Should I Buy Real Estate in a Sellers Market?

If you’re looking to buy a house in Denver, you’ve probably heard that the market is tough. With short inventory and prices on the up and up, the Denver real estate market has been favorable to sellers for eight years now. The big question for would-be buyers is, will Denver real estate prices continue to rise?Continue reading “Should I Buy Real Estate in a Sellers Market?”

Home Insurance Tips in Colorado

What You Need to Know Insurance isn’t the most exciting topic but when you need it, you are glad you have it.  This week I had the chance to interview Lisa Kerin-Welch, an agent and business growth director at Community & Family Insurance.    Here are some of the takeaways from our talk.  Most common claim inContinue reading “Home Insurance Tips in Colorado”

From the Mortgage Front

From the Mortgage Front Posted October 28, 2018 Looking for a home in Denver? Schedule a call now and let’s talk! Had coffee the other day with a lender friend, Turner Williams of AmeriFirst Financial. He gave me the lowdown on Denver’s real estate market from the loan officer perspective. Here are some of the takeaways.  Shifting Market, Rising RatesContinue reading “From the Mortgage Front”

Why First-Time Homebuyers Should Think Like Investors

It’s exciting to buy your first home! You’ll have a place to call your own, and ideally you’ll meet at least most of the criteria you set for your first abode. While bells and whistles are great, smart first-time homebuyers also keep in mind the big picture in order to maximize the wealth-building opportunity thatContinue reading “Why First-Time Homebuyers Should Think Like Investors”

Denver Real Estate Market Update Fall 2018

You may have heard by now, the Denver real estate market has slowed its breakneck pace. Properties are taking longer to sell and we’re seeing more price reductions before properties go under contract. Another interesting sign — so far we haven’t seen the second price uptick that usually occurs in Denver in recent fall markets.Continue reading “Denver Real Estate Market Update Fall 2018”

Signs of Buyer Fatigue, Supply Creeps Up

There’s been talk of a market slowdown and I’ve been waiting to see if the last quarter of 2018 would confirm it. Our stats show that the market has cooled off – but just a tiny bit.  The chart below shows that supply is a bit higher in 2018’s last quarter over 2017. In DecemberContinue reading “Signs of Buyer Fatigue, Supply Creeps Up”

Easy DIY Home Renovation in Denver

Home renovations are usually expensive, and good contractors in Denver can be hard to track down or hire — especially for the smaller jobs. In some cases, it may make sense to do the work yourself, if you are so inclined and if you are handy. Here’s how to go about a DIY renovation jobContinue reading “Easy DIY Home Renovation in Denver”

How To Find the Right Contractor for Your Home Renovations

Finding a contractor in a high-growth city like Denver can be the opposite of easy. Many of them have jobs booked well in advance, so it’s essential to do your research and start gathering bids as early as possible. Knowing what’s in store will help you go in with a plan. Here are some thingsContinue reading “How To Find the Right Contractor for Your Home Renovations”

Denver Real Estate Market Update

Median home prices in Denver are up 8.5% in January year over year, a pretty aggressive increase, in my opinion, for all the talk of a market slowdown. Prices are down just a hair in January from December, which is not unusual for this time of year. It’s very interesting to note that housing inventory hasContinue reading “Denver Real Estate Market Update”