Real Estate Market Conditions: Housing Overview
Summer is here! 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. Summer 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 homes were sold in May when compared to last May. 13,730 homes were sold in the Denver area. This is a dramatic .52% increase from last month and a 4.93% decrease from last year.
Average Sold Price:
The average price of a home is currently $511,810 which is a .68% increase from last month and a 4.80% 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 99.3% of their home’s original asking price. This rate has only decrease by .70% from last month.
Average Days On-Market Before Sale:
Homes are staying on the market an average of 28 days before being sold. Closings are 3.70 % faster than last year. An average of 28 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 28.09% from last year while the number of homes on the market increase by 28.09% from April to May. Potential buyers should be aware of the competitive environment if they plan to purchase this spring.