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Homes with no energy bills are catching on — even in Pueblo — and the extra cost isn’t as high as you’d think

A study that found building net-zero homes costs not much more than standard homes changed the trajectory of a Pueblo housing project. Now, more than 5,000 net-zero ready homes are proposed for Colorado.   Pueblo has seen an uptick in new residents moving in from the Front Range looking for a home that’s “a little less expensive,” said Scott Hobson, an assistant...

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Affordability Index Retrospect

Affordability Index Retrospect Index Over Time Shows a Complex Story Behind Affordability Issues in Colorado   By Matthew Leprino   You aren’t wrong. Living in Colorado isn’t exactly ‘affordable’ these days. Our incredible State has been evolving for some time now and the potency of that change is no clearer than in the lack of affordability of our real estate market. A relatively new statistic...

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Housing affordability hits lowest point for Colorado markets

The Housing Affordability Index across Colorado is at its lowest point since the Colorado Association of REALTORS® started the measurement in January 2010, according to a Monday press release from the organization.   Looking at both the seven-county metro area and statewide markets, affordability is down 18 percent from this time last year for single-family homes and 20 percent for condos/townhomes, the...

Housing affordability at its lowest ever for Colorado markets

ENGLEWOOD, CO. – Nov. 12, 2018 – With a continuation of the typical seasonal slowdown across most of Colorado’s local housing markets in October, overall affordability appears to be taking center stage as median housing prices continue to increase fueled by reduced inventory, an uptick in interest rates, and the median income of potential homebuyers, according to the latest monthly...

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The Biggest Signs Colorado Housing Market Is Coming Back to Earth

The Colorado housing market has been running at hyperspeed over the past several years, despite some of the country's worst affordability in Denver and beyond. But things may finally be on the cusp of change.   According to a new report from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® , sales of single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums fell dramatically in September. The number of single-family homes purchased dipped by a striking 14.6...

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Home Sales Dropping Across Much of Colorado

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® recently reported that the number of single-family home listings sold in Colorado dropped 14.6 percent in September compared to the same month a year earlier. Sales of townhouses and condos dropped 15.2 percent.   The Denver Post reports that metro Denver area year-over-year single-family home sales in September fell 15.8 percent.   Elsewhere, home sales fell 26.7 percent in...

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Buyers and Sellers Teeter-Totter in Evolving Housing Market

Buyers and Sellers Teeter-Totter in Evolving Housing Market Buyers are beginning their hunts ahead and quieting down earlier than previous years   BY MATTHEW LEPRINO Published: 2018.10.22 03:00 PM   Like a schoolyard teeter-totter, there are always two forces volleying for control in any real estate transaction. On the left, you have the buyer’s control – always a force but sometimes lagging behind that of the seller...

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Home sales slid across Colorado in September

Home sales aren't just slumping big in metro Denver, they are dropping across much of Colorado and in what were some of the hottest markets in the country.   Existing home sales in the United States fell 3.4% in August from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million. Year-over-year, they are down 4.1%, according to an update Friday from...

Colorado homebuyers may be getting a touch of relief in seesaw housing markets

http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Oct. 10, 2018 – Colorado homebuyers may be feeling a little bit of relief as a combination of seasonal and market factors have helped to slow down the fast-paced, over asking price sales and hold steady or even drop the median sales price in many parts of the metro area and state. Yet, some of the state’s...