1. Running Out the Groundballs of Life

    This week, the great game of baseball played their annual mid-summer all star game showcasing some of the game's most talented athletes.  There were big hitters, crafty pitchers, and accomplished defensive stars.  I love baseball.  I've been playing it as long as I can remember.  I know there are plenty of folks out there that see it as a boring, long-winded hobby, but for those of you who tru…Read More

  2. Record Home Prices In Fort Collins

    We're at the peak of the selling season and it's certainly a busy one.  The homes closing in June and early July are the result of contracts written in May when the market begins to really cook.  Typically, after school lets out, we see a fury of buy/sell activity and this year is no different.  Every month, at least one area of the regions is hitting a new record value (Loveland/Berthoud &…Read More

  3. Greeley and Loveland Post Record Prices in May 2019

    School is out, pools are open and summer is heating up!  I cannot believe we are already into the meat of the selling season in Northern Colorado.  In late 2018, several forecasters were predicting a bit of a slower season, but all signs are pointing to continued gains in appreciation as we head into the second half of the year. Buoyed by strong demand and continually declining interest rates, b…Read More

  4. Backup Offers Explained

    If you've been in the Northern Colorado real estate market in the last 5 years, you know just how tough it is and how much competition you're up against.  There's not much for sale, and then when you're finally able to get a showing scheduled, you have to make a quick decision, and you're likely competing against multiple bidders, all above list price, waiving all kinds of contingencies, too.  I…Read More

  5. Real Estate Prices Continue Upward Trajectory

    It's been the same story for the last several months: increased competition, lack of available inventory, and continued low interest rates.  It's always interesting to see how the spring selling season will start, with a whimper or a bang.  This year, it's a bit in between the two.  So far through April, it's a bit of a mixed bag in the three markets I analyze.  In the more affordable markets,…Read More

  6. Fewer Homes Are Available in Northern Colorado

    It looks as if both home buyers and home sellers decided to really take some time off over the holidays - near record low sales in January were the result of very few purchase contracts written in the Thanksgiving through Christmas time frame.  Traditionally, January is the month with the fewest sales and 2019 kept right on trend. Much of the lower sales numbers can also be attributed the fact th…Read More

  7. September Prices Reverse Course

    While the headline "prices reverse course" can seem ominous, we need to put it in the right perspective.  First, as indicated below, all median values are up nearly between 9.6% and 12.11% as compared to 2017 values.  10%+ value increases are nothing to sneeze at - it is generally a $40,000+ appreciation in a median home in just one year.  Your house has a reasonable full time job!  Additional…Read More

  8. What’s The Difference? Custom vs. Manufactured Homes vs. Modular Homes

    Are you browsing the market constantly, convinced that your dream home is going to pop up on your screen next time you check new listings? If this is you and you still haven’t found the right real estate opportunity, then perhaps it’s time to look to a high-end custom home in Fort Collins. You’ve been looking and looking and know what you want, so why not build it yourself? Chances are high …Read More

  9. This NoCo City Had a Huge Jump in Sales

    Can you believe it's already back to school time in Northern Colorado?  This is the time of year we all take a collective (yet short) pause to catch our breath and gear up for the action between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  Speaking of action, Greeley had a HUGE jump in sales in July, which single-handedly put sales in the area into positive territory as compared to 2017. Northern Colorado Home …Read More

  10. 3 Smart Home Features You’ll Want In Your Custom Home

    When you’re building the home of your dreams, why wouldn’t you implement all the latest smart-home features technology can offer? Pretty much everything you can imagine comes in a “smart form.” This ranges from clocks to appliances to speakers to even cooking utensils. We know that the custom home buyer has typically owned at least one home in their life, and therefore understands the home…Read More