1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Resolve to Improve Your Life Using Real Estate

    It's that time of year where most of us have made resolutions.  Some of us have stuck with them so far, while others got derailed, delayed or just plain gave up.  While I made my New Year's resolutions, I also contemplated what I could do to help others feel more empowered in their real estate choices and decisions.  So many of us don't realize just how important the right home is.  It's where…Read More

  5. March 2017 Real Estate Update

    Another predictable month in Northern Colorado real estate as February reports fewer sales region wide and increased median values.  It's starting to sound like a broken record.  The amount of homes for sale in Fort Collins, Loveland/Berthoud and Greeley/Evans is down double digits, 10%, 22.73% and 19.23% respectively.  With such low inventory, we'll look for the next several months to surge in…Read More

  6. Fort Collins Real Estate Investing

    With high prices in Fort Collins, surely all the real estate investment opportunities have dried up, right? Not so fast! What's great about our market is that there are always opportunities - especially if you know where to look. Learn what makes Fort Collins such a unique place to invest in real estate and give me a call to discuss your dreams today - 970.222.1049 or email me at Jared@TheCraftBro…Read More

  7. Real Estate TV Shows Distort Reality

    Of course you love reality real estate shows.  Who doesn't like watching a couple young buyers get their first home before baby comes, or that well-to-do family finding the perfect getaway villa, or the savvy investor who makes $65k on his flip.  Shows like Property Brothers, Rehab Addict, House Hunters and Flip or Flop are all big ratings hits and influence a lot of homebuyers and sellers.  An…Read More

  8. Condo and Townhome Prices Soar in Fort Collins

    Condo and townhome prices are soaring in Fort Collins.  After nearly six years of fairly modest or even level price appreciation, the past two years have been incredible, and the trend hasn't shown any signs of slowing down.  Condo and townhome data is often segregated from single family, detached homes when report sales data and as a result, condo and townhome prices are sometimes overlooked in…Read More

  9. How to Fund A Down Payment with Your Retirement Account

      Please understand before you read this that we are not a financial advisors or accountants.  Consult with tax and financial professionals before making any moves within your retirement account.  These professionals will further educate you on the risks and rewards to funding a down payment with your retirement account.  Contrary to popular belief, there are some unique ways to utilize your …Read More

  10. 2012 Loveland and Fort Collins Real Estate Recovery

    As expected and predicted, by the end of 2012 we've seen a major and very sustainable real estate recovery in Loveland and Fort Collins. As interest rates remain low, home affordability at it's highest levels in generations, and decreasing inventory levels, both volume and amount of homes sold have completely recovered to near pre recession levels. This is great news as we enter in our "off seaso…Read More