Colorado Housing Standing Low The standing inventory of residential properties currently for sale is staggeringly low. The number of active properties for sale is almost 90% below the average for this time of year. In Metro Denver, there are 1,144 residential properties for sale today. In Larimer County, there are 136 and in Weld County there are 174.  Current […]
Colorado Housing Housing Inventory Many of our clients wonder if the current pace of price growth can continue.  Some even ask if prices will decline this year.  Based on researching the Case-Shiller Home Price index and the National Association of Realtors home inventory data, there must be at least 6 months of inventory in a market for prices to […]
For Buyers Lumber Back Up The price of lumber has jumped back up again and is adding to the cost of new home construction. Over the past four months, lumber prices have nearly tripled, causing the price of an average new single-family home to increase by more than $18,600. According to Random Lengths, as of the end of December, the […]
Community The Fire’s Impact Our heart goes out to all of the people impacted by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County. If you would like to give your support, we have set up a special fund through the Windermere Foundation where we will match any donation you make up to $5000. You can make that donation HERE. This devastating […]
Living How to Prepare for a Fire at Home A fire breaking out in your home is a serious potential hazard. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to identify the early signs of a fire and to prepare for an emergency. The following list will help you and your household put together your fire safety plan. How to Prepare for a Fire […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate New Listings December 2021 4224 Durango Place, Fort Collins, CO 80526 Listing Agent: Meagan Griesel MLS 956466 Great location in a cul-de-sac, near the Max Line and no HOA. Plenty of room to spread out and be comfortable. The first space you walk into is a large living room with vaulted ceilings and a wood burning fireplace, then a […]
sellers Working with a Listing Agent What is a Listing Agent? Generally, a real estate transaction involves a listing agent representing the seller and a buyer’s agent representing the buyer. Listing agents will conduct a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)—which uses recent housing market data to compare the seller’s home to other listings in their area—to accurately price the property. The agent will list the […]
For Buyers Do You Need a Realtor to Buy a Home? Buying a home is a major investment, and it comes with a lot of variables. From finding the right neighborhood to determining how much home your budget allows, it is a complicated task. Because of the difficulties involved, many prospective homebuyers decide to work with a full-service realtor. However, if you decide to go on […]
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Home Builders Construction Openings It’s not just the availability of materials impacting home builders today, it’s also the availability of labor. The market could use more inventory.  Home builders are trying to catch up. You’ve likely read the stories about the cost and availability of materials making an impact on home builders’ ability to keep pace with demand. It […]
Buyers Must-Haves and Nice-To-Haves Lists Finding your dream home may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make it easier, like creating a “Must-Haves” list and a “Nice-To-Haves” list. These lists allow serious home buyers to save time, energy, and ultimately, money as they prepare to buy a home. A Must-Have List is exactly what it […]
Homeowners Equity Snapshot CoreLogic just released their quarterly Home Equity Insights Report. Their analysis shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all properties) have seen their equity increase by a total of over $3.2 trillion since the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 31.1% year over year. In the third quarter of 2021, the total number […]
For Sellers You’ve Decided to Sell Your Home—Now What? Deciding to sell your home is one of the biggest steps you can make in your journey as a homeowner. You’ve likely gone through every scenario in your head and are eager to make sure that the next step for yourself and your loved ones is the right one. The shift from homeowner to seller can […]
sellers Why List Now Why does it make sense to list a home now?  Shouldn’t I wait until the Spring? These are legitimate questions we hear occasionally from our clients. It turns out there are several good reasons to list a home in December or January instead of waiting for April or May. The first reason is low competition.  […]
Buyers Simple Tips to Make Your Move Easier Your needs as a homeowner change over time, and you need the right home to fit those needs. Accordingly, it’s highly likely that at some point in your future you will experience another moving day. While moving can be challenging, there are resources to make it easier. If you are remaining in your current area, […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate New Listings Week of November 21st 201 Ranch Acres Drive, Loveland, CO 80538 Listing Agent: Kailee Harvey MLS 955406 Hobby farm in town! 1.51 acres with room for your goats, chickens, horses or other animals; complete with tons of perennials & mature landscaping, large backyard, paver patio, & several sheds/outbuildings for animals & no HOA. Home has been recently updated & […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate New Listings Week of November 14th 2576 Trio Falls Drive, Loveland, CO 80538 Listing Agent: Kelly Swift MLS 955106 You can be in by Christmas! This move-in ready 2 bed/2 bath ranch style home features an open, bright floor plan. Enjoy the fully upgraded kitchen w/granite, SS appliances, 42″ cabinets, soft close drawers & pull outs throughout. Fantastic cork floors, newer […]
Community Your Guide to Thanksgiving Weekend Events 2021 The year is coming to a close and Thanksgiving is just days away! Communities, locals and businesses are rallying together to finish the month off with a little holiday spirit and a whole lot of gratitude. See what Colorado has lined up for Thanksgiving Day and the year ahead:     Thanksgiving Day Run Each […]
Berthoud Real Estate Mountain Views on Sprawling Acreage 880 E State Highway 56, Berthoud is a spectacular, completely fenced horse property sitting on almost 5 acres. Wonderful views of Longs Peak and Front Range in a quiet location close to downtown Berthoud & I-25. For all those horse lovers: 3-stall Cleary Barn & working horse arena w/ 2 acre grazing pasture. This freshly […]
Fun Facts Record Increase Home builders have experienced their largest-ever increase in building costs so far in 2021. This is according to the latest Producer Price Index report.   Year to date, building costs are up 14.5%.  This amount tops the previous record of 7.1% which occurred in 2008. Specific materials which have seen significant increases include lumber, drywall and […]
Real Estate Statistics Price Matters Almost twice as many sellers now have to drop their list price before a sale compared to July. In October, 19% of all sales were forced to drop the list price before receiving an offer.  In July it was 10%. These properties that start out priced too high end up taking four times as long […]