According to the local real estate agent and market expert, Tony Geraty of Your Castle Real Estate, 1,100 new home transactions happened this year in Castle Rock. Tony credits the boom to usually low-interest rates, enticing more home buyers than usual. Rates are expected to rise in 2019.

In 2018, homeowners found out it took much longer than normal to get home improvement projects completed such as finished basements, decks, and landscaping.

Contractors like Beau Wimberly of Rocky Mountain Precision Services [ ] recommend homeowners get estimates now and start scheduling work for 2019 otherwisde, the procrastinators may be pushed back to 2020.