For Buyers & Sellers

Blog Been a Long Time Highlighting that inventory has been very low for a very long time is the fact that the number of homes available in Northern Colorado today most closely resembles 2015. It has been almost 10 years since buyers have had the selection that they have now. Even though inventory is up over last year, and way […]
Blog Price Plummet For anyone waiting for home prices to drop before making a buying decision, there is good news. The recent plummet in mortgage rates means that home prices, effectively, just took a big dip. Rates have gone down by 1% in the last 45 days which means that a prospective home buyer’s payment is 10% less […]
Blog TAX ASSESSMENT TIME This week’s fun fact is that you just received your new valuation from your County Assessor and you have until June 8th to protest the value. By statute, properties in Colorado are re-assessed every two years and owners are given their new Assessed Valuation in early May. This year, many Colorado property owners are surprised […]
Blog Dropping Inventory Breaking News – months of inventory has dropped significantly signifying an uptick in real estate activity along the Front Range.‘Months of inventory’ is an important statistic and something we commonly talk about in this blog. It simply measures how long it would take to sell all of the homes currently for sale at the current pace […]
Blog No Middle Class “The middle class is going away” is an often-used adage when talking about society. It is also a good way to describe today’s real estate market.  When it comes to properties for sale, the middle class has gone away.There is a class of listings which are priced to the market, in great condition, with world-class marketing.Then, […]
Blog Bargaining Power Buyers (finally) have more bargaining power.  For many, many months sellers had the distinct upper-hand and commanded above-list price offers.  Bidding wars were the norm.  Buyers had virtually no negotiating power.The numbers show that the dynamic has absolutely changed.The ratio of the final sales price to the list price is now at 98.1%.From April 2020 […]
Blog Toward Balance Our market is moving toward a balanced market, but it is still unbalanced. By definition, a balanced market has between 4 and 6 months of inventory for sale. Today there is essentially two months.  One year ago, there was only 3 weeks of inventory. It has actually been 16 years since the market has been […]
Blog Peak Price Here is a peek at average residential prices along the Front Range through the first half of September and how they have changed versus one year ago: Larimer County = $663,000 up 11.6% Weld County = $511,000 up 4.5% Boulder County = $1,165,000 up 17% Metro Denver = $668,000 up 9%
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Blog Inventory Bottom In Front Range markets, the number of homes for sale has just hit bottom or is about to hit bottom. This is terrific news for home buyers who have been waiting for more homes to choose from. The market is shifting, there is no doubt about that. Prices are still increasing and we expect them […]
Blog Rent Record Records continue to be broken in real estate, including the rental market. Rents just rose another $2 per month to $1,594, a new record. The annual rent growth of 13.5% nationally in 2021 was more than double any previous year, and apartment absorption counted nearly 600,000 units, which is roughly 50 percent more than the […]
Blog Simple Tips to Make Your Move Easier Your needs as a homeowner change over time, and you need the right home to fit those needs. Accordingly, it’s highly likely that at some point in your future you will experience another moving day. While moving can be challenging, there are resources to make it easier. If you are remaining in your current area, […]
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 […]
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 […]