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Lake Tahoe Real Estate

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

A great article just came out in the Huffington Post as to why people are buying Mansions in Lake Tahoe.  Lake Tahoe is an amazing place to visit and if you are able to own.  You are so close to San Francisco and the Wine Country yet you feel like you are miles away from […]

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Alpine Meadows Real Estate

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

SOLD!  Excited to have represented the buyers and helping them find the right home to raise their young family.  This home has amazing views that cannot be captured anywhere in Alpine.  With multiple living areas and a bonus game room they will enjoy this home for years to come.   What a lot of people […]

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Truckee Riverfront Living

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Love Tahoe but want some privacy but be close enough to the area ski resorts and town….look no further.  This beautiful Riverfront Mountain Estate awaits it’s next owner.  With 265 feet of river frontage there is plenty of room for the fly fisherman in the family as well as those in the family  that just […]

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Lake Tahoe in the Summer Time

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

What a better place to visit than Lake Tahoe in the summer time.  People often think of Lake Tahoe for skiing but once they come in the summer they realize what an amazing year round place this is. For the hiking enthusiast I recommend Rubicon Trail accessed from D.L. Bliss State Park.  There is a […]

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Truckee Thursdays

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

You know it’s summer when Truckee Thursday’s start and this past week was the kick off to the summer.  If you have never been I recommend going early when it first starts at 4pm as parking can get tricky.  This is such a great event where they block off Historic Downtown Truckee for the night […]

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Tahoe Road Construction Summer 2017

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

It seems like every year something is being fixed or created to better the Lake Tahoe basin.  This year will be no different with the start of the building of 3 roundabouts in Tahoe City and the completion of the curbs on the West Shore. Looking East there will be construction delays for years to […]

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Alpine Meadows

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Alpine Meadows is a great community to own a home in year round.  Whether you like to ski or play at the lake the location could not be better.  What a lot of people don’t know is that, for a small yearly fee, you can join Alpine Springs which gives you access to a swimming […]

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Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Closing Dates

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

It’s that time of year where we either have plenty of snow or not enough to enjoy into the Spring months.  Since Mother Nature was extra kind to us in January and we still continue to get random colder snow storms ski resorts are staying open late until April and for some July 4th.  What’s […]

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Lake Tahoe – Drought?

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

    From a recent Forbes article:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/02/07/lake-tahoe-gained-8-7-billion-gallons-water-2-days/#6ce4630036c6 Lake Tahoe has had a great past few months, receiving 8.7 billion gallons of water in just two days. It hasn’t stopped there; the lake has been receiving tremendous amounts of water lately to fill the lake above its natural rim level. The sudden rise in lake level is a result of […]

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Lake Tahoe Ski Market

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Lake Tahoe and winter sports have gone hand in hand for over a century putting it at the top of the Luxury Ski Market. The rich history of our beloved ski town has made Lake Tahoe a recognized name worldwide. The first thing people think about when they hear the name, Lake Tahoe, is ” […]

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Newly Built Carnelian Bay Lakefront

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Feast your eyes on this remarkable lakefront opportunity in Carnelian Bay.  Construction was completed end of summer 2016 and is ready for it’s new owner.  What’s unique about this opportunity is not only the boat lift and boat hoist but there is a large sun deck and lakeside Cabana with full bathroom, bedroom and basic […]

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Lake Tahoe Snow Making

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

In recent years we have had to rely on man made snow versus what Mother Nature has produced.  Interestingly enough, the first snow making machine was in 1934 and the first machine installed and used in Lake Tahoe was in 1966 at Diamond Peak.  Over the years technology has improved and now most mountains have […]

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Tahoe City has an Ice Rink

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

On December 19th they had the official grand opening of Tahoe City’s first and only ice rink.  Located at the golf course, it was a great turnout despite the rain.  Johnny Moseley was the MC and kicked off another great amenity to the community.  If it wasn’t for the generous donations of the local community […]

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Lake Tahoe Ridgewood Highlands Estate for Sale

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own this amazing home at the top of Ridgewood Highlands backing to miles and miles of trails.  For the outdoor enthusiast this is the perfect place, without getting in your car you can mountain bike, hike, snowshoe and cross country ski just out your back door.  The Main House has […]

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What’s Happening This Fall in North Lake Tahoe

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Fall is officially here and there is no better time to enjoy all that North Lake Tahoe has to offer. Whether you are looking to enjoy the wonderful hiking weather, relax on an empty beach, or get amped for winter with a ski movie premier, make sure to enjoy “local’s summer” as this is as […]

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Memorial Day in Lake Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

If you have a trip planned to Tahoe this holiday weekend you will be in for great weather!  Typically this weekend every year we have cold and rain but looks like mother nature is on our side. If you are looking for something fun and different to do I highly recommend the Made in Tahoe […]

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JetBlue Reno to New York

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

In the last year JetBlue announced they were adding to their destinations a direct flight from Reno to New York (JFK).  This was a huge deal now opening up the New York market to come to Tahoe whether to ski or soak in the sun.  I personally have already had one buyer from New York […]

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President’s Week In Lake Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

What typically is the busiest week in Tahoe is days away and the weather looks like it will be perfect.  With the recent snow in the last week the skiing should be great, there won’t be any difficulties in traveling as the roads will be clear.  With warmer temperatures it will be interesting to see […]

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Lake Tahoe Real Estate

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

In the recent news that Hugh Hefner has put the Playboy mansion on the market with some interesting terms I am sure turned a few heads.  In working with sellers in listing their home, at times, there can be some terms that they require or else they will not sell their home.  Typically in Lake […]

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Lake Tahoe Real Estate: Winter time

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Winter is here and ski resorts have more runs open than in the last two years combined.  Mother nature has been kind to us so far with early winter snow and cold temperatures for Resorts to compliment with man made snow where needed.  As we know here in the Sierra’s we are plagued with the […]

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El Nino Drought and Lake Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Over the last year the news has been constantly reminding us of the lack of weather and the effects it has has on the areas across the US and in particular California.  For us here in Tahoe, it not only has put us on a permanent high fire danger but just looking out at the lake […]

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Snow in Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

It’s always the first real snowfall of the season that get’s everyone excited and hopefully for this year being a big one.  Of course all the articles in the last three months or so mentioned El Nino and predicting it will at the least be a wetter winter the question of course is will it […]

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Lake Tahoe/Truckee Real Estate the Future

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

If you’ve been coming to Tahoe over the years not much has changed in the landscape of the residential areas.  Sure some homes have been either been torn down and rebuilt or remodeled inside and out.  Vacant land now has a home built on it or for some land it is just that vacant. Nothing […]

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Ironman Lake Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

It’s that time of year again, hundreds of athletes have arrived and or are arriving to Tahoe to try and adjust to the elevation change before the big race on Sunday.  This year they added a 1/2 Ironman and a relay team option.  Over the last couple of weeks I have seen an increase in […]

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Winter in Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

It’s about that time of year where we start to look at weather predictions for the winter and wonder if we will ever see a true winter again in Tahoe. In reading this article and looking over the numerous maps, it appears that middle of winter Tahoe will see snow. Unfortunately it doesn’t show much […]

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Tahoe Westshore Lakefront

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

This home or shall I say estate just came on the market and it is a crowd pleaser.  Just under 2 acres of land and over 200 feet of lake frontage and a deep water pier that is currently useable.  The Main House has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, 6,000 square feet with tennis court, […]

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Tahoe Wooden Boat Show

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

    We are about a week away from the infamous Concours d’Elegance Boat show at Obexer’s from August 7th and 8th.  Since 1874 boats have played a large roll in daily life in Tahoe.  As a means for locals and tourists alike to get from one point of the lake to the other, wood […]

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Lake Tahoe’s Clarity

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

In a recent Tahoe Daily Tribune article recent studies from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center indicate that the clarity of Lake Tahoe in 2014 has increased by over 7 feet.  This is great news considering how low the lake is and the current drought conditions. What was amazing to me was that when […]

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Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

You know it’s summer when the Shakespeare Festival is in full swing at Sand Harbor.  If you have never been I highly recommend going and packing your favorite snacks and adult beverages.  In past years they have done a great job of having some food vendors available whom you can purchase food and drink from […]

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Westshore Lakefront

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Just listed, this amazing lakefront on the Westshore just a short distance past the Tahoe House.  You meander down a shared driveway and come upon this unique opportunity to own old Tahoe meets new Tahoe.  As you enter into the part of the home that was built in the 1930’s you are immediately greeted by […]

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Tahoe City Wine Walk

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

It’s just around the corner, one of my favorite events in Tahoe City, the Wine Walk.  It’s a great opportunity to walk around Tahoe City, sample some new wines, beers and food.  Don’t miss stopping at the new Oliver Luxury Real Estate Office not only to try some wine but see how the building has […]

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Defensible Space in Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

It’s that time of year where what snow we did get has melted and your spring flowers are starting to come out of the ground.  This year in particular it is very important for everyone to re-evaluate defensible space around their home, we are going to have a very dry summer.  Below I have provided […]

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Tesla Test Drive in Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Test drive the new  Dual Motor All Wheel Drive Tesla at our  319 West Lake Boulevard Office on * Saturday May 30th * Stay tuned for event details! TESLA CHARGING STATIONS AT OLIVER LUXURY REAL ESTATE 319 WEST LAKE BOULEVARD TAHOE CITY, CA  96145 2 HIGH POWERED LEVEL 2 CHARGING STATIONS Complimentary to the public Open 24 hours, […]

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Homewood Ski Resort Redevelopment Update

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

I recently attended a Kwanis meeting in Tahoe City and the guest speaker was David Tirman with JMA to give an update on the progress and plan for the Homewood ski area redevelopment.  Despite the push back in the beginning and law suits that were filed the project with some adjustments is moving forward.  David […]

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Tahoe Luxury: Tahoe’s New Look

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

In the last couple of years or so you may have started to see more Oliver Luxury Real Estate signs around the lake whether it was in front of  lakefronts or in the surrounding area neighborhoods in Tahoe and Truckee.  With nearly a billion dollars in sales over the past several years, including luxury, new […]

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Tips for Selling your Lake Tahoe Property

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

Thinking of Selling Property In Lake Tahoe? Spring is in the air, or at least it feels like it even with the recent storms. Seeing how most people have moved on from the ski season we could see properties coming on the market sooner than the Memorial Day Weekend rush. We have already seen a […]

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Luxury Prefab Homes in Martis Camp

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

A new trend emerging in high end luxury real estate market and that is the concept of a Prefab home.  When you hear the word Prefab you may think trailer park or affordable living but certain companies have taken advantage of this growing trend and have created some masterpieces that feel and look like they […]

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Luxury Real Estate Trends Lake Tahoe

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

One of my favorite recycle trends in the luxury home building/remodeling world is the use of Pickle Wood. Not only the recycle part but to me it gives off so much personality whether it is being used for outdoor siding, indoor flooring and or as an accent wall. Who knew that once ago wood vats […]

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Your Professional North Lake Tahoe, California Real Estate Agent

by Web Master in Blog.

Buying Your Home – Appraisals & Market Value What is the return on new versus previously owned homes? Buying into a new-home community may seem riskier than purchasing a house in an established neighborhood, but any increase in home value depends upon the same factors: quality of the neighborhood, growth in the local housing market […]

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Your Professional North Lake Tahoe, California Real Estate Agent

by Web Master in Blog.

Avoiding Financial Stress By asking the right questions, and knowing exactly what your needs are, you can find the right loan for you. There are certain approaches that you can take while mortgage shopping that can cost or save you money. It is still true that the better qualifications you have, the lower your interest […]

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Your Professional North Lake Tahoe, California Real Estate Agent

by Brian McGeever in Blog.

How Mortgage Loans Work Excluding property taxes and insurance, a traditional fixed-rate mortgage payment consist of two parts: (1) interest on the loan and (2) payment towards the principal, or unpaid balance of the loan. Many people are surprised to learn, however, that the amount you pay towards interest and principal varies dramatically over time. […]

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