1. Upgrades That Add Value

    In talking with contractors, landscapers and interior designers, they've all noted a huge uptick in work and activity.  It seems that while most people were quarantined indoors through most of March and April, they decided to tackle all the projects they could during this unique "break" in work and life. With nearly every buyer and seller I work with, I get the question: "What are the best upgrad…Read More

  2. Downtime Hacks For a Better Future

    The new buzzword this week is "social distancing" as a state of emergency was declared nationwide to combat the spread of the COVID19 pandemic.  Most schools are taking an extended spring break, some workers are being told to work remotely, all sports have been suspended and social gatherings of 250 or more people are frowned upon.  Chances are, you're avoiding most social engagements, staying i…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Fort Collins State of the City

    In case you missed last month's Fort Collins State of the City address from both Mayor Wade Troxell and City Manager Darin Atteberry, you missed a very informative and meaningful look at our city.  Held in the first few weeks of the year, the state of the city address gives local leadership an opportunity to showcase the improvements the city has made over the past year along with providing a vis…Read More

  5. It Just Takes One

    In a hugely connected world full of gurus, Chip and JoJo’s, multi-level marketing businesses and social media influencers, there are plenty of people that have the appearance of getting rich quickly. Every generation has had their different schemes and fads in gaining wealth. Truth be told, there are plenty of people who work very hard, do the right things, and make it to the top. But the storie…Read More

  6. Let’s All Smile More

    As any parent can remember, the first few months of your child's life is difficult.  Constant attention, sleepless nights, diapers, feedings, spit up - the list goes on and on.  I know it well because I'm right in the middle of it with my 4 month old daughter, Isla.  The days are long and it's tough knowing that when you call it a night, it starts all over the next day.  The days and nights ar…Read More

  7. Home Maintenance Cruise Control

    Sometimes life gets in the way of even simple home maintenance tasks - you might skip a few projects and then get overwhelmed by the mountain of items that need to get checked off your honey-do list.  In 2020, resolve to stay on top of those tasks that protect your home and provide most value and put your house on maintenance cruise control. Start a List and Start Slow January is a perfect time …Read More

  8. Running Out the Groundballs of Life

    This week, the great game of baseball played their annual mid-summer all star game showcasing some of the game's most talented athletes.  There were big hitters, crafty pitchers, and accomplished defensive stars.  I love baseball.  I've been playing it as long as I can remember.  I know there are plenty of folks out there that see it as a boring, long-winded hobby, but for those of you who tru…Read More

  9. Pineapple Dum Dums – Anchor Your Wins

    In what can only be described as a very surprising and unanticipated departure from my sexy, stimulating real estate market updates, I'm going to put on my woo-woo pants and talk a little bit about feelings and personal mindset. Yes, this robot has feelings. Many more have come to the surface as a dad, but yes, I've got feelings. In an industry and world where I am often told no, I have to work my…Read More

  10. House Hacks for a Happy Retirement

    After the financial crisis in the earlier part of this decade, tons of savings and retirement accounts were hit hard.  Baby boomers considering retirement likely put those plans on hold, whether they wanted to or not, until the market returned and their nest egg was healthy and stable again.  Since I've been in the business, I've started seeing how savvy retirees are utilizing the new sharing ec…Read More