• Colorado real estate market

    May 25, 2010 // Comments Off

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    The Colorado real estate market seems to be rallying strongly, especially when considering the metropolitan areas of Denver and Colorado Springs. Although foreclosures continue to increase slightly, the inventory of foreclosures is being cleared more rapidly than in previous months. This is according to a May 13, 2010 article in the Denver Business Journal, which found that “Foreclosure sales in Colorado shot up 53.6 percent in the first quarter of 2010 from the same period a year earlier, and new foreclosure filings rose 6 percent, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Housing reported Thursday.” The piece by Mark Harden continued to say that “But officials said the year-ago foreclosure-sales total was pushed down by a national moratorium on processing foreclosures. They said that between first-quarter 2008 and first-quarter 2010, a comparison that straddles the moratorium, foreclosure sales rose a more modest 13.3 percent, or an average of 6.7 percent per year.”

    Colorado homes for sale in Denver sold for slightly more compared to last year, according to a May 11, 2010 article in the Denver Business Journal. This article found that “Single-family home prices in metro Denver slipped in March from the previous months but rose 4.1 percent from 12 months earlier, according to a report Tuesday from Integrated Asset Services LLC.” The piece, written by Mark Harden, continued to say that “The monthly ‘IAS360 House Price Index’ report from IAS, a Denver-based default-mortgage services company, said the median single-family home price in the Denver-Aurora metro area declined 0.7 percent in March, following a 0.2 percent rise in February. But year over year, the index showed a 4.1 percent increase in the area’s median price between March 2009 and March 2010.”

    Colorado real estate in the Colorado Springs area also rallied strongly in recent months, according to a May 5, 2010 article in the Colorado Springs Gazette. The piece, written by Rich Laden, continued to say that “Colorado Springs-area home prices and sales rose again last month, the latest in a string of improved showings the local resale market. Home sales totaled 792 in April, an 11.9 percent increase over the same month last year, according to a Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report.”

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