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Uncategorized A Survival Guide for New Owners Go read more about Camp Homeownership here and start rocking home ownership with this survival guide. Here are 17 things you should never do and 20+ things to do ASAP. http://url.houselogic.com/r/SPAX44X/INAJ2/HDLZE2/8JB2H/N4YT0/ZO/h
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 one year ago rates were at 3.68%. So, what does this mean […]
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% […]
Uncategorized Another Meltdown? This week our Chief Economist took a deep dive into the numbers to examine the current health crisis versus the housing crisis of 2008. The reason why?  People wonder if we are going to have another housing meltdown nationally and going to see foreclosures and short sales dramatically increase. It turns out that the numbers […]
Uncategorized Why No Crash This week we hosted our clients and friends for a special online event with our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Matthew talked about a variety of topics that are on people’s mind right now including home values. Matthew sees no evidence that home values will crash and actually sees signs that they may rise this year […]
Uncategorized Leading Indicator We are watching close to see where the real estate market is headed. Anecdotally we can tell you that the vast majority of transactions that are under contract are still closing. We have seen very few transactions cancel because of employment issues or the wild swings of the stock market. An interesting leading indicator was […]
Uncategorized Designing Your Home Office Working from home is an aspiration for many of us, but to do so effectively takes effort. A disorganized space at home can be just as troublesome as a hectic office. The most disciplined telecommuters will tell you that you need a structured routine and organization in order to be successful. Image Source: Canva   […]
Uncategorized Bubble Burst Every so often we will hear a concern that another housing bubble is forming. To help answer that question it’s valuable to look at the reasons that caused the last one. There were three main drivers of the bubble that burst in 2008: Easy Credit – loans were very easy to attain Over-Leverage – people […]
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Uncategorized Lovely Stats In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some Northern Colorado stats we think you will love: 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 […]
Uncategorized Rate Forecast 2020 Here is our interest rate Forecast for the next year. Our Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, predicts that rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage will stay between 3.8% and 3.9% for 2020. He doesn’t see rates going above 4.0% until at least the first quarter of 2021. This is obviously great news for buyers as their […]
Uncategorized Millennial Buyers Millennials often get a bad rap.  One of the myths about Millennials is that they don’t own homes and will be renters forever. Not true!  Especially on the Front Range of Colorado. Based on research by our very own Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, Millennials make up a significant percentage of all home buyers in Metro […]
Uncategorized 2020 Economic & Housing Market Forecast   As we head toward the end of the year, it’s time to recap how the U.S. economy and housing markets performed this year and offer my predictions for 2020.   U.S. Economy In general, the economy performed pretty much as I expected this year: job growth slowed but the unemployment rate still hovers around […]
Uncategorized Windermere Living Fall Issue   Dear Readers, Welcome to the fall issue of Windermere Living! Are you a foodie who loves to travel? Inside this issue is an article about interesting destinations where you can enjoy edible, immersive experiences like making your own coffee on the Kona coast of Hawaii, or diving for clams in Cabo and cooking them with […]
Uncategorized 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 […]
Uncategorized New Home News!   Nationally, sales of new homes are stronger than they have been in a long time. March was the best month since 2007 and April was the third-best month in that same time period. This research comes from the National Association of Home Builders who show that we are on pace to sell 673,000 new […]
Living Are You Better Off Paying Your Mortgage Earlier or Investing Your Money? Photo Credit: Rawpixel via Unsplash Few topics cause more division among economists than the age-old debate of whether you’re better off paying off your mortgage earlier, or investing that money instead. And there’s a good reason why that debate continues; both sides make compelling arguments. For many people, their mortgage is the largest expense they […]