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Meet the Francisco Family

I've grew up in the Bay Area and my family used to go camping every summer around Tahoe.  We didn't have a lot of money back then, but camping afforded us adventure and exploration.   The intoxicating scent of Tahoe air and pine trees still brings back all those wonderful memories.  For most of my career, I was a creative director for brands like Levi's, Nike, and The North Face, where I also learned an appreciation for great design, sustainability and architecture, especially modern and mid-century design.  My love of nature and iconic design is why I am so attracted to A-frame cabins.  When I bought the KÜLHAUS cabin, I created my dream passion project.  It's an investment, but it also brings so much joy that I can share with my son.  He will grow up having warm Tahoe memories like I did, and that hopefully he can pass on to his family one day.

Read the Francisco's story about their experience with Tahoe Lifestyle Group and what advice they have for you.

 

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The Francisco Family

Nanda & Jimmy Dozier

We are a husband and wife team servicing the areas of South Lake Tahoe, West Shore, Lake Tahoe NV, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.Selling a home in toda...

We are a husband and wife team servicing the areas of South Lake Tahoe, West Shore, Lake Tahoe NV, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.Selling a home in toda...

Jun 11 5 minutes read

How It All Started

I met Nanda by chance a couple of years before I found my cabin.  She was showing a similar property to another client, and we exchanged information.  Two years later, out of the blue, I received an email from Nanda alerting me to an A-frame that had just come onto the market.  I was so impressed that she kept me in mind for so long, and for that unique type of architecture.  I love having her "on the ground" looking for new prospects for me.

Why The Tahoe Lifestyle Group?

Nanda made everything super simple.  She is serious and straight forward, so I knew she wasn't going to schmooze or mislead me just to close the deal.  I appreciated her honesty 100%.  I trust that she was on my side.  Her advocacy and calm support was just what I needed to proceed from 150 miles away.  Her communication was easy to understand, prompt and accurate.   It's not the frustrating and outrageous Bay Area market up here in Tahoe, so I had such little anxiety through every stage...it was extraordinarily smooth and pleasant.

"Nanda made everything super simple.  She is serious and straight forward, so I knew she wasn't going to schmooze or mislead me just to close the deal.  I appreciated her honesty 100%. "

The Concern

 The fact that I wasn't able to drive around SLT was a part of the process that I missed.  I love the hunt!  I was very reliant on Zillow and Redfin, but nervous that I was missing out on a gem that wasn't listed.  I also didn't really know the neighborhoods and which ones would be the most valuable or appealing.  Having an expert to talk through all the local idiosyncrasies and regulations (such as whether I could potentially rent my property out) was essential to making the right decisions for me.  

Would you Hire the Tahoe Lifestyle Group Again?

Absolutely, 100%!   I am constantly on the market for another A-frame cabin to design and renovate, so I know that Nanda is always on the lookout.  She understands and respects my aesthetic and thought process, so she won't waste my time with casting a wide net of generic homes.  We have since looked at other houses together, and I never felt pressured to make an offer if it didn't feel right.  Nanda allows me the time and space to dream, speculate and ultimately call the shots.

The Transformation

BEFORE

AFTER

The Francisco's Advice to You

If you're considering buying a home, my advice would be to 

"Make sure you connect with your Realtor... on more than just a transaction basis. Purchasing a first or second home is one of the greatest investments you'll ever make, so you need to trust the person. Tahoe has many second homes that haven't always been well maintained. So your representative needs to be trustworthy and understand quality. Do they respect your values, your priorities and your financial situation? Can you have tough conversations with them if the deal isn't going the way you want? Will they always be on your side? With Nanda, that's always the case.

The KÜLHAUS

This home is a vacation rental and you can book a stay by clicking on the link below. You won’t find a more charming and stylish chalet in all of Tahoe. Külhaus Cabin is the perfect romantic getaway. This quintessential A-frame is remodeled throughout using sustainable, local materials. The retro yet modern decor is so tastefully done you’ll be taking notes for your own home!

The location of this home is unbeatable. Ski Heavenly or Sierra, head to the lake, or hit up the fun and games at Stateline - all only 5 miles away. Grab some fresh ingredients at the nearby grocery store (Raley's or Holiday Market, 3 mi) because you’ll love cooking in the quaint yet modern kitchen.

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