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Blog Rate Heading   Rate Heading Where are interest rates headed? This question was one of many which were addressed during our annual Market Forecast yesterday. Our Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, provided insight on rates, prices, inventory and many other fascinating topics. Matthew’s prediction is for rates to creep up to 3.07% by the end of 2021.  They […]
Economy Faster Here’s something true about today’s market.  Properties are selling fast. Compared to one year ago, the number of days it takes for a property to sell is significantly lower. The industry term is “Days on Market” or DOM. DOM is way down. Here is the comparison of May 2020 versus May 2019: Metro Denver down 22% […]
Economy 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.
Economy 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 […]
Economy Lovely Stats In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some Northern Colorado stats we think you will love: Prices are up 3.5% compared to last year Inventory is up 10% which means there is more selection for buyers We just had the most active January in terms of closings in over 10 years Well over 13,000 residential […]
Economics 101 Matthew Gardner’s 2020 Real Estate Forecast It’s that time of year when Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the future to give us his predictions for the 2020 economy and housing market.
Colorado Real Estate Colorado Real Estate Market Update   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 […]
Blog Your Beginner’s Guide to Home Appraisals   Appraisals are used as a reliable, independent valuation of a tract of land and the structure on it, whether it’s a house or a skyscraper. Designed to protect buyers, sellers, and lending institutions, appraisals are an important part of the buying/selling process. Below, you will find information about the appraisal process, what goes into […]
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Blog Our Favorite Real Estate Podcasts   Podcasts are a growing medium as listeners search for new sources of entertainment and information. In 2018 there were about 550,000 podcasts, in 2019 there are more than 750,000. Listeners are growing too, an estimated 20 million more people in the U.S. are listening to podcasts this year as compared to2018. This growth in audio entertainment inspired […]
Blog Big Bounce Seventy-five major metro markets have seen home prices bounce back to above their pre-recession peaks. Metro Denver has seen the biggest bounce with home values 91% above its previous high in 2007 , according to the Home Price Recovery Index from HSH.com. “Aside from routinely strong home price appreciation, it’s important to know that the Denver […]
Blog Ranked! The latest report from the Federal Housing Finance Authority is hot off the press. They rank 241 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. for yearly home price appreciation. They show that, nationally, home prices have gone up 4.99% over the last 12 months. Here’s how the major cities rank in Colorado among the 241:   […]
Blog Inventory vs. Sales A stat we find interesting is the relationship between the inventory for sale versus what is actually selling. Specifically what we look at are price ranges. We are curious to know if the inventory that is for sale lines up with what the buyers want. Here’s what we notice… In Larimer County, 23% of all the […]
Colorado Real Estate Colorado Real Estate Market Update Posted in Colorado Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate    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 […]
Blog Chugging Along The real estate market keeps chugging along. Here’s news from the Mortgage Banker’s Association… Last week, applications to purchase a home hit their highest level since April 2010. This is clearly a sign that the spring selling season is starting off in full swing. You may remember that the reason why April 2010 was so active […]
Appreciation Rate Get Real We’ve seen some headlines recently that suggest home prices along the Front Range have peaked and are starting to decline. When we dig in and do the research, this is what we find… Home prices are still going up, just not as fast as they have been. We’ve known that the double-digit appreciation that we’ve seen for […]
Colorado Real Estate Four in Forty Did you know, according to FHFA, prices in Larimer County have dropped more than 1% only four times in the last 40 years? FHFA stands for the Federal Housing Finance Authority. We are one of 261 markets that they track. Since 1978 they have been measuring home price appreciation here. If you look at the […]
Blog Colorado Real Estate Market Update Posted in Colorado Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate 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 […]
Blog Why No Bubble There are several reasons why our Chief Economist does not believe there is a housing bubble today in the U.S. Below is a slide he shared at our recent market Forecast events. It shows U.S. Home ownership rate, which is simply the percentage of the population who own their home (versus renting). The long-term average […]
Blog Our 2019 Market Forecast This past Wednesday and Thursday evenings we had the pleasure of hosting our annual Market Forecast events in Denver and Fort Collins. Thank you to the 700 people who attended. We appreciate your support! In case you missed the events, here are some highlights including our forecast for price appreciation in 2019: • In 2018 […]
Blog What Our Expert Thinks Here’s what our Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, thinks about the 2019 U.S. Housing Market. He is regarded as one of the Country’s experts on real estate and is frequently quoted by leading industry publications.   • Existing Home Sales up 1.9% to 5.4 million units • Home Prices up 4.4% • New Home Sales up 6.9% […]