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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.

Timing the Sale


Recessionary times aside, the best time to sell your home or condo is when there are lots of buyers in the market and little or no interesting inventory.

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.

Summer Slow-Down

After the pandemic-driven real estate boom, which took the Tahoe/Truckee market by surprise, sent home prices skyrocketing, potential buyers are finally back in the driver’s seat.

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.

There Goes the Neighborhood

STRs are not affecting real estate sales

2019 in Prices

Economists like to talk about the housing market on a national level, but that has very little to do with what’s happening here in Tahoe. Here’s a year-end analysis of how the market’s doing.

Something Old, Something New

Even hot markets have their limits. Although some homes are still going for above asking price, over-priced homes are creating room for negotiation.

Lakefront Surge

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

Newer Builds Showcase Mountain Modern Aesthetic


Homes reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright are sprouting up around Tahoe and redefining the traditional Lodge aesthetic that has long defined mountain homes.

A Year in Real Estate 2018


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