The Green Sheet | November 2020

Echelberger Group


Buyers Find Incredible Value, Low Inventory in Talega

In my nearly 20 years of selling homes and writing Green Sheet articles in Talega, I have never seen a market so starved for inventory. As I write this, there are only four condos and six single-family homes for sale, with two available for lease. There are no homes for sale in Talega under $1,195,000, which is incredibly hard to believe. Before the pandemic hit, there was a strong migration of sellers moving out of the larger homes, downsizing, and wanting to be closer to city life. Talega was struggling with year-over-year value increases, which was hard to explain to both owners and incoming buyers. Talega had many years of 0 to 1% year-over-year growth while other communities experienced 4 to 8% growth.
There are a couple of reasons why the community was struggling with values. Talega was established during the era of Tuscany-style homes, with a selection of older-style floorplans that are more compartmentalized, closed off to the backyard, and featuring little to no covered outdoor living areas. Even if a home was built in Spanish or Mediterranean style, owners would change the landscape, interior design and furnishings to reflect a Tuscan style.
To learn more about the current Talega real estate market, check out this month’s GREEN sheet!
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