Category Archives: Fort Collins

Average rent in Fort Collins rises above $1,000

Average rent in Fort Collins has surpassed $1,000 per month, according to first-quarter data from  the Colorado Division of Housing. The average rent was $1,010 in the period studied, with the highest prices found in the south part of town. … Continue reading

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Mortgage rates fall to new lows again

Average rates for 30-year and 15-year fixed mortgages fell to fresh lows this week. Cheap mortgage rates have made home-buying and refinancing more affordable than ever for those who can qualify. The average rate on 30-year loans ticked down to … Continue reading

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Expectations rising for housing market’s spring season

The spring home-selling season could be the strongest in years and may foreshadow which markets will lead the housing industry in recovery, economists say.  While last year was dismal for existing home sales, this year is looking better.  Existing home … Continue reading

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Home buying much cheaper than renting

It’s the eternal question in real estate: Should I buy or rent?  The answer has never been clearer: Buy.  In 98 of the top 100 housing markets, buying a home is more affordable than renting, according to the online real … Continue reading

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Back on the agenda: d’town center in FC

The City of Fort Collins is developing a new Economic Health Strategic Plan that includes a familiar proposal: pushing for a conference center in downtown Fort Collins.  Such a center could bring increased tax revenues and employment to the city, … Continue reading

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New-Home Inventory Shrinks to Record Lows

Inventory of new homes on the market shrank to its lowest point on record in January, marking a 5.6-month supply at the current sales pace.  With fewer homes available, the price of new homes increased slightly last month. The median … Continue reading

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Mortgage Applications Surge 23%

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity jumped 23.1% in the week ended January 13.  Refinancing applications climbed 26.4%, while the gauge of loan requests for home purchases rose 10.3%.  The refinance share of total mortgage … Continue reading

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