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[9 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

It’s well known that Colorado has become a hot spot over the last couple of years, creating a rise in the real estate market. While price hikes in Denver may be slowing down, Northern Colorado is heating up.

Last month, local real estate experts put out statistics and made predictions for 2016. Though numbers slightly differed, the one thing that was agreed upon was that Northern Colorado’s market would continue to rise.

The surge in people trying to get into houses in Fort Collins and Loveland is creating a limited supply, which is good news for sellers as the limited supply drives up prices.

New home sales prices are also increasing due to the cost of land, labor permits, and water fees. 74 percent of home sales in the region are for homes below $400,000, with only 49 percent of new homes falling within that price range.

According to statistics from the Everitt Real Estate Center at Colorado State University, last year there were 650 new homes built in Loveland and Berthoud, and another 617 in Fort Collins and Timnath.

According to Windermere Real Estate’s Eric Thompson, the 791-home development of Lakes at Centerra is the top neighborhood to watch in Northern Colorado, predicting the town of Berthoud to take off in the next two to three years.

Where in many markets the average home sells for around 94 percent of the asking price, Northern Colorado saw homes going for 100 percent, if not above asking price last spring and summer. These trends are already being seen again this year.

Though Northern Colorado has seen higher than average price increases over the last 3 years, higher interest rates may begin to slow down the acceleration of home prices in the area.

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[31 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Our latest responsive theme for your Single Property Sites is now available, called the CADENCE theme.

Highlights of the Cadence theme include:

  • Responsive real estate website theme
  • Minimalist design showcasing large high-resolution images
  • Multiple color choices
  • Single scrolling page with some background image parallax effects
  • Best used with a high-resolution photo set

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To use the Cadence theme, click “Edit and Promote” for your property – then select Cadence theme in “Design Themes”. The next step then allows color choices.

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[20 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]

Here is our latest responsive theme for your Property Websites – called the PULSE theme.

Highlights of the Pulse theme include:

  • Responsive real estate website theme
  • Multiple color choices
  • Single scrolling page with background image parallax effects
  • Animation effects as the page scrolls
  • Best used with a high-resolution photo set

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To use this Pulse  theme, click “Edit and Promote” for your property – then select Pulse  theme in “Design Themes”. The next step then allows color choices.

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[7 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Our latest responsive theme for your Single Property Sites is now available, called the RHYTHM theme.

Highlights of the Rhythm theme include:

  • Responsive real estate website theme
  • Multiple color choices
  • Single scrolling page with some background image parallax effects
  • Some animation effects
  • Best used with a high-resolution photo set

 

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To use this Rhythm theme, click “Edit and Promote” for your property – then select Rhythm theme in “Design Themes”. The next step then allows color choices.

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[10 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

Our latest theme for your Single Property Sites is now available, called the EXPRESSION theme.

Highlights of the Expression theme include:

  • Responsive real estate website theme
  • Multiple color choices
  • Single scrolling page
  • Dark serious looking initial view
  • Best used with a high-resolution photo set

 

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To use this Expression theme, click “Edit and Promote” for your property – then select Expression theme in “Design Themes”. The next step then allows color choices.

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[1 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

Our latest theme for your Single Property Sites is now available, called the MODERN theme.

Highlights of the Modern theme include:

  • Responsive real estate website theme
  • Showcase for property photos
  • Still looks great even if your property photos are not high-res

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To use this theme, click “Edit and Promote” for your property – then select this theme in “Design Themes”.

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[27 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Each and every one of us works our tail off to make a living in real estate. But many times, we are products of our environments. Some of us live in areas where the market is extremely hot, while others are still struggling a bit to claw back after the housing market crash several years ago.

A new study conducted by SmartAsset revealed the 10 best cities for real estate agents in 2015.

The top 3 cities are:

1) Reno, NV
NAR statistics show the median home value in Reno jumped over 17% between Q1 of 2014 and Q1 in 2015. These higher prices have helped agents to net higher commissions, and the hot market means these agents are doing more business.

2) Lincoln, NE
A high turnover rate combined with a high rate of appreciation means more business and more commissions for agents.

3) Denver, CO
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Denver agents made a median income of $63,000/year, which is the third-most out of any city in the study.

The remaining cities include:

4) Salem, OR

5) Peoria, IL

6) Port St. Lucie, FL

7) Mobile, AL

8) Eugene, OR

9) Cedar Rapids, IA

10 Las Vegas, NV

 

Did your city make the list?