The Pulse – May 2014

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Commentary: The Metro Denver real estate market is still experiencing the effects of low inventory. There were 3.8% less homes sold in April of 3014 than in the same month of 2013, but the average price increased by 7.2% for April year over year and the median price by 8.20%.  Less sales, higher prices.  Metro […]

The Pulse – April 2014

Commentary: Having predicted a strong real estate market in 2014, we now have to consider just what we mean by the word “strong”.  Sold listings were down in March from the previous year by 13%, but the average price increased by 5.28%, and the median price by 8.21%.  Less sales, higher prices. The most significant […]

The Pulse – November 2013

Commentary – Resale inventory began it’s annual regression in August, but picked up again in September, providing strong October sales, and now available inventory is still weak.   Interest rates have stabilized for the moment around 4.25%,  still extraordinarily low in relation to the mortgage rate history, but the specter of increasing rates is still the […]

The Pulse-Denver Real Estate and Economy for October, 2013

Commentary – Resale inventory began it’s annual regression  in August but, with the seasonal slowing, available inventory is somewhat less critical.   Interest rates have stabilized for the moment around 4.25%,  still extraordinarily low in relation to mortgage rate history, but the specter of increasing rates is still the caution for 2014, which, along with an […]

The Pulse-Denver Real Estate and the Economy for August 2013

Commentary – The lack of inventory eased again in July and, with the seasonal slowing, available inventory is somewhat less critical. While the available published inventory is very low, there continues to be verifiable instances of properties being sold inside brokerages without being made available to the general market.  As we are concerned here with […]

The Pulse- Denver Real Estate and the Economy for July, 2013

Commentary – The lack of inventory eased again in June, but remains critical. Maybe. While the available published inventory is very low, there continues to be verifiable instances of properties being sold inside brokerages without being made available to the general market.  As we are concerned here with the public data, the only comment is […]

The Pulse – Denver Real Estate & the Economy for June, 2013

Commentary -  The lack of inventory eased somewhat in May, but remains critical. Maybe. While the available published inventory is very low, there continues to be verifiable instances of properties being sold inside brokerages without being made available to the general market.  As we are concerned here with the public data, the only comment is […]

The Pulse – Denver Real Estate & the Economy for May 2013

Commentary -  The inventory problem has become critical. Maybe. While the available published inventory is very low, there are increasing suspicions that many properties are being sold inside brokerages without being made available to the market.  This column will not concern itself with that phenomenon, as we are concerned here with the public data. Interest […]

The Pulse- Denver Real Estate and Economy for April, 2013

Commentary -  The inventory problem is becoming critical. Maybe. While the available published inventory is very low, there are increasing suspicions that many properties are being sold inside brokerages without being made available to the market.  This column will not concern itself with that phenomenon, as we are concerned here with the public data. Interest […]

The Pulse-Denver Real Estate and Economy for March, 2013

Commentary -  There is very little change since February in the  Metro Denver Real Estate market.  Interest rates decreased ever so slightly since early February, but not so potential home buyers would be affected. 92.6%% of those that want a job have one. While builders increased their starts by over 50% from 2012,  building material […]

The Pulse – Denver Real Estate and Economy for January, 2013

Commentary As we enter 2013, the Metro Denver economic news remains positive, with 2012 year over year averages improving in almost every category over 2011 and for the preceding 3 years.  The 2013 real estate market outlook remains strong, but external factors could change the picture.  The so-called fiscal cliff came and went, with more […]

The Pulse – Denver Real Estate and Economy for December 2012

Commentary For most of 2012 the commentary has been generally positive, with year over year averages improving in almost every category over 2011 and for the preceding 3 years.  The 2013 real estate market outlook remains strong, but, external factors could change the picture.  The so-called “Fiscal #%&@#” could affect the real estate market, as […]

Denvers Real Estate and Economic Update for November, 2012

Commentary The current real estate/economic picture in Denver remains positive for the individual home seller in the lower price ranges, but has become very stressful for buyers, especially in the prices ranges under $500,000.  Sellers are often receiving multiple offers, and many properties are receiving bids in excess of asking price, often in the first […]

Denver Market Pulse for October 2012

Key Economic Statistics The current real estate/economic picture in Denver remains positive for the individual home seller in the lower price ranges, but has become very stressful for buyers, especially in the prices ranges under $400,000.  Sellers are often receiving multiple offers, and many properties are receiving bids in excess of asking price, often in […]

The Market Pulse for July 2012

Key Economic Statistics The current real estate/economic picture in Denver remains positive for the individual home seller in the lower price ranges, but has become very stressful for buyers, especially in the prices ranges under $350,000.  Sellers are often receiving multiple offers, and many properties are receiving bids in excess of asking price, often in […]