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For Sellers Home Improvement And the most profitable home improvement is… Flooring! According to the National Association of Realtors, homeowners who refinished or replaced their hardwood floors were able to recoup 147% and 118% of their investment respectively! Check it out at Realtor.com  https://bit.ly/3Owsq2i
Fort Collins Real Estate No Foolin’ This is not an April Fool’s joke. Average prices in Metro Denver just exceeded $700,000 in Metro Denver.  Larimer County isn’t far behind. For the month of March, the average residential sales price in the 5-county Metro Area was $704,000.  This does not include Boulder County. Larimer County was $691,000 and we expect to see […]
For Buyers New Construction: Why Work With a Buyer’s Agent? If you’re a buyer, you may have considered purchasing a new construction home. After touring the model home and talking to the builder’s sales representatives, you begin to wonder if it’s necessary to work with a buyer’s agent. Although it’s possible to move forward with the purchase of a new construction home without a buyer’s […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Farmhouse Interior Design Known for its signature chic comfort, the farmhouse style is a popular method of interior design for homeowners looking to blend elements of modern and traditional design. With a rustic charm at its heart that recalls images of the countryside and wide-open landscapes, the farmhouse style steadily picked up steam in the 2010s and continues to […]
For Buyers Simple Tips to Make Your Move Easier Your needs as a homeowner change over time, and you need the right home to fit those needs. Accordingly, it’s highly likely that at some point in your future you will experience another moving day. While moving can be challenging, there are resources to make it easier. If you are remaining in your current area, […]
For Buyers Money at a Discount This week, for the first time in 32 months, mortgage rates hit 4%. While this increase may feel painful for buyers currently looking at property, it is important to put today’s rates in perspective. We believe we will look back a few years from now and see that a 4% rate was like buying money […]
Homeowners How to Prepare for a Fire at Home A fire breaking out in your home is a serious potential hazard. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to identify the early signs of a fire and to prepare for an emergency. The following list will help you and your household put together your fire safety plan. Fire safety Having properly functioning smoke […]
Fun Facts The Fire’s Impact Our heart goes out to all of the people impacted by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County. If you would like to give your support, we have set up a special fund through the Windermere Foundation where we will match any donation you make up to $5000. You can make that donation HERE. This devastating event […]
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Fun Facts Equity Snapshot CoreLogic just released their quarterly Home Equity Insights Report. Their analysis shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all properties) have seen their equity increase by a total of over $3.2 trillion since the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 31.1% year over year. In the third quarter of 2021, the total number […]
For Sellers Seller Facts Here are some fun facts about recent home sellers. This research comes from the National Association of Realtors survey of home buyers and sellers: 10 years = the average time recent home sellers have lived in their home. This number has remained essentially unchanged for the last ten years. From 1987 to 2007 the average […]
Fun Facts With a “T” One of the reasons we are so confident about the long-term health of the market is because of the equity that exists in peoples’ homes today. Because there is so much equity, there are very few homeowners who are ‘underwater’ with a loan that is more than the actual value of the property. According to […]
Fun Facts Local Nuances “All markets are local” is a commonly used phrase in real estate. This adage is proving to be true as we notice slight changes recently in the market. Bottom line, the market, in some locations, is not behaving exactly like it did even 30 days ago. Properties that perhaps would have received 10 or more […]
Fun Facts Calculated Risk The economic research blog called “Calculated Risk” just completed a fascinating study on home prices. Specifically, they looked at the correlation between home price growth and inventory. They used price data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index and inventory data from the National Association of Realtors. No surprise, they found that the lower the inventory […]
Fun Facts Drastically Different Recently it seems there are many attempted comparisons being made between today’s real estate market and the 2006-2007 market. It seems that people fear a repeat of what happened to the market in 2008 and 2009. Buyers, understandably, want to make smart decisions and don’t want to buy in advance of any downturn. The reality is […]
For Sellers How to Price Your Home for Sale It’s natural for sellers to want to get every step of the selling process right, but a successful home sale depends on an accurate listing price. Your real estate agent will work closely with you to set the price, but in the meantime, you can use the following information to better understand what goes into […]
Homeowners 2021 Paint Color Trends Each new year brings a fresh perspective on the latest design trends, home décor, and popular colors for homeowners to incorporate in their homes. This year has greatly impacted the way we depend on the places we live.   This shift in responsibilities has changed homeowners’ needs, which are reflected in the upcoming year’s most […]
Homeowners Simple Kitchen Makeover Ideas Kitchen makeovers sit atop many homeowners’ wish lists, but they can be stressful and costly. However, there are simple projects you can tackle that will give your kitchen the look and feel of a total overhaul without breaking the bank.   Simple projects   Backsplash: Giving your backsplash a makeover can do wonders for your kitchen. […]
Homeowners Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update On this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew,” Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner is updating his housing forecast for 2020 and analyzing the National Association of Realtors’ June Home Sales Report. Thanks for watching! For past “Mondays with Matthew” videos, check out Windermere’s Economics Blog here!
For Buyers Mondays with Matthew Update 7/20/2020 On this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew,” Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, dives into the most recent National Housing Survey results which tell us a lot about consumer confidence both pre- and post-COVID and whether or not they feel this is a good time to buy or sell a home. The results might surprise […]
Homeowners Celebrating 4th of July During COVID-19     While this year’s Fourth of July festivities will not come with the large crowds and spectacle-filled public events of years past, it is an opportunity to celebrate from the comfort of your home, and ring in the summer in a more intimate setting. Here is your guide to an at-home Independence Day celebration. […]