High Canyon Ranch Offered for $20,000,000

11Nov 2014


High Canyon Ranch | East Shore of Lake Tahoe, Nevada

One of the last remaining privately owned large acreage parcels in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is being offered for sale for the first time in modern history. Perched high above Lake Tahoe, adjacent to Continue reading

19th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference Brings the Best to Boston

4Nov 2014

SEATTLE, WA USA (October 13, 2014) – Lake Tahoe-based agent Lexi Cerretti, recently represented Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty at the  Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s Annual Fall Conference. The event took place the first week of October at The Fairmont Copley Plaza  in Boston, Massachusetts where the country’s top luxury agents gathered to network and discuss industry trends.

Saul Cohen, president and co-founder of Hammond Residential Real Estate, was honored with the Luxury Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award during the event’s Gala Dinner & Awards Presentation. Keynote speakers included Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot, who discussed inbound marketing principles and tactics, and Kermit Baker from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, who shared insight on current housing trends.

Members of the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network participated in expert panel discussions on a diverse range of topics including Continue reading

Gear Up at Lake Tahoe Ski Swaps

3Nov 2014

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With colder nighttime temperatures, this week Lake Tahoe ski resorts have been vigorously making snow and prepping for the winter to come while locals are busy stocking their winter quiver with new ski and snowboard gear. With dealers, industry reps and local gear junkies making room for new inventory the Lake Tahoe ski swaps are a popular place to find deals on new and used equipment of all types. Attendees go in search of the latest and greatest technology while others are simply on the hunt to replace what the kids outgrew the year before. Tahoe’s various ski swaps also offer the opportunity to sell your own gear to eager buyers but keep in mind that you must register your gear in advance. Most of the swaps serve as major fundraisers for local nonprofits like the UNR Ski Team and the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation.

We’ve compiled a list of upcoming swaps that guarantee a good find if you get there early: Continue reading

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Jeff Hamilton as Vice President of North Tahoe Operations

29Oct 2014


Incline Village, NV (October 27, 2014) – Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Hamilton as their new Vice President of North Tahoe Operations. As a highly successful and respected real estate broker with a long history in the Tahoe region, Jeff is a welcome addition to the leadership team at Sierra Sotheby’s North Tahoe group of real estate offices encompassing Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee and Tahoe Donner.

“I am excited that Jeff has agreed to step into a management role with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. Jeff is competitive, experienced, respected, and has communication skills that are second to none.  He is the perfect solution to making sure our clients are receiving the very highest quality real estate experience available, which represents exactly the culture, ethics and overall brand identity that Sotheby’s International Realty embodies. ” Says Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty President, Peter Strand.

As an Olympic medalist and four-time speed skiing world champion, Jeff believes that Continue reading

Squaw Valley Homestead

16Oct 2014

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Squaw Valley Homestead | 325 Squaw Valley Road

The historic Squaw Valley Homestead Ranch is a rare opportunity for discovery, inspiration and stewardship.

Held and safeguarded for decades by the Valley’s founding family, this extraordinary land embodies all of the elements which reflect the early mountaineering spirit of life in the Sierra Nevada. Protected and thoughtfully tended by the legendary Poulsen family since the early 1940’s, this is the most Continue reading

South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival

15Oct 2014



Enjoy an entertaining weekend of food and wine that will showcase the talent of Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito and Mark Estee. Chef Rocco DiSpirito is an award winning chef and author of ten highly-acclaimed cookbooks, including The Pound a Day Diet. Chef Mark Estee is chef and owner of the popular Campo in Reno and regarded as Continue reading

Best Fall Hikes In Lake Tahoe

15Oct 2014

Time to dust off your favorite hiking boots, bundle up, and embrace the solitude and beauty of Lake Tahoe in the fall. Locals know autumn is one of the best seasons to hit the trails because an array of colorful foliage, cooler days, and fewer crowds are all the motivation we need. From  Mount Tallac to Five Lakes, here are our top five picks for Tahoe’s best fall hikes.

Tahoe in the Fall
Mount Tallac, one of Tahoe’s highest peaks is a favored destination for hikers and has been called the jewel in the crown of the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe. From the Mount Tallac Trail Head there are three options. Continue reading

Q3 Micro Market Summary for Lake Tahoe

10Oct 2014


Spanning 72 miles of Lake Tahoe shoreline, two state lines and a handful of California and Nevada counties and four multiple listing services, the Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding area real estate market is about as diverse as the area’s recreational offerings. Market trends can vary dramatically from neighborhood to neighborhood. With such a wide range of real estate options and price points, data from a select community or a single high dollar sale can skew the region wide statistical trends significantly. Therefore, when making the big financial decision to purchase or sell a home in the Truckee /Lake Tahoe area it’s important to Continue reading

Featured Listing: Buffalo Creek Ranch

7Oct 2014

Buffalo Creek Ranch

Nestled at the base of the magnificent Eastern Sierra Mountains amidst northern Nevada’s oldest stand of Aspen trees lies Buffalo Creek Ranch. This picturesque, 34-acre Boutique Agricultural ranch, fruit and nut orchard, and Award-winning Vineyard is unlike any other location on Earth. Masterfully designed as a nostalgic nod to a time when the West was wild, Buffalo Creek Ranch is both sophisticated and fabulously playful, featuring idyllic covered bridges, a fully-restored 1923 caboose poker parlor, a firehouse complete with its own 1962 fire truck, a water wheel central utility building, and a Jack Daniel’s-themed train depot. All aboard! This truly unique and unrestricted Nevada property is dotted with tranquil ponds, cascading waterfalls and even a private picnic ground — the perfect opportunity for a one-of-a-kind family compound or stupendous commercial endeavor. Perfectly positioned at the base of the 10,000-foot snowcapped Job’s Peak is a fully-improved 1.5-acre home site, ready and waiting for the ultimate Mountain Dream Home. Write the next chapter in the Buffalo Creek Ranch legacy — your own. Continue reading