Uncategorized The Benefits of Selling Now, According to Experts If you’re trying to decide if now’s the time to sell your house, here’s what you should know. The limited number of homes available right now gives you a big advantage. That’s because there are more buyers out there than there are homes for sale. And, with so few homes on the market, buyers will […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks The Worst Home Price Declines Are Behind Us If you’re following the news today, you may feel a bit unsure about what’s happening with home prices and fear whether or not the worst is yet to come. That’s because today’s headlines are painting an unnecessarily negative picture. Contrary to those headlines, home prices aren’t in a freefall. The latest data tells a very different […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks Buyer Activity Is Up Despite Higher Mortgage Rates If you’re a homeowner thinking about making a move, you may wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s the good news. Even with higher mortgage rates, buyer traffic is actually picking up speed. Data from the latest ShowingTime Showing Index, which is a measure of buyers actively touring homes, helps paint the […]
Market Updates Still not enough Sellers – May 2023 Metro Denver Market Update Still not enough Sellers – May 2023 Metro Denver Market Update   Pending sales increased month over month. However, new listings, and closed sales decreased. Inventory remains very low as homes are going off the market almost as quickly as they become available.   April’s vital statistics for all homes – detached single family (DSF) and […]
Lifestyle Stylish Illumination to Brighten Your Home Lighting has come a long way since the days of an ordinary square of frosted glass adorning the center of the ceiling. With an almost unlimited range of options, interior lighting today is creative, versatile and every bit as important as the furniture you choose. Inside the home, light serves to helpfully illuminate the spaces […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks The Three Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today There’s been a lot of focus on higher mortgage rates and how they’re creating affordability challenges for today’s homebuyers. It’s true that rates climbed dramatically since the record-low we saw during the pandemic. But home affordability is based on more than just mortgage rates – it’s determined by a combination of mortgage rates, home prices, and wages. […]
Uncategorized What’s the Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal? If you’re planning to buy a home, an inspection is an important step in the process. It assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. It’s also a different step in the process from an appraisal, which is a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. […]
Lifestyle The Ultimate Springtime Activity Guide This all-new 2023 guide is the hottest ticket in town – chock-full of fun, exciting and interesting things to do and see throughout Colorado. Click each link below for quick reference guide on the latest concerts, sporting events, entertainment and outdoor fun this season. It is a one-of-a-kind, helpful list of awesome happenings you’re sure […]
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Market Updates Market Outperforms Expectations – April 2023 Metro Denver Market Update As the market slowed down in the second half of 2022, many predicted a calmer spring selling season this year, but continued low inventory and a jump in buyer demand in March resulted in a stronger-than-expected start to the season. March’s vital statistics for all homes – detached single family (DSF) and attached single family […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks Why Aren’t Home Prices Crashing? There have been a lot of shifts in the housing market recently. Mortgage rates rose dramatically last year, impacting many people’s ability to buy a home. And after several years of rapid price appreciation, home prices finally peaked last summer. These changes led to a rise in headlines saying prices would end up crashing. Even […]
Lifestyle Wallpaper With Personality Wallpaper is back. And you’ll be glad it is – with all the exciting new colors, patterns and textures available to choose from. Today, stylish wallpaper is being used in small spaces, such as powder rooms and mudrooms, or as a beautiful accent, providing pops of color that brighten up an area or give it a […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best Option Many people are reaching the point in their lives when they need to decide where they want to live when they retire. If you’re a homeowner approaching this stage, you have several options to explore. Jessica Lautz, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “As we see the transition […]
Lifestyle Guest Room Tips for the Warmest of Welcomes Opening your house to guests is one of the many joys of being a homeowner. You can make guests feel welcomed and comfortable by following these simple tips. Create the Ultimate “Flex” Room Flexibility is key in getting the most out of your guest quarters. If you host frequently, the room will likely be used […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac: “Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you create financial stability.” With spring approaching, now’s a great time to […]
Lifestyle Home Design Trends for 2023 In recent months, the world has re-energized, and hope has bloomed in ways that many had not experienced since before this decade began. In contrast, shifting economic and global conditions have awakened and heightened certain sensitivities. This age of extremes has given way to a curious range of design ideas. From eclectic and new to […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks The Top Reasons for Selling Your House Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their plans to move on hold, not wanting to lose the low mortgage rate they have on their current house. And while today’s rates have started […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks What You Should Know About Closing Costs Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home, you need to understand what closing […]
Real Estate News, Tips, & Tricks Should You Rent Your House or Sell It? If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of […]
Market Updates January 2023 Metro Denver Market Update Mixed Signals on the Housing Market – February 2023 Metro Denver Market Update As expected, sellers who waited during the holidays to list their homes were ready to list at the beginning of the new year. The number of new listings in January increased 65% compared to December. January’s vital statistics for all homes – […]
Uncategorized Lakewood is part of the 10 most exciting suburbs near Denver “Lakewood is, among other things, huge. Spanning just west of the core of Denver right up to the base of the Front Range, it’s a huge area that’s primarily residential but with a few key draws. There’s the Belmar shopping district with its regular rotation of shops, plus the outdoor adventure of Bear Creek Lake Park. And […]