Fort Collins CO Affordable Homes - January 2017 Market Update

Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

This is the January 2017 Real Estate Market Update for
Affordable Homes for sale in Fort Collins CO


If you are a renter wanting the financial benefits of home ownership, a first time home buyer, or working with a limited budget, you may find what you're looking for by browsing the available inventory of Affordable Homes for sale in Fort Collins CO.


However, you'll need to be aware of the fact that affordable homes are in very limited quantity in the Fort Collins area, and there is strong competition from other buyers. Being successful in your search will require keeping up to date on what's happening in the market, having your financing in place and being ready to act quickly when a good opportunity comes along.


Fort Collins CO Affordable Homes for Sale January 2017


The inventory of affordable homes continues to be small - there are at present only 9 Fort Collins homes available for sale that are priced under $275,000, starting at a low of $179,300, providing a limited choice of styles, locations, sizes and condition. There are another 8 affordable homes under contract and waiting to close.

Please note that we have recently raised the ceiling for our definition of affordable homes to $275,000, reflecting the changes in the market for these homes over the last 2 years.


Sales of affordable homes were strong in Fort Collins during 2016 - there were 443 sales, ranging in price from a low of $65,000, with a median price of $255,000, and an average price of $232,398. Market performance was good - average days to get an offer for the homes that sold was 39 days, with an average days on the market of 73. The sale price/list price ratio for these 443 homes was 98.5%.


Because the availability of affordable homes changes often, if you would like to track the inventory in this market segment, let us help - we'll set up an on-going search especially for you, with your own customized web site - you'll be notified as soon as new listings are posted, and you'll be able to react quickly when something you find something that matches your needs. When that happens, please give us a call – we'd be happy to schedule a showing for you quickly and at your convenience.

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Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


Data Source: IRES MLS


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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Good Morning Dick Greenberg , stopping by to say hello and hope everything is well. 

Jan 17, 2017 07:54 AM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Dick

It's nice to see there are some options for those with a more limited budget. Clearly, with the limited inventory and the competing, Fort Collins buyers in this market segment need to work with you to get the expert guidance and advice to be successful!


Jan 17, 2017 07:55 AM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dick Greenberg - your blog just shows how important it is to retain your services for clients in the affordable homes category in Fort Collins CO.  Sometimes buyers in this category get tunnel vision and you can help open that vision to be wide and cleared eyed. 

Jan 17, 2017 08:02 AM #3
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

There is definitely some homework required on the buyer's part Dick, but make no mistake, fully understanding the homework will rely heavily on real estate professionals such as yourself.

Jan 17, 2017 08:14 AM #4
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

To talk (970) 689-4663 Dick GreenbergReal Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners near Fort Collins, CO.

Jan 17, 2017 08:32 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Whoa, buyers need to get their ducks in a row and call Mary and Dick if they hope to get an affordable home in Fort Collins. D 

Jan 17, 2017 09:46 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Dick -- after following your reports for a number of years, it is interesting to see how the word "affordable" is like a moving target in the very competitive Fort Collins real estate market.   Your local expertise will benefit those who are interested in making a move in your area.   

Jan 17, 2017 10:05 AM #7
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Hey,  Dick, those stats are pretty fine! 39 days to close, wow. Not much inventory left, they better get pre-approved and call you right away.

Jan 18, 2017 10:06 AM #8
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