1. Greeley and Loveland Post Record Prices in May 2019

    School is out, pools are open and summer is heating up!  I cannot believe we are already into the meat of the selling season in Northern Colorado.  In late 2018, several forecasters were predicting a bit of a slower season, but all signs are pointing to continued gains in appreciation as we head into the second half of the year. Buoyed by strong demand and continually declining interest rates, b…Read More

  2. Real Estate Prices Continue Upward Trajectory

    It's been the same story for the last several months: increased competition, lack of available inventory, and continued low interest rates.  It's always interesting to see how the spring selling season will start, with a whimper or a bang.  This year, it's a bit in between the two.  So far through April, it's a bit of a mixed bag in the three markets I analyze.  In the more affordable markets,…Read More

  3. 2018 Wrap Up and Look Ahead to 2019

    Another year has come and gone.  If you were in the Northern Colorado real estate market, or even if you were just on the sidelines, you knew just how dynamic the market was in 2018.  2018 was another year of records, and a few outlier months that left us scratching our heads.  Every year is different and 2019 is shaping up to be another interesting year in real estate.  Let’s see how we fin…Read More

  4. Home Prices Relax, Sales Still Down in Noco

    Now that we're past October and nearing the home stretch in 2018, Northern Colorado real estate is really a tale of two markets.  Furthermore, these markets are not necessarily easy to interpret.  The two separate markets are the "affordably priced" and the "not-so-affordably priced" homes.  Greeley/Evans is still affordable, whereas Fort Collins and the Loveland/Berthoud markets are still on t…Read More

  5. September Prices Reverse Course

    While the headline "prices reverse course" can seem ominous, we need to put it in the right perspective.  First, as indicated below, all median values are up nearly between 9.6% and 12.11% as compared to 2017 values.  10%+ value increases are nothing to sneeze at - it is generally a $40,000+ appreciation in a median home in just one year.  Your house has a reasonable full time job!  Additional…Read More

  6. August Home Prices Shoot Up as Sales Drop

    The chill is finally in the morning air as we head towards fall.  Where we're seeing no chill is with the Northern Colorado real estate market where we're seeing August home prices shoot up as sales drop across the region.  I know it may seem like a broken record, but the reality of the situation is that with demand remaining strong throughout the year, and inventory remaining low, we're really …Read More

  7. The Craft Broker Difference – Office Free, Digital and Mobile

    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. 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

  9. 2017 Recap and Looking Ahead in 2018

    2017 has come and gone and as we're looking ahead in 2018, it's helpful to reflect on what happened in Northern Colorado's real estate market this past year.  With the effects of strained inventory, increased unaffordability, construction defects legislation and, to top it all off, a new tax plan impacting buyers, sellers, and investors alike, 2017 was an interesting year.  Let's check out the …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