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Home of The Week

It must be Friday!  Realtor tour was yesterday and the resounding vote for the home that represented the best value on tour was 1125 Martin Avenue.  This home show cases smart design and has been  fully remodeled in 2015. Meticulously maintained since the work was finished and has a great floor plan.  The 2015 upgrades include: new insulation, energy efficient lighting, low-e windows, and gas fireplace with custom mantle, hearth and surround. The exterior features a new composition roof, new paint and all new doors. Interior upgrades: new flooring and carfpet, drywall, doors, and trim. The chef will appreciate the kitchen with maple glazed cabinets, slab granite counters, stainless appliances, and a stackable washer/dryer. The bathroom boast travertine tile, new plumbing fixtures and vanity. Two slider doors invite nature and daylight in. The fenced back yard and deck offers a great place to relax and entertain. Truly a must see.  Click the link for all the photos, or give me a call to see this one in person 530-307-0604  Because everyone should love where they live.

Condos for Affordable Housing?

At the recent town hall meeting on affordable housing it became apparant that condos are an overlooked piece of the South Lake Tahoe home market.  These more modestly priced dwellings can offer a foothold to people who might have considered themselves priced out of the market here in Tahoe.  First-time home buyers can use these as the first step to build equity and work towards a stand-alone home.

I have compiled a list of the 7 most affordable units in 7 different complexes.  If you would like more information about any of these units, or would like to see them in person, feel free to reach out to me for your own appointment.

$125,000           1223 Bonanza Ave #23

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This is a 2 bedroom 1 bath condo unit located in the Cote D’Azure complex. Both bedrooms have wonderful views of the Bonanza Park next door. Great location within the HOA complex. Property is centrally located in the Y neighborhood close to shopping, restaurants, bike trails, ski resorts, beach access and much more. This HOA has great amenities that include onsite community laundry room. Don’t miss out on this clean and well maintained unit.

 

 

$165,000              3604 Terry Lane #33 

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This Terry Lane condo is a well maintained turnkey condo near Heavenly Ski Resort. It is within walking distance to shopping, dining and the Ski Run Marina, lake and beach offering fun for all seasons. Right out your front door is the outdoor pool and landscaped courtyard making this property a great year round getaway. Condo on the main level. This condo has a large open living feeling. Low HOA fee includes exterior maintenance, insurance, HEAT, water, hot water,refuse, cable TV, snow removal, pool & landscaping maintenance. On site laundry area for your convenience.

 

$182,900            1200 Wildwood Ave #20

wildwood 20Centrally located condo near Heavenly Ski Resort, the lake, casinos, shopping, restaurants and busline. Close to all of the fun life at Lake Tahoe. Easy living here in this 2 story condo. Covered carport parking with an assigned space and outdoor storage closet is included with this unit. This association offers a large forested community area with barbecues.

 

 

 

$185,000       516 Emerald Bay Rd #333

em by rd 333Welcome to the Bear’s Lair. Upgraded condo in St. Francis of the Woods complex. Condo is only minutes away from shopping, biking and the lake. This fabulous updated unit overlooks the pool and has some amazing forest views. Kitchen has updated cabinets, butcher block countertops and new appliances.
 

 

 

 

 

 

$194,900       3565 Lake Tahoe Blvd #116

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A waterfront 19 acre property that borders over 1000′ of sandy beach and priced at only $198,000!This beautiful large one bedroom studio sleeps 4 with the additional Murphy bed. The covered patio overlooks the year round heated pool and spa. Magnificent views of the pine trees looking towards Heavenly Ski Resort that is only a short mile away by the free shuttle bus service! This home is ideally located in the main lodge building which hosts a beautiful spacious lobby with plenty of comfortable/social seating and a large stone fireplace. The lodge also offers under building parking, elevator access, fitness center, 2 saunas, seasonal ski shop, seasonal internet caf, heated hallways, fire pits and so much more! There are 2 tennis courts, 3 pools, 2 saunas, fitness center, dock/pier, gas BBQ’s beach furniture, seasonal concession stand and 3 buoy’s. An absolute wonderful place to live and or rent. Common parking garage with elevator access.

 

$235,000                   648 Roger Ave #1  

roger 1 Well maintained Garner Mountain Townhome with desirable end Unit’ location. Tahoe Town Homes has only 5 units, and surrounded on 4 sides by State conservancy land. The exterior HOA upgrades include 30 roof, vinyl dual pane windows, storm door in back and front, and resurfaced driveway. The interior upgrades feature granite counter tops, recessed lighting, and tile floors in kitchen and upgraded carpeting. Brand new tank-less water heater. Sold furnished per inventory. Exterior of complex is being painted next month. All the expensive upgrades are done. Low HOA dues at $175/mo. An easy bike ride to beaches and trails.

$239,000              555 Tahoe Keys Blvd #10

tahoe keys blvd 10  Here’s the opportunity to own the lowest price property in Tahoe Keys with water views located steps to your own private boat slip and garage. Offering a spacious sleeping loft, it’s just freshly painted with new carpet and flooring and offers all Tahoe Keys amenities. Walk to pools, tennis, beach and more…Hurry it won’t last!

Play where you live, and live where you play

decelle course mapThere is a lot of buzz about local runs around Lake Tahoe, especially the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon.  These great events have showcased Tahoe’s beauty while give the South Shore a chance to really put it’s local spin on a big athletic event.  The aid stations are even competing amongst themselves to put on the best show while providing encouragement and sustenance to the runners.  With a cold Sierra Nevada beer and pool party at the finish line these race designers have really encapsulated the local vibe while encouraging all comers.

The Rock Tahoe Half Marathon has played its part in my own goal of patch-working a run around the whole of Lake Tahoe.  Over the last couple years, and several events, including the Lake Tahoe Marathon, and the DeCelle Memorial Relay I have pieced together all the road between Emerald Bay and Spooner Summit.  And I have the lonely stretch from Lake Shore Drive to Cedar Flats that is still waiting to be connected to the rest.

Each corner of Lake Tahoe is so different from all the others and I love experiencing them by participating in great local events.  Of course I am partial to my own little corner of the world, but shouldn’t everyone love where they live?

Echo Summit Cabin

echo cabinWhile we (Trish Hall and I) were out checking on all FOUR of the Forest Service cabins that we currently have listed, we did an impromptu video update on 1040 Echo Summit Road.  This is one of the largest FS cabins that I have seen, with two bathrooms (and one of them even has a full bath tub!) and three bedrooms.  It is positioned on the ridge of Echo Summit and has some spectacular views.  Check out the YouTube video for the full effect, the birds definitely know that it’s Spring. https://youtu.be/jBgOFgNZyNk