Uncategorized January 17, 2023

December 2022 Denver Market Overview | 2022 Tale of Two Markets

For this year end market overview, we will take a quick annual look and then dig into December monthly stats.

First, Annual Update: 2022 was a tale of two markets.  2022 started with incredibly low inventory, incredibly low interest rates and intense buyer demand.  It was a frenzy.  Multiple offers, over list price, no inspection items and appraisal gaps were the norm.  Homeowners realized 19.19% appreciation from January to April.  Come mid-summer affordability and market uncertainty fuel an abrupt market change.  Interest rates increased and buyer demand decreased.  Median days on market increases and price reductions become a common theme.  For 2022, Denver Metro peaked in April 2022 with an average single family detached home sales price of $819,090.  Denver Metro ended the year with an average single family detached home sales price of $701,949.

The pandemic-driven frenzied market with historically low interest rates fueling record breaking years was not sustainable.  The market as we head into 2023 is a more balanced market.

Next, a look at December.  December historically is a cooler market and this year is no exception; even a little cooler.  Closed home sales are down from both last month (November) and last year in December.  December saw 59.4% of detached single family homes closing with price reductions averaging -7.8% from their original list price.

Bullet points with December stats:

~ The median sold price for single family homes (including attached and detached) in December is $554,990 which shows a  1.42% decrease from last month (Nov) and a 1.83% increase from December 2021.

~ The average number of days on MLS in December 2022 was 43 days, which shows a 26.47% increase from last month (Nov) and a 138.89%  increase from last year in December.

~ Active listings at month end are 4757.  This shows a 23.92% decrease from last month (Nov) and a 222.07% increase from last year in December.

~ Average active listings in December are 12,350 (from 1985-2021).  The record high was in 2007 with 24,603 and the record low was last year at 1477.  December 2022 shows active listings at month end of 4757.

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