September core Denver neighborhood market report

This report analyzes the current real estate activity in a few of my core central Denver neighborhoods, where I do a bunch of my business, and where I experience market changes first hand, daily.

The market has experienced a somewhat surprising fall uptick. Read on to see what that means for Denver neighborhoods.

In particular, there are a lot of listings coming online in the luxury market — homes priced between $2 and $4 million. New construction is coming online. Buyers in this price range now have many options.

September Denver neighborhood market report

Because so much of my business centers on this area, I want to dive in to provide readers a better understanding of what’s happening in this extremely popular, unique aspect of the Denver real estate market.

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This report covers East Washington Park, West Washington Park, Cory-Merrill (where my family and me live! :)), Bonnie Brae and Congress Park. (This report leaves out Cherry Creek for now).

East Washington Park

891 S York Street stands out in East Wash Park. It was on the market in spring and took awhile to sell. It finally sold at $3.715 million. But these buyers had a change of heart and put it back on the market at same price, and, surprisingly, it went under contract immediately, in under 2 days. It’s extremely rare for buyers to immediately resale a property, and even more so to see such a drastic change in sale speed.

Another listing, a new-construction build at 1111 Gilpin Street reveals how the market still shows some heat. Listed at $4.15 million, it went under contract in a week.

Stat August % Change (M/M) % Change (Y/Y)
New Listings 5 -29% -66.7%
Closed Sales 4 -60.0% -80.0%
Closed Average Price $2,108,750 14.4% 40.0%
Sale / List (Median) 100% -2.0% 0.0%
Median Price Per Square Foot $586 7.1% 9.5%

West Washington Park

The deal in the last month that stands out in West Wash Park involves 1003 S Corona, which recently went under contract at $1.545 million, which represents $613 per square foot, on the high end for the neighborhood. The interesting thing about this sale is that the home was actually off the market — it had gone active on July 28 and then withdrawn on August 11. A careful agent dug this one up for their client — another reason to use an experienced, diligent real estate agent.

Stat August % Change (M/M) % Change (Y/Y)
New Listings 14 7.7% 27.3%
Closed Sales 15 36.4% -11.8%
Closed Average Price $1,155,267 -6.4% 22.1%
Sale / List (Median) 100% 1.0% -2.0%
Median Price Per Square Foot $463 -7.4% 8.7%


1510 S Clayton Street, a new build by reputed Denver builder Chase Custom Home, recently sold for $2.795 million. That’s a huge number for Cory-Merrill, but the builder’s reputation is so high that their homes fetch top dollar.

Stat August % Change (M/M) % Change (Y/Y)
New Listings 11 175.0% 37.5%
Closed Sales 3 -62.5% -72.7%
Closed Average Price $1,210,000 -23.1% -11.8%
Sale / List (Median) 98% 0.0% -3.0%
Median Price Per Square Foot $452 5.61% 13.3%

Bonnie Brae

A recent sale in Bonnie Brae at 725 S Cove Way epitomizes the classic real estate axiom — it’s good to get into a valuable neighborhood on the lower price end if you can. This home, a three-bed, three-bath, 2,338-square-foot bungalow sold for $1.275 million, which represents a great purchase price for the hood.

Stat August % Change (M/M) % Change (Y/Y)
New Listings 4 300.00% 33.3%
Closed Sales 5 150.0% 25.0%
Closed Average Price $1,873,000 -35.1% 86.1%
Sale / List (Median) 95% -3.1% -7.8%
Median Price Per Square Foot $594 10.8% 23.8%

Congress Park

780 Columbine Street, a three-bed, four-bath, great-location home, went under contract in under 48 hours, listed at $2.35 million. Part of this home’s charm involves its proximity to great amenities, such as the Denver Botanic Gardens, just a short walk away.

Stat August % Change (M/M) % Change (Y/Y)
New Listings 9 12.5% 28.57%
Closed Sales 6 -40.0% -64.7%
Closed Average Price $952,667 -16.5% 2.3%
Sale / List (Median) 100% 4.2% -1.0%
Median Price Per Square Foot $380 6.7% -0.5%