More than 75% of all new home builders are using interest rate buydowns as a way to attract buyers to their communities.This is according to new research by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Builders are fronting several thousand dollars on behalf of their buyers so these buyers can have a lower rate for the first few years of the loan, or in some cases the whole life of the 30 year loan. New home builders with completed homes or ‘standing inventory’ are especially motivated as this type of inventory is costly for the builder to carry. This kind of product offers a terrific opportunity for buyers looking to move soon and who desire a lower interest rate.
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Fun Facts • December 16, 2022
by Natalie Parsons
Other Not What Many Thought Despite higher interest rates, prices did not decrease like many people thought. They certainly have not crashed like many thought. Average prices along the Front Range have seen only a slight decrease versus last year. The average price in May this year has decreased versus May of last year by: 2.5% in Larimer County […]
Fun Facts Months of Supply As measured by months of supply, we have a strong Seller’s market in Northern Colorado. Both Larimer County and Weld County measure at 1.6 months of supply. That means, at the current pace of sales, it would take only about 6 weeks to sell all of the existing homes for sale. The measurement becomes even […]
Fun Facts More News Nationally, new home inventory as a percentage of the total inventory just hit a record high. 26% of all properties currently available for sale are brand new homes. To put this in perspective, in 2018 it was 14%. From 2000 to 2008 it bounced between 10% and 15% Locally, we notice even higher numbers. In […]