At Least List

Periodically we track a stat which we find to be quite interesting.

 

It answers this question – how many properties are selling for at least list price (asking price or higher)?

 

This stat tells us how active the market is and helps our buyers to realize that, in some cases, they will be in a competitive situation.

 

When we look at single-family home sales so far this month, this is what we find:

  • 57% of properties in Larimer County sell for at least list price
  • 62% of properties in Weld County sell for at least list price

So, in well over half of the transactions, buyers need to offer list price or higher to acquire the property.

 

The data gets even more interesting when this information is broken out by price range.

 

To no one’s surprise, the percentage increases for properties priced under $400,000:

  • 81% in Larimer County
  • 70% in Weld County

We find that for properties over $400,000 the percentages still tell a story of a very active market:

  • 47% in Larimer County
  • 56% in Weld County

Bottom line, in most locations and price ranges we see a strong sellers’ market where buyers need to be prepared to make a strong offer and to also compete.

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At Windermere Real Estate we are taking Safer at Home and Social Distancing very seriously.  Our people are following our Safe Showings protocol, staying connected to their clients, and providing help wherever needed.

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Niwot Gem!

Live in Niwot for an affordable price! Great location at 6877 Countryside Lane #274 – walking distance to Old Town Niwot -restaurants, parks, trails, and shopping. Main level condo features a massive main bedroom suite, inviting and well lit living room with a wood-burning fireplace. This unit includes a stackable washer and dryer. Niwot is known for its excellent public school system. Contact Meagan Griesel at (970) 691-0056 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/112574499

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Niwot Gem!

Live in Niwot for an affordable price! Great location at 6877 Countryside Lane #274 – walking distance to Old Town Niwot -restaurants, parks, trails, and shopping. Main level condo features a massive main bedroom suite, inviting and well lit living room with a wood-burning fireplace. This unit includes a stackable washer and dryer. Niwot is known for its excellent public school system. Contact Meagan Griesel at (970) 691-0056 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/112574499

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Rebound

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index tracks appreciation in the 20 largest real estate markets across the U.S.

 

Their most recent quarterly report was just released this week.

 

Metro Denver prices are up over last year by 3.89% which is just slightly higher than the average of the 20 markets.

 

It is interesting to see how the 20 locations have performed since the pre-Great Recession housing peak.

 

Turns out that Denver has done the best out of all the markets.

 

Since 2008, Denver home prices have appreciated 64.9%.  Second-best is Dallas at 55.5% and Seattle is third at 41.2%.

 

Believe it or not, there are markets where average home prices have still not returned to their 2008 levels.

 

Las Vegas is 14.5% below 2008 and Chicago is 12.8% below.

 

These numbers are another indicator of the long-term health and performance of the Front Range market.

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Build Your Mountain Dream Home!

Escape into the mountains with this hidden mountain gem that has unlimited possibilities! Much of the groundwork has been completed and is ready for you to add your dream cabin or full time home. This nearly 2-acre lot is bordered on 3 sides by National Forest with Fourmile Creek running through it. Contact Jared Foster at (970) 690-5707 for your private showing for more information or click the link below

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Mountain Views

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Gorgeous, Remodeled Condo!

Main-level condo in southwest Fort Collins! Situated near the foothills in a landmark castle building, this 2 bedroom unit features excellent craftsmanship from top to bottom. From the kitchen with new shaker cabinets and quartz surfaces to the spacious master suite, this unit is top-notch! New vinyl plank flooring accentuates the large living room with a gas fireplace. New paint, light fixtures, hardware, and custom top down/bottom up blinds throughout. All appliances are included. Private exterior entry. Detached garage with additional storage and assigned parking space for owner and visitor convenience. Just a quick jaunt to bike trails, Horsetooth Reservoir, and most any service this great community has to offer! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

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Rare 10+ acre horse property in Drake!

 

 

mountain home

Here is your chance to own a home with wide open space and 360 views. Sprawl out in this spacious 2,000 sq ft home with plenty of outbuildings awaiting you and your animals! Enjoy beautiful Colorado summer nights on the large deck right off of the kitchen. Perfectly located only 30 minutes from Estes Park and Loveland to enjoy the conveniences of town and the seclusion of the mountains. Contact Jared Foster at (970) 690-5707 for your private showing for more information or click the link below

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE FULL PROPERTY DETAILS

Views

 

 

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Rare 10+ acre horse property in Drake!

 

 

mountain home

Here is your chance to own a home with wide open space and 360 views. Sprawl out in this spacious 2,000 sq ft home with plenty of outbuildings awaiting you and your animals! Enjoy beautiful Colorado summer nights on the large deck right off of the kitchen. Perfectly located only 30 minutes from Estes Park and Loveland to enjoy the conveniences of town and the seclusion of the mountains. Contact Jared Foster at (970) 690-5707 for your private showing for more information or click the link below

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE FULL PROPERTY DETAILS

Views

 

 

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Loveland Acreage with Water Rights

Aerial View

Prime location for this stunning, one of a kind 5 acre property.

Featuring a sprawling 3 bed 3 bath ranch home with new exterior paint, new carpet and a large sun room! The large barn with tack room and 3 stalls lead out to a round pen with access to 3 pastures and 2 streams. 1/10 interest in the Woolard Place reservoir allows for pasture irrigation and main house sprinkler system. The beautiful mature landscape is great to see and experience the abundant wildlife. Contact Jacqueline Feil at (970) 402-7509 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

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Setting Up Your Home Gym

Exercise At Home

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As the stay-at-home hours add up, setting up a home gym is not only physically beneficial, but can bring some added mental wellness to the new normal many of us find ourselves in. In comparison to a gym membership, even with the up-front investment of purchasing equipment, an at-home gym can deliver savings in the long run. With far-ranging fitness gear options online, there are more ways to save than ever before.

Location, location, location

Before the lunges, pushups, and weightlifting, the first step in setting up your at-home gym is deciding where to build it. You’ll want plenty of room for the activities and workouts you have in mind. Rooms with low ceilings or narrow walls are not well-suited for a gym. They will limit your ability to perform any kinds of jumping exercises or workouts with wide ranging movements. This space is dedicated to physical activity and the environment should support that. If extra space is hard to come by in your home, consider taking your gym outdoors to a patio, multipurpose space, or other less commonly used area.

A space with level, hard flooring, like wood, laminate, or tile, is the best fit for your gym, especially if you plan on establishing a workout plan based around lifting or cardio. Having spatial awareness at all times is important while working out, so you’ll want plenty of light in your home gym. Mirrors are a common fixture in gyms, consider adding one to your wall to analyze your technique.

Gear up

  • Strength training: Simple workout tools like kettlebells and dumbbells allow you to perform a variety of workouts without taking up much space. Kettlebells are a great tool for incorporating cardio workouts with added weight. Dumbbells at a lower weight are better for toning exercises, while those at heavier weights are better for low-repetition, bulk exercises.
  • Cardio training: Smaller workout tools such as jump ropes, wrist and ankle weights will add intensity to your cardio workouts. Yoga mats provide proper support while performing core exercises or other body weight circuit workouts during your cardio sessions.
  • Large equipment: To get the most out of large workout equipment like treadmills, stair climbers, and bikes in your home gym, plan for them to be a significant part of your workouts.
  • Additional: Applying a layer of gym flooring will help prevent damage and provide added support. If you prefer music and/or video to accompany your workouts, add speakers and a TV to get the motivational juices flowing.

Establish a routine

Your home gym is no good if it gets no use. With zero commute time to account for, arrange a workout routine that suits your daily schedule. Even if you have 30 minutes, getting into a routine of working out is the key to building up your healthy lifestyle in this new normal of home life.

Once your home gym is set up, it can be either your individual fitness sanctuary or an opportunity to work out with others. Invite a friend to exercise via video chat and schedule times to feel the burn together. With more virtual fitness classes available now than ever, surf the web to find the classes that best fit your schedule and desired workout intensity.

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