1. Who’s Selling?

    We actually have a little bit of data to help us understand just how the market is reacting in the wake of the most strict COVID restrictions.  I've had a handful of clients and friends reach out and ask, "Who's selling in the pandemic?" - Interestingly enough, quite a few people are, and some at surprising price points, too. The graph below shows the home values for both active and sold homes du…Read More

  2. Prices Pop in the Pandemic

    We're finally seeing impacts from COVID-19 in the Northern Colorado real estate market, since most of the homes that were closed in April were those that went under contract in March near the beginning of shelter in place.  During that time, in person showings were only possible once the home was under contract, somewhat putting the cart before the horse.  I am certain there were hundreds of sel…Read More

  3. Before COVID-19 Hit

    By now, you're probably maxed out with COVID news, but I want to remind you a simpler time: February.  Since we have a small lag in real estate reporting, due to data getting processed and uploaded to the masses, my statistics blogs always report the previous month.  Now, deep into March, amid a stock market collapse, a worldwide pandemic and social distancing, we can see what real estate in Nor…Read More

  4. 2020 Starts Off Well

    Two of the three markets I cover started off at a much better clip than 2019, while one (Loveland) kept an equal pace with sales from the previous year.  January, traditionally a pretty slow month, was just the opposite in Fort Collins and Greeley.  It's usually a slower month because the closings we see in January are a result of homes going under contract between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a …Read More

  5. This NoCo City Had a Huge Jump in Sales

    Can you believe it's already back to school time in Northern Colorado?  This is the time of year we all take a collective (yet short) pause to catch our breath and gear up for the action between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  Speaking of action, Greeley had a HUGE jump in sales in July, which single-handedly put sales in the area into positive territory as compared to 2017. Northern Colorado Home …Read More

  6. Home Prices Hit New Highs In Fort Collins

    With a headline that can nearly be repeated every month, "Home Prices Hit New Highs in Fort Collins", the upward trajectory of the real estate market is holding steady and continues to push new limits.  Not to be outdone, although not at record highs, the Loveland/Berthoud and Greeley/Evans markets are just off all-time highs and like Fort Collins, they will be moving onward and upward as the sea…Read More

  7. The Craft Broker Difference – Digital Real Estate Agents

    I understand that we operate in a competitive and crowded marketplace.  Every agent is a little different, every brokerage and real estate office is different - that's what makes our industry strong: diversity!  If you're seeking out an agent or a company to do business with, it can be hard to compare and it can be difficult to really find what makes a company unique.  In our "The Craft Broker"…Read More

  8. New Neighborhood Spotlight: Timnath Ranch

    My new neighborhood spotlight feature is dedicated to showcasing Northern Colorado's new construction communities.  Whether they're affordable, production level, semi-custom, or fully custom homes, you'll enjoy this deep dive into each neighborhood.  If you'd like a new project featured, just contact me - I'm happy to showcase your special spot.  And if you're interested in potentially buyin…Read More

  9. 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

  10. The Last Gasp Is Here

    Temps are cooling, leaves are falling, football in on - it's that time of year.  Fall is in full force and Winter is right around the corner.  That means that both buyers and sellers are taking advantage of Northern Colorado real estate's last gasp - that very short window that one can purchase or sell a home before the end of the year.  This time period is great for catching last minute opport…Read More