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Lake Tahoe Real Estate  

August 11th 



Last week, President Obama signed H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act. The legislation includes reforms to current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condominium financing, among other provisions, and was long supported by both C.A.R. and NAR.
Changes include efforts to make FHA’s recertification process “substantially less burdensome,” while lowering FHA’s current owner-occupancy requirement from 50 percent to 35 percent. The bill also requires FHA to replace existing policy on transfer fees with the less-restrictive model already in place at the Federal Housing Finance Agency

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The 2016 Lake Tahoe Summit is now on Wednesday, August 31st. Celebrating its 20th year, the annual Lake Tahoe Summit has become an important yearly gathering of federal, state, and local leaders dedicated to the goal of restoring and sustaining Lake Tahoe as one of our most precious environmental treasures. This years concert will feature President Obama, a concert by The Killers and more. For more info, click here.

Vail Resorts has expanded its ski resort portfolio to include Whistler Blackcomb in Canada.
The Colorado-based company is buying the Vancouver resort for $1.1 billion.
Whistler, with 8,171 acres, is the largest ski resort in North America. Coming in a close second is the Vail owned Park City-Canyons merged resorts with 7,300 acres.
“Whistler Blackcomb is one of the most iconic mountain resorts in the world with an incredible history, passionate employees and a strong community. With our combined experience and expertise, together we will build upon the guest experience at Whistler Blackcomb while preserving the unique brand and character of the resort as an iconic Canadian destination for guests around the world. We are delighted to add such a renowned resort to Vail Resorts and look forward to expanding our relationships in the Sea-to-Sky community, British Columbia and Canada,” Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts, said in a statement.

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Open Houses                                               August 13th   

1627 Choctaw St Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm
Looking for love in Lake Tahoe…don’t look too far…as you will fall in love with this perfect Tahoe A Frame. While it’s small in size, it’s huge in space to make can call this your very own home here in lovely Tahoe Paradise! Immaculately cared for and updated to delight throughout this completely remodeled 2 bedroom/ 1 bath charmer. New wood and Travertine flooring throughout, totally new kitchen and bath; shower enclosure, vanity and sink, cabinets, stove, oven and refrigerator, dbl pane windows and newer shutters, new interior designer paint, skylights, newer water heater. Turn key condition, fully furnished with minor exclusions list. Shed included.

Hosted by Gabriela Lauber

1228 E. San Bernadino Saturday 12:00pm-2:00pm

Great family home on a large flat lot in a lovely County location. 4 bedrooms plus office or storage room, spacious kitchen with 2nd sink and large island, and private decks off both. Oversized upstairs bedrooms. 2 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bedrooms downstairs, separate laundry room and walk-in pantry. Come see this home today.

Hosted by Christin Dohm

3374 Grass Lake Rd Saturday
Once in a life opportunity to find this dream home. Welcome to Sierra Wood. Spectacular 3.8 acre parcel Truckee River setting finds this one of a kind Mtn Chalet set on the bend in the river. Breathtaking river views are afforded from nearly every angle of this 3 plus bdrm, 2 plus bath charming Mtn chalet including the lg. back redwood deck (built to last), living room with bay window, from the step down library with gas fireplace, the music/office with cathedral style windows overlooking the waters, the flowers flora and fauna or either of the two upstairs bedrooms and lastly from the lofted family/ workout loft.
Craig Woodward
Hosted by Craig Woodward

941 Kekin St Saturday
River setting-Lake Tahoe location-Find your way home to Tahoe and this immaculately remodeled spacious Mountain Chalet. Enjoy the Lake Tahoe lifestyle right out your door from this 1750 sq ft. two story 3 bdrm/plus LARGE LOFT, 2 baths & oversized 1 car garage/workshop, set on nearly half acre terraced park. Wander down to the Truckee River & trails that connect you with Tahoe’s natural wonders. Covered front porch sets the tone & invites you home (or enter through garage to step up versatile bonus room; office, pantry or storage, utility or creative space) step outside on the expansive decking areas with a mind on outdoor entertaining.
Wally Johnson
Hosted by Wally Johnson

Open Houses                                               August 14th   

1661 Plateau Cir Sunday
Lake Tahoe’s Lake Christopher and Trout Creek setting with views for days. Enjoy all 4 seasons from this wonderful Montgomery Estates-Meadow Lakes Mountain style furnished chalet, customized & remodeled with 3 bdrms plus loads of room for your overflow in the storage lofts. 2 remodeled baths,open beam ceilings, great room anchored by floor to ceiling rocked fascia gas fireplace, country kitchen with new tile flooring, all arranged to take advantage of the large outdoor entertaining areas and decks posed on this .3 acre parcel to take advantage of the views not only of the meadow and stream but of Heavenly Mountain and the sunrise! Over-sized 2 car garage will hold most of your outdoor recreational toys and your cars too! All new decking off the living room overlooking the the meadow.
Wally Johnson
Hosted by Wally Johnson
OpensFeatured Listings

3601 Vanda Lee Way
Needing a commercial property for your day care center, school, church, or women’s center? Or, tear down and build a multi-family or large home. Previously a Montessori preschool, this property has tons of parking, plenty of space and views of the meadow and Heavenly Ski Resort. Sky’s the limit to someone looking for a unique development opportunity. Current use is a single family residence.

1343 Susie Lake Rd
You asked for it! Brand new, 2700 sq ft. custom built executive home in upscale neighborhood. Centrally located, minutes from the lake, Vail’s Heavenly Ski resort and world class entertainment. Quality craftsman style home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 baths featuring elegant travertine finishes, 3 decks and XL 2 car garage to store your toys. Entertain in the oversized great room graced by 9′ vaulted ceilings, warm up at the Lennox gas fireplace with a floor to-ceiling stone hearth.

848 El Dorado Ave
Take a breath before you walk through the door! Sweeping panoramic view of meadow, winding river and Mt.Tallac. Full length back deck has excellent sun exposure and a million dollar view. This four bedroom, four bathroom home had a major remodel to include kitchen, windows, electrical and bathrooms. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the entry level and two bedrooms, two bathrooms and family room downstairs.

1441 Matheson Dr
Wonderfully renovated Ski Chalet in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Everything on this house has been renovated. Backyard is artistically designed with hot tub, fire pit,RV parking and a large storage shed. New kitchen, bath, newer carpet and flooring. This is one of a hand full of houses in this neighborhood that has a garage and mud room. Come see this city gem today!!

2246 Idaho Ave
Perfect starter home centrally located with quick access to all Tahoe has to offer. Right down the street from the Tahoe Keys Marina, lake and close to bike trails. All this 3 bedroom 2 bath home really needs is a bit of love. Slap on a new coat of paint and it will seem like a new house. Newer roof and windows. This is the home you have got to see!

3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd. #320

Absolutely spectacular LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS from this very special top floor studio loft unit located in the premier lakefront complex of Lakeland Village. Many high end upgrades include granite slab counters, stainless appliances (new d/w), distressed hardwood flooring, natural slate flooring in bathroom, custom made solid core doors, maple cabinets, built-in gas log fireplace w/ custom cabinet above, & air conditioning.

660 Emerald Bay Rd
Over one full acre of land ready for your massive single family home or commercial endeavor. Located in Plan area Statement #112 allows several uses including schools, hiking and biking, outdoor recreation concessions, etc. Close to bike path, several of Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, and Emerald Bay. Just a few blocks from the Y which has many proposed upcoming renovations and redevelopment! IPES is 894 with 27% coverage. What an opportunity!

1232 Heather Lake Rd
Good size level lot centrally located, near Bijou Community School, City owned soccer and baseball fields, and Heavenly Ski Resort. Close to all Tahoe amenities. IPES score 764, 13% coverage, and 11,611 sq ft per tax assessor.

1301 O’Malley Dr
Lake Tahoe Meadow front building parcel. This is the lot you’ve been looking for, build your dream home here and enjoy the wonders of Tahoe’s magnificent 4 seasons. This .25 acre vacant lot is steps from Trout Creek and bordering meadow with a buildable IPES score of 949 with 30% coverage per TRPA. Conservancy marked and fenced parcel next door making for a park like setting in quiet end of neighborhood.

0 Clear Creek Rd
Begin to unwind as you drive home through a canyon filled with quaking aspens and jutting rock formations. Roll down your window and smell the fresh air as you pull into the driveway of your new custom house. Take in the 360 degree panoramic views of the sierras and Carson Valley as you walk down the drive to get your mail. Is this a dream? No it would be your reality. Here is your chance to build your dream home on the most gorgeous 5 acre parcel Carson has to offer. Only 5 minutes from shopping. 15 minutes to Lake Tahoe and hiking, biking and near by the stream at your doorstep. Drive by today!!

981 Tallac Ave
Looking for a small turn key business in Tahoe?? This money making Thrift Boutique is the answer. The location doesn’t get any better than this. The exposure makes this little boutique busy all day. This store receives daily donations and puts out new items daily. This store works in conjunction with Live Violence Free to provide free clothes and household appliances to those in need.

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