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About the area 14 Times For the 14th time this year, 30-year mortgage rates set a record and hit an all-time low. Based on data just released by Freddie Mac, rates are now at 2.71%.  Their weekly survey of the 30-year mortgage rate dates back to 1971. Just one year ago rates were at 3.68%. So, what does this mean […]
About the area Brand New Market Report The latest quarterly report from our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner is now available. Here is a quote from the report with his take on the Front Range economy: What a difference a quarter makes! Following the massive job losses Colorado experienced starting in February—the state shed over 342,000 positions between February and April—the turnaround has […]
About the area Housing Math It’s interesting to look at what population growth means for housing. On average, along the Front Range, 2.5 people live in each housing unit. What that means is 4 housing units are needed for every 10 people who live here. So, for every 1000 new people moving to our area, 400 new housing units are […]
Buyer Tips Prices Still Up It seems that COVID-19 did not cause prices to decrease and certainly didn’t cause them to crash. Average prices are up compared to last year: 2.8% in Larimer County 5.4% in Weld County 3.3% in Metro Denver Low supply, sustained demand, and incredibly low interest rates are all fueling the price growth. At Windermere Real […]
Buyer Tips Another Meltdown? This week our Chief Economist took a deep dive into the numbers to examine the current health crisis versus the housing crisis of 2008. The reason why? People wonder if we are going to have another housing meltdown nationally and going to see foreclosures and short sales dramatically increase. It turns out that the numbers […]
Friday Fun Facts Why No Crash This week we hosted our clients and friends for a special online event with our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Matthew talked about a variety of topics that are on people’s mind right now including home values. Matthew sees no evidence that home values will crash and actually sees signs that they may rise this year […]
About the area Special Event On Wednesday April 22nd you are invited to a special online event with Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. He will be giving his insights into the U.S. economy and what that means for real estate along the Front Range of Colorado. You will hear the answers to the biggest questions we are hearing from clients […]
Buyer Tips Headwind Vs. Tailwind Headwind vs. Tailwind So far the tailwind of historically-low mortgage rates are prevailing over Wall Street and COVID-19 concerns. Buyers are still active. Properties are still closing. Moving trucks are still showing up at people’s homes. Open house traffic has declined, but we notice plenty of buyers looking for property. (one of our open houses […]
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Buyer Tips A History Lesson With the stock market on a wild ride and the Dow Jones dropping nearly 1,000 points yesterday, it makes some people wonder if the local real estate market might also crash or at least “correct.” A little history lesson is in order. Over the last 40 years, the real estate market along the Front Range has […]
Buyer Tips 1 Million We have our pulse on the high-end luxury market. The activity in price ranges over $1,000,000 is an effective indicator of the health of the overall market. If buyers for luxury properties are active, it tells us that “smart money” is confident about real estate in Metro Denver. So far this year, 1671 luxury properties have […]
Buyer Tips On Sale With interest rates so low, one could argue that money is essentially on sale. It’s actually half off. 30-year mortgage rates hit 3.75% which is exactly half of their long term average. Rates have averaged 7.5% over the last 40 years so today buyers are getting half of that rate. The “sale” on mortgage rates […]
About the area New Gardner Report!   The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park counties) is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in […]
About the area Tax Time! It’s Tax Time You probably don’t need a reminder that this is tax season. Not only because tax returns are due in two weeks but also because you will soon receive your property tax notification in the mail. Every two years your County re-assesses the value of your property and then sends that new value […]
About the area Friday Fun Facts! The Office As you travel around the Front Range you will notice the following under construction: New Homes New Apartments New Medical Facilities However, you will not notice new office buildings under construction. What gives?  I thought we had a booming economy.  Why no new office buildings? There are a couple of reasons.  First, construction […]
About the area How’s 2019? How’s 2019? A lot of my clients are asking how 2019 is starting off. Here’s one thing we notice… There are more homes to choose from, which is great news for buyers. In January alone 4,821 homes came on the market in Metro Denver. That is a 14% increase compared to one year ago. At […]
About the area The Gardner Report Check out the latest Gardner Report from Windermere’s Economist Matthew Gardner by clicking the picture below!
About the area The Misery Index Last week at our Market Forecast events, Chief Economist Matthew Gardner shared, among many stats, his famous “Misery Index.” A valuable statistic with a funny title. The Misery Index simply measures inflation plus unemployment. It’s an effective way to look at our Nation’s economy. Today’s Index sits just below 6%. Back in October 2011, it […]
About the area The Scoop Is Here!   Check out our latest quarterly market report, The Scoop! by clicking below. If you have any questions about the data please shoot me an email or give me a call! The Scoop 4th Quarter 2018
About the area 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast Preview 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast  By Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate  What a year it has been for both for the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the […]
About the area Friday Fun Facts Waiting and Waiting Anytime the market cools off we sometimes hear prospective buyers say “I think I’ll wait for the market to correct, then I’ll buy after prices come way down.” The reality is this… History shows that this wouldn’t be a good strategy. Our go-to source on price appreciation is the Federal Housing Finance Authority […]