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. 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

  4. 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

  5. Buying a Home Remotely

    In the past year, I have dealt with more remote homebuyers than in my entire career combined.  It used to be that if you were out of state, you could plan a visit over a weekend, see 10-20 homes in a marathon showing, pick one, negotiate, and go under contract in a matter of days.  Because of a fast paced market and competitive atmosphere, things have changed entirely.  Now, it doesn't make fin…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Huge Increases in Home Values Across Northern Colorado

    April 2021 is the month that we'll finally get to see some comparisions get pretty skewed due to the COVID shut down across Northern Colorado in March and April of 2020. Keep in mind, at this point last year, real estate professionals were unable to physically show homes until a home was under contract - this kept some buyers on the sidelines who couldn't take that kind of leap of faith.  It also…Read More

  9. A Market Unlike Any Other

    2021 is coming in like a lion across the Northern Colorado market with prices popping.  I've been doing this a while, and although 2015 had a very similar feel to this year, 2021 is just something completely different.  2015 ended up having a few months, at least in the Fort Collins market, of 20%+ gains year over year because of a drastic decrease in the amount of homes for sale.  In March 201…Read More

  10. All About Appraisal Gaps

    Because of the competition within the market for a limited number of homes, buyers and their agents are coming up with all kinds of unique and creative ways to make their offer stand up against other buyers.  Late 2020 and early 2021 has been the most competitive market I've ever witnessed, and short of offering a first born child, there have been plenty of interesting contract provisions.  Buye…Read More