Buyers Homeowners Insurance: Protecting Your Home In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset. And it’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowners insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about two-thirds of all homeowners are underinsured. According […]
First Time Home Buyer Wait or Buy Now? Are you thinking about buying a new home in the next 5 years? Studies show that if you wait, you could be paying substantially more. Check out this article by Keeping Current Matters that explains why buying a home this winter could be your smartest move.  http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/4-reasons  
Sellers Six Key Factors That Affect the Sales Price of Your Home Pricing a home for sale is not nearly as simple as most people think. You can’t base the price on what the house down the street sold for. You can’t depend on tax assessments. Even automatic valuation methods (AVMs), while useful for a rough estimate of value, are unreliable for purposes of pricing a home for […]
Buyers A Quick Guide to Understanding Real Estate Designations What do those letters and acronyms mean at the end of your real estate agent’s name? We’re here to answer that question and explain why it might matter to you. Like other professionals, real estate agents have the ability to specialize in certain areas of the business by earning designations. Those acronyms signify that they have […]
Sellers Baby Boomers: Impact on the U.S. Housing Market 75 million Baby Boomers control nearly 80% of all U.S. wealth, and as this generation ages, retires, and inevitably downsizes, they will have a significant impact on the housing market. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, explains when we can expect to see Boomers start to sell, opening much-needed inventory and making home ownership available to younger generations.   Posted on September 26, 2017 at […]
Sellers Selling Your Home: The Impact of Staging How can you make your home more attractive to potential buyers? The answer is with some “home staging”. According to the Wall Street Journal, implementing some basic interior design techniques can not only speed up the sale of your home but also increase your final selling price. It all comes down to highlighting your home’s strengths, […]
For Buyers & Sellers #YourStoryIsOurStory: Taking the Time to Make the Right Move When Gordy was offered a promotion, he and his wife Linda would need to relocate and give up their custom home. It wouldn’t be easy, but lucky for them, they found Windermere Real Estate agent, Dawn Hardman. Over the course of a year, Dawn and Linda spent a lot of time together. Dawn took on the role of host to her new […]
Sellers Don’t Stress About Selling… We’ve Got You Covered  Have you wondered how much 💰equity💰 you have in your home? If so, perhaps you’ve thought about selling. It can be daunting to think about the process and all it takes to get a home ready to sell, but we have you covered ☂️! Eric Thompson, President of Windermere Real Estate in Colorado, explains how we help you sell your […]
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Buyers Buying your home: A step-by-step approach There is a lot to consider when you decide to buy a home, especially if it is your first. How much home you can afford? What kind of loan should you choose? Which neighborhoods are both affordable and a good investment? These are just a few of the questions you’ll be asking yourself. But with […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Double Up Fort Collins, over the last 12 months, has seen sales of homes priced $1,000,000 and over almost double. There have been 47 sales of these luxury properties during the last year compared to 24 sales the year before that. The current pace of roughly 4 of these properties selling per month is both unprecedented and […]
Fun facts 6 Clever Ways to Disguise Trash Bins You probably don’t give much thought to your garbage cans, other than remembering to put them out on the right day. But we all have to store our trash and recycling bins somewhere, and doing so can be a challenge on a smaller property, especially if you don’t want them to be an eyesore. If […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Double Up Copy Fort Collins, over the last 12 months, has seen sales of homes priced $1,000,000 and over almost double. There have been 47 sales of these luxury properties during the last year compared to 24 sales the year before that. The current pace of roughly 4 of these properties selling per month is both unprecedented and […]
For Buyers & Sellers 10 Key Qualities to Look for When Selecting an Agent Buying a home is one of the most significant financial and emotional purchases of a person’s life. That’s why it is so important to find an agent that can not only help you navigate the home search process but one who can also answer your questions and represent your needs from start to finish. Most […]
Windermere Windermere Real Estate Hits Refresh Button on Company Brand When you’ve been in business for 46 years, you learn that one of the keys to being successful is knowing when it’s time to spruce things up – and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the Windermere brand. We knew we didn’t need an entire brand overhaul, but a little facelift was definitely in order. […]
Housing Trends Why Not White Marble?   Are you thinking about replacing your kitchen or bathroom countertops? The choices are endless; tile, granite, soapstone, wood, or maybe marble? White marble often gets a bad rap because it’s a more porous metamorphic stone than most (which means it’s prone to stains and scratches), but we beg to differ, and here’s why. White […]
Sellers Selling your home: A step-by-step approach Whether you’re starting a family, moving for your job, getting ready to retire or embarking on a new chapter in your life, when your home no longer suits your current situation, it’s time to think about selling it. Although this can be a bit complicated, with the help of your agent, you can minimize the […]
Sellers Home Staging Tips DIY Home Staging Tips: With a little time, effort and imagination, you can stage your home to showcase its best features, sell it faster and get top dollar. Clean up, pare down, and toss out: By simply getting rid of excess furniture and clutter, you can make any room look larger and more inviting. Make it […]
Sellers Sellers: Making the Most of your First Impressions As the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. If you’re selling your home, it’s true, except that there are several impressions to be made, and each one might have its own effect on the unique tastes of a prospective buyer. I’ve worked with scores of buyers, witnessed hundreds […]
For Buyers & Sellers Myths and Truths About Millennial Home Buyers In recent years there has been a lot written about millennials and their impact on the housing market. Because of this, there are also a lot of misconceptions about what this generation wants from a home. To start, it’s important to know that there are more than 71 millennials, which are defined as those aged […]
Buyers How to Choose the Right Home As the market starts heating up and real estate becomes a popular dinner party topic again, it’s easy to get so caught up in the fever of searching and offers that we forget why we were buying a home in the first place. When you’re hearing about “inventory shortages” and “bidding wars” it’s important not […]