METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE AUGUST 2014

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Real Estate Agent with The Bandy Team - EXP Realty

Market Metrics:

The message this month is that inventory is making a modest increase, while showings seem to be taking the typical late summer breather!  There still seems to be enough Buyers, but not as high of activity as during the summer prime selling season! 

By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale is 7,410 homes at July month end, 6,211 homes came onto the market, and 5,266 homes closed at a median sold price of $282,500 and an average sold price of $332,764 resulting in a closed dollar volume of $1.75 Billion. 

Monthly Market Recap:

Single Family:                                                          Condo:          

Active Inventory is 5,846                                           Active Inventory is 1,564      

Sold Homes is 3,833                                                   Sold Homes is 1,435              

Median Price is $315,000                                           Median Price is $185,500      

Average Price is $373,662                                          Average Price is $223,551

Average Days on Market is 28                                   Average Days on Market is 26                      

Year To Date Market Recap:

Single Family:                                                          Condo:          

 

Sold Homes is 21,544                                                 Sold Homes is 7,958              

Average Sold Price is $361,032                                  Average Sold Price is $221,143         

Source:  Metrolist, Inc./ReColorado.com – August 6, 2014

The above representation for Single Family and Condo includes real estate activity in the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, and Jefferson.

Market Facts:

In the continual market change, the market frenzy has reduced and both buyers and sellers are more cautious.  Interest rates remain under 5%.

First time home buyers are coming back into the market and new household formations are happening.  The prime selling season is over and school has started.

Consumer confidence increased in July to 90.9 up from 86.4 in June.

Real estate is local.  While the above is a representation of the Denver market as a whole, please contact me to better understand your specific real estate market.

Advice to Sellers:

Change continues, the prime season is almost over, and school has started.  Is now the time to list your home or if your home is listed; what does a seller do?

 

Previously the Sellers advice has touched on the basics of know your market, know your competition, know pricing, know buyer’s wants and needs, de-clutter, upgrade where necessary, maximize curb appeal, and be prepared.

 

With the season changing, the market will change also.  The frenzy of multiple offers seen earlier in the year will be more moderate and buyers will continue to make offers on homes that meet their lifestyle criteria.  The market will continue strong to year end; but, will slow down and fewer transactions will be finalized on an ongoing basis. Pricing your home correctly is critical right now! 

 

If your home is on the market or will be soon, how do you satisfy a buyer’s need resulting in the successful sale of your home?  Let’s not forget that buyers have done their homework, know exactly what they want in their new home, and will only compete for the homes of their dreams.  As such, the homeowner looking to sell one’s home needs a professional who is a local expert, is hyper-local market (neighborhood) knowledgeable, and can assist in developing the professional plan to sell one’s home.  Call me to discuss your options or for a free home value estimate.

 

Advice to Buyers:

The prime season is ending and fall is around the corner.  What will the market look like for the remainder of the year?  How can Buyers compete in this tight market?  Will there be more homes available for sale?  What will be the impact on pricing?

 

The market will continue strong; but will slow down as fewer transactions will be finalized.  Now continues to be a good time to look for a home and purchase the home of your dreams.   

 

Advice: Know what you want in a home, where you want to live, and what price range you can afford.  Complete the pre-qualification process with a lender 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.  Call me to discuss your best options and opportunities to participate and succeed in the purchase of your “Dream” home.

 

Let the professionals at the Bandy Team help you buy or sell a Parker home, contact us for a no-obligation consultation. If you’re thinking about buying a Parker home, we can show you some terrific homes in Parker, including real estate in The Pinery and homes in Canterberry

 

Until next time,

 

Marianne Bandy


 

The Bandy Team of RE/MAX Professionals


720-466-3790

www.DenverHomeSearcher.com    

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