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Incline Village real estate: Home-ownership here provides great benefits

Don Kanare and Sabrina Belleci
Special to the Sun-Bonanza

A significant percentage of the people purchasing property on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe are relocating from California and other states with high income tax rates.

But it's not just the favorable business climate and lower levels of personal income and business taxes that are attracting new residents to our community.

It's also the quality of life and all the amenities that are available for property owners to enjoy on a year-round basis that are enticing individuals and families to move here.

Property owners in Incline Village are entitled to partake in a broad array of recreational facilities far superior to anything found elsewhere at Lake Tahoe.

There are three private beaches, two magnificent golf courses, a modern ski area with a new base area lodge, a 34,000 square foot recreation center, tennis complex, disc golf course, and numerous parks (including one for skateboarding).

You will also discover lots of open space for people and their pets to roam and fantastic hiking and mountain biking trails with some of the best views found anywhere in the world.

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Adding to the quality of life is drinking water from the tap that is so pure and clean tasting that it has won awards in nationwide contests.

The minimal amount of traffic (except during the busy holiday periods a few weeks each year) helps to reduce stress on a day-to-day basis and makes it very easy to travel around, run errands and get more accomplished in less time than just about anywhere else in America.

The relative lack of crime provides a safe environment where people can go outside at any time of day or night and not have to worry about getting mugged or having their smart phone stolen.

While other communities have streetlights that come on at dusk in an effort to reduce crime levels, we have virtually no streetlights and people are encouraged to keep their outside lights turned off in the evening so we can all enjoy the beautiful starlight.

In most neighborhoods, you can see the Milky Way at night, not to mention the spectacular sunsets with layers of colors that are enjoyed nearly all year round.

The Tax Foundation which is a nonpartisan institute based in Washington, D.C., ranks the state of Nevada as having one of the most favorable business climates in America.

As more people realize that moving to the Nevada side of North Lake Tahoe has significant benefits, the demand for homes and condos will continue to increase and put further upward pressure on prices.

This phenomenon will likely accelerate as high earning individuals in California seek to keep more of their hard earned money instead of handing it over to the state tax authorities.

Nevada is at the top of the list for anyone considering moving from a state with a high tax burden and a complex regulatory environment

The Reno/Tahoe area is in close proximity to the major urban centers in California and the Reno airport is one of the most accessible in the nation.

It is only natural that businesses ranging from a salesperson working at home to Apple Computer are moving some or all of their operations to northern Nevada.

Other factors that make Incline Village attractive to individuals and businesses relocating from California are the relatively inexpensive cost of electricity, total labor costs and the great variety of housing.

It's just a short trip up Interstate 80 to the friendly environs of northern Nevada and the unique quality of life that only property owners in Incline Village enjoy.

Don Kanare and Sabrina Belleci are the owners of RE/MAX North Lake. Read their blog and find weekly stats on their website at http://www.InsideIncline.com.

Weekly real estate update

Statistics gathered from the Incline Village MLS on 8/28/16

Houses Condos PUDs

For Sale 152 86 26

Under $1 million 38 71 16

Median Price For Sale $1,649,500 $490,000 $965,000

YTD Sales 2016 103 124 30

YTD Sales 2015 83 117 27

New Listings 10

In Escrow 11

Closed Escrow 11

Range in Escrow $299,500 – $1,349,000