Charming Ranch!

1930 Tyler Avenue is a super clean and sunlight filled ranch home. Fully remodeled in 2018; including new appliances, granite countertops, concrete driveway, water heater, sprinkler system – roof in 2014. Features a very large eat-in kitchen, vaulted ceilings, built-in desk and shelves. Very convenient location in Northwest Longmont. Fully fenced in yard with a deck and storage shed. Make sure to view the 3D walk through tour! Call for your private showing at (970) 691-0056 for more information or click the link below for more details.

Posted on September 15, 2020 at 5:31 pm
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Blog, Longmont Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Niwot Gem!

Live in Niwot for an affordable price! Great location at 6877 Countryside Lane #274 – walking distance to Old Town Niwot -restaurants, parks, trails, and shopping. Main level condo features a massive main bedroom suite, inviting and well lit living room with a wood fireplace. This unit includes a stackable washer and dryer. Niwot is known for its excellent public school system. Call (970) 691-0056 for your private showing or click the link below for more details.

Posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:16 pm
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Charming Ranch Style Home in Berthoud!

Qualifies for USDA loan! Desirable brick ranch with 3 bedrooms / 2 baths. Located at 1207 Cedar Drive, in Berthoud on a very low traffic/quiet street with a huge center grass median and mature landscaping. Feels super fresh inside with the newer laminate floors, carpet, and interior paint. Half a block walk to Berthoud Elementary and very close to downtown Berthoud. Inviting sunroom with built-in storage leads to backyard with a dog run. No HOA with room to park the RV or trailer, 3 off-street parking spaces. 15 min to Downtown Loveland – great location. Call for your private showing at (970) 691-0056 for more information or click the link below for more details.

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 6:03 pm
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Faster Real Estate Transactions

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%
  • Larimer County down 19%
  • Weld County down 16%

Initially, this may seem counter-intuitive.  How could homes be selling faster in today’s environment?

Here’s the deal.  The buyers and sellers who are active in today’s market are serious.

There really aren’t ‘tire-kicker’ buyers out looking at properties just for the fun of it.

There really aren’t sellers testing the market to ‘see what they can get.’

For the most part, buyers and sellers are on a specific mission and this mindset is showing up in the numbers.

For sellers especially, this is no time to test the market and be overly aggressive on price.

Properties that are priced right and in good condition are selling and often selling fast.

At Windermere Real Estate we are taking Safer at Home and Social Distancing very seriously.  Our people are following our Safe Showings protocol, staying connected to their clients, and providing help wherever needed.

Posted on May 22, 2020 at 5:29 pm
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Let’s Discuss Mortgage Forbearance

On this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew” Matthew Gardner discusses mortgage forbearance and whether it will help or hurt the US housing market.

Posted on May 4, 2020 at 6:16 pm
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Another Real Estate Meltdown?

This week our Chief Economist took a deep dive into the numbers to examine the current health crisis versus the housing crisis of 2008.

The reason why?  People wonder if we are going to have another housing meltdown nationally and going to see foreclosures and short sales dramatically increase.

It turns out that the numbers show that today’s housing environment is quite different than 2007, right before the housing bubble burst.

Specifically, homeowners are in a vastly different situation with their mortgage compared to the pre-Great Recession’s housing meltdown.

In addition to much higher credit scores and much higher amounts of equity compared to 2007, the most significant difference today is in the amount of ARM mortgages.

Back in years leading up to the housing bubble, Adjustable Rate Mortgages were very prevalent.  In 2007 there were just under 13 million active adjustable rate loans, today there are just over 3 million.

The number of those ARMs that would reset within three years was 5 million in 2007 compared to only 320,000 today.

It’s those Adjustable Rate loans resetting to a higher monthly payment that caused such a big part of the housing crisis back in 2008 to 2010.

Back then not only was people’s employment impacted, but many were facing increased monthly mortgage payments.

That’s why there were so many foreclosures and short sales in 2008 to 2010.

That is not the case today and one of many reasons why we don’t foresee a housing meltdown.

At Windermere Real Estate we are taking Safer at Home and Social Distancing very seriously.  Our people are following our Safe Showings protocol, staying connected to their clients, and providing help wherever needed.

Posted on May 1, 2020 at 3:11 pm
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Will there be a real estate crash?



Posted on April 24, 2020 at 2:59 pm
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Beautiful Mountain Views in Loveland!

Perfect home at 199 Sierra Vista Drive in Loveland for multi-generational living or separate area for short term rental. Situated on a large corner lot overlooking Loveland and expansive mountain views. Large well-lit rooms throughout the entire home, fireplace on each level (2), the lower level is a walk-out with easy access on the side of the home. The upper level is open and has a newer wood deck to drink your morning coffee and tea. Home used to have 2 garages which could be converted back fairly easily. Home comes with a 1-year Home Warranty from First American home warranty. Call for your private showing at (970) 691-0056 for more information or click the link below for more details.

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 11:45 pm
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Millennial Buyers

Millennials often get a bad rap.  One of the myths about Millennials is that they don’t own homes and will be renters forever.

Not true!  Especially on the Front Range of Colorado.

Based on research by our very own Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, Millennials make up a significant percentage of all home buyers in Metro Denver and Colorado.

In Metro Denver, 50% of all buyers last year were in the Millennial demographic.

In Northern Colorado, the number is 41%.

It turns out that Millennials, as they move into their mid to late 30’s, see the value of home ownership and are at the point in their lives where it makes sense to own instead of rent.

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 3:41 pm
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How Veterans Can Stay Healthy and Active Despite Their Disability

Many veterans suffer from physical and mental disabilities, but that’s no reason why they can’t live healthy, active lives after their military service is done. In fact, staying active can help veterans deal with conditions like chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Here are some ways vets can maintain a fit lifestyle, even with a disability.



Adaptive sports

Adaptive sports are a great, non-limiting, and incredibly fun way for veterans to stay active. Adaptive sports are simply sports — most commonly currently existing sports — that have been adapted in some way to accommodate those with certain disabilities.

The accessibility of adaptive sports has grown significantly over the past decade with the advent of new technology specifically designed to help those with physical and visual impairments participate in sports they know and love. A variety of wheelchair sports exist, including basketball, volleyball, handball, soccer, and tennis (though not all places are great for wheelchairs). Spotters can be used for the visually impaired in sports like cycling and skiing. Many vets like to get into air rifle, trap shooting, and archery, all of which can be adapted to your needs.


Adaptive and low-impact exercise

While playing sports and participating in group exercise is fun and rewarding, you also need to have a plan to get exercise in other ways. Your adaptive basketball league may only play twice a week, for instance. You still need to find ways to get your physical activity quota filled on a daily basis.

Many disabled persons turn to lower-impact exercises like swimming, cycling, and yoga. “The wonderful thing about most activities in the water is that in many cases, mobility issues as a result of a disability are often hugely reduced, sometimes almost completely eradicated. The increased freedom of movement is a fantastic experience for anyone who struggles with mobility on solid ground,” notes

Stretching and flexibility exercises are also popular among those with disabilities, as almost anyone — despite any limitations — can easily perform them.


Why it’s so important to stay active

As a vet with a disability, you’re more susceptible to a variety of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

“The links between anxiety, depression and exercise aren’t entirely clear — but working out and other forms of physical activity can definitely ease symptoms of anxiety or depression and make you feel better. Exercise may also help keep anxiety and depression from coming back once you’re feeling better,” says the Mayo Clinic.

Exercise releases brain chemicals that promote happiness and well-being. It also gives you a distraction from your worries and gives you a healthy way to cope. Without physical activity, some vets can turn to substances to help them deal with their disabilities, which can lead to addiction.

Exercise can even help vets cope with the symptoms of PTSD. “Exercise in moderation can help those with PTSD. Exercise may give you a break from difficult emotions. It may distract you from painful memories or worries. Perhaps most important, exercise can improve self-esteem. It may create feelings of personal control,” says the National Center for PTSD.


How to stay motivated

 Many people find working out with a partner can keep them motivated and hold them accountable. Others find that fitness trackers make their workouts more enjoyable and that tracking their progress can get them excited about their fitness routine. Today’s fitness trackers and smartwatches can measure calories burned, distance traveled, steps taken, heart rate, and many other metrics. For instance, the Apple Watch Series 4 has a large display, altimeter, and heart rate sensor. If you’re looking for a more affordable fitness tracker, the Fitbit Inspire is reasonably priced and has five-day battery life and automatic exercise recognition.

Sometimes, having a disability makes it seem like getting enough exercise and staying active is more stress than it’s worth. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Staying active is one of the best ways to prevent the complications of your disability, and can help you cope with many of the mental problems associated with having a disability.


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Posted on November 22, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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