As our valued friend, client, and Lake Tahoe property owner, Deb Howard & Co., "Lake Tahoe's Real Estate Resource" and our team of specialists is even more committed to providing you with stellar customer service and up to date relevant real estate analysis. As we enter new waters of 2015, we write to share our Lake Tahoe real estate forecast;


2015 should be the year of true stabilization in our South Shore Lake Tahoe real estate markets with slow but steady growth both in sales 1-6% and pricing 4-5% respectively as forecast by National Assoc. of Realtors and California Assoc. of Realtors respectively.


2014 and 2013 proved to be years that saw double digit uptick in pricing (year over year) but a decline in sales due to the pricing increase from both years which presented affordability issues. The good news - US underlying economic fundamentals are forecast to be stable: GDP at 3%, unemployment decreasing to 5.8%, interest rates hovering at historic lows of 4-5% all of which contribute to consumer confidence up-tick!


DH&Co is forecasting a slightly more aggressive 2015 housing market of 10% increase in both sales and pricing as South Shore Lake Tahoe and resort & second home real estate markets have enjoyed the spotlight historically for the following reasons all, of which are fueling stabilized values and driving a new infusion of qualified home buyers, investors and vacation lifestyle buyers:


��Value Pricing coupled with low interest rates

��Diversification of portfolio toward tangible investment

��Quality of life and life style desires

��Attractive investment property opportunities with ROI

��Revitalized Resort Community with four seasons to enjoy


Whether buying or selling, your timing could be perfect as this market has compelling offerings! Contact us for a complimentary market analysis of your property value or go to our website to see all Tahoe area properties currently for sale, view our current trend and forecast newsletter, and meet our team. Of course, you may also visit our office in the South Shore of Lake Tahoe or give us a call!


Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you and we wish you and yours a wonderful New Year full of health, happiness and goodwill.




Deb Howard

Owner/Broker/Realtor CA. /NV. RSPS, e-PRO, CRS, TRC