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Colorado Real Estate Why List Now     Why does it make sense to list a home now?  Shouldn’t I wait until the Spring? These are legitimate questions we hear occasionally from our clients. It turns out there are several good reasons to list a home in December or January instead of waiting for April or May. The first reason is […]
Fun Facts Zillow’s Shut Down On Wednesday Zillow announced the shut down of its iBuying program because of mounting financial losses and increasing complexity in the real estate market. The goal of this program was to buy properties directly from Sellers and then re-sell them for a profit. Before looking at the interesting facts and numbers associated with this news, […]
Colorado Real Estate Average Prices Average Prices It’s true, average prices have increased substantially over the last year. Would you have guessed that Weld County has seen the largest increase along the Front Range? The specific numbers are below. As you look at the numbers, it is important to remember that average prices have increased because of appreciation and because […]
Colorado Real Estate In Perspective In Perspective Let’s put today’s home prices in perspective. Appreciation has been significant over the last 18 months.  Some people are wondering if it can last and if there might be a housing bubble. There are two ways to look at prices.  One way is in absolute terms.  This is simply looking at the dollar […]
Colorado Real Estate Friday Fun Facts Slight Increase A review of the September market stats shows a slight increase in inventory along the Front Range. The way we currently measure inventory is in days. Meaning, at the current pace of sales, how many days would it take to sell all of the inventory currently for sale. The results, based on September’s […]
Fun Facts Lumber Prices Finally Coming Down Lower Lumber Lumber prices are becoming more normal again. After soaring this Spring to record levels, they have lowered back to near pre-pandemic levels. The current price for 1000 board feet of lumber is $577.  This is 62% below the price this past May when it reached an all-time high of $1,515. In the years […]
Colorado Real Estate Drastically Different Real Estate Market Recently it seems there are many attempted comparisons being made between today’s real estate market and the 2006-2007 market. It seems that people fear a repeat of what happened to the market in 2008 and 2009. Buyers, understandably, want to make smart decisions and don’t want to buy in advance of any downturn. The reality is […]
Fun Facts Enormous Equity Hot off the press is the Core Logic Homeowner Equity Report.  This is their quarterly look at what is happening with homeowners’ equity across the country. Here are the staggering numbers coming out of their research: Collectively, U.S. homeowners with mortgages have realized a $1.5 Trillion gain in equity over the last 12 months. Only […]
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Fun Facts Friday Fun Facts Inverted Typically, in the Front Range Market, the number of new listings will exceed the number of closings on a monthly basis. Meaning, the amount of properties that hit the market in a given month will be higher than the amount of properties that sell in that month. It is normal to have the ‘inflow’ exceed […]
Fun Facts Faster Real Estate Transactions Here’s something true about today’s market.  Properties are selling fast. Compared to one year ago, the number of days it takes for a property to sell is significantly lower. The industry term is “Days on Market” or DOM. DOM is way down. Here is the comparison of May 2020 versus May 2019: Metro Denver down 22% […]
Colorado Real Estate Another Real Estate Meltdown? This week our Chief Economist took a deep dive into the numbers to examine the current health crisis versus the housing crisis of 2008. The reason why?  People wonder if we are going to have another housing meltdown nationally and going to see foreclosures and short sales dramatically increase. It turns out that the numbers […]
Fun Facts Will there be a real estate crash?   Why No Crash This week we hosted our clients and friends for a special online event with our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Matthew talked about a variety of topics that are on people’s mind right now including home values. Matthew sees no evidence that home values will crash and actually sees signs that they […]
Colorado Real Estate Millennial Buyers Millennials often get a bad rap.  One of the myths about Millennials is that they don’t own homes and will be renters forever. Not true!  Especially on the Front Range of Colorado. Based on research by our very own Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, Millennials make up a significant percentage of all home buyers in Metro […]
Fun Facts Two Counties – Larimer and Weld   This is a Tale of Two Counties. When it comes to new home activity, there is a big difference between Larimer and Weld Counties. Larimer County’s new home starts are down 10% and new home closings are down 15% compared to last year. Weld County’s new home starts are up 18% and new home […]
Colorado Real Estate Add to Your Net Worth! It’s no surprise that for just about every homeowner, their real estate represents the largest portion of their net worth. Check out these numbers from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances: Median Net Worth in the U.S. = $97,300 Median Net Worth of a Renter = $5,200 Median Net Worth of a Homeowner = $231,400
Blog Price Reduced Some fascinating research from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors… 37% of properties that sold last month along the Front Range had a price reduction at some point during the listing period. Property owners who have to reduce their price take an average of 58 days to receive an offer. Those who don’t have to […]
Colorado Real Estate Rate Bounce Rates hit near-historic lows this week and are now at 3.49% for a 30-year mortgage. There have only been two other times in history when rates have been this low- April 2013 and October 2016. It’s interesting to see what happened soon after bottoming out these last two times. In April of 2013 rates hit […]
Colorado Real Estate How’s the Market in NOCO? Here are some observations we have about the market right now: Inventory is up, price reductions are up, the length of time to sell a home is up Seller concessions are more prevalent Sellers are more willing to accept contingent offers (especially in higher price ranges) If a home doesn’t sell within a week, it […]
Colorado Real Estate Market Update More homes for sale! Given how active our market is today and has been over the last few years, many people assume that virtually every home with a “For Sale” sign in the front yard is already under contract.   They are surprised to learn that, in most cases, the “For Sale” sign does indeed represent a home that […]
Colorado Real Estate Still appreciating – just slower The Latest Here’s the latest from the Federal Housing Finance Authority’s report on price appreciation.  They track 241 markets across the country.  These are the one-year price growth numbers for the Colorado cities on their list: Boulder = 6.14% Colorado Springs = 9.18% Denver = 6.97% Fort Collins = 6.43% Greeley = 7.06% So, even […]