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Blog Rate Heading   Rate Heading Where are interest rates headed? This question was one of many which were addressed during our annual Market Forecast yesterday. Our Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, provided insight on rates, prices, inventory and many other fascinating topics. Matthew’s prediction is for rates to creep up to 3.07% by the end of 2021.  They […]
Blog The Votes Are In                                   Real estate buyers made their voices heard last month and made a clear choice for…  higher-end properties! One of the interesting dynamics of our current market is the significantly- increased activity in higher price ranges. The combination of high […]
Blog Brand New Market Report                             The latest quarterly report from our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner is now available.  Here is a quote from the report with his take on the Front Range economy: What a difference a quarter makes! Following the massive job losses Colorado experienced […]
Buyers & Sellers Re Bubble The activity in the Front Range market is causing us to hear the bubble question again. People are curious to know, based on recent growth in price appreciation, if we are in a housing bubble. This question seems to crop up when prices go up. While we do not believe that the current double-digit price […]
Blog Economic Update with Matthew Gardner Exclusive Invitation!!! Tune in on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 9:00am to meet with Matthew Gardner, Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist LIVE and get your chance to ask him questions. He’ll be discussing the housing market, employment and the effects of COVID-19 on the local and national economy. As one of the only real estate […]
Economy Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update: 5/18/2020 In this week’s episode of Mondays with Matthew, Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner kicks off a series of episodes in which he answers questions from his followers. The first deals with how COVID-19 will impact buyer behaviors, especially in more urban markets.
Economy Faster Here’s something true about today’s market.  Properties are selling fast. Compared to one year ago, the number of days it takes for a property to sell is significantly lower. The industry term is “Days on Market” or DOM. DOM is way down. Here is the comparison of May 2020 versus May 2019: Metro Denver down 22% […]
Economy Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update: 5/11/2020 Job growth is critical to the health of the housing market, so on this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew,”  Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner analyzes the effect of COVID-19 on employment and what we can expect for the duration of the year.
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Economy Health Crisis not Housing Crisis Here is the latest video from our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner.  It’s full of great nuggets about what is happening in the economy and the real estate market today.  Just click the image below to play the video.
Colorado Real Estate Colorado Real Estate Market Update   The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere […]
Blog Your Beginner’s Guide to Home Appraisals   Appraisals are used as a reliable, independent valuation of a tract of land and the structure on it, whether it’s a house or a skyscraper. Designed to protect buyers, sellers, and lending institutions, appraisals are an important part of the buying/selling process. Below, you will find information about the appraisal process, what goes into […]
Blog Our Favorite Real Estate Podcasts   Podcasts are a growing medium as listeners search for new sources of entertainment and information. In 2018 there were about 550,000 podcasts, in 2019 there are more than 750,000. Listeners are growing too, an estimated 20 million more people in the U.S. are listening to podcasts this year as compared to2018. This growth in audio entertainment inspired […]
Buyers & Sellers Colorado Real Estate Market Update Posted in Colorado Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate    The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park counties) is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making […]
Blog 4 in 40 Did you know, according to FHFA, prices in Larimer County have dropped more than 1% only 4 times in the last 40 years? FHFA stands for the Federal Housing Finance Authority. We are one of 261 markets that they track. Since 1978 they have been measuring home price appreciation here. If you look at the […]
Blog HQ3? The Front Range may have lost out on Amazon’s HQ2, but that doesn’t mean their company won’t affect our economy. Denver was in the running for Amazon’s massive new second headquarters that supposedly would bring 50,000 new high-paying jobs and $5 Billion of investment. In the end Amazon chose to split the headquarters among two […]
Blog A History Lesson One of the most common questions we hear from clients is “Where do you think interest rates are going?” Virtually all of the experts we follow put rates above 5% going into next year and some see rates approaching 5.5% by the middle of 2019. What’s certain is that there are economic forces at work […]
Blog Are We Heading Towards A Bubble? The US housing market has been going gangbusters in recent years. Record-setting sales, record-setting home prices, and a market that has largely favored sellers, while forcing fierce competition among buyers. All of this has led some to worry that we are heading towards another housing bubble. So, are we? On Tuesday, September 25, at 11 […]
Economy 5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Won’t Wreck the Housing Market Interest rates have been trending higher since the fall of 2017, and I fully expect they will continue in that direction – albeit relatively slowly – as we move through the balance of the year and into 2019. So what does this mean for the US housing market? It might come as a surprise to […]
Economy What You Need to Know About the US Luxury Housing Market Luxury homes sales across the U.S. continue to perform strongly, but I’m noticing some headwinds starting to appear that are worthy of a closer look. It’s often thought that luxury real estate runs totally independent of the overall market, and while this is true in some respects, there are definitely correlations between high-end housing and […]
Blog How Restrictive Growth Policies Affect Housing Affordability In Many Cities Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner explains how restrictive growth policies are affecting housing affordability in many cities.​