Northern Colorado Real Estate Blog

Oct. 12, 2019

Our October 2019 Real Estate eNewsLetter

                                             

                                                                                     

In This Issue:

 

 

Publication Date Change
 
We are changing the publication date of our eNewsLetter. It will now come to you closer to the middle of the month.  This will separate it from the flush of newsletters you get on the first of the month and it will give you the most current information available on the housing market from the Fort Collins Board of Realtors.
A New Valuable Added Service - ePropertyWatch
We are making this new monthly service available via email so you have the opportunity to review the estimated value of your home and the current sales of properties like it in your neighborhood.  Please contact me - jfstegner@msn.com or 970-412-1657 if you would like to take advantage of ePropertyWatch.


Market Happenings

According to the Fort Collins Board of Realtors: 


New Listings were up 13.1 percent for single family homes and 1.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 224 for single family homes and 48 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 1.9 percent to $412,500 for single family homes but decreased 0.5 percent to $285,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market increased 14.8 percent for single family homes and 57.7 percent for townhouse-condo properties. In Washington there are discussions around a broad overhaul of the housing finance system, including the re-privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and reforms to federal agencies involved with financing substantial portions of the mortgages made every year. Many of these policy conversations and eventual changes will take months or years to be implemented and their impact is not yet clear. While Halloween decorations are beginning to adorn homes around the country, the real estate market this fall is looking far from scary. "
For more news and a complete review of the latest housing statistics and information compiled by the Fort Collins Board of Realtors click here  and download the full report. 
Want to get an up to the minute market report on any town in NoCo? 
Check out this page  - click on the graph and follow the past and current trends in Fort Collins.
 
Further, go to our homepage www.tophomesforsaleco.com  and select a town listed there and you will be able to see other town's stat too!  

 

 

RealScout Partnership

Super excited to announce our new partnership with RealScout! Forget Zillow, now you can search for your dream house without the constant bombardment of ads. RealScout has several innovative features you can't find on any other real estate search engine, including a comparison feature that allows you to compare up to 3 homes side-by-side, room-by-room, to focus on the details you care about! RealScout email property alerts are also customized to cater to your wants and needs. Use my link for access to this awesome new search tool!
New Era Ranked #1 in Colorado and #67 Nationally by Real Trends
 
On behalf of all the agents here at New Era, we are proud to be recognized as the number one producing team in Colorado by Real Trends. On the national stage we ranked 67th overall in transaction sides and 99th in sales volume. Click here to find out what makes us the #1 team in Colorado.

What to do in October in NoCo

For an extensive list of upcoming events in Northern Colorado check out this link.

Sept. 16, 2019

How to Pack for a Move to a New Home

 

Here are some ideas about how to Pack for the Move to your new home.

 

Moving to a new home is exciting - but packing up your stuff in your old place can be exhausting. Here are several ideas that will make the job easier and less daunting. 

 

  •  Get things packed up early.  Pack everything you will not need between now and  when you will be moving.   Its like eating an elephant - one box at a time. 
  • Don't use just any old box - if you are getting boxes from local merchants make sure they are sturdy, clean and, when closed, they do so all the way. There are special boxes for glass ware and china - buy them as they are built to protect precious cargo.
  • Have plenty of tape for sealing the boxes, zip lock bags for small things. Use printless packing paper as newspaper, if used on some items will leave stains or smudges.
  • Do not mix things from different rooms - pack rooms separately and you will find it easier when you unpack as you will only have boxes you need in specific individual new rooms.
  • Don't over load boxes - put heavy items in small boxes - if a box is to heavy it could break your back or split and dump its contents in a place you do not want it to be. Larger boxes can be used for pillows, clothing and anything else that can be squished if the box gets mishandled.  Finally - pack the boxes tightly without empty spaces - fill these spaces with paper or some of your bathroom towels. 

 

If you are thinking about downsize, this creates additional problems - check out this Blog regarding the challenges of moving into a smaller home. 

 

Please give contact us as we can recommend good local moving companies and other resources that might be helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 2, 2019

The NoCo Real Estate Market is Changing in 2019

The NoCo Real Estate Market is undergoing some significant changes that both sellers and buyers need to know about and understand. Sellers have lost their overwhelming advantage in terms of marketing and selling their homes. Inventory has grown and price reductions are becoming more common. 

Homes are not selling within hours anymore - many are sitting on the market and generally the time it takes to sell a home is taking longer. Pricing a home right is extremely important - overpricing costs a seller significantly both in terms of time and the final sales price they eventually get.   Sellers are more willing to accept contingency offers and are even offering seller concessions.  Discerning buyers are looking more closely at condition and quality of the homes too.

If you are a buyer or seller and would like us to help you better understand these rapidly changing conditions please contact us. 

 

 

 

 

July 9, 2019

August New Era Group Real Estate eNewsLetter

John Stegner
In this issue: 
Market Happenings
What to do in August in Northern Colorado
A New Valuable Added Service - ePropertyWatch
We are making this new monthly service available via email so you have the opportunity to review the estimated value of your home and the current sales of properties like it in your neighborhood.  Please contact me - jfstegner@msn.com or 970-412-1657 if you would like to take advantage of ePropertyWatch.
Market Happenings 


According to the Fort Collins Board of Realtors: 

"New Listings were up 7.1 percent for single family homes and 14.9 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 306 for single family homes and 92 for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 4.0 percent to $437,000 for single family homes but decreased 3.4 percent to $289,900 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 4.8 percent for single family homes and 21.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

An extended trend of low unemployment, higher wages and favorable mortgage rates has been a terrific driver of housing stability in recent years. What is different about this year so far is that prices are not rising as quickly. Some of the hottest Western markets are even cooling slightly, while some Northeast markets are achieving a state of recovery after a decade of battling back from recession. As a whole, the selling season is looking fairly stable across the nation."
For more news and a complete review of the latest housing statistics and information compiled by the Fort Collins Board of Realtors click here and download the full report. 
Want to get an up to the minute market report on any town in NoCo? 
Check out this page  - click on the graph and follow the past and current trends in Fort Collins.
 
Further, go to our homepage www.tophomesforsaleco.com  and select a town listed there and you will be able to see other town's stat too!  
On behalf of all the agents here at New Era, we are proud to be recognized as the number one producing team in Colorado by Real Trends. On the national stage we ranked 67th overall in transaction sides and 99th in sales volume. Click here to find out what makes us the #1 team in Colorado. 


 
For an extensive list of upcoming events in Northern Colorado check out this link.

 
New Era Group | John Stegner 
May 31, 2019

Mountain Home on 32-acres For Sale

Mountain Home near Ft Collins

 

 

This amazing 32.5-acre property sits in a beautiful location just south of the top of Risk Canyon. The property is located next to a huge private ranch and other large acreages. It is situated in such a way that its seclusion will never be encroached upon.  This is more than just a property – it offers a unique way of life.

 

 

 

Check out this drone footage we put together for the property:

 

 

Amenities on the Property:

  • ·      No HOA

    ·      Recent Survey

    ·      Beautiful Year-Round Fountain in Front Yard

    ·      Wonderful Panoramic Views in all Directions - Multiple Public 4th of July Fireworks are Visible 

    ·      Several Roughed In Walking Trails

    ·      2500 Gallon Cistern Covers All Your Water Needs.

    ·      Horse Facilities

    ·      Ample Opportunity for Horseback Riding and ATV Adventures and Hiking.

    ·      Barn has 20 Amp Service and Water –Two Fenced Corals & Other Partially Fenced Areas

    ·      40X40 Fully Heated Shop with 150 Amp Service and 220 Amp Commercial Outlets. New Exterior LED Commercial Lighting & New Walk Though Door on Shop

    ·      Several Outdoors Areas Designed to Enjoy the Sunsets, Sunrises and Stars.

    ·      Year-Round Spring Fed Stream


Amenities of the Home:

$60,000 of Remodeling Improvements Made in the Last 6 Months!


  • ·      Spacious Open Floor Plan

    ·      Beautiful Wood and New Tile Flooring

    ·      New Carpet

    ·      Beautiful Stacked Natural Stone on Many Walls

    ·      2X6 Construction – Metal Roof

    ·      Great Southern Exposure Provides Wonderful Passive Solar Heat. New ceiling fans. 2 New Patio Doors.

    ·      Commercial Like Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets and an Extraordinary Gas Range, Two Dish Washers & New Instant Sink Hot Water Heater.

    ·      3 Heat Sources – Two Forced Air Furnaces -Main Furnace only 3 years & a Wonderful Very Efficient Wood Stove.

    ·      New Wireless Thermostats

    ·      Studio Apartment with Its own Kitchen -Fridge, Microwave,  New Range & Hood - also a Great Bath.

    ·      Two Bathrooms Recently Remodeled

    ·      Decks and Access to the Outdoors on All Levels

    ·      Oversize Insulated/Heated Two Car Garage

    ·      Potential for Various Studio Uses in an Insulated Room Off the Garage.

  •    Hot Tub

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Here is the address: 975 Old Camp Road, Bellvue, CO 80512

Don't miss this amazing opportunity! Come talk to us.

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April 12, 2019

Does the 2019 NoCo Real Estate Market Currently Favor Buyers or Sellers

 

 

The standard definition for a buyer’s market is when it takes more than four to six months to sell the current market’s housing inventory.  A seller's market exists if it would take less than 4-6 months.

 

The analysis resulting in these numbers is based on the inventory of homes on the market and the current rate of sales.

 

 

The answer to this question is very dependent on the price points.

 

The Price Range and Inventory Number for Northern Colorado are:

 

·       $300,000 - $400,000 = 0.9 months

·       $400,000 - $500,000 = 1.9 months

·       $500,000 - $750,000 = 2.3 months

·       $750,000 and above = 5.8 months

 

So, the advantage in the real estate market continues to clearly favor sellers in most of the price ranges.  At $750,000 and above the market starts to approach a more balanced state.

 

For the buyer who wants to purchase a home, but is waiting for prices to drop should realize that most projections indicate home sale prices will continue to climb modestly in 2019 and inventories will remain low.  However, thirty-year mortgage rates have fallen significantly in the last several months.  Now is clearly the time to buy, because delaying could push that ideal home you want out of your price range as home prices increase and mortgage rates climb back up to previous levels. For a  real time look at current Fort Collins and Northern Colorado home prices and how they have changed over the last 3 years check out this interactive graph.

 

Please contact us and we will help you find that ideal home you have been dreaming about owning.

April 7, 2019

April 2019 NoCo Real Estate eNewsLetter

                                              

                                                                                     

In This Issue:

 

A New Valuable Added Service - ePropertyWatch
 

We are making this new monthly service available via email so you have the opportunity to review the estimated value of your home and the current sales of properties like it in your neighborhood.  Please contact me - jfstegner@msn.com or 970-412-1657 if you would like to take advantage of ePropertyWatch.

 

Market Happenings

According to the Fort Collins Board of Realtors: 

"New Listings were down 4.2 percent for single family homes but increased 3.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 227 for single family homes and 69 for townhouse-condo properties.


The Median Sales Price was up 1.4 percent to $408,500 for single family homes and 12.4 percent to $310,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 5.1 percent for single family homes but increased 11.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The National Association of REALTORS® recently reported that national existing-home sales were down slightly during January 2019 and that pending sales were up in year-over-year comparisons. It is worth noting that some softening of sales was anticipated, as was a positive sales bounce during January 2019 after a slow end to 2018. Weather-related events have hampered some of the necessary machinations of making home sales during February 2019, yet buyers have shown determination toward achieving their homeownership goals."

 

 

"For more news and a complete review of the latest housing statistics and information compiled by the Fort Collins Board of Realtors click here and download the full report

Want to get an up to the minute market report on any town in NoCo? Check out this page - click on the graph and follow the past and current trends in Fort Collins.

Further, go to our homepage and select a town listed there and you will be able to see other town's stat too! New Era Ranked #1 in Colorado and #67 Nationally by Real Trends

On behalf of all the agents here at New Era, we are proud to be recognized as the number one producing team in Colorado by Real Trends. On the national stage we ranked 67th overall in transaction sides and 99th in sales volume.

What to do in March

For an extensive list of upcoming events in Northern Colorado check out this link.

March 5, 2019

March 2019 Real Estate eNewsletter

                                              

                                                                                     

In This Issue:

Market Happenings
What to do in March in Northern Colorado

Market Happenings

According to the Fort Collins Board of Realtors: 

"New Listings were up 19.9 percent for single family homes and  17.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales  landed at 189 for single family homes and 62 for townhouse-condo properties. 


The Median Sales Price was up 6.8 percent to $400,370 for single family homes and 2.6 percent to $277,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 10.2 percent for single family homes but increased 58.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties.


While the home affordability topic will continue to set the tone for the 2019 housing market, early signs point to an improving inventory situation, including in several markets that are beginning to show regular year-over-year percentage increases. As motivated sellers attempt to get a jump on annual goals, many new listings enter the market immediately after the turn of a calendar year. If home price appreciation falls more in line with 
wage growth, and rates can hold firm, consumer confidence and 
affordability are likely to improve

 

"For more news and a complete review of the latest housing statistics and information compiled by the Fort Collins Board of Realtors click here and download the full report

Want to get an up to the minute market report on any town in NoCo? Check out this page - click on the graph and follow the past and current trends in Fort Collins.

Further, go to our homepage and select a town listed there and you will be able to see other town's stat too! New Era Ranked #1 in Colorado and #67 Nationally by Real Trends

On behalf of all the agents here at New Era, we are proud to be recognized as the number one producing team in Colorado by Real Trends. On the national stage we ranked 67th overall in transaction sides and 99th in sales volume.

What to do in March

For an extensive list of upcoming events in Northern Colorado check out this link.

 

Feb. 14, 2019

New Era Group's Outstanding Record in Real Estate Transactions

 

Super proud of our son John and all his agents in the New Era Group! Last year the Group helped over 500 clients with their real estate transactions which made 2018 our best year yet! John says "We are just getting started." Please contact us about how we can provide you with our excellent Real Estate Services as you buy or sell a home.  Just Email or call John Stegner Sr at 970-412-1657

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Feb. 6, 2019

February 2019 NoCo Real Estate eNewsletter

 
John Stegner
In this issue: 
Market Happenings
What to do in February in Northern Colorado
Market Happenings 

According to the Fort Collins Board of Realtors: 

" New Listings were down 40.9 percent for single family homes but increased 39.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 124 for single family homes and 49 for townhouse-condo properties. 
The Median Sales Price was up 6.4 percent to $400,000 for single family homes and 3.8 percent to $285,550 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market increased 3.8 percent for single family homes but remained flat for townhouse- condo properties. 
Unemployment rates remained remarkably low again in 2018, and wages continued to improve for many U.S. households. It is generally good for all parties involved in real estate transactions when wages grow, but the percentage of increase, on average, has not kept pace with home price increases. This created an affordability crux in the second half of 2018. Housing affordability will remain an important storyline in 2019." 
For more news and a complete review of the latest housing statistics and information compiled by the Fort Collins Board of Realtors click here  and download the full report. 
Want to get an up to the minute market report on any town in NoCo? Check out this page  - click on the graph and follow the past and current trends in Fort Collins.
Further, go to our homepage www.tophomesforsaleco.com  and select a town listed there and you will be able to see other town's stat too!  
On behalf of all the agents here at New Era, we are proud to be recognized as the number one producing team in Colorado by Real Trends. On the national stage we ranked 67th overall in transaction sides and 99th in sales volume. Click here to find out what makes us the #1 team in Colorado. 


 
For an extensive list of upcoming events in Northern Colorado check out this link.

New Era Group | John Stegner