Economics

Economics COVID-19 Mondays With Matthew April 20, 2020 This Monday’s Topic covers U.S. New Homes:   New Home Sales  Household Formations  Year Over Year Changes in Home Ownership vs Renters  New Home Supply & Demand  Impacts to New Development  Looking Forward –  New Home Development  How questions or feedback? Email me at justine.marx@windermere.com.
Economics COVID-19 Mondays With Matthew Matthew shares his thoughts and predictions on how COVID-19 will the mortgage market. This Monday’s Topic covers JUMBO LOANS: – What is a Jumbo Loan  – COVID-19 Impacts to Jumbo Loans & Bond Holders – Bond Holder Actions – Jumbo Loan Predictions Post COVID-19  Join us next week for Matthew’s thoughts and predictions on the […]
Economics Mondays with Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Matthew shares his thoughts and predictions on how COVID-19 will impact the U.S. and our housing market. This Monday’s Topics: – Recession – Health vs. Housing Crisis – Supply & Demand – Home Value     kind words following last week’s video, it makes me so happy
Economics COVID-19 – Mondays with Matthew This Monday’s topics cover:  – Economy Performance & Predictions by Quarter – Unemployment Rates – Need for Economic Stimulation
Economics A History Lesson   With the stock market on a wild ride and the Dow Jones dropping nearly 1,000 points last week, it makes some people wonder if the local real estate market might also crash or at least “correct.” A little history lesson on the Front Range real estate market is in order.    In the last […]
Economics Credibility in Real Estate Statistics & Market Trends   Are the national and local market and trends that are being fed to you credible? Is your real estate resource full of trustworthy statistics that enhance your knowledge of whether to buy or sell? Know that It is okay to ask for the source and credibility of the statistics that are influencing your future […]
Buyers Colorado Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park Counties) is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your […]
Buyers Which Market? So, which is it? A buyer’s market or a seller’s market? Well, it depends! First, let’s define each market. According to research, a buyer’s market exists when there is more than 4-6 months of inventory on the market. If it would take longer than 4-6 months to sell out all of the inventory currently for […]
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Economics The Office As you travel around the Front Range you will notice the following under construction:   New Homes New Apartments New Medical Facilities   However, you will not notice new office buildings under construction. What gives?  I thought we had a booming economy.  Why no new office buildings? There are a couple of reasons.  First, construction […]
Economics Why No Bubble There are several reasons why our Chief Economist does not believe there is a housing bubble today in the U.S. Below is a slide he shared at our recent market Forecast events. It shows U.S. Home ownership rate, which is simply the percentage of the population who own their home (versus renting). The long-term average […]
Buyers Colorado Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park Counties) is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your […]
Buyers 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast What a year it has been for both the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for me to dust off my crystal […]
Buyers A History Lesson One of the most common questions we hear from clients is “Where do you think interest rates are going?” Virtually all of the experts we follow put rates above 5% going into next year and some see rates approaching 5.5% by the middle of 2019. What’s certain is that there are economic forces at work […]
Colorado Real Estate Market Colorado Real Estate Market Update   The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park Counties) is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in […]
Colorado Real Estate Market Is There A Bubble? Economists say there are three reasons why we aren’t in a housing bubble today. The first reason they mention is the amount of new home construction compared to the 2006 housing bubble. Today, along the Front Range, new home starts are down 38% compared to 2006. This is despite a much higher population than 12 […]
Economics What’s Starting? Here are some interesting stats from our friends at Metro Study who study new home activity along the Front Range. • New home starts are up 14% compared to last year – this is really good news and is helping to relieve the shortage of housing inventory • Every product type saw an increase in […]
Buyers & Sellers How Will the Real Estate Market Respond to Rising Interest Rates? Let Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner walk you through what to expect from the real estate market amidst rising interest rates.​
Economics What You Need to Know About the US Luxury Housing Market Luxury homes sales across the U.S. continue to perform strongly, but I’m noticing some headwinds starting to appear that are worthy of a closer look. It’s often thought that luxury real estate runs totally independent of the overall market, and while this is true in some respects, there are definitely correlations between high-end housing and […]