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Buyers The Remote Worker’s Home Buying Process Image Source: Getty Images The pandemic’s influences on home life are far-ranging, prompting buyers to look at homeownership through a new lens. Remote work has created a paradigm shift in the wants and needs of homebuyers. Here’s what the remote worker should keep in mind when looking to buy. Location The location, location, location cliché has […]
Buyers Questions to Ask with Virtual Home Tours Image Source: Canva   Thanks to COVID-19, the new reality is that many open houses and home tours are being conducted virtually. For prospective home buyers, this new territory brings an added element to prepare for in the home buying process. Some of the questions that should be asked in a virtual home tour parallel […]
Buyers What the Numbers Say April represents the first time we can look at the impact of COVID-19 on a full month of real estate activity. To no one’s surprise, activity in April in terms of closings and new contracts did slow significantly. Much of this slowing was caused by in person showings not being allowed for most of the […]
Buyers Finding Your New Home in Four Steps Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you currently own and are looking for a new home, the ideas below will help you better navigate that all-important first step: Finding a property that is both appealing and affordable.   The search for a new home always starts out with a lot of excitement. But if you […]
Buyers Interest Rates near All Time Low!!! Interest rates on a 30-year mortgage right now are just about the lowest they have ever been in history. The rate today is 3.45% The lowest-ever in November, 2012 was 3.31% A year ago they were 4.35% So, what gives?  Why are rates so low?  It turns out that the coronavirus is pushing rates down […]
Buyers How to Handle a Home Inspection For many people, a home inspection is a hurdle that every homeowner must overcome during the process of selling a home, but it’s a useful tool for sellers looking to get the greatest possible value from their home.   Finding Issues When you’re selling a house, a pre-sale inspection can be particularly useful. By uncovering […]
Buyers NoCo Real Estate Stats Here are some Northern Colorado Real Estate stats I think you’ll like: Prices are up 3.5% compared to last year Inventory is up 10% which means there is more selection for buyers We just had the most active January in terms of closings in over 10 years Well over 13,000 residential properties representing $5.4 Billion […]
Buyers Vacation Home or Income-Producing Investment Whether you’re a skier who loves the mountain slopes of Colorado, a lover of the beaches of Southern California, or a potential retiree seeking to escape the snow-laden Northeast for the wide-open, sunny lands of Arizona, there are homes available to meet a wide range of budgets. The biggest decision a potential second homeowner must […]
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Buyers Housing Affordability Research 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 […]
Buyers To Buy New or Old, That is the Question We are often asked, “Which is the better buy, a newer or older home?” Our answer: It all depends on your needs and personal preferences. We decided to put together a list of the six biggest differences between newer and older homes:   The neighborhood Surprisingly, one of the biggest factors in choosing a new […]
Buyers Matthew Gardner’s 2020 Mortgage Rate Forecast Each year Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, forecasts into the next. Here’s what he expects for Mortgage Rates in 2020.  
Buyers Good News for home buyers in NOCO! Here are some vital signs for the Northern Colorado Real Estate Market. This data will show how statistics now compare to this time last year.  First, Larimer County: Average prices are up 2.4% Number of transactions is down 2.5% Inventory is up 11.9% Days on market is up 4.1% Now, Weld County: Average prices are up […]
Buyers To Buy New or Old, That is the Question We are often asked, “Which is the better buy, a newer or older home?” Our answer: It all depends on your needs and personal preferences. We decided to put together a list of the six biggest differences between newer and older homes:   The neighborhood Surprisingly, one of the biggest factors in choosing a new […]
Buyers Colorado’s New Home Value by County Metrostudy, who in our opinion is the leader in new home research, recently did a study on the average price of a new home in each of the Front Range Counties. Here are some interesting takeaways…   If you want to find the least expensive new home on the Front Range, the places to look […]
Buyers Is the Condominium Lifestyle Right for You? Condominium homes are a great, low-maintenance choice for a primary residence, second home, or investment property. This alternative to the traditional single-family home has unique issues to consider before buying, as well as unique benefits. Increasingly, condos are not just for first-time homebuyers looking for a less expensive entry into the housing market. Empty-nesters and […]
Buyers 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 […]
Buyers How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing Investing in real estate is one of the world’s most venerable pathways to building wealth. When properly managed, income from renting or real estate investment trusts can provide you with the financial security to plan out the rest of your life. The conclusion is easy to envision, but knowing where to begin can be overwhelming, […]
Buyers Great Time for New Home Purchases   Here is a fact… 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 […]
Buyers $ on sale! With interest rates so low, one could argue that money is essentially on sale. It’s actually half off. 30-year mortgage rates hit 3.75% which is exactly half of their long term average. Rates have averaged 7.5% over the last 40 years so today buyers are getting half of that rate. The “sale” on mortgage rates […]
Buyers 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 basement with rec […]