Loveland, CO Real Estate News

By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
WELL YOU HAVE MET my entire household of furry felines & my big teddy bear dog.  There is only one left to add to the harem of hooligans I must content with (lovingly) everyday, walking across my computer, spitefully knocking over the water glass, demanding my attention and purring in my ear. My business partner - who is considered Uncle Gary to the little darlings loves them too! Meet Gracie Marie ! She is the most lady like Cat I have ever known. Paws always crossed. Only thing missing is a tiara.. She is a PRINCESS. She LOVES her sister SYDNEY (the sink loving kitty). She loves motorcycle boots after a long day of riding. She likes to sit on silk under a palm tree like Queen Esther. She loves her twin sister ANNABELLE and not so much the dark gray hooligan HUNTER.   She loves her big...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
  ME A MENTOR !!I felt like when I said yes I was diving off a cliff into the pit of unknown answers and endless questions landing in the "I haven't a clue" ocean. It started this way. I RECENTLY met a woman that is going through Real Estate school. She of course is filled with excitement and anxious to see how it all plays out for her. She has expectations of grandeur and confidence in her abilities to do this profession. I have no doubt she will work well with people, but beyond that only time in the "streets" will answer. She asked if she could come by the office (at my home) and just watch how I do things. OBSERVE me in the various parts to the wheel of fortune when I am working through the contract process, rolling the dice when I am submitting an offer and how to work the crowd as...
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland had 29 new listings this past week. The one I chose to show you all of the pictures on is on Morning drive, build in 1978, but feels closer to 2009. The least expensive is at $119,900. The most expensive one listed this week is at $1,100,000. It was built in 1972, there is still wall paper. However, being on 36 acres, having a 18 acre lake, 3 stall horse barn with hay storage & tack room 2 loafing sheds & pasture. If you want to see the pictures, I can set up a MySite for you to see pictures and more! Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
Okay, as a lot of you know by now I have a little bit of a weird sense of humor.  I have animal blogs to break up the "real estate" blogs I write and read, silly kitty photos to make you laugh during the middle of your day, and adorable photos (YES I am bragging) of my wild pack of furry heathens. So now I have decided I MUST be an equal opportunity blogger... YOU GOTTA BE AN ANIMAL LOVER TO ENJOY THIS LATE NIGHT BLOG. I have shared HUNTER, the feline casanova to you all several times. I have shared SYDNEY the sink loving little fluffball. You have met ANNABELLE the little domesticated Diva.   You have YET to meet GRACIE MARIE my little princess cat minus a tiara cause they don't make them for cats. But to be fair to all animal species I am now introducing... DRUM ROLL PLEASE....  - "NO...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
  HAVEN'T WE ALL HEARD from a potential Seller that THEY CAN NOT SELL right now because they will not make enough money on their home? That they WANT this amount of equity or profit before they will sell! Just a few excuses that I personally have heard: I want to sell my house next summer when the market is better. I am not going to make the money on my house that I think I should. I have things I want to do to it first. STOP RIGHT THERE SELLERS - LISTEN TO THIS NEWS ALERT !!!    HERE ARE JUST  a few thoughts to consider : Yes, the Market MAY be better next year and your house might sell for more. BUT THE HOUSE YOU BUY NEXT YEAR will also be more money making it a wash! Your upgrades are exactly that - your upgrades and unless they added permitted square footage, and you did NOT upgrade...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
  So what else do you do on a lazy Saturday afternoon, as the day begins to wind down and the phones start to go silence.  You can certainly go for long walk? Take out your bike for a nice scenic ride? Or.. YOU CAN RELAX IN THE BATHROOM SINK !!!!!... The options are limitless...if you are a cat! Meet SYDNEY.... My little "dainty" 15 lbs kitty who is very fluffy. Just a little photo to make you smile.  SYDNEY was abandon at 6 weeks old with her 5 other siblings in a field by a mall Christmas of 2005.  I spent 5 days in the pouring rain trying to rescue them. Someone kept them for 6 weeks, then threw them out like trash. She was the runt and the only survivor ! But this photo has been a "favorite" so I wanted to share it... So many NO-KILL animal rescue places to take these cute critters ...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
Today, I went to a continuing education class and was given a synopsis of how the HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) and HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program) can work with a short sale. Let me make this statement, I was learning this information today so I am VERY open to comments to help educate me on this topic as well as other readers!! I do know these do NOT apply to Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae loans as they have their own programs. COMPLIMENTS OF UNIFIED TITLE, FORT COLLINS, CO   What might make this program work (as I understood it) is to help stop the Notice of Election & Demand which starts the foreclosure process.  IF THE SELLER realizes he/she WILL BE falling behind in the near future on his/her mortgage, he/she can request the HAMP program. Once he/she does ...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
Daniel Butterfield Presents:   WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE       WEEKLY QUOTE "The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing."- Douglas Engelbart     WEEKLY TIP Update your will. It is just as important as having one. If you drafted a will years ago, the information is likely in need of some adjustments. Be sure to revisit your will often and keep it up to date.     WEEKLY RIDDLE I am a word that signifies a wide natural area - but remove my first letter, and you are left with a word signifying a narrow urban corridor. What word am I?     Last week's riddle: Ian bought a bag of apples on Friday and ate a third of them. On Saturday he ate half of the remaining apples. On Sunday he looked in the bag and found that just two were left. How many...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
That very comment was stated to me yesterday during coffee with a friend. His words to me were, a lot of my real estate agent friends are really struggling. They just don't have any clients out there. THEY TELL ME ITS A TERRIBLE MARKET ! With that all I could say was what my personal experience is right now in this market.  I said while it is not earth shattering, I have had 12 closings so far this year. I also stated that had ALL THE BUYERS that called me were able to qualify for a loan, I would have had another 7. BUT the point with mentioning them is that there was at least interest in purchasing.  I further said to my friend, I have 4 pending loan approvals and 2 out of state relocations that I am currently working on with my business partner.  We have 2 referrals we sent out being ...
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
A new listing on Lake Loveland at $1,198,333. What do you think of the price? Loveland had 46 new listings, well actually 23 are homes for sale that are already build and 23 new construction listings with a few already built. The big news is that Aspen Homes is building in both Kendall Brook and Enchantment Ridge. It is really hard to tell if a house is new construction as the picture is of a finished product. One way to check is to that that the home was (is to be) built in 2011. We are back to the future! Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
LOVELAND/BERTHOUD AREA OF COLORADO IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE ! For those of you considering a move to the Loveland/Berthoud area - you will see that our housing market is picking up. The 2nd quarter had 200 additional residential sales then the 1st quarter of 2010. The sales thus far are still higher than each quarter in 2009 when the $8,000 tax credit was the big push!   Sales by Area           Loveland & Berthoud (Area 8)     Data Excludes Timeshares                   Provided by IRES, LLC               Updated: 7/13/2010     2010: Q1                       Residential Attached Income Lease Commercial Land Farm/Ranch Total     Units Sold 266 37 5 1 5 17 2 333       % Dif Prev Yr 12% 85% 400% -67% 67% 113% N/A       Sales Volume $67,784,809 $5,582,200 $832,600 $9 $800,000 $1,628,315 $1,2...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
This blog is written to see the potentially fun side of first time home buyers ! But we all know that there is also a lot of responsibility in all transactions we do. Its not meant to diminish that component.    EVERYBODY eventually finds a niche. That place that doesn't limit you in your skill but the place in your career wherein it doesn't feel like a job, but actually fun. Well fun is a state of mind and the outcome has to do with the attitude in which you enter into with. While I work with ALL Buyers and Sellers and I love my job, I just happen to have extra fun with these types of Buyers.    For me, that is young couples that are FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS.  I don't know what it is, maybe it is the innocence of their inexperience. Maybe its that most of them are so beyond excited that ...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
AS if his talent isn't already endless, here HE is, at it again with his wide eyed busy tailed CATTITUDE. .. a new night with another talent to share with his readers. DJ Party CAT... While your getting ready for work or planning to relax in the tub, HUNTER will spin the tunes for you. He has a few more furry antics up his paw to dazzle you with in the late night evenings (when the normal people are in bed)... And he hopes that your enjoying his late night humor... He is certainly enjoying your comments.. Every successful entity needs a mascot - HUNTER would like to be the one for the Rainmakers !! HUNTER says "Can I get a MEOW"? (PS - NONE of his photos are staged - HE IS JUST A NATURAL)  
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
Loveland / Berthoud CO area real estate is standing its ground during this uncertain economic time. If you are looking to sell your home and considering moving to this area, we would love to help you achieve that goal. Regional Snapshot 2010 - Loveland/Berthoud Residential Detached   LOVELAND/BERTHOUD RES Jan-10 Feb-10 Mar-10 Apr-10 May-10 Jun-10   Active Listing Snapshot 941 1042 1099 1126 1117 1101      Previous Year Active 970 1010 1099 1069 1080 1095      % Difference Previous Yr -3.0% 3.2% 0.0% 5.3% 3.4% 0.5%   # of Sold Listings 57 80 126 138 158 169   Median Sales Price $195,000 $192,500 $234,500 $199,900 $214,500 $234,000      Previous Year Median $236,000 $195,000 $220,000 $183,500 $198,000 $207,500      % Difference Previous Yr -17.4% -1.3% 6.6% 8.9% 8.3% 12.8%   Average Days ...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
Our dearest new AR icon, HUNTER, has been drawing attention to himself the last few evenings.  With his MOUSE PAD modeling debut 2 nights ago, to his 'PURRFECT" example of a Real Estate Assistant last night he has decided to show you his other side !!  HUNTER IS ALSO A CHEF... As he scopes out the leftover situation between his mouse pad lounging and his client file snoozing time..  HUNTER truly is CATTING AROUND as a refrigerator extraordinaire ! He says to his new found fans "CAN I GET A MEOW?"
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By Nathan Strauch, Colorado Real Estate Photography & Video
(Hot Shots Digital (HotShotPros.com))
2720 Waterdale by Lorraine Asbaugh Lorraine Ashbaugh | NorthWest Real Estate | (970) 222-6293 2720 Waterdale Dr, Loveland, CO Incredible setting on 7/10's of an acre, at the edge of Chasteens Grove, west Loveland. 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $412,900 Year Built 1996 Sq Footage 3,312 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking 4 Car garage Lot Size 1 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Incredible setting on 7/10's of an acre, at the edge of Chasteens Grove, west Loveland. Cedar sided Ranch w/ vaulted great-room, 3 sided fireplace, hdwd flrs, skylights, New stainless smoothtop convection oven, finished walkout lower level. 4 Bedrooms +; office, exercise room and storage/hobby room. Paved road access. 2 car attached garage plus 2 additional garage bays in hea...
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By Nathan Strauch, Colorado Real Estate Photography & Video
(Hot Shots Digital (HotShotPros.com))
Lorraine Ashbaugh presents Lorraine Ashbaugh | NorthWest Real Estate | (970) 222-6293 2810 Esther Ct., Loveland, CO Desirable SouthWest edge of Loveland in Bonnell Acres! 3.81 acres horse property with three split rail fenced pastures! 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $449,900 Year Built 1984 Sq Footage 2,264 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 4+ Car garage Lot Size 165,963 sqft HOA/Maint $50 per month DESCRIPTION Desirable SouthWest edge of Loveland in Bonnell Acres! 3.81 acres horse property with three split rail fenced pastures. Home has been completely updated with Hickory Cabinets, tile counters, stainless appl, tiled baths, new carpet, high efficiency furnace, A/C, plumbing, disposal. Impressive rock fireplace featured in vaulted living room. French doo...
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland is down to 29 new listings this week. Prices range from $150,000 to $858,000 which is a lovely home of 5586 sq feet on 2.05 acres with great views! There is a variety of new construction priced from $180,000 to $204,900 and at Thompson Crossing at $367,000. There are also several short sales. Please contact us, to set up your personal search to keep you informed of these new listings!
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
For those "HUNTER the Hooligan Cat" fans who fell in love with the little furry feline casanova as he modeled the true meaning of "MOUSE PAD" days ago - he is AT it again with his company antics!! Today he is showing what it means to be 'PAWS" on with client files. To be entrenched into the details of the paperwork. Literally, taking charge of the MLS sheet ! Please note the puckered kitty lips as if he is ready to say something!! Oh the life of the spoiled rotten cat... Can I get a 'MEOW"!   
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By Nathan Strauch, Colorado Real Estate Photography & Video
(Hot Shots Digital (HotShotPros.com))
  I love my JOB!  I would go nuts if I worked in a place where I couldn't say that!  Are you doing what you love?  Many that I talk with, will respond to this question and say that "Making Money" is what they are happy doing.  Although I have to agree that making money is fun, I must admit that what I do while making money is what keeps me going everyday.  Where else can you work and do what you were meant to do! I believe that we were all meant to do what we were designed for.  Some people were designed to be bankers, some were designed to be Carpenters, and some were designed to be Race Car  drivers... but I was designed to be everything!  Okay I'm Kidding of course, but as a business owner, I do feel like I do everything sometimes. Actually, I was originally designed to be a Profess...
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