Homebuilders Buying up Lots – Good Sign for Market Rebound in Denver

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Homebuilders Buying up Lots – Good Sign for Market Rebound in Denver

Looks like some good activity in the Colorado land market.  With land being some of the hardest hit in Colorado it appears the prices have fallen low enough for investors to snatch up the bargains.  With a extremely large amount of land listings in Crested Butte, CO I suspect we will see some move this summer, prices have droped 75% is many cases.  Call me if you are interested in purchasing some Crested Butte land this summer.

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Homebuilders Buying up Lots – Good Sign for Market Rebound in Denver

Denver Post: Despite softening sales in the new-home market, national home building companies in the Denver area are continuing to buy lots, significantly driving up prices from where they were a year ago.

It’s part of their push to have communities to build in when their existing inventory runs out and to position themselves for an economic turnaround.

The push to buy lots comes even as sales of new homes collapsed in May, falling 18.3 percent nationally compared with the same period last year.

“At the end of last year, we had just one active community that we could still sell homes in in 2011,” said Matt Janke, director of land acquisition for Meritage Homes’ Denver office.

Over the last six months, Meritage Homes has snapped up about 600 lots in 13 communities, and the company isn’t stopping — it closed on four land deals last week.

“As long as I can underwrite the deal and the market data supports the deal, we will continue to buy,” Janke said. “We have no cap on what we can buy.”

Meritage recently bought 72 lots in the Smoky Hill corridor for $43,000 apiece from an investor who paid $24,000 each last summer, Janke said.

“It’s still a fantastic price, but it shows there’s an appreciation in the market,” he said.

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