1. The Last Gasp Is Here

    Temps are cooling, leaves are falling, football in on - it's that time of year.  Fall is in full force and Winter is right around the corner.  That means that both buyers and sellers are taking advantage of Northern Colorado real estate's last gasp - that very short window that one can purchase or sell a home before the end of the year.  This time period is great for catching last minute opport…Read More

  2. Easy Home Valuation

    Have you recently completed a renovation or addition? Was your assessed value from the county higher than you expected and you want to contest? Are you looking to sell within the next year?  All of these are great reasons to get in touch with me about my free and easy home valuation.  It's better than Zillow or those other estimators - I guarantee accuracy.  Give me a call or text today at 970…Read More

  3. 2016 Northern Colorado Real Estate Wrap Up

    2016 has come and gone - what a wild ride it was!  The story of the year was stifled inventory which has led to an increasing affordability crisis.  Affordability is no longer just an 'issue' but is now a full blown crisis.  With regulatory costs for new construction, along with increased costs in labor, construction materials, liability insurance, land and water fees, new homes are becoming in…Read More

  4. Incredible Equity in Northern Colorado Homes

    Making the turn into the back half of 2016, YTD June sales and median values are keeping pace with the first half of the year, with prices at all time highs once again. Through the end of June, a total of 4931  homes have sold in the Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley/Weld area, up nearly 10% from the same timeframe in 2015.  The region's median home values have soared again to $312,500, an 8.5…Read More

  5. When Do You Consider a Price Reduction?

    In a hot sellers' market, you're probably pumped to get your home on the market.  You know that buyers will just be racing to put a contract in on your home.  You're thinking, "What if we get multiple offers? How far will they run the price up?" You're excited so you price your home above market value to get the most out of the sale.  Can't hurt, right?  And then - nothing happens.  Sparse sh…Read More

  6. The Incredible Disappearing House

    Step right up! Come one, come all! You won't believe your eyes. Come witness the incredible disappearing house! Ok, it's not quite a sideshow act, but the incredible disappearing house is a real thing. We're not talking about houses vanishing into thin air, we're talking about houses that you may never see again. We're talking about the $300,000 home. A little research on the Fort Collins real est…Read More

  7. 2014: The Year in Review

    Smashed isn’t exactly the word for a modest 2.4% increase but considering it is on top of a 15.7% record setting increase in 2013 sales, this further 2.4% increase to 19,154 home sales in 2014 is unprecedented in the four county area. Coupled with a 6.4% increase in the median home price the total volume for 2014 was $6.23 billion; the first time sales have broken $6 billion mark and is an 8.2% …Read More

  8. The Millennial Homebuyer

    The real estate world is buzzing with the emergence of the Millennial Homebuyer playing a big part in the overall real estate picture over the next few years.  Millennials, also known as 'Generation Y', are typically defined as the demographic group born between the early 1980's and mid to late 1990's.  For a rough estimate, a millennial homebuyer could be anywhere between 20 and 35 years old. …Read More

  9. Limited Homes For Sale in Fort Collins – April 2014 Update

    As the temperatures begin to rise, so too does the real estate market begin to heat up.  With 60% of the annual home sales occurring over the next six months, we are extremely short of available homes for purchase.  Although we are seeing more homes for sale in Fort Collins, inventory levels are nowhere near seasonally adjusted averages.  The inventory varies considerably by price range as revi…Read More

  10. Homes For Sale in Fort Collins Under $200k

    What a strange turnaround from just a few years ago!  Currently, there are just 3 detached homes for sale in Fort Collins under $200k:  T-H-R-E-E!  Now, there are some homes on the fringe of town, homes in 55+ gated communities, manufactured homes, and of course, condos and townhomes for less than $200k, but if you're looking for anything that is somewhat private, detached, and all yours - thes…Read More