Beautiful Ranch Style Home Located in desirable Governors Ranch!

This beautiful ranch style home at 1390 Settlers Dr has a spacious and open floor plan with enough bedrooms and bonus space for all of your needs. A large flagstone patio in the front and concrete patio in the back offer lots of options for spending time outdoors. The enclosed sun-room allows you to enjoy all 300+ days of sunshine Colorado has to offer. The front bonus room could be used as a study or formal dining room, which ever works best for your lifestyle. Call for your private showing at (970) 829-8818 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://analisellscolorado.com/listing/90034795


Posted on January 11, 2019 at 12:48 pm
Anali Roath | Posted in Eaton Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , ,

FUNdamentals

 

In times of change (like now), it’s valuable to look at the fundamentals of our market.

Let’s have some fun with fundamentals…

1.  Our economy is healthy – since 1990, the unemployment rate in Colorado has never been higher than the U.S. unemployment rate.  Ever.  Unemployment in Colorado sits at 2.7% today while the rate across the U.S. is 4.0%.

2.  People keep moving here – since 2005 our population has grown by just over a million people which is roughly 77,000 per year (about the size of Mile High Stadium).

3.  Our real estate outperforms other places – according the Federal Housing Finance Authority, Colorado is the #1 state for home price appreciation since 1990.


Posted on October 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm
Anali Roath | Posted in Uncategorized |

A History Lesson

One of the most common questions we hear from clients is “Where do you think interest rates are going?”

Virtually all of the experts we follow put rates above 5% going into next year and some see rates approaching 5.5% by the middle of 2019. What’s certain is that there are economic forces at work that are pushing rates higher.

So, how about a little history lesson? How do today’s 30- year mortgage rates compare to this same date in history going all the way back to 1990?

• Today = 4.85%
• 2017 = 3.94%
• 2015 = 3.82%
• 2010 = 4.27%
• 2005 = 5.98%
• 2000 = 7.84%
• 1995 = 7.75%
• 1990 = 10.22%

While today’s rates feel high only because they are higher than 2017, they are quite a bit lower than at many times in history.


Posted on October 19, 2018 at 10:45 am
Anali Roath | Posted in Uncategorized |

It Starts Here

What’s Starting?

Here are some interesting stats from our friends at Metro Study who study new home activity along the Front Range.

• New home starts are up 14% compared to last year – this is really good news and is helping to relieve the shortage of housing inventory

• Every product type saw an increase in starts compared to last year (single family, town-home and condominium)

• Condominiums saw the largest increase in starts by a long shot, up 112% over last year- this is excellent news for first time buyers and those looking for product in lower price ranges.


Posted on September 28, 2018 at 1:57 pm
Anali Roath | Posted in Uncategorized |

The Cost Of Waiting

The Cost of Waiting

It’s true, certain parts of our market are cooling off. We are seeing fewer multiple offers, fewer bidding wars, and fewer inspection concessions.
However, homes that are priced right and in great condition are selling, and in many cases, selling quickly.

As buyers feel the market cool a bit, it may cause them to want to wait. They sometimes feel like it’s a better choice to ‘wait and see what happens.’

The reality is, there is a real cost to waiting given two specific facts.

1. Interest rates will continue to rise
2. Prices will continue to rise

Interest rates are a little more than 0.5% higher than a year ago and experts predict them to be another 0.5% higher by this time next year.

Prices have been appreciating at roughly 10% per year for the last four years. Based on the numbers, we see that appreciation could be 5% per year for the next two years.

So, let’s look at a house priced at $450,000 today. If prices go up “only” 5% for the next 12 months, that home will cost $22,500 more in a year.

And, if rates go up another half percent, the monthly payment will be $206 higher. That’s an 11% increase!

In an environment of rising prices and rising rates, there is a real cost to “wait and see.”


Posted on September 7, 2018 at 11:32 am
Anali Roath | Posted in Uncategorized |

At Least List

Here’s a stat you’ve heard from us before…

It’s called “At Least List”

It measures how active the market is by tracking the number of single family homes that sell for at least list price.

Because of the demand in our market, many homes sell for list price or higher.

So here’s the latest based on closings so far in the month of July…

The percentage of single family homes selling for at least list price:

  • Fort Collins = 58%
  • Loveland = 67%
  • Windsor = 55%
  • Greeley = 75%

Based on these numbers, homes that are priced right, and positioned right in the market will attain the price the seller wants (or higher).

To see the whole story about our market along with other stats and trends, watch the recording of Tuesday’s Windermere Workshop right here.

 


Posted on July 27, 2018 at 10:54 am
Anali Roath | Posted in Uncategorized |

Two Story Condo with Outdoor Green Space in Windsor!

This well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom end unit 2-story condo at 221 Chestnut St #D6 is in a great location just minutes from downtown Windsor and just a block from the park. The kitchen and bathrooms have been recently updated. Built in shelving through out the home offers convenient storage space. Outdoor green space and patio space in front of the home. The open layout is just waiting for your personal touches. Call for your private showing at 970-829-8818 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://analisellscolorado.com/listing/79849580


Posted on June 1, 2018 at 11:32 am
Anali Roath | Posted in Virtual Tours, Windsor Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Under $300,000?

If a real estate buyer walks into one of our offices in Northern Colorado and tells us they are looking for a single-family home under $300,000, unfortunately there will not be many properties to choose from. Depending on where they are looking the choices may be very limited.
Here is a list of the number of single-family homes currently for sale (excluding manufactured homes) in Northern Colorado:

  • Fort Collins = 0
  • Loveland = 7
  • Windsor = 0
  • Wellington = 0
  • Timnath = 0
  • Greeley = 27
  • Evans = 8
  • Milliken = 2

If our active market has you thinking about investing in real estate in Northern Colorado. Check this out…

Grab a copy of our Investment Kit so you can see the simple steps to get started without stress or complication. Email us at colorado@windermere.com and we will send you a video which clarifies the process and our Investment Checklist so you can see what to do first.


Posted on April 27, 2018 at 12:21 pm
Anali Roath | Posted in Buying, Fort Collins Real Estate, Fun Facts, Housing Trends |

Most Active

Loving young couple looking at dream house.

Here’s a question we sometimes hear…

“What is the most active price range in our market?”

For most of Northern Colorado, the range of $300,000 to $500,000 is far and away the most active (no surprise there). For example, in Fort Collins there are more than three times as many sales in this price range compared to the range of $500,000 to $700,000.

The one exception is Greeley. In Greeley the most active price range is under $300,000. This price range has twice as many sales as the $300,000 to $500,000 range. Why is this true for Greeley and not other places? You guessed it – it’s because the other locations don’t have much inventory under $300,000.

It’s interesting to note that in Fort Collins there are more sales in the $500,000 to $700,000 range than the under $300,000 range. This was not the case even one year ago.

The market is changing right before our eyes.


Posted on April 20, 2018 at 11:47 am
Anali Roath | Posted in Buying, Fun Facts, Selling |

Great Condo with 2 Patios in Fort Collins!

Beautifully maintained, end unit townhome style condo at 705 E Drake Rd N-40 in Scotch Pines. This great condo backs to green space and has 2 patios, one in the front and one in the back, so you can enjoy the outdoors. Just minutes from CSU, shopping, and entertainment, this location cannot get any better. The HOA covers all of the exterior maintenance so you can spend your weekends doing things you enjoy! Come see this amazing for yourself! Call for for your private showing at 970-829-8818 or click the link below for more details.

http://analisellscolorado.com/listing/77420570

 

 


Posted on April 12, 2018 at 10:51 am
Anali Roath | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,