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Real Estate and Housing

Whether you already live here or are looking to relocate, you will find a wide variety of housing options ranging from apartments, condos, rustic cabins, family homes up through large luxury estates.

There are many different areas and communities to consider. Although a large percentage of homes in Lake Tahoe are second homes, there is still a pleasant sense of community, and in most areas, residents know their neighbors. In any given location, there is generally easy access to hiking, bike trails or beaches. The terrain is varied with homes located in the forest, at the edge of meadows, with views, or on the water.

Housing in Lake Tahoe

Neighborhoods of primarily single-family homes are situated throughout the south and east shore area from Camp Richardson on the west side to Glenbrook on the east side. Numerous condominium developments exist in the Heavenly Valley areas of California and Nevada as well as closer to the Lake and Stateline. For those with a taste for more seclusion, areas of El Dorado County, including Tahoe Paradise, Meyers and Christmas Valley, can be a quieter alternative. The Tahoe Keys offers water front homes and boat docks along with other amenities in a central location.

Property taxes vary between California and Nevada. While Nevada property prices are generally higher, the property tax rates are lower. There can also be benefits to an individual who lives and works in the state of Nevada with regard to state income tax. In California more affordably priced properties can be found; however, property tax rates will usually be higher. Individuals should always consult their tax professional for specific tax advice.

Many Real Estate firms can assist you with your search for the perfect Lake Tahoe property. There are also a number of firms specializing in property management, handling both long term and vacation rental options. For a complete listing of apartment complexes, realtors, property management firms, title companies and mortgage brokers, please refer to the business directory or go to www.tahoechamber.org

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