Is the market back?

Is the Market Back?

Matt Hudson, CEO CHR WEEKLY, Market Trends

Be patient in arriving at conclusions about the direction of the Denver real estate market. What remains to be seen is whether Denver slows in appreciation with continued national job loss, election year, economic questions, forbearance and societal disruption. Or, is Denver the tip of the spear, leading the local and national economies out of a period of hibernation?

Market Trends Up

Buyer / Seller Activity Sees Substantial Increase

Matt Hudson, CEO CHR WEEKLY, Market Trends

We anticipated a surge of consumer activity in the Denver Metro real estate market as the public health order ban on in-person showings expired at midnight on Sunday, April 26th. Buyers and sellers were not disappointed as more homes hit the market and showing activity for a Monday and Tuesday was the highest seen yet this year.

Buyers Go Virtual, Sellers Remain Cautious

Matt Hudson, CEO CHR WEEKLY, Market Trends

Governor Polis announced this week that the Colorado shelter-in-place order would not be extended beyond Sunday, April 26, while calling for an ongoing commitment to social distancing. For real estate, the Governor specifically stated in-person showings may resume starting Monday, April 27.  Since this announcement, the real estate industry has been anticipating a surge of buyers and sellers re-engaging in the market. 

Big Shift in Real Estate?

Matt Hudson, CEO Market Trends

We are seeing aspects of the market understandably respond to job loss, the shelter-in-place order and economic challenges.  At the same time, we are seeing signs of consumer adaptation and continued strong market activity fueled by positive aspects of the Denver economy and real estate market.  So has there been a BIG shift? 
No, not just yet.  

Navigating Denver Real Estate

Matt Hudson, CEO CHR WEEKLY, Market Trends

For the moment, Denver is still a strong sellers’ market as inventory remains low and interest rates continue to attract buyers. However, we remain circumspect arriving at conclusions about the direction of the market. So many factors are at play between the stimulus package, lost jobs, shelter-in-place order and direction of the US economy.

Real Estate In Turbulent Times (Through Weeks 12/13, 2020)

Matt Hudson, CEO CHR WEEKLY, Market Trends

Last week, we established a baseline for the Denver real estate market through Week 10 of 2020, or prior to any presumed market impact from COVID-19. Our intention is to write fact based and data driven analysis versus sensational reporting.  We maintain that commitment.  However, this week is more conjecture as we endeavor to provide interpretation of any patterns we see evolving.

Real Estate In Turbulent Times (Through Week 10, 2020)

Matt Hudson, CEO CHR WEEKLY, Market Trends

We expect the social and economic fallout of COVID-19 to impact the Denver real estate market. You’ll need reliable information. Not rumor or opinion, but fact-based, data-driven truth. Many homeowners have built substantial equity in their homes over the last few years and they are asking us for advice.

The Rear View Mirror and the Windshield

Team CHR Buying, Market Trends, Selling

Do you have a road trip that you take repeatedly? Heading over to Sturgis on the Harley? Trundling off to Lake Powell? If so, you are familiar with the waypoints. That place you stop for a milkshake. A noteworthy view from a mountain pass. The historical marker where someone famous did something noteworthy at some time in the distant past. The …

Understanding Market Shifts

Team CHR Buying, Market Trends, Selling

We’re seeing lots of news recently about a shift in the metro Denver residential real estate market. It’s true! The market IS shifting. However, the portrayal of this shift as reported in the popular media and even by many industry sources contains only a drop of truth in an ocean of misinformation. LET’S UNRAVEL TRUTH FROM FICTION. Most of the …

Average House Payments Near Historic Norm

Team CHR Buying, Market Trends, Selling

There are many ways to look at housing affordability. A prior post evaluated affordability by comparing payment required to income available over a 43-year time frame. An alternative methodology is to look at monthly house payments after adjusting them for inflation. At Colorado Home Realty (CHR), we conducted an affordability analysis recently using this complementary approach. Since this analysis takes …