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Commercial Real Estate Recap : September 2015

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Business Insider I The 20 hottest real estate markets in the US

Spring is generally regarded as the most popular time of year to buy a house, but with that comes a bit of a buyer’s problem: competition.

Home prices were up and inventory was down in May from last year, according to a monthly analysis from Realtor.com.

Meanwhile, property listings turned over at a much higher rate, contributing to the high-pressure situation that is finding and purchasing the right home.

Many of the places with the hottest markets in May will come as no surprise to consumers — most are in California. Realtor.com determines “hot” markets based on two factors: the median inventory age in the market and the number of views per listing on Realtor.com, and the 20 hottest markets rank in the top 50 in both metrics.

Nationwide, a home is on the market for a median 66 days, and in the hottest markets, inventory turns over eight to 45 days more quickly than in the rest of the country.

Based on data from the first three weeks of May, Realtor.com determined the 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs, as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau) with the hottest markets this spring.

20. Stockton/Lodi, California
April 2015 rank: 38

19. Columbus, Ohio
April 2015 rank: 22

18. Manchester/Nashua, New Hampshire
April 2015 rank: 31

17. Oxnard/Thousand Oaks/Ventura, California
April 2015 rank: 13

16. Austin/Round Rock, Texas
April 2015 rank: 14

15. Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim, California
April 2015 rank: 15

14. Fargo, North Dakota/Minnesota
April 2015 rank: 12

13. Boulder, Colorado
April 2015 rank: 17

12. Sacramento/Roseville/Arden-Arcade, California
April 2015 rank: 21

11. San Diego/Carlsbad, California
April 2015 rank: 10

10. Detroit/Warren/Dearborn, Michigan
April 2015 rank: 11

9. Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 2015 rank: 9

8. Santa Rosa, California
April 2015 rank: 7

7. Santa Cruz/Watsonville, California
April 2015 rank: 8

6. Boston/Cambridge/Newton, Massachusetts
April 2015 rank: 6

5. Vallejo/Fairfield, California
April 2015 rank: 5

4. Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington, Texas
April 2015 rank: 4

3. San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, California
April 2015 rank: 3

2. San Francisco/Oakland/Hayward, California
April 2015 rank: 2

1. Denver/Aurora/Lakewood, Colorado
April 2015 rank: 1

Downtown Denver

These markets have seen tremendous demand and turnover for a variety of reasons. In many of the California locales, economic growth, combined with limited supply and high demand, make homebuying a bit of a mad dash. For places like Detroit and Ann Arbor, the hot market is driven mostly by affordability, in conjunction with economic recovery.

No matter where you’re looking for a home, it’s good to know what you’ll face in terms of competition, so you can better prepare yourself to make an offer when you find a desirable property. Before any of that, it’s crucial you work to improve your credit to the best of your ability and make sure it’s in good shape before house-hunting or applying for a mortgage. The better your credit, the more options you’re likely to have, even in a competitive market. You can check your credit scores for free on Credit.com.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-20-hottest-real-estate-markets-in-the-us-2015-6
Re-posted by: Crosbie Real Estate Group

Crosbie Real Estate Group I Recent Commercial Real Estate Deals

Retail Openings & Property Sales throughout Colorado:

Valle VistaValle Vista Shopping Center in Westminster welcomes Koko Fit Club and Ziggi’s Coffee. Brokers: Jeff Germain & Rich Hobbs

Concentra Health Services will be opening at the Belcaro Center in Denver. Broker: Scott Steputis Image

ImageNew Supercuts locations will open at Westminster Crossing in Westminster and at E470 and Smoky Hill Road in Aurora. Broker: Rhonda Coy

ImageA new location for Firehouse Subs opens at 195 S. Union Street in Lakewood. Brokers: Jeff Germain & Eli Boymel 

ImageReunion Marketplace in Commerce City welcomes Les Schwab. Brokers: Scott Crosbie, Rich Otterstetter & Scott Steputis

ImageEinstein Bros Bagels opens new location at Meadows Parkway & Limelight Avenue in Castle Rock. Broker: Rich Hobbs

ImageCentennial Square in Centennial welcomes Corepower Yoga. Broker: Andy Buettner

ImageAdorn Salon has leased space at 277 Broadway in Denver. Broker: Ei Boymel 

ImageOrange Theory Fitness and Colorado E Smokes will open at the Cherry Knolls Shopping Center in Centennial. Broker: Rich Otterstetter 

ImageColorado Marketplace in Thornton welcomes  Pai Lum White Dragon Martial Arts. Brokers: Jeff Germain & Rich Otterstetter

ImageARC Thrift Stores will join Ken Caryl Village Shopping Center in Littleton. Brokers: Rich Otterstetter & Eli Boymel