Metro Denver houses selling so fast market leaving a sonic boom in its wake

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Nearly three out of four homes in metro Denver that hit the market in April went under contract within a week, putting the region neck-and-neck with Columbus, Ohio, for title of the country’s fastest-moving housing market, according to a new report from real estate portal Zillow.

Metro Denver has long been one of the country’s speedier housing markets, with residential listings going under contract in nine days on average versus 30 days nationally before the pandemic, said Alex Lacter, a spokesman for the Seattle-based company.

Housing markets across the country have picked up the pace, with nearly half of U.S. residential listings claimed within the first week, about double the share before the pandemic. Metro Denver’s market, rather than getting passed, has somehow found a way to pick up the pace.

A few years ago it ran near the front with the likes of hip cities Seattle and San Francisco. Now it is competing with a new crop of fresh…

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