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Other Benefits of Living in Nevada

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The Great State of Nevada is Considered one of the Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

Nevada

State income tax: None

State Sales tax: 6.85%

Gas taxes and fees: 34 cents per gallon

The Silver State is one of nine in the U.S. that impose no income tax. Median property tax on Nevada's median home value of $165,300 is $1,423, according to the Tax Foundation.

Food and prescription drugs are exempt from the state’s 6.9% sales tax, but counties may tack on up to 1.3%. The average combined state and local sales tax rate is 7.9%.

In addition to sales taxes, vehicle owners are charged an annual “government services tax” that’s based on the vehicle’s value and age. Tax on a two-year-old vehicle with an original sticker price of $20,000 would be $238.


 

North Lake Tahoe January 2016 Real Estate Sales Comparison

by Marius Poltan
  • North Lake Tahoe January 2016 Real Estate Sales Comparison

The charts bellow reflect Incline Village real estate sales for the month of January in the past 5 years. These reports we're created individually for Residential Home sales and Condominium Sales.

  • Residential Home Sales Report


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- Please note that the report above was created using data extracted from the MLXChange System and reflects Residential Home sales.

  • Condominium Sales Report


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- Please note that the report above was created using data extracted from the MLXChange System and reflects Condominium sales.

To access all the Incline Village and Lakeshore Realty listings please click here. You can also contact us by email or call us at 775-831-7000. If you are in Incline Village, please visit us at 954 Lakeshore Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451.

LAKESHORE REALTY PRICE REDUCTION

by Lakeshore Realty

905 Ace Court

Fabulous park-like setting overlooking the 4th green and 5th tee on the Championship Golf Course. Low elevation, family/game room, separate guest quarters. Open living, dining and kitchen with granite slab countertops, Subzero fridge & freezer, bread warmer, prep sink and more. Master bedroom on the main living level with deck access and golf course views.  Two over sized two car garages. .5 acre parcel beautifully landscaped on cul de sac. Recently installed new 75 gallon hot water heater.

NEW PRICE: $1,850,000

Beds: 4
Bath: 4
Garage: 4
Year Built: 1979
Sq. Ft.: 4499
Lot: 0.503 Acres

2015 Incline Village Real Estate sales report

by Marius Poltan

In 2015 the Incline Village real estate market was very active, the number of sold properties were very similar to 2014 sales. Bellow you have the sales reports for Residential Properties, Condominiums and Townhomes for the past 5 years. Please note that these reports were created using the data entered in the Incline Village MLS System before January 11, 2016 and will not reflect any sales not recorded by this date.

 

 

5 Upgrades That Make Your Home Smarter and Greener

by Lakeshore Realty

When you hear the term “smart home,” you might think of gimmicky gadgets and unnecessary, yet expensive, upgrades. However, there are many home innovations available today that make your home smarter and more environmentally friendly. If you are considering a smart home upgrade, these products can save you time, reduce your carbon footprint and even save some money on energy costs.

Nest Thermostat

The Nest thermostat system always seems to come up in conversations about smart home devices. It is one of the most innovative home thermostat devices you can buy that saves you time and money in the long run. The system learns from you and your preferred temperatures at certain times of day, and it builds a schedule around your preferences. Nest is designed to save energy, and as you change your settings, the device shows a leaf if it is saving energy and money. According to Nest, the system can save an average of 10 to 15 percent on heating and cooling costs every month.

Occupancy Sensors

The lighting in your home probably accounts for a pretty large portion of your electricity costs, so it can be frustrating when lights are accidentally left on when no one is home or when there is enough natural light. Occupancy sensors automatically turn lights on when they sense motion in a room and turn off when someone leaves. According to the Huffington Post, you also can use sensor-based technology to control light use. They detect the amount of natural sunlight during the day to make sure you only use what you need.

Smart Sensor Dishwasher

Upgrading your appliances to Energy Star-compliant machines is a sure way to save energy, but some devices go even further to conserve. Many new dishwashers and some laundry machines now have smart sensor technology that conserves the amount of water and energy it uses to perform tasks. For example, some Kenmore dishwashers have a built-in SmartWash HE cycle that uses the minimum amount of resources for the particular load it is washing.

Neurio Home Energy Monitor

If you want to find a way to completely monitor all of the energy use in your home, the Neurio Home Energy Monitor is the tool for you. The Neurio sensor is installed in your energy panel and sends data to your smartphone to show you exactly where energy is being used around your house. The application shows you in real time where power is going and your total energy use for the day, week and month. It also suggests saving tips and compares your home to similar households.

Smart Solar Panels

Installing solar panels is undoubtedly a big investment, but the return can be astronomical. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, solar panel installations can save you more than $1,000 every year and increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars. In addition, most people get a federal tax credit for installing solar that goes up to 30 percent of the cost. Solar technology is becoming more user friendly and smarter, too. According to UpNest, many newer installations include smart junction boxes that enable you to monitor the performance of individual panels as well as turn them on and off in case of an emergency.

North Lake Tahoe December 2015 Real Estate Sales Comparison

by Marius Poltan
  • North Lake Tahoe December 2015 Real Estate Sales Comparison

The charts bellow reflect Incline Village real estate sales for the month of December in the past 5 years. These reports we're created individually for Residential Home sales and Condominium Sales.

  • Residential Home Sales Report


Click here for larger image

- Please note that the report above was created using data extracted from the MLXChange System and reflects Residential Home sales.

  • Condominium Sales Report


Click here for larger image

- Please note that the report above was created using data extracted from the MLXChange System and reflects Condominium sales.

To access all the Incline Village and Lakeshore Realty listings please click here. You can also contact us by email or call us at 775-831-7000. If you are in Incline Village, please visit us at 954 Lakeshore Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451.

Happy New Year!

by Lakeshore Realty

Lakeshore Realty is wishing you a Happy New Year! With the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.
 

Lakeshore Realty whishes you a Merry Christmas!

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Tips That Will Help You Effectively Advertise Your Home Online

by Lakeshore Realty

​The process of a home sale is an intricate and seemingly overwhelming process. You don’t want the online advertisement of your home to blend in with the rest or discourage potential buyers. With the proper measures, you can increase your home’s appeal and entice buyers to reach out. Here are some tips that will help you effectively advertise your home online:

Photos

Before you take photos of your home, clear the clutter and reorganize your furniture and decor to set the stage for an enhanced view of the room. Examine your room through the lens of the camera, and then move items into spaces that may look awkward in person, but look great on camera. Utilize natural light in your photos, as lamps and lighting fixtures cast shadows and distort the white balance and color temperature. Open your curtains or blinds in the mid afternoon, which is the best time of day for natural interior lighting. Take photos of your room from a wide range of angles, including a kneeling position or a bird’s-eye-view from a ladder. Set your ISO at a lower setting that doesn’t compromise the light exposure, so you can avoid graininess in your photos. Make sure you properly store all of the photos you take and keep them backed up in an online database, so you have access to them throughout the selling process.

Descriptions

Your home descriptions should entice the potential buyer and showcase the special aspects of the house and property. Highlight the most attention-grabbing characteristics of the home and any luxury amenities, like a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, walk-in pantry, double vanity mirror, walk-in closet square footage or the large size of the yard. Write about any improvements you’ve made to the home — roof work, window replacement and carpet replacement are all improvements that increase the interest of the buyer. Illustrate your house with vocabulary that evokes emotion and paint a more romantic picture of the house. Mention the specific type of wood used for the hardwood floors, the style of architecture of your home and terms that describe its craftsmanship and beauty.

Inspections

The U.S. General Accountability Office found that more than 85 percent of homebuyers who applied for a mortgage also requested an inspection. The buyers oftentimes place the responsibility of inspection on the seller. Have your home inspected before you put it on the market, so you can reassure prospective buyers of its sound state. The inspection may find some issues that require attention, in which case you have extra time to fix. You will save money with the extra time, as you can fully research contractors and repair specialists that offer the most advantageous price. An early inspection contributes toward a more solid selling price, and you and your buyers won’t have to wait for the inspection results or any surprising issues before final negotiations.

Availability

Your availability is imperative in the selling process, so your buyers can ask you questions and find reassurance in your reliability. If your home is listed online, make sure you receive regular email alerts whenever a potential buyer reaches out. If you have any restrictions on your availability, indicate the best times for contact on your advertisement. On your listed phone number, create a new voicemail that addresses your potential buyers and also informs them of the best times they can reach you. Follow up on voicemails or emails as soon as possible — the more time you give your buyer, the more indecisive they become.

Understanding Nevada's Property Tax System

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