The 2020 Q1 Gardner Report Is Available

Check it out below!

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Posted on April 24, 2020 at 5:24 pm
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Health Crisis not Housing Crisis

Here is the latest video from our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner.

It’s full of great nuggets about what is happening in the economy and the real estate market today.  Just Click the image below to play the video.


Posted on April 3, 2020 at 3:08 pm
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Economist’s Perspective

Our Chief Economist made a video for all of our clients where he shares his perspective on COVID-19’s impact on

housing.  You can watch it by clicking the image below:

 

 


Posted on March 20, 2020 at 2:47 pm
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New Edition Of THE SCOOP!

Check out The Scoop all about the Northern Colorado real estate market below!

The Scoop 1st Quarter 2020

 


Posted on February 3, 2020 at 4:23 pm
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Video Walkthrough Of 1663 Sprocket In Fort Collins

Right next to the Spring Creek trail, minutes to Old Town, and modern design make this a home you should come see today!


Posted on November 2, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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3rd Quarter Gardner Report

 

The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market 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 your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere real estate agent. 

 

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

Colorado’s economy picked up, adding 64,900 new non-agricultural jobs over the past 12 months — a growth rate of 2.4%. Over the past three months, the state added an impressive 28,300 new jobs.

In August, the state unemployment rate was 2.8%, down from 3.4% a year ago. Unemployment rates in all the counties contained in this report were lower than a year ago. It is fair to say that all markets are now at full employment.

 

HOME SALES

  • In the third quarter of 2019, 17,562 homes sold. This is an increase of 5.1% compared to the third quarter of 2018 but 1.6% lower than the second quarter (which can be attributed to seasonality). Pending sales — a sign of future closings —rose 9.7%, suggesting that closings in the final quarter of 2019 are likely to show further improvement.
  • Seven counties contained in this report saw sales growth, while four saw sales activity drop. I am not concerned about this because all the markets that experienced slowing are relatively small and, therefore, subject to significant swings.
  • I was pleased to see an ongoing increase in the number of homes for sale (+16.9%), which means home buyers have more choice and feel less urgency.
  • Inventory levels are moving higher, and demand for housing appears to be quite strong. As I predicted last quarter, home sales rose in the third quarter compared to a year ago.

 

 

HOME PRICES

  • Home prices continue to trend higher, with the average home price in the region rising 3.8% year-over-year to $477,776.
  • Interest rates are at very competitive levels and are likely to remain below 4% for the balance of the year. As a result, prices will continue to rise but at a more modest pace.
  • Appreciation was again strongest in Park County, where prices rose 7.8%. We also saw strong growth in Weld County, which rose 7.4%. Home prices dropped in Clear Creek County, but, as mentioned earlier, this is a small market so I don’t believe this is indicative of an ongoing trend.
  • Affordability remains an issue in many Colorado markets and this will act as a modest headwind to ongoing price growth.

 

 

DAYS ON MARKET

  • The average number of days it took to sell a home in the markets contained in this report rose seven days compared to the third quarter of 2018.
  • The amount of time it took to sell a home rose in all counties compared to the third quarter of 2018.
  • It took an average of 30 days to sell a home in the region — an increase of 1 day compared to the second quarter of this year.
  • The Colorado housing market is still performing well, and the modest increase in the length of time it took to sell a home is a function of greater choice in homes for sale and buyers taking a little longer to choose a home.

 

 

CONCLUSIONS

This speedometer reflects the state of the region’s real estate market using housing inventory, price gains, home sales, interest rates, and larger economic factors.

For the third quarter of 2019, I continue the trend I started last summer and have moved the needle a little more in favor of buyers. I continue to closely monitor listing activity to see if we get any major bumps above the traditional increase because that may further slow home price growth. However, the trend for 2019 will continue to be a move toward a more balanced market.

 

 

ABOUT MATTHEW GARDNER

As Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew has over 30 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K.

In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Matthew sits on the Washington State Governors Council of Economic Advisors; chairs the Board of Trustees at the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington; and is an Advisory Board Member at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington where he also lectures in real estate economics.


Posted on October 24, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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Great Cul-de-sac Income Property in Fort Collins!

Great for investor as it is leased through July of 2020! 1432 Edgewood Court is in proximity to campus and parks have kept this property rented consistently. Cul-de-sac location for less traffic. Close to bus lines, and easy access to the west side of Fort Collins and CSUCall 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 July 11, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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Market Forecast Recap Video


Posted on February 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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The New Edition Of The Scoop Is Here!

Interested in the latest and greatest real estate info on Northern Colorado? Check out The Scoop!

The Scoop 2nd Quarter 2018


Posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:14 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Uncategorized |

Being Thankful

Happy Monday everyone! Last week was all about what we are thankful for, and I just wanted to quickly share what I am thankful for in my life and share a few photos that show it.

I got to give away Thanksgiving pies to my clients on Tuesday, and it was so much fun to see all of you and get to do that. My clients are awesome!

I also got to visit family in Seattle over the holiday. Ashley and Jackson and I had a great time in what was pretty great weather for November in the Pacific Northwest!

I hope you all had just as great of a week as I did, take care and we’ll talk more real estate soon!


Posted on November 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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