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. Being Prepared Pays Off Big – A Case Study

    Because of the competition in the market, I am seeing both homebuyers and home sellers jump in pretty unprepared, thinking that they have everything covered.  In my experience, not being adequately prepared for a market in which you need to make quick decisions, can really put you behind.  It can cause heartache, frustration and missed opportunities.  On the flip side, the clients of mine who t…Read More

  3. 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

  4. On The Fence About Buying a Home?

    There are a lot of potential homebuyers out there, whether they are current homeowners or renters, weighing the decision to buy a new home now, or not.  I have personally been dealing with dozens of buyers over the last decade who have been on the fence, waiting for a housing collapse, and I've seen the missed opportunities.  While the majority of these buyers have "seen the light" once they fur…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Retiring or Downsizing Soon? Start Here.

    If you’re nearing retirement, or working towards downsizing, there are strategies that you can use NOW to help save money, create wealth, and give you flexibility if your plans change.  Let’s face it - real estate isn’t getting cheaper. Every month that passes, real estate prices continue their upward appreciation.  Wouldn't it to be nice to have your retirement home now? With a little ext…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Want A Higher Net Worth? Buy a Home

    It's no secret that homeownership has its perks - stability, security, personalization and much more.  By far the biggest perk of homeownership is the combination of both forced savings (by paying down your mortgage loan) and appreciation of home values.  This one-two punch helps homeowners grow their net worth much faster and larger than renters.  Net worth is defined as all your assets (real …Read More