1. Sales and Prices Surge

    October was far from the typical month in Northern Colorado, buoyed by low interest rates and continual, fierce demand for homes in the area.  In general, October is a transitional month from the end of the "busy" market to the beginning of the "slow" season. When the weather turns, kids go back to school and holidays approach, we see a drop off in available inventory.  The drop in inventory hap…Read More

  2. How Homes Will Look After the Pandemic

    With the pandemic heading into its third wave, many homeowners have been spending much more time around their home throughout 2020.  This added time at home, along with the added burdens of work and school at home, is forcing homeowners and homebuyers to take a second look at what they value in a home.  With a cold, confined winter looming, homeowners and buyers are doing their best to make thei…Read More

  3. 5 Hard Truths About the Fort Collins Real Estate Market

    Every year, I have handfuls of clients that come from all over the country - some from expensive markets like California, the Pacific Northwest or the East Coast, and some from less expensive markets in the South and the Midwest.  No matter where you come from, our dynamic and unique real estate market can be challenging to jump into without the right help and without the right preparation and ex…Read More

  4. June Sales Soar, Prices Hold Steady

    June sales data represents the beginning of the post-COVID real estate market in Northern Colorado.  And good gracious, did real estate come back with force after the shelter at home restrictions were eased.  Across the board, sales were up double digits, and prices even grew in most markets - these sales were the result of contracts written in the late April/Early May timeframe.  As showing re…Read More

  5. Homeowner Tenure Increases

    According to the National Association of Realtors, most homeowners are sticking in their current home longer than ever before.  In fact, nationwide we have seen homeowner tenure increases of 3 years since 2008.  With the most recent national data available, in 2018, homeowner tenure reached a median value of 13 years.  13 years without a move sounds like an incredibly long time without a move, …Read More

  6. Fort Collins, Greeley, & Loveland Gain Ground

    There's plenty of talk out there: "It's slowing down", "Is the crash here?" etc.  I've gotten questions at the dentist, the post office, and a brewery.  Real estate is always the talk of the town, which is exactly how I like it.  What I also like is providing numbers so that those seeking good info can have it to share at their next dinner party.  It's what I do. The market seems to be finding…Read More

  7. Resolve to Improve Your Life Using Real Estate

    It's that time of year where most of us have made resolutions.  Some of us have stuck with them so far, while others got derailed, delayed or just plain gave up.  While I made my New Year's resolutions, I also contemplated what I could do to help others feel more empowered in their real estate choices and decisions.  So many of us don't realize just how important the right home is.  It's where…Read More

  8. Median Values are Up Across Northern Colorado

    Median values are up across Northern Colorado in September, as compared to 2015. Home prices are creeping up above the $317,000 mark, still at record highs, and there is no slowing in sight, although the colder months are always a little bit of a wild card.  Through the end of September, a total of 8349 homes have sold in the Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley/Weld area, up 5.14% from the same t…Read More

  9. Northern Colorado’s Hottest Zip Codes

    Real estate is very regional in Northern Colorado.  Things could be booming in Greeley, flat in Loveland and creeping upwards in Fort Collins, all within the same month.  If you follow the news, it could be hard to tell what's happening in your neck of the woods.  Even in Fort Collins, for example, different neighborhoods and areas are becoming more attractive or more in demand for one reason o…Read More

  10. Scouting a Neighborhood

    Maybe you've just decided to make a move, whether it is cross-town or cross country, one of the first steps is scouting a neighborhood.  In decades past, you used to have to rely on outdated maps, word of mouth, or local magazines to learn anything about a neighborhood.  These days, if you're scouting a neighborhood, there are hundreds, if not thousands of resources available to you.  Above all…Read More