Real Estate Market Conditions: Housing Overview
Summer is coming to an end and Fall is approaching! The growing housing market in Denver continues to increase the average closing price of homes. MLS data shows an increase in the number of homes on the market which gives prospective buyers more options to consider when purchasing a home. In addition, homes are being sold at higher prices due to increasing property value in the Denver area. Fall is the perfect season to take advantage of the housing market! The data below shows the health of the housing market.
Number of Homes Sold:
More than 6,939 homes were sold in the Denver area in the month of August. That is a small decrease from last month.
Average Sold Price:
The average price of a home is currently $477,848 which is a .84% decrease from last month but a 2.58% increase from last year. An increase in selling price is an indicator of growing competition and property values. Homeowners are on average receiving more money selling their homes than in previous years which is encouraging homeowners to sell.
Average Sale-to-List Ratio:
In addition, homes are being close to their original asking price. On average, homeowners are making 99.10% of their home’s original asking price. This rate had no change from July to August.
Average Days On-Market Before Sale:
Homes are staying on the market an average of 33 days before being sold. Closings are 26% faster than last year. An average of 33 days is quick, and this tight market competition will continue to drive the real estate market going forward.
Inventory of Homes:
In Denver and the surrounding area, the inventory of homes has increased by 10% from last year and the number of homes on the market decrease by 2% from July to August. Potential buyers should be aware of the competitive environment if they plan to purchase this Fall.