November 26, 2022


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Q3 2022 Colorado Real Estate Market Update

The following evaluation of pick out counties of the Colorado real estate current market is supplied by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this facts might assist you with earning greater-educated serious estate selections. For further information and facts about the housing market place in your location, remember to don’t wait to get in touch with your Windermere Authentic Estate agent.


Regional Economic Overview

Nevertheless statewide occupation progress carries on to taper in Colorado, much more than 108,000 positions have been added around the past 12 months, symbolizing an annual growth amount of 3.9%. The unemployment charge in August stood at a balanced 3.4%. Regionally, unemployment rates ranged from a very low of 2.6% in Boulder to a higher of 3.7% in the Grand Junction and Greeley metropolitan parts.

Colorado Dwelling Revenue

In the 3rd quarter, 10,749 households ended up offered, which is a drop of 27.8% from a 12 months in the past. Revenue were being 16.3% lessen than in the 2nd quarter of 2022.

Year in excess of yr, sales rose in Gilpin County but fell in the harmony of the region. Income elevated in Gilpin, Obvious Creek, and El Paso counties over the second quarter.

Stock levels jumped 73.1% in the third quarter, which is substantial even however it is a slower rate of growth than occurred concerning the very first and 2nd quarters.

Pending sales, which are an indicator of foreseeable future closings, dropped 22.3% from the next quarter. Positioned together with mounting stock degrees and decrease income activity, this plainly indicates that the industry is pulling back again somewhat speedily subsequent the remarkably buoyant period amongst 2020 and 2021.

A bar graph showing the annual change in home sales for various counties in Colorado from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022. All counties have a negative percentage year-over-year change except Gilpin County, which has a 2.3% change. Gilpin is followed by El Paso at -10.5%, Douglas and Jefferson -25.1%, Arapahoe -27.9%, Larimer -28.1%, Denver -30.2%, Adams -30.3%, Boulder -32.1%, Weld -32.7%, Clear Creek -32.8%, and Park at -44.9%.

Colorado Household Price ranges

The regular household sale cost rose 8.3% from the very same time period in 2021 to $654,425. Nonetheless, costs were 6.6% reduced than in the 2nd quarter.

Compared to the next quarter, listing rates dropped in all counties besides Apparent Creek and Gilpin, suggesting that sellers are setting up to notice that the marketplace has shifted.

Calendar year around year, rates rose by double digits in Clear Creek and Douglas counties and rose by single digits in the rest of the market areas.

Rising property finance loan premiums and stock ranges are now impacting the region’s housing sector. As said in the second quarter Gardner Report, any palpable drop in listing rates is an indicator that the market place is softening, which has proven to be the case.

A map showing the real estate home prices percentage changes for various counties in Colorado. Different colors correspond to different tiers of percentage change. El Paso and Gilpin County have a percentage change in the 0% to 5.4% range. Larimer, Weld, Boulder, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Denver, and Park are all in the 5.5% to 10.9% change range, Douglas is in the 11% to 16.4% range, and Clear Creek is in the 22%+ range.

A bar graph showing the annual change in home sale prices for various counties in Colorado from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022. Clear Creek County tops the list at 28.7%, followed by Douglas at 12.4%, Jefferson and Larimer at 8.5%, Arapahoe at 8.4%, Denver and Adams at 8.3%, Weld at 7.9%, Park at 7.3%, Boulder 6.5%, El Paso 4%, and Gilpin 1.3%.

Mortgage loan Rates

This stays an uncertain interval for mortgage rates. When the Federal Reserve slowed bond buys in 2013, traders ended up accused of owning a “taper tantrum,” and we are looking at a comparable reaction now. The Fed seems to be articles to enjoy the housing industry go by way of a period of pain as they toss all their equipment at cutting down inflation.

As a outcome, house loan premiums are out of sync with treasury yields, which not only carries on to drive prices considerably greater, but also makes violent swings in equally instructions. My present forecast phone calls for charges to peak in the fourth quarter of this 12 months right before setting up to gradually pull back. That reported, they will stay in the 6% selection until the stop of 2023.

A bar graph showing the mortgage rates from 2020 to the present, as well as Matthew Gardner's forecasted mortgage rates through Q4 2023. After the 5.62% figure in Q3 2022, he forecasts mortgage rates continuing to climb to 6.7% in Q4 2022, 6.55% in Q1 2023, 6.35% in Q2 2023, 6.15% in Q3 2023, and 5.60% in Q4 2023.

Colorado Times on Market

The normal amount of times it took to provide a home in the marketplaces contained in this report rose 8 days as opposed to the identical interval in 2021.

The length of time it took to offer a household rose throughout the board compared to the very same quarter a year back.

It took an average of 20 days to offer a household in the area, which is up 11 times in comparison to the second quarter of the calendar year.

Whilst current market time has risen substantially, it is really worth noting that the normal time it took for a household to offer in the quarter was nevertheless ten less times than in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

A bar graph showing the average days on market for homes in various counties in Colorado for Q3 2022. Gilpin County has the lowest DOM at 16, followed by Weld at 17, Arapahoe, Larimer, Adams, Jefferson, and Denver at 18, El Paso at 20, Douglas at 22, Boulder at 23, Clear Creek at 28, and Park at 30.


This speedometer demonstrates the condition of the region’s true estate sector working with housing inventory, value gains, house product sales, interest fees, and more substantial economic elements.

Although all employment that have been lost during the pandemic have now returned and 54,700 new jobs have been included, this has not saved the housing industry from cooling. Some are suggesting that we are heading into a period equivalent to the bursting of the housing bubble in the mid-2000s, but I really do not agree. Via the pandemic, the housing market was artificially inflated by traditionally small mortgage premiums, not by underqualified buyers, but this sort of favorable financing could not have on eternally.

A speedometer graph indicating a balanced market, leaning toward a seller's market in Colorado in Q3 2022.

I be expecting the industry will continue to slow until eventually it will get to a sustainable degree of development. Some marketplaces will see once-a-year selling price development change detrimental. Given that 57% of Colorado house owners with a mortgage have more than 50% equity, a modest drop in values is nothing at all to be anxious about. With extra provide and listing rates pulling back, I am transferring the needle a lot more toward harmony. This will favor potential buyers, but the market is continue to far from being thoroughly in their favor.

About Matthew Gardner

Matthew Gardner - Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate

As Chief Economist for Windermere Genuine Estate, Matthew Gardner is dependable for analyzing and interpreting economic information and its effect on the authentic estate marketplace on both a neighborhood and nationwide amount. Matthew has over 30 several years of skilled experience the two in the U.S. and U.K.

In addition to his working day-to-day duties, Matthew sits on the Washington State Governors Council of Financial Advisors chairs the Board of Trustees at the Washington Centre for Genuine Estate Research at the College of Washington and is an Advisory Board Member at the Runstad Centre for Genuine Estate Research at the College of Washington wherever he also lectures in authentic estate economics.