One less Douglas home sold in 2013 than 2012 |

One less Douglas home sold in 2013 than 2012

Staff report

Douglas home sales were essentially flat during 2013, with one fewer home be sold than in 2012, according to figures released by the Douglas County Assessor.

Overall, 2013 saw 805 home sales, just one fewer than in 2012, and nowhere near the peak of 1,306 in 2004.

Home sales in Carson Valley dipped in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to county figures.

There were 170 homes sold during the quarter, down from the same quarters in 2012 and 2011. The median and average sales prices were up over those years to $246,500 and $271,550 respectively.

Of the homes sold last year, 739 were older than five years.

In all 60 Carson Valley homes were sold the same year they were built, and nine that were built in 2012 were sold.

In all 142 homes were sold at Lake Tahoe during 2013, 21 more than in 2012. The median sales price was $632,000. The average sale price was $1.058 million.

The division of assets between Park Cattle Co. and Edgewood Companies meant a new entry to the list of top 10 largest assessed values in the county. The top 10 property owners account for 7.9 percent of the county’s total assessed valuation of $2.66 billion.

Caesar’s Entertainment remains the top assessed property owner with $80.4 million or slightly more than 3 percent of the total.

Park Cattle Co. came in second with $32.7 million.