1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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