Uncategorized Rent Record Records continue to be broken in real estate, including the rental market. Rents just rose another $2 per month to $1,594, a new record. The annual rent growth of 13.5% nationally in 2021 was more than double any previous year, and apartment absorption counted nearly 600,000 units, which is roughly 50 percent more than the […]
Fun Facts 7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home Making the leap from renter to homeowner doesn’t happen overnight; it requires steady planning to put yourself in a good position to buy your first home. Prospective first-time home buyers can often feel like they’re waiting for a sign to indicate they’re ready to start making offers, when really, it’s a combination of factors. Here […]
Fun Facts Will there be a real estate crash?   Why No Crash This week we hosted our clients and friends for a special online event with our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Matthew talked about a variety of topics that are on people’s mind right now including home values. Matthew sees no evidence that home values will crash and actually sees signs that they […]
Uncategorized 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 […]
Real Estate Tips 4 Steps to Help Your Family Relocation Go Smoothly Relocating your family is a lengthy process. You first must sell your home and find a reputable real estate agent to help you navigate the house-hunting experience. Then you have to plan the move (and possibly find a moving company), pack up all your things, and make the trek to your new city. But relocating […]
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 […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate Charming Updated Paired Home in Evans! 3202 Barbera St with main floor living at its best in this well-cared for home. Luxurious and large main floor master bedroom and laundry, finishes include new lighting, stylish farm-house kitchen theme, granite counter-tops in kitchen and bathrooms. All appliances stay, new water heater, new flooring upstairs. Both upstairs bedrooms are generous in size and have […]
Blog All About Rates All About Rates Most likely you read the news that the Federal Reserve raised their discount rate by 0.25% this week. You may not have read the news that average 30-year mortgage rates went down this week. What gives?! How could this be?! What you need to know is that 30-year mortgage rates are not […]
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Uncategorized The 1% and the 10% The 1% and the 10% Did you know that in most Northern Colorado communities, $1,000,000-plus sales make up about 1% of all transactions? For example, so far this year in Fort Collins, 897 homes have sold and 9 of those were for at least $1,000,000. In Windsor, there have been 274 total sales and 2 […]
Colorado Real Estate Luxury Spotlight Luxury Spotlight So how’s the luxury market? Let’s look… Today there are 88 single family homes for sale in Larimer and Weld County priced at $1 Million and above. Over the last year, 63 of these properties have sold. This means it would take 17 months to sell all of these luxury properties at the […]
Colorado Real Estate The Next Boulder? The Next Boulder? The hottest question we get in Northern Colorado is this “do you think Fort Collins is the next Boulder?” Let’s look closely at that question and start with what is similar. They are both beautiful college towns nestled against the foothills. They both have affordability issues which push real estate buyers to […]
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 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 […]
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 […]