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Colorado Real Estate Market Update More homes for sale! Given how active our market is today and has been over the last few years, many people assume that virtually every home with a “For Sale” sign in the front yard is already under contract.   They are surprised to learn that, in most cases, the “For Sale” sign does indeed represent a home that […]
Colorado Real Estate Still appreciating – just slower The Latest Here’s the latest from the Federal Housing Finance Authority’s report on price appreciation.  They track 241 markets across the country.  These are the one-year price growth numbers for the Colorado cities on their list: Boulder = 6.14% Colorado Springs = 9.18% Denver = 6.97% Fort Collins = 6.43% Greeley = 7.06% So, even […]
Blog Mortgage Rates are Down Again Down Again Mortgage rates dropped again for the fourth week in a row. The average 30-year rate is now 4.06% which is the lowest it has been all year. Rates today are actually the lowest they have been since early 2018. The main factor driving rates down is the trade war with China. Investors are […]
Colorado Real Estate Property tax assessments 2019 As we are helping people understand their new property assessments and putting together information so that they may protest their new valuation, here is the most common question we hear… Did my property really go up that much? Here are some stats that will help you answer that question. First, you need to know that […]
Colorado Real Estate Who’s market is it? So, which is it? A buyer’s market or a seller’s market? Well, it depends! First, let’s define each market. According to research, a buyer’s market exists when there is more than 4-6 months of inventory on the market. If it would take longer than 4-6 months to sell out all of the inventory currently for […]
Colorado Real Estate Friday Fun Facts. How’s the Market? We’ve seen some headlines recently that suggest home prices along the Front Range have peaked and are starting to decline. When we dig in and do the research, this is what we find… Home prices are still going up, just not as fast as they have been. We’ve known that the double-digit appreciation that we’ve seen for […]
Colorado Real Estate Property Tax Notification coming soon! You probably don’t need a reminder that this is tax season. Not only because tax returns are due in two weeks but also because you will soon receive your property tax notification in the mail. Every two years your County re-assesses the value of your property and then sends that new value to you. When […]
Colorado Real Estate Colorado Real Estate – Condo Cyclone   While the “Bomb Cyclone” closed roads and schools over the last two days, the “Condo Cyclone” is opening new opportunities for first-time buyers. What’s the “Condo Cyclone” you ask. It’s the proliferation of multi-family inventory that has come on the market up and down the Front Range. Compared to last year, multi-family inventory which […]
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Blog Office Real Estate in Northern Colorado As you travel around the Front Range you will notice the following under construction: New Homes New Apartments New Medical Facilities However, you will not notice new office buildings under construction. What gives?  I thought we had a booming economy.  Why no new office buildings? There are a couple of reasons.  First, construction costs have […]
Colorado Real Estate Real Estate Rankings by City… #1 is Vegas Vegas Baby! The results are in from FHFA.gov’s latest ranking of the top performing markets in the U.S. Each quarter they track 245 cities across the country and rank their real estate markets by home price appreciation.   What’s the highest performing city the the U.S. Vegas!  Their prices have gone up 17.63% in the last year. […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Home prices rarely go negative in Larimer County Did you know, according to FHFA, home prices in Larimer County have dropped more than 1% only 4 times in the last 40 years? FHFA stands for the Federal Housing Finance Authority. We are one of 261 markets that they track. Since 1978 they have been measuring home price appreciation here. If you look at […]
Colorado Real Estate Why we are not in a Real Estate Bubble… There are several reasons why our Chief Economist does not believe there is a housing bubble today in the U.S. Below is a slide he shared at our recent market Forecast events. It shows U.S. Home ownership rate, which is simply the percentage of the population who own their home (versus renting). The long-term average […]
Colorado Real Estate 2019 Real Estate Market Forecast Our Forecast This past Wednesday and Thursday evenings we had the pleasure of hosting our annual Market Forecast events in Denver and Fort Collins. Thank you to the 700 people who attended.  We appreciate your support! In case you missed the events, here are some highlights including our forecast for price appreciation in 2019: In […]
Blog How’s the Colorado Real Estate Market? What’s Starting? Here are some interesting stats from our friends at Metro Study who study new home activity along the Front Range. New home starts are up 14% compared to last year – this is really good news and is helping to relieve the shortage of housing inventory Every product type saw an increase in […]
Blog Northern Colorado Real Estate Appreciation How We Rank Here’s how the largest Colorado cities rank on the most recent Federal Housing Finance Authority’s quarterly report.  They study the appreciation rate in 245 metropolitan areas all over the country. City                             Rank                 Appreciation Boulder    […]
Blog The Cost of Waiting – Northern CO Real Estate 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 […]
Blog Home Affordability in Perspective Everyone’s Talking It seems like everyone’s talking about affordability and making an assumption that homes are less affordable than they have ever been.  Not so fast… Let’s look at home prices relative to the median income needed to purchase the home. It’s true that home prices have appreciated year-over-year for the last 76 months in […]
Blog Real Estate Market Friday Fun Facts Did You Know? Did you know the average price appreciation over the long term, according to the Federal Housing Finance Authority (who’s been studying this for 40+ years) is… ·         5.63% per year for Metro Denver ·         5.35% per year for Larimer County ·         4.5% per year for Weld County If you want to be totally […]
Blog Short vs. Long There are short-term questions about real estate and there are long term questions about real estate. Clients often have short-term questions like… How much will prices go up next year? Should I sell my house this Fall or next Spring? Will interest rates go up next week? We encourage our clients to evaluate those questions […]
Blog Inventory Is Up Inventory Is Up For the past few years the hot topic in Northern Colorado real estate is inventory, or more specifically, lack of inventory. Based on our current research, it looks like this trend is reversing. Let’s look at the increase in inventory in our major markets versus a year ago… Fort Collins up 28% Loveland up […]