Blog Love Loveland! Love Loveland It’s Valentine’s Day and Loveland Colorado is the place to be. Loveland has certainly been a hot place to own real estate over the last 5 years. The median price was $192,500 in 2012 and today it is $315,000. That’s a $122,500 increase. We love it! It also looks like it will be […]
Blog Prices Continue to Pop in 2017 Real Estate Prices in Larimer and Weld Counties Are Up Double-Digits Fort Collins, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Continuing a trend that started four years ago, average residential real estate prices in January 2017 increased by double-digits compared to one year ago. Larimer County’s prices are 10.5% higher than last January and Weld County’s are […]
Blog Our Crystal Ball Last month Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner joined us for our annual Market Forecast events in Colorado. We were pleased to host over 500 customers at two events in Denver and Fort Collins. Here are some of the big takeaways that we shared: Interest rates will increase to 4.6% by the end of the year First-time […]
Blog Limited Choices Limited Choices Pretend that customer walks into our office and tells us they are looking for a single family home in Fort Collins. We would tell them that there are 314 to choose from. But if they told us their price range is up to $300,000, their choices would be limited to just 10 homes. […]
Blog 100K 100K The City Manager for Fort Collins, Darin Atteberry, recently visited our weekly sales meeting. He had several interesting and valuable facts to share, including this… Based on the City’s research, Fort Collins will grow by 100,000 people over the next 25 to 32 years. That will bring the population to approximately 255,000 people. It […]
Blog Upping the Pace Upping the Pace Nationally, the real estate market is on pace for 5.6 million home sales. That is the highest pace we’ve seen since 2007. A little perspective – 5 years ago the pace was roughly 4.5 million sales and ten years ago it was roughly 6 million sales. The highest it has ever been […]
Blog The Trump Tantrum The Trump Tantrum Since the election interest rates have jumped from 3.77% to 3.95% according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. “This week’s increase in mortgage rates, being dubbed the ‘Trump Tantrum,’ is the biggest one week increase since the ‘Taper Tantrum’ in June 2013,” said Bankrate’s chief financial analyst Greg McBride. Economists say the anticipation […]
Blog Interesting Takeaways Interesting Takeaways The Zillow Group just completed an extensive survey of home buyers and sellers. Here are some interesting takeaways from the research: Half of today’s home buyers are under the age of 36, and 47 percent are first-time buyers. Solo home buyers are in the minority; most buyers are shopping with a spouse or […]
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Blog The Trump effect. How will it impact the US economy and housing?   By Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate The American people have spoken and they have elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Change was clearly demanded, and change is what we will have. The election was a shock for many, especially on the West Coast where we have […]
Blog Hot and Not Where are the hottest markets in Northern Colorado? Hint – it starts with “W” Turns out the communities with the largest increase in year over year sales are… (drum roll please) Windsor and Wellington! Windsor transactions are up 22% more than last year. Wellington has seen an 11% increase. All other NoCo communities are flat […]
Blog Remember when… With lots of focus on the presidential election it got us thinking about the last time we were getting ready to elect the leader of the free world. Do you remember what you were doing in 2012? Back when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were the candidates… Do you remember what the real estate market […]
Blog How does Colorado stack up in real estate pricing? The Winner Is… With the Olympics stoking the spirit of competition, we took at look at how Colorado stacks up against the other states when it comes to real estate prices. Our impartial judge for the competition is the Federal Housing Finance Authority who tracks close to 300 real estate markets all over the country. For this […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Door Opens for Buyers After a very active (to say the least) spring and summer, the door has now opened for buyers in our market. Buyers who were frustrated during the first half of the year with low inventory and bidding wars now realize a better environment. It's time to step off the sidelines and take a fresh look […]
Blog Luxury Market Bingo Let's have some fun with 5 Fascinating Facts about the Luxury Market in Northern Colorado (homes priced over $700,000): Luxury homes represent 19% of all available inventory Luxury homes represent 3% of all closed sales The luxury market has 11 months of inventory The average sales to list price for a luxury home is 97% The average days on market for a […]