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Interest Rate Might Let Some Back into the Market

To ease the minds of prospective homebuyers hearing the news of a three-quarter interest Rate hike, CAR Spokesperson Matthew Leprino had an explanation. He said some of the increase was already figured into mortgage rates, which had gone above 6% before the Fed made the announcement and had decreased a small amount the next day. “…as these changes occur, the...

Stanley Cup Win Reminiscent of 2001, Housing Prices Aren’t

According to Denver’s Housing Authority stats from 2001, median-home prices were $233,160, which is also the last time the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup. Fast forward to 2021’s hockey championship season, CAR’s May Market Trends report shows the statewide median price is $600,0000. In 2001, Nokia-brand cell phones were popular, and Apple produced its first-ever iPod. https://www.denverpost.com/2022/06/13/colorado-avalanche-stanley-cup-2001-pop-culture/ ...

May Market Trends Report Brings Price Reductions and Lower Average Sale Price

Colorado REALTORS® noticed a new turn in CAR’s Market Trends: “I think we hit a peak in late March or early April,” said Aurora REALTOR® and CAR Spokesperson Sunny Banka, who is getting about 25 emails a day about home price reductions. “What I’m paying attention to is how drastically the average price has changed,” said Denver REALTOR® and CAR...

Colorado Sees Home Inventory Growth Despite State’s Affordability Index

The Colorado Affordability Index, made available by CAR, showed a record low of 52 points out of 100. The index compares the median wage for workers to the median home price.  A buyer with a median wage would need to supplement their income by about 48% to afford a home. “Affordability is far beyond what the local population can support,”...

Rising interest rates and inflation fears help pump the brakes on housing market pushing inventories higher and keeping median pricing flat

https://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/ ENGLEWOOD, CO – Buyer trepidation fueled by rising interest rates and inflation fears continued to contribute to an improving bottom line for housing inventory and helped keep median pricing relatively flat across the seven-county Denver-metro area and in markets statewide, according to the May 2022 Market Trends Housing Report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. New listings for single-family homes and...

Black Coloradoans Still Have Harder Path to Homeownership

According to the recent NAR report on the homeownership gap, only 43% of Black Americans can afford to buy a typical home, compared with 63% of white Americans and 54% of Hispanics. In Colorado, about 48% of white residents can afford to buy a typical home while 30% of Black and 32% of Latino people could afford homes here. CAR Market...

‘Functional Zero’ Homeless Veteran Status Achieved in Fremont County

There are fewer than three veterans experiencing homelessness on any given night in Fremont County, thanks in part to a designation they received from Built for Zero, Community Solutions. The designation helped homeless organizations in the county expand their services. Some of the risk factors for homelessness are scarce and expensive housing. The median sales price for a home in...

Stats Show the Entire State’s Home Sale Prices Mirror City Prices

CAR's April Market Trends Report shows that interest rates are curbing the number of offers on homes. However, prices are staying about the same, and now the state and metro area median home prices are almost the same. Statewide, the median price is $600,000, versus $660,000 in the seven-county metro area. According to CAR Spokesperson Sunny Banka of Aurora, "We are...

Bumps in inventory and interest rates give some homebuyers hope and a window of opportunity while others are priced out as the median price for a single-family Colorado home hits a record $600,000

Despite challenges, REALTORS® across the state share signs of hope for more balance in the near future https://coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/ ENGLEWOOD, CO – Rising interest rates and seasonal growth in inventory have given some potential homebuyers a little larger window of opportunity while others have decided to take a step back from the homebuying search as their dollars just don’t go as far, according to the April...

REALTORS®️ Predict $1M Average is on the Horizon

CAR spokespeople are guessing when metro area average sales prices will hit the $1M mark. Matthew Leprino of Denver used CAR’s Market Trends to make his prediction. “With only an 8.84% increase required for the average to top $1 million,” he said, “at the current monthly rate of monthly appreciation at 3.2%, we will reach that milestone as we celebrate...