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. 2018 Wrap Up and Look Ahead to 2019

    Another year has come and gone.  If you were in the Northern Colorado real estate market, or even if you were just on the sidelines, you knew just how dynamic the market was in 2018.  2018 was another year of records, and a few outlier months that left us scratching our heads.  Every year is different and 2019 is shaping up to be another interesting year in real estate.  Let’s see how we fin…Read More

  4. September Prices Reverse Course

    While the headline "prices reverse course" can seem ominous, we need to put it in the right perspective.  First, as indicated below, all median values are up nearly between 9.6% and 12.11% as compared to 2017 values.  10%+ value increases are nothing to sneeze at - it is generally a $40,000+ appreciation in a median home in just one year.  Your house has a reasonable full time job!  Additional…Read More

  5. August Home Prices Shoot Up as Sales Drop

    The chill is finally in the morning air as we head towards fall.  Where we're seeing no chill is with the Northern Colorado real estate market where we're seeing August home prices shoot up as sales drop across the region.  I know it may seem like a broken record, but the reality of the situation is that with demand remaining strong throughout the year, and inventory remaining low, we're really …Read More

  6. This NoCo City Had a Huge Jump in Sales

    Can you believe it's already back to school time in Northern Colorado?  This is the time of year we all take a collective (yet short) pause to catch our breath and gear up for the action between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  Speaking of action, Greeley had a HUGE jump in sales in July, which single-handedly put sales in the area into positive territory as compared to 2017. Northern Colorado Home …Read More

  7. Home Values Are Soaring in Northern Colorado

    We are in the heat of the summer and the Northern Colorado real estate market is on fire, but whether that is good or bad depends on which side of the deal you're on.  Both sides can agree that home values are soaring in Northern Colorado.  Take a look below to see what's happening in your sub-market: Northern Colorado Home Sales Northern Colorado Median Home Values Fort Collins The amount of ho…Read More

  8. 2017 Recap and Looking Ahead in 2018

    2017 has come and gone and as we're looking ahead in 2018, it's helpful to reflect on what happened in Northern Colorado's real estate market this past year.  With the effects of strained inventory, increased unaffordability, construction defects legislation and, to top it all off, a new tax plan impacting buyers, sellers, and investors alike, 2017 was an interesting year.  Let's check out the …Read More

  9. June 2017 NoCo Real Estate Market Update

    As 2017 unfolds, we are starting to see a really interesting development in Northern Colorado.  As building remains tight, inventory of new construction homes and resale homes, for that matter, are hard to find throughout the region.  I'm keeping my eye on the Loveland/Berthoud market, one of the areas where building is relatively strong, especially in the low to mid range markets.  This is kee…Read More

  10. Northern Colorado High End Homes

    With all the buzz surrounding finding more affordable and attainable solutions in this market, I thought I would hop to the other end of the market - Northern Colorado high end homes.  Now, the term "high-end" can mean different things to different people.  For the purposes of this breakdown, I took a look at the top 10% of homes in Fort Collins, Windsor, and Timnath during the 1st quarter of 20…Read More