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Loveland CO Real Estate Market Analytics - November 2017

Loveland CO has been a hot real estate market for several years. As the regional economy has prospered, population and employment have experienced significant growth, while housing availability has not kept pace. The result has been a case study in the basic economic concept of supply vs. demand.

 

The essential indicator for starting to look at the current situation is Month's Supply of Inventory. i.e. how long it would take for all of the homes on the market to sell at the current sales rate. Anything below 3 months is considered a strong seller's market; above 6 months is considered a strong buyer's market; and in between lies a range where the market is tending towards a balanced state. Here's what MSI has looked like over the last 5 years for Loveland:    

 

Month's Supply Of Inventory Loveland CO November 2017

 

Seller's markets are characterized by strong competition among buyers for available homes, with rising prices and shorter market times. Here's what Loveland homes have been selling for as a percentage of asking price:  

 

Sale Price/List Price Loveland CO November 2017

 

Buyer competition, often accompanied by multiple offer situations, drives prices higher, and in Loveland's case, those increases have been substantial, as can be seen by the chart below:  

 

Home Prices Loveland CO November 2017

 

Rising cost per square foot is another side of that same coin - the same price will buy less home today, or conversely, the same size home will cost more.   So a hot real estate market will result upward price movements, and Loveland has certainly seen that:

 

Home Cost per Square Foot Loveland CO November 2017

 

In two follow-up posts, we'll take a closer look at both demand and its resulting expansion of the buyer pool, and supply and why there aren't enough homes for sale.

 

In the meantime, if you'd like to take a look at the homes that are currently on the market, check out Loveland CO Homes for Sale. And if you should happen across anything interesting, please give us a call - we'd be delighted to schedule a showing for you - and help you achieve your goals in this interesting and challenging market.

Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-689-4663
www.maryanddick.com

 

Data Source: IRES MLS

Comment balloon 2 commentsDick Greenberg • November 25 2017 10:15PM

Comments

Dick,

Wow, great study comparison on the Loveland market.  I am sure this will benefit the understanding of anyone looking to buy in Loveland  Have a great Sunday!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) 22 days ago

Hi Dick --

Study some economics -- methinks that may be the case.  Nice look at what can be a complex subject --in Loveland and elsewhere too.  

 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 21 days ago

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