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Navigating the Currents: Insights into the Colorado Front Range Real Estate Market

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Greetings, homeowners and potential buyers! Let's take a laid-back stroll through the recent happenings in the Colorado Front Range real estate scene. No frills, just the facts, so grab a cup of coffee and let's chat.

Inventory Levels: A Subtle Shift

As we wrapped up December, we observed a modest change in inventory levels. The supply eased from about 2.5 months to a more concise 1.8 months. What does this mean for you? Well, it's leaning a bit towards a seller's market – less inventory, more demand.

Pending Transactions: A Gentle Rise

Now, onto the numbers – pending transactions saw a steady 11% increase compared to the previous year. Seems like folks are gradually making their moves into the real estate arena. It's a positive start for the year, but let's keep our expectations in check.

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Interest Rates: A Silver Lining

The silver lining in our real estate cloud is the interest rates. They're lower than they were a year ago, settling comfortably in the mid-6% range. Remember those days with rates over 8%? Yeah, we're glad those are behind us.

While we wouldn't mind seeing rates drop a bit more, we're not holding our breath. Time is of the essence here. Waiting too long might mean finding yourself in the midst of a heated spring market.

Don't Procrastinate: The Hot Market Reality

Picture this: you're waiting for interest rates to dip a bit more before making your move. Suddenly, spring arrives, and the market is buzzing. Prices are climbing, everyone's eager to buy, and you find yourself in a bidding war.

Even if rates drop a bit, it might not significantly affect your monthly house payment due to the rising real estate prices. It's a bit of a catch-22, and we advise against falling into it. Timing is key – act while conditions are favorable but not scorching.

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Conclusion: A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook

In summary, the Colorado Front Range real estate market is set for an interesting year. With lower interest rates, increased demand, and a subtle shift in inventory, it's shaping up to be a decent time for both buyers and sellers.

So, whether you're on the lookout for a new home or thinking about putting your property on the market, don't let this wave slip away unnoticed. Navigate the currents, stay informed, and let's see what 2024 holds for Colorado Front Range real estate.

Have more questions? Reach out!

Chelsea Steen


Photo Credit: Kaytlyn Perez Photography

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