1. 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

  2. 2022 Is Off to an Impressive Start

    For weary buyers, seeing 2021 come to an end might have brought some hope - hope that more inventory would come on the market, hope that deep pocketed buyers from affluent areas would not compete during the winter, or just that prices would stop escalating at 10-20% in some neighborhoods.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but none of those wishes will come true for homebuyers in 2022.  Invent…Read More

  3. Prices Climb 20%+ Across Northern Colorado in December

    Wow - What a year!  2021 started out pretty casually.  Many experts weren't exactly sure what to expect after a year of COVID made real estate extra interesting.  Even my own predictions were low.  I certainly wasn't able to predict the huge demand and rising prices we saw.  I expected 6-8% increases in real estate across the region, but when all was said and done, the entire region increased…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. How to Hire the Right Contractor

    Spring selling season is right around the corner, so as a service to my loyal and strategic followers, I wanted to provide some guidance on selecting a contractor to do your projects, just in time to list your home for top dollar in the spring or summer.  (Full disclosure: My wife and I carefully selected a contractor to remodel our guest bath, master bath and master bedroom in the 4th quarter of…Read More

  8. Northern Colorado Real Estate Remains Strong Through the Pandemic

    What a year, what a year.  2020 was certainly a rollercoaster for many reasons, and while most of the world was uncertain throughout the year, the world I know best (Northern Colorado real estate) was nothing but healthy and exciting.  Demand was continually robust, buyers want to be here and will pay a premium to be here.  While working with very low inventory throughout the year, smart and sa…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Highest Values on Record

    September is usually a sleepier month in Northern Colorado real estate, but September 2020 was anything but.  Maybe parents were busy hatching real estate dreams while their kids were still doing school from home.  Maybe they have felt the squeeze while working from home themselves and needed a bigger space to accommodate new office needs. Whatever the case, across Northern Colorado, we saw the …Read More