tahoe International Airport and VIP airport shuttles for groups of any size.

North Lake Tahoe is also home to a bevy of special events, including the Lake Tahoe Music Festival (July 17 through August 9), comprised of numerous and varied outdoor concerts, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (July and August) with bard performances on the sandy shores of Incline Village. The 23rd Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival (September 5-7) serves as the pinnacle of all food events in North Lake Tahoe and features cooking and outdoor grilling classes with celebrity chefs, Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off (Iron Chef style), reserve wine and spirits tastings, boutique winery tastings, a grape stomp, winery dinners and special restaurant presentations and tasting events, live wine auction, as well as the Farmer’s Market and Gourmet Marketplace.