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Fun Facts Record Increase Home builders have experienced their largest-ever increase in building costs so far in 2021. This is according to the latest Producer Price Index report.   Year to date, building costs are up 14.5%.  This amount tops the previous record of 7.1% which occurred in 2008. Specific materials which have seen significant increases include lumber, drywall and […]
Blog 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, […]
Blog 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 there are […]
Blog Seller Facts Here are some fun facts about recent home sellers. This research comes from the National Association of Realtors survey of home buyers and sellers: 10 years = the average time recent home sellers have lived in their home. This number has remained essentially unchanged for the last ten years. From 1987 to 2007 the average […]
Blog 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 amount a […]
Blog No Inventory? One misconception about today’s market is that there is ‘no inventory.’ Actually, there are numerous new listings that hit the market each month. It just so happens that they tend to sell quickly. The numbers show the number of new listings that came on the market in September closely equate to the number of sales […]
Blog 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 activity, shows […]
Blog With a “T” One of the reasons we are so confident about the long-term health of the market is because of the equity that exists in peoples’ homes today. Because there is so much equity, there are very few homeowners who are ‘underwater’ with a loan that is more than the actual value of the property. According to […]
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Blog 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 leading up […]
Blog Tracking Change The market is changing. The change is slight, not drastic. Both potential sellers and potential buyers need to know that the pace of the market has slowed since the Spring. Here is one way we track this change… A review of the August numbers shows the pace of sales in each of our Front Range […]
Blog Population Math The brand new Census data has just been released and it is fascinating! Colorado’s population now sits just below 6 million people at 5.773 million.  Just 20 years ago it was 4.301 million. Northern Colorado is booming and now has 688,047 in Larimer and Weld Counties.  It grew by 135,592 people in just ten years.  […]
Blog 100 / 90 / 60 As you’ve probably heard, prices have gone up quite a bit along the Front Range. Low interest rates, strong demand, lower supply, and a healthy local economy are all contributing to increased prices. It may interest you to see exactly how much prices have increased since one year ago in the markets where we have […]
Blog A List Not Made Us Coloradoans are used to making many top-10 lists. Whether it be best place to live, best place to retire, best place to raise a family, or best place to own real estate, you can usually find a Colorado town or two on these types of lists. But, here’s one we didn’t make… The 10 […]
Blog Listing Averages While a lot of attention has been paid to increasing sales prices along the Front Range, it is also interesting to look at the average price of properties currently listed for sale. Did you know, for instance, that the average list price of all the properties currently for sale in Metro Denver is $887,000. Meanwhile, […]
Blog 2 to 3 Along the Front Range we have gone from two weeks of inventory to three weeks. For much of the Spring, there was only two weeks of inventory on the market in most areas. Meaning, it would only take 14 days to sell all of the homes currently for sale. Now, because the pace of sales has slightly […]
Blog Double Up Here’s an interesting stat based on the most recent U.S. Census. (although you won’t be surprised to hear this) Since 1990, Colorado’s rate of population growth is double the Nation’s rate of population growth. Here are the numbers since 1990: 30.3% growth in the U.S. 62.3% growth in Colorado So, the Nation grows at roughly […]
Blog Inventory Uptick We are noticing a trend that is very good news for buyers. Inventory has been increasing over the last month which means that buyers now have more properties to consider. Just in the last week, the number of homes for sale has increased: 13% in Larimer County 12% in Weld County 11% in Metro Denver […]
Blog Local Nuances “All markets are local” is a commonly used phrase in real estate. This adage is proving to be true as we notice slight changes recently in the market. Bottom line, the market, in some locations, is not behaving exactly like it did even 30 days ago. Properties that perhaps would have received 10 or more […]
Blog High Average If you watch the weekly statistics that we produce and post on social media, a number that might be jumping off the screen at you is the average price. Specifically, it is the percentage increase in average price versus last year that is striking. We are commonly asked ‘how could average prices increase 20% to […]
Blog Colorado Ranking Here’s the latest from one of our favorite data sources – the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA). They track home prices across the Country and produce a quarterly Home Price Index report. It is not uncommon to find Colorado near the top of the list for year over year price growth. The latest report has […]