Tahoe Connect Newsletter - Mortgage and Events Update, February 2024

In our continued effort to provide you with the most up-to-date market information, I recently sat down with Ephraim Schwartz from O’Dette Mortgage Group, a seasoned lender with deep insights into the market's financial trends.
We discussed the current mortgage landscape and its implications for both buyers and sellers in the Tahoe region. Below, you'll find the video of our dialogue, which I believe will be instrumental in guiding your property investment decisions in Lake Tahoe's dynamic market.
Since recording this video last Friday. the CPI report came out this morning and the headline inflation came in at 3.1% year over year, which was unfortunately hotter than market expectations. This is a reminder that while the data indicates mortgage rates have further to fall, it’s happening slowly and there will be blips in the road.
Reminder the 10 year Treasury yield, which is what Jumbo mortgage rates follow, was ~5% late October and then dropped to just under 4%, in which time 30 year fixed mortgages went from flirting with 8%, down the high 6%’s, but in the past week or so the market has given back about 1/3rd of those gains. This is yet another example of how important it is to stay up to date with the constantly evolving market. Longer term expectations remain that mortgage rates continue to improve but it’s all just taking time.
Please enjoy the video and reach out to me with any questions and/or to get in contact with Ephraim.
As we navigate the intricacies of the real estate market, let's not forget the vibrant events that enliven our community. In less than two weeks, Palisades Tahoe will play host to an exhilarating display of athleticism and competition—the Stifel Cup.
This prestigious event is a rare opportunity to witness world-class athletes as they perform breathtaking feats on ice. The energy and excitement are building, and the spectacle is one that sports enthusiasts and casual observers alike will not want to miss.
Make sure to mark your calendars and be part of this exceptional event, celebrating the spirit of winter sports right in our backyard. See details below.
Palisades Tahoe is no stranger to international competition. A renowned ski racing venue that has bred champions since the 1960 Winter Olympics, the resort’s legendary steeps will once again welcome back World Cup racers this winter. One of only four U.S. resorts featured on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit this season, Palisades Tahoe will host men’s slalom and giant slalom events on Dog Leg and Red Dog Face.
With premier viewing and experience packages, you’ll have exclusive access throughout your weekend at the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25. Enjoy heated viewing areas, farm-to-table dining options, activities, and events.
Ticket tiers include VIP Access and Grandstand Access starting at just $25!


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