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June 2, 2014

The Economic Impact of Selling a House

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When a home gets sold the impact goes far beyond the buyer and the seller.  The local economy is stimulated by the sale.  A few of those who are impacted are:

  • Home Builders and/or General Contractors
  • Real Estate Brokerages
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Title Insurance
  • Rental and leasing
  • Home appraisers
  • Moving ...
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April 16, 2014

A Comparison of Denver Real Estate vs. National Inventory

OK so this week I've been raging on and on about the lack of housing inventory in the Metro Denver Real Estate Market.  Sorry, but the fact remains we are selling more homes than we are listing!

Across the Nation there is an inventory shortage, but Denver's shortage ...

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April 14, 2014

Market Watch Metro Denver

This past weekend I worked with 4 separate buyers.  Sounds exhausting?  Well it was, but not how you would think.

Typically when working with a buyer you set appointments, probably 5-7 on homes that might fit their budget and other criteria.  Well those days are past.  Now we are lucky ...

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Dec. 11, 2013

Craigslist Scammers are Alive and Very Busy!

The popularity of Craigslist is well known. It is a wonderful place to buy and sell a wide variety of items.  I've used it myself on many occasion with much success.  Sadly not everyone who uses Craigslist to promote items for sale or rent is honest and trustworthy. CraigslistScammer1 There ...

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Aug. 2, 2013

Happy 137th Birthday Colorado!

Colorado contains 75 percent of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet. Colorado contains 75 percent of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet.

It was on this day in 1876 that Colorado became the 38th state in the Union!  Colorado is a great place to live with a unique culture.  We pride ourselves in ...

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April 26, 2013

Happy Days are Here for West Side Residents as RTD Lightrail Opens!

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It's been a long time coming, but today the West Rail Line opens for service. This newest addition to the RTD Lightrail runs between Denver's Union Station and the Jefferson County government Center in Golden.

Residents and visitors to the area will be ...

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April 4, 2013

Fresh Tracks in Denver

FreshTracks-RTDLIghtRail-KristalKraft-w Referring to Fresh Tracks in  Colorado typically has something to do with snow.  These fresh tracks are preparing to serve the suburbs of the Western Corridor of Metro Denver. They are the RTD Lightrail tracks that go from Union Station in Lodo west to the Jefferson County Building in ...

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Dec. 3, 2012

Colorado's Conforming Loan Limit for 2013

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that conforming mortgage loan limits for 2013 shall remain unchanged from the previous year.

Explanation of a "Conforming Loan Limit"

Loans that are made to individuals are sold on what is known as the "secondary market."  It is common practice for a ...

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Nov. 15, 2012

Denver Real Estate Market Favors the Seller!

Looking at the Denver real estate statistics for the Month of October 2012, no matter how you measure it home sellers are finally in the driver's seat!  The absorption rate is low as is days on market.  Overall absorption rate is 10.29 weeks for the Metro ...

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Nov. 6, 2012

So Vote Already!

So today's the day.  If you haven't voted already, this is your last chance!  After today we can take back our lives and not have to be bombarded with annoying, non-stop crap, until next time.

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