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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.

2019 in Prices

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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.

To Buy or To Sell; That is the Question

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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.

There Goes the Neighborhood

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STRs are not affecting real estate sales

A Year in Real Estate 2018

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

Timing the Sale

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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.

Enter: The Bidding War

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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.

Newer Builds Showcase Mountain Modern Aesthetic

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

Booming Reno Housing Market Driven by Jobs

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Almost 50 new developments are currently underway in Reno/Sparks, with a cluster of new growth in the Southeast.

Summer — Hot Selling Season in Tahoe

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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 Surprisingly Balanced Scale

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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.