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November 2020 Market Statistics

WHAT DO YOU WANT 2021 TO BE FOR YOU?

It’s been another banner month of big lows and highs:

– Days on the Market: Homes were going under contract at a speedy
twenty-two days.

– Active Listings: November was our lowest month of inventory since
December of 2017.

– Avg. Sales Price: Record-high closing prices for both single-family
homes ($615,766) and attached condos/townhomes ($549,756).

With so much appreciation, far fewer homeowners will be worrying about
going into forbearance. If you haven’t considered refinancing, now is
the time with our historically low rates!

When the dust settles for 2020, our stats will show it’s been an
unexpectedly stellar year for real estate. Living in the right home
was one of our most significant needs during the pandemic.

So how about you? As you reflect on the upcoming year, no doubt it
will be different from 2020 (hopefully in many wonderful ways).

Do you want:
– A bigger home in the suburbs.
– To move closer to family.
– To invest in a rental for additional income.
– To pay off debt and live a simpler lifestyle.

Then let’s start chatting now. We want to help you design a plan that meets your needs (soulfully and financially). Taking advantage of these low-interest rates and our massive pool of eager buyers, we may be able to get you into the home of your dreams (or closer to your goal).

Please reach out with any real estate questions:

720-738-1080,
michelleoddo@leader1.com

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September Denver Market Snapshot

What a record-breaking month for our metro area. By the end of last month, we had the lowest amount of listings on the market for any September. Homes were moving fast…averaging just six days before sellers had made official deals with buyers (the shortest days-on-market average for a September).

But what grew were the number of transactions! Wow…more sellers and buyers went under contract or closed deals than almost ever before!
With a total sales volume of $3.15 billion, September of 2020, holds the third-largest amount of business done for any month in our real estate history.

So it’s not a surprise, sales prices for both single-family and condo homes reached record-breaking highs: $510,000 for detached and $334,752 for attached properties.

While it is a tough market, buyers, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of our rock-bottom interest rates. Getting preapproved for a loan will help you discover how much home you can afford (and we bet it’ll surprise you). With our customized strategy for your needs, together, we’ll navigate this market until you find the right home.

There’s still time to move before the holidays arrive.

Contact us at 720-738-1080 or michelleoddo@leader1.com.

Sources: Denver Metro Realtor Association and Megan Aller with First American Title

August 2020 Denver Market Snapshot

How mind-boggling – the 2020 Metro Denver housing market could beat out 2019’s record-breaking activity!!

After July’s historically high home sales, August slowed down by 19% (yet it was the best August we’ve ever had). The lack of listings was the culprit, “If there were more, we would’ve sold more,” said Jill Schafer, Chair of the DMAR Market Trends Committee.” – Wow!

We ended the month with a very light selection (11% fewer listings went on the market than in July / 41% less than Aug. 2019). But regardless, buyers are eagerly making moves. Almost 8% more homes went under contract in August than July (nearly 33% more deals than Aug. 2019). Market analyst, Megan Aller at First American Title, believes our super-low interest rates are a bigger influence on the market’s demand than the pandemic.

Sellers received even higher returns at closing time. Home prices went up again – the average cost for a single-family home is $606,330 (a 5.5% boost). Interestingly, condos’ avg. sales price dipped by 2.5%.

It’s a remarkable and critical time for people to buy or sell. So who are you in the home you’re living in right now? Does the space and location fully support your needs and lifestyle? What’s important to you today….and tomorrow?

We’d love to hear about your needs, goals, and explore options. Home has become life. Your physical, emotional, and financial security matter to us. Contact us at 720-738-1080, michelleoddo@leader1.com.

Sources: Denver Metro Realtor Association and Megan Aller with First
American Title

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April 2020: COVID-19 Impact On Real Estate

Surreal…How COVID-19 Impacted Our Denver Real Estate Market

Describing our real estate market’s last month is a little challenging. In April, activity certainly slowed down as clients’ health was our number one priority. Protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19 was critical. Yet even in a pandemic, people need to move, so Colorado permitted real estate services to continue. So our whole industry adapted to safely help people refinance and purchase homes using video conferencing, virtual tours, electronic file processing, and even curbside closings. All in all, it paid off (source: DMAR’s May Monthly Market Trends Report):

  • 4,679 new listings still came on the market (about -30% month-over-month / -38% year-over-year)
  • 3,280 homes went under contract (-29% month-over-month / -46% year-over-year)
  • 3,603 properties successfully closed (-24% month-over-month / -31% year-over-year)

When the pandemic started in March, a surge of sellers took their homes off the market. It is encouraging to see more homes remained available April, as we finished the month with 6,855 listings (4,576 single-family homes, 2,279 condos/townhomes). After all, our Denver metro area remains a high-demand market. When showings were allowed again on April 27th, buyers scheduled roughly 3,500 appointments (a record-high for a Monday so far this year).

As Denver metro counties slowly lift restrictions and people settle into this “new norm,” we’ll likely see more activity and opportunities. If you are thinking about buying, I am ready to help you expertly navigate every step of the process.

If you have any questions or want to start discussing your plans, I’m available by text, phone, email, and video conferencing. Take care of yourself.

Michelle Oddo
Senior Mortgage Banker & Branch Manager
M (303) 961-6906
O (720) 738-1081
Michelleoddo@leader1.com

March 2020 Market Snapshot

Real Estate Remains An Essential Service

What a surreal month it’s been for our market. As we geared up for another spring frenzy, our real estate industry contended with rapid changes and increased uncertainty.

If you haven’t heard, Governor Polis’ Stay-at-Home Order deemed real estate an ‘Essential Service.’ It was a massive relief for many of our buyers and homeowners wanting to refinance. Our clients’ health and safety is a primary focus, so we’ve adjusted our operations according to CDC’s guidelines:

  • No-Contact Transactions – closings are being done by mail or curbside.
  • Virtual tours, Zoom, and FaceTime are part of our everyday tools.

So across the metro area, real estate continued (source: DMAR Real Estate Market Trends Report):

  • New Listings: 30% more homes came on the market than in February. While a portion of sellers withdrew their listings towards the end of the month, our inventory remained solid.
  • Sold Homes: 8% more homes went under contract and 12% more homes sold.
  • Average Days on Market: Sellers accepted buyers’ offers 24% faster (29 days vs. 38 in February).
  • Sales Price was a record-breaking $513,526.

The demand for listings remains high and interest rates remain low. We in the industry are adjusting our processes to provide you the best care. After all, as real estate professionals, adaptability is one of our biggest strengths.

Virtual Tour Lender Credit

During this time of Coronavirus, if you are interested in buying a home but just want to do a virtual tour of a home and make an offer, we are making a special offer to you. We will pay for your appraisal ($610). It’s a new era and we have to adapt! View our coupon here.

Call the Oddo Group at LeaderOne Financial in Littleton, CO.

Feb 2020 Market Snapshot

Our Denver Market Was Immune!

Well…we certainly are fortunate to live in the Metro Denver area, aren’t we? Amid the stock market’s performance, coronavirus fears, and February’s nearly record-breaking snowfall, buyers and sellers were determined to get moving:

– Homes flew off the market twice as fast as January (12 Days on the Market – wow)!
– More transactions closed thanks to early-bird buyers and sellers.
– On average, sellers got a slightly better return as the Sold Price increased (single-family homes bumped up to $544,054 – that’s +2.5%).

We had 5.5% more listings enter the market (over 5,000 homes) in February than January, but with so many buyers ready to purchase, homes were quickly snatched up. We actually finished the month with slightly fewer properties for sale.

These market trends + spring’s arrival = a strong, steady real estate market. The demand for homes will continue giving sellers the advantage (except in the $1 million+ market, which is quite balanced in supply and need). And with our record-low mortgage rates right now, buyers have an opportunity to save more money.

I’d love to answer your questions about the market and chat about your goals, plans, and needs. Feel free to shoot me a text, email, or call me anytime.