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Uncategorized Enormous Equity Hot off the press is the Core Logic Homeowner Equity Report.  This is their quarterly look at what is happening with homeowners’ equity across the country. Here are the staggering numbers coming out of their research: Collectively, U.S. homeowners with mortgages have realized a $1.5 Trillion gain in equity over the last 12 months. Only […]
Uncategorized Double Lumber The price of lumber has doubled in three months.   Lumber is just one of several examples of skyrocketing materials costs which are impacting both home builders and home buyers.   The cost of lumber is now at a record-level $1000 per 1000 board feet.   These rising costs not only add to the sales […]
Uncategorized Yes is the Answer It turns out that ‘yes’ is the answer to the most common questions we hear right now about the market… Do you think more properties will come on the market this Spring?  Yes, the normal pattern in our market is for new listings to be 40% to 70% higher in April versus January.  The peak month […]
Uncategorized Latest Ranking by Fort Collins CoreLogic produces one of the most respected and widely-used home price index reports in the United States. They track home price appreciation in the largest markets across the Country. Here are the highlights from their most recent report: Home prices are up 9.2% Nationally This is the highest increase since February, 2014 […]
Uncategorized Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House Now If you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market during this time of year, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the great selling opportunity you have right now. Here’s why this month is the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers, NOW. The […]
Uncategorized 14 Times                         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 […]
Uncategorized Remodeling Impact 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 of […]
Uncategorized Tight Inventory The numbers that we find to be most interesting right now are all related to inventory.   Long story short, inventory is tight.   It was already tight pre-coronavirus and now it’s even tighter.   Here are the numbers.   Active properties for sale versus one year ago are down: 11% in Larimer County 20% […]
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