In April, Realtor.com issued results of a study that ranked the Fort Collins-Loveland area as the nation’s No. 1 real estate market for stability and growth. Now, a new report released in July reinforces that earlier assessment. Financial services website SmartAsset ranks Fort Collins No. 6 nationally in 2016 among the best housing markets for growth and stability – one of three Colorado metro areas in the top 10. In the SmartAsset report, Boulder took the No. 1 ranking and Denver checked in at No. 9. The SmartAsset study was based primarily on overall home price growth dating back to 1991, and the average odds that a homebuyer would have encountered a price drop within 10 years of buying their home. Specifically, homeowners in the Fort Collins metro area – which covers Larimer County for purposes of the study – experienced average price growth of 246 percent between 1991 and 2016, and faced only a 5 percent chance of a price decline.

 

 

The Group Inc's Insider  September 2017