1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. New Neighborhood Spotlight: The Ridge at Harmony Road

    The Craft Broker's new neighborhood spotlight feature is dedicated to showcasing Northern Colorado's new construction communities.  Whether they're affordable, production level, semi-custom, or fully custom homes, you'll enjoy this deep dive into each neighborhood.  If you'd like a new project featured, just contact me - I'm happy to showcase your special spot.  And if you're interested in p…Read More

  8. Construction Defects Progress

    After a meeting with NOCO Housing Now, a group tasked with identifying problems and providing solutions for our affordability crisis, Jared Reimer provides some insight on items where compromises can be found so we can have some construction defects progress. To join the conversation and help with our affordability and advocacy efforts, contact Jared Reimer at 970.222.1049 or Jared@TheCraftBroker.…Read More

  9. Median Values are Up Across Northern Colorado

    Median values are up across Northern Colorado in September, as compared to 2015. Home prices are creeping up above the $317,000 mark, still at record highs, and there is no slowing in sight, although the colder months are always a little bit of a wild card.  Through the end of September, a total of 8349 homes have sold in the Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley/Weld area, up 5.14% from the same t…Read More

  10. Realtors Are Advocates For You – Video

    In our September 2016 Market update, managing broker Jared Reimer shares median values for Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley, along with some insight on how Realtors are advocates for you, achievable housing and property rights. 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…Read More