Home sales in Reno-Sparks continued to climb through the third quarter with a nine percent increase in volume sold. Units sold was up two percent, while the median price of a home increased nine percent to $302,995.

The numbers are part of a report released by Chase International Real Estate, comparing all MLS sales from January 1, 2016 through September 30 to the same timeframe of 2015. Homes selling for less than $1 million was down four percent while homes selling for less than a million was up two percent.

“Every quarter we see small but definite increases in sales and prices,” said Susan Lowe, senior vice president of Chase International. “Consistent gains indicate a healthy Reno Sparks real estate market.”

The median price of a home in Reno was slightly higher than Sparks, with a seven percent jump to $315,000. Sparks, however saw bigger gains in volume sold, with a 14 increase. Reno experienced a seven percent rise in volume sold.

Carson Valley saw a seven and eight percent jump in volume and units sold, with a three percent increase in median home price to $324,500.

A strong summer helped to put Tahoe real estate back on track.

Lake Tahoe real estate sales and home prices were up across the board in the third quarter of 2016. It marks the first time in more than three years that there’s been steady increases in all areas around the lake. Sales volume around the lake was up 20 percent and the median price of a home increased 12 percent to $540,000.

The numbers are part of a report released by Chase International Real Estate, comparing all MLS sales from January 1, 2016 through September 30 to the same timeframe of 2015. Units sold was up ten percent lake-wide and homes selling for more than $1 million was up 41 percent.

“The numbers are very encouraging,” said Susan Lowe, senior vice president of Chase International. “There’s generally always some fluctuation or decline somewhere on the lake, but sales have remained consistently strong over the summer.”

In recent years, Tahoe City and the East Shore have been more susceptible to variances, however both saw increases in volume (six and 28 percent, respectively) with significant jumps in homes selling for more than a million (20 and 33 percent). The median price of a home in Tahoe City rose five percent to $580,000 while on the East Shore it rose six percent to $1.18 million.

Homes selling for more than $1 million had the largest impact on sales, with every region on the lake seeing substantial increases, the largest being on the South Shore (62 percent) and Incline Village (55 percent). The only two stats to see any declines were homes selling less for less than a million in Tahoe City (down four percent) and Incline Village (down one percent).

South Lake Tahoe saw the largest increase in median and average home prices, up 13 and 14 percent to $405,000 and $496,984 respectively. The area is still the least expensive place to buy a home. The highest median home price remains in Incline Village, where the price jumped 11 percent to $1.039 million.

The median price of a home in Truckee rose 13 percent to $624,750. Homes selling for more than $1 million was up 111 percent while homes selling for less than a million was up 11 percent. Overall volume sold in Truckee was up 61 percent.

SOURCE: www.nnbw.com