Buying a Home is a Team Sport

  For first time buyers, purchasing a home initially looks like a mind boggling adventure. What to do and when to do it is extremely important. Here are the players buyers will need to make their dream of home ownership come true. The Real Estate Agent The agent is the buyer’s guide through all the complex steps of finding and purchasing a home. An experienced realtor will help buyers understand the ins and outs of putting together a successful contract and how and when the transaction’s steps take place. As a Buyer’s Agent, this person will be an advocate and
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Denver Real Estate News: What to Expect in 2018

As we welcome in the New Year, it’s a great time to review what the real estate market experienced in 2017 and where we think it’ll head in 2018. For the foreseeable future, we expect the economy to continue to improve and our metro Denver housing market to remain unyielding. Below are a few different metrics we use to evaluate the market and help you understand it better. For each, I’ll briefly describe what 2017 looked like and where I think we’re headed. Market strength 2017 gave us an unwavering seller’s market (as did 2012 – 2016). The market strength
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Top Questions to Ask Your Realtor Before Buying a Home in Denver

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make! Therefore, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the home buying process. Before beginning the search for your dream home, sit down with your Realtor to make sure you’re well prepared and equipped for purchasing your next property. Here are the top questions to ask your Realtor before buying a home in Denver, Colorado and the surrounding metro area. What costs are associated with buying a home? Before stepping into your first home showing, it’s important to be financially prepared for all of the costs associated with
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What a Buyer or Seller need to Understand about Negotiations on the Sale of a Home

A seller I once had – who ended up dropping me and going with another Realtor – made a huge financial mistake. He would not reduce his selling price from $1,100,000 to $1,000,000. I had counseled him to take the deal, as the buyer was flexible on other important factors. He had a unique property that would attract only a limited number of buyers and this was a cash offer. It was 2009 and home prices were just starting to fall rapidly. It stayed on the market for over a year after we parted company and he ended up desperately
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A Sign that Sun Valley has a Vision – 1 Bedroom for $1,300,000

I was more than a little curious why our Neighborhood PSF page has Sun Valley listed as the highest Per Square Foot price of all the Denver neighborhoods. Usually the top 5 neighborhoods on our Neighborhood PSF chart include Riverfront Park, The Theatre District, Central Downtown, LoHi, etc. Sun Valley has often been a great value because most people don’t know about all the plans for this neighborhood to be developed. Even fewer know that … read more here.
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