C.A.R. Opposes SB1220 – Transfer Tax for Affordable Housing

C.A.R. is OPPOSING SB 1220 (DeSaulnier) which imposes a transfer tax to generate funds for affordable housing. C.A.R. is opposing SB 1220 because it will add to the cost of buying a home at a time when the housing market is struggling to recover.  C.A.R. is an aggressive advocate for affordable housing, but believes it is Read More »

C.A.R. Region 3 Luncheon 3/29/12

Region 3 of the California Association of REALTORS® is hosting its Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, March 29, 2012. All members of Region 3, including STAR members, are invited to attend. WHAT: C.A.R. Region 3 Annual Spring Luncheon & Meeting DATE: 3/29/12 TIME: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM COST: $30 per person WHERE: El Macero Read More »

Top 10 Short Sales Myths… Debunked!

(3/7/12) Theresa Souers, 2012 Public Relations Chair It seems that no matter what one reads these days regarding the real estate market, the term “short sale” will have a strong presence in the discussion.  A short sale is the term applied when a lender is willing to accept less than what is owed on an Read More »

STAR Receives State Grant for Advocacy & Policy Education

South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® RECEIVES STATE GRANT January 31, 2012 By Theresa Souers, 2012 Public Relations Chair The California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recently recognized the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® (STAR) for representing the rights of property homeowners throughout the South Lake Tahoe area.  During the C.A.R. Business meetings held in Indian Wells Read More »

South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® Receives National Grant

South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® Receives National Grant February 17, 2012 By Theresa Souers, 2012 Public Relations Chair It was recently reported that the California Association of REALTORS® recognized the efforts of the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® (STAR) to protect the rights of property homeowners throughout the South Lake Tahoe area by bestowing a Read More »

Easter Baskets for Kids – 2012 Fundraising Drive

The STAOR Community Service Committee is providing Easter baskets to the Family Resource Center and the Women’s Center this year. A $10 donation buys a very nice basket for a child in need, but any amount is greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to STAOR. Donations may be dropped off at the STAOR office, or Read More »

2011 Halloween Costume Drive

Please consider donating any gently used (in good condition) or new Halloween costumes to the South Lake Tahoe Moose Lodge Halloween Costume Drive. This project benefits local youth and the Tahoe Family Resource Center. If you have a costume to donate, please contact STAR Community Service Committee Co-Chair Jaime Souers at 530-545-2684 or send an Read More »

STAR Annual Installation & Awards Dinner – October 28, 2011

DON’T FORGET TO SAVE THE DATE! STAR INSTALLATION DINNER WILL BE OCTOBER 28TH. Please save the date and plan to attend the Annual Installation & Awards Dinner on Friday, October 28, 2011 at Edgewod Tahoe. More details to follow next week! Please plan to join us as we install the new Board of Directors for Read More »

Submit your recommendations for 2011 awards

(9/2/11) Please send us your feedback, and let us know which members of the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS you feel are most deserving of awards this year.  Please click on the link below to access the form and for more information about the criteria for Realtor of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Community Service Read More »

Smoke Detector Requirements in City of South Lake Tahoe

There is a misconception among REALTORS that smoke detectors do not need to be installed in every sleeping area.  Fire Chief Harris gave us the following clarification.  The City confirms the same requirements if you call the building department. Fire Chief Harris provided us with the following section out of the California Building Code that defines where smoke detectors are required. He tells Read More »