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Lake Tahoe and Truckee Real Estate Sales are Hot! Hot! HOT!!!   Leave a comment


Summer is coming to a close and fall is on its way.  Our temperatures may be dropping somewhat, but Lake Tahoe and Truckee’s real estate market is still HOT!  Now is the time to get those homes bought and sold before the winter. Whether you’re looking for the perfect ski cabin, a year round residence, property to build your dream home, or you’re a seller looking to upsize or downsize, now is the time to give me a call so you can take advantage of our sizzling market.

Properties priced well – SELL!  Last week this cute home on Davos in Tahoe Donner sold within 3 days with multiple offers and it sold over asking price.



3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Tahoe Donner home on Davos.

Classic mountain cabin in beautiful setting. Open floor plan with wood vaulted ceilings and wonderful wall of windows offering lots of light. Ideal floor plan with laundry room at entry, covered breezeway from garage to home, 2 bedrooms down with master suite and loft upstairs. Kitchen has been remodeled, newer laminate floors in great room, EPA rated woodstove on rock hearth, remodeled master bath. The cabin in the woods you’ve been waiting for.

This home sold withing 3 hours of being listed!


The condo at Granlibakken (photo below) sold without even coming onto the market and seller is getting top dollar. It’s an amazing location right next to Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe.  The quiet community of Granlibakken offers pool, tennis courts and ropes course and an in-house rental program.  This charming condo has two bedrooms, two baths, vaulted wood ceilings, sunny deck and views towards the ski and sled hill.  It was offered at $285,000 and a sale is now pending.




Condo at Granlibakken



The real estate market here is still strong!  If you are curious about the value of your property, please contact me, Lynn Richardson at 530.582.2422 or 800.926.4975 Toll Free. You may be surprised at what your property is worth.




Truckee’s Mini Mousehole!   1 comment

IMG_0676by Tim Hauserman

It took many years of planning, and sometimes it seemed almost as long to construct, but Truckee’s Mini Mousehole is now open and available for pedestrian and bike traffic.

What is the Mini Mousehole? If you are driving north from Tahoe City on Highway 89, just before reaching Truckee, the road passes through a tunnel underneath the railroad that has become known as the mousehole because it is so narrow. It was quite dangerous for bikers and walkers, and it wasn’t too fun for drivers either, who had to hope they didn’t accidentally clip a pedestrian in the tunnel. The solution: The Mini Mousehole.

The Mini Mousehole sits just east of the regular mousehole. It is accessed via a sidewalk/bike path that goes from West River Street to the intersection with Deerfield Drive, where Save Mart, CVS, McDonalds and a host of other businesses are located. This route truly is a potential lifesaver for the large community who live at the Donner Creek Mobile Home Park at the intersection of West River Street and Highway 89. For bike riders, it’s part of two recent improvements to the biking scene in Truckee:

The Mini Mousehole now makes it safer to ride along Highway 89 from Tahoe City to Donner Pass Road near the Safeway, and from there, catch the bike lane on Donner Pass Road to Donner Lake, Donner Summit and Cisco Grove if you are so inclined (or so crazy strong).

West River Street is currently being widened and repaved with the much needed addition of a bike lane. This will now allow a Glenshire rider to catch the Truckee River Legacy Trail to first East River and then West River Street. From there you can ride towards Highway 89 without the trepidation of the past, when West River was too narrow and busy for comfort.

Now that the crowds of summer are disappearing, it is a great time to get out on your bike and try out the new biking opportunities of Truckee. I know I will soon be grunting my way up Donner Pass to enjoy the view from the Rainbow Bridge.



The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing   Leave a comment


Every four years people question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week where they explained:

“A growing body of research shows that during presidential election years — particularly ones like this when there is such uncertainty about the nation’s future — industry becomes almost paralyzed. A look at the last several dozen election cycles shows that during the final year of a presidential term, big corporate investments are routinely postponed, and big deals are put on the back burner.

The research is even more persuasive on the final year of an eight-year presidential term, when a new candidate inevitably will become president.”

We are seeing this take form in the latest economic numbers. However, will this lead to a slowdown in the housing market? Not according to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the National Association of Realtors.

The Impact on Housing Throughout 2016

Let’s look at what has happened and what is projected to happen by these three major entities.

National Association of Realtors

“In spite of deficient supply levels, stock market volatility and the paltry economic growth seen so far this year, the housing market did show resilience and had its best first quarter of existing-sales since 2007.”

Freddie Mac

“Recent data darkened the growth outlook for the first quarter of 2016. However, despite the disappointing economic reports, we still forecast housing to maintain its momentum in 2016.”

Fannie Mae

“Consumers and businesses showed caution at the end of the first quarter…(but) Home sales are expected to pick up heading into the spring season amid the backdrop of declining mortgage rates, rising pending home sales and purchase mortgage applications, and continued easing of lending standards on residential mortgage loans.”

Bottom Line

Even during this election year, the desire to achieve the American Dream is greater than the fear of uncertainty of the next presidency.




Lynn Richardson . Coldwell Banker Real Estate . Lake Tahoe & Truckee

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