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Housing affordability has become one of the key questions on the minds of buyers and sellers in virtually every price range. As a percentage of household income, paying for your home, whether you rent or own, will take a bite out of your cash flow. For most families, the amount typically ranges from 20%...

How to Get the Best Results with Your Real Estate Transactions

With an increasingly competitive landscape, it’s hard as a consumer to know the right steps for successful real estate planning. Buying or selling real estate can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life, which is why it’s critical to have an actual advisor by your side versus an online solution....

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Our spring real estate market, both locally and nationally, has developed into a steady, healthy and rather predictable housing climate. According to Case-Shiller’s US Home price index, prices have climbed over 4% (YTD) nationally. The two top cities west of the Mississippi were Las Vegas at 9.7% (year-over-year) and Phoenix at 6.7%; keeping in mind...

Planning for Your Future, Without a Crystal Ball

Planning for a successful financial future means keeping your eyes on trends and if investing in real estate, like many do, knowing when the market is at its high. Most people know that Colorado real estate has been on the rise for the last number of years and 2019 is no different. A number...

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One of my favorite (reality-based) quotes is “The only thing that is constant is change.” I first learned this from an economics professor at DU and have heard it many times since. Whether it’s technology, weather, your family, employment or interest rates, they are all subject to evolve, grow, fluctuate or simply change. Over...

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Learning about the real estate market (both locally and nationally) is helpful in evaluating aspects of the U.S. economy, local economies, and to gauge how Denver compares to other metroareas. Home sales temporarily slowed during the last 4-5 months of 2018. Interest rates rose nearly a point and national home values, which had been rising...

An iBuyer Defined and What You Should Know

Real estate has a welcomed history of change to make the process of buying and selling homes easier. From the creation of the MLS to the launch of Google Maps, shopping for real estate has been an ever-changing experience. You have probably heard the relatively new term “iBuyer”, but what exactly does that mean? Simply...

Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring to List Your Home

A little over a month into 2019 and we’re already off to a great start with an epic winter season and local happenings in full swing. While selling a home amidst snow days may not be top of mind, those interested in selling should consider bumping up their timeline. A common belief is that sellers...

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Although 2018 is in the rearview mirror, there are history lessons to help enlighten our perspective entering 2019. After inflating our financial hopes, the stock market ended 2018 down after a rockin’ roller coaster ride. Metro Denver real estate has enjoyed a solid six years (2012-2017) of consistent price appreciation of +/- 10%, annually;...

Winter Months and Holidays are a Great Time to Purchase or Sell a Home

Initially, buying or selling a home during the winter months and holiday season may seem daunting, however a recent study shows that both buying and selling a home during the next couple of months provides major benefits. According to an Inman.com article, December 26th is the best day to get the best deal on purchasing...