Neighborhood of the week – Championship Golf Course

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Championship Golf Course:

If you are seeking the Tahoe Golf lifestyle, the Championship Golf Course Subdivision is for you. This neighborhood borders North Lake Tahoe’s gorgeous Championship Golf Course. One advantage is the beautiful views of the perfectly manicured golf course, which is almost like having a big, landscaped yard you don’t have to maintain!

The new Chateau has added so much to our community as a golfers’ clubhouse and event venue, with restaurant, bar and large convention facilities that property owners can rent for parties or meetings at a discount. The golf course clubhouse and driving range are also located here.

The Championship Golf Course Subdivision would also be considered “low elevation” with moderate snowfalls and mostly level lots and driveways making the area accessible all year long. The neighborhood is a short car or bike ride away from the center of town and all the local amenities.

The subdivision’s elevation is 6,400’, and the price range of the homes for sale in the Championship Golf Course subdivision in Incline Village, Nevada varies from $345K up to $4.5M Lots tend to be mostly level and offer large building areas.

Approximately 274 Single Family Homes in this North Lake Tahoe Real Estate Subdivision

Neighborhood Of The Week – Mountain Golf Course

Mountain Golf Course:

The smaller, but no less challenging, Mountain Golf Course is located just below the Mount Rose Highway.  Many homes have views of the golf course and mountains and at an elevation of 7,000’, snowfall is moderate.

There are many cul-de-sacs in the neighborhood, and most homes back up to the golf course.

In the Lake Tahoe real estate market this subdivision is a very quiet area with moderately priced homes and condos. Among the active residential homes for sale in the Mountain Golf Course Subdivision in Incline Village, Nevada you can find homes with prices that vary from $800K up to $5.75M.

Approximately 149 Single Family Homes in this North Lake Tahoe Real Estate Subdivision

Avoid these mistakes if you want to get the most money out of your home sale

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Most of America’s markets have begun to turn around, and our local real estate market seems to be doing better than ever! With historically low interest rates for buyers still in effect, selling your house may sound pretty good right now.

But before you list, it pays to do your homework upfront. We’ve put together 7 of the most common seller mistakes to help you prepare your home for sale and net most money from the sale of your home.

1. For Sale By Owner

Trying to sell your home by yourself is sheer madness. You need the expertise of a professional to guide you through this process and ensure your house gets lots of exposure to ensure you a fast sale for top dollar. And the numbers don’t lie: homes without representation remain on the market longer and end up selling at a lower price than those with a pro at the helm.

2. Pricing Your Home

Overpricing or underpricing is a huge and costly error. It’s critical to understand your market. Review comparable deals in the area, take a realistic look at your home and discuss the positives and negatives of different pricing strategies with your agent to determine what will work best for you.

3. Neglecting necessary repairs

Taking the time to get your home ready for sale is one of the most important steps in the selling process. You only get one chance to make a first impression and a great first impression can translate to actual dollar value – especially in a competitive market. Even small cosmetic issues can be a red flag for potential buyers. Chipping paint, water stains, cracks or stained carpets can be signs of neglect or larger problems with the property. Your home should look well cared for and maintained. An experienced real estate professional can help you to determine what work needs to be done and how it could affect the value of your home in the local market.

4. Refusing to tidy up before listing

Clean up and declutter. Potential buyers need to be able to picture themselves in your home – too much clutter, personal items or disorder can be distracting and turn buyers off. Clutter eats equity and kills deals. From the kitchen countertops to the overstuffed closets to the trophy-lined shelves in the den, it’ll cost nothing to get rid of all that stuff.

5. Using lousy photos

Proper preparation also translates to a well-executed marketing plan. Your home should show at its best in person as well as in the property photos and collateral materials. As more and more buyers are turning to the internet to begin their home search, we rely on excellent photography to make a great first impression. Ditch those iPhone or point-and-shoot images. Professionally shot and staged property photos are an absolutely essential sales tool.

6. Letting your ego get in the way

Many sellers take negotiating personally and lose out on creating a win-win deal (if not the entire deal). Remember, this is a business transaction — perhaps the biggest one of your life. Take your ego out of the equation and put your head back into it.

7. Not Accommodating Potential Buyers

If someone wants to view your house, you need to accommodate this person, even if it is inconvenient for you. And yes, you have to clean and declutter the house before every single visit. A buyer won’t know and won’t care if your house was clean last week if it isn’t clean when he or she views it. It’s a lot of work, but stay focused on the prize.

Incline Village Neighborhoods – Eastern Slope

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Eastern Slope Subdivision:

The Eastern Slope neighborhood is affectionately called “The Banana Belt” by locals for its sunny and bright southern exposure. Lake Tahoe views abound in this neighborhood.

Fairview Blvd. is the neighborhood’s main road. Here, large lots typically are street-to-street and steep, which make for not much usable yard space, but at the same time offer huge, unobstructed lake views.

A few large estates are nettled off the road on large acreage. This neighborhood has many cul-de-sacs and offers private settings away from traffic. Its close proximity to Diamond Peak Ski ResortChampionship Golf Course and convenient access to the Mount Rose Highway are all pluses.

With an elevation of 6,500 to 7,000’, this area gets a significant amount of snow, however thanks to its sunny exposure, it melts quickly and this subdivision is home to a lot of properties that are considered to be top properties when it comes to Lake Tahoe’s luxury real estate.

New construction can be found throughout this area. Homes tend to be on the 6,000 to 10,000 square foot range. Because you are only allowed to build on a percentage of any lot, with large parcels, maximum coverage or 30% is possible. Builders recommend that to get a higher return on investment, to maximize this coverage and build as large as allowed.

The Eastern Slope offers serene forest settings, many adjoining vacant U.S. Forest Service parcels, rushing year-round creeks and rushing streams.

Active residential homes for sale in the Eastern Slope subdivision in Incline Village, Nevada have a price tag starting at around $300K up to $13M.

Approximately 222 Single Family Homes in this North Lake Tahoe Real Estate Subdivision

Incline Village Neighborhoods: Millcreek

Millcreek Subdivision:

The Mill Creek Subdivision consists of 276 parcels averaging .35 acre in size, making it a popular neighborhood with families and full time residents.  At 6,225’ elevation, this is a low elevation area, with convenient year-round access and lots that are mostly level and easy to build on.

Thanks to redevelopment and new construction, this neighborhood has experience substantial appreciation in North Lake Tahoe real estate market.  Older homes have been torn down and replaced with spacious, new luxury homes.  It’s not unusual to see a new, $3 million estate next to an older, 1970’s ranch style bungalow; this will most likely be the next property to be replaced.

The relatively level parcels make building new homes easier, and in most cases tearing down and building new is a more economically advantageous decision than remodeling.

Mill Creek boasts a prime location, walking distance to Incline and Ski Beaches.  These private beaches are for the exclusive use of Incline residents, and boast beach volleyball courts, sandy beaches, BBQ pits, picnic tables, playgrounds for children, and a boat ramp (at Ski Beach).  Incline Beach has restroom facilities and a snack bar open during the summer months.

Also close by are the Hyatt Regency Resort, Spa and Casino, and its excellent restaurants including the Lone Eagle Grille, which serves great American cuisine on the shores of Lake Tahoe.  You can also walk to the Country Club Mall, which features a variety of specialty shops, restaurants and beauty salons; the Village Green playing field, Aspen Grove event facility, skateboard park, Sierra Nevada College and Incline Middle School.

This area consists of mostly single family homes, with a few condominiums located across from the Hyatt (999 Lakeshore, 1000 Lakeshore, Country Club Mall and Village at Incline) and a Planned Unit Development (Country Club Villas) and if you are looking for Lake Tahoe and Incline Village bank owned properties, this subdivision should offer great deals.

The price range of the active residential homes for sale in the Millcreek Subdivision in Incline Village, Nevada varies from $400K up to $5.5M.

Approximately 263 Single Family Homes in this North Lake Tahoe Real Estate Subdivision

755 Burgundy Rd Incline Village NV 89451

Luxury Homes in Incline Village NV

A vision of peace and serenity

  • Endless magnificent views of the shimmering, crystal clear Lake Tahoe, from the orange hued sunrise to the red and purple colors of dusk. Check.
  • Crisp fresh mountain air each time you step outside your home. Check.
  • A relaxed and serene lifestyle. Check.
  • Impressive stone work and impeccable craftsmanship. Check.
  • Elegant and grand living spaces perfect for entertaining. Check.
  • Gourmet kitchen with restaurant grade appliances. Check.
  • Spa like bathrooms. Check.
  • Luxurious home theater. Check.
  • A home gym. Check.

This list of luxury home must-haves can go on and on, and you can find it all in one place – at Willow Creek Estate, Incline Village.

Willow Creek Estate offers the ultimate outdoor retreat, relaxation and privacy.

This spectacular estate sits majestically on almost two acres of pristine land overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Tahoe. The exterior of the home is surrounded by a naturalistic garden setting, created by the owner himself, who is a certified Master gardener. The garden blends seamlessly with the natural surrounding, resulting in a harmonious and delightful setting.

There are two structures on this property. One is the main home, and the other is an apartment over a garage. You’ll be welcomed into this grand property by its sweeping slated driveway, heated all the way to the garage.

With a custom-built stone facade, the main home is elegant and impressive. It boasts five bedrooms and six bathrooms, sprawled across nearly 8500 square feet of living space.

It’s all about the views

All the rooms and structures in this luxurious residence share a common feature. They all have exceptional views, either of Lake Tahoe or the mountain surrounding this home. But the one that stands out the most is the formal living room,  accessible right across the foyer.

Displaying a beautiful interplay of space and light, the living room has massive picture windows facing both Lake Tahoe and the mountains. The windows are so big they can literally be considered the walls of the living room.

If you are standing in the foyer, your eyes will be drawn to these windows overlooking the serene crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe reflecting the snow capped mountains and heavens above. This picturesque scene is both captivating and serene, and it’s yours to enjoy every day in this home.

Perfect for grand scale entertaining

Are you planning to hold a large formal party soon? This luxury home is ready  anytime.

It’s open floor concept is convenient for mingling among the guests. Both the large living room and spacious sun room offer sitting areas where your guests can relax and enjoy the view.  The two rooms also open to the expansive deck, allowing unhindered views of the magnificent Lake Tahoe and the alpine mountains at its borders. It allows you to enjoy the breath of clear, crisp air you’ve been longing for.

This estate’s kitchen has been perfectly planned. It features granite countertops, a massive Vadara Calacatta Blanco Quartz island, a Subzero refrigerator and built-in freezer, Miele double oven, dishwashers, and coffee service, a built-in double grill, a wine refrigerator and two pantries.

This is a dream kitchen, perfect for whenever you are having a catered party gathering, and for simple tasty meals for you and your loved ones.

Relaxation at it’s finest.

When you are in the mood to watch a movie, this home is fully equipped with a large media/theater room.  It has a Runco Home Theater System with 108” screen, along with six built-in reclining leather loungers.

When you want some private time, you’ll get the best rest in the master bedroom where you have your own stone fireplace, large double entry walk-in closet, and your own panoramic view of the lake.  

For a spa like experience, the master bathroom of this exquisite home features  two immaculate bathrooms, each with a huge built-in cherry wood cabinet so you have all the space you need. Both bathrooms share a huge shower, and a large spa tub where you can soak and relax.

A luxury home with a heart

There are luxury homes, and there are luxury homes – homes that evoke emotions and cherished memories, homes where you would want to create stories that would last a lifetime. Willow Creek Estate is that kind of luxury home.

It is breathtaking, grand, imposing, yet it is also captivating, inviting, homey and filled with warmth.

This luxury home in Incline Village is for  sale for $7,995,000.

Interested in Willow Creek Estate? Call me, Peg Augustus, at (775)336-8631. Allow me to help you see the true beauty of this home.

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Single Family Homes/Townhomes October 2017 Market Report

Let’s take a look at what’s happening with the Incline Village real estate market.

The overall real estate market is excellent at this time and we are still low on inventory. There are 206 active listings of houses, condos and townhomes currently on the market. This represents 6.01 – month supply of properties available for sale.

A “neutral” market is considered 6 months of inventory and any less is a seller’s market, and any more is a buyer’s market. So, basically at the moment, we have a buyer’s market for houses (8.41 months) and a seller’s market for condos (3.41 months). However, it is important to break it down further into various segments of the market. For example, if we are to look at single family homes/townhomes, there is just 5.01 month supply of houses left under $1 million but 13.92 months of supply in the $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 price range.

Incline Village Neighborhoods: Incline Lakefront

The lovely town of Incline Village is nestled in the beautiful Lake Tahoe Nevada and is one of the most beautiful rural communities, highly coveted due to its spectacular views and exciting activities that the community has to offer. It is considered to be one of the best skiing communities in the country and it never runs out of thrilling events all year round.

Our lovely town consists of 16 neighborhoods, each appealing in their unique way and they will for sure not disappoint. We will uncover each neighborhood weekly so make sure to stay tuned and check weekly our Incline Village Real Estate blog.

Incline Village Lakefront Subdivision:

This is possibly the most recognizable and sought after neighborhood in Incline Village Nevada, where celebrities and tycoons come to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe.  Shorelines range from expansive, sandy beaches, private coves with piers, to steep, rocky terrain.  Many will accept whatever they can find to be “on the water” at Lake Tahoe.  At 6,225, this is the lowest elevation at the Lake. This is the subdivision with most Lake Tahoe Incline Village luxury home listings.

The architecture in this area is diverse and awe-inspiring; from magical castles to French chateau’s, to majestic mountain lodges, these homes capture what Incline Village embodies:  individual style and a love for the outdoors.  Where else can you spot a bear on a tree outside your home, coyotes, raccoons, deer, and squirrels sharing the neighborhood?

From your home, you can sail or boat the great Lake Tahoe, take a walk or bike the trail along Lakeshore Blvd., enjoy a leisurely dinner outside and end the evening trying your luck at the casino.  Once you’ve had a taste of the good life on the Lake’s shores, it’s in your blood; you will never take it for granted!

World travelers know that there is no place that compares to Lake Tahoe and living on the water’s edge is a privilege many people only dream about.

When it comes to North Lake Tahoe real estate and not only the Incline Village Lakefront subdivision is the Cream of the Crop, this is by far the most known neighborhood in Lake Tahoe and prices can range from 2.7M up to $75M (The Majestic Crystal Pointe Property).

Approximately 161 Single Family Homes in this Subdivision.

There are several condominium developments on the Lake.  Across from the Hyatt Regency is 999 Lakeshore, the perfect spot for fireworks watching on 4th of July. 

On the western end of Lakeshore Boulevard, you will find Crystal Shores East, Crystal Shores West, Lakeshore Terrace, Crystal Bay Cove and Crystal Tower.  These condos offer the beauty of lakefront living at a more affordable price.

If you would like to learn more about any of the lakefront properties currently on the market feel free to call us directly at 775-338-4341 or e-mail Victoria@LakeshoreRealty.com.

How to Enhance Your Home’s Outdoor Living Space?

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Maximize the views from your home.

One of the best things about living in Incline Village is you get a daily dose of the stunning and breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe, surrounded by the majestic Sierra Mountains.

These appealing views are what may have drawn you and other homeowners to look for Incline Village homes for sale in the first place.

When you live in a place with such a view, it should be your home’s highlight. Such beautiful views should be maximized, and one of the ways to do it is by enhancing the outdoor features of your home.

How your home looks from the outside, either through the front yard or backyard, will determine whether buyers will want to actually step inside and explore your home.

Affordable outdoor upgrades to your home’s outdoor.

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Here are some upgrades you can incorporate into your home’s outdoor spaces:

  • Add a patio or deck. Installing a patio or deck means having a comfortable place outside the walls of your home where you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the mountains that embrace it.

You want to create a comfortable outdoor extension of the home, just as functional as your living room. It is an ideal place to entertain, and it gives you extra space!

Incline Village enjoys  251 sunny days during the year. That’s eight months of great weather which you can enjoy on the deck of your home!

  • Install outdoor lighting. You’ve probably seen in movies how several strings of light can instantly brighten an outdoor space. That’s exactly the effect you want to achieve.

When you have a great outdoor space, be it a deck or a patio, give it some life by adding lights. Lighting your lawn, driveway, front garden or porch more than illuminates your home’s outdoor, it also provides security.

  • Add an outdoor fireplace. It serves more than an aesthetic piece on your backyard. An outdoor fireplace, lit on a cool night, is a great place to gather, toast marshmallows and share stories.

If you love to entertain, an outdoor fireplace is a beautiful and warm spot where you can enjoy the view of the mountains outlined by the clear night sky.

  • Put on a cover. Like many homes in Incline VillageHomes for , your home may have a deck. Make it more functional and practical by setting up a roof over a section or the whole deck, depending on your preference.

A covered deck will give you the same amount of enjoyment of the views, allowing you to bask in the fresh mountain air, while protecting you from the harsh weather elements.

These are just some options you can do to enhance the outdoor living spaces of your Incline Village home.  Each upgrade possesses a certain charm which will make viewing the stunning surroundings of Incline Village much more comfortable. Which one will you try at your home?

Visit  http://www.HomesForSaleInclinevillage.com/  to see other features and amenities found in the homes for sale in Incline Village.

Call me, Peg Augustus, at 775-336-8631. Put your trust in one of the most capable real estate hands in Incline Village.

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Top 5 Features of Luxury Homes for Sale in Incline Village

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Are you in the market to buy a luxury home in Incline Village?

Breathtaking panoramic views of the crystal clear Lake Tahoe surrounded by mountains on all sides, crisp, fresh mountain air, 251 sunny days, and all-year round activities are yours to enjoy when you live in Incline Village.

Incline Village is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. With its picturesque views, combined with the peace, privacy, and serenity Incline Village offers, it is no wonder people are flocking to this town.

If you are looking for a luxury home where you can enjoy, entertain, relax and find peace and retreat, you’ll find many luxury homes in Incline Village.

What are luxury home features you looking for?

Luxury homes have everything that you want and need. Spacious living spaces, the best of comforts and conveniences, high-end amenities, privacy, entertain rooms, and more.

Among the extravagances of having a luxury home is the ability to introduce any feature or element you want. You can install a spa room with all the works, automate the home so you have control of everything with just one-touch, or have an outdoor bar and kitchen, anything your heart desires!

In Incline Village, there are five features all luxury homes have:

  • Breathtaking views.  It’s all about the views here in Incline Village.

You are paying a premium, you deserve a window view of one of the most picturesque places on earth!

Since these homes are in different locations, some homes have Lake Tahoe right under their windows, others in higher locations have panoramic views, and still, others get views of the mountains.

You get to choose between Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains, or both for some super luxurious properties.

Location and views – these are the selling points of any high-end homes, and all the more in Incline Village.  What better way to define luxury than to sleep and wake up to the breathtaking views of nature surrounding you.

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These homes feature 4-8 bedrooms and 3-8 full bathrooms. Most homes also have 1-2 half baths.

These high-end homes offer bright and airy large living rooms with huge windows ( some have floor to ceiling windows) overlooking the stunning Lake Tahoe.  

It’s like having a massive painting right in your living room.

Most luxury homes also have formal dining rooms, family rooms, home offices, entertainment or media rooms, and guest quarters.

  • Gourmet kitchens. An opulent home deserves a magnificent kitchen, and all high-end homes for sale in Incline Village have this.

Some kitchens are modern, others have a rustic appeal, but all are laid with the latest top-of-the-line amenities.

Custom-made cabinets, granite countertops, breakfast bars, large kitchen islands, built-in wine fridges, a butler’s pantry, and stainless steel appliances – all designed for functionality and efficiency.

Whether you are hosting a large party or a small dinner, these gourmet kitchens will surely be a source of pride.

  • Luxury bathrooms with stunning views. High-end homes in Incline Village have large splendid bathrooms with captivating views.

Beautiful finishes, large walk-in showers, heated floors, and hot tubs or whirlpool tubs are features that you’ll expect. These bathrooms make you feel like you are in a 5-star hotel, merging comfort, elegance, and style.

  • Large walk-in closets. Expect all master bedrooms of luxury homes in Incline Village to have walk-in closets.

This feature is pretty standard because buyers wanted to ensure there is sufficient space for proper storage and display of their branded clothes, shoes, bags and cosmetic items.

The life you are longing for is yours in any of the luxury homes for sale in Incline Village.

Whether you are looking for a vacation home or a year-round home, you’ll find that high-end homes in Incline Village offer everything you want.

If you have decided to buy a luxury home in Incline Village in the near future, I can help you.

I have been representing buyers and sellers in Incline Village for over 30 years. You can learn more about me and my work at http://www.HomesForSaleInclineVillage.com/about/.

Call me, Peg Augustus, at 775-336-8631. As the top Incline Village real estate agent, I can help you find the luxury home with the features and amenities best suited for your lifestyle.

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