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. 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

  3. 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

  4. The Corona Virus Impact

    The Corona Virus continues to dominate the headlines as fears of an all-out global pandemic have begun to impact worldwide economics and the stock market. With any abrupt change like this, it can have an eventual affect on the real estate market. Although the effect of the virus’ long lasting impact on the market is yet to be seen, here’s how it can change how (and when) real estate is bought …Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 2019 Real Estate Wrap Up

    Real estate 2019 finished strong in Northern Colorado, and while it is still considered a record breaking year, 2019 was finally the year we saw an end to the 6/7/8% gains in median value.  Anecdotally, the market as a whole throughout Northern Colorado seemed to be as busy as ever, but prices just didn't creep up as fast as they have in the last 4 years.  Sales held steady throughout the region…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. Fewer Homes Are Available in Northern Colorado

    It looks as if both home buyers and home sellers decided to really take some time off over the holidays - near record low sales in January were the result of very few purchase contracts written in the Thanksgiving through Christmas time frame.  Traditionally, January is the month with the fewest sales and 2019 kept right on trend. Much of the lower sales numbers can also be attributed the fact th…Read More

  10. 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