Home sales in the Denver metro are slowing, giving some buyers a chance to jump into what has been a highly competitive market for more than a year. 

In August, houses sat on the market for an average of 11 days, according to a new report from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. That may not sound like a lot, but it’s an increase from nine days in July.

And, earlier this year, homes were routinely going into contract within three to four days of being put on the market in the metro area, which includes Boulder and Broomfield counties. 

Buyers typically move slower in late summer as families settle in for a new school year, Andrew Abrams, chair of the real estate association’s trend committee and a realtor in the area, noted in the report.  

“They are a bit more patient, wanting to find the right house for the ‘right’ price,” Abrams wrote. 

How long it takes to sell a home depends on its price, with less…

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