1. How to Hire the Right Contractor

    Spring selling season is right around the corner, so as a service to my loyal and strategic followers, I wanted to provide some guidance on selecting a contractor to do your projects, just in time to list your home for top dollar in the spring or summer.  (Full disclosure: My wife and I carefully selected a contractor to remodel our guest bath, master bath and master bedroom in the 4th quarter of…Read More

  2. Northern Colorado Real Estate Remains Strong Through the Pandemic

    What a year, what a year.  2020 was certainly a rollercoaster for many reasons, and while most of the world was uncertain throughout the year, the world I know best (Northern Colorado real estate) was nothing but healthy and exciting.  Demand was continually robust, buyers want to be here and will pay a premium to be here.  While working with very low inventory throughout the year, smart and sa…Read More

  3. Sales Stay Strong into December

    November was another strong "carry-over" month for real estate in Northern Colorado as strong demand for available homes coupled with low interest rates kept sales strong.  Since March, April and most of May were stifled by the pandemic restrictions, we're seeing a lot of carry over as demand still stays quite strong through the cooler months of the selling season.  Typically, we see a drop off …Read More

  4. Sales and Prices Surge

    October was far from the typical month in Northern Colorado, buoyed by low interest rates and continual, fierce demand for homes in the area.  In general, October is a transitional month from the end of the "busy" market to the beginning of the "slow" season. When the weather turns, kids go back to school and holidays approach, we see a drop off in available inventory.  The drop in inventory hap…Read More

  5. Highest Values on Record

    September is usually a sleepier month in Northern Colorado real estate, but September 2020 was anything but.  Maybe parents were busy hatching real estate dreams while their kids were still doing school from home.  Maybe they have felt the squeeze while working from home themselves and needed a bigger space to accommodate new office needs. Whatever the case, across Northern Colorado, we saw the …Read More

  6. Selling in the Fall or Winter? Start NOW!

    We had snow last week.  Football is back.  School is (kinda) in session.  Pumpkin spice is in the air, along with forest fire smoke.  Fall is just around the corner and winter is close behind it.  Life comes at you fast this time of year and before you know it, CHRISTMAS is over.  Because this time of year is busy and hectic, if you're looking to sell your house in the next 6 months, NOW is …Read More

  7. Record Home Prices in August

    Another month post-COVID and the Northern Colorado real estate market continues to scream ahead posting record home prices in August in Fort Collins and Loveland.  Not to be outdone, Greeley posted near record home prices in August as well.  The big boost was record low interest rates for purchases, providing a little bit more buying potential for those buyers who have been struggling to get a h…Read More

  8. How Quickly Are Homes Selling?

    Hello fellow nerds.  Ready for a deep dive? I'm sure you are...Let's go! Instead of relying on the standard "days on market" number that is most commonly reported, I like to follow the "days til offer" (DTO) to truly understand how quickly our inventory is moving.  The reason I like looking at DTO instead of DOM is because days on market can vary for so many different reasons.  The closing time…Read More

  9. June Sales Soar, Prices Hold Steady

    June sales data represents the beginning of the post-COVID real estate market in Northern Colorado.  And good gracious, did real estate come back with force after the shelter at home restrictions were eased.  Across the board, sales were up double digits, and prices even grew in most markets - these sales were the result of contracts written in the late April/Early May timeframe.  As showing re…Read More

  10. Sales Plunge But Confidence Remains High

    May sales data was the hardest hit by the COVID pandemic as in-person showings were shut down or completely restricted from late March through April, when executed contracts would result in a May closing.  As a result, May 2020 sales figures look like a horror flim, however, low sales didn't negatively affect prices in the slightest.  Even through COVID, sellers weren't giving away properties, a…Read More