September 2017

Found 2 blog entries for September 2017.

September seems a little early to be thinking about skiing, but ... Hey, it snowed at Lake Tahoe last week! If you enjoy skiing enough to consider buying a season's pass this year, maybe it's time to think about purchasing a property here instead of renting this year?  With fewer buyers in the market, the shoulder season is a great time to pick up a deal. And the Tahoe real estate market is varied enough to offer something for every taste and budget.

Northstar     From the original Ski Trail condos beneath the Village gondola, to the contemporary homes surrounding the Ritz-Carlton, Northstar has become a year-round resort destination with lodging and activities for the whole family.

Ski-In, Ski-Out     For the ultimate in convenience, skip the

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It's a great old house in the perfect location - walking distance to the lake, good schools and an oversized grassy yard. The price is right, but from plumbing to the roof, it needs a total overhaul. What do you do? Most buyers walk at that stage. Some see opportunity. Location is everything in real estate, and a fixer-upper in a good neighborhood is usually well worth the investment in upgrades. But buyers on a budget often don't have a pile of cash on hand for a costly remodel. One solution is the FHA 203(k) loan that rolls the cost of a remodel and the purchase of a home into one loan with as little as 3.5% down.

Owners and non-profits with decent income and good credit can qualify, but not investors. The remodel must cost at least $5,000 (and up to

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