Friday, November 29, 2013

Just Listed: Contemporary Guest Home at Martis Camp

8370 Valhalla Drive Lot #50
Martis Camp
2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1087 Square Feet

A unique opportunity to move into a contemporary mountain retreat located on the prestigious "Founders Ridge" at Martis Camp. Privately nestled in the pines, yet enjoying panoramic views of the 6th fairway and the Carson Range, this guest home will allow you to experience Martis Camp now while your main house is built.

Large windows on every side of the home bring the appreciation of the great outdoors inside.The alpenglow and Mt Rose views from the fire pit or covered dining area provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation at the end of the day. The clean and thoughtful design of  the home takes advantage of the naturally bright setting of this 2 acre site. Just take a step inside and the serenity of this property and its surroundings will welcome you home.

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Katie Tyler
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

405 Carrie Pryor - Price Reduction

$101,000 Price Reduction

405 Carrie Pryor
4 Bedrooms | 6 Baths | 5256 Square Feet

This contemporary masterpiece captures the essence of true mountain living while maintaining a clean, modern presentation. The overall feel of this  home  is welcoming and refreshing; an experience enhanced by thoughtful design and functional living. Each room invites you to appreciate the intentional connection between your outdoor mountain surroundings and the peaceful indoor enclaves. Strikingly rich woods and distinct materials will catch your attention as they contribute to visually appealing yet efficient living spaces.

Steps from your door the  golf course beckons you while in the distance, the picturesque slopes of Northstar and peaks above Squaw Valley serve as a backdrop. The dining, spa, and fitness amenities of Lahontan are easily accessible, or you can just walk out your door to enjoy a hike on the many trails nearby.  Whether you are reading a book on a snowy day or relishing the  pristine Tahoe summer evenings with friends on the terrace, you will enjoy the flow and ease of life at this mountain retreat.

Katie Tyler
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mountain Elegance at Old Greenwood

Mountain Elegance at Old Greenwood

12614 Caleb Drive
5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths | 4165 Square Feet

Located in the heart of Old Greenwood, this showcase property constructed by Mark Tanner presents a unique opportunity for a special family to call home. The thoughtful layout is conducive for multi-family gatherings, entertaining, or even just a quiet getaway weekend for two. 
Set back on the 12th fairway of the Old Greenwood Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, you will enjoy sweeping golf views from inside by the warm fireplace or outside while enjoying the fire pit and built-in seating. The Pavilion is a short walk or golf cart ride away for swimming, tennis, kids camp, a quick workout, or a yoga class. There is something to do for all ages making this home a prime hub for Tahoe adventures all year round!

Katie Tyler
BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Truckee-Tahoe Market Trend Report October 2013

Truckee-Tahoe Market Trend Report
October 2013

Historically, October is the busiest month for total transactions in the Truckee-Tahoe market with an 8 year average of 132 sales. Interestingly, October also posts the lowest average price per month over this same 8 year span. The logical explanation for this trend assumes that most of these sellers go into contract in late summer rather than risk continuing to market into the shoulder season which has few new consumers looking to buy.  

October 2013 saw 155 total residential sales - a strong number well above the eight-year average and the second highest monthly transaction number achieved this year. It is only when measured against 175 in October 2012 that this number pales. 

October sales were heavily biased toward the $400,000 - $600,000 range led by Tahoe Donner with 30 sales.  While average price has outpaced median in this year of broad recovery, October was a bit of an anomaly with median price increasing by 10% from October, 2012 and average price dropping by 3%. While this average price drop is not hugely significant, it is probably best explained by the surge in lakefront sales witnessed last year in anticipation of changing capital gains rates in California.

It is possible that 2013 is normalizing as the luxury sales migrated towards ski-oriented properties in anticipation of the coming winter. Squaw Valley's Creekside Estates saw two impressive sales of $1,750,000 and $2,770,000 while the Squaw Creek posted a sale of $2,125,000.  Martis Camp, Lahontan, Old Greenwood, Gray's Crossing and the Ritz Carlton Residences at Northstar all saw one strong sale apiece.  

Current inventory has dropped to just 5.6 months supply as a result of these 155 sales in addition to a number of properties coming off the market to be utilized as ski leases or winter rentals. 

November and December typically see a decline in the number of transactions as consumers are simply not around in any critical mass to view property and write offers. Nevertheless, 195 pending sales foretell of a finish to 2013 that will not be void of sales activity. Notable among these are 10 lakefront sales at asking prices above $2,000,000 including a property near Sunnyside pending for $5,750,000 for a 50% interest. 

With a layer of early snow on the ground and cold temperatures, ski season is just around the corner. Leading indicators including season pass sales and holiday rental bookings are exceedingly positive providing confidence of a great winter to come. 

Hope to see you here soon!

Katie Tyler

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lot 133 at Martis Camp -A Fantastic Fall Buy!

As the seasons are changing and the last leaves falling off the trees, one incredible seasons in Tahoe is coming to a close and another is just beginning. 

If you are in the market for a home site at Martis Camp, fall and winter are the ideal times where you should be preparing your plans with your architect for a spring start on your dream home.

I recently listed Lot 133 at Martis Camp, which is almost 2 level acres, has views of Northstar, greenbelt/forest service access, and is close in proximity to the Camp Lodge and amenities at Martis Camp. The orientation is ideal for sun and you options for building here are wide open. Having privacy and a trail right out your door are the ingredients for a perfect Tahoe setting.

With all of the characteristics that define value in land, it isn't hard to see why Lot 133 represents such a great buy in the Martis Camp market. In addition, the soil test and survey for the site have already been completed, so you and your architect can truly start the fun part-designing your retreat now! 

The market overall in Martis Camp continues to be healthy with the developer inventory being the primary focus of the Martis Camp marketing and sales efforts this past summer. The resale market is not as widely represented or featured, but I believe that the real gems and smart buys are here, waiting for the right buyer.

Take another look at the resale market in Martis Camp and at my new listing on Lot 133, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the options available to you! 

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Katie Tyler & Tahoe Mountain Resorts Real Estate