Northern Colorado Real Estate

Buying Re Bubble The activity in the Front Range market is causing us to hear the bubble question again. People are curious to know, based on recent growth in price appreciation, if we are in a housing bubble. This question seems to crop up when prices go up. While we do not believe that the current double-digit price […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Protecting Your Home’s Air Quality Image Source: Canva Most of us tend to think of air pollution as something that occurs outdoors where car exhaust and factory fumes proliferate, but there’s such a thing as indoor air pollution, too. Since the 1950s, the number of synthetic chemicals used in home products have increased drastically, while homes have become much tighter and better insulated. As a […]
Buying Million Plussing The luxury market is very active right now.  Buyers in the high-end are taking advantage of low interest rates and the equity they have built in their prior homes. Closings of million-plus single family homes are up significantly along the Front Range. When compared to this same time last year, sales of properties in this […]
Buying The Remote Worker’s Home Buying Process Image Source: Getty Images The pandemic’s influences on home life are far-ranging, prompting buyers to look at homeownership through a new lens. Remote work has created a paradigm shift in the wants and needs of homebuyers. Here’s what the remote worker should keep in mind when looking to buy. Location The location, location, location cliché has […]
Buying Buying with Your Pets in Mind! Image source: Canva For many of us, pets play a central role in our home life, so taking into account what is best for them when buying a home is important for both their happiness and that of your entire household. Your neighborhood When looking for homes that are well suited to both you and […]
Living Preparing for the School Year at Home Image source: Shutterstock For those whose children will be taking classes online or participating in remote learning this school year, keeping the following tips in mind will help create an at-home learning environment that prioritizes health and learning, while being able to adjust to this year’s unknowns. A home cannot fully replace all that a formal […]
Home Maintenance Setting Up Your Home Gym Image Source: Canva As the stay-at-home hours add up, setting up a home gym is not only physically beneficial, but can bring some added mental wellness to the new normal many of us find ourselves in. In comparison to a gym membership, even with the up-front investment of purchasing equipment, an at-home gym can deliver […]
Buying At Least List Periodically we track a stat which we find to be quite interesting.   It answers this question – how many properties are selling for at least list price (asking price or higher)?   This stat tells us how active the market is and helps our buyers to realize that, in some cases, they will be in a […]
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Home Maintenance Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell? Your kids have moved out and now you’re living in a big house with way more space than you need. You have two choices – remodel your existing home or move. Here are some things to consider about each option. Choice No. 1: Remodel your existing home to better fit your current needs. Remodeling gives […]
Buying Questions to Ask During Your Virtual Home Tour Thanks to COVID-19, the new reality is that many open houses and home tours are being conducted virtually. For prospective home buyers, this new territory brings an added element to prepare for in the home buying process. Some of the questions that should be asked in a virtual home tour parallel those of in-person tours, […]
Buying Faster Here’s something true about today’s market.  Properties are selling fast. Compared to one year ago, the number of days it takes for a property to sell is significantly lower. The industry term is “Days on Market” or DOM. DOM is way down. Here is the comparison of May 2020 versus May 2019: Metro Denver down 22% […]
Buying On Sale Money is on sale (again). 30-year mortgage rates now sit at 3.3%. This is less than half of the long-term, 40-year average. This is also almost a full percentage point lower than they were one year ago (which was still very low). Let’s put this in real numbers. A $300,000 loan at today’s rates has […]
Buying Prices Still Up Prices Still Up It seems that COVID-19 did not cause prices to decrease and certainly didn’t cause them to crash. Average prices are up compared to last year: ·         2.8% in Larimer County ·         5.4% in Weld County ·         3.3% in Metro Denver Low supply, sustained demand, and incredibly low interest rates are all fueling the […]
Living 5 Small Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home Office   Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of us now find ourselves working from home. While it’s hard to complain about the commute, working from home can be an adjustment. For example, you may find yourself doing tasks around the house and suddenly you’ve missed several important emails. If you feel like you need some help […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate Follow Our Sellers Checklist To Stay Safe While Selling Your Home   Staying organized while uprooting your life and moving from one home to another can feel impossible. Not only are you trying to get the best financial return on your investment, but you might also be working on a tight deadline. There’s also the pressure to keep your home clean and organized at all times […]
Buying Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update: 5/11/2020 Job growth is critical to the health of the housing market, so on this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew,”  Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner analyzes the effect of COVID-19 on employment and what we can expect for the duration of the year.
Buying Pent Up Demand We notice a very interesting dynamic in the market right now. There was clearly a pent-up real estate demand created during the recent time when in-person showings were not allowed.  The numbers back it up. First, a little background.  During a portion of “Shelter in Place,” all in-person viewing of properties ceased.  Instead, buyers spent […]
Buying Headwind vs. Tailwind So far the tailwind of historically-low mortgage rates are prevailing over Wall Street and COVID-19 concerns. Buyers are still active.  Properties are still closing.  Moving trucks are still showing up at people’s homes. Open house traffic has declined, but we notice plenty of buyers looking for property.  (one of our open houses last weekend had […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate What ‘s My Home Worth? The Downside to Home Valuation Tools What’s your home worth?   It is a seemingly simple question. However, discovering the worth of your home is more complicated than it might seem. Sites like Zillow, Redfin, Eppraisal, and others have built-in home valuation tools that make it seem easy, but how accurate are they? And if you get three different answers, which […]
Buying What Makes A Home “Modern”? Sleek, sustainable design, open concept floor plans, minimalism, and eco-conscious thinking are defining characteristics of modern architecture. Recently, modern design concepts in home building have become more popular, and the resurgence of interest in modern real estate has followed suit.     These characteristics are what define Contemporary Architecture:    Clean geometric lines: At the heart of modernist values lies the simplification of form. Modernist homes have a very ‘linear’ feel with […]