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Buyers & Sellers Where is the Colorado Real Estate Market Headed? The Colorado real estate market has had quite the year — leaving us all eager to see exactly where it’s headed. The Big Picture What’s happening right now in the national economy? Naturally and as expected with the rollout of the vaccine, now over 50% of the adult population has received at least one dose […]
Blog Money at a Discount This week, for the first time in 32 months, mortgage rates hit 4%. While this increase may feel painful for buyers currently looking at property, it is important to put today’s rates in perspective. We believe we will look back a few years from now and see that a 4% rate was like buying money […]
Blog How to Buy a House in Colorado [Infographic] Buying a house can be daunting. Especially in the Colorado housing market where changes are happening rapidly. So you might be wondering how to buy a house in Colorado during these fast-paced times. There are many things to consider and it’s important not to rush into any decisions. Whether you are a current resident of […]
Blog Rent Record Records continue to be broken in real estate, including the rental market. Rents just rose another $2 per month to $1,594, a new record. The annual rent growth of 13.5% nationally in 2021 was more than double any previous year, and apartment absorption counted nearly 600,000 units, which is roughly 50 percent more than the […]
Buyers Make Your Move • DECEMBER 1, 2021 by Windermere Staff Moving is stressful, whether it is across town or cross-country.  Once you have closed on your house, the reality of packing, moving, and setting up a new home can become overwhelming. While no list can make a move “stress-free,” planning ahead and staying organized can help make your […]
Buyers Must-Haves and Nice-To-Haves Lists Finding your dream home may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make it easier, like creating a “Must-Haves” list and a “Nice-To-Haves” list. These lists allow serious homebuyers to save time, energy, and ultimately, money as they prepare to buy a home. A Must-Have List is exactly what it sounds […]
Blog 7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home Making the leap from renter to homeowner doesn’t happen overnight; it requires steady planning to put yourself in a good position to buy your first home. Prospective first-time home buyers can often feel like they’re waiting for a sign to indicate they’re ready to start making offers, when really, it’s a combination of factors. Here […]
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.  […]
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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 […]
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 […]