1. Retiring or Downsizing Soon? Start Here.

    If you’re nearing retirement, or working towards downsizing, there are strategies that you can use NOW to help save money, create wealth, and give you flexibility if your plans change.  Let’s face it - real estate isn’t getting cheaper. Every month that passes, real estate prices continue their upward appreciation.  Wouldn't it to be nice to have your retirement home now? With a little ext…Read More

  2. Home Prices Trend Upward at Full Steam

    Can you believe it?  Another month with nearly 20% year over year increases across the board for home values in Northern Colorado.  It's hard not to sound like a broken record with my monthly updates: low inventory, high buyer demand, waived contingencies, above list price offers - it goes on and on.  Although we did see a slight uptick in the amount of homes for sale in June and July, it looks…Read More

  3. Want A Higher Net Worth? Buy a Home

    It's no secret that homeownership has its perks - stability, security, personalization and much more.  By far the biggest perk of homeownership is the combination of both forced savings (by paying down your mortgage loan) and appreciation of home values.  This one-two punch helps homeowners grow their net worth much faster and larger than renters.  Net worth is defined as all your assets (real …Read More

  4. Home Prices Continue to Gain Momentum

    May 2021 was the month that prices really surged across the region in the most aggressive fashion I've seen in my decade plus of working in the Northern Colorado market.  Word got out in March and April that inventory didn't seem to be moving up at all, which is rare for the spring selling season, and buyers flooded the depressed market and drove prices up, up, up.  As those home sales closed, w…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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