The Pulse – September 2014

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Commentary: In spite of the effects of low inventory (homes currently for sale in the MLS System) the Metro Denver real estate market continues to show strength in valuation, although total sales have declined slightly.  There were 6.1% less homes sold in August of 2014 than in the same month of 2013, although the average […]

Denver Market Update for April, 2014

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Home sale prices have increased dramatically since last March, whereas only 18% of the sales were in the $400-$499 price range, this year 34% of the sold homes have been in that price range. The National average inventory is showing just over 5 months, but Metro Denver is just over 2 months.  The major stumbling […]

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 – February 2014

Commentary: As we enter 2014, many are predicting a strong real estate market. The most significant brake on the local market will be a lack of inventory, which will be true in most major markets around the country. Resale inventory at the end of January 2014 with only 7,832 active listings, some 9,000 units less […]

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 […]

Denver Real Estate Market Graphs for October, 2013

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Over 1/2 of all homes priced under $400K are selling in every 30 day period. As the year draws toward a close, the days on market are increasing slightly, but no where near a buyers market. The Average Sold price is holding steady, but expect a normal decline in January. Active inventory exceeded 2012 for […]

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 […]

Denver Real Estate Market Graphs for September, 2013

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Status Quo except for an increase of activity in the 1 -2 M price range. Inventory will remain low during the winter months, but will begin to increase in the spring, at least to 2012 levels. Sales volume remains strong, well ahead of previous years,with only a slight decline in prices. Detached homes prices are […]

Denver Real Estate Market Graphs for August, 2013

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Remains a sellers market below $800,000 The Average price has begun the normal seasonal decline, but the decline is minimal to date. Inventory should begin the seasonal decline before an expected upward swing next March. Closings remain high, pointing to the best sales year in the past half decade. Days on market increased from the […]

Denver Housing Market Update for August, 2013

Denver Market Update for August 2013

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 […]

Denver Real Estate Market Graphs for July, 2013

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By price, most of the market under $900K is a seller’s market. While inventory has crept up to 10K units, Metro Denver has an inventory shortage. Sales continue to outpace the past 5 years for any given month. The average sold price peaked in June, and is now in the normal seasonal decline. In many […]

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 […]

Denver Real Estate Market Graphs for June, 2013

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The 1 to 2 million $$ market has really come to life in the past 90 days. The average is sale price is now at the previous 2006 peak. In many cases, time on market is measured in hours, not days. While the available inventory is peaking as is normal for the summer months, the […]

Denver Housing Market Update for June, 2012

Denver Market Update for 2013