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November 2017 – Montrose Colorado Real Estate Market Update

Bidding Wars Make Their Way to the Western Slope

2445 Shavano Cir. Montrose, CO 81401 - Atha Team Real Estate Golf Property for Sale2017 has been quite the year for real estate in Montrose Colorado. Bidding wars finally made their way to the Western Slope from the Colorado Front Range; the Atha Team experienced an abundance of bidding wars on homes that were listed by Sellers working with the Atha Team as well as buyers on the purchasing side. The bulk of this auction type activity occurred bellow the $200,000 price range. The Montrose market has shifted indeed, to a hyper sellers market under $250,000. With that said, homes that are overpriced are still over looked by distinguishing buyers.

A few people have recently asked, “Will this type of market activity continue?” Others have asked, “Are we in a real estate bubble like 2007?” The market activity, when speaking of price increases, may continue. The sustained equity gains in the market depend on inflation and wage growth eventually matching housing costs. Currently, housing costs are outpacing wage growth and inflation of other goods such as food and automobiles due to lack of housing supply. If new housing construction starts continue to lag behind consumer demand, and prices continue to escalate, affordability may act as a ceiling to the impressive gains experienced over the last 5 years.

Aerial View 18858 6495 Rd Montrose Colorado 81403 - Atha Team House For SaleReal estate bubbles, as with any asset bubble, are typically fueled by speculation. In essence, the difference between 2007 and 2017 is purchase motivation. Today’s consumers are purely attempting to move, up-size, or downsize to meet household needs, rather than acquire a balloon loan, speculate future gains, and attempt to re-sell in 2 years for a quick buck. The credit products that fueled the previous bubble’s hype are just not available today; ask any millennial with student debt or a Gen Xer with bad credit. Supply (lack-there-of,) and demand (consumer necessity) are the driving principles behind this vigorous real estate market, not credit-fueled speculation and enthusiasm.

 

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Copyright 2017 Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. Equal opportunity housing provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. For sale by owner data not included in research findings. Sales data reflects sales from homes not limited to the Atha Team LLC. This information was gathered from Keller Williams, The National Association of Realtor, CoreLogic data analysis firm, Montrose Association of Realtors, and the Mortgage Brokers Association. This data is considered accurate, but is not guaranteed. Copyright Atha Team LLC 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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October 2017 – Montrose Colorado Real Estate Market Update

Market Update

As the Montrose real estate market eases into the fall season, inventory continues to present an uphill battle for buyers. During the same period last year, the active inventory consisted of 306 homes. This year, the inventory of active homes for sale is down 20% with only 246 homes available for purchase. Over the past 4 years there has been a 14% fluctuation in the number of homes sold in September, a relatively consistent volume between 68 and 80 units selling. Homes under $200,000 consisted of 40% of the sales volume last month while homes over $400,000 consisted of 7% of the Montrose real estate market. Home listed under $200,000 are selling extremely fast and some have wondered if this price range will be around in Montrose for much longer. With that said, buyers are still showing discretion and often placing their home purchase decisions on hold until more desirable inventory materializes. New construction is still a small portion of the total real estate market in Montrose.

Housing Inventory Rates – 3rd QTR Recap

  1. $200-300K
    • 64 median days on market
    • 2.3 month supply of inventory
  2. $300-400K
    • 66 median days on market
    • 5.7 month supply of inventory
  3. $400-500K
    • 129 median days on market
    • 1.4 year supply of inventory (17.6 months)
  4. $500-600K
    • 85 median days on market
    • 10.7 month supply of inventory

Note: equilibrium (equal buyers and sellers) is considered 6 months

Mortgage rates

Mortgage rates are still at record lows despite the Federal Reserves recent meeting and commentary on the economy. Inflation, or the lack there of, continues to delay aspirations of the Fed to raise interest rates, therefore stymieing mortgage rate increases. Cheap money should continue to contribute to new mortgages and home purchases but the question is for how long? If the Fed gets their way and the positive economic indicators continue, the record low mortgage rates shouldn’t last much longer.

 

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Copyright 2017 Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. Equal opportunity housing provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. For sale by owner data not included in research findings. Sales data reflects sales from homes not limited to the Atha Team LLC. This information was gathered from Keller Williams, The National Association of Realtor, CoreLogic data analysis firm, Montrose Association of Realtors, and the Mortgage Brokers Association. This data is considered accurate, but is not guaranteed. Copyright Atha Team LLC 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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Is Refinancing Right for You? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Refinancing Your Home - Atha Team Real Estate Montrose ColoradoWhen discussing real estate in Montrose, CO, you’ll find it’s almost always more exciting to talk about buying a house than it is to think about the money. Still, refinancing is a topic worth discussing, especially since it can save significant sum over the years. Those savings could even lead you to a bigger and better house later, if that’s what you want.

Should you refinance? Consider your answers to these five questions to see if it makes sense for you.

1. Can You Get a Lower Interest Rate?

Interest rates have been on the increase lately. For most people, however, a refi only makes sense if it lowers the rate by at least 0.75 percent over the current rate. Doing so will cut your costs enough (in the long run) to make the closing costs and hassle worthwhile.

2. Can You Get Rid of Your PMI?

If you have an FHA loan and are paying monthly insurance premiums, having your home appraised may boost your equity. If you can get a high enough valuation that you have 20 percent equity, you may be able to get a conventional loan and kiss that extra payment goodbye. This could save you thousands of dollars per year.

3. How’s Your Credit Score?

If you don’t have an excellent credit score, you likely won’t get a good interest rate — and that can make your refinance much less valuable to you. If your credit score has room for improvement, continue making perfect payments to boost your score and reassess in six months.

4. How Long Will You Stay in Your Home?

It does cost money to refinance your loan, and those costs may or may not be rolled into the principal. Either way, it takes most people about 15 months to break even on the closing costs. If you plan to move sooner than that, your choice to refinance could actually end up costing you.

5. Do You Have a Home Equity Line of Credit?

Since a HELOC is also based on the equity built up in your house, you might need that lender’s permission to refinance. It gets complicated once you have more than one claim on the house as collateral, so you’ll need to do some research about your existing terms if you’re in this situation.

If you’re considering refinancing your Western Slope home, make sure you get great advice from a qualified loan officer. Just as you would work with a real estate agent to buy a house, so too should you work with a professional to get a clear picture of your finances before making the leap.

 

Gaye CoxGaye Cox NuVista Credit Union Montrose Colorado

NuVista Federal Credit Union

SVP of Construction and Morgage Lending

2711 Commercial Way, Montrose, CO 81401

970-497-5328

Email Gaye

NMLS: 502132

 

Atha Team Montrose CO Keller Williams Real Estate AgentsCopyright 2017 Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. Equal opportunity housing provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. For sale by owner data not included in research findings. Sales data reflects sales from homes not limited to the Atha Team LLC. This information was gathered from Keller Williams, The National Association of Realtor, CoreLogic data analysis firm, Montrose Association of Realtors, and the Mortgage Brokers Association. This data is considered accurate, but is not guaranteed. Copyright Atha Team LLC 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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September 2017 – Montrose Colorado Real Estate Market Update

Local Market

Real Estate Montrose Colorado - Atha Team Keller WilliamsThe Montrose Colorado Real estate market is still in high gear as homes continue to gain in value and sell with minimum days-on-market, reflecting the ever-tightening housing inventory. The marketplace saw a back-to-school lull but picked right back up; 30 homes went under contract in Montrose County September 1st through 8th. They ranged from a $142,000 charming downtown house on a corner lot, to a $795,000 luxury home on 20+ acres with mountain views.

Residential properties that sold in Montrose County between September 1st and 8th ranged from a spacious doublewide in Cimarron Creek at $107,500 to a $315,000 Waterfall Canyon home with 3,000+ sq. ft. The majority of recent activity is occurring within the $200,000 – $300,000 price range.

The month of August experienced an astounding gain of 14.5% in sales price relative to last August. This gain gets ironed out when the quarterly and yearly gains are taken into consideration as a whole. Comparing Q2 of 2017 with Q2 of 2016, a more holistic gain of 6% can be observed.

Several note worthy trends are worth mentioning when comparing Q2 2017 with Q2 2016: a substantial decline of 9% in housing inventory, paired with an impressive 24% drop in median days on market, both pointing to an increasingly heated market.

Comparing the last 3 years, the number of homes sold in August is relatively flat.

National Market

Atha Team Property for Sale - Sold Atha TeamThe National real estate market is gaining in equity quickly as well due to the shortage of inventory. Sellers in select US housing markets are making profits of over 50% on the sale of their homes within 7 years of original purchase. The metro area of Oakland California, experienced gains of 78% when homes owners recently sold their properties that were purchased during the bottom of the housing crash (2009-2010). Other note worthy areas with astounding equity increases are Portland Oregon at 65% over a 9-year period and San Jose California with a 57% gain in approximately 10 years (These Americans made a profit of 50% or more selling their homes).

 

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Monthly market stats for real estate market in Montrose, Colorado by the Atha Team

 

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Copyright 2017 Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. Equal opportunity housing provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. For sale by owner data not included in research findings. Sales data reflects sales from homes not limited to the Atha Team LLC. This information was gathered from Keller Williams, The National Association of Realtor, CoreLogic data analysis firm, Montrose Association of Realtors, and the Mortgage Brokers Association. This data is considered accurate, but is not guaranteed. Copyright Atha Team LLC 2017. All Rights Reserved.