Uncategorized February 20, 2024

Buyers are back – February 2024 Metro Denver Market Update

New listings, pending sales, and average days on market all increased month-over-month. Active listings and closed sales both decreased month-over-month as the majority of sales closed in January went under contract in December and many new buyers entered the market in January.

January’s vital statistics for all homes – detached single family (DSF) and attached single family (ASF) combined – included:

  •   The average price for homes was up 0.63% compared to the previous month and up 5.43% from January 2023.
  •   The average days in the MLS increased 6.52% from the prior month and are up 6.52% from a year ago. The median days in MLS increased from 30 days to 36 days month-over-month.
  •   Active listings at months-end were down 2.01% from December and up 18.23% from this time last year.

As we enter the new year, buyers are eagerly returning to the real estate market, encouraged by increased choices in listings. New listings have surged by 14.73 percent year-over-year, particularly in detached properties, which saw a notable increase of 17.94 percent. Pending home sales also rose by 6.5 percent, indicating growing buyer interest. However, closed sales lagged slightly, likely reflecting transactions initiated in December. Median close prices for single-family homes have risen to $625,000, with properties selling closer to list price, suggesting a more competitive market. Conversely, attached properties are experiencing a slight slowdown, with pending sales decreasing by 6.61 percent year-over-year and median close prices remaining stable at $395,000.


Looking ahead, the real estate market is poised for a strong spring selling season, driven by pent-up demand and favorable lending conditions. Despite the Federal Reserve’s decision to maintain interest rates, a decline in rates later in the year would likely further stimulate activity. However, buyers waiting for lower rates risk facing increased competition and higher prices in the future. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand the market dynamics and make informed decisions regarding timing and risk. As always, If you have any questions or need guidance, feel free to reach out.


This update is based on information provided by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors® for the period of January 1, 2024, through January 31st, 2024, for the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park.