1. 5 Hard Truths About the Fort Collins Real Estate Market

    Every year, I have handfuls of clients that come from all over the country - some from expensive markets like California, the Pacific Northwest or the East Coast, and some from less expensive markets in the South and the Midwest.  No matter where you come from, our dynamic and unique real estate market can be challenging to jump into without the right help and without the right preparation and ex…Read More

  2. Home Sales Post Huge Jump in July

    July was an absolutely stunning month for real estate sales in Northern Colorado.  Across the board, the region saw incredible increases over July 2019 sales figures while continuing to hold steady (or slightly gain) on median values as well.  The majority of the sales in July come from contracts that were executed late in May or through June, after all showing restrictions were removed.  Once …Read More

  3. June Sales Soar, Prices Hold Steady

    June sales data represents the beginning of the post-COVID real estate market in Northern Colorado.  And good gracious, did real estate come back with force after the shelter at home restrictions were eased.  Across the board, sales were up double digits, and prices even grew in most markets - these sales were the result of contracts written in the late April/Early May timeframe.  As showing re…Read More

  4. It Just Takes One

    In a hugely connected world full of gurus, Chip and JoJo’s, multi-level marketing businesses and social media influencers, there are plenty of people that have the appearance of getting rich quickly. Every generation has had their different schemes and fads in gaining wealth. Truth be told, there are plenty of people who work very hard, do the right things, and make it to the top. But the storie…Read More

  5. 2019 Real Estate Wrap Up

    Real estate 2019 finished strong in Northern Colorado, and while it is still considered a record breaking year, 2019 was finally the year we saw an end to the 6/7/8% gains in median value.  Anecdotally, the market as a whole throughout Northern Colorado seemed to be as busy as ever, but prices just didn't creep up as fast as they have in the last 4 years.  Sales held steady throughout the region…Read More

  6. Home Maintenance Cruise Control

    Sometimes life gets in the way of even simple home maintenance tasks - you might skip a few projects and then get overwhelmed by the mountain of items that need to get checked off your honey-do list.  In 2020, resolve to stay on top of those tasks that protect your home and provide most value and put your house on maintenance cruise control. Start a List and Start Slow January is a perfect time …Read More

  7. Record Home Prices In Fort Collins

    We're at the peak of the selling season and it's certainly a busy one.  The homes closing in June and early July are the result of contracts written in May when the market begins to really cook.  Typically, after school lets out, we see a fury of buy/sell activity and this year is no different.  Every month, at least one area of the regions is hitting a new record value (Loveland/Berthoud &…Read More

  8. Inventory Returns as Spring Heats Up

    Last month, I painted a pretty dire picture of what 2019 could look like if buyers continued to sit on the sidelines, waiting out the lowest of the low inventory.  And just like that, buyers are back in full force,  home sale figures are (generally) up, and inventory levels are up, too.  Another added bonus, interest rates are down from the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2018, making the springtime a v…Read More

  9. Fewer Homes Are Available in Northern Colorado

    It looks as if both home buyers and home sellers decided to really take some time off over the holidays - near record low sales in January were the result of very few purchase contracts written in the Thanksgiving through Christmas time frame.  Traditionally, January is the month with the fewest sales and 2019 kept right on trend. Much of the lower sales numbers can also be attributed the fact th…Read More

  10. House Hacks for a Happy Retirement

    After the financial crisis in the earlier part of this decade, tons of savings and retirement accounts were hit hard.  Baby boomers considering retirement likely put those plans on hold, whether they wanted to or not, until the market returned and their nest egg was healthy and stable again.  Since I've been in the business, I've started seeing how savvy retirees are utilizing the new sharing ec…Read More