1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Looking Ahead to the Colder Months – Video

    In our August 2016 Market update, managing broker Jared Reimer shares median values for Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley, along with some insight on what we can expect over the 'colder months'. Contact us for more information if you're wanting to make a move, we're glad to help.   As always, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Youtube! About the Author:  Jared Reimer is a native Color…Read More

  7. Curb Appeal Tips for Spring and Summer

    Spring is in full force and summer is right around the corner.  You don't need to be selling your home to spruce up the curb appeal.  Having a great looking home reflects well on the homeowner and encourages your neighbors to step up! Curb appeal doesn't have to be expensive either - a little elbow grease leads to some serious sweat equity. Curb appeal is your home's first impression - either fo…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Generation Y Real Estate Trends

    Believe it or not, an entire generation of homeowners is just around the corner.  According to USA Today, Generation Y or "Millennials" comprise the nations largest demographic - over 90 million - much larger than even the Baby Boomers.  Gen Y consists of Americans born between 1982 and 2001.  Not to make you feel any older, but the oldest of the Generation Y constituents are now in their early…Read More

  10. Thinking About Selling Your Home in Fort Collins?

    Spring is the time of year most folks think about selling their home and getting into something that will fit their needs a bit better.  We cannot stress enough the importance of taking advantage of the market activity today!  There is no metric or tool to empirically track showing information or exactly when homes go under contract, we do have monthly sales figures for closed sales.   Using …Read More