Tahoe First Quarter Sales Results


Chase International’s Quarterly Report shows a hopeful incline in sales in Lake Tahoe. Music to everyone’s ears, these stats show a jump in Tahoe home sales prices this first quarter 2009.

Lake Tahoe home prices are coming back to life with notable increases in both median and average prices, according to Chase International’s quarterly report. The report, released April 5, is comprised of all home and condominium sales in the Lake Tahoe and Reno area from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2009, versus the same time in 2008.

Here are some great price stats:
With Incline Village making a significant impact on lake-wide numbers, the average home price jumped 11 percent to $1,011,159. The median increased
9 percent to $721,250. The average home price in Incline Village jumped 72 percent to $1,925,026 and the median rose 61 percent to $1,450,000. But overall sales volume around the lake was down 13 percent and units sold was down
11 percent.

Incline Village saw a significant increase in sales volume (72 percent) primarily due to a jump in homes that sold for more than $1 million (57 percent). Homes that sold for less than a million were down 40 percent.

However, remaining home prices and sales around Lake Tahoe paled in comparison to the surge in Incline Village.

South Lake Tahoe saw a 6 percent increase in homes sold for less than a million and a 33 percent decrease in homes sold for more than a million. Units sold were up 4 percent and sales volume was down 10 percent. The average home price in South Lake Tahoe fell 14 percent to $413,434 and the median was down 15 percent to $340,000.

The median home price in Tahoe City held steady at $575,000 and the average dropped 24 percent to $650,357. Homes selling for less than $1 million decreased 33 percent and homes selling for more than a million were down 67 percent. Sales volume dropped 56 percent and units sold were down
39 percent.

Sales volume on the East Shore experienced a 30 percent decrease in volume and units sold were down 21 percent. Homes over the million mark fell 50 percent and there was an eight percent decline in homes sold for less than a million. The average price of an East Shore home is down 11 percent to $1,055,820 and the median is down 33 percent to $520,000.

Truckee saw a 7 percent jump in homes sold for less than $1 million while homes selling for more than a million fell 50 percent. Sales volume was down
32 percent and units sold dropped 11 percent. The average and median home prices both fell to $716,066 (22 percent) and $550,000 (20 percent) respectively.

Lake Tahoe condo sales saw a 60 percent drop in volume, with the average price dropping 38 percent to $320,481 and the median falling 17 percent to $318,738. The average price of a condo in Truckee is down 40 percent to
$668,132 with a median decrease of 42 percent to $416,975. While condos selling for more than $500,000 fell significantly in both Tahoe and Truckee (75 and 78 percent), Truckee condos selling for less than $500,000 were up 12 percent.

For more information about Chase International visit www.chaseinternational.com.

  1. Yikes! The economy is horrid, but for those looking to relocate and can afford the Lake Tahoe area; it’s worth every penny.

  2. love Tahoe!! wish i had a place at Incline Village.we rent a home every year, but would love to own.

  3. It’s great to see some increases in home sales- maybe AZ is soon to follow. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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