Blog Beautiful Spacious Ranch! Great location! 1428 Bluefield Avenue Longmont, CO is a patio home in an exclusive golf course community was a former model home & borders an acre of manicured open space. Main level living w/ loads of natural light and an open floor plan. Bright kitchen opens to covered patio for outdoor enjoyment. New: Beautiful hardwood […]
Colorado Economy What the Experts Say Speaking of experts, it’s time to tell you that our annual Real Estate Market Forecast with our own Chief Economist Matthew Gardner will be January 14th from 11:30 to 1:00.  Be sure to join live so you can engage with the Q & A.  You can register for the online event at www.ColoradoForecast.com Here’s what […]
Economics 101 Fourteener For the 14th time this year, 30-year mortgage rates set a record and hit an all-time low. Based on data just released by Freddie Mac, rates are now at 2.71%.  Their weekly survey of the 30-year mortgage rate dates back to 1971. Just one year ago rates were at 3.68%. So, what does this mean […]
Homeowners Remodeling Impact Americans spend $400 billion per year remodeling their homes. So, which remodeling investment gives the best return when it comes to resale value? It should come as no surprise, especially leading up to Thanksgiving, that the best money to spend upgrading your home is in the kitchen. It’s the place where most homeowners spend most […]
Colorado Economy A Little Perspective Here’s a little perspective on the inventory of homes for sale in today’s market… First we’ll look at Metro Denver: The average number of residential listings for sale at this time of year is 15,577 The highest-ever for this time of year is 29,722 which occurred in 2006 The number of listings right now is […]
Blog 2 Acre Waterfront Lot! Gorgeous Mountain and lake views from this exclusive waterfront lot backing to Cobb Lake and private open space. This 2-acre walkout lot sits at one of the highest points in the neighborhood. Enjoy privacy within the gated community of The Hill at Cobb Lake. Permanent open space of 670 acres includes 6 miles of walking […]
Blog Fossil Lake Beauty! Home Sweet Home! 5762 Round Rock Ct Fort Collins, CO has a wonderful, bright, open floor plan nestled on a cul de sac in desirable Fossil Lake. Meticulously maintained by original owners, this home is absolutely pristine and move-in ready. Gorgeous custom touches and convenient built-ins throughout. Updated eat-in kitchen with island opens to 2-story […]
Buyers Buyer Contemplation New research from the National Association of Home Builders: The number of Americans contemplating purchasing a home in the second quarter of 2020 is nearly the same as 2019’s second quarter, according to NAHB’s Housing Trends Report. At this time last year, 12% of Americans considered buying a home. Today the number stands at 11%. […]
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Economics 101 Rate Meaning Mortgage interest rates have hit another record low this week. Mortgage applications for purchases just hit an 11-year high. Rates are at a level that many people could never have imagined. Here’s something that is surprising to many people… Rates are 1.5% lower than they were just two years ago. Here’s what that means for […]
Investing How Will COVID-19 Impact the Housing Market? Throughout this crisis, you most likely have a lot of questions about how COVID-19 is impacting the housing market. We want to make sure to provide you with the most information that we can so you can know what to expect when buying or selling your home. How Is the Economy Going to Be Impacted […]
Housing Trends 5 Small Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home Office Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of us now find ourselves working from home. While it’s hard to complain about the commute, working from home can be an adjustment. For example, you may find yourself doing tasks around the house and suddenly you’ve missed several important emails. If you feel like you need some help being […]
Homeowners Four Holiday Décor Trends to Inspire You This Season The holiday season is here and for many of us, that means it’s time to deck the halls. If you’re looking for some inspiration and a place to start, here are some ideas that are certain to get everyone in the spirit.    A Tree of a Different Color For many, there’s nothing more quintessential […]
Homeowners Remodel for the Most Resale Value What’s the best remodeling project for your home? The answer, in part, depends on where you live. Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report.  For the purposes of this blog, we are focusing on the Pacific states (WA, OR, […]
Colorado Economy Grateful For Here’s something to be grateful for… Colorado’s healthy real estate market! The research continues to show that there is no better place to own real estate over the long term than right here in our own backyard. The Federal Housing Finance Authority tracks real estate prices in close to 300 markets across the Country. We […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate Why You Should Buy a Home at the End of the Year If you have ever thought about owning a new home, the last two months of the year are usually the best time to make that happen. Here’s Why… Many builders have year-end goals and sales quotas to hit. If they have a “standing inventory” of homes that are completed but not sold, they are typically […]
Investment Properties So you bought an investment property, now what? Investing in a home is a great way to build passive income but earning from your investment will take a little groundwork to become a well-oiled machine. This is your beginner’s guide to owning an investment property so you can set up that foundation properly to avoid future headaches. Make sure it’s livable It’s important […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate 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 closings […]
Buyers The Beginner’s Guide to Home Appraisals Appraisals are used as a reliable, independent valuation of a tract of land and the structure on it, whether it’s a house or a skyscraper. Designed to protect buyers, sellers, and lending institutions, appraisals are an important part of the buying/selling process. Below, you will find information about the appraisal process, what goes into them, […]
Investment Properties Designing Your Rental To Feel Like Home Stylizing your own home can be a daunting but rewarding challenge. When you own your living space, it’s easy to feel a sense of ownership over every piece of your design. But for renters, the challenge is a bit different. Despite limitations, it’s no less important to one’s well-being for a residence to convey a […]
Real Estate Our Favorite Real Estate Podcasts Podcasts are a growing medium as listeners search for new sources of entertainment and information. In 2018 there were about 550,000 podcasts, in 2019 there are more than 750,000. Listeners are growing too, an estimated 20 million more people in the U.S. are listening to podcasts this year as compared to2018. This growth in audio entertainment inspired us […]