Economics 101

Economics 101 Market Snapshot June 1st – 27th Inventory is rising, a good sign that the market is potentially correcting a bit. This is great news for buyers – especially those who have had a hard time finding any homes available.
Colorado Economy The Biggest Risk in Front Range Real Estate In today’s world, the biggest risk in Front Range real estate for buyers is to wait! Eric Thompson from Windermere Local shares some insight below as to why this is and what it means for buyers across the Front Range: Why Waiting Isn’t a Good Idea Thinking back to 2008-10, we can learn a lot […]
Colorado Economy Calculated Risk The economic research blog called “Calculated Risk” just completed a fascinating study on home prices. Specifically, they looked at the correlation between home price growth and inventory. They used price data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index and inventory data from the National Association of Realtors. No surprise, they found that the lower the inventory […]
Economics 101 The Scoop – 1st Quarter 2021  
Colorado Economy What the Experts Say Speaking of experts, it’s time to tell you that our annual Real Estate Market Forecast with our own Chief Economist Matthew Gardner will be January 14th from 11:30 to 1:00.  Be sure to join live so you can engage with the Q & A.  You can register for the online event at www.ColoradoForecast.com Here’s what […]
Economics 101 Fourteener 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 […]
Colorado Economy A Little Perspective Here’s a little perspective on the inventory of homes for sale in today’s market… First we’ll look at Metro Denver: The average number of residential listings for sale at this time of year is 15,577 The highest-ever for this time of year is 29,722 which occurred in 2006 The number of listings right now is […]
Buyers 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%. […]
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Economics 101 Rate Meaning Mortgage interest rates have hit another record low this week. Mortgage applications for purchases just hit an 11-year high. Rates are at a level that many people could never have imagined. Here’s something that is surprising to many people… Rates are 1.5% lower than they were just two years ago. Here’s what that means for […]
Economics 101 Most Active What is the most active price range in Northern Colorado?  Take a guess… $300,000 to $400,000 $400,000 to $500,000 $500,000 to $750,000 $750,000 and above By far, the most active price range is $300,000 to $400,000 with 60% more closed transactions than the $400,000 to $500,000 range and 400% more than homes priced $750,000 and above. […]
Colorado Living 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 real […]
Economics 101 Equity Insights The real estate research firm Core Logic just produced their latest Homeowner Equity Insights report. Some interesting tidbits: · 63% of all properties nationally have a mortgage · Homeowners with mortgages collective realized a $428 billion rise in equity over last year, an increase of 4.8% · Only 3.8% of all mortgaged properties have negative […]
Colorado Living 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:   […]
Economics 101 Down Again Mortgage rates dropped again for the fourth week in a row. The average 30-year rate is now 4.06% which is the lowest it has been all year. Rates today are actually the lowest they have been since early 2018. The main factor driving rates down is the trade war with China. Investors are shifting money […]
Economics 101 Colorado Real Estate Market Update   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 […]