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Blog 6 Million The National real estate market just hit a massive milestone. Based on the numbers through August, we are now on pace to sell 6 million homes.  This is the highest pace we have seen in 14 years. The 6 million threshold is a big deal in the real estate brokerage world. Each month, as they […]
Blog Pendings are Popping Temperatures may be cooling off but the Front Range real estate market is not. Typically the market starts to slow down a bit in the Fall after a hot Spring and Summer. Not this year. The indicator we use to measure future closed sales is current pending sales. Simply, we look at the number of […]
Blog New Home Surge Sales of new homes have jumped to their highest levels in 14 years. The annualized rate of single-family new construction homes is now at 901,000 according to the new Census Bureau report. This means that across the U.S., at the current pace of sales, there will be almost 1,000,000 new homes built and sold over the […]
Blog New Home Surge Sales of new homes have jumped to their highest levels in 14 years. The annualized rate of single-family new construction homes is now at 901,000 according to the new Census Bureau report. This means that across the U.S., at the current pace of sales, there will be almost 1,000,000 new homes built and sold over the […]
Blog Beautiful Home in the Heart of Windsor! Welcome home to this wonderful tri-level house in the heart of Windsor! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home sits on a large lot with NO HOA, no metro district, and is within walking distance of Windsor Lake, schools, local restaurants, parks, the library and so much more. Enjoy the open floor plan highlighted by the […]
Blog Spring in Summer 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: […]
Blog Buyer Contemplation New research from the National Association of Home Builders:   The number of Americans contemplating purchasing a home in the second quarter of 2020 is nearly the same as 2019’s second quarter, according to NAHB’s Housing Trends Report.   At this time last year, 12% of Americans considered buying a home. Today the number stands […]
Blog Caught Up We’ve been waiting for June to catch up.  It finally happened (almost). Back in April, real estate activity was significantly limited and the showing of property was restricted which caused the number of closed properties in May and early June to be much lower than last year. Bottom line, fewer properties going under contract in […]
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Blog Rate Meaning Mortgage interest rates have hit another record low this week. Mortgage applications for purchases just hit an 11-year high. Rates are at a level that many people could never have imagined. Here’s something that is surprising to many people… Rates are 1.5% lower than they were just two years ago. Here’s what that means for buyers… […]
Blog Tight Inventory The numbers that we find to be most interesting right now are all related to inventory. Long story short, inventory is tight. It was already tight pre-coronavirus and now it’s even tighter. Here are the numbers. Active properties for sale versus one year ago are down: 11% in Larimer County 20% in Weld County 26% […]
Economy Faster Here’s something true about today’s market.  Properties are selling fast. Compared to one year ago, the number of days it takes for a property to sell is significantly lower. The industry term is “Days on Market” or DOM. DOM is way down. Here is the comparison of May 2020 versus May 2019: Metro Denver down 22% […]
For Sellers Follow Our Sellers Checklist To Stay Safe While Selling Your Home   Staying organized while uprooting your life and moving from one home to another can feel impossible. Not only are you trying to get the best financial return on your investment, but you might also be working on a tight deadline. There’s also the pressure to keep your home clean and organized at all times […]
Community Neighbors in Need Raises $690,000 for Food Banks   The COVID-19 pandemic has affected populations across the globe, but those who struggle with poverty and count on food programs to meet their basic day-to-day needs are in an especially uncertain place. While coping with increased demand and a bottlenecked pipeline of food supply, food banks are desperate for funds to continue to serve […]
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 […]
Fun Facts Another Meltdown? This week our Chief Economist took a deep dive into the numbers to examine the current health crisis versus the housing crisis of 2008. The reason why?  People wonder if we are going to have another housing meltdown nationally and going to see foreclosures and short sales dramatically increase. It turns out that the numbers […]
Windermere Real Estate What Does It Mean to Be All In? What does it mean to be “All in”? At Windermere, it means our agents love what they do, acting beyond themselves, and being there when it counts. During these uncertain times, we want you to know that our agents are more focused than ever on taking care of their clients and helping them move their […]
Blog What Does It Mean to Be All In? What does it mean to be “All in”? At Windermere, it means our agents love what they do, acting beyond themselves, and being there when it counts. During these uncertain times, we want you to know that our agents are more focused than ever on taking care of their clients and helping them move their […]
Colorado Housing Special Event On Wednesday April 22nd you are invited to a special online event with Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. He will be giving his insights into the U.S. economy and what that means for real estate along the Front Range of Colorado. You will hear the answers to the biggest questions we are hearing from clients […]
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 […]