Price Report

The Federal Housing Finance Authority just released their most recent quarterly report which tracks home price appreciation in the top 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S. plus appreciation in individual states.

Some significant findings from the report:

House prices have risen for 36 consecutive quarters, or since September 2011.

House prices rose in all 50 states and the District of Columbia between the second quarters of 2019 and 2020.

The top five areas for annual appreciation were:

1) Idaho 10.8%

2) Arizona 9.1%

3) Washington 8.6%

4) Utah 8.1%

5) New Mexico 7.7%.

Idaho has been the leading state for the last 7 quarters.

Colorado showed annual appreciation of 4.4%.

The areas showing the lowest annual appreciation were:

1) West Virginia 1.1%

2) North Dakota 1.1%

3) District of Columbia 1.4%

4) Illinois 2.5%

5) Alaska 2.6%.

House prices rose in 99 of the top 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. over the last four quarters.

Annual price increases were greatest in Honolulu, HI, where prices increased by 11.7%.

Prices were weakest in San Francisco, where they decreased by 0.3%.

At Windermere Real Estate we are taking Safer at Home and Social Distancing very seriously.  Our people are following our Safe Showings protocol, staying connected to their clients, and providing help wherever needed.

 


Posted on August 28, 2020 at 9:30 am
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Start it UP!

Start it Up

As further evidence that the housing market is more than alive and well, new home starts have recently jumped across the U.S.

Building of residential properties is up 23.4% compared to last year and up 22.6% from last month.

Pre-pandemic demand for new homes was very high. Now, record-low interest rates are fueling the market to new highs.


Posted on August 21, 2020 at 8:40 am
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Dream Investment Property in Fort Collins!

Central Fort Collins for a great price! Well maintained home in Warren Farm, this is NOT one that backs to Horsetooth. Currently leased for $1750 per month through July of 2021, so it’s a great plug and play investment property. Call for your private showing at (970) 673-7285  for more information or click the link below for more details.

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Posted on August 20, 2020 at 9:49 pm
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At Least List

Periodically we track a stat which we find to be quite interesting.

It answers this question – how many properties are selling for at least list price (asking price or higher)?

This stat tells us how active the market is and helps our buyers to realize that, in some cases, they will be in a competitive situation.

When we look at single-family home sales so far this month, this is what we find:

57% of properties in Larimer County sell for at least list price

62% of properties in Weld County sell for at least list price

So, in well over half of the transactions, buyers need to offer list price or higher to acquire the property.

The data gets even more interesting when this information is broken out by price range.

To no one’s surprise, the percentage increases for properties priced under $400,000:

81% in Larimer County

70% in Weld County

We find that for properties over $400,000 the percentages still tell a story of a very active market:

47% in Larimer County

56% in Weld County

Bottom line, in most locations and price ranges we see a strong sellers’ market where buyers need to be prepared to make a strong offer and to also compete.

 


Posted on August 14, 2020 at 2:03 pm
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4 Acres in Berthoud!

Incredibly unique rural property 528 E County Road 2 in Larimer County side of Berthoud. Water rights included in the sale, and the wells irrigate the landscaping. This home has multigenerational living with a master suite on one side and a separate living area on the other side with handicapped access and a kitchen (with no stove). Extra living area is handicap accessible. Detached garage, shop, and additional building that could be used for storage or an office space. 4 acres of currently farmed grass hay, mature and beautiful landscaping with trees, grass, and a large patio. Stainless appliances and 2 ovens for those that like to cook. Tankless water heater and new roof as well. Come see this home today! Call for your private showing at (970) 673-7285 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/112955014


Posted on August 13, 2020 at 11:00 am
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Rebound

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index tracks appreciation in the 20 largest real estate markets across the U.S.

Their most recent quarterly report was just released this week.

Metro Denver prices are up over last year by 3.89% which is just slightly higher than the average of the 20 markets.

It is interesting to see how the 20 locations have performed since the pre-Great Recession housing peak.

Turns out that Denver has done the best out of all the markets.

Since 2008, Denver home prices have appreciated 64.9%. Second-best is Dallas at 55.5% and Seattle is third at 41.2%.

Believe it or not, there are markets where average home prices have still not returned to their 2008 levels.

Las Vegas is 14.5% below 2008 and Chicago is 12.8% below.

These numbers are another indicator of the long-term health and performance of the Front Range market.


Posted on August 7, 2020 at 9:40 am
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Spring in Summer

This year the Spring market is occurring in the Summer.

Typically the busiest months for real estate along the Front Range are April, May and June.

This year, because showing activity was restricted in the Spring months, we are seeing robust activity this Summer.

Here’s an indicator.  Sales through July 2020 versus July 2019 are up:

12.6% in Metro Denver

13.7% in Northern Colorado

To see double-digit increases in sales despite was is occurring in the National economy, is nothing short of remarkable.


Posted on July 31, 2020 at 8:30 am
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Q2 2020 Gardner Report

Download the Q2 2020 Gardner Report for Metro Denver and Northern Colorado


Posted on July 29, 2020 at 1:45 am
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Stunning Waterfront Property in Fort Collins!

Beautiful custom home at 1613 Cottonwood Point Dr. in Fort Collins on Long Pond in Fort Collins. Walkout basement, two-story home with lake access and a dock. Across the street from the Fort Collins Country Club golf course, with over 6,000 square feet of living space. Attached bathrooms to bedrooms offer luxury throughout the home. Some of the most amazing lake views in Northern Colorado! Call for your private showing at (970) 673-7285 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/112137328


Posted on July 27, 2020 at 8:52 pm
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Buyer Contemplation

New research from the National Association of Home Builders:

The number of Americans contemplating purchasing a home in the second quarter of 2020 is nearly the same as 2019’s second quarter, according to NAHB’s Housing Trends Report.

At this time last year, 12% of Americans considered buying a home. Today the number stands at 11%.

The same goes for first-time prospective buyers, where 58% considered buying a home in the second quarter of 2019 and 59% are considering it in 2020’s second quarter.

In the second quarter of 2020, Millennials are the generation most likely to want to buy a home (19%), even slightly higher than a year earlier (17%).

Boomers, on the other hand, are the least likely, with the share planning a home purchase falling from 7% to 5%.

Across regions, the share of respondents who are prospective home buyers is unchanged in the Northeast (10%) and South (12%), essentially flat in the West (13%), and just slightly lower in the Midwest (down from 11% to 9%).

At Windermere Real Estate we are taking Safer at Home and Social Distancing very seriously.  Our people are following our Safe Showings protocol, staying connected to their clients, and providing help wherever needed.


Posted on July 24, 2020 at 10:10 am
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