Windermere Real Estate to Shed Light on Baffling Interest Rates At Annual Forecast Event

Jan 2, 2018 | Member News

2018 Windermere Annual Forecast Event to Take Place January 18, 2018 in Northern Colorado

FORT COLLINS, COLO. – Jan. 2 – Windermere Real Estate will host its 2018 Annual Forecast Event on January 18, 2018 at the Fort Collins Marriott. Starting at 5:30 p.m. and free to the public, Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, and Windermere Colorado President, Eric Thompson, will navigate attendees through Colorado’s Real Estate Environment.

Gardner, responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level, will be flown in from Seattle to present at both the Denver and Fort Collins forecast events. With more than 50 years of combined professional experience, Gardner and Thompson plan to shed light on interest rates, the boom in multi-family homes, the “10-year rhythm” which looks as if a housing bubble truly exists and more.

“Interest rates continue to baffle forecasters,” Gardner said in a preview of his presentation. “The anticipated rise that many of us have been predicting for several years has yet to materialize. As it stands, my forecast for 2018 is for interest rates to rise modestly to an average of 4.4 percent for a conventional 30-year fixed rate mortgage — still remarkably low when compared to historical averages.”

Alongside Gardner, Thompson will address the nation’s impact on the housing market specific to Colorado as well as key trends in Northern Colorado and Metro Denver such as new homes, best-selling neighborhoods and additional interest rate predictions.

“Our goal for the Windermere Annual Forecast Event is to keep the community involved and knowledgeable about today’s real estate market. Our vision at Windermere is to transform the customer experience and create a ‘frictionless’ transaction for them. That starts at our Annual Forecast Event,” said Thompson.

The Northern Colorado Forecast Event will be held at the Fort Collins Marriott, 350 E. Horsetooth Road, followed by a reception at Windermere Fort Collins, 400 E. Horsetooth.

The Forecast is free to the public and attendees are asked to RSVP at

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With the leadership of Eric Thompson, President of Windermere Colorado, Windermere landed in Colorado in 2014 by focusing on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools and create thriving communities. For more information visit

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