Uncategorized 2021 Interest Rate Prediction 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 currently at […]
Uncategorized Inverted Typically, in the Front Range Market, the number of new listings will exceed the number of closings on a monthly basis. Meaning, the amount of properties that hit the market in a given month will be higher than the amount of properties that sell in that month. It is normal to have the ‘inflow’ exceed the […]
Uncategorized Supporting Our Community   Our heart goes out to all the people affected by the wildfires along the Front Range and in our mountain communities. We are also so appreciative of the brave men and women who are helping protect people and property from the fires. We want to help and we want to ask for your help. […]
Blog Bright . Spacious . Fresh . 316 Diamond Drive is a beautiful multi-level home centrally located between Fort Collins and Loveland. This home is situated on a large lot with plenty of room for entertaining. A detached single car garage is perfect for storage or your toys. The lower level has been converted to a large master suite with walk-in closet […]
Uncategorized At Least List Periodically we track a stat which we find to be quite interesting. It answers this question – how many properties are selling for at least list price (asking price or higher)? This stat tells us how active the market is and helps our buyers to realize that, in some cases, they will be in a […]
Uncategorized I hate to burst your bubble… Every so often we will hear a concern that another housing bubble is forming. To help answer that question it’s valuable to look at the reasons that caused the last one. There were three main drivers of the bubble that burst in 2008: Easy Credit – loans were very easy to attain Over-Leverage – people […]
Longmont Real Estate Stunning Mountain Views in Longmont! Unique mountain property at 15800 Moss Rock Drive in Longmont just outside of the city and close to beautiful hiking spots. Enjoy 35+ rolling acres of your own mountain oasis that is close enough to town to still give you all the convenience of the city. The attached 2 car garage and detached 5 car […]
Colorado Springs The ColoRADo Adventure Hostel If you’re anything like me, around this time of year you start to go a little bit stir crazy. No matter where you live — even if you’re surrounded by gorgeous, snow-capped mountains every day, like I am! — every now and then you need to hop in a car or board a plane and […]
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Fort Collins Real Estate The Best Family-Friendly Activities in Fort Collins (with a few bonus ideas) The tourism organization Visit Fort Collins does a wonderful job of sharing information about the vibe in this city and the new activities that are constantly being added. Their most recent video, The Best Family-Friendly Activities in Fort Collins, highlights a few of my family’s favorites, including: The Farm at Lee Martinez Park  Fort Collins […]
Uncategorized Affordability Housing affordability is a hot topic especially after the strong price appreciation that has occurred in our market over the last 7 years. Here’s some interesting research on affordability… Each quarter the National Association of Home Builders measures affordability in hundreds of markets across the Country. Their method is to count the number of homes in […]
Realtor life Baby showers and the power of community My husband and I are expecting a little girl in a few weeks (hurray!!), so it is baby shower time in my life. Is there any better example of the power of community than a baby shower? Here are three big ideas I’ve taken away from my recent baby shower experience. Your community is there, […]
Uncategorized Rate Forecast Here is our interest rate Forecast for the next year. Our Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, predicts that rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage will stay between 3.8% and 3.9% for 2020. He doesn’t see rates going above 4.0% until at least the first quarter of 2021. This is obviously great news for buyers as their […]
Uncategorized Setting intentions in 2020 January is heaven for me. I’m a goal-setter, a journal-writer, a vision board-er. I love my life but I can always think of a dozen adjustments I’d like to make, and I live for that “fresh start” feeling that the new year brings. This year, my biggest goal (I prefer “goal” to “resolution”) is all […]
Uncategorized The Millennial Buyer Millennials often get a bad rap.  One of the myths about Millennials is that they don’t own homes and will be renters forever. Not true!  Especially on the Front Range of Colorado. Based on research by our very own Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, Millennials make up a significant percentage of all home buyers in Metro […]
Uncategorized Zero Correlation It’s an election year which means that our clients are asking us if election years impact real estate. According to research done by Real Trends there is zero correlation between election years and the number of transactions in the market compared to non-election years. They found that sales were down in 1980, 1988, and 2008 compared to […]
Fort Collins Real Estate 4 fun ways to shake up 2020 Happy New Year! By now you may be overwhelmed by “new year, new you” posts. I happen to like you just the way you are — but if you’re feeling stuck in a rut, I am here to offer a few ideas of how to shake it off and give 2020 the fresh start it […]
Uncategorized Big Numbers It turns out a lot of real estate changes hands over the course of a year in our market. In 2019 Metro Denver had… Over 56,000 residential sales Over $28 Billion of residential sales volume Overall, 2019 saw a slight increase in the number of transactions compared to 2018 and approximately a 5% increase in […]
Fun Facts Steamboat Springs’ bumper cars on ice Is anyone else hunting for new ways to entertain their kids throughout the winter? My tiny human can only build so many snow forts and watch so many Pixar movies before he’s bored to tears. (Unless I hand him my iPhone, but don’t get me started…) This article has me dreaming of a weekend trip […]
Buying Real estate real talk: what I learned from being on House Hunters We’ve all been there before: “Oh you’re a realtor?! How fun, I watch a lot of HGTV!” Now don’t get me wrong, I could talk about real estate all day, it’s definitely one of my favorite topics (that comes in handy). But here I am, about to shatter your reality about the total bullsh*t that […]
Fun Facts Christmas in Color, a holiday lights experience I am always on the hunt for new holiday traditions that my family will enjoy. This year I’m intrigued by Christmas in Color, a drive-through holiday lights-and-music experience. “Load up your friends and family into the van (or car, or truck) and experience Christmas like never before. Drive through acres of more than 1.5 million […]