Boulder County Posts Strong Numbers

Catherine Burgess

05/8/20

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​​​​​​​BOULDER REAL ESTATE MICRO DATA:

Boulder County Stats: 4/19 - 4/26

Last week, 81 new properties came to market, a significant uptick from the week prior, indicating consumer confidence and that we may have seen the bottom of our new inventory curve.

There was also a significant increase in price changes, indicating sellers getting more realistic and wanting to sell; this is promising also a promising indicator for consumer confidence.

56 properties went under contract, creating a 69% sell-through rate, just 7-9% less than 2019 and 2018 for the same week. So, our under contract rate is again holding pretty steady.

Given that we've just had the showing moratorium lifted on vacant properties, let's be attentive to how many under contracts we have next week.

From a price band perspective, we had fewer new listings come to market in the 0-500k range, which previously had been very active, though still with a 147% sell-through rate. In other words, if you have entry-level properties that you need to sell, now would be a good time to come to market.

We saw a big jump in new inventory in the $500-1mm range, with a 64% sell-through rate. $1mm-1.5mm had the same number of properties come to market, but an increase in under-contracts. The $1.5mm+ market is seeing more inventory come to market, with little buyer activity right now.

Local Real Estate In A Nutshell

Our increases in inventory may indicate that our Boulder County new inventory has bottomed out and is on the upswing. We are seeing good balance in the $1.5mm and lower market, with plenty of buyer demand accompanying the increased inventory. We will have to keep watching to see what happens balance-wise with the $1.5mm+ market.

MACRO DATA:

​​​​​​​Buyers Shift From City To Suburbs


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New Mortgage Applications Up

CNBC reports that nationally mortgage applications have increased week-over-week.

Buyers Purchase Through Virtual Showings

Though vacant-home showings are now permitted again, local, out-of-state and out-of-country buyers are also purchasing through virtual showings. Using excellent videos/technology helps buyers understand homes remotely. Click the image above or here for an example of a virtual tour for our new listing at 7865 Arlington Dr, Boulder CO 80303.

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