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Monthly Archives: August 2013

    Tapping Your Equity to Buy a Second Home

    By Emily Heinz | August 26, 2013

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Should I use my home’s equity to purchase another property? — Anonymous With housing markets heating up and interest rates still low, it can be a great time to invest in real estate. But if you don’t have a lot of extra cash on hand, how do you pay for it? Ultimate... Read More

    Ft. Collins real estate market update 8/26

    By Lauren Koprowski | August 26, 2013

    Ft. Collins real estate market update 8/26/13 We held two open houses this weekend and had a wonderful turnout at both!  519 W. Mountain Avenue,  which is now priced at $699k had over 20 groups of potential buyers through and 1320 W. Magnolia Street priced at $299,500 had over 8 groups through.  Many new buyers... Read More

    Ft. Collins real estate market update 8/19

    By Lauren Koprowski | August 19, 2013

    This weekend we hosted two open houses, one on 208 S. Grant street and one on 411 E. Elizabeth street. We were pleasantly surprised that we had high foot traffic through each one. The price for Elizabeth was just reduced by $10,000.00 down to $325,000.00. Additionally, this past week there were nine new houses put... Read More

    Small Home Repair Jobs with a Big Payoff

    By Emily Heinz | August 19, 2013

    (Money Magazine) Maintaining a home is like eating a healthy diet. Everyone knows there’s a whole list of things that should be done, but nobody really wants to spend the weekend painting the guest room, snaking out a slow sink drain, or cleaning out the gutters. Still, just as some delicious, low-carb dinners are easy... Read More

    Whitcomb photos

    By Emily Heinz | August 13, 2013

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    Best Place to Live: Fort Collins

    By Emily Heinz | August 12, 2013

    Population: 147,000 Unemployment: 5.4% Bikers and beers. In most parts of the country, those two elements may be reasons to move elsewhere. But in the foothills of Colorado’s Front Range, bikers mean cyclists: Fort Collins has 29 miles of well-used trails.As for beers, this town has become a high-end microbrew mecca. New Belgium Brewery (maker... Read More

    Ft. Collins real estate market update 8/12

    By Lauren Koprowski | August 12, 2013

    We hosted two open houses this weekend & had a great amount of activity at each one. 519 W. Mountain Ave. is priced at $749k with over 22 groups of people thru & 1320 W. Magnolia Street priced at $299k had 15 groups thru! Although the open house activity was strong, the amount of actual... Read More

    Buy-to-Rent Market Predicted to Expand

    By Emily Heinz | August 6, 2013

    DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, AUGUST 05, 2013 According to a report by Morgan Stanley, the buy-to-rent market is only a fraction of where it could be, and the market is ready for major growth in the coming years. Morgan Stanley analysts predict that the buy-to-rent market will grow from $17 billion today to... Read More