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Is This A Good Time To Buy A Home In Lake Tahoe?

There is still a healthy buyer demand yet home sales in South Lake Tahoe aren't as robust as it could be!  Typically before the holidays sales activity will mellow out.  After that it breaks loose.  For this reason, the first quarter of the year has always been my…See More
Nov 23, 2013
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Woodstove Rebate for Homes in Douglas and Carson City Counties

If you own a home in Lake Tahoe, you are most likely familiar with the woodstove ordinance that is enforced by the TRPA (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency).  The ordinance complies with a Federal law created by the EPA for air…See More
Oct 31, 2013
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Short Sale Timetable:

The following is a brief outline of the timeframes involved in typical the short sale process, assuming the short sale package meets the lender’s guidelines:Short Sale TimetableShould you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact me, (775) 220-1630 Or visit my website:…See More
Jun 24, 2013
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Short Sale 101 – A basic introduction to the short sale process

With Foreclosure filings beginning to ramp up again, it is expected that we will also begin to see an increase in the need for borrowers to have access to foreclosure alternatives, including short sales. Before a homeowner decides to list their home as a short sale, they should have at least a basic understanding of the short sale process in order to ensure as short sale is the best option for them.View the complete post:…See More
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Renewable Energy: High Maintenance cost of Wind Turbines

Posted by Josh Talayka on October 9, 2012 at 12:33pm 0 Comments

Turbine Components

I’ve always been a big advocate of increasing our use of renewable energy sources, and on the surface, wind does sound like a great source of energy. However, before you decide to invest your money into the next wind farm or even just have a small windmill built for your personal property, you will want to make sure you factor in the high maintenance costs that…


Commercial Real Estate – Tax deductions for past Energy Improvements

Posted by Josh Talayka on July 23, 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

If you made any qualified energy improvements to any commercial properties over the last several years but failed to take advantage of the Section 179D IRS tax deductions that was available, you may now have a second chance to do so.

In 2011, a new IRS procedure was adopted that may allow you to adjust your current year’s income and expenses for qualified improvements made to a…


Nevada benefits from the AG and Bank of America Settlement

Posted by Josh Talayka on July 18, 2012 at 4:49pm 0 Comments

AG Settlement Graph

Early this year (2012), five of the largest mortgage servicers (Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Ally) entered into a $25 Billion settlement with the Attorney Generals from 49 states (Oklahoma is the only state that didn’t participate).

In addition to the $25 Billion National Settlement, Nevada’s AG was able to negotiate an…


Sparks, NV - Business License required for some Real Estate investors

Posted by Josh Talayka on July 9, 2012 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

City of Sparks, NV

Before you decide to purchase property or lease out your existing property within the City of Sparks, be aware that you may be required to obtain a City of Sparks Business License.

SMC 5.04.020, “Business” means and includes all professions, trades, occupations and callings of every kind carried on for profit, including labor unions, labor organizations…


$5,000 grants available for military buyers – Dream Makers Program

Posted by Josh Talayka on February 24, 2012 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation is offering down payment and closing cost assistance to first time buyers who are currently active duty military personnel, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense employees, or employees of the Department of Homeland Security. The grant is being offered under the non-profits…


Higher Closing Costs in Real Estate Transactions

Posted by Josh Talayka on January 23, 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

According to a survey performed by Bankrate, we have seen a significant increase to closing costs associated with mortgage originations. On a nationwide average, closing costs have increase 8.8% over the last year. This increase has primarily been attributed to the increased work lenders have to perform in order to approve a mortgage application under the ever tightening lending regulations.

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Commercial Real Estate: Increasing demand in the Hotel Market

Posted by Josh Talayka on January 20, 2012 at 3:14pm 0 Comments

According to preliminary data from Costar, there have been a growing number of investors who have been purchasing property in the U.S. hotel and hospitality sectors.

Being luxury expenditures for most consumers, the Hotel and Hospitality was among the worst hit segments of the commercial market during our recession. As a result, the majority of buyers jumping into these types of acquisitions are finding it easy to find distressed assets in core…


Spending on Energy Efficient Homes expected to increase

Posted by Josh Talayka on January 2, 2012 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

Pike Research, a market research and consulting firm whose focus is on clean technology recently released a new report focusing on Energy Efficient Homes. The report estimates that between now and 2014, homeowners will begin increasing their spending on energy efficient improvements. By 2014, it is expected to increase to…


Seller Financing: The Benefits and the risks as a seller.

Posted by Josh Talayka on December 6, 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Pros & Cons of Seller Financing

Seller financing can offer many benefits in today’s market for a seller. It offers a way for an equity seller to stand out from the competition. For one, since the majority of buyers who need seller financing can’t qualify for a traditional loan, they are normally willing to accept an interest rate well above conventional rates in order to complete the…


Commercial Real Estate: Excess Federal Property for Sale & its Impact

Posted by Josh Talayka on October 27, 2011 at 11:38am 0 Comments

Excess Federal Property for Sale

Over the summer, the Civilian Property Realignment Act was approved which calls for the creations of a commission that will identify excess federal properties that will be put up for sale. The goal of the bill is to help lower the national deficit and reach a total savings of $3 Billion by the end of 2012, by liquidating these unneeded properties. While pushing for this bill, President Obama and the White…



2010 First Quarter Stats and Price Branding

Started by Sue Lowe in General Apr 7, 2010. 0 Replies

Attached below please find printable PDF charts for the 2010 First Quarter Stats and Price Branding for Lake Tahoe and Reno.Please let me know if you have any questions.Continue

Opening to Oneness Through Love with Leonard Laskow, M.D.

Started by Charly Baron in General Jan 29, 2010. 0 Replies

Attached please find a printable brochure for the upcoming workshop, Opening to Oneness Through Love presented by Dr. Leonard Laskow, author of Healing With Love.

2009 Year End Stats

Started by Sue Lowe in General Jan 7, 2010. 0 Replies

Real Estate Sales Have Risen Exponentially in the Reno/Tahoe RegionAttached below are printable statistical charts for the 2009 Year End Stats on the Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno/Sparks and Carson…Continue

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California Best Low Interest Rate Credit Card Offers

Started by majannelle in General Nov 12, 2009. 0 Replies

American union Financial Services offers real estate and gold credit card marketing, fixed rates with no annual fee, no minimum finance charge, based in pasadena California. Low apr balance transfer…Continue

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Toxic House

Started by Eric Crosby in General Oct 23, 2009. 0 Replies

Take the time and read this article in the Reno News and Review that is sure to make you think!B of A strikes againContinue


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