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Denver Home Sellers Market Is Starting To Favor Home Buyers

According to stats reported by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, the Denver real estate market is starting to show signs of cooling as we are in the heat of the summer.  As more homes have come on the market, home buying and purchase activity has slowed, and prices have dropped in June, and I am expecting we will see the same thing when the July numbers come out.  Prices appeared to have moved a little to far to fast and this is not an unexpected correction.  Rising interest rates could also be a contributing factor, but home prices do historically rise during a rising rate environment, but sellers will need to adjust their expectations on how quickly they will sell and for what price.  A properly priced home should sell in less than the average days on market, but with more choice, buyers aren't having to jump at the first thing they see. 

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Here is the article posted by Robert Garrison at Denver ABC 7, along with a link to the DMAR report.

DENVER — The red-hot housing market in the Denver metro area is showing signs of cooling, according to the August Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends Report.

The report released Friday shows both average and median prices have dropped from June, and buyer activity has slowed amid higher inventory, which the report assesses may be attributed to the historic increases in Denver home prices.

The median price for a home in metro Denver in July was $417,500, a 0.60 percent decrease from the previous month.

“Can a cooling market be considered positive? To most sellers, no, but honestly, they have experienced unprecedented equity growth over the past several years. It’s time to share the love and keep home buying an option in the Denver Metro area,” said Denver REALTOR Chairman Steve Danyliw in a press release.

According to the report, active listings in the residential market (single-family and condos) were at 7,643 total units in July, up 3.96 percent year-over-year. The number of sold listings decreased by 15.65 percent, compared to the previous month and 8.54 percent from last July.

The highest priced single family home sold in July was $4,036,670 representing six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,424 above ground square feet in Denver, the report read.

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