1. A Market Unlike Any Other

    2021 is coming in like a lion across the Northern Colorado market with prices popping.  I've been doing this a while, and although 2015 had a very similar feel to this year, 2021 is just something completely different.  2015 ended up having a few months, at least in the Fort Collins market, of 20%+ gains year over year because of a drastic decrease in the amount of homes for sale.  In March 201…Read More

  2. Craft Broker Core Value: Respect

    We're lucky in Northern Colorado.  We have hundreds of dedicated real estate professionals helping clients buy, sell and invest in real estate. In most cases, we all play nice in the sandbox.  But with a deeply competitive market, often times respect, fairness and decency are thrown out the window in favor of greed and self serving pursuits.  One core value I hold true: I will, at all times, re…Read More

  3. All About Appraisal Gaps

    Because of the competition within the market for a limited number of homes, buyers and their agents are coming up with all kinds of unique and creative ways to make their offer stand up against other buyers.  Late 2020 and early 2021 has been the most competitive market I've ever witnessed, and short of offering a first born child, there have been plenty of interesting contract provisions.  Buye…Read More

  4. Real Estate Market Accelerates Early in 2021

    Two months into 2021 and it feels like we're already in the peak of the summer selling season.  Within the last month, interest rates started to slowly creep up which put pressure on desperate buyers to hustle and submit offers on whatever inventory was available.  The lack of inventory is unprecedented throughout the region as fewer and fewer homeowners are selling.  I'd say now we're at a cri…Read More

  5. What Home Buyers Can Expect From Me

    The Northern Colorado real estate market is competitive, fast paced and fierce right now.  By all accounts, we will continue to see limited supply of homes for sale, and continued upward pressure on prices.  In this kind of market, it's important to work with a Realtor that you can count on to take you from beginning to end, minimizing the bumps and hurdles along the way.  When you work with me…Read More

  6. Homeowners Just Aren’t Moving

    In the Northern Colorado area, we've seen the inventory crunch for about 7-8 years now - more folks moving into town rather than leaving, less new construction coming on-line and people delaying their next move for a variety of reasons.  Within the last year, the national market is feeling that squeeze, too. You'll likely hear more and more news about the looming inventory crunch. There's a terri…Read More

  7. 2021 Starts Off Sizzling

    2021 has started off sizzling with big time increases in median values across the region and BIG sales figures, too.  January is typically a pretty calm and relaxed month.  Sales that close throughout the month were those started in the "no-man's land" timeframe between Thanksgiving and Christmas where there aren't many sellers out there.  In the COVID era, it doesn't appear that anything is go…Read More

  8. Craft Broker Coverage

    I've heard it before from clients, "I didn't know you sold here!" So, I want all of my faithful readers and followers to know, I've sold everywhere, man. I haven't been around forever, but I've been around a long time and I've seen plenty.  The front range is my bread and butter.  I've sold from Red Feather Lakes to Evans.  From Wellington to Littleton.  Northern Colorado, Saint Vrain Valley, …Read More

  9. How to Hire the Right Contractor

    Spring selling season is right around the corner, so as a service to my loyal and strategic followers, I wanted to provide some guidance on selecting a contractor to do your projects, just in time to list your home for top dollar in the spring or summer.  (Full disclosure: My wife and I carefully selected a contractor to remodel our guest bath, master bath and master bedroom in the 4th quarter of…Read More

  10. Northern Colorado Real Estate Remains Strong Through the Pandemic

    What a year, what a year.  2020 was certainly a rollercoaster for many reasons, and while most of the world was uncertain throughout the year, the world I know best (Northern Colorado real estate) was nothing but healthy and exciting.  Demand was continually robust, buyers want to be here and will pay a premium to be here.  While working with very low inventory throughout the year, smart and sa…Read More