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A Brutal Year for Home Buyers

Many of you have purchased homes in strong seller’s markets, so you know that can make things very tough for home buyers.  In our 2013 and 2014 newsletters, we noted that competition for properties had moved to levels we’d never seen before.  But 2015 left 2013/2014…and all other years we’ve experienced in real estate…in the dust. The best measure of buyer pressure on the market are our stats on the percentage of homes that go under contract within 5 and 14 days of the home’s being listed in the MLS.  In the fairly balanced and “normal” market of 2004-2007, about 7% of

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Boulder apartment rents reach $2,000 milestone

“The average monthly rent on a two-bedroom apartment in Boulder reached $2,000 in September, according to the Colorado Rental Price Monitor from Apartment List….”  Read the rest of the article here…http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28906793/boulder-apartment-rents-reach-2000-milestone

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http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28970522/denver-returns-real-estate-investment-near-highest-nation?source=hot-topic-bar

“The Boulder County commissioners on Tuesday will consider spending $458,000 to buy about 51 acres of onetime farm land in the Gold Hill area to preserve it as open space. The Gold Hill Town Council has urged the county to purchase the property at 1270 Dixon Road from its current private owners, the Schmidt Family Trust, citing its importance to the community…”  Read the rest of the article here…http://www.denverpost.com/realestatenews/ci_28960245/boulder-county-may-buy-51-acre-gold-hill

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Denver returns on real estate investment near highest in the nation

“Metro Denver provided residential real estate investors with the second best returns of any major city, according to an analysis from BiggerPockets….” Read the rest of the article here…http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28970522/denver-returns-real-estate-investment-near-highest-nation?source=hot-topic-bar

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U.S. home sales soar in July to fastest pace since 2007

“WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up their homebuying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.”  See the rest of the article here… http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28676684/u-s-home-sales-soar-july-fastest-pace

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Denver’s housing market drops a notch

“Metro Denver ranked as the nation’s third-hottest residential real estate market in August, down from the second-hottest in July, according to a report Monday by Realtor.com, a national website of home listings….” Read the rest of the article here: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28733526/denvers-housing-market-drops-notch    

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Metro Denver home market cools down in July

“The number of homes available for sale in metro Denver spiked in July,   while home sales dropped and prices flattened out, providing further evidence that one of the country’s hottest housing markets might be topping out,  according to a  report Thursday from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors…” Read the rest of the article here: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28595933/metro-denver-home-market-cools-down-july

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Denver’s housing cost burdens surpass historical average

“Denver is one of only five major metro areas where both rents and monthly mortgage payments  now take a bigger bite out of incomes than they did in the years before the housing bubble,   according to a  new study from residential real estate website Zillow…” Read the rest of the article here: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28630046/denvers-housing-cost-burdens-surpass-historical-average

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ZIP codes assessed for hotness and 80122 is an “it” spot

“Centennial’s 80122 ZIP code is one of the hottest, a place where homes sell faster than any other market in the U.S. and online listings are viewed 2.3 times more frequently than other metro Denver listings, according to an assessment by realtor.com…” Read the rest of the article here: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28634349/zip-codes-assessed-hotness-and-80122-is-an

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