Housing Trends

Home Maintenance Remodel for the Most Resale Value What’s the best remodeling project for your home? The answer, in part, depends on where you live. Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report.  For the purposes of this blog, we are focusing on the Pacific states (WA, OR, […]
Buying So you bought an investment property, now what? Investing in a home is a great way to build passive income but earning from your investment will take a little groundwork to become a well-oiled machine. This is your beginner’s guide to owning an investment property so you can set up that foundation properly to avoid future headaches.   Make sure it’s livable It’s […]
Buying Time for New   Here is a fact… If you have ever thought about owning a new home, the last two months of the year are usually the best time to make that happen. Here’s why… Many builders have year-end goals and sales quotas to hit.  If they have a “standing inventory” of homes that are completed but […]
Buying Two Tales   This is a Tale of Two Counties. When it comes to new home activity, there is a big difference between Larimer and Weld Counties. Larimer County’s new home starts are down 10% and new home closings are down 15% compared to last year. Weld County’s new home starts are up 18% and new home […]
Home Maintenance Your November To-Do List The month of November brings the end to daylight savings time, for most of us anyway, and the start to the holiday season. Don’t be left in the cold, jumpstart your preparations with this quick checklist.   Check Your Fire Safety System Test your smoke alarms and CO detectors to make sure they’re in working […]
Buying Colorado Real Estate Market Update   The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere […]
Housing Trends Our Favorite Real Estate Podcasts   Podcasts are a growing medium as listeners search for new sources of entertainment and information. In 2018 there were about 550,000 podcasts, in 2019 there are more than 750,000. Listeners are growing too, an estimated 20 million more people in the U.S. are listening to podcasts this year as compared to2018. This growth in audio entertainment inspired […]
Buying Most Active   What is the most active price range in Northern Colorado?  Take a guess… $300,000 to $400,000 $400,000 to $500,000 $500,000 to $750,000 $750,000 and above By far, the most active price range is $300,000 to $400,000 with 60% more closed transactions than the $400,000 to $500,000 range and 400% more than homes priced $750,000 and […]
Don't Miss Our Next Post
Subscribe Now
Buying Big Bounce Seventy-five major metro markets have seen home prices bounce back to above their pre-recession peaks. Metro Denver has seen the biggest bounce with home values 91% above its previous high in 2007 , according to the Home Price Recovery Index from HSH.com. “Aside from routinely strong home price appreciation, it’s important to know that the Denver […]
Buying Reduced Some fascinating research from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors… 37% of properties that sold last month along the Front Range had a price reduction at some point during the listing period. Property owners who have to reduce their price take an average of 58 days to receive an offer. Those who don’t have to […]
Buying 1 Million + We have our pulse on the high-end luxury market. The activity in price ranges over $1,000,000 is an effective indicator of the health of the overall market. If buyers for luxury properties are active, it tells us that “smart money” is confident about real estate in Northern Colorado. So far this year, 107 luxury properties […]
Housing Trends Benefits, Risks and Things to Consider Before You Add an Accessory Dwelling Unit to Your Home   Have you ever rented the unit in someone’s basement? Maybe your spouse’s mother moved into your “Mother-In-Law Unit” above your garage? Or have you ever traveled and stayed in a pool house for your stay? Commonly referred to as “Mother-In-Law” units, homeowners use these as a way to fill the space in their home […]
Buying The Cost of Waiting It’s true, certain parts of our market are cooling off. We are seeing fewer multiple offers, fewer bidding wars, and fewer inspection concessions. However, homes that are priced right and in great condition are selling, and in many cases, selling quickly. As buyers feel the market cool a bit, it may cause them to want […]
Housing Trends Ranked! The latest report from the Federal Housing Finance Authority is hot off the press. They rank 241 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. for yearly home price appreciation. They show that, nationally, home prices have gone up 4.99% over the last 12 months. Here’s how the major cities rank in Colorado among the 241:   […]
Buying Rate Bounce Rates hit near-historic lows this week and are now at 3.49% for a 30-year mortgage. There have only been two other times in history when rates have been this low- April 2013 and October 2016. It’s interesting to see what happened soon after bottoming out these last two times. In April of 2013 rates hit […]
Buying The Slow Down in Foreign Buyers The United States housing market is experiencing a significant reduction in foreign buyers. Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, cites several factors that could be contributing to this trend and offers his opinions as to what to expect in this recent Market Update.
Buying Case-Shiller The Case-Shiller Home Price Index is a well-known report in the real estate industry and a valuable way to gauge what is happening in various markets across the Nation. The report tracks home price appreciation in the 20 largest markets in the country. Their most recent report shows that, Nation-wide, home prices are up 2.1% […]
Buying A Closing Window For home sellers who would like to move to a new home this year, there is a window of time that is closing as we head into the Fall months.   Most people know that the Spring and Summer are the most active months for real estate and that activity trails off into the Fall […]
Buying How Much? So how much real estate is sold in Northern Colorado? As it turns out, a lot! Last month alone there were 1,099 single family homes that sold in Larimer and Weld Counties The average price was $429,144 which means the total sales volume for one month was $471,629,129 (almost a half a billion)! Over the last 12 months, […]
Buying What We Notice Here are some observations we have about the market right now: Inventory is up, price reductions are up, the length of time to sell a home is up Seller concessions are more prevalent Sellers are more willing to accept contingent offers (especially in higher price ranges) If a home doesn’t sell within a week, it […]