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2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers in Colorado


Vibrant red 'For Sale' sign in front of a Colorado property, indicating a competitive real estate market.


If you’ve been holding off on selling your house in Colorado to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were too high, their recent downward trend is exciting news for you. Mortgage rates have descended since last October when they hit 7.79%. In fact, they’ve been below 7% for over a month now (see graph below):


Informative graph depicting the hovering of mortgage rates in the mid-6% range, illustrating recent trends in the Colorado housing market.

And while they’re not going back to the 3% we saw during the ‘unicorn’ years, they are expected to continue to go down from where they are now in the near future. As Dean Baker, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic Research, explains:


“It also appears that mortgage rates are now falling again. They will almost certainly not fall to pandemic lows, although we may soon see rates under 6.0 percent, which would be low by pre-Great Recession standards.”

Here are two reasons why this recent trend, and the expectation it’ll continue, is such good news for you in Colorado.


You May Not Feel as Locked-In to Your Current Mortgage Rate

With mortgage rates already significantly lower than they were just a few months ago, you may feel less locked-in to the current mortgage rate you have on your house. When mortgage rates were higher, moving to a new home in Colorado meant possibly trading in a low rate for one up near 8%.


However, with rates dropping, the difference between your current mortgage rate and the new rate you’d be taking on isn’t as big as it was. That makes moving more affordable than it was just a few months ago, especially in dynamic markets like Aurora or Boulder where pricing trends have shown resilience despite broader economic fluctuations​​. As Lance Lambert, Founder of ResiClub, explains:


“We might be at peak 'lock-in effect.' Some move-up or lifestyle sellers might be coming to terms with the fact 3% and 4% mortgage rates aren’t returning anytime soon.”

More Buyers Will Be Coming to the Market

According to data from Bright MLS, the top reason buyers have been waiting to take the plunge into homeownership is high mortgage rates (see graph below):


Graph showing the top 3 reasons buyers in Colorado paused their home purchase decisions, with mortgage rates as the leading factor.

Lower mortgage rates mean buyers can potentially save money on their home loans, making the prospect of purchasing a home more attractive and affordable. Now that rates are easing, more buyers are likely to feel they’re ready to jump back into the market and make their move in Colorado. And more buyers mean more demand for your house, particularly in a seller's market like Colorado where the months supply of homes increased by almost 12% year-over-year last October 2023, indicating robust demand​​.


Bottom Line

If you’ve been waiting to sell in Colorado because you didn’t want to take on a larger mortgage rate or you thought buyers weren’t out there, the recent decline in mortgage rates may be your sign it’s time to move. When you’re ready to navigate the unique landscape of Colorado's housing market, let’s connect.


Have you considered how these changing market conditions in Colorado could positively impact your decision to sell?

*No down payment loans: Closing costs and fees may still apply. First lien interest rates may be higher when using a DPA second. Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views of my employer. Pre-approvals are given to clients who have met qualifying approval criteria, for specific loan requirements, and have been pre-approved by a PRMI underwriter. VA home loan purchases, have options for 0% down payment, No private mortgage Insurance requirements, competitive interest rates, with specific qualification requirements. VA Interest rate reduction loans (IRRRL) are only for Veterans who currently have a VA loan, current loan rate restrictions apply, and limits to recoupment of costs and fees apply. VA Cash-out Refinances are available for Veterans with or without current VA loans. Policies and guidelines may vary and are subject to the individual borrower(s) qualification. Program and Lender overlays apply.

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