Archive for September, 2017

If Only….

[ 0 ] September 29, 2017 |

Allow us to help you avoid potential real estate regret

There’s always one more question we wish we’d asked…one more bit of information we wish we would have gathered. I like to call them “if onlys.” Things like, “if only I had known the market would go up like it did I wouldn’t have sold;” or, “if only I had thought of Facebook first;” or, “if only I had known having a husband was like having an extra kid.”While we can’t help you with your personal “if onlys,” we can certainly help you get in front of potential real estate regrets.

When buying or selling, we consider it our jobs to present to our friends/clients the questions they don’t know to ask and to present the information they didn’t know existed. And this service extends beyond just buying or selling. We also ask friends and clients to use us as a resource if they are, for example, thinking of finishing a basement or considering a remodel to some part of their home. There are no absolutes when it comes to what you should/shouldn’t do to your home, but will instead depend on your specific location, the cost associated with the change, and more, so we suggest you never rely on any generalities that you might find in magazines or on television. Give us a call and we can help you determine whether what you’re planning will actually accomplish what you believe it will.

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Our Stabilizing Market

[ 0 ] September 20, 2017 |

In Northern Colorado, anyone paying attention knows the real estate market of the past few years has been booming for sellers. Based upon firsthand experience, without looking at a single stat, we would tell you homes are much more attainable now as compared to 2014-2016. In the three previous years, it was very difficult for a buyer to have an offer accepted on any home priced under $400k — even if they offered more money, and even if they removed some (or all) of the contract contingencies. While the current Northern Colorado real estate market is still skewed toward sellers, it’s no longer ONLY a sellers market.

This is our experience, but what do the stats say? We looked at the past three years’ sales in the Brown Farm neighborhood in Fort Collins, during the months of June 15 to August 15. We chose this neighborhood because it’s large (which means there would be plenty of data), and because the price range is generally average for Fort Collins.

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