The Heavily Publicized NAR Settlement and How it May Impact You

The Heavily Publicized NAR Settlement and How it May Impact You

As I’m sure you’ve heard, The National Association of Realtors entered into a settlement agreement that included monetary compensation and two new changes to how real estate agents must do business beginning in July of 2024.

I’ve never seen such a media swarm around the real estate industry prior to this, and I wanted to let you know that I’m here to answer your questions.

Regardless of whether or not you’re planning to enter into a real estate transaction anytime soon, I am here to guide you through what the future may look like in our industry.

If you’d like to learn more, let’s schedule a call to catch up.

A Special Message from Tahoe Fund and League to Save Lake Tahoe

Breaking News! A Big Leap Forward for Upper Truckee Restoration – Tahoe Fund

 

Dear Friends,

We are writing today with monumental news! With support from the Tahoe Fund and the League to Save Lake Tahoe, the California Tahoe Conservancy is purchasing the Motel 6 property and surrounding 31 acres that sit within the Upper Truckee River watershed next to Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe.

Long before environmental regulations were created to avoid such travesties, the motel was built in the middle of Tahoe’s largest marsh ecosystem, grossly impacting the native habitat and clarity of the Lake. It has long been a goal of both of our organizations and many agencies in the Basin to see this development removed from these sensitive lands and the wetlands restored to their function as a natural pollution filter for the Lake.

The property is being purchased with funding from the Conservancy, the California Wildlife Conservation Board, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and our two organizations.

The first step will be to secure the property and prepare for removal of the motel. Over the next few years, planning work will commence on the restoration of the lands.

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Credit: California Tahoe Conservancy

This is fantastic news! Restoring sensitive marshland is a significant environmental achievement. Marshlands play a crucial role in filtering pollutants and providing habitat for a wide range of wildlife, and enhance the quality of life for our communities. It’s a testament to the dedication and hard work of the agencies involved, and indeed a major win for the lake and its surrounding environment. Congratulations to everyone involved in making this happen!

If you have plans to visit Lake Tahoe, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would be more than happy to give you a tour and help you explore our diverse neighborhoods.

PRICE REDUCTION: 1401 Bear Mountain Court, Alpine Meadows

PRICE REDUCTION

1401 Bear Mountain Court, Alpine Meadows, California

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2630 SF

Listing Price $2,125,000

Custom Mountain Home in Scenic Alpine Meadows

Situated on over an acre of land on a private road in Alpine Meadows, and only 2 miles away from the ski resort and the base-to-base gondola, Bear Mountain Court awaits! With the option to purchase the privacy lot next door, the tranquility of this property is unmatched.

Built in 2011, this custom home offers sweeping mountain and valley views from nearly every window. Soak in the peace and quiet without compromising your proximity to the mountain. Each room is located on a separate floor offering seclusion from the main areas without being too far. The expansive deck is drenched in sun and is the ideal spot to enjoy the sunset over the towering mountain range. Custom features include an elevator, backup generator, vaulted ceilings, hand-scraped Brazilian cherry floors, cherry cabinets, granite countertops, wine fridge, heated floors, towel warmers, steam showers, high-end fixtures and finishings, and more.

For showing appointment or information on properties at Alpine Meadows, contact Amie Quirarte.

BACK ON THE MARKET: 160 Cherry Street

BACK ON THE MARKET

160 Cherry Street, Homewood, California

6 BR | 5.5 BA | 5670 SF

Listing  Price $8,990,000

Homewood Mountain Lodge on the West Shore

Beyond the A-symmetrical front gate lies 160 Cherry Street. Situated on 2.38 acres and backing to Forest Service land, this property encapsulates privacy and seclusion without compromising your proximity to the lake.

Completed in 2020, this home features endless unique components, such as a hanging staircase made out of forged steel, and the use of reclaimed wood from the original Tahoe Tavern Pier that was reworked for multiple pieces throughout this spectacular home. The 20-foot stone, floor-to-ceiling, double-sided fireplace centered in the great room is the heart for family gatherings and celebrations.

The main home has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a 1,400-square-foot deck with a covered patio and wood-burning fireplace. The guest house is a fully detached one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with four additional built-in bunk beds to accommodate both friends and family.

Nestled between the guest and main homes is an outdoor patio with a gas fireplace and a 30′ outdoor water feature. There are two separate garages that can comfortably house five cars and a boat. The radiant heat, air conditioning units, air purifying system, elevator, and heated stairs and driveway are the finishing touches to ensure life at Cherry Street is as effortless as it gets.

As a member of Tahoe Swiss Village’s homeowner’s association, you can enjoy the use of two buoys, two piers, and a private beach located just across the street. This custom home was initially envisioned as a mountain lodge with an industrial feel, and the dedicated group of minds behind it brought this vision to life. It was designed, engineered, and built by local teams who have a deep affinity for this area and worked together to seamlessly integrate the intimate characteristics of the home with the nature that surrounds it.

For showing appointment, contact Amie Quirarte.

 

Price Reduction: 1635 Cedar Crest Avenue

PRICE REDUCTION

1635 Cedar Crest Avenue, Tahoe City, California

4 BR | 4 BA | 2218 SF

Listing  Price $1,380,000

This is an as-is sale. Please contact listing agent for more details. Located just a few blocks from Lake Tahoe Park, the private HOA beach and recreation area, this home is your idyllic west shore retreat. The attached living space/kitchenette/bathroom has a separate entrance, and can be closed off from the main home. This extensively remodeled home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a separate living area, and ample space for you and all of your visitors. The fully fenced backyard and large deck allow maximum optimization for your outdoor time, no matter what the season.

For information on properties on the West Shore of Tahoe, contact Amie Quirarte.

JUST LISTED: 1401 Bear Mountain Court, Alpine Meadows

JUST LISTED

1401 Bear Mountain Court

Alpine Meadows, California

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2630 SF

Listing  Price $2,239,000

Tranquil Sanctuary in Alpine Meadows

Situated on over an acre of land on a private road in Alpine Meadows, and only 2 miles away from the ski resort and the base-to-base gondola, Bear Mountain Court awaits! With the option to purchase the privacy lot next door, the tranquility of this property is unmatched.

Built in 2011, this custom home offers sweeping mountain and valley views from nearly every window. Soak in the peace and quiet without compromising your proximity to the mountain. Each room is located on a separate floor offering seclusion from the main areas without being too far. The expansive deck is drenched in sun and is the ideal spot to enjoy the sunset over the towering mountain range. Custom features include an elevator, backup generator, vaulted ceilings, hand-scraped Brazilian cherry floors, cherry cabinets, granite countertops, wine fridge, heated floors, towel warmers, steam showers, high-end fixtures and finishings, and more.

For information on properties at Alpine Meadows, contact Amie Quirarte.

2023 Lake Tahoe Ski Report Opening Dates

Let the Ski Season Begin

The Lake Tahoe 2023/2024 ski season is nearly here! Early storms are getting us excited for the winter to come. While ski resort opening dates are always subject to weather and conditions, it sure does give us something to look forward to. So get your skis waxed and your gear ready, because the ski season is around the corner and powder days are ahead!

Opening Days Announced!

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: November 10

Northstar California: November 17

Heavenly: November 17

Boreal: November 17

Palisades Tahoe: November 22

Tahoe Donner XC: November 24

Sugar Bowl: November 24 – Celebrating 85 Years!

Soda Springs: November 24

Tahoe City Winter Sports Park: November 24

Diamond Peak: December 7

Tahoe Donner Downhill: December 8

Homewood Mountain Resort: December 15

Granlibakken: December 15 – Celebrating 99 Years!

Price Reduction: 1635 Cedar Crest Avenue

PRICE REDUCTION

1635 Cedar Crest Avenue, Tahoe City, California

4 BR | 4 BA | 2218 SF

Listing  Price $1,580,000

LIFE’S A BEACH ON THE WEST SHORE

Located just a few blocks from Lake Tahoe Park, the private HOA beach and recreation area, this home is your idyllic West Shore retreat. The attached living space/kitchenette/bathroom has a separate entrance, and can be closed off from the main home. This extensively remodeled home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a separate living area, and ample space for you and all of your visitors. The fully fenced backyard and large deck allow maximum optimization for your outdoor time, no matter what the season.

For showing appointment, contact Amie Quirarte.

JUST SOLD: 8748 Brockway Vista Avenue

JUST SOLD | REPRESENTED BUYER

8748 Brockway Vista Avenue, Kings Beach, California

3 BR | 3 BA | Lakefront

Sale Price $4,500,000.00

Every home, and every sale, has a story. When I saw this listing hit the market at 8pm, I immediately reached out to my past client who owned the Chipmunk condo nearby that we recently sold, having no idea her and her family were in a position to upgrade.

The odds were against us being that our offer was contingent on another property selling and knowing that this home would likely garner significant interest and offers very quickly, but we decided to give it all we had regardless.

This came down to strong relationships and mutual trust with other realtors in your market.  And just like that, we were in escrow. Congratulations to my friend as we celebrate the successful close of this beauty.

For more information on North Shore real estate, contact Amie Quirarte.

Photo Courtesy: Jamison Blair/Compass

Just Listed: 1635 Cedar Crest Avenue

JUST LISTED

1635 Cedar Crest Avenue, Tahoe City, California

4 BR | 4 BA | 2218 SF

Listing  Price $1,680,000

CLASSIC A-FRAME ON THE WEST SHORE

Located just a few blocks from Lake Tahoe Park, the private HOA beach and recreation area, this home is your idyllic West Shore retreat. The attached living space/kitchenette/bathroom has a separate entrance, and can be closed off from the main home. This extensively remodeled home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a separate living area, and ample space for you and all of your visitors. The fully fenced backyard and large deck allow maximum optimization for your outdoor time, no matter what the season.

For showing appointment, contact Amie Quirarte.