The Madison Report: Q2 2016

The Madison Q2 report is here! Madison president, Justin Knoll, shares an update on the market. You can view the full report here.

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Welcome to the second half of 2016, a year sure to be remembered for its fast pace, dramatically increasing pricing and multiple offers on nearly all transactions. Statistically, 2016 has been remarkable as homes on the market hit a new record low for the month of May at 5,463 active listings. The average number of active listings in the month of May is 16,981, while the record high was 30,457 in 2006 and the record low was 5,657 in 2015.

Just one month later, things shifted dramatically as there were 7,615 new listings to hit the market, a 12.17% increase compared to the month prior, creating a 9.67% increase year over year. 5,587 homes were placed under contract (-4.61%), 5,324 homes sold and closed (+2.94 %) and 6,796 active listings remained on the market for buyers to consider. While this is typically a time when inventory grows until its peak in August and September, this was a rather large jump for the market in one month.

Average and median sold home prices edged up again from the previous month with appreciation gains of 2.77% to $421,266 and 1.39% to $365,000 respectively. Buyers are feeling some pressure to act fast as the average days on market closed the month at 26, compared to 31 in May.

With continued inventory issues, increased demand and historically low interest rates (thank you Brexit) the rest of the year appears to be a continuation of the hot year we have had so far. While it may be daunting to some, others are finding opportunity in most market segments and buyers and sellers are having success accomplishing their goals.

It is a true professionals market as many deals are closing mainly because of the hard work of Realtors and lenders as transactions are more complex than ever. Our advice, have clear goals, partner with the best professionals and be ready to pounce…Denver is still the place to be.

– Justin Knoll President, Madison & Company

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