Home Pricing

Buyers & Sellers Bargaining Power Buyers (finally) have more bargaining power.  For many, many months sellers had the distinct upper-hand and commanded above-list price offers.  Bidding wars were the norm.  Buyers had virtually no negotiating power.The numbers show that the dynamic has absolutely changed.The ratio of the final sales price to the list price is now at 98.1%. Meaning homes […]
Economics 101 Inflation and Housing Last week’s Consumer Price Index report for October showed a lower-than-expected increase in inflation.  Many believe, based on the numbers, that inflation rates may have peaked.  Investors cheered and the stock market showed its biggest increase since bouncing back from the pandemic-caused bear market in 2020. So, what does this news mean for housing in […]
Buyers & Sellers Price Peek Here is a peek at average residential prices along the Front Range through the first half of September and how they have changed versus one year ago: Larimer County = $663,000 up 11.6% Weld County = $511,000 up 4.5% Boulder County = $1,165,000 up 17% Metro Denver = $668,000 up 9%
Buyers & Sellers Asking Price Drop Data just released by Altos Research shows that 35% of all homes on the market have had to reduce their asking price. This is the highest this number has been since December of 2019. This is also an indicator of sellers adjusting to the reality of the new market where overly aggressive pricing is not […]
Fun Facts Timber! A positive outcome of the cooling housing market is lower lumber prices. Lumber is now priced at $605 per thousand board feet.  This is a new low for 2022. Prices for lumber are now down 47% for the year and are well below the 2021 peak of $1,733 per thousand board feet. What’s causing this?  […]
Economics 101 Interest-ing The recent increase in mortgage rates has started some home buyers to look at programs that have fixed rates for 7 years or 10 years instead of 30 years. If a buyer believes it is likely they will move or even refinance within this timeframe, these types of programs can be a good option. The […]
Home Pricing Housing Inventory Many of our clients wonder if the current pace of price growth can continue.  Some even ask if prices will decline this year. Based on researching the Case-Shiller Home Price index and the National Association of Realtors home inventory data, there must be at least 6 months of inventory in a market for prices to […]
Home Pricing 7 Costly Mistakes in the Selling Process Sellers dream of a flawlessly executed home sale where everything goes smoothly, and they end up with a satisfied buyer. To achieve this ideal end goal, it’s important to be aware of the mistakes along the way that could potentially derail the sale. Mistakes in the selling process come in all sizes, but some can be more […]
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