Luxury Real Estate Blog

2024 CA Home Insurance Update- CA Fair Plan, Fire Season, and More

Mar 21, 2024 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

Join us for a discussion hosted by David Gemme of Sierra Sotheby's International Realty with featured guests Tally Leontovich from Heffernan Insurance Brokers and Grant Staking from Greenspan Co. / Adjusters International. In this discussion, we'll answer the following questions: 1. What are the consumer's options for procuring insurance in California in today's markets?2. Please provide insurance provider suggestions to homeowners?3. Suggest any steps that they can take to protect their homes?4. Are there any concerns with insurance companies backing out and having to deal with the California Fair Plan?5. What are the steps they need to take if they are going to file a claim?6. When should they hire you or have your company get involved?7. Any other tips you would like to share?

The Future of Luxury: Tahoe City Lodge

Mar 01, 2024 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

Nestled amidst the pristine beauty of the Sierra Nevada, Tahoe City has long been a jewel of natural splendor, attracting visitors from around the globe to its serene lakeside and mountainous landscapes. However, despite its popularity as a premier tourist destination, Tahoe City has seen a notable gap in new private development projects, leaving its potential for growth untapped. As highlighted in Moonshine Inc's insightful article, "When You Stop Growing, You Start Dying," the stagnation in development has been a silent concern for the economic vitality of the area. But the tides are turning with the introduction of the Tahoe City Lodge, a beacon of growth and luxury that promises to redefine the Tahoe City experience.

Real Estate Transaction Fee Breakdown

Feb 21, 2024 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on understanding the financial responsibilities in a real estate transaction. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned investor, or preparing to sell your property, navigating the maze of fees and expenses can be daunting. This blog post is designed to demystify who pays what in the world of real estate. From agent commissions and closing costs to appraisal fees and title insurance, we’ll break down each expense, explaining whether it typically falls into the lap of the buyer or the seller. Our goal is to provide you with clear, concise information, so you can step into your real estate transaction with confidence and a solid understanding of what financial obligations you can expect. Let’s dive into the intricacies of these transactions and shed light on the often-overlooked details of real estate finances.

Understanding CA Exit Tax

Feb 13, 2024 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

California, known for its high taxes, has a unique twist for those leaving the state. With a 13.3% annual income tax rate, it’s already a significant financial consideration. But there’s more: the California exit tax. This tax could affect you even after you’ve moved out of the state, especially if you have substantial income from in-state activities like real estate or business operations. Let’s dive into what the California exit tax is, how it works, and who it impacts.

2024 Ski Skate Week

Feb 08, 2024 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

As February rolls in, the town of Tahoe City undergoes a magical transformation. Seemingly overnight, its population doubles, buzzing with excitement from neighboring regions like Tahoe, Truckee, Sacramento, and the Bay Area. This influx is all thanks to Ski Skate Week, a festive break from February 19-24, where schools hit pause and families hit play. While the name suggests ice skating, the week is primarily a celebration of skiing, sledding, and community activities that showcase the serene beauty of Lake Tahoe. David Gemme, a renowned luxury real estate broker in the area, shares his top activities for making the most of this enchanting week.

Sotheby’s International Realty Passion Points

Nov 06, 2023 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate brand, focuses on various passion points to cater to their high-end clientele. While specific passion points may vary, here are ten passion points often associated with Sotheby’s International Realty: Luxury Lifestyle: Sotheby’s caters to individuals seeking a luxurious and opulent lifestyle, which includes upscale homes and lavish amenities.

Crafting a Culture of Excellence at Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

Nov 01, 2023 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

Greetings, I'm David Gemme, and I'm privileged to be a part of Sierra Sotheby's International Realty. As a luxury real estate broker, I've had the pleasure of witnessing the evolution of our thriving company culture. Today, I'd like to share some insights into the values that shape our identity and set us apart in the world of real estate.

Generational Approach to Luxury Real Estate in Lake Tahoe, California

Nov 01, 2023 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

The real estate landscape is continually evolving, shaped by societal changes, technological advancements, and economic shifts. With these transformations, each generation approaches luxury real estate in unique ways, reflecting their distinct values and preferences. From our experiences with working with different clients we have discovered that every step of the real estate process differs from generation to generation. 

Luxury Lifestyle in Lake Tahoe | Sotheby’s Gemme Group

Nov 01, 2023 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

Luxury Lifestyle in Lake Tahoe | Sotheby’s Gemme Group Testament Explore the enchanting lifestyle of Lake Tahoe with the Gemme Group. Do you yearn for adventure and embrace the remarkable Lake Tahoe lifestyle? Join us on this journey. With over two decades of selling luxury real estate, one thing remains constant: every client becomes part of our family. Our commitment ensures that every individual is treated with the same care and respect. At Gemme Group, we believe in crafting a unique experience tailored to you. Your dreams are our dedication. Reach out to Gemme Group today, and let your new chapter begin.

Gemme Group | Apple News: Top 10 Realtors in Nevada

Nov 01, 2023 — David Gemme, Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

Gemme Group has been featured in the article, “The Top 10 Real Estate Agents in Nevada for Selling Your Home in 2023″ which was published on Apple News and Google News.  The new article wrote: David Gemme is the CEO and Founder of Gemme Group of Sierra Sotheby’s, a distinguished name in Nevada’s real estate industry. With over two decades of experience, Gemme has solidified his reputation as a Lake Tahoe luxury real estate broker, specializing in lakefront estates, ski lodges, golf properties, and acreage homes.
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