Metro Denver Real Estate Market Report

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Denver Metro Housing Report for November 2016

Year-over-year average price of homes sold is up 9.96 percent to $398,588. However, the number of homes sold in October dropped 11.43 percent compared to last year, and the pace of new listings coming onto the market is slow with 9.87 percent fewer homes year over year. Notably, 2016 represents a new record low in listings for October with 6,731, compared to the previous low record in 2014 with 6,748 listings. From 1985 to 2015, average active listings for October is 16,615. For comparison, the record high October was 2006 with 29,722 listings.

 

“With election season coming to an end, an important question we face is how it will affect the metro Denver housing market.” said Steve Danyliw,

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September produced a seasonal slowdown, however indicators point to above-normal numbers of active listings.

According to the DMAR Market Trends Committee, these indicators combined with homebuyers anxious to lock-down low-interest rates could make for a hot real estate market heading into the fall.

“The beginning of fall typically ushers in two things - the Rockies being officially eliminated from post-season play, and the number of homes sold in the Denver real estate market tapering off after a blistering hot summer,” said Anthony Rael, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent. “Having said that, this fall could still shape up to be the hottest home market in the last decade." 

As the DMAR Market Trends

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While home prices experienced a slight dip in Metro Denver, overall trends show boom in appreciation values since 2014. 

The average and median sold prices of homes both slowed down from the previous month, with appreciation slipping 1.41 percent to $404,160 and 0.46 percent to $350,000, respectively. While home prices had a slight decline month over month, Denver-area has experienced a 23 percent boom in average home appreciation values year to date in the past 24 months. 

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“The thrill of victory and agony of defeat are easily interchangeable between sports and real estate,” said Anthony Rael, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent. “As the past twenty-four

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What will the Denver Real Estate market do as we head into fall and winter of 2016? I write a blog post about the market with the change of each season since the Denver market has become so seasonal. I've heard lots of talk around my office of how slow the market is right now and when we hear this, it's easy to freak out and think the market is slowing and perhaps a bubble is about to burst. But we have to remember that for the past four years, this exact same slow down has occurred in August and September and by next spring, the craziness we have gotten used to will return. To better understand the market, let's look at these very informative numbers courtesy Megan Aller with Land Title here in Denver.

As you can see, the number of active listings

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Buyers feel relief with price improvements and an abundance of listings. 

In July, for the entire residential market (single family and condos), there were decreases in nearly every category, including new listings, homes sold, average and median sold prices and overall sales volume. The only category showing an increase was active listings, up 9.89 percent compared to the month prior. 

 

“Who needs a national political convention for entertainment when we get to experience the Denver Metro real estate market?” said Anthony Rael, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent. “July was an interesting month overall as so many seasonal factors converged, pushing nearly every statistical category into the red

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June was a record-setting month for 2016!

We set yearly records for active listings, new listings, days on market, average sold price, median sold price, number sold, and sold volume. Since 2005, Denver has seen an average increase in listings of 4.2% from May to June. This year, however, listings increased 24.4% - a big jump compared to the past 11 years!

 

Since 1985, June represents the high water mark for active listings 19% of the time, compared to July and August, which represent the high water mark 26% of the time. We are starting to see signs of a much needed market correction and a market plateau may be on the horizon. Denver County is the #1 county in Colorado – and #7 county in the nation – for inbound migration.

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What is the cost of waiting to buy a Denver home? This is a blog that I try to do twice a year and every time I write it, I think there is no way these numbers will come to fruition. But every time I've written it, the projected average price for a Denver single family home has always met or exceeded the projection and I don't expect it to be any different this time.

Based on job growth, the number of people moving to Denver, lack of inventory and sustained demand, it looks like the average price for a home in May of 2017 will be pushing $500K, right around $491,606. This is an incredible increase and evidence that we are not in a bubble and even more reason why it's still a great time to buy in Denver. 

 

I wish I could take credit for these

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Homes on the market hit a new record low for the month of May at 5,463 active listings.

As reference, the average number of active listings in the month of May is 16,981 (1985-2015). The record high May was in 2006 with 30,457 listings, and the record low May was 2015 with 5,657.

“Ongoing inventory shortages are now spreading across the country,” said Anthony Rael, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent. “And here we are setting yet another new record low for inventory in May.”  

While active listings are only down 3.43 percent year over year, this is the time of year when inventory grows until the market hits its peak in August and September according to Rael.

He comments, “If things continue at this

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Compared to the previous month, the metro-Denver residential real estate market experienced increases in virtually every category including active listings, new listings, homes under contract, homes sold and closed, and overall sales volume. While the average and median sales prices were also up in April, it was only a two percent and 1.45 percent increase respectively.

“Close your eyes and imagine the opening chords to the Rolling Stone's song 'Start Me Up' and it will surely do two things – put a smile on your face and get you pumped up!” said Anthony Rael, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent. “Our Spring real estate market gives me that feeling because it is off to a great start as evidenced by

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The Spring Market Has Officially Arrived, Along With Fresh Inventory.

For the entire residential market last month, active listings, new listings, homes under contract, and homes sold showed double-digit month-over-month gains. The total sales volume is up 11.93 percent year to date to $3.87 billion.

“Spring has sprung and the Denver-area is bursting with activity,” said Anthony Rael, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent. “I’m quite certain homebuyers and my fellow REALTORS® are growing tired of hearing about our lack of housing inventory, so it’s with great pleasure that I share that this month’s market trends report is filled with an abundance of positive news.”  

Digging into the numbers, for the entire

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