1. Inventory Adjusts Downward, Prices Surge

    As the weather begins to cool, the Northern Colorado real estate market remains on fire as the region's prices continue upwards in the face of a prolonged supply shortage.  These September sales are the result of contracts placed on homes in the late-July through mid-August timeframe when the market had taken a small breather, but it seems like everything is just as busy and fast-paced as usual h…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. Buying a Home Remotely

    In the past year, I have dealt with more remote homebuyers than in my entire career combined.  It used to be that if you were out of state, you could plan a visit over a weekend, see 10-20 homes in a marathon showing, pick one, negotiate, and go under contract in a matter of days.  Because of a fast paced market and competitive atmosphere, things have changed entirely.  Now, it doesn't make fin…Read More

  5. Home Prices Jump 20% Across The Region

    It's rare that you see 20%+ jumps in median value across the entire region, but because of high, high demand and further constrained inventory, the huge price jumps are here to stay.  The homes that closed in July were the result of contracts written in May and early June when abundant, eager homebuyers flooded the market and were met with only about 250 available homes to see across the entire F…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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