Real Estate Market Conditions Snapshot

market snapshot

Here’s a quick look at the current state of the real estate market conditions in my market area (southern metro Denver), and my home area (Highlands Ranch Westridge). A guide to understanding the information is below the table.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH NEARLY EVERY INDICATOR FAVORS SELLERS, THE RATE OF GROWTH IS SLOWING. THAT GENERALLY FAVORS BUYERS. WE ARE STILL A FEW MONTHS AWAY FROM A BALANCED MARKET, BUT WE ARE GETTING THERE. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE TRENDS!

Real estate markets can change quickly, so keep an eye on the current market conditions. Of course, if you need help interpreting any of this, or want to see how it all impacts you, just let me know. I can be reached at 720-258-6211, or you can contact me through the website.

(Data from Metrolist, 5/19/17)

CURRENT MARKET STATUS: Strong Sellers' Market

 April
2017
March
2017
April
2016
CURRENT conditions
favor
SOUTH METRO DENVER
Active listings561507616Buyers
Properties sold613576592Sellers
Days to sell all active listings282731Buyers
Median
days to sell
554Neutral
Median original list price$425,000$420,000$399,500Sellers
Median
active list price
$425,000$419,000$396,000Sellers
Median sold price$412,500
$400,000$380,000Sellers
Average sold price$472,157$479,027$452,532Buyers
HIGHLANDS RANCH WESTRIDGE
Active listings676257Buyers
Sold properties624448Sellers
Days to sell all listings344436Sellers
Median days to sell5
4
5Buyers
Median original list price$462,500$454,500$450,000Sellers
Median active list price$462,500$448,500$440,000Sellers
Median sold price$447,000$424,000$414,000Sellers
Average sold price$531,933$500,041$451,548Sellers

Understanding the table

This table has two main sections: South metro Denver, and Highlands Ranch Westridge. The data represent the current real estate market conditions compared to the market at the end of the previous year, with a percentage change calculated for each row. Numbers are shown as whole numbers, and might be rounded.

Active listings

This number is the number of active listings at the end of the month, regardless of price. It does not include properties that are under contract.

Properties sold

The number of properties that sold during the month. To be considered “sold,” the transaction must have closed, and ownership changed from the seller to the buyer.

Days to sell all listings

This figure shows how long it would take to sell all the active listings, based on the rate of sales for the month. It does not factor in new listings coming onto the market. Smaller numbers indicate a seller’s market; larger numbers, a buyer’s market. A “balanced” or “normal” market is traditionally around 90 – 180 days.

Median days to sell

Shows how long properties remained in active status before going under contract. A negative number indicates that homes are now selling that percentage faster than before; a positive number shows the market is slowing down.

Median original list price

The original list price of the properties that were active at the end of the month. Half of the properties were priced above this figure, and half were priced below it.

Median active list price

The list price of the properties that were active at the end of the month. Half of the properties were priced above this figure, and half were priced below it.

Median sold price

The median price is the price right in the middle of the range of sold-property prices. It is not the same as the average price. The trend of this number is usually more important than the number itself, as it is a pretty good indicator of direction the market has been going, and will likely continue to go.

Average sold price

Calculated by adding up all the sold prices, and dividing by the number of sales. It is sometimes called the “mean” sold price. When the average price is greater than the median price, the market is more active in higher-priced properties. As with the median sold prices, the trend is more important than any one figure.


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