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Northern Nevada home sales jump in 2017

NNBW Staff

The sale of million-dollar homes throughout the Reno area jumped 52 percent last year, far outpacing homes sold for under a million dollars, which rose just two percent.

The median price of a home in the Reno-Sparks area continued to climb to $336,896, up ten percent from last year.

The sale of condos in the Reno-Sparks area was also on the rise, with a 23 percent jump in volume sold. As units priced $500,000 and up saw a 100 percent increase in sales, the median price of a condo is up nine percent to $170,000.

Carson Valley is also experiencing a large uptick in the sale of luxury homes with a 90 percent increase in homes sold for more than $1 million. The sale of homes for less than that was up four percent. The median price of a home in Carson Valley is up 14 percent to $370,000 while Carson City saw a 14 percent increase in homes sold for less than a million. The median price of a home there is up eight percent to $287,000.

The Lake Tahoe region experienced a 17 percent jump in the number of homes sold over $1 million around the lake over 2017.

The median price of a home is up seven percent to $585,000.

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Despite an uptick in price and sale of luxury homes, the overall number of homes sold was down one percent. Volume was up 11 percent. The figures are part of a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate agency Chase International.

Incline Village saw the biggest increases in sales, with a 27 percent jump in volume, followed by Tahoe City with 12 percent. Tahoe City also had a significant increase in the sale of million-dollar homes, up 26 percent. The median price of a home in Tahoe City is up ten percent to $650,000 while Incline Village has the highest median price around the lake at $1,062,000 (up five percent).

The South Shore area saw a 32-percent jump in the sale of million-dollar homes. The area also has the lowest priced median home of $439,000, a six percent increase from 2016. The South Shore and East Shore saw decreases in the sale of homes priced under $1 million, six and 25 percent, respectively. Lake-wide, homes priced under a million was down four percent.

The figures are part of a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate agency Chase International. The numbers compare all MLS home sales from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017 to the same time frame of 2016.

 "Faster economic growth in recent quarters, the booming stock market and continuous job gains are fueling substantial demand for buying a home as 2017 comes to an end," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors.  "As evidenced by a subdued level of first-time buyers and increased share of cash buyers, move-up buyers with considerable down payments and those with cash made up a bulk of the sales activity last month. The odds of closing on a home are much better at the upper end of the market, where inventory conditions continue to be markedly better."

The sale of high-end condos (priced over $500,000) also showed considerable improvement, with a 51 percent jump. Tahoe City had a staggering 111-percent increase in volume sold.

The sale of million-dollar homes in Truckee was up nine percent with a four percent increase in homes priced under a million. The median price of a home in Truckee is $673,500, up seven percent from 2016.