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 […]
Homeowners Prepare Your Home for Winter As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect your home from preventable damage, save money on energy costs, and, most importantly, keep you and your loved ones safe and warm throughout the winter season. Here is a useful checklist to manage your weatherization project. […]
Buyers How to Cover Unexpected Costs with a Personal Loan Owning a home comes with its rewards — it’s an investment, a cozy haven to kick-up your feet after a long day of work, and a welcoming place to bring family and friends together. Although all of this makes homeownership fulfilling, owning a home also opens the door for unexpected (but necessary) expenses. If you’ve […]
Economics 101 Most Active What is the most active price range in Northern Colorado?  Take a guess… $300,000 to $400,000 $400,000 to $500,000 $500,000 to $750,000 $750,000 and above By far, the most active price range is $300,000 to $400,000 with 60% more closed transactions than the $400,000 to $500,000 range and 400% more than homes priced $750,000 and above. […]
Colorado Living Colorado Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere real […]
Homeowners 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 and […]
Sellers 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 […]
Economics 101 Equity Insights The real estate research firm Core Logic just produced their latest Homeowner Equity Insights report. Some interesting tidbits: · 63% of all properties nationally have a mortgage · Homeowners with mortgages collective realized a $428 billion rise in equity over last year, an increase of 4.8% · Only 3.8% of all mortgaged properties have negative […]
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Sellers 10 Tips to Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home When I was growing up, my family must have moved a dozen times. After the first few moves, we had it down to a science: timed out, scheduled, down to the last box. Despite our best efforts, plans would change, move-out and move-in days would shift, and the experience would stress the entire family out. […]
Buyers 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 Purchases […]
Homeowners You’ve Moved into Your New Home. Now What? Congratulations on your new home! You made it through the arduous process that is buying a new home. Now it’s time to take on the task of moving in. You did your research about the neighborhood and you feel like you know the home like the back of your hand. However, there are some things […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Spacious Two Story Home in Fort Collins! This spacious, well maintained 2 story home at 4421 Monaco Place in Fort Collins is nestled on a cul de sac & features a well designed open floor plan with room for everyone. Located in sought after Golden Meadows, this home offers vaulted ceilings, large but cozy great room with Fireplace, large master suite, finished […]
Buying & Selling 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 […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate Reduced Some fascinating research from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors… 37% of properties that sold last month along the Front Range had a price reduction at some point during the listing period. Property owners who have to reduce their price take an average of 58 days to receive an offer. Those who don’t have to […]
Colorado Living Ranked! The latest report from the Federal Housing Finance Authority is hot off the press. They rank 241 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. for yearly home price appreciation. They show that, nationally, home prices have gone up 4.99% over the last 12 months. Here’s how the major cities rank in Colorado among the 241:   […]
Colorado Living Prepare For and Prevent Damage This Wildfire Season Before It Happens After last year’s wildfires, some of the largest and deadliest in recent memory, spread along the west coast, homeowners are on edge as to what this fire season will bring. The questions of whether their home will be burnt, or if they will be affected by poor air quality, hang in the air much like […]
Buying & Selling A Closing Window For home sellers who would like to move to a new home this year, there is a window of time that is closing as we head into the Fall months. Most people know that the Spring and Summer are the most active months for real estate and that activity trails off into the Fall and […]
Housing Trends 12 Tips for Making Your Bedroom Cozier Photo by MyDomaine  At the end of a long day, your bedroom should be a sanctuary of comfort that welcomes you in. But, as a room that guests rarely see and in which homeowners spend most of their time with their eyes closed, its upkeep frequently gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Thankfully, […]
Northern Colorado Real Estate Where Are The Sales? A high-level look at the Northern Colorado region shows that the number of residential sales is down 5.4% in Larimer County and up 4.7% in Weld County. This is simply comparing the number of closings from June 2018 to June 2019 versus June 2017 to June 2018. The high-level look doesn’t tell the whole story. […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Beautiful Two-Story Home in Fort Collins! Perfect South East Fort Collins location at 7520 Matheson Drive for this fantastic open floor plan backing to walking trail & community open space. Well maintained, move in ready home w/new interior paint, carpet, Stainless Steel appliances, hot water heater & garage door opener. Vaulted ceilings, private master on its own level, and additional family […]