Apr 14, 2024 - News

Denver's housing market is heating back up in 2024

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The Denver metro area ranks as the hottest housing market in the country for a second year in a row, according to a recent analysis from U.S. News & World Report.

What the report says: The metro area "retains a mix of strengths including low unemployment, few mortgage delinquencies, low rental vacancy rates for investors and a positive ratio of building permits to job growth."

By the numbers: The median closing price of single-family homes in the Denver metro area last month was $595,000, up 5% from $565,000 in March 2023, according to the latest data from REcolorado.

What's next: For the rest of the year and even beyond, rising property taxes and home insurance could be pushing homeowners into financial distress despite them sitting on low mortgage rates or owning their homes outright, Lauryn Dempsey, a Denver-area real estate agent and broker, told U.S. News & World Report.

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