Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Denver Real Estate Market Update May 2016


MAY, 2016

By the numbers:

-          The inventory of available homes for sale is 4,845 homes at April month end

-          6,137 homes came onto the market

-          4,917 homes went under contract

-          4,255 homes closed at a median sold price of $350,000

-          Average sold price of $395,690

-          Closed dollar volume of $1.7 Billion. 

Monthly Market Recap:

Single Family:                                                                       

Active Inventory is 3,750                                                      

Sold Homes is 3,011                                                                          

Average Price is $441,029                                         

Median Price is $383,500                                          

Average Days on Market is 31                                                          


Active Inventory is 1,095

Sold Homes is 1,244

Average Price is $285,949

Median Price is $239,900

Average Days on Market is 31

Year To Date Market Recap:

Single Family:                                                                       

Sold Homes is 10,120                                                            

Average Sold Price is $426,501                                            

Median Sold Price is $369,000                                  

Average Days on Market is 39                                  


Sold Homes is 4,176

Average Sold Price is $281,719

Median Sold Price is $230,000

Average Days on Market is 37

Market Facts:

The April Denver home market saw more homes available for sale and more new homes coming onto the market, homes going under contract increased, and homes closed at increased prices.  Buyer demand continues to outpace the homes available for sale.  Buyers are becoming more creative in their offers and Sellers are looking at all options.  Multiple offers, bidding wars, and appraisal and inspection issues continue to impact the home market.  As always, be prepared.

Advice to Sellers:

Now is the time to sell as the Denver home market is a Seller’s market, is strong, is healthy, and Buyer demand is greater than the number of homes for sale.  As a Seller, you must know your home’s value and then have it listed at the right price.  The Denver home market continues to be creative.  Be prepared for multiple offers, bidding opportunities, and requests for incentives.  Buyers look for a lasting impression such as curb appeal, energy efficient lighting, de-cluttered space, staged, and valued home improvements.

Manage your expectations, be flexible, be civil, and accept the offer that works best for you the Seller.

Seller preparation includes a good pricing comparison analysis, instructions on staging, what are the top improvements and a conversation on how the market functions.  As such, the homeowner looking to sell a home needs a professional who is a local expert, knowledgeable, and can assist in the Professional plan to sell one’s home. 

Advice to Buyers:

Now is the time to buy as the Denver home market is strong and healthy.  Buyer demand is greater than the number of homes for sale.  As a Buyer, make the offer that works for you and is the offer that you can complete to close the transaction.  The Denver home market is becoming very creative again with multiple offers, bidding opportunities, and price appreciation.  Similar to the above comments, be prepared to act quickly.  Be aware that Sellers are becoming concerned with Buyers who make a competitive offer, get the home under contract, and later terminate the contract.

Buyers should give consideration to be in a secondary position on a home because the market is seeing an increase of contract terminations.  Create your home buying plan and stick to it.

Know what you want in a home, where you want to live, and what price range you can afford.  Complete the pre-qualification process so you know the price range that you qualify for when you are purchasing a home.  Be prepared, manage your expectations, and be open to looking at the entire Denver market.  Reach out to a Professional today about your best options and opportunities to participate and succeed in the purchase of your “Dream” home.

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