Market Matters

Market Matters

Market Matters, with Matt Hudson and Adam Hebener, brings you rapid-fire conversation about the Colorado real estate market and the macro-economic and geopolitical forces influencing market trends.


September 19, 2023 44 mins

The Colorado economy is strong and the real estate market remains healthy for reasons we've discussed in the past, even though volume of activity is as low as we've ever seen for a population of this size.  

However, there is a market condition Matt and Adam discuss in this Podcast that cannot be ignored.  They make reference to the physics question, "what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?&q...

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In this episode we affirm for the listener that we are right on track with expected 2023 real estate market conditions.  Our only miss was anticipating interest rates to hit the mid to high 5% range, as we currently sit closer to 7% on a 30 year fixed.

There are two reasons for higher interest rates, which we address in this episode along with current market and economic conditions indicative of a rate decline in the comin...

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Year to date, the Colorado real estate market has done exactly what we expected.  Property value appreciation,  slight decline of interest rates, strong buyer activity and lower volume in the market overall.  

The question on every consumers mind is, should I buy and sell real estate right now? Or, is there some future moment I should wait for?

In this episode, Matt and Adam discuss current market conditions, but ...

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Matt and Adam discuss how the Colorado (And National) real estate market is evolving with higher interest rates, bank failures, federal reserve posture and some economic factors they've been tracking that are indicative of US economic recession.  

Spoiler alert, the Colorado real estate market is strong and appreciating and other than the typical seasonal adjustments we will likely see from July through the end of 202...

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While the world seems to be crazy at the moment, Colorado real estate at least, seems to be playing out exactly as we expected this year.  

Inventory remains relatively low due to many homeowners content with their long term low interest rate and buyer activity remains relatively high even in the face of mortgage rates much higher than one year ago. 

Matt and Adam discuss the current forces impacting the economy a...

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Homeowners should expect a solid rate of market appreciation this spring.  Sellers will be slower to the market keeping inventory lower and when they do list their home for sale, homes will be selling faster and in a growing number of cases, experience multiple offers over asking price.  Buyers will need to get aggressive again and be very well prepared with their lending.  

With economic and jobs market insecurity, we cer...

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In the first Market Matters of the new year, Matt and Adam summarize the Colorado real estate market in 2022, their projections and reasons behind a balanced market in 2023 - in which homeowners will most likely experience a 2-5% rate of appreciation - and why mortgage interest rates will decline in the first quarter of the year.

Matt and Adam also explain some of the concerns about the US economy related to inflation, the federal r...

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Matt and Adam address the question, are we in a housing bubble?  

While buyer demand is greatly reduced due to the rise of interest rates, Matt and Adam make the argument that at minimum, through spring of 2023, the real estate market will remain strong. 

Matt and Adam briefly explain why housing inventory is likely to remain low, mortgage rates will likely drop, buyer demand will likely rise and the most probable outcome i...

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Our first episode of Market Matters delivers a 30-minute discussion on current economic, lending and real estate market conditions.

We focus on how consumers should think about this market and assess whether buying or selling in wise for them right now.  And, if so, why and specifically what has changed in how they need to be approaching this market. 

Buyers have different opportunities than they did just six mont...

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