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Carrie Sexton Homes Real Estate Newsletter - Vol 2, 1st Edition, December 2014

The  Holidays  Are Here!

It doesn't seem possible that the holidays, and another new year, are fast approaching.

Take time to enjoy the people and holiday traditions that are special to you.

I wish you a very Happy Holiday Season!

Home Tip of the Month - How to Avoid the CON in CONstruction

You want to make sure you only work with contractors who are properly licensed and insured. Here are 8 Tips to hiring a contractor: Tips to hiring Home Improvement Contractors

Mortgage Rates Still Near Yearly Low


The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is hovering around 4 percent. This keeps borrowing costs low for refinancers and home buyers according to Freddie Mac as reported in its weekly mortgage market survey.
Freddie Mac reported the following national averages for mortgage rates for the week ending Nov. 13:

30-yr fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.01 percent 
15-yr fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.2 percent
5-yr hybrid ARM averaged 3.02 percent
1-yr ARMs
 averaged 2.43 percent

Local Real Estate Statistics

FORT COLLINS RESIDENTIAL DETACHED
YTD # of Listings Sold Previous Year # Sold % Difference Previous Yr
2440 2424 0.7%
YTD ADOM Previous Year ADOM % Difference Previous Yr
81 81 0%
Median Sales Price-Sept 2014 Previous Year Median % Difference Previous Yr
$278,353 $260,000 7.1
GREELEY & EVANS RESIDENTIAL DETACHED
YTD # of Listings Sold Previous Year # Sold % Difference Previous Yr
1247 1082 15.2%
YTD ADOM Previous Year ADOM % Difference Previous Yr
71 86 -17.4%
Median Sales Price-Aug 2014 Previous Year Median % Difference Previous Yr
$199,950 $167,500 19.4%
LOVELAND/BERTHOUD RESIDENTIAL DETACHED
YTD # of Listings Sold Previous Year # Sold % Difference Previous Yr
1507 1572 -4.1%
YTD ADOM Previous Year ADOM % Difference Previous Yr
82 90 -8.9%
Median Sales Price-Sept 2014 Previous Year Median % Difference Previous Yr
$292,500 $268,950 8.8%
 
* YTD = Year-to-Date
* ADOM = Average Days on Market
Source: IRES, “Regional Snapshot 2014,” data available as of 11/1/2014


The Gift of Value

Want to see how your home or neighborhood are fairing in the current real estate market?

Call or e-mail me today for a complimentary market analysis to see what trends are happening in your neighborhood. 

 

The holidays are a time for giving. Please consider volunteering and donating to one of these charities that could use your help. 

The Red Cross   The National Military Family  Network for Good   Make a Wish Foundation


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Helpful Hints

* When the Furnace Stops Working
* Home Improvements to Avoid for Resale

* How to Weatherstrip a Door
* Clean a Stove Top with Ease

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James Moore of London set the record for fastest time to decorate a Christmas tree, which he adorned with 100 lights, two lengths of tinsel, 15 baubles and a star. The time it took him to achieve the feat? (Closest without going over wins)

Beginning a New Year - Wipe the Slate Clean and Start Over!
There’s the sense of being given a fresh start every January 1st. We make notes, either mentally or on paper, of New Year’s resolutions we’re determined to accomplish. Yet, all too often, we stumble over the first steps of change and quietly retreat to old, unhealthy habits. Here are some ways to help achieve those goals...
  1. Write goals down and review them periodically
  2. Create goals for different areas of your life
  3. Set goals that are realistic and attainable
  4. Make goals that are measurable
  5. Design goals that can be accomplished with a partner
  6. Reward yourself for achieving your goals
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Carrie Sexton, CNE, GRI
Broker Associate/Realtor

ERA Herman Group
112 East Olive Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 685-1847

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