1. Tips For Offering Over List Price

    It's no secret that the real estate market along the front range is accelerating at a feverish pace.  Depressed levels of inventory coupled with huge demand from both local and out of state buyers is driving prices up across the board, in all price points.  2021 is the hottest and most frustrating market for many buyers who could be competing with 10-20 offers. While I've covered, in length, wha…Read More

  2. How to Protest Your Property Tax Valuation

    It's that time of year again!  Bob Overbeck and his friends at the Larimer County Assessor's office have sent out their "reminders" that your assessment valuation is probably headed up.  Although it's frustrating to see your monthly payment creep up every couple of years due to higher taxes, it's part of rising real estate prices, area growth, and the need for property taxes to help pay for expa…Read More

  3. Huge Increases in Home Values Across Northern Colorado

    April 2021 is the month that we'll finally get to see some comparisions get pretty skewed due to the COVID shut down across Northern Colorado in March and April of 2020. Keep in mind, at this point last year, real estate professionals were unable to physically show homes until a home was under contract - this kept some buyers on the sidelines who couldn't take that kind of leap of faith.  It also…Read More

  4. Bonus: Renovation, Update, and Major Project Plan

    If you're like thousands of other homeowners in Northern Colorado, you're deciding to stay put and let your equity grow while home prices go up, up and up!  If you're looking to add value or function to your home through renovations, upgrades or major projects - give me a call to help you get it planned!  Here's how I can help... Project Planning Some projects can be downright overwhelming.  Ad…Read More

  5. Moving: Should I Sell or Rent Out My House?

    When the time comes to make a move, in the right circumstances it may make sense to keep your previous house as a rental instead of selling.  While every situation is different, if done thoughtfully, renting your home can help your family create long term, meaningful wealth.  It does require extra work, some forethought, and a lot of number crunching.  Here's the process I give my clients who m…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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