Denver's New Builds Can't Meet Housing DemandBy: Axios Denver: Carly Mallenbaum, Sami SparberDenver homes are popping up and selling quickly, but supply still can't match demand.Why it matters:
New Builds and Housing Demand in Denver
Dated: August 31 2023
Denver's New Builds Can't Meet Housing Demand
By: Axios Denver: Carly Mallenbaum, Sami Sparber
Denver homes are popping up and selling quickly, but supply still can't match demand.
Sales of existing U.S. homes — the great majority of houses sold nationally — slid 19% from a year earlier, while new home sales soared 24%, according to June figures.
Kelly Moye, a local Compass agent and spokesperson for the Colorado Association of Realtors, tells Axios."What we're seeing in Denver is the new construction tends to be on the outskirts of town,"
Northern Colorado, Southern Colorado and the Eastern Plains areas are now popular for builders because there's water and more land, so "they're able to provide a really nice new home for less money," Moye says.
Lauren Watkins said she started looking at houses in March and considered a new build, but ultimately purchased a home in Centennial.
"We decided we would rather be in a fixer-upper in a nice neighborhood that was established, rather than a new home in an 'okay' area that was further away from the city that lacked trees and neighbors," she said.
The number of coming onto the Denver metro market is down listings roughly 29% compared to June 2022, per Redfin.
The new-build boost comes after rising rates curbed pandemic-driven home buying demand.
first-time buyers, Axios' Matt Phillips reports.Some builders are offering smaller, more affordable houses to lure
sold in the West rose 35% in June compared to a year earlier, per the U.S. Census Bureau.
Existing home sales fell nearly 23%National Association of Realtors.during that time, according to regional figures from the
New homes comprised nearly a third of total inventory in May, exceeding their typical 10%-to-15% share, according to chief economist Robert Dietz at the National Association of Home Builders.
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