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Buyers Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Buyers are constantly looking for ways to streamline the buying process, whether that’s working with their agent to identify how they can increase their buying power, getting pre-approved, or being as cash-ready as possible. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), though it is an additional expense, can be a gateway to homeownership, and for some buyers, may be their only […]
Buyers Should You Rent or Buy When Moving Away? There are certain advantages to moving down the street or across town. You’ll likely have a basic understanding of the local market conditions, you’re familiar with the area, and the limited distance between the home you’re selling and the one you’re moving into makes the moving process a bit easier. But moving to a new city […]
Blog Inventory Uptick We are noticing a trend that is very good news for buyers. Inventory has been increasing over the last month which means that buyers now have more properties to consider. Just in the last week, the number of homes for sale has increased: 13% in Larimer County 12% in Weld County 11% in Metro Denver […]
Blog The Biggest Risk in Front Range Real Estate In today’s world, the biggest risk in Front Range real estate for buyers is to wait! Eric Thompson from Windermere Local shares some insight below as to why this is and what it means for buyers across the Front Range: Why Waiting Isn’t a Good Idea Thinking back to 2008-10, we can learn a lot […]
Buyers The Importance of Homeowners Insurance In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset, and it’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowners insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about two-thirds of all homeowners are under-insured.   What a […]
Blog Is This The Top of the Colorado Real Estate Market? Am I buying at the top of the Colorado real estate market? Are home prices going to crash? Can this real estate bubble last? These are common questions on the minds of a lot of people right now. These are all valid concerns — we’ve all seen the activity in the market — how fast […]
Blog National Homeownership Month – First-Time Buyers In recognition of National Homeownership Month, we’re shining a spotlight on the home buying process. Each home buying journey is unique, as are the challenges that people face en route to becoming a homeowner. These three stories of first-time homebuyers showcase the importance of working closely with an agent to navigate the buying process and […]
Blog High Average If you watch the weekly statistics that we produce and post on social media, a number that might be jumping off the screen at you is the average price. Specifically, it is the percentage increase in average price versus last year that is striking. We are commonly asked ‘how could average prices increase 20% to […]
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Blog Colorado Ranking Here’s the latest from one of our favorite data sources – the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA). They track home prices across the Country and produce a quarterly Home Price Index report. It is not uncommon to find Colorado near the top of the list for year over year price growth. The latest report has […]
Buyers How Will COVID-19 Impact the Housing Market? Throughout this crisis, you most likely have a lot of questions about how COVID-19 is impacting the housing market. We want to make sure to provide you with the most information that we can so you can know what to expect when buying or selling your home. How Is the Economy Going to Be Impacted […]
Blog Key Real Estate Findings for 2021 Colorado Housing Market Windermere Real Estate Colorado president, Eric Thompson, recently interviewed Windermere Real Estate’s world-renowned chief economist, Matthew Gardner about the housing market in Colorado. The recorded interview offers an in-depth analysis of current data released on housing topics. During the discussion, Gardner provided insight into the resilience of Colorado’s housing market in an economy mired by COVID-19. […]
Buyers Key Real Estate Findings for 2021 Colorado Housing Market Windermere Real Estate Colorado president, Eric Thompson, recently interviewed Windermere Real Estate’s world-renowned chief economist, Matthew Gardner about the housing market in Colorado. The recorded interview offers an in-depth analysis of current data released on housing topics. During the discussion, Gardner provided insight into the resilience of Colorado’s housing market in an economy mired by COVID-19. […]
Blog Drastically Different Recently it seems there are many attempted comparisons being made between today’s real estate market and the 2006-2007 market. It seems that people fear a repeat of what happened to the market in 2008 and 2009. Buyers, understandably, want to make smart decisions and don’t want to buy in advance of any downturn. The reality is […]
Blog Q1 2021 Colorado Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere Real […]
Blog This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply. [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market. When addressing whether or not today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Yun said that this “is not a bubble. It is simply lack of supply.” Today’s housing market […]
Blog Future of Work This week we had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Ed McMahon who is the Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute. He is a leading expert on the future of housing and development in the United States. He sees that Colorado is positioned to massively benefit from the work from […]
Blog Buying with Remodeling in Mind Everyone has their own definition of a dream home. For some, they know right when they see a home that it’s perfect as is. For others, it takes remodeling to achieve their vision. Whether you’re looking for something in need of a few upgrades or a total fixer-upper, buying with the intention of remodeling comes […]
Blog Record Highs While our temperatures felt like record lows this week, real estate prices have been hitting record highs along the Front Range. Here is the average price for residential sales so far this year in each of our Front Range markets (includes both single-family and multi-family): Fort Collins = $567,000 Loveland = $449,000 Windsor = $537,000 […]
Blog New Rate Prediction Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner has made his new mortgage interest rate prediction for 2021. You can see his breakdown of interest rates and other economic factors by clicking on the image below and watching his newest video. By the end of the year he predicts rates will rise to 3.63%.  By the end of […]
Buyers 96 Weeks Mortgage rates have been below 4% for 96 weeks in a row. Today, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate sits at 3.17%. This is 0.5% lower than January and exactly 1.0% lower than March 2020. Rates recently ended a 31-week streak of being under 3%. Over the last 5 years, rates have averaged 3.8%. Most […]