The S & P Case Shiller Home Price Indices were published yesterday for Denver home values for the period ending October 2011.
Seasonally adjusted home prices, from September to October were up .5%. Denver lagged only Phoenix in terms of non-seasonally adjusted figures at a drop of .2%. Phoenix was the single city in positive territory, non-seasonally adjusted September to October.
Overall, the national market was down 1.2% for the 20 City composite used by Case Shiller. Denver continues to outpace the country, and the gap is closing on price decreases.
The city-wide inventory continues to be at record lows, meaning there are currently buyers competing for properties. This will result in price increases, however slight the average may be, in the first half of 2012. Real estate is neighborhood specific, so some areas could increase quite a bit while others lag.
Denver is considered one of the healthier U.S. housing markets. We don’t have a history of trending up in rapid fashion, or crashing spectacularly. This newest Case Shiller report reflects the typical pacing of our Denver housing market.
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