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How's the Market?

How’s the Market? describes current market trends, with specific ties to the Reno/Tahoe area, and provides some professional data-driven analysis behind each trend.

Lakefront Surge

COVID market sees second homes become primary residences while lakefront luxury sales see are booming.

Summer — Hot Selling Season in Tahoe


The total number of homes sold was down 4 percent from the third quarter of last year. But prices rose almost 10 percent to a median high of $672,250.  That’s a number we haven’t seen in Tahoe since 2005, when the median price of a single family home hit $737,500.

A Year in Real Estate 2018


Here’s what happened in the real estate world last year.

Snowmageddon Boosts Tahoe Real Estate Sales


The snowiest winter in recent history gave a boost to Tahoe/Truckee real estate sales. In this new column, veteran journalist Jackie Ginley offers a detailed analysis of the current market compared to the recent driest winter.

A Surprisingly Balanced Scale


In a surprising twist of fate just as many Truckee/Tahoe homes sold for less than $500,000 as did for more than $1 million.

To Buy or To Sell; That is the Question

Tahoe is largely a vacation home destination, a place where buyers don’t need to buy and sellers, often, don’t need to sell. Check out analysis on where we stand in the Tahoe housing market by Jackie Ginley.

Enter: The Bidding War


The second quarter this year started with very limited single-family inventory at affordable price points. When the pent-up demand was unleashed on a new listing that showed well in a great location, the result was a white-knuckle experience for buyers.