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. Markets Stay Steady During COVID

    Well, it's been a wild month since all of Colorado has essentially been sheltered in place.  You would think that real estate in the area would have slowly ground to a halt, however, people still need to both buy and sell real estate.  As an industry, we have been unallowed to physically show property unless there was a contract on a home.  That had buyers making decisions based off of virtual …Read More

  5. Safest Real Estate In Northern Colorado

    There is still plenty of fear and unknown in the Northern Colorado real estate market and we aren't entirely sure how things will play out in the region post-COVID.  What we do know is that there has been a constant demand for Northern Colorado homes in the last decade and we don't expect that demand to slow.  Every homebuyer has fears of buying at a financially unsettled time.  The best we can…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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