Colorado Housing Market Forecast – September 2019

Colorado Housing Market Forecast - September - 2019

Single and multi-family construction permit activity diverge in recent months. Lower mortgage rates reinforce builder confidence, but consumers say it’s not a good time to buy a home and remain wary of a recession in 2020.

The Mysterious Case of the Leaky Light Fixture

The Case of the Leaky Light

My wife and son recently commented that the spare bedroom was looking “very dim.” “Can you add more light or at least add stronger bulbs?” they asked.

When I went to investigate the single overhead light, I could see through the frosted glass that both bulbs were functioning – but one did appear to be somewhat dull. That was my first clue that something quite odd was happening…

Whole House Ventilation Strategy

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As homes are built tighter, ventilation & providing adequate fresh air to occupants becomes more important. What’s your whole house ventilation strategy?

ENERGY STAR® Revision 9

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Now is the time to make sure you are utilizing the Revision 9 checklists. Per ENERGY STAR compliance requirements, any home permitted after January 1st, 2019 must comply with all Revision 9 programmatic changes.

Colorado Housing Market Forecast – April, 2019

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Denver housing permits didn’t “pop” as we might have hoped to start the favorable spring construction season, as the City approved just 764 single-family permits in March, little changed when compared to the first two months of the year. This means the permit total is down 27.5% year-over-year (from 1,054 in March 2018).

Colorado Housing Market Forecast – March, 2019

Colorado Housing Market Forecast - March 2019

Denver single-family permits are trending down, totaling 1,024 in August and 858 in September. However, despite underperforming the forecast, the decline appears to be seasonal, with the permit totals little changed from one year ago (1,007 in 08-2017 and 902 in 09-2017).