The Case-Shiller Home Price Index tracks appreciation in the 20 largest real estate markets across the U.S.
Their most recent quarterly report was just released this week.
Metro Denver prices are up over last year by 3.89% which is just slightly higher than the average of the 20 markets.
It is interesting to see how the 20 locations have performed since the pre-Great Recession housing peak.
Turns out that Denver has done the best out of all the markets.
Since 2008, Denver home prices have appreciated 64.9%. Second-best is Dallas at 55.5% and Seattle is third at 41.2%.
Believe it or not, there are markets where average home prices have still not returned to their 2008 levels.
Las Vegas is 14.5% below 2008 and Chicago is 12.8% below.
These numbers are another indicator of the long-term health and performance of the Front Range market.
Escape into the mountains with this hidden mountain gem that has unlimited possibilities! Much of the groundwork has been completed and is ready for you to add your dream cabin or full time home. This nearly 2-acre lot is bordered on 3 sides by National Forest with Fourmile Creek running through it. Contact Jared Foster at (970) 690-5707 for your private showing for more information or click the link below
Main-level condo in southwest Fort Collins! Situated near the foothills in a landmark castle building, this 2 bedroom unit features excellent craftsmanship from top to bottom. From the kitchen with new shaker cabinets and quartz surfaces to the spacious master suite, this unit is top-notch! New vinyl plank flooring accentuates the large living room with a gas fireplace. New paint, light fixtures, hardware, and custom top down/bottom up blinds throughout. All appliances are included. Private exterior entry. Detached garage with additional storage and assigned parking space for owner and visitor convenience. Just a quick jaunt to bike trails, Horsetooth Reservoir, and most any service this great community has to offer! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Here is your chance to own a home with wide open space and 360 views. Sprawl out in this spacious 2,000 sq ft home with plenty of outbuildings awaiting you and your animals! Enjoy beautiful Colorado summer nights on the large deck right off of the kitchen. Perfectly located only 30 minutes from Estes Park and Loveland to enjoy the conveniences of town and the seclusion of the mountains. Contact Jared Foster at (970) 690-5707 for your private showing for more information or click the link below
Prime location for this stunning, one of a kind 5 acre property.
Featuring a sprawling 3 bed 3 bath ranch home with new exterior paint, new carpet and a large sun room! The large barn with tack room and 3 stalls lead out to a round pen with access to 3 pastures and 2 streams. 1/10 interest in the Woolard Place reservoir allows for pasture irrigation and main house sprinkler system. The beautiful mature landscape is great to see and experience the abundant wildlife. Contact Jacqueline Feil at (970) 402-7509 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
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As the stay-at-home hours add up, setting up a home gym is not only physically beneficial, but can bring some added mental wellness to the new normal many of us find ourselves in. In comparison to a gym membership, even with the up-front investment of purchasing equipment, an at-home gym can deliver savings in the long run. With far-ranging fitness gear options online, there are more ways to save than ever before.
Location, location, location
Before the lunges, pushups, and weightlifting, the first step in setting up your at-home gym is deciding where to build it. You’ll want plenty of room for the activities and workouts you have in mind. Rooms with low ceilings or narrow walls are not well-suited for a gym. They will limit your ability to perform any kinds of jumping exercises or workouts with wide ranging movements. This space is dedicated to physical activity and the environment should support that. If extra space is hard to come by in your home, consider taking your gym outdoors to a patio, multipurpose space, or other less commonly used area.
A space with level, hard flooring, like wood, laminate, or tile, is the best fit for your gym, especially if you plan on establishing a workout plan based around lifting or cardio. Having spatial awareness at all times is important while working out, so you’ll want plenty of light in your home gym. Mirrors are a common fixture in gyms, consider adding one to your wall to analyze your technique.
- Strength training: Simple workout tools like kettlebells and dumbbells allow you to perform a variety of workouts without taking up much space. Kettlebells are a great tool for incorporating cardio workouts with added weight. Dumbbells at a lower weight are better for toning exercises, while those at heavier weights are better for low-repetition, bulk exercises.
- Cardio training: Smaller workout tools such as jump ropes, wrist and ankle weights will add intensity to your cardio workouts. Yoga mats provide proper support while performing core exercises or other body weight circuit workouts during your cardio sessions.
- Large equipment: To get the most out of large workout equipment like treadmills, stair climbers, and bikes in your home gym, plan for them to be a significant part of your workouts.
- Additional: Applying a layer of gym flooring will help prevent damage and provide added support. If you prefer music and/or video to accompany your workouts, add speakers and a TV to get the motivational juices flowing.
Establish a routine
Your home gym is no good if it gets no use. With zero commute time to account for, arrange a workout routine that suits your daily schedule. Even if you have 30 minutes, getting into a routine of working out is the key to building up your healthy lifestyle in this new normal of home life.
Once your home gym is set up, it can be either your individual fitness sanctuary or an opportunity to work out with others. Invite a friend to exercise via video chat and schedule times to feel the burn together. With more virtual fitness classes available now than ever, surf the web to find the classes that best fit your schedule and desired workout intensity.
This year the Spring market is occurring in the Summer.
Typically the busiest months for real estate along the Front Range are April, May and June.
This year, because showing activity was restricted in the Spring months, we are seeing robust activity this Summer.
Here’s an indicator. Sales through July 2020 versus July 2019 are up:
- 12.6% in Metro Denver
- 17% in Northern Colorado
To see double-digit increases in sales despite was is occurring in the National economy, is nothing short of remarkable.
Immaculate Ranch style home at 4369 Shepardscress Dr. in Johnstown is just a short walk from dining and shopping at 25/34. NO METRO TAX!! This 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 car garage property is located in the highly desirable Thompson Crossing neighborhood. Upgrades include Quartz countertops throughout the home, Wood flooring on the main floor living areas, high-end kitchen appliances & cabinets. The Custom Wet Bar in the basement is perfect for entertaining. The backyard has been professionally landscaped with a custom pergola on the patio. All done this Summer. Open space behind and in front of this home! Check out the virtual tours! Contact Alexis Foster at (970) 310-6999 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Who says you can’t have it all? This end unit townhome at 3100 Swallow Bend in Fort Collins is located less than 10 minutes from Downtown and CSU, and less than a 10 minute walk to the Foothills Mall. There isn’t an inch of this home that hasn’t been tastefully updated. Hardwood floors, custom cabinets, granite counters all done by qualified contractors. No DIY workmanship here! A/C and Furnace are only 1 1/2 years old. Enjoy the perks of this low-maintenance home like swimming and tennis just footsteps away. Don’t wait for this one to slip away! Contact Jared Foster at (970) 690-5707 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Beautiful custom home at 1613 Cottonwood Point Dr. in Fort Collins on Long Pond in Fort Collins. Walkout basement, two-story home with lake access and a dock. Across the street from the Fort Collins Country Club golf course, with over 6,000 square feet of living space. Attached bathrooms to bedrooms offer luxury throughout the home. Some of the most amazing lake views in Northern Colorado! Contact Paul Hunter at (970) 673-7285 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.