In a bit of good news for area home buyers, the median home price in metro Denver remained unchanged in June, which may be a signal that the real estate market in the Mile High City is hitting its
Denver Home Prices Rise For Second Consecutive Month
The Case-Shiller report series from S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, tells us an index reading of 150.59 means that local home resale prices averaged 50.59 percent higher than they were in the benchmark month of January 2000. The report also said that average metro-Denver home-resale prices were up 8.9 percent in April from 12 months earlier, which is only the second time since January 2013 that Case-Shiller reported a year-over-year price gain of less than nine percent in Mile High City.
Furthermore, April was the 28th consecutive month with a year-over-year gain in Denver prices, according to Case-Shiller data. Month to month, Denver-area home prices increased an average of 1.6 percent in April from March levels, following March's 1.4 percent gain from the previous month.
Across all 20 major U.S. cities that Case-Shiller covers, home prices jumped an average 10.8 percent in April from a year earlier, a smaller year-over-year gain than March's 12.4 percent and February's 12.9 percent. Month to month, prices increased 1.1 percent in April from March levels across the 20 cities.
The 20-city average Case-Shiller price index in April was 168.71. The city with the greatest gain since 2000 was Los Angeles (with an index of 219.47), followed by Washington (207.81). Detroit was the only city with prices still below 2000 levels (an index of 95.03).
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