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Blog Why List Now Why does it make sense to list a home now?  Shouldn’t I wait until the Spring? These are legitimate questions we hear occasionally from our clients. It turns out there are several good reasons to list a home in December or January instead of waiting for April or May. The first reason is low competition.  […]
Buyers & Sellers Working with a Listing Agent What is a Listing Agent? Generally, a real estate transaction involves a listing agent representing the seller and a buyer’s agent representing the buyer. Listing agents will conduct a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)—which uses recent housing market data to compare the seller’s home to other listings in their area—to accurately price the property. The agent will list the […]
Blog 10 Costs Associated with Buying a Home Some expenses that come with buying a home are easier to account for than others. Knowing the costs associated with buying a home will not only help you budget accordingly but will also pinpoint which homes are truly affordable for you. In no particular order, here are ten costs you can expect to encounter when […]
Buyers Record Increase Home builders have experienced their largest-ever increase in building costs so far in 2021. This is according to the latest Producer Price Index report. Year to date, building costs are up 14.5%.  This amount tops the previous record of 7.1% which occurred in 2008. Specific materials which have seen significant increases include lumber, drywall and […]
Buyers & Sellers Price Matters Almost twice as many sellers now have to drop their list price before a sale compared to July. In October, 19% of all sales were forced to drop the list price before receiving an offer.  In July it was 10%. These properties that start out priced too high end up taking four times as long […]
Buyers Q3 2021 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 Real […]
Blog How to Choose the Best Flooring Flooring is a key component of a home’s design and can often be the centerpiece of a renovation or remodel. Because it covers such a large surface area it will significantly impact the look and feel of your home, so choosing the right material can be stressful. Weigh your options before making a decision. Learn […]
Buyers & Sellers The Difference Between a Comparative Market Analysis and an Appraisal   It can be difficult for sellers to distinguish between two methods of finding the value of their home: a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a home appraisal. Though they share many similarities, there are key differences in how the two approaches ultimately arrive at a listing price for your home. The Difference Between a Comparative […]
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Buyers Is Co-Buying Right For You? For some buyers, purchasing a home independently may be out of reach. Co-buying is an alternative approach to homeownership where two or more individuals purchase the property together and take on a joint mortgage. Get to know the benefits and drawbacks of co-buying before deciding whether it’s right for you. How Does Co-Buying Work?  Just like a […]
Blog A List Not Made Us Coloradoans are used to making many top-10 lists. Whether it be best place to live, best place to retire, best place to raise a family, or best place to own real estate, you can usually find a Colorado town or two on these types of lists. But, here’s one we didn’t make… The 10 […]
Buyers & Sellers Best Ways to Determine Home Value Of all the questions that arise during the selling process, “What’s my home worth?” is the first for most sellers. By using home valuation tools and understanding local market conditions, sellers can educate themselves on how much their home could potentially fetch on the market, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Best Ways to Determine […]
Blog Listing Averages While a lot of attention has been paid to increasing sales prices along the Front Range, it is also interesting to look at the average price of properties currently listed for sale. Did you know, for instance, that the average list price of all the properties currently for sale in Metro Denver is $887,000. Meanwhile, […]
Buyers Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Buyers are constantly looking for ways to streamline the buying process, whether that’s working with their agent to identify how they can increase their buying power, getting pre-approved, or being as cash-ready as possible. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), though it is an additional expense, can be a gateway to homeownership, and for some buyers, may be their only […]
Buyers & Sellers Where to Stay While You Sell Your Home The time between selling a home and moving into a new one can be a challenging period for homeowners that leaves them with a basic question: Where should I live? In the interim, there are various housing options to choose from but picking the right one depends on your personal situation and the amount of time it will take […]
Buyers Should You Rent or Buy When Moving Away? There are certain advantages to moving down the street or across town. You’ll likely have a basic understanding of the local market conditions, you’re familiar with the area, and the limited distance between the home you’re selling and the one you’re moving into makes the moving process a bit easier. But moving to a new city […]
Blog Inventory Uptick We are noticing a trend that is very good news for buyers. Inventory has been increasing over the last month which means that buyers now have more properties to consider. Just in the last week, the number of homes for sale has increased: 13% in Larimer County 12% in Weld County 11% in Metro Denver […]
Blog The Biggest Risk in Front Range Real Estate In today’s world, the biggest risk in Front Range real estate for buyers is to wait! Eric Thompson from Windermere Local shares some insight below as to why this is and what it means for buyers across the Front Range: Why Waiting Isn’t a Good Idea Thinking back to 2008-10, we can learn a lot […]
Buyers The Importance of Homeowners Insurance In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset, and it’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowners insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about two-thirds of all homeowners are under-insured.   What a […]
Blog Is This The Top of the Colorado Real Estate Market? Am I buying at the top of the Colorado real estate market? Are home prices going to crash? Can this real estate bubble last? These are common questions on the minds of a lot of people right now. These are all valid concerns — we’ve all seen the activity in the market — how fast […]
Blog Local Nuances “All markets are local” is a commonly used phrase in real estate. This adage is proving to be true as we notice slight changes recently in the market. Bottom line, the market, in some locations, is not behaving exactly like it did even 30 days ago. Properties that perhaps would have received 10 or more […]