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Denver Real Estate Market Report for May 2018

Denver Real Estate Market Report for May 2018

The average price of a single-family home sold in Denver and its 10 surrounding counties continues to set new records. Since February, when the average home purchase price surpassed $500,000, the cost of buying a home jumped in March to $520,158, again in April to $540,105, and yet again in May to $540,624.

See below for our full report for May 2018 and please let us know if you have any questions. We email this market infographic report on the Denver Real Estate Market each month. To get on the email list, please reach out to marketing@usajrealty.com and request to be added!

Key Takeaways for May 2018 via DMAR for Metro Denver:

  • Active Inventory in May 2018 was: 6,437
    • April 2018 Active Listings: 5,160
    • March 2018 Active Listings: 4,619
    • February 2018 Active Listings: 4,084
    • January 2018 Active Listings: 3,869
    • December 2017 Active Listings: 3,854
    • November 2017 Active Listing: 5,131
    • October 2017 Active Listing: 6,312
    • September 2017 Active Listings: 7,586
    • August 2017 Active Listings: 7,360
  • Median Sales Price for a condo in Metro Denver in May 2018 was: $305,000
    • April 2018: $297,000
    • March 2018: $295,000
    • February 2018: $296,000
    • January 2018: $285,000
    • December 2017: $285,000
    • November 2017: $272,000
    • October 2017: $275,000
    • September 2017: $268,000
    • August 2017 $275,000
    • July 2017: $270,100
  • Median Sales Price a single-family residence in Metro Denver in May 2018 was: $451,000
    • April 2018: $455,000
    • March 2018: $440,875
    • February 2018: $435,000
    • January 2018 was $416,000
    • December 2017: $415,000
    • November 2017: $405,000
    • October 2017: $415,000
    • September 2017: $409,000
    • August 2017: $410,000
    • July 2017: $420,000

An Overview of the National Market:

Homebuyers are resilient despite housing market challenges

“Although homebuyers struggle with affordability and low supply, a healthy economy and strong consumer confidence are expected to lead to an increase of sales, according to Freddie Mac’s newly released monthly outlook for May”. – Housing Wire

Hot housing market shows no signs of cooling off, frustrating buyers

“New data released today shows U.S. home prices have continued their ascent, reinforcing predictions that prospective homebuyers will face an incredibly competitive market this spring and summer.” – Curbed

Where the House-Price-to-Income Ratio is Most Out of Whack

“The rule of thumb is that the cost of your house should equal roughly 2.6 years of income. But in some U.S. cities, home prices are almost 10 times what the median household earns.” – City Lab, chart below by City Lab Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 11.44.15 AM

 

What’s Happening in Denver:

Report for Metro Denver:
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Read Denver Metro Association of Realtor’s full report on last month’s Real Estate trends and statistics in Denver here.

   

And as always, please let us know if you have any questions!

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