1. Home Prices Continue Up into Spring

    Finally, finally, finally - there are some more homes on the market.  A small uptick between February and into March is adding to the momentum of the housing market this spring, however, the uptick is just that - very, very small, so homebuyers aren't feeling much relief, if anything.  And along with that distressing feeling, buyers are now having to adjust budgets and expectations as interest r…Read More

  2. Home Values Are Already Stunning in 2022

    For buyers who expected (wished, hoped, or prayed) for any homes to purchase early in 2022, their expectations are not being met.  Another month of bottom-of-the-barrel inventory is pushing home values across the region to new heights.  Fort Collins is scraping the $600k mark, while Loveland/Berthoud is sitting pretty in the mid $500's and Greeley/Evans is now in the mid $400's.  As we work int…Read More

  3. 2022 Is Off to an Impressive Start

    For weary buyers, seeing 2021 come to an end might have brought some hope - hope that more inventory would come on the market, hope that deep pocketed buyers from affluent areas would not compete during the winter, or just that prices would stop escalating at 10-20% in some neighborhoods.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but none of those wishes will come true for homebuyers in 2022.  Invent…Read More

  4. Prices Climb 20%+ Across Northern Colorado in December

    Wow - What a year!  2021 started out pretty casually.  Many experts weren't exactly sure what to expect after a year of COVID made real estate extra interesting.  Even my own predictions were low.  I certainly wasn't able to predict the huge demand and rising prices we saw.  I expected 6-8% increases in real estate across the region, but when all was said and done, the entire region increased…Read More

  5. Prices Pop Across Northern Colorado

    As we near the end of the year when the market starts to relax a bit, sales and median home values must not have gotten the memo.  All 3 sub-markets I cover saw massive increases in median value due to extremely low inventory, low interest rates boosting demand, and a constant flow of eager buyers, willing to do whatever it takes to get into a home this year.  It's truly astonishing how few home…Read More

  6. Inventory Adjusts Downward, Prices Surge

    As the weather begins to cool, the Northern Colorado real estate market remains on fire as the region's prices continue upwards in the face of a prolonged supply shortage.  These September sales are the result of contracts placed on homes in the late-July through mid-August timeframe when the market had taken a small breather, but it seems like everything is just as busy and fast-paced as usual h…Read More

  7. Home Prices Trend Upward at Full Steam

    Can you believe it?  Another month with nearly 20% year over year increases across the board for home values in Northern Colorado.  It's hard not to sound like a broken record with my monthly updates: low inventory, high buyer demand, waived contingencies, above list price offers - it goes on and on.  Although we did see a slight uptick in the amount of homes for sale in June and July, it looks…Read More

  8. The 5 P’s of Selling Your Home

    Just because the low inventory market heavily favors sellers does not mean that selling your home is "easy".  In fact, it's much harder to expertly prepare your house for a sale, especially when you might expect 20-30 showings and a dozen offers.  If that's what you're expecting, then you need to be perfectly prepared and ready to take advantage of the demand.  If not, you'll be overlooked for …Read More

  9. Home Prices Continue to Gain Momentum

    May 2021 was the month that prices really surged across the region in the most aggressive fashion I've seen in my decade plus of working in the Northern Colorado market.  Word got out in March and April that inventory didn't seem to be moving up at all, which is rare for the spring selling season, and buyers flooded the depressed market and drove prices up, up, up.  As those home sales closed, w…Read More

  10. How to Protest Your Property Tax Valuation

    It's that time of year again!  Bob Overbeck and his friends at the Larimer County Assessor's office have sent out their "reminders" that your assessment valuation is probably headed up.  Although it's frustrating to see your monthly payment creep up every couple of years due to higher taxes, it's part of rising real estate prices, area growth, and the need for property taxes to help pay for expa…Read More