1. Home Prices Continue Up into Spring

    Finally, finally, finally - there are some more homes on the market.  A small uptick between February and into March is adding to the momentum of the housing market this spring, however, the uptick is just that - very, very small, so homebuyers aren't feeling much relief, if anything.  And along with that distressing feeling, buyers are now having to adjust budgets and expectations as interest r…Read More

  2. Being Prepared Pays Off Big – A Case Study

    Because of the competition in the market, I am seeing both homebuyers and home sellers jump in pretty unprepared, thinking that they have everything covered.  In my experience, not being adequately prepared for a market in which you need to make quick decisions, can really put you behind.  It can cause heartache, frustration and missed opportunities.  On the flip side, the clients of mine who t…Read More

  3. On The Fence About Buying a Home?

    There are a lot of potential homebuyers out there, whether they are current homeowners or renters, weighing the decision to buy a new home now, or not.  I have personally been dealing with dozens of buyers over the last decade who have been on the fence, waiting for a housing collapse, and I've seen the missed opportunities.  While the majority of these buyers have "seen the light" once they fur…Read More

  4. Consider These 5 Clauses When Writing Your Best Offer

    It's hard out there for buyers in the Northern Colorado real estate market.  Dwindling supply and ever increasing competition from other buyers, cash buyers and investors have driven prices up, up, up.  When competition is fierce, we have some tools in our toolbox to help you compete.  It's all about removing contingencies and providing comfort to the seller, as long as it doesn't leave you fur…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. 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

  7. 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

  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