Tahoe Lake & Ski Properties

Samantha Swigard Realtor®
Sierra Sothebys International Realty
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+1 530.363.2776 mobile
CA BRE #01252550

The Communities of Northstar California

Since 1998, I have been helping home buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions in the Northstar community of Lake Tahoe. While there are many neighborhoods and ski resorts in the surrounding mountains, none can compare to the charm and elegance of the upscale communities located at Northstar California. Northstar California is a premier, […]

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What is True Ski-In/Ski-Out Living in Lake Tahoe?

What Defines Real Ski-In/Ski-Out Living in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee?  There is magic in the term ski-in/ski-out. It conjures up images of a home bellowing smoke from its chimney on the edge of an immaculately groomed piste. Of watching skiers carve elegant turns from your living room window and hot tub. It suggests stepping […]

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Martis Camp | Authentic Dove-Tail Log Estate | $4,650,000

A Dovetail Log Estate capturing the spirit of Old Tahoe with the Martis Camp Lifestyle

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Log Cabin Estate with Martis Camp LifeStyle

Lake Tahoe has historically required a tradeoff for families seeking a second home—a choice between summer and winter, or golf and skiing. Martis Camp is a place for all generations of your family to truly enjoy all that Tahoe and Truckee have to offe

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Martis Camp offers Family Ties for Second Home Owners

Not long ago, second-home and golf communities were built for a particular audience: the older couple, thinking about retirement and looking for a private club with fun, sun, and others like themselves. Today, the “other home” buyer is both younger and larger.

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Tahoe Real Estate Market Update

Today is closing day for our last north shore resort, Squaw Valley. As I sit here in The Village at Squaw writing this, I am watching it snow! Mother Nature has been cruel this year. On a positive note, today is otherwise known as opening day for real estate summer sales, boat launching, and golf anticipation day! We typically see our listing inventory boost around Memorial Weekend, but with the mild winter we have seen that trend a full 6 weeks early, with sales to match. Despite a challenging winter, the market is certainly headed in the right direction. Strong buyer demand, limited inventory, and favorable interest rates should continue to drive prices north.

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Tahoe-Truckee Real Estate Market

As we head into 2014, we celebrate over 1 Billion in real estate sales for 2013! Even though we are off to a dry start, don’t worry, there is plenty to do in Tahoe even with a sub-par snowpack. Despite the lack of natural snow, Northstar still has great skiing coverage, thanks to the sophisticated snow-making Vail Resorts invested in a few years back. As such, skiers staying in the Tahoe area over the Christmas break came to Northstar, which reported record ticket sales days during this period. I have never seen so many families enjoying the ice rink and fire pits in The Village as I did on New Year’s Day. No snow, no problem. I did not hear anyone complain about the conditions at all! Families skied for a few hours, followed by hiking and mountain biking some of the area’s dry trails at lower elevations. The Ritz Carlton Spa and pool was also very busy pampering guests making time for this sort of leisure that they otherwise won’t at home. Lastly, I can honestly say that some of the darkest “goggle tans” I have ever seen in a January are out there!

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