Compound Effect

If you have driven on I-25 lately you may have noticed that the Front Range is a popular place.

The projections show that it will only get more popular in the future.

Today, 4.8 million people live along the Front Range from Fort Collins down to Pueblo.

In 2030, just 11 short years from now, 5.7 million people will live here.  Yes, that’s almost 1 million more than today.

This is all according to the Colorado State Demographers Office.

While this seems like a big increase, keep in mind that this assumes that population growth occurs at a fairly modest 1.7% per year.

It seems that our state will continue to grow and there will continue to be a demand for housing.


Posted on July 19, 2019 at 3:28 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in About the area, Fort Collins Real Estate |

Great Income Property in Fort Collins!

2 bedroom 2 bath town home at 3024 Ross Dr #B15 in Fort Collins that backs to a greenbelt. Easy access to Horsetooth Reservoir, trails, and just minutes to CSU. Extensive updates include new doors, carpet, furnace, ac, refrigerator, and washer/dryer. French doors added to the fenced backyard area. Currently leased through summer of 2020. Call for your private showing at  (970) 673-7285 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/97933246


Posted on July 18, 2019 at 5:09 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Two Unit Duplex near Old Town in Fort Collins!

Over/under duplex at 1730 Whedbee Street in Fort Collins just minutes to Old Town, I-25, and Spring Creek Park! Off street parking, good sized backyard, and amazing location have kept this property rented for the owners. This property has a Certificate of Occupancy from the city as an approved duplex! Call for your private showing at (970) 673-7285 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/97654164


Posted on July 15, 2019 at 4:15 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Sign Surprise

Given how active our market is today and has been over the last few years, many people assume that virtually every home with a “For Sale” sign in the front yard is already under contract.

They are surprised to learn that, in most cases, the “For Sale” sign does indeed represent a home that is actively for sale.

For example, today in Fort Collins there are 655 single-family homes on the market.  290 of these are under contract and will be closing soon.  365 of these are still active.

So, 56% of the signs in Fort Collins are in front of homes that are still available.

Here are the specific numbers for each of our Northern Colorado markets:

  • Fort Collins = 56%
  • Loveland = 57%
  • Windsor = 58%
  • Greeley = 41%

Posted on July 12, 2019 at 2:51 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Buyer Tips |

Great Cul-de-sac Income Property in Fort Collins!

Great for investor as it is leased through July of 2020! 1432 Edgewood Court is in proximity to campus and parks have kept this property rented consistently. Cul-de-sac location for less traffic. Close to bus lines, and easy access to the west side of Fort Collins and CSUCall for your private showing at (970) 673-7285 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/97654711


Posted on July 11, 2019 at 2:55 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

Over List

A statistic we keep our eye on is the percentage of homes which sell for at least list price.

In a robust, healthy, market with lower inventory, we will frequently see homes selling for their asking price or even higher.

Here are the number of sales that occur for list price or higher in each of our major markets:

Fort Collins = 60%
Loveland = 60%
Greeley = 71%
Windsor = 56%

There are a couple of things we notice about these numbers. First, well over half of all sales are for at least list price. This means that a buyer needs to be prepared to make a full price offer (or higher) in most cases. This also means that if a seller is priced right and marketed effectively, they should achieve their asking price.

We also notice that these percentages are lower than one year ago. In 2018 these numbers were 5% to 10% higher in each market. This is good news for buyers of course because the bidding wars are not as intense as last year.


Posted on June 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Buyer Tips, Seller Tips |

Country Charm with Wonderful Views!

Want to live minutes to Old Town but in the country with beautiful views all around you? Come see this ranch home at 2816 Terry Lake Road in Fort Collins with a walkout basement on a half-acre! The owners recently added a detached garage with living space above making this unique property even more attractive. The beautiful landscaping is for those who enjoy indoor/outdoor living which is accented by the garage door wall walking out to your patio and backyard with a pizza oven and fire pit. Remodeled kitchen, wood floors, and a great layout! Call for your private showing at (970) 673-7285 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/96646272


Posted on June 18, 2019 at 9:31 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Where Is The Inventory?

There are 6,331 single-family homes for sale in Metro Denver.

If we look at inventory broken out by price range, there are some interesting take-aways.

Only 15% of the inventory is priced under $400,000
35% of the inventory is priced between $500,000 and $750,000. This price range represents the largest amount of homes for sale.
And would you believe, there are more single-family homes for sale priced over $1,000,000 than priced under $400,000.

If you are curious to know what the value of your home is in today’s market, we’d be happy to show that to you.


Posted on June 14, 2019 at 7:39 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Buyer Tips, Real Estate, Seller Tips |

Wonderfully Cared for Home in Loveland!

This wonderfully cared for home at 3100 Sweet Gum Court in Loveland has an open floor plan featuring vaulted ceilings on the main level. Upper level has master suite with 5 piece bath and 2 additional bedrooms with shared remodeled bath. Finished basement includes rec room and 2 additional bedrooms! Beautifully landscaped backyard with lots of mature trees and perennials. Large deck and patio make for great entertaining. Large over-sized 3 car garage and RV parking allowed. Home has new A/C, furnace, exterior paint, and new privacy fence. Call for your private showing at (970) 673-7285 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/96280474


Posted on June 10, 2019 at 8:56 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Latest

Here’s the latest from the Federal Housing Finance Authority’s report on price appreciation. They track 241 markets across the country. These are the one-year price growth numbers for the Colorado cities on their list:

Boulder = 6.14%
Colorado Springs = 9.18%
Denver = 6.97%
Fort Collins = 6.43%
Greeley = 7.06%

So, even though the pace of sales is going down, prices overall are still going up.

Even in today’s growing market, we do notice that in certain price ranges, in certain locations, sellers are having to reduce their price to attract offers on their homes.

What we know is that all markets are local and there are trends that occur on a micro level that sometimes differ than the overall macro trends.

If you are curious to know what the value of your home is in today’s market, we’d be happy to show that to you.


Posted on June 7, 2019 at 2:14 pm
Paul Hunter | Posted in Seller Tips |