#DenverMarketWatch 4/23/2018 #MondayMotivation What’s all this talk about supply? #HousingShortage

dollar-currency-money-us-dollar-47344.jpegWe’ve officially moved into a FOMO market!  There, I said it.  Fear of Missing Out has become rampant in Denver.  From Erie to Lone Tree, from Golden to Deer Trail, from RINO to SODO, sellers are smiling and buyers are FRUSTRATED.  This frustration has lead to all kinds of consequences.

Buyers missing out have signed new leases, decided to stay put and removed themselves from the market.  Other buyers have rallied family members, crowd funding and wedding registrations for down payment money and have jumped in with both feet.

But not so quickly!  Sellers have their own set of rules.  They are afraid of not being able to find a replacement in a reasonable time frame, moving twice and losing money.  PCO’s have become standard operating procedure.  (Post Closing Occupancy Agreements)  Denver is a market rife with anxiety on both sides of the transaction.

And just when you thought sellers were going to rush to the market and participate, Not So Fast!  Sellers are now looking at their current mortgage interest rate.  With rates approaching 5%, sellers are now saying, “Why would I give up my 3.5% interest rate?”

WOW, it’s complicated out there!  That’s why you need a professional by your side every step of the way.

New Listing (1615)  This is a strong number, but completely erased by the UCs below.
Back On Market (233)
Price Increase (135)
Price Decrease (708)
Under Contract (1851)  This is a very strong number exceeding new listings – absorbing recent supply upticks.
Withdrawn (164)
Leased (39)
Sold (1266)  This number is very close to the trend being set so far this spring.
Expired (183)

As you start to wander through this craziness, let us lead the way for you.  Let’s make sure you make well thought out decisions.  We’d be honored to have the opportunity to assist with your real estate needs and wants.

#MondayMotivation:  “The road that tells you the most about yourself is the one you’ve never been down.”


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#OffMarketListings #ComingSoon #DenverRealEstate #GreenwoodVillage

Every now and again, we have a listing or two that for one reason or another is not Active on the market.  This could be the result of the owner being not ready to show the property, repairs in progress, staging and incomplete market preparation.  Owners instruct us to start the “Buzz”, but they are not quite ready for the “Bite” of potential buyers stampeding their home.

Currently, we have two such properties.

  1.  7150 E. Berry Avenue Greenwood Village, CO 80111  As you can see, this is a large site in excess of 2 acres with front range views, and believe it or not, it is walking distance to the Orchard Light Rails Station.  Please contact us for a schedule on when showings will start.  It is listed at $1,600,000.IMG_0127
  2. Prairie Sky Place Lone Tree CO 80124  This lovely Berkeley Built Home in Lone Tree has a professionally finished basement, views onto The Bluffs Open Space and easy access to the Lone Tree Rec. Center.  At less than $800,000, when we have this active, it will go quickly! IMG_0128
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#DenverMarketWatch 4/16/2018 #SpringTimeintheRockies

imageGood Morning Everyone, this is what we’ve all been waiting for.  The spring selling season is upon us, and this market is bustin’ out!

With 1,554 New Listings and over 1,900 Under Contract Listings, we continue to see tight inventory and multiple offers.  The surplus of new listings from last week of 1,720 was gobbled up this week with 300 more under contract than last week.

New Listing (1554)
Back On Market (217)
Price Increase (148)
Price Decrease (707)
Under Contract (1923)  This is a really big number!
Withdrawn (135)
Leased (30)
Sold (1265)
Expired (161)

Let’s not underestimate the power in the fabric of this Denver Market.  The momentum in place here is really quite exciting.  No matter what we feed this market, it continues to want more.  This market is insatiable!  

Here’s the good news.  As we move further into the spring selling season, we should see more new listings.  We can’t wait to see how this unfolds, but we will be here each week keeping you up to date.  The excitement builds!

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#BasementFinish #Centennial

Centennial hosts free Basement Finish Workshop August 19!

All Centennial residents are invited to a FREE workshop to learn what it takes to tackle a basement finish project. This workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 19 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Centennial Civic Center located at 13133 E. Arapahoe Rd. Participants will learn about the permit

ting process, building code requirements and common pitfalls during the basement refinishing process. This workshop is hosted by the City of Centennial’s Building Division. For more information, contact the Centennial Building Division at 303.754.3312 or Shirley Berg at 303.263.7892.

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#DenverMarketWatch 4/9/2018 #WOW! Do we have supply? #SupplySide

As we move into week two of Q2 2018, there is possibly a trend starting that will be of great assisIMG_0060tance.  What’s that you ask?  Well, the answer is supply.  This week over last week, supply jumped by 700 new listings!

We have not observed one week this year where New Listings has exceeded Under Contract Listings, but this week we did.

What does this mean?  This means if we can keep this new pace of supply up over the long term, we could move into a more balanced market where buyers have a chance for a second showing before “All offers are due by…”.

New Listing (1720) This is a HUGE number!
Back On Market (217)
Price Increase (305)
Price Decrease (663)
Under Contract (1633) Chasing right behind new listings is the omnipresent demand!
Withdrawn (143)
Leased (31)
Sold (1340) Week after week, this continues to be very solid.  Not record pace, but close!
Expired (187)

With all this said and sprayed, the Denver Market remains healthy, it is trending upward in number of sales and price, but now for the first time in recent history, we may have supply which could ultimately grow this market even more…tc

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#DenverMarketWatch 4/2/2018 Q2 2018 Starts Now!

IMG_3698The market is complicated.  Buy – Don’t Buy.  Rent – Don’t Rent.  Sell – Don’t Sell.  You take a chance on that Dream Job, Dream House or You Name it!  No one can predict the future, but we can gather the facts, we can analyze them and we can charge ahead.

As Eleanor Roosevelt once said;  “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  If you have a dream live it, own it and make it happen…tc 2018

All humor aside, this morning our dreams are focused on the beginning of the second quarter of 2018.  As we begin, guess what?  We have had another slump in the number of new listings this week.  Was it Easter, was it Spring Break or was it just the market trying to tell us something?  The MLS data below is our window to the future.

New Listing (1037)  This is down over 300 from last week!
Back On Market (184)
Price Increase (90)
Price Decrease (497)  This is very telling!
Under Contract (1611)  This is about equal to last week.  Realtors working through the holiday!  
Withdrawn (97)
Leased (34)
Sold (1460)  This is down 300 from last week.
Expired (294)

Long story short, we have less than one months supply of resale inventory.

This week, I’m going to take you down a road less traveled.  Price Decreases have risen significantly over the last few weeks (As you can see above), and they are becoming a leading indicator.  Have we reached to far with our List Prices?  Have we tapped into affordability too much?  Time will tell, but for now, let’s keep an eye on this one.  What’s your opinion?

Let’s discuss what’s ahead of us.  Interest Rates will become a more pressing issue if they continue to rise.  Household Income is expanding, but will it be enough to keep the housing price momentum churning upward?  As they say on #MotleyFool, are you a Buy, Sell or Hold?

I believe homeownership is about achieving a goal, realizing a dream and becoming part of a community that is bigger than yourself.  Those factors alone make homeownership more than an investment, it is a way of life.  If you want to live the dream, let’s talk.  It’s a good life!


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Happy Easter!

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My Town Cryer Denver Market Watch | March 2018

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Denver, the most expensive housing market between the two coasts, hit an important milestone in February. For the first time ever, the average price of a home topped $500,000. Read More >>
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Is the Denver-housing market approaching a tipping point? A national study says buyers need a salary of $80,000 to buy a typical home in the Denver area.

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If you are getting a new mortgage your phone may ring and out-of-the-blue you will get what seems to be a better deal. But be careful. Often these so-called “trigger leads” are scams.

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#DENVERMARKETWATCH 3/26/2018 Q1 End Report

IMG_0045In any market, perspective is important.  What was, What is and What will be.  That’s what we try to do here most weeks.  Help you keep perspective on the Denver Residential Market.

What you will see below is directly from our Broker Side Interface with the REColorado.com.

New Listing (1354) The first week of the year, this number was 826.
Back On Market (229)
Price Increase (139)
Price Decrease (601)
Under Contract (1692) The first week of the year, this number was 822.
Withdrawn (110)
Leased (27)
Sold (1118) The first week of the year, this number was 858.
Expired (158)

As you can see, we have grown into a full fledged spring marketing season.  With weekly Under Contract Listings almost doubling, it is officially “selling season”.  We are observing multiple offers at almost all price levels up to and including $1M+/-.

We the actual data is reconciled at the end of each month, our number of active listings and number of closings often bi-sect when portrayed graphically.  This means those “Coming Soon” signs are a real and functioning part of our market.  It is almost certain as we move into spring buyers will continue to compete for fresh listings and the bidding wars will be vicious.  Buyers feelings will be hurt.  Sellers will be happy.  One thing you can do, is follow this blog and keep up to date!

This weeks image at the top of this piece is from The Paint Mine Interpretive Park outside of Calhan, CO.  It is just an hour or so SE of Denver on the “backroad” to Limon.  It is worth the drive as you can see, and the trails are very much improved and apparently maintained by some of America’s Best Eagle Scouts!  Remember to take time out and explore Colorful Colorado...

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#DenverMarketWatch 3/19/2018 The Mood of the Market

IMG_0050Good Morning All You Wonderful People!

We continue to observe a very strong and active market.  Last week, all price points seem to be hitting on all cylinders!  We even saw a property over $8M go under contract setting a new high for the year.

As we do every week, the last seven days of MLS activity is briefly presented for your review.  Now very close to the end of 2018’s Q1, in the coming weeks, we will try to put some perspective on this.

New Listing (1443)  Steady improvement in this category is good!
Back On Market (202)
Price Increase (123)
Price Decrease (501) Let’s keep an eye on this one.  Are interest rates impactful?
Under Contract (1675) WOW, we are killing it!
Withdrawn (92)
Leased (40)
Sold (1176) This is a solid number we would take every week!
Expired (129)

As the story of 2018 unfolds for Denver’s Residential Real Estate Market, let’s not forget, we still have a serious shortage of home for sale.  We would love to come see you.  Sit down at the kitchen table and discuss your future plans.  Failure to plan is a plan for failure, as they say…tc

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