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Tim Murphy, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA

Looking for a 3 bedroom in Truckee for $300,000 or less. Recommended areas for families?

Asked by Tim Murphy, San Francisco, CA Sun Mar 3, 2013

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Olja Mihic’s answer
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There really isn't a bad area for families, it's just going to be what you prefer.

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Olja Mihic
Coldwell Banker
530 448 6633
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 10, 2013
Half ownership in awesome 4 bedroom 4 bath home built in 2003 at Donner Lake available. Anyone interested in buying into a very nice property, 2000 sq ft, large great room. Currently owned by two families, one family is selling their portion. If interested please give John a call at 916-425-9540
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 24, 2013
Hi Tim, There are of course still options at that price point, but we are feeling those days are short. The property in Glenshire for $299K is a short sale, has a NOD filed and I expect it will sell for more than the asking price, but then that will be up to the Bank. Glenshire is a wonderful family neighborhood with an excellent Elementary School. Other family neighborhoods to consider that might have homes in your price range would be Sierra Meadows, Tahoe Donner and Prosser Lakeview. Call if I can help of place you on a listing watch 530.388.8272.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 22, 2013
Hi Tim,
A 3 bed/2bath home with 1300 sq ft on almost 3/4 of an acre in Truckee (Glenshire neighborhood) just came on the market for $299K. Please let us know if we can help you with this.

Luca and Alisa Adriani
Chase International
DRE # 01303619, 01269402
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 22, 2013
Glenshire, where the Donnington property is located, is a great area for families. Many of your neighbors are 'year'round' neighbors; there is a swimmingpool, tennis/basketball-courts; a great pond for strolling around and do some birdwatching - and super for sledding in the winter! Our market is quickly changing - the $300K-priced properties go rather quickly as there are very few to choose from. Let me know if I can help you further. Best - Anna - 530 550 5018
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 4, 2013
Hello Tim,
Truckee is an area that homes can be found in the $300K range. In the last quarter of 2012 with January and February of this year included, 27 homes sold for less than $300K. Half of those were short sales or foreclosures. My question to you would be is this for a second home or are you looking to move here permanently? I think the answerer to this question would help me guide you toward certain areas. Currently in Truckee there is only one listing ( a 2 bedroom) that is listed under $300K. However, there are 11 homes currently in escrow in Truckee listed under $300K. So homes do come up under $300K. You just have to be ready to pounce when the home you want comes on the market. Kings Beach may be another area of interest. There are homes that come up under $300K in that area as well. Hope this helps. Please let us know if we can be of service Tim. We are always here to help.

Luca Adriani
Chase International
DRE 01269402
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 4, 2013
Glenshire is a great neighborhood for kids. I know of a great property, which is very close to the school and is not yet in the MLS. Please contact me for a showing.

If your family has a ton of activities in town you may want to look at Sierra Meadows, Prosser Lake View, and other areas near town that have great access to the bike trails and planned pedestrian sidewalk the Town of Truckee is building soon.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 4, 2013
This price point is difficult, but not impossible. If the home is in reasonable condition, there are generally multiple offers for $300,000 or less so I suggest you begin by having your prequalification letter from your lender ready to submit with your offer. Wonderful family communities include Sierra Meadows, Glenshire and Tahoe Donner. Each has it's unique features. Call 530.388.8272 if you would like to receive more in depth information about the market in these communites. Visiting these websites will also provide you with amenities and family activities available. If you want a vacation home for your family, the options broaden a bit, but you can never go wrong with Tahoe Donner due to their wonderful amenity package.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 4, 2013
Hi Tim-
One question: are you looking for a vacation home or full-time residence?
All of the areas everyone has mentioned are family-friendly, however Tahoe Donner has many second homeowners while Glenshire, Prosser & Sierra Meadows has predominantly full-time residents.
Something to consider.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
The community of Truckee as a whole is ideal for families, and the neighborhoods of Sierra Meadows, Prosser Lakeview Estates, Glenshire and Tahoe Donner are popular. All these neighborhoods have good access to the many recreational opportunities available. But there are not likely to be many homes in your price range, creating a competitive environment for buyers. My best advice is for you to connect with a Tahoe Truckee realtor who will arrange for you to be automatically emailed whenever a new listing comes on the market, and be prepared to act quickly. Good luck!
Karen Bremer
Serving Buyers and Sellers since 1991
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
530-412-3611 DRE License 01107411
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
Tim, this home is still on the market and has lots of room for the money. Another good thing about it is that it is a standard sale! Let me know if you want more information on it or can get up here to look at it. It is in Glenshire which has a homeowners association and amenities like a pool and clubhouse. There is also an Elementary School within the subdivision.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
The areas you would be most successful in are Glenshire, Sierra Meadows, Prosser Lakeview Estates and Downtown Truckee. Properties come up for sale rarely in the under $300,000 price range in any of these areas and they usually attract multiple offers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
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