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September 2012 Reno/Sparks real estate data

by Lakeshore Realty
  • September 2012 Reno/Sparks real estate data

September ended the month with 463 sold transactions, down 12.5% from the prior month and down 19.5% from the same period last year.

“With the number of sales and pending sales, we have been depleting the available existing inventory” said Kevin Sigstad, 2012 President of the Reno Association of Realtors. “It’s normal to sew a downturn in home sales after the school year starts, but the drop is sales is also impacted by the low inventory. It is also important to note that 46% of the home purchase in September 2012 were traditional sales, not bank owned or short sales, as compared to a year ago when traditional sales represented only 32% of market. This has been a reoccurring trend for approximately the past 6 months.”

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.


You're invited to the "Unhaunted" Open House Party!

by Lakeshore Realty


Wednesday, October 31 from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Mill Creek Subdivision
1055 Sawmill Road
Incline Village, NV

Admit it, you've always wanted to see inside this fabulous house! Here's a fun opportunity for the whole family. We will have treats for kids, as well as grown-up snacks. Enjoy movies in the plush home theater, including Casper the Friendly Ghost and Scooby Doo. This is by far the best trick-or-treating neighborhood in Incline Village... plus there will be SPECIAL PRIZES!

If you, or a friend, may be interested in buying this house — this is a great evening to check it out while enjoying a party, too.

1055 Sawmill Rd., Incline Village, Nevada

For more details on this special property, go to

1055 Sawmill Rd.,
Incline Village, Nevada

Or contact Shahri Masters at Lakeshore Realty:

831-8888 (direct)

Hope to see you there!


The inaugural Sustainability Film Festival is an innovative and exciting collaborative series of films designed to generate awareness, conversation, and debate around current issues in sustainability. Presented by the library’s Sustainability Resource Center and Students Striving for Sustainability (S3), this year’s festival includes visionary documentaries that explore important issues of Social Justice, Food, Environment, Sustainability in Business, and a special afternoon of films appropriate for families and children ages 7-12.  Film topics will be facilitated by local academics and community leaders who will lead discussions to present and exhange ideas on current and local trends in sustainability. Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted.

Sustainability Film Festival

Read the full line up of movies

Contact Librarian Betts Markle at or 775.881.7511 for more information.


Get to know the neighborhood: Lakeview

by Lakeshore Realty

Lakeshore SubdivisionThe Lakeview Subdivision

The Lakeview Subdivision encompasses the area west of Village Boulevard along the non-lake side of Lakeshore Boulevard, south of Southwood Boulevard. With the majority of is 296 parcels already built, this is another area of multi-million dollar homes a few older Boise Cascade homes. Boise Cascade was the original developer of Incline Village.

Lots tend to be mostly level and large in this North Lake Tahoe real estate subdivision, with an average size of just under half an acre.

Located within walking distance to the Lakeshore Boulevard walking path and Burnt Cedar Beach, which has an outdoor pool, sandy beach, beach volleyball court, children's playground, picnic areas, green lawns and an outcropping of rocks which is a hot spot for catching crayfish!

The Village Center, located at the corner of Mays Boulevard and Southwood Boulevard, is home to locally owned Village Market, a well stocked supermarket with an excellent butcher shop and fewer crowds than the larger Raley's Supermarket. At the Village Center you will also find the Incline Village post office, restaurants, specialty shops, dance and workout studio, offices and a beauty shop.

The Lakeview subdivision is one of the prettiest neighborhoods in North Lake Tahoe's Incline Village, Nevada and the active houses for sale in this subdivision have a price starting at 800K up to 4.6M.

Approximately 289 Single Family Homes in this North Lake Tahoe Real Estate Subdivision

Here are our current listings in the neighborhood

866 Ophir Peak Road

866 Ophir Peak Road
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Price: $1,650,000
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834 Ophir Peak Road

834 Ophir Peak Road
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Price: $1,399,950
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603 Crystal Peak

603 Crystal Peak
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Price: $1,049,000
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What is a 1031 Exchange?

by Lakeshore Realty

What is IRC Section 1031?

Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows an owner of an investment property to exchange property and defer paying federal and state capital gain taxes (up to 15% Federal, 25% deprecation recapture and applicable state taxes) if they purchase a "like-kind" property following the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Code. This allows investors to use all of the sale proceeds to leverage into more valuable real estate, increase cash flow, diversify into other properties, reduce management or consolidate holdings.

What is "Like-Kind" Property?

There is some confusion regarding what type of property qualifies for a §1031 tax deferred exchange. The Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 states that "no gain or loss shall be recognized on the exchange of property held for productive use in a trade of business or for investment if such property is exchanged solely for property investment." "Like-kind" property can include, but is not limited to, any of the following, provided it is held for investment:

  • Single Family Rental
  • Duplex
  • Apartment
  • Commercial Property
  • Raw Land

For example, raw land can be exchanged for a single family rental, or apartments or commercial building. Properties can be exchanged anywhere in the United States.

Want to learn more?

We've put together a variety of informative PDFs you can download. We also provide two helpful tools, a Capital Gain Tax Calculator and a 45/180 Day Time Requirements Calendar.

Learn about 1031 Exchange

Events Calendar for Incline Village, October 25 - November 3

by Lakeshore Realty
Thurs Oct 25  
4:30 – 7:30 pm The Annual Trail of Treats and Terror
All Incline Trick-or-Treaters and their parents are welcome to join the quest! The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and is at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, the IVGID Recreation Center, Lake Tahoe School and Sierra Nevada College.
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please call Tara at (775) 832-1326 or e-mail


Fri Oct 26  
      Nevada Day
Many local offices will be closed, including IVGID and the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.
   6pm 8th Annual Truckee Pink Party!
The Truckee Pink Party is brought to you by Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation to benefit local breast cancer patients.
Moody's Bistro, Bar & Beats
10007 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
For more information (530) 582-6277
Buy tickets at


Sat Oct 27  
10am - 1pm     Nevada Day Parade — Carson City
Theme: Honoring Our Military & Families Past, Present, Future


Mon Oct 29  
Noon     Tahoe's weather and its history
The Rotary Club of Incline Village will feature local weather guru Mark McLaughlin at its noon meeting on Monday, Oct. 29. For information call Judy Spees at 775-832-7006.


Tues Oct 30  
5 - 8:30pm Full Hunter's Moonlight Hike Wine & Cheese Social
55+ Take-A-Hike Series are part of the senior wellness program. These moderate 1 mile paved road hikes to the Crystal Bay lookout are offered by the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department, National Forest Service and Washoe County Senior Services. Participants are encouraged to wear warm clothing. We provide transportation, camera, flashlights, and of course, the wine and cheese. For this hike, costumes are encouraged!


Thurs Nov 1  
     Middle East artifacts and jewelry
On disply at the Incline Village Library, from November 1 – 30. On loan from Jane Bekowich.
6 – 7pm Meteorite Fragments Provide View into the Earliest History of the Solar System
The meteorite that broke up over the Sierra on Sunday, April 22, 2012 was one of the rarest types of meteorites to fall to Earth — a carbonaceous chondrite. This meteorite could turn out to be one of the most important observed fall since the late 1960s, says UC Davis professor Qing-Zhu Yin. Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nevada. No-host bar at 5:30


Fri Nov 2  
11am – 6pm Last Day for Early Voting
Incline Village Library
2 - 4pm     Lifescapes
Incline Village Library
Every 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month
4 - 7pm     Toys For Tots "Kick Off" Party
Rookies Sports Bar
Toys for Tots "Kick-Off" Party! Admission is 1 NEW unwrapped toy or $10 minimum donation.
Contact Cheryl Delehanty 775-772-2945 or


Sat Nov 3  
12 – 2pm International Games Day @ your Library®
Incline Village Library joins two thousand libraries around the world to celebrate American Libraries Association's 5th annual International Games Day. Come in and get your board game on! Popcorn and soda will be provided. Winners will receive prizes. All ages welcome. 775-832-4130
3 - 4pm     Bridgewire Makerspace: Makerspace and Rapid Prototyping For All
All presented by members of Bridgewire. Come see a demo of 3D printing along with videos of rapid prototyping. Bridgewire is a dynamic Makerspace with members working with electronics, welding, sewing, woodworking, home brewing, lock-picking, solar cooking, Arduino programming, model rocket building and much more. We provide the tools, what you do with them is up to you!
Incline Village Library 775-832-4130
7 - 10pm     Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival, Incline Village
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort
Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA are collaborating for a fourth year-in-a-row to bring you the 24th Annual Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival. This important fundraiser raises money for two non-profits that help keep Tahoe SAFE and FED.
Contact 775-298-0169 or


This afternoon, Oct 25 - Trail of Treats & Terror! Free!

by Lakeshore Realty

Today, Thursday, October 25, 2012, 4:30 – 7:30 pm

All Incline Trick-or-Treaters and their parents are welcome to join the quest! Start off at the "Parasol Skeleton Soiree" at the DWR Community Non-Profit Center. Then wind your way through the "Fantasy Forest" to "Pumpkin Pics & Ghoulish Games" at the Recreation Center. Proceed along carefree "Candy Lane" to "Dark Theatre" at Lake Tahoe School. Continue with care through the "Talking Tree Forest" to "The Haunted Halls" of Sierra Nevada College. The Spooky Shuttle will return any survivors to their cars parked at the DWR Center parking lot. Come join the fun… we are "dying" to see you!

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please call Tara at (775) 832-1326 or e-mail

IVGID - Trail of Treats & Terror!

Trail of Treats & Terror Information Flyer


Boreal to open this Friday, October 26, 2012

by Lakeshore Realty

Boreal Mountain Resort announced today that they will kick-off the ski and snowboard season on Friday, October 26, 2012.  The resort will provide one lift for skiers and riders to enjoy from 9 am – 9 pm. 

Boreal will operate the Castle Peak Quad chairlift offering access to one run featuring multiple terrain park features.  Boreal plans to operate thru the weekend and will assess conditions on Sunday to determine a mid-week operating schedule.

For more information

Welcome Winter Fundraiser at Squaw Valley Tomorrow, Oct 25th

by Lakeshore Realty

With the great ski conditions, Squaw Valley will be hosting a pre-opening fundraiser on the slopes, Thursday, October 25, 2012. Welcome in winter and support the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Team Foundation on this special one-day event. Searchlight, the bottom half of the Exhibition lift, will open from 10 am – 2 pm for skiing and snowboarding.

Squaw Valley Welcome Winter Fundraiser

All proceeds will support the new foundation. For more information go to Welcome Winter Fundraiser

The regular season starts on November 21st.


Reasons for Optimism in our Market

by Lakeshore Realty
There are plenty of signs that the Incline Village market is on the upswing — some of them can be shown in charts and graphs, like the trends in real estate and construction, but some of them are more intuitive. These feelings can be traced back to increases in school population and the word on the street of the local businesses.

New Construction

Incline Village certainly doesn't appear to be a depressed market with all the construction underway or completed on Lakeshore Drive alone. At last count we saw 12 homes in the process of being built or completely renovated, including one lakefront, and three on Pine Cone Circle in the private homeowner's association. Drive through town and count the carpenter's trucks, carpet vans, and painter's wagons, you will notice them in the areas away from Lakeshore, too. Dotted throughout the community people are improving property. Developers, sellers, owners, and landlords are spending money. They see the future is bright, we see the future is here already!

Increased Sales

Part of what shows us the bright future has arrived is the increase in the number of home sales. As our graphic shows, we have increased dramatically between last year and this year. People are purchasing homes again in Incline Village. Rates are still historically low and, in some cases, renting is less expensive than buying. The increase in sales means that inventory is shrinking; there is less of a selection. This will eventually drive prices up. So far prices are still reasonable — now is the time to get into the Incline Village market.

New Residents

Student populations are a great indication of new, full time residents moving to the community. These are usually younger families who come for work (which means there is work) and a better quality of life. The biggest change is at Incline Middle School where there has been a 9% increase in the student population — a significant sign of improvement.

Sales are up

The steady lowering of prices over the past two years is also encouraging this new growth. Homes are more affordable and people are making the decision to buy.

Sales are up

The steady lowering of prices over the past two years is also encouraging this new growth. Homes are more affordable and people are making the decision to buy.

Word on the Street

In speaking with local businesses, many of them claim to have had a banner year so far. Some of them met their year-end sales from last year by mid-September this year. Restaurants are busier and we have seen a few new businesses crop up, too. The mood in Incline Village is that the downturn is over and we can expect steady growth for a period of time to come.

For more details, please see our Incline Village and Crystal Bay Real Estate Reports for the Third Quarter of 2012


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