Supporting Our Communities – Colorado Wildfires

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Our heart goes out to all the people affected by the wildfires along the Front Range and in our mountain communities.

We are also so appreciative of the brave men and women who are helping protect people and property from the fires.

We want to help and we want to ask for your help.

Through the Windermere Foundation we have set up a fund to benefit the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Red Cross and the Wildland Firefighters Foundation.

The Red Cross is of course helping people displaced by the fires.  The Wildland Firefighters Foundation helps firefighters and their families.

The $10,000 fund will match, dollar-for-dollar, any contribution made by our associates, clients and friends.

Please help us reach our goal of contributing $20,000 to these two worthy places.

To contribute simply click HERE.

Thank you for your support!


Posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:31 pm
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Blog | Tagged , ,

Charming Bungalow!

1775 Galena St is a charming updated 1920’s bungalow features and large inviting front porch & mature landscaping. Ready to move-in with recently remodeled kitchen, updated plumbing, new flooring, siding and roof are 5 years old, new back yard deck, and completely fenced in backyard with alley access. Radon mitigation system is installed and the sprinkler system was just winterized. Two bedrooms on the main floor and a non-conforming one in the basement. Convenient location near Stanley Marketplace, Anshutz Medical Campus, Children’s Hospital, DIA, Peoria Station, restaurants, shopping, and trail system. Plenty of parking for toys and RVs. Home has been pre-inspected and comes with a home warranty. Call for your private showing at (970) 691-0056 for more information or click the link below for more details.

https://www.recolorado.com/listing/282856111-151082055/1775-galena-street-aurora-co-80010/


Posted on October 20, 2020 at 6:40 pm
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Aurora Real Estate, Blog, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/114220139


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.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/112574499


Posted on August 11, 2020 at 8:16 pm
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Blog, Niwot Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/111553414


Posted on July 13, 2020 at 6:03 pm
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Berthoud Real Estate, Blog, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Fun Facts | Tagged , , , ,

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
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Mondays with Matthew | Tagged , , , , , ,

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
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Colorado Real Estate, Fun Facts | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Will there be a real estate crash?

 

 


Posted on April 24, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Fun Facts, Northern Colorado Real Estate, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

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.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/106027676


Posted on February 14, 2020 at 11:45 pm
Meagan Griesel | Posted in Loveland Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,