March Market Statistics - Lifestyle Real Estate by Gretchen Rosenberg and Libby Levinson

March Market Statistics

March Market Statistics

Denver’s Housing Market Showing No Signs of Slowing Down

The Denver housing market is showing few signs of slowing down as prices continue to increase. Former Denver residents find their plans to move home restricted because they are priced out of the market. Buyers are reconsidering their plans to build due to increasing interest rates, and are nervous to commit without knowing what their payments will be. The average cost for a detached single-family home passed the half-million mark, settling at $502,986. This is the first time in Denver’s history.

The number of active inventory for single family homes plus condo was 4,084 for February. This is a 5.56% increase from January and a 5.31% increase year-over-year. The average sold price for February is $453,258, a 1.52% increase from the prior month. This is a 12.53% increase from the previous year.

The number of active inventory for detached single family homes was 3,015 for February, which is a 6.76% increase from January. This is a 3.32% increase year-over-year. The average sold price for a detached single family home is $502,986. This is a 2.48% increase from January and an 11.78% increase from the previous year.

February saw an active inventory of 1069 condos (attached single family), with a 2.30% increase from the prior month. This is an 11.35% increase year-over-year. The average sold price for attached single family homes is $345,632, which is less than the previous month by -0.25%. However, this is a 16.95% increase from the previous year.

Denver home buyers need an average annual salary of $79.180.65 in order to afford a median priced home. For attached single family homes, high HOA fees can be factor for buyers. Similarly, renters need an average hourly wage of $21.97 an hour to afford rent Colorado. The average renter’s salary is $17.13.

Denver is building a plethora of apartment buildings in 2018, and apartment owners are looking at conversion options, allowing them to sell their apartment units as condos. The housing supply shortage is is causing buyers to turn to new builds; a new build takes an average of 7.5 months to complete, which will not satisfy the demand.

We would love to help you with the buying or selling process! We know it can be intimidating, especially with Denver’s current housing market, but we know we can help you enter that new, exciting stage of your life. Get in touch with us via our contact form and let us help you start the next chapter!

Note: All data has been sourced from the March Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends Report compiled by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors and includes 11 counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park.


Libby Levinson is a born and raised Denver native who has spent time in all of Denver’s historic neighborhoods as well as the numerous suburbs surrounding the metro area. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of Denver and her love for the Mile High City with her clients. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Communications, with a minor in Business Administration. Prior to becoming a Realtor ®, Libby worked in the event planning industry and non-profit sector, where she was able to develop her strong listening skills, mindful communication and commitment to outstanding customer service. Libby made the move into real estate in 2005 and proudly joined Kentwood Real Estate in 2006. During her career, Libby has had the pleasure of helping a variety of clients navigate their real estate transactions: helping first time buyers find their starter home, coordinating the synchronized sale and purchase for buyers looking for more space, sellers looking to down-size, and assisting sophisticated investors with their next investment opportunity. She has also enjoyed working with buyers building their dream home from the ground up. Libby is known for her ability to smoothly facilitate the complex details of both the buying and selling process. Giving back to the community is very important to Libby. She is a proud long-term supporter of St. Mary’s Academy, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Jewish Colorado, and Bonfils Blood Center. In her spare time Libby enjoys checking out new movies along with all the cutting-edge restaurants around town with family and friends. Libby is an amateur photographer, though she leaves taking property photos to the professionals. You can see Libby featured in 5280 magazine and the 2017 Kentwood television commercial on her website at