April 2024 Laramie County Real Estate Market Update

Dated: May 27 2024

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Cheyenne Real Estate
As we spring into the real estate market of April 2024 in Laramie County, notable trends are appearing that both buyers and sellers will find interesting. Join Steve Prescott, Broker/Owner at RE/MAX Capitol Properties, as he provides an insightful look into the latest market dynamics and what they mean for you. 
Homes Sold: This April, the real estate market in Laramie County saw a significant increase in homes sold, reaching 129 properties compared to 116 during the same period last year. This uptick highlights a growing interest in our local market, reflecting increased buyer confidence and a strong demand for homes. 
Days on Market: Homes are taking slightly longer to sell this year, with an average of 49 days on the market compared to 38 days last year. This shift suggests that while the market remains active, buyers are taking a bit more time to make decisions, and sellers might need to adjust expectations regarding timeframes for selling. 
Home Values: One of the most striking aspects of the current market is the rise in home values. The average home price in Laramie County has escalated to approximately $404,493, nearly a 10% increase from last year's average of $368,000. This rise in home values is indicative of a healthy market with strong investment potential. 
Market Inventory: Currently, there are 245 properties for sale in Laramie County. While this might seem like a reasonable number, it's actually a sign of a tighter market compared to a normal market where we would expect to see around 500 homes for sale. During the recession years of 2008 and 2009, the market inventory was around 1000 homes, highlighting just how low the current inventory is. 
Market Outlook: This limited inventory creates a competitive environment, particularly for buyers. Recently Steve wrote a full-price offer for a buyer that included an escalation clause, and yet the buyer was outbid, likely by a cash buyer. Sellers, on the other hand, are finding themselves in a favorable position, with most receiving 98-99% of their asking price. As we look ahead, the market is expected to remain strong through the spring and into the summer. A slight downtick in interest rates could further energize the market, increasing its strength. 
Our Conclusion: Whether you’re considering selling your home or looking to buy, the current market conditions offer unique opportunities and challenges. At RE/MAX Capitol Properties, we’re equipped to guide you through these dynamics to achieve your real estate goals. 
If you have any questions about the current market or are considering buying or selling property, don't hesitate to reach out for personalized advice. Interested in more detailed insights or need assistance navigating this market? Contact us today to discuss your real estate needs.
Watch Steve's recent market update video for more information:
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Steve Prescott

With over 30 years of real estate experience, I continue to thrive with the challenges and successes of the real estate industry! My passion for hard work shows in everything I do, from helping my rea....

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