South Lake Tahoe Sales

South Lake Tahoe Residential Sales as of Oct 1, 2017

Average Home Values were up 9.1% compared to last year.
The average price is $516,739
# of Sales went up 1.4% from 737 last year to 747 this year
# of Homes on the market are down 15.7% from 248 last year to 209 this year
Average list to sale range is 97.8%.
Month supply of homes on the market is 3.4, which is down 15% compared last year’s month supply of 4 during this time. Under 4 represents a seller’s market.

Tahoe Island Real Estate Market Update 3rd quarter 2017

JUST SOLD (July 1 – September 30)


2122 Lukins Way ( 2 bd, 1 ba, 776 sf) Listed at $275,000 Sold for $260,000
2079 Lukins Way ( 2 bd, 1 ba, 864 sf) Listed at $325,000 Sold for $320,000 915 Secret Harbor Dr. ( 2 bd, 1 ba, 952 sf) Listed at $399,500 Sold for $327,250
2212 Royal Ave. ( 2 bd, 2 ba, 1140 sf) Listed at $359,500 Sold for $351,000
791 Anita Dr. ( 2 bd, 2 ba, 1368 sf) Listed at $390,000 Sold for $385,000
2186 Butler Ave. ( 3 bd, 2 ba, 1222 sf) Listed at $399,000 Sold for $390,000
2150 Lukins Way ( 3 bd, 2 ba, 1512 sf) Listed at $429,000 Sold for $425,000
771 South Shore Dr. ( 4 bd, 2 ba, 1794 sf) Listed at $425,000 Sold for $425,000
681 Tahoe Island Dr. ( 3 bd, 2 ba, 2 car garage, 2304 sf) Listed at $555,000 Sold for $520,000
602 Anita Dr. ( 3 bd, 2 ba, 1 car garage, 1688 sf) Listed at $599,000 Sold over list price $675,000
831 Patricia Ln. ( 4 bd, 4 ba, 3 car garage, 3242 sf) Listed at $850,000 Sold for $810,000
687 Michael Dr. ( 2 bd, 1 ba, 2 car garage, 1196 sf) Listed at $389,000 Sold for $389,000
787 Michael Dr. ( 3 bd, 2 ba , 2 car garage, 1196 sf) Listed at $414,000 Sold for $390,000
880 Tahoe Island Dr. ( 3 bd, 2 ba 1216 sf) Listed at $409,200 Sold for $404,000
2301 Colorado Ave. ( 3 bd, 2 ba, 2 car garage) Listed at $449,000 Sold for $440,000
2281 Montana Ave. ( 3 bd, 3 ba, 2 car garage, 2286 sf) Listed at $599,000 Sold for $585,000
806 Anita Dr. ( 3 bd, 2 ba, 1300 sf) Listed at $399,000 Sold for $419,000
2241 Wyoming Ave. ( 3 bd, 2 ba, 2 car garage 1244 sf) Listed at $449,999 Sold for $449,999
2290 California Ave. ( 2 bd, 2 ba, 2 car garage 1278 sf) Listed at $449,000 Sold for $450,000
2288 Oregon Ave. ( 3 bd, 2 ba 1614 sf) Listed at $395,000 Sold for $390,500


South Lake Tahoe Residential Sales as of July 1st, 2017

Here Are 5 Facts 
 South Lake Tahoe Residential Sales as of July 1st, 2017 
  • Average Home Values were up 14.5% compared to last year with an average price of $510,491
  • # of Sales were down from 773 to 724
  • # of Homes on the market are down 20.6% from 267 to 212
  • Average list to sale range is 97.8%.
  • Month supply of homes on the market is 3.4 compared to 4.4 last year. Under 4 represents a sellers’s market. 
The above information is based on the previous 12 month averages (The method used by CAR).

Tahoe Island Drive 4th Quarter Report 2015

There were 35 single family homes that sold in the Tahoe Island Drive neighborhood in 2015 compared to 28 homes sold in 2014.

Avg. List Price $349,226
Avg. Sold Price $338,860
Avg. DOM (Days on Market) 121
Avg. SF (square feet) 1375

Avg. price per SF—$246.44

When comparing statistics with the previous year, the average price per square foot increased slightly (2.8%)compared to $239.53 per sq. ft. in 2014.

JUST SOLD (October 1 – December 31)

2143 12th St. (2 bd, 2 ba, 1272 sf) Listed at $269,000   Sold for $269,000

777 Eloise  Ave. (2 bd, 1 ba, 600 sf) Listed at $287,000   Sold for $280,000

2213 Washington Ave. (2 bd, 2 ba, 2 car garage,1092 sf)                                                                                      Listed at $339,000   Sold for  $332,000

734 Hazel Dr. (3 bd, 2 ba, 2 car garage, 1092 sf )                                                                                              Listed at $349,000   Sold for $339,000

779 Patricia Ln. (3 bd, 2 ba, 1566 sf) Listed at $369,000  Sold for $365,000

2140 Peter Ave. (3 bd, 2 ba, 2 car garage, 1532 sf) Listed at $399,900  Sold for $389,900  

223 Tahoe Vista Dr. (3 bd, 2 ba, 2000 sf) Listed at $425,000  Sold for $390,000        


2055 12th St. #3  (2 bd, 1 ba, 976 sf) Listed at $155,000

682 Eloise Ave. #3 (2 bd, 1 ba 976 sf) Listed at $179,000

2186 Butler Ave. (3 bd, 2 ba, 1222 sf) Listed at $345,000

915 South Shore Dr. (4 bd, 3 ba, 2 car     garage, 2028 sf) Listed at $425,000

869 Lapham Dr. (3 bd, 2 ba, 2180 sf) Listed at $459,500

831 Patricia Ln. (4 bd, 4 ba, 3 car garage 3242 sf)  Listed at $799,000


915 Lapham Dr. (3 bd, 1 ba, 1128 sf) Listed at  $269,000

2208 Tahoe Vista Dr. (2 bd, 1 ba, 1 car garage, 912 sf)Listed at $329,000

625 Tahoe Island Dr. (5 bd, 3 ba, 2 car garage, 3055 sf)Listed at  $798,000

2111 Lukins Way ( 4bd, 3 ba, 2 car garage, 2463 sf) Listed at $639,000





















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The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016

I wanted to share this interesting article that was provided by Encouraging news!

It’s been nearly a decade since the housing bubble burst and home values have yet to come back. But 2015 offered great strides toward full recovery, with small reminders of a still-recuperating market.

Home prices are up year-over-year and new home sales are on track for the best year since 2007. But the share of first-time homebuyers remains at the lowest level on record, while the homeownership rate slumped to a 48-year low earlier this year.

What will 2016 hold for homebuyers, sellers and renters? Here are the top real estate trends to watch for next year.

1. Home prices will continue to rise…moderately.
Economists and housing experts surveyed by Zillow expect home values to grow an average of 3.5 percent with most markets experiencing modest gains. That’s closer to historical averages and more sustainable than double-digit increases. However, some economists are worried that price appreciation may be approaching bubble territory in some hot markets like San Francisco, Denver, and Dallas.

2. Interest rates will inch up.
Economists widely agree that the Fed will increase its fed funds rate gradually throughout the year. Rates on adjustable-rate mortgages, which are tied to the prime rate that tracks the fed rate, will react immediately to a Fed hike. The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage will increase slower, because it follows the yield on the 10-year Treasury, rather than the fed rate.

Rates on a 30-year mortgage currently stand at about 4 percent, up from record lows but still extremely attractive by historical measures. The Mortgage Bankers Association expects rates to reach 4.5 percent in 2016.

While some worry that higher interest rates would dampen the housing market, job security and wage growth are larger factors on home activity than interest rates.

3. First-time buyers will continue to struggle.
Part of the reason for the muted housing recovery is the lack of first-time buyers. These buyers—who traditionally fuel the market—have had difficulty saving for a down-payment due to stagnant wages and high rents. “The investors came in and helped accelerate the housing recovery by being willing to buy when the market was bleeding, but they have pushed up home prices rapidly in some markets, and all of the sudden those markets are unaffordable for the traditional, first-time buyers,” says Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.

The median age of first-time homebuyers—currently at a record-high 33—will head even higher next year, according to Zillow. Another headwind facing first-time homebuyers: Prices for entry-level homes are increasing faster than prices at any other price level, according to CoreLogic. That’s because developers have been building larger, more expensive houses rather than starter homes.

4. Credit will get—a little—looser.
While the days of no-doc loans and drive-by appraisals will likely never return, the pendulum is inching closer to center after several years of tight credit restrictions. The average FICO score on all closed loans in the third quarter was 723, the lowest level in at least four years, according to Ellie Mae. Two years ago, the average score for denied applications was 729.

Banks may be even more willing to work with homebuyers over the next year as the volume of refinances falls as interest rates rise. “There will be more competition for borrowers,” says Frank Nothaft, chief economist at CoreLogic. “We may start to see more flexibility in credit standards and underwriting.”

5. It will still be cheaper to buy than rent.
Rental rates have risen even faster than home prices in some markets. Buying a home is 36 percent cheaper than renting nationwide for millennials and now is the best time to buy since 2012, according to Trulia. Buying is cheaper than renting in every one of the country’s 100 largest metro areas. The disparity could likely grow as rents are expected to increase by 8 percent next year, according to a survey of property managers.

6. The suburbs will make a comeback.
The suburbs are once again becoming a potential destination for buyers as downtown living increases and Millennials start families, according to a new report form the Urban Land Institute. The most attractive suburbs are close to a city and have walkable Main Streets, job opportunities and public transportation. In the largest metro areas, more than four out of five jobs are located outside of the center-city core.  

7. Buyers will want green and smart homes.
Despite the higher costs, home builders and remodelers are increasingly incorporating eco-friendly features into projects to meet growing demand largely from affluent Baby Boomers who prioritize energy efficiency, a healthier indoor environment and durability. More than half of builders and 39 percent of remodelers say they are working on green projects, according to a study from Dodge Data & Analytics for the National Assocation of Home Builders. Those percentages are expected to rise over the next five years.

Sellers that don’t want to invest in full-scale renovations are turning to smart thermostats and lights that can be controlled by smartphones to pump up their eco appeal. “It’s a great way for sellers to differentiate their properties from others on the market,” says Budge Husky, chief executive officer at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. “You’re not only getting the energy savings, but it becomes a lifestyle feature.”

8. Videos will be the new photos.
High-quality, professional photographs have become the norm for online listings. To stand out in today’s market, more sellers are working with their real estate agents to create virtual tours and videos to highlight their properties.

Videos can help create positive reactions and emotional connections to younger buyers accustomed to sharing photos and videos on social media. Los Angeles real estate agent Scott Tamkin has been using video game-like 3D tours to allow potential buyers who may be abroad to virtually “walk through” a property to get a real feel for it.

9. All-cash sales will continue to decrease.
About a third of home sales in August went to all-cash buyers, down form a high of more than 46 percent in January 2011, according to CoreLogic. That share will likely continue to decline in 2016, which is good news for mortgage-dependent buyers who have had trouble competing with all-cash offers in some markets.

10. New homes will come back big time.
New home construction was one of the hardest-hit industries after the housing bust. At their lowest point in 2009, developers had scaled back production by nearly 79 percent. They’re finally starting to ramp up again. Single-family starts increased 10 percent this year and are expected to rise another 23 percent in 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders. That coincides with healthy sales. New home sales grew 15 percent this year and are forecast to jump 26 percent in 2016.

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