1174 Lindberg

October 7, 2011

Property Description:
This home was taken down to the foundation and completely rebuilt back in 2002.  The owners took the entire hand stacked truss roof off with a crane, sand blasted it and reused on the new home, which added some impressive character to the great room.  Even with a newly constructed home, the site is the real gem, backing directly up to the Upper Truckee River and Barton Meadows with expanded views of the west slope of the Sierras.  Enjoy kayaking down the river right to your back door or pull out the cross country skis and snowshoes for a moonlit tour of the meadow.  Of all the homes available for sale in South Lake Tahoe, this location is tough to beat and location is still trumping price point as it should.
The home is laid out over 3 floors, so privacy is not an issue.  The elevated upstairs living captures the best views and offers spacious entertaining options.  A gas freestanding fireplace with quartzite surround complete the Tahoe country feel, especially with the open trusses above.  The Kitchen is a rustic contemporary blend with knotty pine and polished granite slabs with a monster center island to congregate around.  The main floor that you enter on has a lovely master suite with furniture style vanity, a blend of Spanish ceramic tile, stall shower and soaking tub.  A quick exit to a composite deck and you’ll find a bubbling hot tub to view stunning Alpen glow sunsets.  Downstairs could be used for a massive gaming area, family room or guest quarters.  Also, and not included in the overall sq footage, is a bonus space above the garage that is partially completed and prepped for an additional bathroom.
Offered at $499,000

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June 9, 2011

Mark Salmon provided exemplary representation in the recent sale of our Tahoe home. With the real state market in California in a constant flux, Mark used cutting edge as well as contemporary marketing approaches including video walk throughs, internet marketing and real estate publications to market our home. Mark’s knowledge of the local market was such that we had confidence that our home would be represented to its fullest potential. Mark is an extremely professional realtor who prides himself on client service. We were extremely pleased with Marks negotiation skills and ability to secure multiple offers on our home. In summery Marks professionalism, experience and knowledge of the Tahoe area enables him to represent sellers and buyers in a relaxed effective marketing environment. We will not hesitate utilizing Mark again and believe he is a dominate individual in the Tahoe real estate market.

– Jim & Debbie Lewis

My wife and I had worked with Mark Salmon for approx. 2 years looking for our dream home.  One day Mark sent me an e-mail telling me he found our home. I told him we would be up that weekend to look at it. He told me it would sell quickly. We made an offer on the home and it was accepted. We went up to look at the home we purchased and it was exactly what we were looking for. This goes to show you that Mark really listens to what his clients are telling him. He is respectful, professional and very knowledgable about the Lake Tahoe area. Not many people would buy a house sight unseen. We had complete faith in Mark as our agent. We would recommend Mark to anyone that is going to buy or sell real estate in the Lake Tahoe area. Call Mark Salmon if you only want the best. If not, you can call the rest!

– Danny & Kimberly Martinez

My name is not important, but what is important is the fact that I had a home to sell and the difference between me and the rest was that not selling my home affected my family and our lifstyle. From the beginning, I listened to what Mark had to say and for whatever reason always ruled on my natural instinct. If he said the sky was blue and I didn’t like what I heard, I went the other direction and he went there with me with grace. After 3 years of being on the market we sold our home and life was as I knew it would be again. I also have to say that in the end, Mark was dead on. He was always there looking out for our best interests, it just took me a while to digest the facts. In my situation it was hard to accept a loss. Hind sight is 20/20 as we all know. My 20/20 vision only allows one thought and that is that 2 years ago if I would have had listened to Mark and sold my home then, it would have been for substantiually more. But I can today take a lemon and turn it into a spring drink. In the end I sold my home, my family got their active life style back, I can now breath and I have a new friend. The Salmon family is a family to which most people can relate. I truly believe that Mark does what he needs to do to both feed his family and sleep at night. He has the highest ethics and moral values and is as honest as they come. He works harder than any other person around. We all need a Mark Salmon in our lives. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who needs a realtor for any reason. Thanx Mark!!!

– Rob & Stacy Hembree

We have done several real estate transactions in the past year. We have used Mark on all of them. He makes the experience smooth and easy. He is the most well rounded agent we have had the pleasure to work with, and we have worked with several.

– Garrick & Becki Terrell

Mark has sold two homes for my family and I during the last 5 years as well as helping me to purchase 2 lots. Mark was able to sell both of my homes during incredibly difficult economic times, when many other agents were unable or unwilling to put forth the effort needed to close the deal.

Mark’s background in construction and overall experience with building practices specific to the Lake Tahoe area give him an exceptional knowledge base to work from. Mark’s professionalism and courtesy ensure all parties involved (Buyers and Sellers) receive the highest level of service throughout the purchase.

Mark takes the necessary time to assist his clients with making informed decisions, which are supported by market analysis and comparisons taken from 1 month to 3 years prior. Mark’s high integrity and strong work ethic quickly convinced me that he was not only capable, but more informed and prepared than other agents. Mark has been a true pleasure to work with during the normally stressful process of purchasing or selling real estate. This coupled with Mark’s passion for this community continue to make him my first choice for all things real estate.

– Matt & Danielle Underhill

In having bought and sold several homes, I know how important it is to make an educated decision when choosing a real estate agent. When selling my home in South Lake Tahoe, I chose Mark Salmon, because I felt he was the best real estate agent in town. After the wonderful job that he did, I believe I was right! Mark Salmon took the time to research the current real estate market, the trends in each local area, and knew how to price my home for sale so that I would receive the maximum amount of money and it would sell quickly. Mark Salmon was trustworthy, professional, helpful, understanding of my personal needs, and most of all, knowledgeable as a real estate agent and local member of the community. He held open houses, was respectful of my family as we were still living in the home, yet kept in mind that it was our goal to sell the home and be able to move away within a limited amount of time. I am thankful that I chose Mark Salmon as my real estate agent. I truly believe that I wouldn’t have had such a good selling experience without him. I highly recommend Mark Salmon as an agent to help people to buy and sell their homes.

– Paige Pompei

I was a first time homebuyer and somewhat nervous about the entire process. Mark was patient, prepared and always offered sound advice. He always had time for my questions or concerns and was extremely easy to work with. His knowledge of real estate in Lake Tahoe is exceptional. I have already referred numerous friends and colleagues to him as, from my experience, he is the best in town

– Sarah Muskopf

Super competent agent! Mark reallys knows the Tahoe area, and he was extremely responsive and helpful at every step of the process of shopping, negotiating, and closing on a new home. In our case Mark was both the selling and buying agent, and yet we felt very comfortable he was representing our interests at all times, including pointing out things we missed that we could negotiate on to improve the final deal. I love working with competent and sharp people, and that’s definately who Mark is. Plus, he’s a really nice guy and easy to work with. Highly recommended that you use him.

– Curt & Nora Nichols

We contacted several agents before we decided to use Mark. He was much friendlier and had more information than the other agents. His knowledge of the area and the houses was fantastic. He was very honest about the pros and the cons of every house that we looked at. He obviously was not just trying to get a quick sale, or to sale us the house that cost the most. Even after the sale was completed, Mark has been fantastic about helping us with questions that we had about the area.

I HIGHLY recommend Mark!! I have already recommended him to friends that are looking to buy in the area.

– Sonja Kristiansen


2809 Hank Monk Ave.

June 7, 2011

Property Description:
Located in the Black Bart subdivision, this home’s central location provides easy access from main roads such as Pioneer Trail, yet also offers the privacy and seclusion of a typical county setting.  This nearly 1/4 acre parcel is flat with good sun and offers some filtered, forested views of nearby Heavenly Ski Resort as well as backs up to some open land owned by the local Public Utility District that provides some added tranquility.  Even though you’re just a short bike ride from city amenities such as restaurants, shopping & nightlife, you’re also a short hike to tons of recreation such as Trout and Cold Creeks, lovely Barton Meadows, and several mountain biking trails.
The home itself was built in 2002 by a long time local contractor for his daughter and newly started family.  With 4 bedrooms, plus an office/craft room/nursery, and a large open great room, there’s room for everybody.  The upstairs open living is typical of most South Lake Tahoe real estate for sale with the spacious kitchen, dining area and living rooms shared in one space for ease of entertaining and family gatherings.  Also off the main living area is a large “covered” deck that’s perfect for a morning cup of Joe or an evening glass of wine with a staircase leading to a fenced and lushly landscaped yard.  All of the bathrooms are tastefully appointed, bright and clean.  There’s also an impressive amount of storage throughout the home and garage, plus plenty of extra parking,  security features around the exterior and a distributed sound system.  Tough to beat this deal at this price.
Offered at $388,000

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1890 Ibache St.

June 6, 2011

Property Description:
A novelty in this market, a brand new home is being offered by a long time local contractor that follows the same qualities and Tahoe style finishes as each of his homes have over many years of building in the Basin.  The location of the property presents a tranquil setting with 2 conservancy lots to the rear, an unbuildable lot across the street and a short stroll to acres of US Forest Service land.  Yet even with this somewhat rural local, the home is only a few miles from the city limits where you’ll find Heavenly Ski Resort, restaurants, nightlife and the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe.
Nearing completion this home smells of fresh paint and new carpet with natural stone showers awaiting their first visitor and appliances that have never been touched.  Upstairs offers the typical great room with vaulted ceilings and open floor plan that brings the family or guests together for entertainment and dining pleasures.  A lovely 2nd story composite deck looks down into pine filled empty land, perfect for a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and a relaxing novel.  With 4 bedrooms, there’s plenty of room for the kids or friends, plus this home features a downstairs family room for additional space or gaming.  The kitchen and baths are tastefully finished with custom Hickory cabinetry, slab granite counters and natural stone accents.  The Master Suite is sure to impress with a large jetted tub, stall shower and spacious walk-in closet.  Hurry soon, as this new home can’t last long!
Offered at $525,000

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791 Capistrano Ave.

June 6, 2011

Property Description:
This newly constructed home sits in a quiet corner of Al Tahoe with a filtered view of Barton Meadow and Trout Creek that also provides a short trail through it directly to Lake Tahoe itself.  On the opposite side of the subdivision, just a beach cruiser ride away, you’ll find Regan Beach, as well as many restaurants, coffee houses, and specialty stores.  The home itself encompasses 3 stories that includes a full height basement that doubles as a 3rd living area, game room, extra sleeping quarters and more.  Each portion of the home have separate access points from the exterior, allowing for the potential renter’s quarters, mother-in-law unit, etc.  In addition, this home does offer 2 complete kitchens, which again allows for many rental options or just extensive entertainment options for you and your guests.  A superior feature to most is found in the radiant in-floor heating system, which is amazingly energy efficient and very comforting during the winter months.  All of the flooring found in the home is a solid surface of either Hickory hardwood or natural stone allowing for low maintenance and easy clean-up while on vacation.  The custom cabinetry, interior doors and moldings are all milled from Vertical Grain Doug Fir that offers clean, straight lines and a soft contemporary feel.  The main great room has an elevated living area and a lovely granite ledgestone partition for the dining nook, both illuminated with natural light from open skylights above.  The main Master Suite tenders a massive bathing area complete with natural stone stall shower, double vanities, private toilet and walk-in closet.  The backyard is completely fenced for privacy, storage and offers a dog run for pets.
Offered at $688,000

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