Stat of the Month

Wooden Bridge Through Autumn Woods

We just completed a review of the September numbers in our market.

Here is the one number that is standing out to us – average price.

Prices are way up over last year.  Here are the specific average price increases in each of our markets compared to September 2019:

  • Metro Denver = 13.2%
  • Larimer County = 16.9%
  • Weld County = 7.4%

This change in prices has of course generated questions from our clients.

To help our clients answer questions about prices and other real estate topics, we have set up a private online event with our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner.

The event is set for Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:00.

Simply reach out to any Windermere broker to receive your registration link.

Matthew will be addressing these questions as well as many others:

  • What effect will the election have on the economy and on real estate?
  • How long can interest rates stay this low?
  • Can prices keep appreciating at their current pace?

This online event is for the clients and friends of Windermere.  If you would like to register, please connect with your Windermere broker.

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 6:49 am
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Gorgeous, Remodeled Condo!

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.

CLICK HERE FOR PROPERTY DETAILS

Posted on August 4, 2020 at 10:08 am
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Setting Up Your Home Gym

Exercise At Home

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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.

Gear up

  • 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.

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 11:42 am
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Stunning 2 Story Home with Sun-room in Fort Collins!

The southern exposure sun room is just one of the highlights of this 2 story home at 707 McGraw Dr in the Coventry subdivision. Walking distance to McGraw Elementary School Front Range Community College. Lots of room to spread out – 4 bedrooms & a large loft upstairs. Nonconforming 5th bedroom on the main level. Master suite features radiant floor heating in the 5-piece bath, large walk-in closet & fireplace. Great landscaping with HOA maintained green space to the east which makes property look even bigger. Call Maria Dellota or Philip Cooper for your private showing or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/90640609

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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Is There A Bubble?

Economists say there are three reasons why we aren’t in a housing bubble today.

The first reason they mention is the amount of new home construction compared to the 2006 housing bubble.
Today, along the Front Range, new home starts are down 38% compared to 2006. This is despite a much higher population than 12 years ago.
A major factor that caused the bubble was the glut of new construction inventory which doesn’t exist today.
Metrostudy, a leading new home research firm, says that Front Range builders need to have built 30,000 more new homes over the last 5 years to keep up with demand.
To see the whole story about our market along with other stats and trends, watch the recording of Tuesday’s Windermere Workshop right here.


If you want to be totally clear on all the stats, facts and trends in Colorado real estate so that you know what the future value of your home looks like, watch this video.
This is a complimentary service for our clients and friends.

 

 

Posted on July 20, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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Charming Updated Paired Home in Evans!

3202 Barbera St with main floor living at its best in this well-cared for home. Luxurious and large main floor master bedroom and laundry, finishes include new lighting, stylish farm-house kitchen theme, granite counter-tops in kitchen and bathrooms. All appliances stay, new water heater, new flooring upstairs. Both upstairs bedrooms are generous in size and have walk-in closets. Low maintenance home and a great location for commuters. Contact Meagan Griesel for your private showing at 970-691-0056 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/80293164

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 9:16 am
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Two Story Town-home with Mountain Views in Fort Collins!

Updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom at 2502 Timberwood Dr #82 in southeast Fort Collins town-home! Close to sought after schools, easy access to I-25, restaurants and shopping. Vaulted 2 story ceilings in the living room and an open floor plan. Relax on the back patio that opens to the greenbelt. New flooring, new paint, and stainless appliances. Finished basement creates a second en-suite area! Contact Paul Hunter for your private showing at 970-673-7285 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/80205519

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 10:33 am
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Mid Century Home in Central Fort Collins!

This 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home at 2808 Eagle Rd is close to CSU, the CSU vet hospital, the Max Station and offers a large lot with easy access to mid-town, trails and shopping. Newer roof, vinyl windows, garage doors, exterior paint and sprinkler system. The home needs new carpet and some updating but has great bones. Attached 3 car garage and 3/4 master bath are rare in a 1960’s home. Contact Aaron Pearson for your private showing at 970-646-3035 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/79786278

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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Enjoy the Colorado Lifestyle!

This quaint and updated home at 2717 W Mulberry St features a large eat in country kitchen with newer energy efficient windows, newer interior/exterior paint, mature trees and landscaping with a fenced in backyard. Close to CSU, City Park, Old Town and Horsetooth Park and reservoir. This amazing home has plenty of storage and is ready for you to enjoy the Colorado lifestyle. Call Chris Guillan for your private showing at 970-310-9357 or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/79643316

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 11:10 am
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Beautiful Home in the Heart of Old Town Fort Collins!

This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom at 1030 Akin Ave is  a completely updated home that offers an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, newer appliances, gas range, granite counter tops, and cabinets. Main floor master suite and private bath. Basement family room, 3/4 bath and a study. 2 car garage with alley access, fully fenced yard, mature irrigated landscaping,1 year old furnace and AC. Close to CSU, 2 blocks from City Park, 2 blocks to the trolley and walking distance to downtown. Call Chris Guillan for your private showing at 970-310-9357 or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/78701563

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm
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