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Bill Dietz, Real Estate Pro in Tahoe City, CA
Bill Dietz answered:
As a home buyer, how do you feel about agents significantly under pricing homes to obtain multiple offers?
This is a popular strategy in hot market segments of the Bay Area, but less common in the Tahoe area. Tahoe tends to be a slower paced market with less overall activity, and listings s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Tahoe City
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Are agents' sales statistics available?
They are available but only from the MLS system.

Let me ask a question. If there was an agent in my office that was answering the phone one day and an owner came in and said, "I hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Home Buying in Tahoe City
David Westall, Real Estate Pro in Tahoe City, CA
David Westall answered:
What is the rental market like in Tahoe City/North Shore at the moment? I'm considering buying a smaller 2bd cabin or condo as a rental
The long term rental market has an under supply of inventory and it would be very easy to find tenants in that market if your rental was priced within reason. While there is a lack of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Home Buying in Tahoe City
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Are you planning on Buying a Property in Tahoe this year? If so have you found a Realtor who's keeping you informed of the market conditions?
Cute question. Or is it a plug? LOL! Either way good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Tahoe City
David Gemme, Real Estate Pro in 96145
David Gemme answered:
What are the advantages of having a longer escrow period versus having a short escrow time period, for the buyer. No one has ever explained this to
Not sure there is any point to a longer escrow period once inspections have been completed and loan is ready to fund. If no loan, then escrow can close once buyer is satisfied, assumin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2015 Home Buying in Tahoe City
David Gemme, Real Estate Pro in 96145
David Gemme answered:
Does anyone know if the experts expect the value of homes to increase in the coming year? I took a big loss in the value of a condo I purchased two
HI Tom: I don't think anyone has the perfect answer for you...the one you want to hear. No one expects the market to rebound dramatically in the near future. If you are enjoying ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 11, 2010 Home Buying in Tahoe City
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
What are the advantages of living in an incorporated city like Tahoe City versus a non-incorporated city ?
Hello Tom and thank for your post.

Surprisingly, there are many towns in California and Nevada that have never incorporated. When a municipality is NOT incorporated, at least here i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Home Buying in Tahoe City
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
When buying a house or condo, is it better to use a realtor other than the listing agent since the?
Steve,

When an agent represents a seller they should be working for the seller and have their best interests in mind. Same thing goes for an agent when they represent the buyer agai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 28, 2012 Home Buying in Tahoe City
Tammy Davis, Real Estate Pro in 95023
Tammy Davis answered:
Please excuse my ignorance about the real estate transactions, but I have a question about listing agents.
Hi Steve,
It is all a bit confusing isn't it?
The agent offering the house for sale is called the "Listing agent"
The agent representing the buyer on the sale is calle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Home Buying in Tahoe City
David Gemme, Real Estate Pro in 96145
David Gemme answered:
During a typical winter in Tahoe, how deep does the snow get at its worst, or best, depending upon how you
Winters don't seem to be typical any longer. When I first moved here in 1966, we had huge winters....10 - 12' of snow not unusual. We haven't seen those kinds of depths in many years. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 19, 2009 Home Buying in Tahoe City
April Tavares, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
April Tavares answered:
Regarding home inspections before buying, at what point is a perspective buyer allow to inspect a home.
Hi Ron,

The inspection period is written into the contract. In the CAR contract the dates and time frames for inspections are established in paragraph 14 of the CAR purchase contract ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2009 Home Buying in Tahoe City
David Gemme, Real Estate Pro in 96145
David Gemme answered:
Is the Property tax on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe about the same as the tax on the california side ???
No - not the same. CA is approx. 1.25% of selling price. NV has a tax schedule, ranges depending on which county. Typically, NV will be less that CA. Let me know if you need further ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Home Buying in Tahoe City
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