denver home buyers: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE FEBRUARY 2014 - 03/02/14 01:50 AM

There has been a measurable rise in Denver real estate sales to start 2014!
January 2014 boasted an increase in dollar volume and in the number of closed transactions within the Metro Denver real estate market.  The big story is limited inventory of homes for sale.  If you have been thinking of selling, now is the time.  Don’t wait until spring, when the number of homes for sale normally increases.  You will have less competition now.
Market Metrics:
By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale is 7,610 homes at January month end,
4,116 homes came … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: Residents of Parker Fire District to See Lower Tax Bill - 02/17/14 09:10 AM

The Parker Fire District Board of Directors at their November meeting made a big decision that should results in the residentsof Parker seeing their property tax bill lowered.  The board cut the levy assessment by one mil at their November meeting. They were able to do so as a result of innovative budget cuts along with more than expected revenues.
Dan Qualman , Fire chief said, “Rather than keep more money than we needed, we decided to give the money back to the residents.” Residents of Parker Fire District have been paying 13.978 mils a year in property taxes … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2013 - 09/29/13 11:33 PM

As the so called “Buying Season” comes to an end, there are a couple of things to pay attention to.  First, the graphs show a definite trend line for Inventory and Months of Inventory going up, and the number of Under Contracts and Closings going down!  Keep in mind, we almost always get a second wind to the market in the Fall “Buying Season”!  

Market Metrics:
By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale is 10,587 homes at August month end, 6,752 homes came onto the market, 6,353 homes were placed under contract, and 5,635 … (2 comments)

denver home buyers: Denver Among The Top 5 Sellers Markets in the U.S. - 06/14/13 01:32 AM

The Denver housing market is well into its recovery phase after the housing burst we saw a few years back.  The changing housing market has many sellers asking themselves if now is the time to sell their homes. The answer if you live in Denver is yes.  Housing market conditions are different in every region of the country, and right now in Denver it is the time to sell.  A recent report created using data from’s site showed the top 5 seller markets in the country and Denver came in 4th.

Homes here in the mile-high city are selling quickly … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE MAY 2013 - 05/23/13 02:34 AM

We are in a unique time when we have almost the same amount of homes go Under Contract that come on the market each month!  Wow!  But, for the first time in almost a year, the trend line for Inventory is slightly going up instead of down!  I believe we will start to see a trend to a more balanced market, but it will take some time to get there.  Many homes are selling very quickly with multiple offers, while others sit and don’t get many showings or no contracts!  The difference is professional guidance.  Let us be your … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: May Denver Home-Maintenance Checklist - 05/17/13 02:34 AM
We are well into the month of May and you may be wondering what you can do to maintain your Denver home now that the weather is starting to warm. Did you know that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be lethal to many of the harmful bacteria that may be living in your home?  Use this month to get your home ready for summer by following these tips.
Tender loving care to your cooling system
With the rapidly changing temperatures, you may not be prepared for that one warm day that pops up on us and you need to turn your … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE MARCH 2013 - 03/28/13 02:44 AM

The Denver Real Estate Market is going into new territory with data we haven’t seen since 1985!  As you may know, we seem to be in a full Seller’s Market in most price ranges as inventory has continued to shrink.  Two reasons for the inventory issue: First, many sellers are still waiting for prices to get to a point where they have enough equity to consider selling again and can afford to buy another home.  Second, we have a unique time in the market where more homes went under contract in February than were newly listed!  Thus, our … (2 comments)

denver home buyers: 5 Things that Should Never Go Down the Drain in Your Denver Home - 02/24/13 02:00 AM
Owning a home is a big responsibility and properly maintaining your Denver home can save you a tremendous amount of money.  What goes down the drain in our homes and down the storm drain all take a toll on contaminating our water supply. Here are five things you should not put down your drain to keep your drains in their best working order and to reduce pollution.
1. Grease
After cooking a meal it may be tempting to throw the remaining grease down the drain, but you should never do this. Not only will this potentially back up your drains … (3 comments)

denver home buyers: Exterior Projects On Your Denver Home Provide Big Returns - 02/02/13 07:10 AM
Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility. Many times upgrades and improvements are needed. Denver homeowners looking to make the biggest return on their home improvement projects should consider exterior renovations.

The recently released 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, reported that Realtors rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects. National Association of Realtors President Gary Thomas, said "Realtors know that curb appeal projects offer great bang for your buck, because a home's exterior is the first thing potential buyers see.” The report compares construction costs with resale values for 35 midrange and … (2 comments)

denver home buyers: New Phone App Gives Info on Denver Neighborhoods - 01/18/13 04:07 AM
When searching for a new home many times you will find yourself researching a particular Denver neighborhood to see if it is the right fit for your family. A Washington D.C based company called Sunlight Foundation has recently launched an app called Sitegeist that will help you in your Denver home search.
The 'Sitegeist' app puts neighborhood demographics right in your hands. The search for that perfect neighborhood to call home could not be easier.  The app was original designed to help small builders, and infill developers, but it has turned into a great tool for home buyers who want … (1 comments)

denver home buyers: DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE NOVEMBER 2012 - 11/21/12 03:27 AM

Once again the trends are confirming a greatly improved year for 2012 for the Denver Real Estate Market!  Some notable stats are shown below as we see Median Prices versus a year ago up by 9%, Average Number of Days on the Market down by 26% and Sold Units up by 19%. Inventory is still very low and is down 30% from a year ago.  If you know anyone who is thinking of selling their home, now is a great time to sell!
Market Metrics:
By the numbers, the inventory … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: Attention Denver Homebuyers: Trump Says Now Is The Time To Buy - 08/16/12 09:55 AM
Everyone would agree that Donald Trump knows real estate--how to spot it and particularly when to buy it. In a recent interview with CNBC, Trump shared that now is a very good time to buy all types of real estate, including houses, in major U.S. markets like Denver.
According to Trump, "…the United States harbors great opportunities in real estate," and he suggests buying one of the many bank-owned properties on the market. The banks don't really want them and buyers can get unbelievable deals with very attractive financing terms, says Trump.
Miami is a great example of how things … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - JULY 2012 - 07/18/12 01:26 AM

Market Overview:
Wow! What a first half to the year! Inventory has gone up a little to just over 9,000 Single Family Homes. With one month remaining in the prime home selling/home buying season, June’s Monthly and Year-To-Date real estate statistics for the Denver area show the continuing trend of historically low inventory of available homes, high buyer demand, low mortgage interest rates, and increased due diligence needed to complete a mortgage loan.  Denver continues to be one of the strongest home sales markets in the country.  Median prices have now increased for five months in a row!  … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: An Almost No-Work Garden For Your Denver Home - 07/16/12 12:35 PM
If you love gardens but aren't terribly fond of gardening, xeriscaping could be your answer. Xeriscaping goes by several other names including smart-scaping and native-plant landscaping, but whatever name you use it will save you time and money on the landscaping around your Denver home and dramatically lower your water bills.
This gardening technique uses plant species that are native to the existing environment and so don't require a whole lot of watering or much care in general.
For folks considering xeriscaping on their Denver property, here are some things to keep in mind.
Use native plant species. Ask … (2 comments)

denver home buyers: 5 Tips to Be the Winning Buyer for Your Denver Home - 05/11/12 02:24 AM
If you’re buying a Denver home, be forewarned: this is not last year’s housing market and the rules for buyers are shifting with the housing turnaround.
Here are five new tenets that all serious buyers should heed.
Skip the Lowball Offer – In this improving market, you’ll do better asking the seller for concessions such as help with closing costs or paying for needed repairs. Making an offer far below asking price can at best prevent price negotiation and at worst kill the deal altogether. Savvy Denver home sellers will just move to the next buyer in line.

denver home buyers: Higher Rental Rates Are Good News for Denver Investment Property Owners - 05/09/12 08:37 AM
The numbers bear it out. People really do want to live in Denver  over other places in the country. Nothing shows this more clearly than the increased demand for rental units, the large uptick in rental charges, and the plunging apartment vacancy rate in the Denver area.
A report from the Apartment Association of Metro Denver and the Colorado Division of Housing says the average rent for a metro Denver apartment had a 4.5 percent year-over-year increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012, the largest jump for any quarter since 2002. In dollars, this equates to average rents growing … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - APRIL 2012 - 04/26/12 01:20 PM

The Market is Shifting
Buyers are coming out of the woodwork looking for homes, but not finding much to choose from, especially in the under $300,000 price range.  We are counseling buyers in this price range to be ready to jump quickly on any house that comes on the market that meets their criteria.  That means being pre-approved for a loan, have earnest money ready, and being ready to make a quick decision.  This price range is no longer a buyers’ market; it is a sellers’ market, with many properties getting multiple offers within days of being … (0 comments)

denver home buyers: Bidding Wars Mean Good Things for Denver Housing Market - 04/06/12 10:01 AM
Attention anyone who’s currently hunting for a Denver home. The buyer’s market is on its way out, home prices are starting to rise, and you might just find yourself in a bidding war for the house you’ve chosen.
The last time bidding wars were common was back in 2006; then the buyer’s market took hold and most Denver home sellers had to settle for whatever they were offered, including lowball bids. But real estate markets in places like Denver, Seattle, Boston, and Washington DC are reporting that bidding wars have begun to happen again, especially in the lower price ranges.

denver home buyers: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - MARCH, 2012 - 03/21/12 11:46 AM

Well, the word on the street continues to be “Inventory, Inventory, Inventory!” Very few times in history have we seen our inventory drop to these kinds of levels without a major shift occurring in our marketplace!  The Pendulum is now starting to swing back in the favor of sellers. The first signs of a recovery are a lack of inventory, demand outpacing supply, and upward pressure on prices!  As you will see in the attached data, inventory is down approximately 40%, while sales numbers are up modestly about 12% year over year. Average Prices, however, are almost flat, which … (2 comments)

denver home buyers: More Denver Renters a Good Sign for Denver Homeowners - 03/02/12 12:31 PM
A recent study by TransUnion LLC, a credit information-management service, offers yet more proof that people want to live in the metro Denver area.
According to the study, average rental charges for apartments in Denver have increased more than 10 percent in the past year, which would indicate that Denver’s economy is strong enough to be drawing in new residents.
At a time when U.S. vacancy rates for rentals were at their lowest in ten years, Denver’s average rents went from $777 in Q4 2010 to $857 in Q4 2011. Average national rents went from $831 to $820 for … (2 comments)

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