Summer Bucket List: Musical Ambitions

Living in Tahoe for any length of time – decades, years, or a week-long visit – can produce powerful memories. The Tahoe lifestyle, the scenery, the activities, the adventure, the skiing, the lake, all play a part. One of the most accessible yet overlo… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, November 14, 2018 in Activities & Recreation, Music, Music in Tahoe, Summer Activities, Summer in Tahoe, Tahoe Favorites, Tahoe/Truckee

Lahontan Q3 2018 Market Update

An inside look into Lahontan Golf Club Over the past 5 years Martis Valley’s original private gated community has experienced 91 total property trades. With an average of 18 homes changing ownership per year, 2018 year-to-date has been a banner year. T… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, October 23, 2018 in Market Update, Real Estate, TMR, Tahoe/Truckee

Autumn Food & Wine Festival 2018

  For the 33rd consecutive year, the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival returns to the Northstar Village. This event is a celebration of North Tahoe’s most prestigious food, wine, spirit, and brew. Events include food, wine, seminars, cele… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, September 7, 2018 in Activities & Recreation, Autumn Food & Wine 2018, Summer in Tahoe, TMR, Tahoe Favorites, Tahoe/Truckee

Fresh Beginnings

  The end of any romantic relationship can be difficult. People find a myriad of coping mechanisms. Some play guitar, some travel the word, some contemplate the past, and some look to the future. During the historic 2010-11 ski season Tahoe receiv… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, June 17, 2018 in Agent Feature
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Memorial Day Signifies a Shift

Market dynamics are poised to change over the next 7-10 days Regardless of geographic region real estate trends are very relevant for prospective buyers and sellers. The North Lake Tahoe area, a blend of market segments including luxury and non-luxury… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, May 25, 2018 in Market Trends, Memorial Day, Savvy Sellers, Shift

Spring in Tahoe Means Golf – 2018 Opening Dates

The majority of North Tahoe ski resorts are closed and the transition to spring/summer activities is underway. With 65+ degree weather this past week everyone flocked outdoors. Lower elevation trails melted out allowing for multi-use opportunities incl… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, May 1, 2018 in Golf, Opening Dates, Spring, Tahoe

Q1 2018 Mountainside Market Analysis

  Historically the first three months of the year are a period of familiarization and recreation. Traditionally consumers visit the area for recreational enjoyment and defer acquisitions to the latter half of the year. Until March the 2018 skiing… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, April 13, 2018 in Market Update, Real Estate, TMR, Tahoe/Truckee
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Q1 Review – From the Desk of Michael Montalbano & Colleen Loiseau

Q1 2017 presented many challenges including road closures, power outages, and other events created by prolific winter snowfall. Regardless, 2017 turned out to be an historic year for real estate activity. In contrast the 2018 landscape presented an ent… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, April 3, 2018 in

Backcountry Skiing: A Day of Bottomless Pow

  It was Saturday afternoon on St Patrick’s day. The view outside the Tahoe Mountain Realty Northstar office was of a snowy landscape. Our biggest snow event of the season had produced snow totals ranging from 6.5 – 8.75 feet. The 5 day storm was… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, March 25, 2018 in Activities & Recreation, Tahoe Favorites, Tahoe/Truckee

Miracle March Madness

  Miracle March Madness is upon us. For those unfortunate folks not currently visiting North Lake Tahoe, a word of advice: get up here as soon as possible. 18” of snow fell overnight and another 19” is predicted over the course of today. So far th… Read More

Mike Montalbano Mike Montalbano, March 17, 2018 in Market Update, New Northstar, Real Estate, TMR, Tahoe Favorites, Tahoe/Truckee