The big news this week was not a lot of news listings or under contracts, but plenty of expired listings…a great time for buyers to pounce!
Boulder County Real Estate Statistics and National Real Estate News
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Boulder County Real Estate Statistics
December 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021
The big news this week was not a lot of news listings or under contracts, but plenty of expired listings.
(Click the chart below to see stats for all of 2020.)
THE MARKET BY PRICE BAND
Expired listings in most price categories. A quiet market otherwise.
Local Real Estate in a Nutshell
Buyers, note all of those expired listings. There are lots of opportunities in the market, we just need to look for them.
Sellers, get your properties ready, buyers are engaging now.
National Real Estate Data
National iBuyer Trends
The term “iBuyer” (short for instant buyer) is used to describe real estate companies that purchase houses from homeowners in quick, cash transactions by using algorithms to evaluate a property’s worth based on comparable market data.
iBuyers typically charge sellers a higher fee than a traditional real estate agent would given the certainty of a cash offer with a flexible move-out day and the convenience of avoiding home prep, showings and open houses. These companies then make any necessary improvements and resell the homes.
According to analysis of MLS and public records data on home purchases and sales made by the most well-known national iBuyers, (RedfinNow, Opendoor, Zillow and Offerpad,) Real estate firms including Redfin, Zillow and Opendoor announced in March that they were pausing iBuying as the coronavirus pandemic began to take a toll on the economy.
They began reopening their iBuying programs in May and June as housing demand started rebounding amid record-low interest rates and an increase in relocations made possible by remote work.
The slowdown in iBuying comes as the rest of the real-estate market is red hot, with home prices rising 15% nationally and pending sales up twice as much.
“The hotter the market, the less attractive it is for home sellers to let an iBuying company take a cut of the sale,” said Redfin Lead Economist Taylor Marr. “With home prices and demand surging, many sellers figure they can sell their home quickly without having to give away any of their profits.”
A lack of homeowners wanting to put their homes on the market is also causing iBuyer activity to remain slower than it was in 2019.
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