The most surprising piece of news for our friends and clients is that prices are essentially flat compared to last year. People find that surprising given what interest rates have done over the last 18 months. They wonder, how could prices not fall significantly after interest rates jumped considerably?
The answer is the fundamental economic lesson of supply and demand.
There is enough demand in the market for the current supply to keep prices stable even in an environment of higher rates.
Now that rates are (finally) trending down, it gives us even more confidence about the continued growth of real estate prices along the Front Range.
Here is a look at how home prices compare to one year ago:
Larimer County = Down 0.8%
Weld County = Up 3.4%
Metro Denver = Up 0.8%