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The Intero Insider: Signs of life, but will they

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The Intero Insider: Signs of life, but will they “trickle up?”

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Coronado Island Condo- Trade for your Tahoe Home or Condo

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

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My buyer has a Coronado Island (San Diego) vacation condo, possibly furnished, 2 bed 1 bath 1,000 sf with 1 car garage in the heart of the Village, just reduced to $699,000. She is looking to sell or to trade for a comparable home/condo in Incline Village. Property trades can be fairly simple and easily handled between buyers and sellers, I can help you through the process.

“Completely turn-key condo just blocks to the Pacific! Remodeled in 2005, over $50,000 in upgrades. Convenient to downtown San Diego by bus, ferry or car. Rather be at the beach? Five short blocks and you’re on world famous Coronado Beach with miles and miles of white fluffy sand underfoot. Enjoy this quiet oasis in 10 unit building with an elevator and underground parking. In unit laundry, bamboo floors, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless appliances, this condo has it all! Ideal vacation or starter home.”

Let me know if you are interested! This is a gorgeous unit in a very desirable, central location!

Housing Market 2008

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Incline Village homeThis just in… view the video for the $100 million Tranquility Estate on

View a virtual tour of Incline Village $47 million Estate at 585 Lakeshore

View a current list of Tahoe Lakefront Homes, Nevada side

While the housing market in general continues it’s downward trend, there are locations faring much better than others. In areas like Tampa, Phoenix and Las Vegas where speculative buying was rampant, now high vacancy rates have driven down prices. In markets where home building far exceeded occupancy demands such as in Reno and Sacramento, home builders are reducing pricing to fill the surplus in supply.

What does this mean for home buyers and sellers? In Incline Village, the deficit of buyers coupled with stable list prices means longer time on the market and a decrease in sales under $1 million. We have seen buyers refusing to make offers on homes they feel are overpriced, rather than submitting a low bid. The state of the market can be used as a good bargaining point for buyers, and many sellers are very eager for offers at any reasonable price.

I have compiled a collection of news sources reporting on market conditions around the US:

Spotting Market Bottoms in 2008, Strategies for Home Sellers
Real Estate Journal- January 1, 2008

Steve McLinden of agrees that home values will “stabilize again,” but it will be a rocky ride until they do — especially for home sellers, he says. For buyers, he recommends not waiting to pounce on good deals, as the housing market may be “at or near bottom,” and using the glut of homes on the market and sellers’ anxiousness to sell to bargain more effectively…

What $1 Million Will Buy You in Homes
A flat in London, and apartment in Manhatten, a Victorian home in San Francisco or a two story loft in Sydney, Austrailia with harbor views…

Homes of Billionaires
From Washington to Texas, Palm Beach to the Hamptons, see where Billionaires make their roosts…

Housing Bubble: Top 30 Cities to Watch
Markets That Will Keep Growing
Boise Idaho
El Paso Texas
Albuquerque NM
Seattle WA, Portland OR
Salt Lake City
Raleigh NC

Cities That Will Top Out
Washinton DC
Fort Meyers, Cape Coral FL
San Francisco

Cities Where Prices Will Deflate
Las Vegas
Boston MA
Los Angeles
Naples FL

Top 25 Real Estate Market Forecast
Albuquerque NM
McAllen TX
Salt Lake City UT
Austin TX
Seattle WA

America’s Most Stable Housing Markets
Seattle has experienced strong price appreciation over the last six quarters, and that’s expected to continue in the new year, though at a slower pace. Also primed for a stable year are Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas. They follow Seattle in our ranking of the country’s 10 most stable markets. All are projected to have median home sale price increases next year, thanks to a combination of factors including lower-than-average inventory levels, little price volatility and high job growth.

Best and Worst US Housing Markets
Best: Seattle, San Jose, Raleigh and Charlotte NC, San Francisco, San Antonio, New York
Worst: Detroit, Cleveland, Sacramento, Tampa, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis

Most Expensive Zip Codes
Alpine NJ, Miami Beach FL, Ranch Santa Fe CA, Glenbrook NV, Amagansett NY (Long Island), Water Mill NY (Hamptons), Santa Barbara CA, Purchase NY (Westchester County), Ross CA (Marin), Chilmark MA (Martha’s Vineyard)

rundown of housing markets across the US

San Diego, Scottsdale, Maui to Tahoe Home Trade

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Are you interested in trading your home in Incline Village or Lake Tahoe for property in Maui, San Diego or Scottsdale? Pete Slaughter and PJ Fennello have some beautiful properties available to trade! Trade you rhome in Tahoe for a lot in a gated community in Wailea, Maui, or a 4,900 sf home 4 miles to the beach in Encinitas, S. California. For more info, click the link “Property 2 Trade”.

Nevada is the Fastest Growing State

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Source: The Associated Press, John Dunbar (12/26/07)Nevada regained the title of fastest-growing state with its population increasing by 2.9 percent to 2.6 million through July 2007.

Nevada had held that title for 19 years in a row before being dethroned by

Arizona last year. Arizona is the second-fastest-growing state according to the current estimate, with a population increase of 2.8 percent to 6.3 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual estimate of state population changes.

Florida saw the sharpest fall off in population growth. Florida grew 1.07 percent, only slightly faster than the

U.S. growth rate of 0.96 percent and the slowest growth rate in the state since 1990, making it the 19th fastest-growing state.
The only two states in the country to lose population were Michigan and

Rhode Island.

Michigan lost 30,500 residents, a 0.3 percent decline.

The 10 fastest-growing states in order are:

  1. Nevada
  2. Arizona
  3. Utah
  4. Idaho
  5. Georgia
  6. North Carolina
  7. Texas
  8. Colorado
  9. Wyoming
  10. South Carolina
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