bob bandy: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE JUNE 2013 - 06/28/13 07:33 AM

The big news is the trend lines are changing, and for the first time in over two years, housing inventory is actually increasing.  Notice the inventory graphs are heading back up (see graphs at end of article), and probably will for some time.  We are feeling that this is very healthy for our market as our buyers have more to look at and we are headed to a more balanced market for buyers and sellers. 
Market Metrics:
By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale is 8,214 homes at May month end.  8,093 homes came onto … (0 comments)

bob bandy: Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Your Denver Home for Under $100 - 06/04/13 10:30 AM
First impressions mean a lot when potential buyers approach your Denver home. If you are looking for a few affordable ways to add some curb appeal to your home here are a few tips.
1. Declutter- Curb appeal goes a long way. There should be a clear path that is at least three feet wide so that two people can comfortably walk side by side to your front door. Make sure that the view is unobstructed, and that there are no stumbling hazards along the way.
2. Lighting- Enhance your walkway by making it easy to see and walk … (0 comments)

bob bandy: Downtown Denver One of the Most Surprising Real Estate Boom Cities - 05/31/13 01:31 AM
When it comes to the top 15 major metro downtown areas in the United States that are leading the real estate recovery Denver ranked high on the list. When new businesses are looking for that perfect city to relocate to, one thing that they look at is the available pool of college-educated workers in the area. As a result, many cities across the nation are competing for areas with numerous college-educated adults.
Lee Fisher, president of CEOs for Cities, a national, not-for-profit organization said, “The American population, contrary to popular opinion, is not very mobile, but there is one very … (0 comments)

bob bandy: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE MAY 2013 - 05/23/13 02:34 AM

We are in a unique time when we have almost the same amount of homes go Under Contract that come on the market each month!  Wow!  But, for the first time in almost a year, the trend line for Inventory is slightly going up instead of down!  I believe we will start to see a trend to a more balanced market, but it will take some time to get there.  Many homes are selling very quickly with multiple offers, while others sit and don’t get many showings or no contracts!  The difference is professional guidance.  Let us be your … (0 comments)

bob bandy: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE APRIL 2013 - 04/25/13 04:24 AM

Market Metrics:
The story continues to be a major lack of inventory!  In the second table below, look at how the average days on the market continues to fall, and more importantly, the Median Price has increased, in some cases more than 20%!
By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale is 6,682 homes as of March month end. 5,836 homes came onto the market, 5,976 homes were placed under contract, and 4,333 homes closed for a closed dollar volume of $1.28 Billion.  The prime home selling and home buying season is here and the most recent … (0 comments)

bob bandy: Add Value To Your Denver Home With Patio Appeal - 04/18/13 10:31 AM
As the weather slowly starts to warm up and you are spending more time outside on your patio you may be looking for ideas to spruce it up. A little bit of patio appeal can help increase the value of your Denver home. There is nothing quite like enjoying the warm weather of spring and summer on your patio while sipping lemonade and soaking in some sunshine. When it comes to listing your home for sale that is just the picture we want a future homeowner to envision.
Patios represent a place of peace, freedom, and open space for many … (1 comments)

bob bandy: Littleton and Denver Home Buyer Assistance Programs Now Available - 03/22/13 04:17 AM
There is a new funding initiative available to help home buyers in Denver and Littleton.  The new Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus program that was recently launched will help provide homeownership for those buyers who fall into the moderate-and low-income range, and who are looking to purchase a home in Denver or Littleton.  With this new program home buyers will be able to take advantage of a competitive, fixed-rate, 30-year mortgage.  Along with being able to secure a 30-year mortgage at a competitive rate home buyers who qualify will also be able to receive a 4% grant for assistance in down-payment and … (0 comments)

bob bandy: College Scholarship Application Tips For Denver Students - 03/18/13 05:08 AM
The price of a college education is continuing to rise and many college bound students living in the Denver area are looking for financial aid to help with the cost.  A recent study done by National Postsecondary Student Aid revealed that only 5.1 percent of undergraduate students received a non-athletic scholarship. Competition is fierce for scholarships, and Denver students need to give themselves the best chance of getting the much needed help that comes with it.
When it comes to securing a scholarship you want to start the application process early and make sure to give yourself plenty of time to … (0 comments)


The theme for our latest update for February continues to be Inventory!  It’s hard to believe that our Single Family Homes Inventory is down another 30% from last year and 60% from 2011 at this time!  It’s encouraging to see average prices continue to firm up and increase.  These trends are making it more attractive for many Home Sellers to list their home now, and avoid more competition later in the customary home selling season of late spring and early summer.
Market Metrics:
By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale is 7,094 homes … (2 comments)

bob bandy: 5 Things that Should Never Go Down the Drain in Your Denver Home - 02/24/13 02:00 AM
Owning a home is a big responsibility and properly maintaining your Denver home can save you a tremendous amount of money.  What goes down the drain in our homes and down the storm drain all take a toll on contaminating our water supply. Here are five things you should not put down your drain to keep your drains in their best working order and to reduce pollution.
1. Grease
After cooking a meal it may be tempting to throw the remaining grease down the drain, but you should never do this. Not only will this potentially back up your drains … (3 comments)

bob bandy: 4 Home-Buying Nightmares You Can Help Prevent - 02/17/13 05:28 AM
I thought this post by Tara-Nicholle Nelson for Trulia had some good tips and wanted to pass them along. -mb.
If you’re a film fan, you might have noticed a theme that I just discovered recently in movies that star movie star extraordinaire Denzel Washington. He tends to play roles at one extreme of the villain-hero spectrum or the other.
But when he’s on the hero end, he often uses his smarts and expertise to do things no other mere mortal could do, despite his personality flaws, addictions and lack of any superhuman powers:
In Man on Fire, he rescues … (2 comments)

bob bandy: Denver Housing Market Ends 2012 On A Strong Note - 02/10/13 09:34 AM
The housing market in Denver ended 2012 on a strong note according to data released from Denver Metrolist®, 2012. The number of homes on the market reached historically low levels and buyer demand helped increased the median sale price of homes in Denver. 2012 ended with a 9% increase in the average sale price of homes when compared to 2011 year-end numbers.

With the current home sales rate in the Denver area there remains less than a two-month supply of homes on the market. Now is the perfect time to put your Denver home up for sale. Take advantage … (0 comments)

bob bandy: Exterior Projects On Your Denver Home Provide Big Returns - 02/02/13 07:10 AM
Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility. Many times upgrades and improvements are needed. Denver homeowners looking to make the biggest return on their home improvement projects should consider exterior renovations.

The recently released 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, reported that Realtors rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects. National Association of Realtors President Gary Thomas, said "Realtors know that curb appeal projects offer great bang for your buck, because a home's exterior is the first thing potential buyers see.” The report compares construction costs with resale values for 35 midrange and … (2 comments)



Denver Real Estate Market Metrics:
By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale in Denver was 7,706 homes at December month end; 2,684 homes came onto the market, 3,090 homes were placed under contract, and 3,400 homes closed for a closed dollar volume of $986 Million.  It is now 2013 and the home buyer demand seen throughout 2012 continues into 2013. But buyers are having a tough time finding good quality homes to purchase. This is causing prices to rise.  Median home prices were up … (0 comments)

bob bandy: New Phone App Gives Info on Denver Neighborhoods - 01/18/13 04:07 AM
When searching for a new home many times you will find yourself researching a particular Denver neighborhood to see if it is the right fit for your family. A Washington D.C based company called Sunlight Foundation has recently launched an app called Sitegeist that will help you in your Denver home search.
The 'Sitegeist' app puts neighborhood demographics right in your hands. The search for that perfect neighborhood to call home could not be easier.  The app was original designed to help small builders, and infill developers, but it has turned into a great tool for home buyers who want … (1 comments)

bob bandy: Child Safety in Your Denver Home - 01/14/13 06:00 AM
Moving into a new home is stressful even when there are no children to worry about. But if you have a toddler, there is even more to worry about. The inside of your home needs to be made safe for your kids and there are a lot of things they could get hurt on. Keep reading for tips on making your new Denver home child safe.                                                 
Think Low
From the vantage point of an adult, no room in your house will look as dangerous as it does from a toddler's view. If you really want to child proof your … (3 comments)

bob bandy: What Types of Buyers Will Be Rushing Into The Denver Housing Market in 2013? - 01/06/13 12:48 AM
The housing market reached its bottom in 2012, and is well on its way to a recovery. Economists and experts are predicting great things for the housing market in 2013 as long as the economy continues to grow, and interest rates remain low.  If these things continue to happen here are the types of buyers you can expect to see in the Denver housing market in 2013.
Boomerang Buyers:  During the recent downturn in the economy many home owners lost their home to foreclosure and are now currently renting a home.  We can expect these previous home owners to flood … (0 comments)

bob bandy: Is Your Denver Home Ready for a Puppy? - 12/31/12 01:40 AM

I originally blogged on this topic a little over a year ago. It was a popular topic so I thought I would give an update. -mb
If you are looking to add anew furry friend to your Denver home to make it complete you want to make sure your home is ready for the addition of your new puppy. To get off to a great start takes a little planning but in the end it will make the transition smoother. Before the new addition comes home, plan to make your house puppy-proof. Just like baby-proofing, this will keep your … (3 comments)

bob bandy: Walkable Neighborhood Scores Helping the Denver Real Estate Market - 12/22/12 05:07 AM
Walkable neighborhoods are gaining in popularity across the country and in the Denver real estate market. The closer your home is in proximity to restaurants, shops, parks, and other recreational places the easier it is for you to travel there by foot.  Many Denver home buyers are drawn to these types of communities, and the homes for sale in them.
In an unstable economy where we continue to see frequent fluctuation in gas prices consumers are continuing to look for ways to conserve and save.  One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by walking. A home that is … (4 comments)



Once again, the big story in the Denver Real Estate Market is lack of inventory of homes for sale!  We are looking at only 7,300 Single Family Homes currently on the market!  Inventory is down approximately 30% from a year ago, with Under Contracts and Solds up between 18-20% depending on the category of Single Family or Condos/Townhomes.   Showings were actually down in November 2012 from November 2011!  I attribute this more to lack of homes to show than lack of interest from buyers.  Buyer interest remains strong, … (2 comments)

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