Columbine West 2018 Real Estate Recap

by John Basila, posted 2/12/2019

Columbine West continued to be a strong Real Estate market in 2018. Historically speaking, there are typically 6 or 7 homes sold every month in Columbine West. Although 2018 wasn't as strong as some previous years, the lack of available homes for sale probably played a role in the decline. At the moment, for instance, there is only one home that is "Active" in the REColorado MLS. That means that there is only a 5 Day Supply of homes!

We are still in a very strong "Seller's Market". A "Balanced Market" means that there are four to six months of Inventory. A "Buyer's Market" is when there are more than 6 months of Inventory, so Buyers have the ability to be a little pickier and Sellers have to make more concessions. This "Seller's Market" will continue through the next year or so, at least, according to many experts.

As evidence of our "Seller's Market" in Columbine West, homes are still selling very quickly. The average Days On Market (DOM) in the Denver Metro Area is around 30 Days. The historical average in the Denver Metro over the last 50 years has been 70 Days. In 2018, Columbine West saw the same 6 Days On Market as we've seen over the past few years. If your property is priced right, it will sell quickly, and probably with multiple offers.

Recently, Lon Welsh of First Alliance Title revealed to me that those Sellers that priced their home correctly in the Denver Metro over the past 24 months, were sold in 13 Days On Market. If the Sellers had overpriced their home, it took 58 Days On Market and a price reduction to get it sold. My Sellers "Net" almost 103% of their List Price because we price their property correctly.

Incidentally, homes that were priced right sold more quickly in February, March and April in 2018. Since there's limited inventory before Spring, properties were gobbled up in less than two weeks in early 2018!!

Since the "Seller's Market" continues to be strong in Columbine West, you will not be surprised that our Property Values continue to rise. Did you get your new Tax Bill from Jefferson County, yet?? :-)

With limited inventory and a ton of Buyers waiting to purchase, our prices in Columbine West have continued their growth. Although we're not seeing the Double-Digit price appreciation that we saw in 2014 & 2015, we still saw a healthy 6.3% Increase in the Average Sale Price for 2018. Experts expect the rate of appreciation to continue to hover in the 5% to 6% range over the next two years.

If you've been thinking of Selling your property, now is a great time to beat the competition!! For a complimentary Market Analysis of your property, please call me. You can email me at You can also get an "automated" analysis at