Stunning Ranch Home with High End Upgrades!

This stunning and stylish ranch home at 4491 Ketchum Dr comes with high end upgrades and is energy efficient. Huge kitchen with island and walk in pantry. Additional features include scraped Acacia solid wood floors, A/C, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a gas range oven. Covered back patio, fenced backyard and a sprinkler system. Great open layout with modern finishes. Could easily be 5 bedrooms if needed! Contact Kyle Basnar for your private showing at (970) 481-5689 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/91616257

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 10:35 am
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The Whole Story

Metro Denver has 2.1 months of inventory on the market. This means that, at the current pace of sales, it would take just over 2 months to sell every single-family home currently listed for sale.

But that’s not the whole story because inventory levels vary drastically depending upon the price of the home.

When we take a closer look at months of inventory broken down by price range this is what we see:

• Under $400,000 = 0.9 months
• $400,000 to $500,000 = 1.8 months
• $500,000 to $750,000 = 3.1 months
• $750,000 to $1,000,000 = 4.2 months
• Over $1,000,000 = 7.7 months

These numbers represent great news for move-up buyers because they can sell in a strong market and potentially move up to a market that is market that is not as strong.

 

              Below is a short video with a recap of our annual Market Forecast presentation!

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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How’s 2019?

A lot of our clients are asking how 2019 is starting off.

Here’s one thing we notice…

There are more homes to choose from, which is great news for buyers.

In January alone 4,821 homes came on the market in Metro Denver.

That is a 14% increase compared to one year ago.

At our annual Market Forecast, we predicted a more balanced market in 2019, so far it looks like we are trending that way.

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Below is the recap of our Denver Annual Market Forecast!

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 11:43 am
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Why No Bubble

 

There are several reasons why our Chief Economist does not believe there is a housing bubble today in the U.S.

Below is a slide he shared at our recent market Forecast events.

It shows U.S. Home ownership rate, which is simply the percentage of the population who own their home (versus renting).

The long-term average is 65% represented by the red line.

In the graph you can clearly see the bubble forming. Starting in the mid-90’s, driven by several political and economic factors, more people than ever before became homeowners.

 

 

Then, starting in, 2008, the bubble burst and the percentage tumbled back down.

Now, as you can see, we are back at a “normal” level that resembles the long-term average.

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If you would like a copy of the entire Forecast presentation, go ahead and reach out to us. We would be happy to put it in your hands.

Posted on February 1, 2019 at 8:24 am
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Misery Index


Last week at our Market Forecast events, Chief Economist Matthew Gardner shared, among many stats, his famous “Misery Index.”

A valuable statistic with a funny title.

The Misery Index simply measures inflation plus unemployment.

It’s an effective way to look at our Nation’s economy.

Today’s Index sits just below 6%. Back in October 2011, it was close to 13%.

The lowest it has been in the last 7 years is October 2015 when it was near 5%.

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         If you would like a copy of the entire Forecast presentation, go ahead and reach out to us. 

We would be happy to put it in your hands.

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 11:32 am
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Our Forecast

This past Wednesday and Thursday evenings we had the pleasure of hosting our annual Market Forecast events in Denver and Fort Collins.

Thank you to the 700 people who attended. We appreciate your support!

In case you missed the events, here are some highlights including our forecast for price appreciation in 2019:
• In 2018 Prices went up:
o 8% in Fort Collins
o 8% in Loveland
o 8.5% in Greeley
o 8% in Metro Denver

Inventory is (finally) showing signs of increasing:
o Up 25% in Northern Colorado
o Up 45% in Metro Denver

• There are distinct differences in months of inventory across different price ranges = opportunity for the move up buyer.

• There are several reasons why we don’t see a housing bubble forming:
o New home starts along the Front Range are roughly 60% of pre-bubble highs 14 years ago.
o Americans have more equity in their homes than ever, $6 Trillion!
o The average FICO score of home buyers is significantly higher than the long-term average.
o The home ownership rate is back to the long-term average.

• Our 2019 Price Appreciation Forecast:
o 6% in Fort Collins
o 6% in Loveland
o 7% in Greeley
o 6% in Metro Denver

If you would like a copy of the presentation, go ahead and reach out to us. We would be happy to put it in your hands!

Posted on January 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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Beautiful Ranch Style Home Located in desirable Governors Ranch!

This beautiful ranch style home at 1390 Settlers Dr has a spacious and open floor plan with enough bedrooms and bonus space for all of your needs. A large flagstone patio in the front and concrete patio in the back offer lots of options for spending time outdoors. The enclosed sun-room allows you to enjoy all 300+ days of sunshine Colorado has to offer. The front bonus room could be used as a study or formal dining room, which ever works best for your lifestyle. Contact Anali Siegle for your private showing at (970) 829-8818 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/90034795

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 11:38 am
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Upscale Two Story Home in Hunters Run!

This high end “Smart Home” at 3389 New Castle Dr comes with open floor plan nestled by the foothills. Complete with 4 bedrooms each with their own bathroom, a loft, mountain views & over 5,000 Sq ft of living space. High end finishes include granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and a large master suite with 2 walk-in closets. The exterior boasts a large lot that backs to the neighborhood trail. Down the street you’ll find the community pool, playground and easy access to Mehaffey ParkContact Natalie Abraham for your private showing at (970) 815-1347 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/90029957

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 11:04 am
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More Choices

Great news for buyers! There are more homes to choose from. It seems there is relief from the days of drastically low inventory levels.

Compared to a year ago, residential inventory levels are up:
• 9% in Northern Colorado (Larimer & Weld Counties)
• 45% in Metro Denver (wow!)

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You can get many more fun facts like these plus get our predictions on the 2019 market by joining our annual Market Forecast. Just click the link below!

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Posted on January 11, 2019 at 8:47 am
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Fantastic Ranch Style Town-home in Fort Collins!

This fantastic end unit town-home at 3549 Red Mountain Dr features an open floor plan, a spacious kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a main level master, and a second bedroom or office. Fully finished basement with three additional bedrooms, bath, and sprawling recreation room. One car detached garage, carport and additional parking. Newer furnace, AC, paint and flooring. Super close to schools, shopping, and public transportation. Contact Jon Holsten for your private showing at (970) 237-2752 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/89765933

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 10:59 am
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