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October 13th           





California’s Association of Realtor’s EXPO 2017 is the can’t miss real estate event for industry professionals. Top producers, executives, founders, CEOs, Presidents, brokers, economists, tech experts, and the best in the business! We get together under one roof for three days of networking, learning, and sharing ideas so Deb Howard & Co makes a point to go every single year. We take pride in having the latest information and technology at our finger tips for the benefit of our clients. 


CoreLogic Reports national home prices increased Year over Year by 6.7% in July with the highest growth in Pacific Northwest and mountain states. This YoY increase represents the first upward acceleration since 2014. Southern California home prices surged in July; in some places past bubble-era highs. CoreLogic reports that the six-county area’s prices jumped 7.7% YoY in July due to record over-ask sales and low inventory.  Dodge Momentum Index Dips: The Dodge Momentum Index fell 2.4% in August, suggesting that the pace of commercial construction may slow a bit in coming months. This decline was driven entirely by the commercial sector, which posted its first yearly decline in more than a year. On the flip side, institutional projects increased, which helped to offset some of the drag  and leave the year-over-year reading on the index still in the black by 0.3%.


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – October 10, 2017- The Tahoe Fund helped the US Forest Service open a new boardwalk and overlook at the Taylor Creek Visitors Center on Thursday morning, just in time for the annual arrival of the spawning Kokanee salmon. The new overlook was designed to provide a great viewing area for the thousands that visit each fall, while keeping everyone a safe distance from the bears who also visit Taylor Creek this time of year. “This is a great project and a great community partnership,” said Tahoe Fund Board Chair Art Chapman. “It was great to hear the excitement from the school children and families as they watched one of nature’s incredible shows. We are so thankful to our donors for helping to make this happen.” A large part of the Tahoe Fund’s $25,000 grant for construction of the project came through a matching donation from Matt Levitt of Tahoe Blue Vodka. “I live right down the street from Taylor Creek and my children just love coming here, ” remarked Levitt as he stood on the new boardwalk. “Taylor Creek and the Kokanee are an integral part of Tahoe living, and I am honored and excited to be part of the improvements.” The salmon, that are not native to Tahoe, have learned to spawn up Taylor Creek each fall because of the consistent flows from Fallen Leaf Lake. Forest Service interpretive rangers estimate between 20,000 to 80,000 fish spawn each fall. The bears have only recently learned to catch the fish, creating a wonderful wildlife experience for visitors but also a potentially dangerous one. With the new overlook, the bears will left in peace and away from selfie-taking visitors. The overlook was built with help from the summer work program, Generation Green, and the Tahoe Heritage Foundation.




Open Houses                    Saturday, October 14th 


2131 Texas Ave 
Lake Tahoe Waterfront Contemporary. Best of both Tahoe worlds with rare privacy and sense of seclusion on cul-de-sac lagoon setting yet has Tahoe Keys amenities including deep water dock/pier and Mtn Views for days WOW! This immaculate single owner home hosts nearly 2000 sq ft of spacious open light and bright spaces, great room anchored by floor to ceiling windows. Open beam cathedral ceilings continue throughout great room to family/eat-in kitchen,all with views opening to the extend your party deck” perched on the sailing lagoon.


  Wally Johnson   
Hosted by Wally Johnson 

2618 Knox Ave
Perfect house right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. This 3 bedroom 1 bath also has a large studio area situated between the 2 car garage and house, 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

724 Modesto 
Here is your chance to build your dream home within walking distance to the Lake. This desirable Al Tahoe neighborhood is centrally located with restaurants, beaches, parks and water activities. This lot has an IPES score of 897 with 30% coverage. Drive by and get the creative juices flowing for building that perfect piece of paradise.    

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1149 Bonanza 
Near the Y and in walking and biking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, biking and hiking trails. Check TRPA IPES maps and PAS for further information. Buyer will need to complete site assessments and land capability verification. 1 acre parcel perfect for multi-family or residential in centrally located neighborhood.PAS#114- Special area 1-multi family includes IPES score of 969 w/30% allowable coverage per TRPA IPES search and scoring.     

795 Lakeview Ave
Lakeview vacation rental. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, fully furnished, fabulous charming home. Sweet home or home away from home. In either event it’s the good life at Lake Tahoe. This mountain style 2 story home is situated over Reagan Beach with full panoramic lake views from the living, kitchen, master bedroom, and best of all from the hot tub set on the expansive and landscaped backyard which is host to many a celebration. Lots of upgrades, paint, new decking, granite rock wood burning fireplace.     

2125 Texas
Lake Tahoe waterfront buildable parcel. Best of both Tahoe worlds with rare privacy and sense of seclusion on cul-de-sac lagoon setting, yet has Tahoe Keys amenities including awesome deep water dock/pier and Mtn Views for days WOW! Most Fabulous building opportunity on this unimproved vacant parcel approx .25 acre 9,200 sq ft level waterfront buildable parcel with rolling grounds reaching to waterfront lagoon. IPES score of 559 with allowable coverage of 27% buildable lot per TRPA. 

1645 Andy Jo Cir
Live affordably in South Lake Tahoe. This 2/3 bdrm rancher will fit your plans. Whether it be your starter home or you’re simply sizing down’ it’s yours to make your own. You can have it all in this private yet central location. Space saver floor plan yet roomy and comfy. Big fenced yard for everyone to play. 1100 sq. ft. single story rancher with unique details of the Swiss/German Haus design including; eat in kitchen/dining area, knotty pine cabinetry, wood paneling, open living area w/book shelving library, brick faced wall with open wood burning fireplace, entry addition/mud room, full laundry room and family/3 bdrm (might be converted to garage) fully landscaped, and fenced backyard with newer, lg.shed, This is an opportunity that doesn’t come often.

1022 Silveranch Dr
Highly sought after Gardnerville neighborhood Chambers Landing, Silveranch sub is home to this quality built 1997 almost 2,000 sq ft rancher with great light and bright open floor plan. Spacious rooms and grounds include the 3 bdrm (master suite), 2 full baths great room dining /living and eat in kitchen with breakfast nook built around the bay window., laundry room with sink, lots of counters and cabinets, and pantry area leading to the 3 car garage. Grounds are easy maintenance, with drip and auto sprinklers, Back yard for days, including fruit and flowering trees, covered veranda, patios with roll down screens for hot summer days. Lit walking paths lead out to the garden patch and two storage sheds. New 25 year comp roof, HVAC system.

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, bath, 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, Berkeley Camp and trails into Desolation Wilderness.(leasehold interest, possessory/recreation use.) Not for the faint of heart this recreational life style. You can breathe the air the angels breathe. Call for appointment or come to our Open House. DO NOT DISTURB occupants.  

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. Architectural features in this custom expansive lodge where mountain rustic and elegance are intertwined in keeping with the surroundings.  

3793 Lucinda Dr 
Spectacular panoramic Lake Tahoe & Sierra Range views. Turn key furnished, currently used as a vacation rental. Enchanting .5 acre grounds backs to acres of forest, finds this impressive mountain lodge of quality custom craftsman design & detail. Heart of redwood & river rock exterior, hosts a split level 2,850 sq. ft home of 3 bedrooms 2.5 bath (master, hall & powder room), Upper floor great room (living, dining & chef’s kitchen) leading to deck taking in the air the angels breath! Master suite & all new bath, step down family room with wet bar & decking for entertaining or curl up with a book by the fire.   

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. 

1553 Thunderbird 
1553 Thunderbird
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. 

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