TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE AND THE WEATHER IN TRUCKEE, CA….that seems to be all that the locals are talking about. It makes sense when you think about it. Truckee is a resort town so the bulk of our commerce comes from second homeowners and the ski industry. How long has it been since we have had a really really good storm? It seems to me it was back in October, 2011 when we got a huge dump of snow and all started bracing ourselves for what we thought would be a repeat of the winter of 2010-2011.
Today I look out of my window at the office and it looks like Spring. We all know March and April could be turn around months for us, but as far as the local economy, the season is lost. But, we could certainly use any sort of precipitation so believe me, rain or snow is much better than shine!! By the way, I always check with the Northstar Weather Blog to see what the upcoming forecast looks like.
And what about the Truckee real estate? Our inventory is so low it is difficult to give a buyer a lot of choices. The short sales and the bank owned properties are discouraging any standard sale from coming on the market unless a seller really needs to move on. For a second homeowner seller, that urgency might not be there. So if he or she can wait, of course that is what they will do. Surprisingly, the market is definitely picking up. I had multiple offers last week on a listing and received over list because it seemed over the President’s Weekend a lot of buyers who weren’t skiing decided with such fantastic prices they better get into the game and find a house. But for the one buyer that got the deal, there is another buyer who didn’t and is looking with not much to choose from. So to any potential sellers out there in the Truckee real estate area, give me a call! We need more listings!!
Dinny Evans, Realtor