Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Last Surge of Summer? [Analyze This]

by Osman Parvez
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Ready for an update on inventory in Boulder for attached dwellings (i.e. town homes and condos)? Here we go.




As of this morning (August 13th), total inventory has dropped to 157 units. This is up 10 from a week ago but down substantially from the seasonal peak in mid June. Meanwhile percentage of inventory under contract has increased to 71%, up from the recent low of 63% in mid July. 

What to make of these tea leaves?

It's unusual for inventory under contract to increase after August. The majority of buyers have found their properties and closed. In Boulder, a large percentage of attached dwelling purchases are driven by the academic calendar and school starts in a short while. 

It's possible that we're seeing the last surge of the summer market, driven by buyer desperation (inventory remains at 20+ year lows) and a desire to lock in low mortgage costs before the coming rate increases.

If you're waiting on the sidelines for the usual late 3Q and 4Q bargain hunting, you might have to wait a little longer.   

Note: This analysis is for attached dwellings in the City of Boulder only. If you're shopping for detached, single family houses, or considering other markets like Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield, Superior, or Erie - call us. This analysis doesn't apply. ph: 303.746.6896 


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