Real Estate Q & A … Measure Z: Not as Simple as it Looks

The Column was written for The Sheet at the request The Sheet owner/publisher Ted Carleton “The past does not equal the future.”  Tony Robbins Q: We like how you present different sides to a story or topic, so I guess it is the obvious question; we want to know what about think about Measure Z? A: I really wanted to answer the questions about how to prepare for the upcoming “Godzilla El … [Read more...]

Affordable Housing; Ping-Pong and the “Escalade Effect.”

This real estate Q & A was written for the Fourth of July edition of The Sheet. Q: Does Mammoth really need any more affordable housing? A: This really is a good question, one worthy of some discussion. On face value there are real estate development interests that would say no. The Mammoth Lakes Housing proponents would say “yes, we’re still very short.” And those local residents who … [Read more...]

Real Estate Q&A: Skating On Thin Ice?

Mammoth Ice Skating Rink

This Real Estate Q&A will appear in the Memorial Day Weekend issue of The Sheet Q: We’re watching the ice rink debate here in Mammoth. So where do you think the ice rink should be in Mammoth? A: The whole ice rink drama in Mammoth has a precarious history interwoven with public planning, real estate and politics. First, let me say that a quality mountain resort community should have a … [Read more...]

Real Estate Q & A –– Has the Time Come? The 4 Timeshare Necessities For Mammoth

This Real Estate Q & A appears in the Easter Weekend issue of the The Sheet “Don’t tell my mother I sell timeshare, she thinks I play piano in a whore house” – infamous Cabo San Lucas t-shirt in the 1990’s Q: We hear all the rumors about new potential hotels and timeshares coming to Mammoth but we know timeshares have not been successful in Mammoth in the past. So what do you think a … [Read more...]

Real Estate Q & A The Changing Age Game

This Q & A column also appears in the last issue of The Sheet for 2014. Q: When we purchased our Mammoth condo almost 20 years ago Intrawest was riding the Baby Boom demographics wave. Where do we stand today as far as demographics and real estate here in Mammoth, and for the next 20 years? A: This is a great question and there’s plenty to discuss. Most ski resorts in North America are … [Read more...]

Real Estate Q&A: Main Lodge Moar!!

This Real Estate Q&A column is slated for publication in this weekend's edition of The Sheet Q: I read about the “Main Lodge” land trade in the local papers but there really isn’t that much information. The local Congressman is asking for support to get the Senate to vote on it. Further down Google I found some older information on your blog, from 2006. Since you seem to have some history … [Read more...]

Real Estate Q&A: Drought, Gas Prices, and Inflation??

This Q&A appears in the Fourth of July issue of The Sheet. Q: We’re looking to purchase a condo in Mammoth sometime in the near future but are now concerned about how the drought, gas prices and inflation will affect values in Mammoth. What do you think? A: Good question, but personally I’d be more concerned about overinflated asking prices and pushy agents. But seriously, in the past … [Read more...]

Mammoth Real Estate Q & A: The Past Will Equal The Future….

This Mammoth Real Estate Q & A appears in this week's The Sheet, the annual Year In Review issue…. Q: Mammoth has had a rocky time the past couple of years; the bankruptcy, loss of town managers and other critical government personnel, etc. How are these events going to affect real estate in the next couple of years? A: Relatively speaking, the Town of Mammoth Lakes isn’t nearly as … [Read more...]

Q&A: Mammoth’s New Fireplace Regulations

Q: We hear the Town has passed a new ordinance pertaining to fireplaces. Can you give us some details and how this might/will affect real estate sales, transactions and values? A: The new ordinance was signed into place last month (March 20). It will be referred to as “13-03” and it passed rather quietly. But there was significant public notice/information and media coverage prior to the … [Read more...]

Mammoth Real Estate Q&A: What’s The Best Addition to Mammoth In The Past 20 Years??

This Q&A appears in this week's issue of The Sheet, the annual "Year in Review"/New Year's edition. The snow conditions are fabulous in Mammoth with large crowds. Next week is booked heavily also. Happy New Year!! Q: I see that you were a Planning Commissioner in the 1990’s here in Mammoth Lakes, so what is your take on what is the most significant improvement to the area in the past 20 … [Read more...]