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Real Estate Broker/Owner - New Paradigm Partners LLC - EB #1326335
General information about the Northern Colorado real estate market, as well as regularly updated market statistics and analysis for each Northern Colorado community.

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2012 

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I am not a fan. After a long day dealing with all the curveballs this business routinely pitches our way, from demanding clients who just don't get it, to incompetent agents, to banks displaying all the characteristics of institutional insanity, I need refuge. I just want peace and quiet, the aff...
01/31/2012
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We're all awesome negotiators, right? That's what we do for a living and we're really good at it - we can easily spot the advantage in a transaction. Right? Are you sure about that? Well, let's take our brains out for a little exercise and give those negotiation neurons something to chew on. We p...
01/30/2012
I really enjoyed partcipating in the 2012 BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge, and I spent some time thinking about why. This challenge was really all about ActiveRain and it focused our efforts, and our thinking, into some areas we might not normally write about. I think the results were...
01/29/2012
We frequently run into the need to do some heavy lifting in our business, whether it be moving some staging furniture into or out of homes, getting rid of some heavy junk, or doing some serious yard work. And if it isn't us, it's our clients or fellow agents who are faced with this. I "retired" f...
01/28/2012
Here's another excellent piece by New Hampshire Realtor Scott Godzyk, from his recent blog series on distressed properties. This is a great detailed analysis of the differences between short sales and foreclosures (bank owned homes), and is a very useful read for any buyer who might be considerin...
01/28/2012
2757 Sage Creek Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80528 MLS#672168 - New Listing, $239,900 This lovely Sage Creek 2-story home is loaded with nice features. It offers 3 bedrooms; 2 & 1/2 baths; a living room with a see-through fireplace; a family room with fireplace and built-ins; a bright eat-in kitchen wit...
01/27/2012
Here is the Weld County CO January 2012 Real Estate Market Report (including Greeley, Windsor and Johnstown): December Property Sales were 263, up 0.8% from 261 in December of 2010 and 11.0% higher than the 237 sales last month. December 2011 sales were at their highest level compared to December...
01/26/2012
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All ActiveRain newbies are pointed toward the Community Guidelines as one of the first things they should read to help them get started here. Unlike our Weltanschauung statement, it makes complete sense the first time you read it, while Weltanschauung goes down a bit easier once you have a better...
01/24/2012
Here is the Real Estate Market Report for Larimer County CO for January 2012 (including Fort Collins, Loveland and Estes Park): December Property Sales were 347, up 2.1% from 340 in December of 2010 and 1.8% higher than the 341 sales last month. December 2011 sales were at their highest level com...
01/24/2012
Yesterday, we had a visitor come by looking for lunch - one of the many bald eagles that frequent the area. We haven't seen one for a while, but quite a bit of the ice on the lake had melted, and it was decent fishing. I couldn't get to my camera quite fast enough to capture the actual catch, bu...
01/23/2012
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