Denver’s apartment market has been on the rise for nearly a decade. That run has some investors worried that we are now “late in the cycle”, anticipating that an inevitable downturn is on the horizon. However, there are several reasons to believe that the market will continue to push ahead.
Encouraging news was published in late July within the Apartment Association of Metro Denver’s 2nd Quarter Vacancy & Rent Report.
Brace yourselves – – new property tax assessments will be mailed the first week of May. Every two years the Denver County Assessor’s Office sends out their new valuation notices to property owners. Once again, we expect assessments will be higher than two years ago for most apartment owners in Central Denver.
After six years of steady growth, in 2018 the Central Denver apartment market flattened out. Nearly 1,000 units were sold in 34 transactions, and the average price per unit was $182,938, a slight decrease from 2017’s average of $185,316.
In April 2016, our clients purchased a Capitol Hill building by putting 25% down, and financing 75% of the purchase price with a loan at 3.55% annual interest, fixed for 5 years. Oh those were the days!
Lower CAP rates take extra attention, finesse, and may take a little longer to sell. Our attention span is wide, our approach is tactful, and we have plenty of patience.