Loveland, CO Real Estate News

By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
BEFORE YOU READ THIS BLOG - THERE IS A WARNING... ITS ASKING YOU TO STEP OUT OF THE BOX !!! Well, after spending hours today reading blogs about real estate, listings and marketing ideas I saw a pattern forming. YES, this is a site for the real estate market. Yes we are here to improve ourselves and learn from each other. But its happy hour somewhere, so lets just stop working and get to know one another. So this blog is entitled, "WHO ARE YOU!! The person behind the Realtor, Mortgage Broker or Inspector badge? Let's start with me and you will catch on ! Make that a crown royal on the rocks - LET TALK AND GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER... I am high maintenance, overtly sassy and very outgoing. I am not shy. I am friendly to a fault with a wildly passionate heart. I am an only child so I have b...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
Last week while attending the 2010 Mandatory Updates class held by a local title company, I had an epiphany. I actually missed going to classes. When I first got my license, between all the schooling it took, then the brokerages "Rookie Classes", coupled with "Camp 411" coupled with mentoring I was completely overwhelmed. I had so much information thrown at me that I had no idea where to begin and what was first. I just stood there in a daze.... I am an agent, but I haven't a clue about anything. So as the story goes we muddle through the mounds of paperwork from this class and that one. We swear that unless it is a manadatory requirement we will not venture into another classroom. Over the course of time we learn to apply the various things we have learned. Some work for us, some don't...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
WE ALL HAVE THOSE BUYERS that we just fall in love with but there is no way they can get financing. Not now and probably not for quite some time. Either their income is way too low for even special financial programs or they just have too many dings in the credit history.  If you can move past the "it DOESN'T benefit the Realtor at all" mentality and just help these people get in a home there is an option. While at church on Sunday (before I saddled up the bike) I was handed a flyer for a local event for such folks. Susan who is coordinating it said she would love it if I could put it out there to local agents to pass on to their Buyers that are discouraged at their home buying prospects. IN LOVELAND COLORADO THERE IS A REQUIRED MEETING TO COMPLETE A HOME OWNERSHIP APPLICATION SATURDAY,...
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland area had 27 new listings this past week. Today, I start the tour on the high end of the range, with a new listing on Lake Loveland. During the summer we had about 40 per week. It will be interesting to see what happens this winter. I started tracking weekly New listings in May of this year. Usually our supply of inventory goes down as folks don't want to move during the holidays. And there are those folks who want to be in their new homes for the holidays. Last year I helped (it seams like quite a few) buy and get moved into their new homes during the snow storms of November and December.
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By Rob Proctor, GRI ePro
(At Home Real Estate Company)
Third quarter of 2010 is in the books. The number of homes sold in Loveland is still positive over last year, but as you will see below it is slowing a little.  Loveland, the existing home market volume year to date (August) is still above last year at by 5.0%. However thyrough July it was at 9.4%. This is due to the tax credit surge in the first quarter of the year. Prices still show stabilization. In Loveland's year to date median price has increased 7.0%. The average year to date price is up as well in Loveland's at a plus 9.0%. January through August Numbers: Market Area Homes Sold Total $ Volume High $ Low $ Median $ Average $ Loveland-Berthoud 875 $223,854,349 $1,000,000 $26,500 $214,500 $255,833   Rob Proctor Broker/Co-Owner of At Hpome Real Estate Co in Loveland Colorado http://...
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland had 34 new listings. Again, a nice combination of homes including new construction in High Plains Village, a couple of Bank Owned and a short sale. Remember, that we are used to seeing 40 new listings a week on an average, so there are still listings coming on the market, just not as many. It is a good time to buy a home or a rental, especially with rates as low as they are. Let me know if you want to explore investing in real estate.
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By Nathan Strauch, Colorado Real Estate Photography & Video
(Hot Shots Digital (HotShotPros.com))
  It's hard to imagine that many of our friends here in Loveland are out of their home and waiting to go back to what they hope is still there. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who are working to distinguish this unfortunate event and also to those who are waiting to hear some good news. Here is some helpful information from 9news.com if you are in need due to this event: "A number has been set up for information on donations or for those who need resources. That number is 2-1-1 or toll free on 1-866-485-0211. The Larimer County Humane Society at 6317 Kyle Ave. in Fort Collins is taking in pets and animals smaller than goats. They plan to have emergency staff at the shelter overnight. Call 970-226-3647 extension 5 in advance of dropping off an animal. Pets can be dropped o...
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland had 16 new listings and 1 land listing this past week. That is less than half what we usually have. The listings start with a bank owned property at $125,000 and the high is a patio home in Seven Lakes at $499,000. I am a bit distracted due to the Reservoir Road fire. I just showed some houses up there that now may be gone. That is a stange feeling for me and worst for the home owners. I am also concerned about my friends that live up there. We need to be so careful with fire and sometimes forget how unforgiving and powerful that nature is.
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By John Thomas, EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA
(E3 Green HOMES)
Another Colorado Wildfire 9-12-10 As I left church this morning I was shocked to see another huge plume of smoke billowing North of Boulder. I drove north up 75th street and then west on Hygiene Road. I took a few photos along the way. I noticed the helicopters and tankers were already moving in. It’s is almost unbelievable to have another fire like this right on the heels of the other one. The good news is there is a large number of firefighters and resources in the general area from the Boulder Fire. I don’t know much about this fire yet. Early reports specify the location west of Loveland and north of Carter Lake. This is approximately 20-25 miles north of Boulder although the smoke is now filling the sky just like the Boulder Fire.  
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland only had 36 new listings this week. Ranging in price from $114,000 to $2,500,000. It may have had something to do with a 3 day weekend coming up! I tried to save enough time to view the lovely home priced at $2,500,000, but as usual ran out of time. Can you imagine living in 11188 sq feet? You should see the closet!
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By Dee Bundy, Helping You Make Colorado "Home"
(Fort Collins Realtor @ C3 Real Estate Solutions)
  View Full Album Spending the day on Lake Boyd, Loveland, CO with some friends, a few fish-focused boys and one happy dog.  A perfect day to enjoy the end of summer and catch a lot of VERY small fish!
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Pretty consistently is there about 44 (40) new listings each week in Loveland. Today there is some new construction. Both in the high $100,000 and now about $300,000 in Alford Meadows. No pictures though. And it is a build that I am not familiar with., so acutally we are closer to 40 new listings. The good news is that buyers are starting to buy. In some ways there is a lot of homes for sale, but there is not always just the right one.
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By Rob Proctor, GRI ePro
(At Home Real Estate Company)
We are starting to see the effects of the departure of the government tax credits.  Sales volume in all market areas is slowing. In Loveland, the existing home market volume year to date is still above last year at by 9.4% (24% last month). Fort Collins is very similar with a 17% increase (29% last month), and the same with Greeley/Evans a 3.2% increase (8% last month). Windsor is flat at 0% (2% last month).  Prices, on the other hand, may have stabilized. Loveland's year to date median price has increased 8.6%, Ft Collins is up 3.2%, Greeley/Evans up 4.3% (a little slowing here), and finally Windsor up 29% over last year.    The average year to date price is up as well. Loveland's average price is a plus 10.6%, Ft Collins is plus 3.1%, Greeley/Evans is plus 6.5%, and Windsor is plus 13...
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By Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me !
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo)
  I AM FUMING MAD !! I am facing another VERY familiar situation that I hope does NOT get repeated. Currently I have a short sale that has been in contract since May 2010 with a fairly quick approval by the first mortgage. However, the second mortgage has not been so easy. The foreclosure date for the 1st mortgage is September 8th. The 2nd mortgage approved the short sale in early August but to date has still not brought forth the "approval" letter. With a looming foreclosure date ahead this previous article I wrote came back to my mind. I wrote this back in September 2009. Apparently, little has changed.     Today was a sad day for the average Buyer. A short sale that went belly up for no good reason was foreclosed on today. It only validated how the loss mitigation department for mort...
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Fort Collins had 43 new listings this week! While Loveland had 47. I expected Fort Collins to be over 50 and closer to 60. This is a first for me since I have started tracking the new listings.
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland had 47 new listings this week. A great variety with the least expensive price being $64,900 up to $1,200,000. Today, I am looking for your feedback about the new page that I am showing so that you have an opportunity to see the mls numbers and go directly to view them. There are a good variety of sites for viewing, and as you might guess, I am happy to have you use mine!
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By NoCo Home Team, Sell Smart, Buy Wise & Live Well in Nrthn Colorado
(C3 Real Estate Solutions)
As an expert in my Northern Colorado Real Estate Market I am always seeking to keep up the latest and greatest attractions to our community. The other day I was driving in Loveland and I came across a Brew House. I come to find out that The Grimm Brothers Brew House is Loveland, CO's Newest and Oldest Brewery. Located just south of Hwy 34 on Denver Ave. This small brewery was started in late July this year. The owners of Grimm Brothers, Don Chapman and Aaron Heaton, have been home brewers for quite some time and have won a number of awards for their home brew over the past several years. Due to their success of home brewing they decided to open up Grimm Brothers Brew House and Tap Room. Aaron and Don particularly like German-style lagers and ales, so they named their brewery Grimm Broth...
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland had 35 new listings this last week. Starting with a cute 1/2 duplex that has cared for and updated. It has new double pane windows installed and a fenced back yard. This one is priced at $130,000. The most expensive one is listed at $529,900. Interest rates are still staying great. It seems like there are a few more buyers out there right now!
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland had 21 new listings this week with 1 already under contract. There are a couple of bank owned properties in this list. Prices range from $116,000 to $1,300,000. A lovely house with great views of the Mountains & Foothills. Let me know if you want to see any of these or others that you might have an interest in!
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By Nanci Garnand, Sentry Residential, N. CO - Accredited Buyer Rep
(Sentry Residential)
Loveland had 23 listings and that's way too many to talk about in 5 minutes, so I decided to narrow our search down to properties under $200,000. After viewing this video I hope you are as impressed as I am at what can be purchased in Loveland under 200K.
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