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Colorado Real Estate Market Zillow & Zestimate The nationwide median error rate for the Zestimate for on-market homes is 1.9%, while the Zestimate for off-market homes has a median error rate of 7.5%.   Now don’t get me wrong, my calling out of the inaccuracy of Zestimate’s off-market pricing is not a dig at Zillow. I am a big fan of Zillow, it’s […]
Sellers Staying Productive While Staying Home – Painting Have you been looking at that living room wall, that front door or maybe the entire house thinking to yourself, “If only I were home long enough to do these painting projects”? Is your home in need of some minor updating before you put it on the market? Well here is your chance! While we […]
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 […]
Economics A History Lesson   With the stock market on a wild ride and the Dow Jones dropping nearly 1,000 points last week, it makes some people wonder if the local real estate market might also crash or at least “correct.” A little history lesson on the Front Range real estate market is in order.    In the last […]
Investors When To Sell An Investment Property   Common and urgent reasons to unload your investment property:   If Real Estate Is Too Much of Your Net Worth Experts recommend holding investments in at least three or four different asset classes, with a roughly equal portion of your value in each class. If real estate is more than half your net worth, […]
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 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. […]
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Sellers Increase your living space—and your home’s value Cooking and dining alfresco is arguably the single greatest thing about warm weather in spring and summer, but most backyard barbeques involve a million trips to and from the kitchen. As such, one of the hottest trends in new home construction is outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens typically feature a comfortable eating area with a combination […]
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 […]
Housing Trends How to Create a More Beautiful and “Sale” Ready Home When you love your home but want to make some changes, how do you know where to begin? As a real estate broker and adviser to my clients, I am often asked what improvement projects are most worthwhile or where money is best invested. In today’s market, I am consistently seeing that buyers are looking […]
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 […]
Home Facts Make the Most of the Home You Have If you have been in your home for a while you may be restless for change. The great part about having a home of your own is you can make improvements and give your home a chance to evolve over time. You just need to help your home live up to its potential!  Here is […]
Colorado Real Estate Market Considering becoming a landlord? How to evaluate whether to rent or sell your property Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in homeowners choosing to become landlords rather than placing their homes on the market.  In deciding whether or not becoming a Landlord is right for you, there are a number of factors to consider, but primarily they fall into the following three categories:  Financial Analysis, […]
Home Improvement 10 Steps to Get Your Home Clean and Ready for Spring Warmer months are ahead, so now is the time to plan for spring cleaning and maintenance. A clean home offers a fresh start for the year, and a checklist of tasks guides your efforts towards efficiency. For many homeowners, spring cleaning can be a personal challenge. It can also be one accomplished with the help […]
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 […]
Buyers 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast What a year it has been for both the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for me to dust off my crystal […]
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 […]
Sellers 5 Dangers of Overpricing a Home It is still a great time to be a seller, but in much of the Western U.S., the local real estate market has begun to soften. With significant increases in inventory, buyers now have more choices and less sense of urgency. If you are thinking about selling your home, pricing it correctly the first time […]