Looking to sell your home next year? Get prepared now.

Selling your home is quite an undertaking. If you are looking ahead to next year and making plans to sell your home, it’s best to start prepping now. From a fresh coat of paint to a few trips to drop off items you no longer need, when you space out the projects over a few months it’ll be much more…

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A Glossary of Basic Real Estate Words

Each industry has its own jargon which can be overwhelming to those on the outside. Even having bought or sold a few times doesn’t guarantee you’ve heard and understood all of the lingo. To help you out in your real estate journey we’ve put together some common real estate terms (and a few uncommon but important ones) to help you…

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Creating the Perfect Move: Details You Shouldn’t Overlook

You’re getting ready to put your home on the market, which means a move is coming. As a home seller, you have a lot of control over when you move, and you know that it’s coming up soon. Even two months can fly by before you know it, so it’s important to start getting prepared now so you can stay…

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Ways to Fund the Purchase of Your First Investment Property

If you’re looking to get into the game of real estate investing, you have a few choices for financing. Ideally, purchases are made with cash but that’s not realistic for most first time investors. This means you’ll likely be taking out of a loan of some kind, but what’s the best fit for you? Here are 4 different ways to…

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The Projection of Denver Area Home Prices in 2019

It’s no secret that the Denver market has been burning hot for years now. Experts have been questioning how long this burn would last and some are wondering if it’s come to an end. According to the Denver Post, Denver and other markets saw a sales slump and an increase in inventory at the end of 2018. Data from ReColorado…

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Looking to sell next year? Start preparing now

Selling your home is quite an undertaking. If you are looking ahead to next year and making plans to sell your home, it’s best to start prepping now. From a fresh coat of paint to a few trips to drop off items you no longer need, when you space out the projects over a few months it’ll be much more…

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It’s Time to Stop Renting and Invest in Your Future

In Boulder County, home prices have increased by over 40% in the past 8 years proving that investing in real estate is one of the best investments you can make. Shockingly, even with the growing housing market, over 40% of households in Boulder County rent, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Buying a home feels intimidating,…

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Your Trees Still Need Water in the Winter

As a homeowner, you are the only person responsible for the health of your lawn, including your trees, unless you decide to hire a professional landscaper. When winter comes, many homeowners take a break from managing their plants outside because everything is in hibernation, but that may not be accurate. Here’s how to give you trees the water they need:…

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Fall 2017 Denver Real Estate Market Update

The Denver area real estate market is still going strong even after seeing a 2.75% decrease in housing prices from July 2017 to August 2017. Home prices in the area have still increased over 8 percent from August 2016. While the market is still turning over quickly, the Denver area is on it’s way to becoming a more normal market…

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A Basic Real Estate Glossary

Each industry has its own jargon which can be overwhelming to those on the outside. Even having bought or sold a few times doesn’t guarantee you’ve heard and understood all of the lingo. To help you out in your real estate journey we’ve put together some common real estate terms (and a few uncommon but important ones) to help you…

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Denver Market Update: Inventory Down, but Prices Remain Up

It’s time for another Denver market update. The winter/holiday season is historically very slow for real estate and we generally see a slight dip in home prices. So what does this season hold for Denver? Let’s take a look at the Denver market as of November 30, 2016. Number of New Listings – 967 in November 2016, down from 919…

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Is a Condo a Good Investment?

Many people consider buying a condo to be a good investment, one you could live in for a while and rent out later or buy outright as a rental property. Are these purchases really all they’re cracked up to be? Let’s take a look at the numbers for the Northern Denver area: 2015 Average Sale Price For Condo October 2015:…

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The State of the Denver Real Estate Market: October 2016

Denver area home inventory has been at historic lows since early 2012. The question all real estate professionals are asking is, when will it recover? Low inventory means higher prices, with some areas seeing increases in value as high as 7.6% within a year period. This means buyers are struggling to find a home they can afford and sellers are…

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How Much Mold is Too Much?

How Much Mold is Too Much? We often face situations in homes where there is some mold or mildew that needs to be cleaned. The question is if we have to hire a professional to remediate. In most cases if the affected area is less than 10 square feet, you can handle the job yourself. This is per EPA’s documentation….

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How Property Taxes are Determined

This post describes how the property taxes are calculated and what are the timelines in order to appeal if your property tax seems too high. Property taxes are determined on odd-numbered years for 2-year tax periods. Property taxes determined in 2013 will be the taxes for 2013 and 2014 State statute requires that each property in the county be re-valued…

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Top 10 Cites for Home Sales

The Top 10 Best Cities for Home Sellers based on ZipRealty’s List Price to Close Price RatioReport are: San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Denver, Tucson, Portland and Seattle.

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“Unprecedented Opportunity for Sellers”

The Metrolist®, the Denver’s Multiple Listing Service, published a report titled “Denver’s Housing Market Continued to Recover in January Offering an Unprecedented Opportunity for Sellers“. The number of homes currently available on the market is at the lowest since 1990. “Year-over-year inventory levels continue to be low, home prices are up and average days on market (DOM) for Denver-area homes…

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NAHB: All Colorado metros ‘improving markets’ except Colorado Springs

Colorado Department of Local Affairs: For the second month in a row, all metro areas in Colorado, except Colorado Springs, are on the National Association of Home Builders’ Improving Markets Index. For much of 2012, Greeley, Boulder, and Ft. Collins were included on the “Improving Markets” list put out by the National Association of home Builders. The February list, released…

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2012 Wrap Up

Well,how did we do in 2012? I have wrapped up the highlights of 2012 in this short report full graphs and numbers. It includes information on the legislation front; rental market in Metro Denver, various vacancy rates by markets & dwellings, rent survey; Unemployment figures; Hiring; Home sales &Prices; new homes; and supply of homes on the market. Enjoy. 2012WrapUp

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Best of 2012: 6 Apps for Homebuyers

From my subscription to retechnology.com I’d like to share: We’re celebrating the end the year by counting down our 10 most engaging articles of 2012. This article, from HomeFinder.com, was posted in July and is #5 in our countdown. Best of 2012: 6 Apps Every Homebuyer Needs When Buying a House

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