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Buyers Buyer Tip – Purchasing New Construction 1. Get Your Own Agent – An agent that is knowledgeable about builders and the building process will get you up-to-speed on builders in your area and help you understand their pros and cons, set good expectations and timelines, and be there to negotiate for you. 2. Find a Lender & Get Approved – Builders […]
Buyers COVID-19 Mondays With Matthew April 14, 2020 Matthew shares his thoughts and predictions on how COVID-19 will the mortgage market.   This Monday’s Topic covers 30 Year Conventional  Loans:  Mortgage Loans Relation to Bonds  COVID-19 Impacts to Homeowners & Lenders 2020 Mortgage Rates Predictions Interested in hearing from Matthew on a specific topic? Email me at justine.marx@windermere.com for requests. 
Buyers Coronavirus Protections for Home Buyers   As the situation develops with the COVID-19 pandemic, Windermere Real Estate is dedicated to taking steps to reduce the spread of the virus while continuing to work with home buyers. To help with this process, here are some ways you as a home buyer can keep yourself and others safe during the buying process. […]
Buyers Mortgage Interest Rates – What Difference Does It Make A 1% decrease in Mortgage Interest Rates can provide significant savings to your monthly and annual mortgage payments. Let’s use an example: Purchase Price: $300,000 Loan Terms: 30 Year Conventional 20% Down Fixed Rate: 5% – Monthly Principal & Interest = $1,288 4% – Monthly Principal & Interest = $1,145   Est Savings = $143 per […]
Buyers COVID-19 & The National Housing Market   How will COVID-19 impact the national housing market?  Take-aways from Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner Housing Market Expect a 10% -15% contraction in the number of home sales for 2020  Contraction is anticipated to be brief and pick back up quickly Qualification and financing is going to more achievable than ever Low supply in new […]
Buyers Two Tales This is a Tale of Two Counties. When it comes to new home activity, there is a big difference between Larimer and Weld Counties. Larimer County new home starts are down 10% and new home closings are down 15% compared to last year. Weld County new home starts are up 18% and new home closings […]
Buyers Most Active   What is the most active price range in Northern Colorado?  Take a guess… $300,000 to $400,000 $400,000 to $500,000 $500,000 to $750,000 $750,000 and above By far, the most active price range is $300,000 to $400,000 with 60% more closed transactions than the $400,000 to $500,000 range and 400% more than homes priced $750,000 and […]
Buyers Buyer Beware: Is That House For Sale Haunted? A trope as old as horror movies: a family moves into a beautiful house that they bought for well under market value. They’ve put all their savings into the move, and they’re looking for a fresh start. When they meet the neighbors and other townsfolk, they quickly learn that there’s a history to the home […]
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Buyers END OF YEAR HOME BUYING   Here is a fact… If you have ever thought about owning a new home, the last two months of the year are usually the best time to make that happen. Here’s why… Many builders have year-end goals and sales quotas to hit.  If they have a “standing inventory” of homes that are completed but […]
Buyers How to Cover Unexpected Costs with a Personal Loan Owning a home comes with its rewards — it’s an investment, a cozy haven to kick-up your feet after a long day of work, and a welcoming place to bring family and friends together. Although all of this makes homeownership fulfilling, owning a home also opens the door for unexpected (but necessary) expenses. If you’ve […]
Buyers NEW BUILD ON WINDSOR LAKE! What a view! In addition to the beautiful mountain scenery and glass water that mirrors Colorado’s amazing skies, Windsor Lake offers peace and tranquility to its visitors. The lake is surrounded by a well-maintained paved 2.25 mile trail connecting to miles of extended trails that run through the lovely town of Windsor. Walk your furry […]
Buyers 5 Deal Breakers That Can Blindside Home Buyers   Purchasing a home can be a complex endeavor for even the most well-prepared home buyer.  You’ve diligently saved for your down payment, followed the market, researched agents and now you are ready to make an offer on your dream home.  Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home.   […]
Buyers Mistakes to Avoid When Buying and Selling a Home   There’s nothing more exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling than buying a home. However, it’s a complex transaction; there are a number of steps along the path that can confuse, betwixt, and befuddle even the most seasoned buyers and sellers. How can you avoid those potential pitfalls and common mistakes? Look to your real estate professional […]
Buyers Home Warranties Provide Buyers and Sellers With A Peace Of Mind If you are a homeowner, you probably know all-too-well how costly home repairs can be. And, thanks to Murphy’s Law, appliance break-downs seem to happen at the worst possible time—like when you are selling your home. For this reason, it is in the best interest of all home sellers to consider purchasing a home warranty. […]
Buyers Colorado Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market (which now includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park Counties) is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your […]
Buyers Which Market? So, which is it? A buyer’s market or a seller’s market? Well, it depends! First, let’s define each market. According to research, a buyer’s market exists when there is more than 4-6 months of inventory on the market. If it would take longer than 4-6 months to sell out all of the inventory currently for […]
Buyers Party Like It’s 2018! Just a few months ago most people thought mortgage rates were heading to 5% and now they are back to where they were a year ago.   You probably saw this week’s news from the Federal Reserve declaring that they would not raise their Federal Funds rate for the rest of 2019   (just three […]
Buyers What You Need To Know About Buying a Bank Owned Home Recently, news about how to purchase a real-estate owned (REO/bank owned) home, foreclosure property or short sale is everywhere. Bank owned homes are sold directly from the lender after the foreclosure process is complete, and while you may save quite a bit of money by choosing to go for this type of home, it is […]
Buyers When it comes time to downsize When it comes time to decide if you want to downsize, there are many thoughts and emotions that go speeding through your mind.  Maybe you have already decided this is your home for the rest of your life.  Your home was the perfect place to meet your needs when you were in an earlier cycle […]
Buyers How’s 2019? A lot of our clients are asking how 2019 is starting off. Here’s one thing we notice… There are more homes to choose from, which is great news for buyers. In January alone 4,821 homes came on the market in Metro Denver. That is a 14% increase compared to one year ago. At our annual […]