“I thought the market was cooling off, so why are prices still going up?”
This is a frequent question we hear from our clients.
They are understandably confused by the fact that average prices have continued to rise at a rapid pace even though sales activity is slower than what it was 6 months ago.
Bottom line, they want to know why prices are up along the Front Range anywhere from 12% to 17% compared to last year.
Firstly, we don’t expect this pace of price appreciation to continue. What we foresee is price growth going back to the long term average of 5% to 6% per year.
The reason why we still see double-digit growth comes down to two words. Supply and Demand.
Supply, while higher than a year ago, is still relatively low.
Also, demand, while lower than a year ago, is still relatively high.
The market is still healthy, just not as frantic as it was.
Properties are still selling, but bidding wars and multiple offers have mostly gone away.
Sellers remain in a strong position, but they face more competition than before.