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FEATURED HOME: 1600 Trapper McNutt Trail in Alpine Meadows

December 4, 2015

Where: 1600 Trapper McNutt Trail in Alpine Meadows (listing | virtual tour)
Retreat to this fantastic Alpine Meadows home, where you will have more than enough space for all to come! Comfortable living with breathtaking views will make this a hard place to ever leave. This home was made to entertain large groups, with a wonderful kitchen that opens to the living area and fantastic deck. Everyone will enjoy the large game room, close proximity to skiing, hiking and biking trails and privacy that comes with being situation at the end of a cul-de-sac.
This home is listed by Linda Granger of Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe.
Offered at: $1,700,000
See more homes for sale in Alpine Meadows. | Visit our Lake Tahoe community page.

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FEATURED HOME: 8441 Meeks Bay Avenue in Rubicon Bay

September 25, 2015

Where: 8441 Meeks Bay Avenue in Rubicon Bay (listing | virtual tour)
This quintessentially “Old Tahoe” cabin sits nestled in Lake Tahoe’s best kept secret: Rubicon Bay. This quiet, intimate community only five minutes north of Emerald Bay boasts spectacular views, turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and a rare calm found in few spots on the lake. The charming three bedroom, two bathroom cabin can be a perfect rustic mountain retreat for those who want to experience immediate relaxation the day they set foot in their new Tahoe home, or it can tempt those with dreams of constructing their dream house; a luxury lakefront estate. One will enjoy a private pier, beach and three buoys.
With two adjacent lakefront parcels included in the sale, remodel or development possibilities abound. There are two water and sewer hookups, and the extra coverage allowance that comes along with a double lot.  Meanwhile, special antique features like the belvedere and tram that cannot be duplicated in today’s permitting environment are grandfathered in and make the property truly unique. You will find the original fireplace, that was constructed the same year the cabin was built. Which comes fully equipped for cooking and was originally used as the ‘stove’!
This home is listed by Linda Granger of Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe.
Offered at: $2,200,000
See more homes for sale in Rubicon Bay. | Visit our Lake Tahoe community page.

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FEATURED HOME: 8775 Rubicon Drive in Meeks Bay

July 31, 2015

Where: 8775 Rubicon Drive in Meeks Bay (listing | virtual tour)
This spectacular Meeks Bay lakefront is a perfect getaway in an unbeatable setting. Beautiful lake views from every room, fantastic long pier, and your own gorgeous sandy beach! Relax on one of the two lake-side decks, or cozy up next to the granite fireplace. Make everlasting memories and enjoy all aspects of the lake–boating, kayaking, swimming and SUP in the crystal clear turquoise waters right out your door. World class hiking at nearby Mt Tallac & Emerald Bay, skiing at Homewood Ski Resort, or mountain biking and nordic trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park–all at your fingertips!
This home is listed by Linda Granger of Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe.
Offered at: $2,990,000
See more homes for sale in Meeks Bay. | Visit our Lake Tahoe community page.


Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 1591 Upper Bench Road in Alpine Meadows

May 29, 2015

Where: 1591 Upper Bench Road in Alpine Meadows (listing | virtual tour)
Enjoy the amazing panoramic mountain views from this gorgeous lodge-style home, backing to Forest Service land for serenity, seclusion & a remote alpine feeling. Boasts an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, heated driveway, and is immaculately maintained throughout. Explore a lifetime of nearby hiking/biking trails, including the famous Five Lakes Trail accessing the Pacific Rim Trail and Granite Chief Wilderness, and in winter drive just 2 miles to Alpine Meadows Ski Area. Only ten minutes to Tahoe City restaurants and Lake Tahoe beaches. This spacious home is perfect for large gatherings or quiet, relaxing weekends away!
This home is listed by Linda Granger of Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe.
Offered at: $1,250,000
See more homes for sale in Alpine Meadows. | Visit our Lake Tahoe community page.


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Featured Home: 12648 Greenwood Drive in Truckee

February 6, 2015

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Where: 12648 Greenwood Drive in Truckee (listing | virtual tour)
This light and bright home offers plenty of south sun exposure and room to play! A perfect full-time residence or mountain-escape to create lasting memories. A quiet street and yard full of beautiful pine and fir trees allows for a peaceful and private setting, while entertaining on the deck or running around the large backyard. Convenient to hiking trials, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, downtown Truckee, Boca-Stampede recreation areas and Northstar ski resort. Only 30 minutes from downtown Reno!
This home is listed by Linda Granger of Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe.
Offered at: $425,000
See more homes for sale in Truckee. | Visit our Lake Tahoe community page.

Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 2140 John Scott Trail in Alpine Meadows

October 17, 2014

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Where:: 2140 John Scott Trail in Alpine Meadows (listing | virtual tour)
Perfect, comfortable property to come home to after a long day of skiing or hiking! There are two master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and two more additional bedrooms creating plenty of sleeping space. The bathrooms have recently been redone to include new cabinets and heated floors. Features of the home include a wood fireplace, a hot tub and high ceilings. Relax on one of the two decks and take in the picturesque mountain views.
This home is listed by Linda Granger of Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe. See more information at
Offered at: $1,010,000
See more homes for sale in Alpine Meadows. | Visit our Lake Tahoe community page.


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Featured Home: 2253 Bear Creek Drive in Alpine Meadows

August 15, 2014

Where: 2253 Bear Creek Drive in Alpine Meadows (listing | virtual tour)
This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom mountainside escape is located in the highly desirable Bear Creek area of Alpine Meadows. Enjoy hours of outdoor activities, anytime of the year, with a relaxing retreat to come home to. Spend your long summer evenings on the private back patio or those chilly winter mornings cuddled up by the crackling fire.  Convenient to Alpine Meadows & Squaw Valley ski resorts, Five Lakes hiking trail, Lake Tahoe, and numerous other outdoor opportunities, as well as an HOA swimming pond and other amenities.
This home is listed by Linda Granger of Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe.
Offered at: $1,200,000
See more homes for sale in Alpine Meadows. | Visit our Lake Tahoe community page.

Notable Listings / Sales

Alain Pinel Realtors Closes Two Notable Lakefront Properties

August 15, 2014

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Linda Granger of the Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) Lake Tahoe office sold two lakefront homes in July, both with all cash buyers. The cash sales, coupled with the incredibly short escrow on one of the properties, indicates how hot the current Tahoe real estate market is.
“With average single-family home prices this year up 21% from the first half of 2013, the north and west shores of the lake are bustling this summer,” said Granger. “It’s great for both buyers and sellers, because inventory is booming but prices are climbing gradually.”
The first property, 5344 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, sold for $9.25 million. The gated 6 bedroom, 7.5 bath home is set on an approximately 0.5 acre lot that features a lakefront hot tub, stream-scape with pond, heated walkways and driveway, a private pier, private boat lift, and private buoy. Built in 2000 by Olson Construction, the home offers custom carved woodwork throughout, panoramic lake views, and a fully equipped guest apartment.
The second property, 3765 Belleview Avenue, Homewood, sold for $2,575,000 with only a nine day escrow. The 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Old Tahoe-style home was built in 1924. The beautiful flat lot features an outdoor fireplace, large patio overlooking the lake, shared private pier, private buoy, and boat lift. The property is also located right across from Eagle Rock hiking and biking trails.
APR is also developing their presence in the high-end Incline Village, NV market, where they will now be listing homes and representing buyers. This completes the firm’s coverage of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, where they have found success since opening their first office in late 2012.
“We’ve really solidified our role as a major player in the Tahoe market,” said Granger. “If you didn’t think of APR as a Lake Tahoe luxury agency, you will now!”

Notable Listings / Sales

Greystone Estate Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe

January 3, 2014

Where: 5344 North Lake Boulevard in Carnelian Bay (listing | virtual tour)
The Carnelian Bay estate known as Greystone, a luxurious Tahoe getaway offering sweeping vistas of the lake, has been listed by Linda Granger, Manager of the Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) Tahoe office. This is the largest listing the APR Lake Tahoe office has taken on since opening in 2012. Currently, Granger is ranked number 5 for sales volume in the Tahoe/Truckee Board of Realtors for 2013 after finishing 2012 at number 6.
This serene and majestic lakefront home features panoramic lake views from almost any spot in the main house, custom woodwork and furniture throughout, plus a nuanced floor plan that allows for intimacy or the festivity of a large gathering. In addition to the main home, the property boasts two additional living areas above and below the garage. Exquisitely maintained, the property boasts beautiful grounds, a private courtyard with pond, a lakeside hot tub, a private pier on the 150’ of lakefront, and two private buoys.
5344 North Lake Boulevard was built in 2000 by Bruce Olson, who is well known in the region for high-end construction with custom detailing and finishes throughout his homes.  He comes from a long line of Swedish home builders and has established a Craftsman style that is recognized for its high quality around the Truckee/Tahoe area.
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Offered at: $9,500,000
See more homes for sale in Carnelian Bay. | Visit our Lake Tahoe community page.

Buyer / Seller Information Community Spotlights

Are You The Perfect Tahoe Buyer?

November 18, 2013

For many of us in the Bay Area, when we want to get away for a bit – we flee to Tahoe. That is why it is no surprise that the great outdoor playground is a very popular place for many Bay Area residents to have vacation homes. To find out what every Bay Area resident need to know when looking at Tahoe, we asked Linda Granger, Alain Pinel Realtors Lake Tahoe Manager, a couple questions.

What does any buyer need to know before looking for a vacation home?
No matter what kind of home purchase you’re making, some questions always remain: how much can you afford, what type of home appeals to you, etc. With a vacation home though it’s really important that it suits what you’re looking for: what kind of activities do you enjoy? What climate suits you? What kind of escape appeals to you? It also is important to establish what your goals are. Are you looking to rent it out? Are you just purchasing it as an investment?
Why is Tahoe so popular for Bay Area buyers looking for second homes?
Proximity is a huge factor – you don’t have to get on a plane. Tahoe is also a unique vacation environment that can be enjoyed year-round, with a full roster of both summer and winter activities in a relatively moderate climate. It’s also a huge playground where people can get away from their busy lives and just enjoy amazing outdoor experiences. There’s also something for people of all ages – so it really allows families to spend quality time together that might not otherwise.
What specifically should they be asking themselves before looking in Tahoe?
The perfect Tahoe or Truckee buyer is someone who wants to gain equity over time, may do some vacation rentals to help cover costs, and really enjoys and values the activities Tahoe has to offer. If you’re just looking for a “cash cow,” in most scenarios, you are not the perfect buyer. From there, you need to know what it is about Tahoe that appeals to you. There are so many different communities – Serene Lakes, Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe – all with different benefits. If you can describe your ideal Tahoe getaway (setting, house, views, sun, recreation, season they enjoy, etc.), we can usually pinpoint where you should purchase.
What’s going on in the market in the Tahoe area right now?
With an eventful summer all over California for real estate, the Lake Tahoe area was right there in the midst of a bustling seller’s market. Although we saw a drop in the overall volume of sales from last year this time, we are observing both the median and average prices make a steady creep up. With steadily rising sale prices, the market is continuing to create a comfortable environment for sellers all around the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas. In turn, it is offering buyers opportunities to take part in this competitive market while loan rates remain relatively low.
Are there any new developments in Tahoe that Bay Area buyers should be aware of?
There is a new development called Martis Camp that is a very high-end community which includes fantastic amenities that has really taken off. The homes are big and beautiful with much more modern luxuries and architecture – something we haven’t really seen in Tahoe before. People love that they don’t really need to leave; the community has it all, including its own ski lift to Northstar! There will always be the Bay Area contingents that love the Tahoe cabin feel and just want a cozy place to rest their feet by the fire, and others that want to be right on the Lakefront, but Martis is providing a place for those really high-end buyers that are used to the ultra-luxury homes of the Peninsula.
This article recently published in the Autumn 2013 Exquisite Living.
It also ran in the November 15th, 2013 Palo Alto Daily News publication Premier Homespg 12 

About Exquisite Living

Exquisite Living is a premier digital luxury magazine presented by Alain Pinel Realtors. The magazine immerses readers in the luxuries of the Bay Area and beyond as one flips through luxury trends, market updates, community spotlights, and of course some of the most magnificent homes and estates.