Jon Caldara had an interesting article a few years back when he declared it was “time to rename our state East California.” Is such a bold statement warranted? This year TSI, formerly known as Transit Systems, Inc., listed Colorado at the number 7 state in the US that Californians moved to 2017 with 27,014 moving from California to Colorado, up 0.4% from 2016. And is it any wonder that Californians are flocking to our state? Colorado is 12% above the national average overall cost of living compared to 17% for California. If we compare the cost of living with the… Read moreTop 3 Ways to Stop Californians Moving Into Colorado And Driving Up Home Prices
We are in the thick of fall, but metro Denver real estate prices did not get the memo. The Denver housing bulls received some great information from the November DMAR report that was released this week. Metro Denver home prices rose in October 2019 from September 2019 as well as year over year. September to October 2019 Metro Denver Home Prices Trends Month over month median and average prices Metro Denver home prices rose in October. In the Denver Metro area, median prices rose 1.98% and were up 1.22% for average residential prices. The monthly rises in prices were unexpected,… Read moreFall in Fall? Metro Denver Home Prices Rises 1.22% Defying Expectations
They say that October is the scariest month of the year, and if we look at housing market data, they are right. Several housing data reports came out last week and point to a sickly market. Existing Home Sales Fall Sales of previously owned homes or existing home sales fell 2.2% month over month in September. Experts were forecasting a modest drop of 0.7%, so the actuals for September were much below expectations. In unit terms, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.50 million for August fell to 5.35 million in September. Existing home sales increased for two straight months… Read moreNightmare on Metro Denver Streets, Existing Homes Sales Fall 2.2%
They don’t call it Fall for nothing. As summer ended, US homebuilding starts fell 9.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.256 million units in September 2019 lead by a big decline in the multi-family housing, the Commerce Department said today. One piece of good news was the data for August 2019 was revised higher to 1.386 million units, which would be the highest level of starts since the financial crisis. Economists, wrong as usually were expecting a 3.2% decline to 1.320 million unit annualized. US Housing starts rose 1.6% year over year as well. Starts decreased across all… Read moreUS Homebuilding Starts Crash 9.4% in September
Welcome to the scariest month of the year, and boy did the Denver housing bulls get some scary information from the October DMAR report that was released last week. Metro Denver home prices fell in September 2019 from August 2019. August to September 2019 Residential Housing Price Trends Month over month median and average prices Metro Denver home prices fell in September. In the Denver Metro area, median prices fell 2.35% and were down 0.56% for average residential prices. The monthly fall in overall residential prices was to be expected as prices tend to weaken following the summer months. Single-family… Read moreDenver Home Prices Fell 2.35% In September 2019
In the August ’19 DMAR housing reported year over year the pace of the housing prices rose with the average residential prices rising 4.27%, and the median residential prices up 4.58% from July 2018 to July 2019. Month over month median and average prices were split. In the Denver Metro area, median prices rose 1.17% and were down 0.21% for average residential prices.