As sometimes happens in our summer season, sales slow a bit while vacationers are enjoying the many activities the Lake Tahoe and Truckee Basin has to offer. Labor Day in Lake Tahoe marks the beginning of less congestion and greater activity in house hunting and I expect to see a bit of a rise in the number of home closings. Stay tuned for next month’s market report.
Coldwell Banker 2017 Real Estate Market Report for North Lake Tahoe-Truckee 0717
Residential Properties – Single Family Homes and Condominiums
Period: July 16th to July 31st (Areas 1-9)
Residential Sales Summary 2017
Total Residential Sales: Through the first seven months of the year, residential sales are down almost, (8%) from 2016 sales for the same period. To date, there have been 692 residential properties sold in the market as compared to 751 sales in 2016 for the same period. Of the total sales in, the market this year, 502 have been single family homes, while 190 have been condominium sales. Condominiums represent a little over 27% of total sales. In 2016 for the same period, there were 590 single family homes sold and 161 condominium sales. Condominiums represented over 21% of the sales in 2016.
July 16th to July 31st Sales: For the last two weeks in July, there were 59 properties sold in the market which is 38% higher than the previous two-week period. Of the 59 properties sold this period, six (6) were sold at a price above $1.0 million.
Coldwell Banker Ranks #1: Among all brokerages in the north Lake Tahoe and Truckee markets Coldwell Banker ranks #1 in units sold with 349 total sales and #1 in total sales volume of $191 million.
REO & Short Sales: Thus far this year, short sales and REO property sales represent a little over 1% of total sales with 12 closed REO property and 1 short sale for the year. In 2016 for the same period, short sales and REO properties represented a little over 2% of total sales with 9 closed REO properties and 7 closed short sale.
Median and Average Sales Prices: The median sales price for residential properties through July 31st was $603,500 which is up 8% as compared to the same period in 2016 where the median sales price was $559,000. The average sales price is down almost (3%) to $860,120 in 2017 as compared to last year’s average price of $886,810 for the same period.
Sales by Price Range or Market Segment: Year to date, there have been 242 residential properties sold at a price below $500,000; 320 properties sold between $500,000 and $1,000,000 and 130 properties sold over $1,000,000.
Sales Under $500,000 Sales: The lower end of the market, homes priced under $500,000, has produced 35% of the sales or 242 properties sold in 2017. In 2016 for the same period, there were 316 properties sold in this price range which represented a little over 42% of the sales.
Mid-Range Market Sales $500,000 to $999,999: Mid-Range sales for 2017 are up over 17% from 2016 in this price range. There have been 320 properties sold at a price between $500,000 and $1,000,000 representing over 46% of total sales. For the same period in 2016, there were 273 properties sold in this price range which represented just over 36% of total sales.
Luxury Home Sales Over $1.0 Million: Luxury sales for properties priced above $1,000,000 are down almost (20%) from 2016 luxury sales. For 2017, there have been 130 luxury properties sold as compared to 162 sold last year for the same period. The median sales price for luxury properties in 2017 thus far is $1,500,000 which is identical to the median sales price of $1,500,000 in 2016. The average sales price of luxury homes year to date stands at $2,225,310 as compared to $2,247,064 in 2016 and is down a slight (1%).
Pending Sales: The pending sales through July 31st, were at 230 residential sales in the market which is up 12% from the previous two-week period.
Active Residential Inventory Summary:
Active Listings: The current inventory of residential properties as of July 31st, went up 2% from the previous two-week period. There are currently 729 residential properties for sale; 532 single family homes and 197 condominiums for sale. Overall, active inventory is down (10%) from last year at this time when there were 809 residential properties actively listed for sale. There is almost 7-months of available inventory on the market relative to the past 30-day sales volume. Coldwell Banker has over 12% of the active listings in the market and continues to be the market leader for listings. Of the active listings, there is only 1 property listed as an REO, and 1 property listed as a short sale.
SUMMER IS IN HIGH GEAR: Summer is in high gear with many visitors and interested Buyers in the area. With the available inventory on the market. there is considerable interest in the market as many Buyers and savvy investors are actively looking for homes.
For Seller’s there is demand for properties in the market as inventory is still off from over a year ago. For Buyer’s, inventory has grown over the past month and it is likely that more homes will be coming on the market in the next few weeks. With continued favorable mortgage interest rates and inventory coming, real estate investors can take advantage of this market and acquire homes in many of the Lake Tahoe and Truckee resort communities.
Contact Manon Celaya, Your Coldwell Banker Agent, Today to Find Out More about the Opportunities Available in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Market.
Note: Data on this page is based on information from the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors, MLS. Due to MLS reporting methods and allowable reporting policy, this data is only informational and may not be completely accurate. Therefore, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage does not guarantee the data’s accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. CA-BRE License # 1908304