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Property Q&A in Tahoe City : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Aaron Wilson answered:
Bank owned properties are always worth taking a look at if you're looking for a deal. Also known as REO's or Real Estate Owned, these types of sales usually go into contract quick because of their demand. So, if you're looking for an REO and your Realtor calls telling you you need to see this new REO listing quick before everyone else, it's for good reason. Get your financing dialed because there will be no time to wait for a pre qual when submitting an offer on a hot REO. ... more
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Trulia San Francisco answered:
Hi Troy-

You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Patience Lewis answered:
Hi Noireen,
It looks as though no one answered your question from way back when about duel paine windows on the property on Pioneer Way. Are you still looking for a property in Tahoe? If you are please contact me and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have in a timely manner.
Patience Lewis
Coldwell Banker
530 448-6650
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Patience Lewis answered:
Hi Andrew,
It sounds as though you have heard back from other agents regarding the Taxes in CA, however I was wondering if you have found a property? If not what type of things are you interested in doing when you are in Lake Tahoe. I think depending on your answer, I can then guide you to which area might work best for you. Taxes can change no matter where you own property, so I say choose the area that is going to bring you the enjoyment.
Patience Lewis
Coldwell Banker
530 448-6650
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Sasha Spiegel answered:
Yes, many of the homes in our area do come furnished.
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Dave Westall answered:
There are many variables that would go into determining who is responsible for repairs due to a bear break in. As a Lake Tahoe Realtor I know that certain homes are prone to bear issues, so one thing I would want to know is if your landlord ever disclosed to you that the house has had issues with bears in the past. If the house has had issues and your landlord never told you, I find it hard to believe it would be your responsibility.

In Tahoe we have to be "Bear Aware" and not leave garbage in our garages or in the house as this can attract a bears. If garbage is left unattended in your home than you are inviting bears to come on in, so definitely keep that in mind when trying to determine responsibility. You can learn more about how to keep bears out of your home by visiting this site:

In the end the homeowner/landlord most likely has homeowners insurance that would cover most of the expenses of a bear break in minus the deductible and possible increases in policy cost. If you did not do anything to attract the bear than I feel that it would be hard to make a tenant responsible for expenses to repair the home. If it is blatantly obvious that the bear came by because there is always trash in the garage, excess garbage in trash cans, or food left on countertops/sinks than some of the responsibility might fall on the tenant.

If you want to discuss this matter further, I would be happy to help you out in any way possible, so feel free to call or email.

Best regards, Dave

Dave Westall, Realtor
Tahoe Riverfront Realty, Inc.
DRE# 01796995
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Sun Mar 8, 2009
David Gemme answered:
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