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Shannon Whitt 

Buyer & Listing Specialist 

Shannon Witt

Craig Woodward 

Commercial Specialist
Craig Woodward  
Lake Tahoe Real Estate  

August 10th         




The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department recently reported, flouting expectations and signaling riper conditions for the housing market. The unemployment rate retreated to 4.3 percent, a low, and hourly wages on average went up 0.3 percent to $26.36. “[July’s] strong jobs report showed some good news,” says Danielle Hale, chief economist for®. “A strong job market and extra dollars in the pockets of many workers should further bolster consumer confidence in the current economic situation and outlook. This is particularly important for homebuyers, who often finance their purchase over 30 years and are most likely to buy when they have a good job today and see strong prospects in the future. “Additionally, above-average growth in residential construction jobs (4.9 percent) is a positive sign for new-home construction in the months ahead, which should help add to the number of homes available for sale and help tame home price increases,” Hale says. Finish reading here.  
STR Bear Box Loan Program Extended

The zero interest loan program for bear boxes in South Tahoe Refuse’s service area has been so successful that it has been extended. The South Lake Tahoe Waste Management Authority board last week agreed to continue the program that is less than a year old. “It’s one of the best things for long-term sustainability and reducing our animal in trash issues,” Wendy David told Lake Tahoe News. She is South Lake Tahoe’s rep on the board. Other board members are Douglas County Commissioner Nancy McDermid and El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel. In the pilot program 36 people have received bear boxes and another 39 are approved. Seventy-five boxes are what was expected in the pilot program. The JPA had budgeted $75,000 for the initial program. At the Aug. 4 meeting the board agreed to allocate $300,000 to keep the program alive. “It was determined that the loan repayments would cycle back into the restricted funds that are allocated for the loans,” David explained. Finish reading here.  



Open Houses                          Saturday, August 12th 


9163 Echo Lakes Rd
Fall in love with this Echo Lakes, Lake Tahoe USFS lakeview logger mountain cabin in the woods. Newly reconstructed 2010 log cabin. Studio/loft, ¾ bath , step saver kitchen with the bells and whistles of a new, bigger custom home only “tiny”, under 300 sq ft. of custom top notch quality chalet. Steps to the PCT, Echo Lakes Chalet, Berkley Camp and trails into Desolation Wilderness.(leasehold interestpossessory/recreation use.) Not for the faint of heart this recreational life style. Dare if you will to live the life, even if it’s just for the season,. You can breathe the air the angels breathe.  Buyers must apply, qualify for new USFS lease. Current lease through 2028. Call our office for an appointment to see. DO NOT DISTURB occupant/owner.   
Hosted by Deb Howard  

1899 Bella Coola
Fabulous Tahoe Paradise split level newer custom home. 3 bdrm. 2.5 bath, family room and 2 car garage. Really lovely home immaculately cared for and fully turn key furnished. Mtn style amenities include vaulted ceilings, a river rock fireplace that anchors the living, dining room, chef’s kitchen and office work space. Bay window cut out fits a large family dining table. Step out on the large deck perfect for entertaining while looking through the pines to enjoy the seclusion & spectacular sunsets that can also can be viewed from the upstairs Master Suite w/Spa tub.  
Wally Johnson  

Hosted by Wally Johnson 

2618 Knox Ave
Perfect house right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. This 3 bedroom 1 bath is actually larger than it is. There is a large studio area situated between the 2 car garage and house which is currently being used as a music room. Beautiful open beam ceilings and an open floor plan make the downstairs a wonderful living area. There is also one bedroom downstairs, as well as the bathroom and laundry room, making it perfect for single level living. Come see it today! 
Shannon Whitt    
Hosted by Shannon Witt 
OpensFeatured Listings

1553 Thunderbird
1553 Thunderbird Dr
Fabulous buildable Lake Tahoe Parcel. 1/4 acre with mountain views. Make this your next project and build your dream home now! Buildable IPES score of 702, 4% coverage, buy coverage up to 20% per TRPA, on this large parcel. Info on low capability land coverage available on Seclusion,tranquility and privacy best describes this large lot. Prime area for all outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing and hiking. This property has an unobstructed view. Build your dream home! It’s only minutes from the lake, airport and championship golf. Here you have land to do as you wish. to view TRPA fact sheet go to: 

3748 Larch Ave
Looking for the perfect Tahoe cabin getaway? This well laid out cabin offers single level living on the first floor with the addition of a large family room/office/third sleeping area upstairs that leads into the second bedroom. Gas fireplaces on both floors provide ambiance without the hassle of stoking the fire. The Kitchen/living room concept makes the space feel open and fluid . With updated flooring, windows and bathrooms this property is move in ready. Located in the heart of 4 season action with Heavenly and the Lake both around the corner, this is the place you’ve been waiting for.      

2073 Cascade Rd 
Cascade Properties-Lake Tahoe’s secluded lake front gated community with private pier, where you feel miles away, yet minutes to everything. Located at the base of the Sierras, Emerald Bay and at azure Lake Tahoe water’s edge. Find your way home to this magnificent Mountain Lodge, situated on over.5 acre grounds overlooking Cascade Creek, picturesque framed views of Lake Tahoe and majestic old growth Cedar and Jeffrey Pines. Sells fully furnished. 

624 Don Dr 
Home is where the Lake is!! Zephyr Heights, NV on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is where you’ll find this unbelievably impressive spacious Mountain style estate home, perfect for your family or extended groups of family and friends. Nearly every room in this 4,019 sq ft. newly constructed 5 bdrm (2 masters) 4 plus bath, great room plus media/game room, is immaculately appointed, and fully furnished, and turn key, complete with sunny Lake Tahoe views. 

1120 Kirkwood Meadows Dr #108
Looking for a tiny vacation getaway that will bring in a little extra money as well? Here is your opportunity to own just that in one of the U.S.’s premier ski destinations. This studio unit is located in the Meadow complex directly across from the ski lifts and village. The Meadows offers underground parking, ski lockers, on site managers,24 hr. security, a beautiful common lounge area overlooking the mountains, and a seasonal hot tub. Probably the best unit in the complex, Unit #108 has been updated with new kitchen cabinets, Corian countertops, wood flooring and an updated bath. There is ample storage with both interior and exterior closets. Selling fully furnished, all you have to do is bring your suitcase! 

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