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Sept. 14, 2020

September 2020 NoCo eNewsLetter

John Stegner
In this issue: 
Market Happenings
What to do in NoCo
Featured Listings
 
The Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate So Far
There is no denying the pandemic shutdown resulted initially in many lost home sales. Some sellers and buyers scrapped their plans altogether, while others put them on hold. Many of these "lost" home sales now seem to have found their way on to the market and prices have pushed up - the strength of the recovery will largely depend on price point, even with low interest rates. Please contact me if you have questions. 
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 8.5 percent for single family homes and 4.9 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 355 for single family homes and 95 for townhouse-condo properties. 
The Median Sales Price was up 8.5 percent to $460,000 for single family homes and 10.4 percent to $319,750 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market increased 10.0 percent for single family homes and 64.0 percent for townhouse/condo properties. 
As we look towards the fall, we normally see housing activity begin to slow a bit as the back-to-school season begins, but this year is far from normal. While uncertainty remains on what effects the upcoming elections and any seasonal resurgence of COVID-19 may have on the financial and housing markets, the healthy housing demand we see today will create significant tailwinds in the near term.
For more news and a complete review of the latest housing statistics and information compiled by the Fort Collins Board of Realtors click this link and download the full report.

Want to get an up to the minute market report on any town in NoCo?  - click on the graph and follow the past and current trends in Fort Collins.
 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 40th in sales volume and 43rd overall in transaction sides. Click here to find out what makes us the #1 team in Colorado.
What to do in NoCo:

Finally, for a list of more events in Northern Colorado check out this link!
These great properties are being listed by a fellow NoCo New Era Group Realtor. If interested in them, please contact me at 970-412-1657.
 
Featured Listings
 
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New Era Group | John Stegner 
 
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March 13, 2020

NoCo March 2020 Real Estate eNewsLetter

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John Stegner
In this issue: 
Market Happenings
What to do in March in Northern Colorado
 
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.
 
According to the Fort Collins Board of Realtors: 

"New Listings were down 6.7 percent for the single-family homes but increased 3 percent for townhome-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 224 for single family homes and 95 for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 2.7 percent to $422,500 for single family homes and 1.3 percent to $314,000 for townhomes-condo properties. Days on Market increased 9.5 percent for single family homes and 34.4 percent for townhome-condo properties.

Showing activity is a leading indicator for future homes sales, the 2020 housing market is off to a strong start, though it will be important to watch the spread of COVID-19 and its potential impacts to the overall economy in the coming months. "
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!
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 
Feb. 19, 2020

Our February 2020 Northern Colorado Real Estate eNewsLetter Is Now Available

Here is our February Northern Colorado Real Estate eNewsletter.  Click on this link to view this month's Real Estate Information.

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Jan. 13, 2020

January 2020 NoCo eNewsLetter

 

Get the Latest Information on the NoCo Real Estate Market in our January 2020 eNewsLetter Plus a Look at all the Awesome Civic and Social Happenings too! 

Dec. 14, 2019

December 2019 NoCo Real Estate eNewsLetter

 

Get the Lates Information on the Real Estate Market in Northern Colorado - Our December 2019 Real Estate eNewsLetter is Now Available for Review by Clicking  on This Link.

Nov. 14, 2019

November 2019 NoCo Real Estate eNewsLetter?

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John Stegner
In this issue: 
Market Happenings
What to do in November in Northern Colorado
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 remained flat for single family homes but increased 24.7 percent for townhouse condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 225 for single family homes and 67 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 4.7 percent to $415,433 for single family homes and 1.2
percent to $294,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market increased 31.3 percent for single family homes and 30.0 percent for townhouse/condo properties. As we begin the slower time of year for home sales, historically low mortgage rates will continue to support buyer demand and may create additional lift to home prices as excellent affordability gives
buyers the ability to offer more to secure their dream home. Throughout much of the country, the continued low level of housing inventory also continues to constrain sales activity from where it would likely be in a balanced market."
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.
 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!
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 
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