How is the Local Real Estate Market?

How is the local real estate market? The article below provides great information about the areas surrounding Boulder County. I personally believe the surrounding areas are increasing in activity and price due to the fact that the average home price in Boulder County makes it unattainable for many Buyers. We have seen the average home price continue to increase in Boulder County. This trend is contributing to the hike in the surrounding areas as well. If you are interested in finding out the market value of your home, give me a call.

~Andria Allen


Wellington, Berthoud and Johnstown see double-digit home price hikes

Source: Coloradoan.

Home prices throughout Northern Colorado continue to escalate, with some towns seeing double-digit price hikes.

Overall, Northern Colorado’s median home price in August was $425,000, up nearly 15 percent year over year, and $292,000 for townhomes and condos, up 19 percent.

Fort Collins’ median home prices hit $420,000 after the first eight months of the year, another record high in the city which had 1,607 closed sales through August, a slight drop from a year ago…Read More


Kind Words from Brian & Barbara

Brian and Barbara, thank you for your kind words. It was an honor and a pleasure to assist you with the sale of your lovely home.

“Our family home of 35+ years was designed by our father and construction overseen by our mother. It was time to sell and Andria was extremely sensitive to the deep sentiment that was attached to this property. She kept us informed throughout the entire process. The marketing of the property was second to none. The house was under contract within four days of going on the market. Passing of papers went without a hitch. I can’t say enough kind words about Andria and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent in the Boulder and tri-city areas. Brian & Barbara”

The Fifth Wall of Your Home

One of the things I really enjoy about viewing homes, especially remodels or new construction, is finding out “what’s in, and what’s not.” I love this article about the 5th wall. Most of us ignore the ceilings in our home, except to paint them a basic, neutral color. Check out some of these examples! What fun! I love these ideas. You can update a room with some of these simple changes.

~Andria Allen


Stunning Ceilings: The Latest Eye Candy for the Fifth Wall

Source: REALTOR® Magazine

Ceilings are too often the plain Jane element of a listing, but this element your listing’s structure can assume a starring role and transform a space with minimal effort and expense. Learn about your clients’ options, from millwork to lighting, different shapes, paint, and even wallpaper.

Ceilings have long reflected architectural, economic, and other influences of the day. In early American homes, low ceilings were favored to keep spaces warm, even if they made them feel a bit claustrophobic. During the Victorian era, high ceilings—at least nine feet high and often higher—were embellished, integrating handcrafted cast-plaster ornaments, stencilling, and other decorative treatments…Read More

Sellers Still Rule – For 2 Years, Says Zillow

I’ve spoken with many people who ask, “Do you think we are nearing another real estate bubble?” Well, if I knew, I’d sure be rich. I think the article below from Inman News may be helpful for those asking this question. I do see a “softening” of the local real estate market in some types of properties, price ranges and location. This does not mean a bubble. It means that the property may have sold last year for the initial asking price this year or may have sold within a matter of days to weeks. Now, I’m seeing some price reductions and a longer time on market before a contract is accepted. Again, this is very localized. If you are wondering about your home or property value, please give me a call. I’ll be happy to provide a current market analysis with no obligation.

~Andria Allen, 303.810.8375

Sellers Still Rule — For 2 Years, Says Zillow

Source: Inman News

It won’t be a buyer’s market until 2020, but home price growth has slowed in more than half of the nation’s largest metros, according to the study.

The industry may not see a buyer’s market until at least 2020, according to a majority of real estate economists surveyed by Zillow and Pulsenomics LLC. In the real estate technology company’s latest “2018 Q3 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey,” more than 75 percent of approximately 100 economists surveyed predicted the market won’t favor buyers until 2020 at the earliest…Read More

FSBOs Make (Way) Less Than They Expect

Recently, I have not met many Sellers trying to market their homes on their own. However, there are still For Sale By Owners or FSBOs. I thought I’d share the article below for your information. If I can help you with the sale of your home, give me a call.

~Andria Allen 303-810-8375

FSBOs Make (Way) Less Than They Expect

Source: REALTOR® Magazine

You’ve heard of buyer’s remorse; but without your market expertise and sales skills to back them up, sellers who choose to sell their home on their own just may experience “seller’s regret” when they see how much less they get for their properties. FSBOs earn an average of $60,000 to $90,000 less on the sale of their home than sellers who work with a real estate agent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®…Read More


3 Simple How-To’s for Around Your Home

Check out these helpful tips for using Nest Thermostats, changing furnace filters, and installing light switches! With only a few simple tools, you can complete these tasks around your house without needing to call a handyman.

3 Tips for Using Your Nest Thermostat

If you’ve recently switched from using another type of thermostat to a Nest Thermostat, the interface can seem foreign at first. Nest Thermostats have intelligent capabilities, but if you aren’t familiar with how they work, you won’t be able to use them to their full potential…Read More

How to Change a Light Switch

If you’ve never changed a light switch before, don’t be intimidated. With a couple tools and by following these simple instructions, you can change out a light switch by yourself in several minutes…Read More


How to Change a Furnace Filter

Changing your furnace filter should be done every 2-3 months. It’s a simple task, but often overlooked, especially if you’ve never done it before. Follow these simple steps below, and you’ll soon be a pro at changing your home’s furnace filter…Read More

Berthoud Is Now “On The Map”

We have all been noticing, and hearing about, the tight housing market, traffic, etc in the Denver area. Well, Berthoud is now officially “on the map” as well with a new professional golf course along with multiple housing options.

There are condos, townhomes, patio homes and larger single family homes in all price ranges available for sale along and around the new golf course in North West Berthoud. There will ultimately be shopping, coffee shops and restaurants included. It’s a lovely community. The area around Berthoud and Loveland has been changing rapidly along with the rest of Colorado, but this community is a large addition to the north Berthoud area. If you’d like more information about this community, give me a call at 303-810-8375.

TPC golf course puts Berthoud on the PGA map

Source: BizWest

BERTHOUD — Colorado — specifically, Berthoud — is now home to one of 34 Tournament Players Club (TPC)  golf courses in the U.S.  Members of the semi-private club are currently playing on the par-72 TPC Colorado course, and the general public will join them later this summer.

In the works for a decade-plus, the TPC Colorado course spreads out over more than 100 acres and sits on U.S. Highway 287 along the edge of Lonetree Reservoir.  The single 18-hole loop course is designed to delight and challenge both beginner and professional golfers with its unique Scottish links-style course…Read More