Autumn is in the Air

Jon Paul LeavesWe are into the season of Autumn for sure, the wind is blowing and the sky is cloudy.  With this season comes the serious real estate buyers.  Typically this time of year is my busiest.  To verify that statement, I searched the volume of sold listings in 2012 Summer verses Autumn and see that the sales of single family residences were up nearly 10% Summer over Fall.  This year’s Summer season the number of sold single family properties was 221.  I’ll check to see what this Autumn’s sales numbers come in when Winter arrives.  This is a trend I’ve noticed during my 26 years in the industry.  Seems like you all come to Tahoe to enjoy the Summer season but when school starts up again and it’s not so busy, you’re more focused on the business of finding your own piece of Tahoe.  It’s much easier to get around when the traffic has diminished and your trips have a singular mission.  This season is my favorite here in Tahoe with the mosquitos long gone, the sun lower in the sky showing off the contours of the mountains in the shadows and the changing of the Aspen leaves from green to gold.  The typically calm days are great for paddling on the Lake and the increased moisture settling the dust on the trails is also great for hikers and bikers alike.  Yup, this is a great time to get business done, but don’t be so singly focused that you can’t get out on the Lake and the trails, but do some and get your piece of the Lake Tahoe Life.  This photo was taken by my friend Jon Paul and shared with his permission, www.jonpaulgallery.com.