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Fun Facts Pent Up Demand We notice a very interesting dynamic in the market right now. There was clearly a pent-up real estate demand created during the recent time when in-person showings were not allowed.  The numbers back it up. First, a little background.  During a portion of “Shelter in Place,” all in-person viewing of properties ceased.  Instead, buyers spent […]
Fun Facts What the Numbers Say April represents the first time we can look at the impact of COVID-19 on a full month of real estate activity. To no one’s surprise, activity in April in terms of closings and new contracts did slow significantly. Much of this slowing was caused by in person showings not being allowed for most of the […]
Economics 101 Why No Crash Last week we hosted our clients and friends for a special online event with our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Matthew talked about a variety of topics that are on people’s mind right now including home values. Matthew sees no evidence that home values will crash and actually sees signs that they may rise this year […]
Fun Facts Inventory Drop An impact we expected from COVID-19 to the housing market is reduced inventory.  That prediction is certainly proving to be true. In March, the number of withdrawn properties from the MLS went up 68% in Larimer County and 38% in Weld when compared to March 2019. Reduced inventory is one reason why we don’t expect […]
Fun Facts Leading Indicator We are watching close to see where the real estate market is headed. Anecdotally we can tell you that the vast majority of transactions that are under contract are still closing. We have seen very few transactions cancel because of employment issues or the wild swings of the stock market. An interesting leading indicator was […]
Fun Facts Economist’s Perspective Our Chief Economist made a video for all of our clients where he shares his perspective on COVID-19’s impact on housing.  You can watch it by clicking the image below:
Fun Facts Headwind vs. Tailwind So far the tailwind of historically-low mortgage rates are prevailing over Wall Street and COVID-19 concerns. Buyers are still active.  Properties are still closing.  Moving trucks are still showing up at people’s homes. Open house traffic has declined, but we notice plenty of buyers looking for property.  (one of our open houses last weekend had […]
Economy Lovely Stats In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some Northern Colorado stats we think you will love: Prices are up 3.5% compared to last year Inventory is up 10% which means there is more selection for buyers We just had the most active January in terms of closings in over 10 years Well over 13,000 residential […]
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Economics 101 Matthew Gardner’s 2020 Mortgage Rate Forecast Each year Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, forecasts into the next. Just in time to prepare for our 2020 Annual Market Forecast next week! Register here – http://nocoforecast.com/. Here’s what he expects for Mortgage Rates in 2020.
Economics 101 Matthew Gardner’s 2020 Real Estate Forecast It’s that time of year when Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the future to give us his predictions for the 2020 economy and housing market.
Colorado Real Estate 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 […]
Blog 1 Million + We have our pulse on the high-end luxury market. The activity in price ranges over $1,000,000 is an effective indicator of the health of the overall market. If buyers for luxury properties are active, it tells us that “smart money” is confident about real estate in Northern Colorado. So far this year, 107 luxury properties […]
Blog “How’s The Market?” Have you found yourself thinking “How’s the Market?” If you are curious to know the current stats, trends, and dynamics in our market, this online workshop is for you! See exactly what is happening in our real estate market today so you are clear about where it is going. The questions we will answer for […]
Appreciation Rate Case-Shiller The Case-Shiller Home Price Index is a well-known report in the real estate industry and a valuable way to gauge what is happening in various markets across the Nation. The report tracks home price appreciation in the 20 largest markets in the country. Their most recent report shows that, Nation-wide, home prices are up 2.1% […]
Economics 101 Mortgage Rate Forecast Geopolitical uncertainty is causing mortgage rates to drop. Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, explains why this is and what you can expect to see mortgage rates do in the coming year.   Over the past few months we’ve seen a fairly significant drop in mortgage rates that has been essentially driven by geopolitical uncertainty – […]
Blog Inventory vs. Sales A stat we find interesting is the relationship between the inventory for sale versus what is actually selling. Specifically what we look at are price ranges. We are curious to know if the inventory that is for sale lines up with what the buyers want. Here’s what we notice… In Larimer County, 23% of all the […]
Colorado Real Estate Colorado Real Estate Market Update Posted in Colorado Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate    The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park counties) is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making […]
Blog Colorado Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park Counties) 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 […]
Blog Which Market? So, which is it? A buyer’s market or a seller’s market? Well, it depends! First, let’s define each market. According to research, a buyer’s market exists when there is more than 4-6 months of inventory on the market. If it would take longer than 4-6 months to sell out all of the inventory currently for […]
Blog Chugging Along The real estate market keeps chugging along. Here’s news from the Mortgage Banker’s Association… Last week, applications to purchase a home hit their highest level since April 2010. This is clearly a sign that the spring selling season is starting off in full swing. You may remember that the reason why April 2010 was so active […]