Friday, July 15, 2011

Denver Real Estate Market Update July 2011


JUNE, 2011




Market metrics:


-          In June of 2011, the market saw 4,080 units close at an average price of $266,493 which resulted in $1.08 Billion of closed dollar volume. 


-          This is the first month in 2011 where the closings exceeded $1.0 Billion. 


-          On a Year-to-Date basis, 18,835 units closed at an average price of $254,151 which resulted in $4.8 Billion of closed dollar volume.



Monthly Market Recap:


Single Family:                                                            
Active Inventory is 14,215 units at month end         

Sold units is 3,295                                                     

Median Sold Price is $240,000                                  

Average Sold Price is $292,230                                 



Active Inventory is 3,811 units at month end

Sold units is 785

Median Sold Price is $125,525

Average Sold Price is $158,463



June Year-to-Date Market Recap (2011 versus 2010):


Single Family:                                                            

Active Inventory 14,215 versus 17,337 (↓ 18%)       

Sold Units 15,087 versus 16,506 (↓9%)                    

Median Price $226,500 vs $229,000 (↓1%)               

Average Price $278,113 vs $277,023 (even)             

Sales Volume $4.2B versus $4.6B (↓8%)                  

Days on Market 111 versus 82 (↑35%)                      

Absorption Rate 6.31 versus 6.24 (↑1%)                   





Active Inventory 3811 versus 5352 (↓29%)

Sold Units 3,748 versus 4,484 (↓16%)

Median Price $122,000 vs $135,000 (↓10%)

Average Price $157,697 vs $162,012 (↓3%)

Sales Volume $0.6B versus $0.7B (↓19%)

Days on Market 123 versus 87 (↑41%)

Absorption Rate 6.80 versus 6.89 (↓1%)



Note Absorption Rate is also known as Month’s Supply of Inventory and represents the number of months that would be needed to deplete the current active listings inventory at the current sales rate.



Advice to Sellers:


More and more prospective buyers rate Lifestyle as their top priority.  What are Lifestyle priorities?  Could they be ease of commuting, access to health and safety services, family friendly neighborhood, availability and access?  Lifestyle priorities are individual.  With that being said, who is the prospective buyer for your home?  Today in the Denver market, it is a buyer’s market.  What does this mean to you as the seller?  One needs to be open to creativity in order to sell your existing home and be positioned as one of the best priced and best conditioned homes in your area.  



Advice to Buyers:


We are in the heart of the home buying season for the Denver market.  Is it time to note the 7 steps to take before you buy a home?  The steps are: decide how much you can afford, develop your home wish list, select where you want to live, start saving, ask about all the costs before you sign, get your credit in order, and get prequalified.  Additionally, know how much financing you qualify for, research your priorities, establish a wants list, and establish a needs list.


Lifestyle rates number one in the minds of buyers.  Establish your personal expectations of home ownership benefits and costs.


In recent surveys, 7 of 10 renters say owning a home is a top priority. A majority of renters aspire to home ownership and most Americans believe owning a home is a solid financial decision. Also, 90% of respondents believe home ownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream.






Homes Sold for $1 Million or Greater

JUNE, 2011


June was one of the best months in a while for closing $1 Million+ properties, with a total closed dollar volume of $104.2 Million. Good news for higher end seller!



-          Seventy residential homes sold/closed in June, 2011 for $1 Million or greater.

o   Sixty Six (66) were single family and four (4) were condo.


Compared to the previous month and same month last year:


-          Single Family was up 57% compared to May, 2011 and down 3% compared to June, 2010.


-          Condo was up 100% compared to May, 2011 and up 300% compared to June, 2010.


For single family:


-          20 were in Boulder County, 14 were in Denver County, 11 each were in Arapahoe County and Douglas County, 7 were in Jefferson County, and 1 each were in Adams County, Clear Creek County, and Elbert County.


For condo:


-           3 were in Denver County, and 1 was in Boulder County.


Of the sixty six (66) single family properties sold/closed, the lowest sold price was $1.0 Million, while the highest sold/closed price was $6.1 Million (8 Bedrooms and 9 Bathrooms), and the 66 properties represent $99.1 Million in closed volume.


The four (4) condo properties sold/closed represent $5.0 Million in closed volume.


Residential equals Single Family plus Condo.


The above representation covers an eleven (11) county area including the counties of

Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin,

Jefferson, and Park. The above representation may or may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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