Real Estate Brokers Optimistic About Colorado Housing Market- By: John Cutts
Colorado real estate brokers are optimistic about the future of the state's housing market. Most of them believe that the region will recover faster than other U.S. states and will grow at a faster pace in the next two years. This belief was supported by a CNN report, which ranked Colorado Springs among the top ten metros in the country likely to recover faster than other markets.
Denver distressed properties and foreclosure numbers in most parts of the state posted increases last year like most of the areas of the country. However, most realtors and housing industry analysts are saying that come 2012, the Colorado housing market will be back to a condition almost similar to pre-crisis levels. Colorado Springs has been touted as the most likely to spearhead a housing market recovery among all local areas.
Despite the presence of Colorado distressed homes, analysts believe that a strong job market in Colorado Springs, mostly associated with the government sector, will help bring a steadier housing industry and economy to the region. They stated that the U.S. Air Force Academy and other military bases in the area will provide steady income to most of Colorado Springs residents.
Real estate brokers are also looking forward to more potential home buyers coming in to the region as military bases are always adding people and relocating families to areas where they have headquarters. Median home prices in Colorado Spring are currently averaging near $220,000. This is expected to rise further in the coming two years as more homebuyers move in and get involve in purchase transactions.
Brokers also stated that, with short sales and foreclosed homes still available in most sections of the metro area, finding distressed homes for sale is still quite easy for buyers who are looking for low-priced properties. However, they added that, despite the presence of these distressed dwellings, the residential property market is starting to regain its balance.
Local real estate brokers are looking forward to higher home selling activities in the coming two years as they expect the Colorado Springs home market to stabilize and for people to lose their fear of homeownership. The steady job market is also helping buoy brokers' optimism for the housing sector.
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John Cutts has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.