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Blog Expert Opinion This week, take a listen to Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist as he discusses the current state of the housing market.​​​​​​​ He takes a deep dive into interest rates, price appreciation and where the market is headed. You can watch his video HERE  
Blog What to Consider When Buying a Second Home In some ways, the process of buying a second home is like buying a primary home. However, there are several key differences that require consideration before you make an offer. Whether you have visions of curating your ideal vacation home, are planning for retirement, or view the property as an investment opportunity, a second home can be […]
Blog Townhome Surge HOUSING TRENDS • MARCH 4, 2022 Townhome construction has surged in the last 12 months.  This is welcome news for first-time buyers who benefit from the lower prices that multi-family product tends to provide. According to the National Association of Home Builders, townhome construction has jumped up 28% compared to the previous year. Townhomes now represent 13% […]
Blog 7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home Making the leap from renter to homeowner doesn’t happen overnight; it requires steady planning to put yourself in a good position to buy your first home. Prospective first-time home buyers can often feel like they’re waiting for a sign to indicate they’re ready to start making offers, when really, it’s a combination of factors. Here […]
Blog Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2022
Blog Housing Inventory Many of our clients wonder if the current pace of price growth can continue.  Some even ask if prices will decline this year. Based on researching the Case-Shiller Home Price index and the National Association of Realtors home inventory data, there must be at least 6 months of inventory in a market for prices to […]
Blog Lumber Back Up The price of lumber has jumped back up again and is adding to the cost of new home construction. Over the past four months, lumber prices have nearly tripled, causing the price of an average new single-family home to increase by more than $18,600. According to Random Lengths, as of the end of December, the […]
Blog Must-Haves and Nice-To-Haves Lists This is a good time of year to separate your “Needs” from your “Wants”… by Fort Collins Finding your dream home may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make it easier, like creating a “Must-Haves” list and a “Nice-To-Haves” list. These lists allow serious home buyers to save time, energy, […]
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Blog Seller Facts   Here are some fun facts about recent home sellers. This research comes from the National Association of Realtors survey of home buyers and sellers: 10 years = the average time recent home sellers have lived in their home. This number has remained essentially unchanged for the last ten years. From 1987 to 2007 the […]
Blog No Inventory?     One misconception about today’s market is that there is ‘no inventory.’ Actually, there are numerous new listings that hit the market each month. It just so happens that they tend to sell quickly. The numbers show the number of new listings that came on the market in September closely equate to the number […]
Blog Your Next Investment Opportunity Awaits! 520 S. Pine Street & 530 S. Pine Street offer a GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This a fantastic duplex in quickly growing Keenesburg is a rare find. Unit 530 has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, and has been updated with new flooring, new cabinetry and Karastan SmartStrand carpet. It also has a great back patio with […]
Blog Monday with Matthew     Hello there!  I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, and welcome to the latest episode of Mondays with Matthew. Today we are going to take a look at the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index survey that was just put out by Fannie Mae. And for those of you who may not be […]
Blog Lake Life Meets Luxury Welcome to exquisite Northern Colorado lake living! 914 Oleander Drive, Loveland is situated on two large waterfront lots and gives you access to everything the city offers and the serenity and privacy of exclusive lake living. Nearly 170 feet of private shoreline on just under 1/2 acre provides the perfect space for relaxation or recreation […]
Blog Colorado Gardner Report   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 […]
Blog Listing Averages While a lot of attention has been paid to increasing sales prices along the Front Range, it is also interesting to look at the average price of properties currently listed for sale. Did you know, for instance, that the average list price of all the properties currently for sale in Metro Denver is $887,000. Meanwhile, […]
Blog Sunrise Acres Ranch Settle into this rambling ranch located in Sunrise Acres in northeast Fort Collins. 800 Greenbriar Drive offers plenty of room to spread out- indoors and out – on nearly one third of an acre! Huge great room outfitted with fireplace. Tankless water heater and gorgeous custom 5-piece master bath with large custom walk-in wardrobe. Sliding […]
Blog Calculated Risk Calculated Risk The economic research blog called “Calculated Risk” just completed a fascinating study on home prices. Specifically, they looked at the correlation between home price growth and inventory. They used price data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index and inventory data from the National Association of Realtors. No surprise, they found that the lower […]
Blog Future of Work Future of Work Ed McMahon is the Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute and 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 home shift taking place across the Country. Ed cited that […]
Blog 7 Ideas for Creating a Beautiful Yard Spring is in the air and homeowners everywhere are preparing for a season of tending to their yards. Whether you’re looking to tackle a complete makeover, boost your home’s curb appeal, or simply make a few DIY upgrades, these ideas will help you make the most of your home’s landscaping. 1. Remodel Your Patio The best patios are […]
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 […]