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Autumn 2013

LUXETRENDS

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TAHOE LIVING Q&A

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BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE

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ULTIMATE TAHOE GETAWAY ESTATE

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LUXURY PROPERTY SHOWCASE

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LUXETRENDS With black tie season right around the corner you better

make sure you're prepared for this year's hottest trends.

05 OUR LAKE TAHOE MANAGER

Are you the perfect Tahoe

buyer? Our Tahoe manager shares everything you need to know.

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FEATURED COMMUNITY Nestled in the picturesque Sierra

Nevada Mountains, beautiful Lake Tahoe offers something for everyone.

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GREYSTONE Majestic lakefront home, where you’ll ďŹ nd serenity the

moment you open the gate and pass through the lush private courtyard.

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SILICON VALLEY The leading hub

for high-tech innovation and development.

29 PENINSULA Coastal towns, rural mountain communities and vibrant downtowns.


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SAN FRANCISCO Both a popular destination and a great place to call home.

35 EAST BAY

Some of the best cultural attractions the

Bay Area has to offer.

39 MARIN Natural beauty and outdoor recreation, all within close proximity of the city and wine country.

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WINE COUNTRY One of the premium wine-growing

regions in the world.

45 MONTEREY BAY

Located on the breathtaking

PaciďŹ c Coast with iconic California attractions.


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LAKE TAHOE OFFICE

775 NORTH LAKE BLVD #202, TAHOE CITY PHONE 530.581.6927 | FAX 530.581.6927


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ALAIN PINEL REALTORS LAKE TAHOE MANAGER HOMETOWN: Southern California, but been in Tahoe since 1985 YEARS IN REAL ESTATE: 13 YEARS IN TAHOE: 28 DO YOU PREFER SUMMER OR WINTER IN TAHOE: I’m here year-round and love both — skate skiing in the winter and mountain biking, boating and sailing in the summer! FAVORITE STYLE HOME: The “newer” styled homes — especially ones I call “retro-modern.” YOUR PERFECT TAHOE DAY: A 4-hour mountain bike ride then boating in the afternoon with my four grown kids ages 18 to 25 (they won’t ride the trails with me).

Are You The Perfect Tahoe Buyer? Our Tahoe Manager Shares Everything You Need To Know.

Q. What does any buyer need to know before looking for a vacation home?

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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?


Q. Why is Tahoe so popular for

A

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

Bay Area buyers

year-round, with a full roster of both summer

looking for

and winter activities in a relatively moderate

second homes?

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.

Q. What specifically should

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The perfect Tahoe or Truckee buyer is

someone who wants to gain equity over time, may do some vacation rentals to help

they be asking

cover costs, and really enjoys and values the

themselves before

activities Tahoe has to offer. If you’re just

looking in Tahoe?

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 you enjoy, etc.) we can usually pinpoint where you should purchase.


Q What’s going on in the market in the Tahoe area right now?

Q. Are there any new

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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.

A

There is a new development called Martis

Camp that is a very high-end community which includes fantastic amenities that has really taken

developments

off. The homes are big and beautiful with

in Tahoe that

much more modern luxuries and architecture —

Bay Area

something we haven’t really seen in Tahoe before. People love that they don’t really need to leave;

buyers should

the community has it all, including its own ski lift

be aware of?

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.




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NESTLED IN THE PICTURESQUE SIERRA

Nevada Mountains, beautiful Lake Tahoe offers something for everyone — from world-class ski resorts offering Olympiccaliber downhill and cross country skiing in the winter, to outstanding fishing, challenging golf courses and spectacular hiking in the summer.


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Lake Tahoe is the destination to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

operties serving as second homes for Bay Area residents, houses range

keside estates to cozy mountain retreats. Restaurants and boutiques

wntowns of inviting lakeside villages, and views of the lake, majestic

h jaw-dropping cliffs, and serene glades are around every turn.


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LAKE TAHOE, CAL


IFORNIA

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T H I S U LT I M AT E TA H O E G E TAWAY

offers sweeping vistas of the lake from every room and a lakeside hot tub with sunset views.


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THIS SERENE AND MAJE

woodwork and furnitur that allows for intimacy


STIC lakefront home features custom

re throughout, plus a nuanced floor plan y or the festivity of a large gathering.


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EXQUISITELY MAINTAINED, the p

grounds and a private pier on y


property has beautiful your own 150’ of lakefront.


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• Main home plus 2 additional living areas above and below the garage • 6 bedrooms • 7+ bathrooms • Gourmet kitchen • Two private buoys • Private pier • Heated walkways • 150’ of lake frontage • Lake views from almost any spot in the main house • Lakeside hot tub • Private courtyard with streamscape

OFFERED AT

$9,500,000


BIRTHPLACE OF THE IPHONE AND IPAD, THE SILICON VALLEY IS THE LEADING HUB FOR HIGH-TECH INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT.


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silicon valley 18331 Lexington Drive

MONTE SERENO

• 5bd/8+ba • 10,679+/-sf MLS# 81324188 View Property Details

Offered at $7,950,000 D. KNIGHT / S. ANDERSON 408.313.2191

16260 Los Serenos Robles

LOS GATOS • 4bd/4ba • 4,926+/-sf MLS# 81333049 View Property Details

Offered at $5,150,000 CHUCK NUNNALLY 408.357.8700


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15668 Bohlman Road

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LOS GATOS

4bd/3+ba • 5,255+/-sf • MLS# 81330724 View Property Details

Offered at $5,650,000 MICHAEL NEVIS 408.357.7975

15955 Oak Glen Avenue 5bd/5.5ba • 5,132+/-sf • MLS# 81334082 View Property Details

Offered at $2,699,000 T. YORE / D. KNIGHT 408.357.8702

MORGAN HILL


THE PENINSULA HAS A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING — FROM COASTAL TOWNS AND RURAL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES, TO VIBRANT DOWNTOWNS AND SOME OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST AFFLUENT NEIGHBORHOODS.


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peninsula 91 Isabella Avenue

ATHERTON

• 6bd/8+ba • 17,350+/-sf MLS# 81331402 View Property Details

Offered at $21,800,000 MARY & BRENT GULLIXSON 650.888.0860

280 Woodland Vista

LA HONDA • 4bd/5.5ba • 7,200+/-sf MLS# 81333268 View Property Details

Offered at $6,348,000 SCOTT HAYES 650.434.4337


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20 Orange Court

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HILLSBOROUGH

5bd/3.5ba • 4,240+/-sf • MLS# 81336037 View Property Details

Offered at $4,695,000 A. RILEY / A. GREENMAN 650.931.2020

Address Upon Request 6bd/7.5ba • 8,400+/-sf • APR EXCLUSIVE View Property Details

Offered at $15,000,000 J. TSAI LAW / S. GAVANDE 650.799.8888

PALO ALTO


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3561 Sacramento Street #A

SAN FRANCISCO

• 5bd/4ba • 3,218+/-sf MLS# 413520 View Property Details

Offered at $3,195,000 PATTIE LAWTON 415.309.7836

3964 20th Street

SAN FRANCISCO

• 3bd/2.5ba • 2,174+/-sf MLS# 413087 View Property Details

Offered at $2,250,000 SUSAN RING 415.298.6577


WITH ITS RENOWNED LANDMARKS AND DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS, SAN FRANCISCO IS BOTH A POPULAR DESTINATION AND A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME.

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THE EAST BAY BOASTS SOME OF THE BEST CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS THE BAY AREA HAS TO OFFER — GREAT FOOD, MUSIC, SPORTING EVENTS, AND MUSEUMS.


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CONTRA COSTA


east bay 12 El Sueno

ORINDA

• 9bd/9+ba • 10,838+/-sf MLS# 40627913 View Property Details

Offered at $6,500,000 JOANNA TRUELSON 925.708.1672

7400 Johnston Road

DANVILLE • 4bd/6.5ba • 7,500+/-sf MLS# 40629235 View Property Details

Offered at $3,100,000 COPLAND TEAM 510.289.3658


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120 Warwick Court

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ALAMO

5bd/5ba • 4,991+/-sf • MLS# 40632840 View Property Details

Offered at $2,225,000 FONIA HUMPHRIES 925.998.4444

3654 Pontina Court 5bd/5.5ba • 7,472+/-sf • MLS# 40633951 View Property Details

Offered at $2,895,000 LINDA GOVEIA 925.989.9811

PLEASANTON


LOCATED JUST ACROSS THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE FROM SAN FRANCISCO, MARIN COUNTY HAS IT ALL — NATURAL BEAUTY AND OUTDOOR RECREATION, ALL WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE CITY AND WINE COUNTRY.


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marin 129 Mountain View Avenue

SAN RAFAEL

• 6bd/4.5ba • 5,342+/-sf MLS# 21322111 View Property Details

Offered at $3,650,000 LINDY EMRICH 415.496.2922

65 Seafirth Road

TIBURON • 4bd/3ba • 4,198+/-sf MLS# 21321227 View Property Details

Offered at $3,500,000 BERNARD LINK 415.336.8676


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8 Richmond Road

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SAN ANSELMO

4bd/3.5ba • 2,585+/-sf • MLS# 21314186 View Property Details

Offered at $2,290,000 CATHERINE GUBMAN 415.755.1111

55 Baywood Avenue 4bd/3ba • 2,746+/-sf • MLS# 21322704 View Property Details

Offered at $2,595,000 D. HAMMER / S. LAMARRE 415.453.7585

ROSS


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131 4th Street East

SONOMA

• 4bd/4.5ba • 3,506+/-sf MLS# 21318459 View Property Details

Offered at $4,950,000 NICKI NAYLOR 707.953.9456

969 Country Club Lane

SONOMA • 3bd/2ba • 3,114+/-sf MLS# 21315278 View Property Details

Offered at $2,588,000 KATHLEEN LEONARD 707.931.7970


ONE OF THE PREMIUM WINE-GROWING REGIONS IN THE WORLD, THE WINE COUNTRY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA IS NOT ONLY A PREMIER TRAVEL DESTINATION, BUT A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME.

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SONOMA


LOCATED ON THE BREATHTAKING PACIFIC COAST, THE MONTEREY BAY AREA BOASTS ICONIC CALIFORNIA ATTRACTIONS.

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SANTA CRUZ


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499 Aguajito Road

CARMEL

26347 Isabella Avenue

CARMEL

5bd/4+ba • 8,000+/-sf • MLS# 81330176 View Property Details

Offered at $12,500,000 JAMAL NOORZOY 831.622.9903

3bd/3ba • 3,579+/-sf • MLS# 81312185 View Property Details

Offered at $4,795,000 MARLA REA 831.620.6104


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