1. Downtime Hacks For a Better Future

    The new buzzword this week is "social distancing" as a state of emergency was declared nationwide to combat the spread of the COVID19 pandemic.  Most schools are taking an extended spring break, some workers are being told to work remotely, all sports have been suspended and social gatherings of 250 or more people are frowned upon.  Chances are, you're avoiding most social engagements, staying i…Read More

  2. Homeowner Tenure Increases

    According to the National Association of Realtors, most homeowners are sticking in their current home longer than ever before.  In fact, nationwide we have seen homeowner tenure increases of 3 years since 2008.  With the most recent national data available, in 2018, homeowner tenure reached a median value of 13 years.  13 years without a move sounds like an incredibly long time without a move, …Read More

  3. 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

  4. Greeley and Loveland Post Record Prices in May 2019

    School is out, pools are open and summer is heating up!  I cannot believe we are already into the meat of the selling season in Northern Colorado.  In late 2018, several forecasters were predicting a bit of a slower season, but all signs are pointing to continued gains in appreciation as we head into the second half of the year. Buoyed by strong demand and continually declining interest rates, b…Read More

  5. Backup Offers Explained

    If you've been in the Northern Colorado real estate market in the last 5 years, you know just how tough it is and how much competition you're up against.  There's not much for sale, and then when you're finally able to get a showing scheduled, you have to make a quick decision, and you're likely competing against multiple bidders, all above list price, waiving all kinds of contingencies, too.  I…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Backup Offers Explained

    Do you think that once a home is "under contract" it's gone forever? Not so fast! Backup offers can be effective for buyers who just missed out on a winning bid. Things can fall through - financing, inspection, appraisal, or buyer's remorse! Just another opportunity for you. Check out my video to learn more! Contact me at 970.222.1049 or email me at Jared@TheCraftBroker.com.  As always, follow u…Read More

  10. Top 5 Home Buying Mistakes

    Buying a home can be complicated, especially when you might only get the opportunity to do it every five to seven years.  Buying a home involves a lot of moving parts, dozens of details, strict terms and deadlines and a lot of money.  While you can bounce back from a few bumps in the road, here are my top 5 home buying mistakes: Top 5 Home Buying Mistakes Financing a Vehicle, Boat, or Major Purc…Read More