Real Estate

Economics Credibility in Real Estate Statistics & Market Trends   Are the national and local market and trends that are being fed to you credible? Is your real estate resource full of trustworthy statistics that enhance your knowledge of whether to buy or sell? Know that It is okay to ask for the source and credibility of the statistics that are influencing your future […]
Colorado Real Estate Market THE PRICE IS RIGHT!   As a seller it’s easy to have your head in the clouds when it comes to pricing your home. Being biased is completely understandable. You did create some of your best memories in this home; you and your son remodeled the bathroom together using the highest quality and most appealing material; your kitchen was […]
Buyers & Sellers Colorado Real Estate Market Update   The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market 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 area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere […]
Economics 101 Case-Shiller The Case-Shiller Home Price Index is a well-known report in the real estate industry and a valuable way to gauge what is happening in various markets across the Nation. The report tracks home price appreciation in the 20 largest markets in the country. Their most recent report shows that, Nation-wide, home prices are up 2.1% […]
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 […]
Economics The Office As you travel around the Front Range you will notice the following under construction:   New Homes New Apartments New Medical Facilities   However, you will not notice new office buildings under construction. What gives?  I thought we had a booming economy.  Why no new office buildings? There are a couple of reasons.  First, construction […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Home Improvement 5 Home Improvements That Will Boost Your Property Value A home is the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime, so when it comes time to sell, homeowners often wonder what they can do to get the most return on their investment. Many have the misconception that remodeling is the way to go, but that isn’t always the case. Rather than going […]
Buyers Planning for the Life Expectancy of Your Home Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a lifespan, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying or selling […]
Home Facts Transforming Your House from a Summer Home to a Winter Hideaway None of us want to admit it, but Winter is Coming. The new season of Game of Thrones might not be until 2019, but your home will need preparation before then. As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect your investment from preventable damage, save money […]
Economics What’s Starting? Here are some interesting stats from our friends at Metro Study who study new home activity along the Front Range. • New home starts are up 14% compared to last year – this is really good news and is helping to relieve the shortage of housing inventory • Every product type saw an increase in […]
Housing Trends Building Character – Balancing a Home’s Personality and Amenities It’s sometimes said that the limitations of a house are what help make it a home. For many, however, it is a point of pride to accept only the finest in their new residence. How can you find the balance between cultivating a lived-in home with personality and quirks versus a house with cutting-edge amenities […]