Lakefront Market Statistics for Clear Lake

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If you’re interested in looking at the sales performance for stick-built Lakefront properties on Clear Lake in Lake County California then take a look at the data comparison that I have prepared for 2015 and 2016 sold lakefront residential property. I removed listings that were improperly listed as lakefront and here is what I found between the past two years. Fewer lakefront homes sold in 2016 than in 2015 but the average price went up slightly. Some areas did better than others. Overall the highest lakefront sales came out of the Buckingham Park Community while the lowest priced Lakefront sales which were mostly small cabins came from Jago Bay and the Eastlake areas. The higher priced luxury homes that had boat-lifts where from Buckingham Park and Paradise Cove areas.

As of January 13th 2017 there are 24 active lakefront homes on the market ranging in price from $185K to $950K.   If you’re happy with a mobile or manufactured home on the lake there are a few of them ranging in price from $155K to $354K.

I have a couple simple search tabs already set up for you to find lakefront property under and over $300,000 on my search page. Look along the right hand side of that page to find the links. Here is a link to jump to the search page

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Year               LF Homes Sold           Avg Price       Highest Price                        Lowest Price

2015                          50                               $437,418           $995,000                                   $87,000

2016                           22                              $453,386          $1,125000                                 $175,000

Buckingham Park                           Avg Price       Highest Price                        Lowest Price

2015                           6                                $816,083       $995,000                                     $525,000

2016                           7                                $698,571       $1,125,000                                   $345,000

East Lake,   ( Clearlake, Clearlake Park & Windflower Point )

2015                           15                             $380,945         $699,000                                 $125,000

2016                           13                            $340,260         $550,000                                  $175,000

Paradise Cove                                  Avg Price       Highest Price                        Lowest Price

2015                           2                            $607,500           $790,000                                    $425,000

2016                           1                           $900,000           $900,000                                    $900,000

Lakeport                                           Avg Price          Highest Price                        Lowest Price

2015                           4                           $474,250              $625,000                                   $357,000

2016                           2                           $451,500              $470,000                                   $433,000

North Shore (Nice, Lucerne, Upper Lake)

2015                           7                           $382,133              $405,000                                    $140,000

2016                           2                           $522,000             $599,000                                    $445,000

The data provided herein is based on information from the California Regional MLS as of Jan. 1, 2015.  Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.  The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.  To get comparative market information about your home or neighborhood contact me at 707-536-7858.

Happy New Year to All!

Happy New Year 2017

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Magnificent Lakefront and Incredible Lakeview Property

On nearly 2 acres in Soda Bay!   Enjoy the north and westerly views of Clear Lake!   200 lineal feet of lakefront.  Huge pebbly beach.  Privacy without being too far from town and places to shop. Perfect place to have a seaplane.  $645,000    MLS#LC16726708

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Saving Mount Seiglar during the Valley Fire in 2015

SOLD! Heavenly Lake Views on the North Face on Mount Konocti.


SOLD! Great Lakefront Property in Soda Bay

SOLD!  This is a great buy for having lakefront.

Finding Great Coffee in Lake County, California

Where do you go for a good cup of Joe in Lake County you ask?  Well ask a coffee addict. I have been a coffee addict since the late 70s when I joined the Navy. Back then there were none of the fun posh coffee shops offering coffee drinks like latte’s, espressos and other exotic blends. I had to drink Navy coffee which tasted like it was filtered through someone’s dirty sock but I managed to develop a taste for it and I needed the caffeine to stay awake and be alert during long patrols at sea. Thankfully times have changed and now you can find fun coffee shops all over the country.

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Studebakers in Kelseyville

Itzia Rico and Alejandra at Studebakers

Itzia Rico and Alejandra at Studebakers.  Several movies were filmed in this coffee shop including Sherman’s Way and Twixt.

When I lived in the Bay Area I was a Peets Coffee regular but now that I live in Lake County I’m proud to say that you can find an incredibly good cup of Joe in almost every community in the county.

Andrea Williams

Riviera Common Grounds,  Indoors or Outdoors always a relaxing place to go.

Riviera Common Grounds - Andrea Williams

Riviera Common Grounds – Andrea Williams

The thing I like most about our small privately owned coffee shops are the friendly and cheerful coffee baristas that greet you every morning. We have all types of coffee houses offering a wide variety of coffee drinks and social atmospheres.


It’s not so much the place as it is the people. Michelle always has a smile and something very pleasant to say. Great place to stop for a cheerful cup of Joe at  Konocti Coffee Shop in Soda Bay.



Konocti Coffee in Soda Bay

Many have areas where you can sit indoors or outdoors and many have internet access via wifi so you can relax for a while and catch up on emails or surf the net or put all the silly technology down and simply enjoy the social atmosphere.

If you’re in a hurry no worries, we have a few nice drive-through coffee stops that can take care of that caffeine fit.   Try Jitter Bean in Lakeport.

Jitter Bean Girls

Jitter Bean Girls

Jitter Bean Coffee Co.

Jitter Bean Coffee Co. Drive through Coffee

Mountain High Coffee in Cobb is in the Meadows Springs Shopping Center is a relaxing place to visit with a great reading area inside and places to sit outside. Next door to Hardesters Market. P1010770_50

Mountain High Coffee in Cobb!


Mountain High is always a friendly place to visit.

Inside Mountain High Coffee shop.

Inside Mountain High Coffee shop.

If you’re heading along Hwy 20 you can stop at the Catfish Coffee House in Clearlake Oaks.  They offer great coffee and plenty of taste pastries and sandwiches.

Catfish Coffee House in Clearlake Oaks

Catfish Coffee House in Clearlake Oaks


I still have more to come with this blog because there are still more great places to have a cup of coffee in Clearlake, Middletown, Lower Lake and Hidden Valley Lake. Check back for more.


Lake County CTA – Certified Tourism Ambassador

I became a Lake County Certified Tourism Ambassador last Thursday, February 18th 2016. It’s a great program and for the first 200 non-government participants the cost is free. The program will help you become knowledgeable about points of interest in Lake County which can help you promote the county in a positive way to visitors. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is in frequent contact with visitors to our great area.…/lake-county-launches-certified-tou…/

Lake County Market Status for January 2016

January Median Sales Price Rises as Number of Sales Slows

LAKEPORT (Feb 18) – The Lake County Association of Realtors® (LCAOR) reported that the January median sales price of single family residences in Lake County rose 7.6% over like sales in December 2015. The January median sales price was $232,500 compared to $216,000 in December. The number of sales in January was 50 which was a 46.2% decrease from the 93 sales in December.

“It is not uncommon to see the number of sales dip in January,” commented Erin Woodward, 2016 LCAOR President. “People tend to be preoccupied with other matters in December and that is reflected in the January numbers. The fact that the median price increased over December’s has also been a pattern we have seen over the last few years.”

On a year over year basis, the number of sales increased 11% going from 45 in January 2015 to the 50 sales in January 2016. The January 2016 median price of $232,500 increased 46% over the January 2015 median sales price of $159,000.

Sales financed by cash accounted for 32% of the transactions which was up from 25.58% of the sales in December and virtually the same when compared to January 2015 sales. Conventional loans made up 36% of the sales, down from 53.5% of the sales in December 2015. However, FHA financed sales rose to 18% of the sales after financing 10.5% of the December sales.

On a statewide basis the California Association of Realtors (CAR) reported that existing, single family home sales totaled 383,670 in January, down 5.4% from December 2015 and up 8.8% from January 2015. The median sales price was $468,330 down 4.3% from December 2015 and up 9.2% from January 2015. CAR reported that the highest median price in the state was $1.17M in the City and County of San Francisco.


Lake County – January 2016
* Median price: $232,500
* Median days to sell: 78
* Units Sold: 50

Lake County – December 2015
* Median price: $216,000
* Median days to sell: 92
* Units Sold: 93

Lake County – January 2015
* Median price: $159,000
* Median days to sell: 112
* Units Sold: 45

Median Prices January 2016