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Denver Housing Market: January 2022

by | Jan 14, 2022 | Market Stats

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The month of December followed seasonal trends for this time of year with inventory hitting an all time low for 2021. While there are still buyers in the market competing for the available listings, most buyers who are able have paused their search until after the holidays. However, in many hot markets investors continue to purchase homes, keeping competition high for other buyers in the market. 

December closes out an incredibly competitive year, with the real estate market favoring sellers across the country. Sellers have been able to choose from multiple offers, some even waiving all contingencies. But, the buyers who have been able to win new homes at low interest rates have likely already gained equity in their purchase. 

All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December:

Denver Housing Market

Supply and Demand: In December there were 3 weeks worth of housing inventory available, the same amount we saw in November. 

Median days on the market – In December houses spent an average of 5 days on the market, the same amount we saw in November. 

New homes on the market –  In December there were 2,571 new homes on the market, a 29% decrease from the 3,639 new homes we saw in November.

Homes sold – In December, 4,522 homes sold, a 6% decrease from November’s 4,805 homes sold.

For the first time since January 2021, homes in Denver sold for 100% of list price on average, rather than 2 to 4% over list price. This is a welcome relief to the remaining buyers in the market over the holiday season trying to secure a home. With that, the average list price also decreased from $594,000 in November, to $586,000 in December. However, the market remains competitive as days on the market have been less than one week throughout the fall and into winter.

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Seller Suggestions 

Sellers throughout 2021 had a fantastic year. From record low interest rates to a year of dramatic home value increases. Sellers across the country have often had multiple offers to choose from, and hopeful buyers who have waived various contingencies. Inventory in December hit its lowest point all year, allowing sellers to get top dollar for their homes. Moving into 2022, sellers will likely continue to have the upper hand. However, interest rates may increase in upcoming months which could cause a slight shift in the real estate market as affordability changes. To ensure a quick sale for the desired price, it’s essential to work with a local real estate agent who is an expert in your market. With the help of a team like Trelora’s, you can sell your home with confidence.

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Buyer Suggestions 

2021 proved to be a difficult year to be a home buyer and December followed this trend. Buyers have had to move very quickly to compete with other offers, including those from investors. 2022 will likely look similar to 2021, but buyers who are successful in winning a home will be rewarded in equity as home values continue to increase. While it can be challenging to beat out the competition in this continuously tight market, it is possible. With the help of an expert agent, who can advocate for you and navigate the local market, home buyers can secure their dream home with time.

Here are a few blogs that might help you as a buyer: 

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The information contained in this blog is for general information purposes only, and while believed to be accurate, Trelora assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy. Information provided within should not relied upon as legal advice. Please consult with your local advisors for independent information regarding availability and applicability in your market.