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For Buyers & Sellers Staggering Stat By definition, a real estate market is balanced when there is 4 to 6 months of inventory currently for sale. Anything less than 4 to 6 months means a Sellers’ market, anything more means a Buyers’ market. For example, if there are 1,000 closings per month in a market, the market would be balanced if […]
Blog 7 Vintage Design Elements That Are Still Popular Today Adding the right touch of vintage décor to your home is a matter of balance. It brings that decades-old, well-traveled quality that gives the spaces in your home a special character. A common concern with vintage décor is that it will make a home feel outdated. Fortunately, certain design elements and trends have stood the test […]
For Buyers & Sellers Record Highs While our temperatures felt like record lows this week, real estate prices have been hitting record highs along the Front Range.   Here is the average price for residential sales so far this year in each of our Front Range markets (includes both single-family and multi-family):   Fort Collins = $567,000 Loveland = $449,000 Windsor […]
Blog Job Bounce “How could the real estate market be so strong in the middle of a pandemic?” That is a fair question and one we hear frequently from our clients. There are several reasons for this but two stand out. Interest rates Jobs Employment has bounced back much quicker than most people expected.  When COVID first showed […]
Blog Rate Heading Rate Heading Where are interest rates headed? This question was one of many which were addressed during our annual Market Forecast yesterday. Our Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, provided insight on rates, prices, inventory and many other fascinating topics. Matthew’s prediction is for rates to creep up to 3.07% by the end of 2021.  They are […]
For Buyers & Sellers Re Bubble The activity in the Front Range market is causing us to hear the bubble question again. People are curious to know, based on recent growth in price appreciation, if we are in a housing bubble. This question seems to crop up when prices go up. While we do not believe that the current double-digit price […]
For Buyers & Sellers Two Tales   This is a Tale of Two Counties. When it comes to new home activity, there is a big difference between Larimer and Weld Counties. Larimer County’s new home starts are down 10% and new home closings are down 15% compared to last year. Weld County’s new home starts are up 18% and new home […]
For Buyers & Sellers Buyer Beware: Is That House For Sale Haunted? A trope as old as horror movies: a family moves into a beautiful house that they bought for well under market value. They’ve put all their savings into the move, and they’re looking for a fresh start. When they meet the neighbors and other townsfolk, they quickly learn that there’s a history to the home […]
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For Buyers & Sellers Mistakes to Avoid When Buying and Selling a Home   There’s nothing more exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling than buying a home. However, it’s a complex transaction; there are a number of steps along the path that can confuse, betwixt, and befuddle even the most seasoned buyers and sellers. How can you avoid those potential pitfalls and common mistakes? Look to your real estate professional […]
For Buyers Benefits, Risks and Things to Consider Before You Add an Accessory Dwelling Unit to Your Home   Have you ever rented the unit in someone’s basement? Maybe your spouse’s mother moved into your “Mother-In-Law Unit” above your garage? Or have you ever traveled and stayed in a pool house for your stay? Commonly referred to as “Mother-In-Law” units, homeowners use these as a way to fill the space in their home […]
For Buyers The Impact of Staging Your Home For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 88 percent of home buyers start their search online, forming impressions within three seconds of viewing a listing. When a […]
Blog 5 Deal Breakers that can blindside home buyers Purchasing a home can be a complex endeavor for even the most well prepared home buyer.  You’ve diligently saved for your down payment, followed the market, researched agents and now you are ready to make an offer on your dream home.  Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home. Big […]
For Buyers & Sellers Extend the Life of your Roof Your roof is one of the most important and expensive assets of your home, but no other element is quite as valuable. While the average lifespan of a roof is about 15 years, careful homeowners can extend the life of their homes without enduring too many hardships. Take a look at these three quick maintenance tips […]
For Buyers & Sellers Protect Your Home With Homeowners Insurance In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset, and it’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowner’s insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about two-thirds of all homeowners are under-insured. According to […]
Blog Five Things to Consider When Downsizing Downsizing is on the minds of many homeowners today. Some are ready to retire, others want to live more simply, and many want to save money and say goodbye to home maintenance. If you can relate to any of those sentiments, ask yourself these five questions: Have you done the math? The financial savings that […]
For Buyers & Sellers Refresh Your Home The craving to move happens to every homeowner as they start to feel bogged down, or like they need a restart. That sense of newness doesn’t have to be dramatic, however. The great part about having a home of your own is you can make improvements and give your home a chance to evolve over […]
For Buyers & Sellers Ten Qualities to Look For in Your Real Estate Agent Ten Qualities to Look For in Your Real Estate Agent Buying a home is one of the most significant financial and emotional purchases of a person’s life. That’s why it is so important to find an agent that can not only help you navigate the home search process but one who can also answer your […]
Blog Designing the Perfect Office to Work From Home In Style Posted in Living by Kenady Swan  Photo by letsbemates.com.au Working from home is an aspiration for many of us, but to do so effectively takes effort. A disorganized space at home can be just as troublesome as a hectic office. The most disciplined telecommuters will tell you that you need a structured routine and organization to get into […]
Blog 13 Appliance Tips & Hacks for Household Chores Posted in Posted in Living by Kenady Swan  Modern home appliances make our lives so much easier: They tackle dreaded household chores, saving us time and effort. There are lots of ways to use them, however, that you may not have thought of before. Here are 13 little-known tricks for getting more than your money’s worth from your […]
Economics 101 Colorado Real Estate Market Update Posted in Colorado Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate    The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park counties) is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making […]