Looking for investment property in Fort Collins? What to look out for in 2019!

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019

Northern Colorado has been one of the most desirable places to live across the entire United States for well over the past decade. Because of this, the region, and more specifically, Fort Collins, has drawn a lot of attention from current investors and potential future investors. At LC Real Estate, we are most interested in helping you determine which properties you should be looking at with your investment dollars, and what trends you should be aware of as we move into the 2019 calendar year.

Over the past year, the experts at LC Real Estate witnessed some important trends that may affect the way you invest your money into the Fort Collins real estate market. Because of consistent job growth and regional appreciation, LC Real Estate has noticed that the Fort Collins real estate market has continually increased in average sales prices by about 5% over the course of several years. At LC Real Estate, we don’t anticipate this increase in sales prices to Fort Collins homes to change much (if at all) in 2019. So for a Fort Collins home listed at the regional average price (at the closing of 2018) of $388,200, LC Real Estate experts expect the same home to be listed for approximately $410,492 when 2019 comes to a close.

Related to the consistent growth of the Northern Colorado region, here are some important trends to keep an eye on in 2019 with regard to your investment dollars:

  1. The Northern Colorado housing market may experience a mild recession. At LC Real Estate, one of the factors that we monitor in creating models for future real estate ventures is the stock market. Simply put, when the market is trending downwards, real estate value tends to depreciate, and as we saw at the close of 2018, the stock market had some historically downward tendencies. Luckily, the market has started to rebound nicely in the first quarter of 2019. Regarding your investment opportunities, this is great news. LC Real Estate has seen the Fort Collins housing market temporarily plateau late in 2018 and early into 2019. This presents a window of investment opportunity for Fort Collins real estate that doesn’t occur very often. As the stock market continues to rebound and return to its regular growth curve, Fort Collins real estate will then continue to appreciate in value moving into the future.
  2. Overall home prices in the Northern Colorado region will continue to get more and more expensive. This trend has been music to the ears of many real estate investors for quite some time in the Fort Collins area. Because home prices continue to rise at a rate which surpasses that of wage compensation for the area, it has become much more difficult for non-investors to purchase a home in Fort Collins. This has become an investor’s dream because it is the perfect market to attain highly-desired rental properties, allowing investor’s to safely increase their overall cash flow and monthly net gain. At LC Real Estate, we can help you navigate a highly competitive investor’s market to find the best properties for future gain on your dollar.

So as we head into 2019, the experts at LC Real Estate believe it remains an incredibly opportunistic and beneficial time for real estate investors to purchase a home in Fort Collins, Colorado. To learn more about what to look out for in 2019 with your investment dollars in the Fort Collins area, please give LC Real Estate a call and let us help you.

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1712 Topaz Drive,
Loveland, CO 80537

Phone (303) 588-8808

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