Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market Report, Jan - May 2014

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Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market Report, Jan - May 2014

With 5 months of real estate sales data under our belts, one thing is for sure, the 2014 Lake Tahoe real estate markets are  hot in 2014!  This year the theme that keeps repeating itself with the passing of each month is high buyer demand, low inventory levels, fewer distressed sales (REO's and Short Sales) and an increase in luxury home sales.  When these factors come together it is no wonder that we are seeing double digit appreciation over 2013.


Now that May has arrived it's officially the start of the summer selling season in Lake Tahoe and over the last few weeks we have seen inventory levels creep higher and we anticipate that between now and the end of July we will continue to see inventory levels increase.  Increased inventory levels will be welcomed as buyer groups are having a hard time finding homes that fit their needs.  Although we will continue to see inventory levels increase, buyer demand is quickly gobbling up these properties and we have seen median marketing times drop to 44 days.  As new homes continue to hit the market we are noticing that pricing is ticking up and the market seems to be responding well to these price increases, especially when a home is located in a desirable area, has upgrades and is priced within reason.


Year over Year Market Comparison

Jan - May 2014 Statistics
Jan – Apr 2013 Statistics
  • 294 Single Family Home Sales down 21%
  • Average Price: $947K up 28%
  • Median Price: $601K up 21%
  • 25 REO & Short Sales down 64%
  • 2 Sales Below $200K down 85%
  • 62 Sales over $1M up 21%
  • High Sale Price: $14M up 59%
  • Low Sale Price: $76K up 5%
  • 373 Single Family Homes
  • Average Price: $679K
  • Median Price: $475K
  • 69 REO & Short Sales
  • 13 Sales Below $200K
  • 49 Sales over $1M
  • High Sale Price: $5.7M
  • Low Sale Price: $72K

*Lake Tahoe and Truckee Single Family Homes Including Lakefronts, MLS Areas 1-9.


Lake Tahoe Market Analysis Sales Chart

Jan - May 2014 Lake Tahoe Real Estate Sales Chart
















This chart shows that in the first five months of 2014 the Average home price in Truckee and N. Lake Tahoe is up 27% and the Median price is up 20% over the same time period in 2013.

Anticipated Market Conditions in 2014

  • High buyer demand
  • Limited inventory
  • Pricing Increases of 10-15% by the end of year
  • Fewer distressed sales (REO and Short Sales)
  • The higher end of the market will set records
  • Mortgage interest rates will continue to increase through the year and should be close to 5% by 2015. This increase will take away from buyer purchasing power as a 1% increase in loan rates equates to a reduction in purchasing power of approximately 10%


In the first 5 month of 2014 Oliver Luxury Real Estate has sold over $62M in Tahoe/Truckee real estate and we are the #1 Brokerage in North Lake Tahoe!  It would be my pleasure to discuss your real estate goals, so please feel free to call or email me anytime.


Want to know what your Lake Tahoe home is worth?


David Westall, Realtor
P: 530-448-9882
CA DRE# 01796995


Comments (1)

Randy Shamburger
Movement Mortgage - Greenville, SC
FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert

Great market report, thanks for sharing.

Have a Big day,


Jun 06, 2014 03:37 AM