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For residential sales, ‘it’s a buyer’s market’

November 29th, 2023|

 By: Dallas Heltzell | Bizwest BOULDER — Despite accepted benchmarks that would suggest otherwise, a prominent broker is firm in his belief that for residential real estate in the Boulder Valley, “it's a buyer's market.” Even so, Todd Gullette wonders what those buyers are [...]

Options for financing when interest rates go up

November 2nd, 2023|

 By: Duane Duggan | At Home Colorado The 30-year mortgage has been the mainstay of American homebuying for decades. The 30-year mortgage came about as a result of the housing crisis of the 1920s. Back then, a typical mortgage was three to five years [...]

Land Title Guarantee Company – First To Know Report

October 3rd, 2023|

 By: Alise Evans | Land Title Guarantee Company (via IRES MLS and RE Colorado MLS) September 2023 Across Weld County, prices for single family homes slightly decreased when viewed month-over-month but still remained higher than what we saw in 2022. New, active, and pending [...]

Median home prices may be signaling a market cooling

August 10th, 2023|

 By: Ken Amundson | BizWest Housing price appreciation was described as a mixed bag in June, and in May prices slipped a bit. Now for the third month in a row, median home prices as recorded in sales of single-family homes in Northern Colorado and the Boulder [...]

Weld, Larimer Growth Carries State

July 17th, 2023|

 By: Christopher Wood | BizWest GREELEY — Weld County added more residents than any other county in Colorado from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2022, accounting for 36% of the population growth in the state overall. Add in population growth for Larimer County, [...]

Comparing real estate investments

February 6th, 2023|

 By: Duane Duggan | At Home Colorado The real estate investment market can move very quickly. When an attractive investment property comes up, there will often be multiple offers in the first few days on the market. Therefore, as an investor, you need to [...]

Why Invest in Real Estate in 2023?

January 25th, 2023|

 By: Duane Duggan | At Home Colorado Most people consider their single-family home they live in as an investment in real estate. In fact, when they fill out a financial statement, it is even listed as an asset. It's true that the home will [...]

Kalinski: Shift happens… but don’t panic

August 8th, 2022|

 By: Jay Kalinski | BizWest For much of the past year, many “expert” economists kept insisting that the inflation that we were all experiencing was due to pent up demand from the pandemic and would be temporary, limited, and confined to only a few [...]

First To Know: Market Stats | Weld County

August 2nd, 2022|

 By: Alise Evans | Land Title Guarantee Company Weld County saw an increase in prices with the average single family home up 1.6% from June to $559,499. The median closed price was also high at $500,000, an increase of 11.1% when compared to this [...]

Homebuyers Dream of Outdoor-Centric, Move-in Ready Homes

April 21st, 2022|

 By: Hannah Jones | As the best time to list your home for sale approaches, you may be wondering which home features catch the eye of buyers. To answer this question, we used property views data for homes with certain features to analyze the preferences [...]

Consumers Optimistic About Housing

March 21st, 2022|

 By: Daily News | REALTOR Magazine More than 50% of prospective buyers recently surveyed say they feel optimistic about the housing market—despite headlines over rapidly rising costs that can feel discouraging. The new survey from the real estate tech company OJO Labs shows that [...]

From accelerating in the fast lane to a pump the brakes approach, Colorado’s housing markets deliver a touch of everything in July

August 17th, 2021|

 By: Colorado Association of REALTORS ENGLEWOOD, CO – Aug. 11, 2021 – From the fast-paced acceleration of the express lanes to the pump-your-brakes gridlock of metro-area highways and weekend mountain traffic, Colorado's housing markets are demonstrating a similar range of activity, as well as [...]

What to Expect From the Housing Market in Summer 2021

June 21st, 2021|

 By: Devon Thorsby | US News The U.S. entered 2021 with pandemic fatigue, though it hadn't – and still hasn't – slowed down homebuyer activity. The first months of the year have seen rapid growth in home prices as low inventory of houses on the market [...]

‘This Isn’t a Bubble’

May 28th, 2021|

 By: REALTOR Magazine The U.S. housing market is on a hot streak with double-digit annual gains in home prices, bidding wars, and surging buyer demand. That type of soaring housing market is prompting more “bubble” fears in some corners, but economists say the housing [...]

Judge Vacates CDC’s Eviction Ban, But Appeal Delays Action

May 12th, 2021|

 By: CAR (Colorado Association of Realtors) A U.S. District Court judge for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's nationwide eviction moratorium is unlawful, striking down the ban and delivering relief to housing providers who haven't been [...]

New-Home Buying Rush Likely to Continue in 2021

April 5th, 2021|

 By Melissa Dittmann Tracey More house hunters—particularly move-up buyers—are being drawn to new-home construction in the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so that it's driving a surge in construction across the country. Single-family starts ended 2020 with the best year in home building since the [...]

Real Estate Surges Despite Statewide Economic Pressures

September 23rd, 2020|

 By Tom Kalinski, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX of Boulder Real estate sales records across Colorado shattered and median home prices hit record highs in July, according to the latest monthly housing data from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR). A record 10,771 single-family homes sold statewide [...]

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rose 20.7% in June

July 23rd, 2020|

The housing market came roaring back in June, as low mortgage rates and increased economic activity helped push sales of previously owned homes up 20.7% from the prior month. Demand was strong from apartment renters seeking more space, young families moving to the suburbs [...]

Record-Low Mortgage Rates

March 9th, 2020|

Mortgage rates hit a 3-year low, with more rate drops in sight Mortgage rates reached their lowest point in three years, sitting at 3.45 percent as of February 27, 2020. Though the Federal Reserve's surprising rate cut isn't expected to affect mortgage rates, financial experts believe [...]

Real Estate Trends for 2020

January 30th, 2020|

Homeowners experienced a wild ride over the past decade. Ten years ago housing prices were down nationwide, then recovered and surged ahead. “It has, in fact, been the most consequential stretch in American real estate history, one that has fundamentally altered the landscape,” according to [...]

Greeley named one of America’s top ‘Boomtowns’

January 16th, 2020|

Greeley was recently recognized as one of the most prosperous and robust developing cities in the country by financial technology company SmartAsset. SmartAsset ranked Greeley fifth on its annual list of Top 10 Boomtowns in America. The rankings center on cities where populations and job [...]

Alternatives to Foreclosure

November 21st, 2019|

The years 2007 to 2012 were pretty rough for homeowners across the nation. Boulder County didn't suffer nearly as much as other markets, such as Las Vegas and Phoenix, where homes lost a considerable amount of value. Boulder County has experienced a strong real [...]

What’s Going On In New Home Construction?

October 30th, 2019|

Last week I had the privilege of listening to a presentation by John Covert, senior director of the west region for Metrostudy. His company consults with hundreds of homebuilders – as well as lenders, developers, investors, suppliers, utilities, school districts, and local governments — [...]

The Buzz About Sustainable Housing

October 1st, 2019|

Is sustainable housing just a real estate buzz word or is it actually happening in the real estate industry? Sustainable housing is a multi-faceted and evolving term encompassing eco-friendly construction and design with low environmental impact and higher energy efficiency. It also entails lasting [...]

Boulder Performs Well Among Top Innovation Cities

October 17th, 2018|

Boulder stands tall when compared with much larger metropolitan areas that excel in innovation and entrepreneurship. A report produced by the Boulder Economic Council compares Boulder with leading innovation centers including Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Portland, Denver and Raleigh.  Though these [...]

Higher Loan Limits Coming

January 8th, 2018|

Good news to share with clients. On Jan. 1, buyers will be able to get much larger mortgages, whether they're applying for conventional or FHA-backed loans.Each year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac adjust their limits for conventional, conforming loans based on changes in median home [...]

Downtown areas throughout Larimer Co. are thriving

October 17th, 2017|

by Andy Smith, Adviser, Chrisland Real Estate Cos., Fort Collins The Foundry in downtown Loveland is a $75 million mixed-use project developed by Brinkman in partnership with the city of Loveland. Courtesy the city of Loveland It is no secret that nearly every product type of [...]

Medical group pays $3.3M for Loveland office building

February 26th, 2015|

by Doug Storum LOVELAND — Front Range Medical Holdings LLC has purchased a building in the Foxtrail Office Park in Loveland for $3.3 million, which it will use for doctors' offices. Denver-based Regis University, which has been leasing space in the building at 1605 [...]

Why Homebuyers Need to Act Now

February 4th, 2015|

Home buyers need to move fast if they want to spend less, notes Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at® in commentary at the site. “Delayed purchases will only result in higher monthly mortgage payments as prices and rates rise,” Smoke writes.® is forecasting [...]

Is 2015 the Year You Decide to Plan?

January 20th, 2015|

By John Wendorff Have you taken time (yet) to review last year? If not, chances are that 2015 will end up looking like 2014 did. So, if you're satisfied with last year, skip the rest of this article. However, if you ended 2014 with [...]

Evans hopes Junction serves its function

January 17th, 2015|

by Doug Storum EVANS — The city of Evans is leading the redevelopment of a 12-acre parcel of land it recently purchased in hopes of sparking the revitalization of a much larger area along U.S. Highway 85 that is sprinkled with blighted properties. The [...]

Realtor predicts home-price increases for NoCo in 2015

January 16th, 2015|

by Doug Storum FORT COLLINS — Realtor Eric Thompson expects home prices will increase in Northern Colorado in 2015, driven by diminishing supply and increasing demand for homes in what he calls a “healthy Northern Colorado economy.” Thompson, president of Windermere Real Estate's operation [...]

Weld County buys downtown Greeley building

January 6th, 2015|

by BizWest Staff GREELEY – The Weld County Board of Commissioners on Monday closed on the $5.5 million purchase of the Chase Plaza building in downtown Greeley. The building at 804-822 Seventh St., near the Weld County Courthouse and Justice Center, was purchased through [...]

New Changes May Make Getting a Mortgage Easier

December 22nd, 2014|

By: Angela Colley If you've had past credit problems or can't save up enough to cover a large down payment, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may have just cut you a break when it comes to getting a mortgage. Stricter credit score limits, large [...]

Greeley annexes 68 acres on east side

December 19th, 2014|

by Doug Storum GREELEY — The Greeley City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to annex approximately 68 acres of land east of the city in unincorporated Weld County. The property, owned by Michael Bliss of Bliss Produce Co., is on the south side of [...]

Longmont Seeks to Redefine its River Corridor

November 22nd, 2014|

by Joshua Lindenstein Published In Real Estate Today's News BOULDER – The former Twin Peaks Mall and former Butterball turkey plant gain most of the attention when it comes to redevelopment in Longmont. But part of the city's vision for revitalizing the south end [...]

Builder Confidence Shows Positive Signs in the Second Quarter

August 12th, 2014|

RISMEDIA, Tuesday, August 12, 2014— Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the second quarter is up year over year, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). Compared to the second quarter of [...]

Affordable-Housing Project Receives Financing

August 6th, 2014|

By Doug Storum FORT COLLINS – The Redtail Ponds affordable-housing project in Fort Collins is set to move forward after receiving $16.9 million in financing. The financing package was put together by U.S. Bank, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and the Fort Collins [...]

Demand Exceeds Supply of Residential Properties

May 29th, 2014|

By Dave Pettigrew The local residential real estate market is all about the inventory of homes for sale – or, better said, the lack of homes for sale. The normal calculation is an average of the last 12 months of home sales divided by [...]

Home listings up slightly from February to March

April 14th, 2014|

By Joshua Lindenstein The area housing market experienced a boost in the number of single-family detached home listings from February to March but is still down significantly from the same month a year ago in most communities as the total number of sales also [...]

New Fort Collins-Denver commuter bus service planned

January 28th, 2014|

By Trevor Hughes Authorities have given the go-ahead to launch commuter bus service between Fort Collins and Denver, with a stop in Loveland. They are also preparing a similar service between Colorado Springs and Denver, and service running along Interstate 70 from Glenwood Springs [...]

Hilton hotels set for former Golden Buff site

January 16th, 2014|

By Joshua Lindenstein BOULDER – Developers have submitted to the city of Boulder amended plans for the former Golden Buff Lodge hotel site to make the project fall in line with the new hotel franchises slated to go there. Those hotels include an Embassy [...]

Developer submits plan for Sutherlands site

January 10th, 2014|

By Joshua Lindenstein BOULDER – Boulder-based real estate development firm ElementProperties LLC and Sopher Architects LLC submitted concept plans with the city of Boulder this week on a proposed redevelopment of the former Sutherlands Lumber Co. site that could cost up to $180 million. [...]

NoCo foreclosure auction sales dropped in October

November 26th, 2013|

By Business Report Staff Foreclosure auction sales declined 80 percent in Weld County and 76 percent in Larimer County during October from the same month last year, the Colorado Division of Housing said Monday. Foreclosure auction sales amounted to 15 in Larimer County in [...]

Mortgage Rates Fall to 4-Month Low

November 18th, 2013|

By: Neal J. Leitereg Key fixed-mortgage rates fell to their lowest levels in four months this week, with further declines predicted in the short term. The federal government's shutdown and ongoing concerns with the economy's recovery, particularly the Federal Reserve's decision to continue its [...]

Mortenson Construction selected for CSU stadium

October 28th, 2013|

FORT COLLINS – CSU has selected Denver-based Mortenson Construction as the lead contractor for its proposed on-campus stadium. Mortenson was one of seven bids made on the project. Those companies who submitted bids were interviewed earlier this month, with their submittals analyzed by a [...]

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