Coldwell Banker 2016 Real Estate Market Report | North Lake Tahoe-Truckee | June 1-June 15



Total Residential Sales:  Residential sales are on fire and continue to outpace sales for the same period in 2015.  Sales through June 15 are up 20% from the previous year with a total of 542 residential properties sold in the market as compared to 472 sales in 2015 for the same period.  Of the total sales in the market this year, 423 have been single-family homes, while 119 were condominium sales.  Condominiums represent 22% of total sales.  In 2015 for the same period, there were 377 single-family homes sold and 95 condominium sales.  Condominiums represented 20% of the sales in 2015.

June 1st through June 15th Sales:  The first two weeks of June saw 46 properties sold in the market.  Of the 46 properties sold this period, 13 were sold at a price above $1,000,000.

Coldwell Banker Ranks #1:  Among all brokerages in the north Lake Tahoe and Truckee markets, Coldwell Banker ranks #1 in units sold at 283 with a total sales volume of  $165 million.  Coldwell Banker is #2 in luxury sales with 36 units sold and $56 million in sales volume.

REO & Short Sales:  For 2016, short sales and REO property sales are almost non-existent with six closed short sales and nine closed REO properties for the year.  Overall, distressed property sales, (REO and Short Sales) represent roughly 3% of the sales in 2016, which is down slightly from 4.5% in 2015, where 10 REO properties and twelve short sales were sold.

Median and Average Sales Prices:  The median sales price for residential properties through June 15 is $563,750, which is up 8% as compared to the same period in 2015 where the median sales price was $523,500.  Similarly, the average sales price is up over 16% to $900,554 in 2016 as compared to last year’s average price of $771,922 for the same period.

Sales by Price Range or Market Segment:  Year to date, there have been 234 residential properties sold at a price below $500,000, 187 properties sold between $500,000 and $1,000,000 and 121 properties sold over $1,000,000.

Sales Under $500,000:  The lower end of the market, homes priced under $500,000, has the highest level of sales activity as 43% of the sales, or 234 properties, have sold in this price range.  In 2015 for the same period, there were 221 properties sold in this price range, which represented over 46% of the sales.

Mid-Range Market Sales $500,000 to $999,999:  Mid-range sales for 2016 are almost identical to 2015.  There have been 187 properties sold at a price between $500,000 and $1,000,000, representing 34% of total sales.  For the same period in 2015, there were 192 properties sold in this price range, which represented over 40% of total sales. 

Luxury Home Sales Over $1 Million:  Luxury sales for properties priced above $1,000,000 have skyrocketed for the year growing by 105%.  For 2016, there have been 121 luxury properties sold as compared to 59 sold last year for the same period.  The median sales price for luxury properties in 2016 thus far is $1,500,000, which is down (17%) from the median sales price of $1,800,000 in 2015.  Similarly, the average sale price of luxury homes in 2016 stands at $2,252,706, as compared to $2,597,527 in 2015, and is down (13%).

Pending Sales:  The pending sales through the middle of June are at 190 residential sales in the market, which is up slightly from the previous two week period.



Active Listings:  The current inventory of residential properties has gone up 8% from the previous two weeks.  There are currently 758 residential properties for sale; 504 single family homes and 254 condominiums.  Overall, active inventory is down 3% from last year at this time, which had 774 residential properties actively listed for sale.  There is almost seven months of available inventory on the market relative to the past 30-day sales volume.  Coldwell Banker has over 11% of the active listings on the market and continues to be the market leader for listings.  Of the active listings, there are only three properties listed as an REO, and five properties listed as a short sale.


The 2016 real estate market in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee in terms of sales is off to a great start and is way ahead of 2015.  There is considerable activity in the market as many buyers and savvy investors are actively looking for homes.

For sellers, there is demand for properties in the market with inventory down.  For buyers, even though inventory is down from last year, there are quality properties to choose from throughout the north Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas.  With current home prices and favorable mortgage interest rates, real estate investors are taking advantage of this market and acquiring homes in many of the Lake Tahoe and Truckee resort communities.

Contact Coldwell Banker today to find out more about the opportunities available in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Market.

The Coldwell Banker North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Real Estate Market Report is produced by Michael Lombardi, Branch Manager, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Tahoe-Truckee. Click here for past issues.


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.  CalBRE License #1908304