buy denver homes: CO Springs and Denver Remain in Top 20 Hottest Markets - 06/08/17 10:03 AM
As you know, this is a crazy market. Multiple offers selling at far above list price. The resurgence of all cash buyers, investors, and people upgrading or downsizing has created an inventory shortage in most areas. CO Springs and Denver are once again ranked in the top 20 of the hottest real estate markets in the nation. CO Springs is ranked as the 6th hottest market, and Denver is ranked as the 17th hottest market. Even though the inventory increased slightly from April to May nationally, it is still 11% lower than inventory same time last year. Read more about the … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Denver/CO Springs in Top 10 Hottest Markets - 03/31/17 02:16 PM
If you are in the market to buy a home and have been for some time, you already know this, but Denver and CO Springs are ranked in the top 10 Hottest Real Estate markets according to Denver is ranked #4 behind Vallejo, CA, San Fransisco, CA, and Dallas, TX. #5 is San Jose, CA, #6 is Sacramento, CA followed by CO Springs, CO at #7. 
In this hot housing market, it is important that you have all of your "ducks in a row" before making offers. Make sure you are pre-approved, with a good letter prepared, telling the sellers all … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Denver 4th Highest in Nation for Single Family Home Rent Hikes - 02/27/17 03:37 PM
According to data from RentRange, rent hikes for single family homes in Denver-Aurora area rank 4th highest in the nation, a dubious distinction. Rental rates are up more than 10% in Q4 2016, compared with the time the previous year. Only single-family home rentals in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas (12.9 percent), Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida (10.9 percent), and Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon/Washington (10.6 percent) had higher annual rent hikes greater than the Denver-Aurora area. The data also indicates that Denver-Aurora has the 2nd lowest vacancy rate in the nation, comparing the 25 markets with the highest rental rate increases. You can see the data for yourself … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Best Dates for Listing a Home - 02/24/17 10:59 AM
When it comes to lisitng a home, there is somewhat of a science to it. Homes are tyically listed on either Thursday or Friday. The reason for this is that a good agent does not want the home on the market for even 1 day longer than necessary. Most showings are done on Friday evening and Saturday, even some Sunday's are good showing days (especially with football season being over). There are even specific calendar dates that are best, or at least most popular. Take a look at the top listing dates from last year, according to NAR. Read more at … (1 comments)

buy denver homes: CAN YOU TRUST ZILLOW'S HOME PRICE ZESTIMATE? IN A WORD: NO. - 02/16/17 08:08 AM
Great article about Zillow, and their Zestimates! Buyer/Seller beware! Consult a real estate professional before making any decisions about buying or selling a home. Don't rely on these sites that offer instant access to not only a properties value (for sellers) but also on the availability of homes (for buyers). Be informed!
Here is a preview of the article .. 
Realty Times - "Shoppers, sellers and buyers routinely quote Zestimates to realty agents - and to one another - as gauges of market value," said the Los Angeles Times. "If a house for sale has a Zestimate of $350,000, a buyer might challenge … (5 comments)

buy denver homes: Dispelling Lending Myths - 02/08/17 07:31 AM
Here is a great article about lending myths. I am amazed when I talk to potential homebuyers that still think they need 20% down, perfect credit, or are unaware of various down payment assistance programs that are currently available. Here are a few of the myths that are still out there in the marketplace. 
Scotsman Guide - Obstacles in the path to homeownership have reached mythical proportions, preventing many would-be homebuyers from even starting the journey. Loan originators are in a unique position to help cut borrowers’ concerns down to actual size and give them confidence that they can achieve their goals.
Myths about … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: More Consumers Might Buy If They Knew This - 02/02/17 01:31 PM
Confusion over down payment requirements is hindering some consumers’ confidence about buying a home.
For the past three years, the median down payment for first-time buyers has been 6 percent and 14 percent for repeat buyers, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Yet, when consumers are asked about the down payment amount they need to buy, 87 percent of non-owners say that a down payment of 10 percent or more is necessary.
“Current non-owners’ ultimate goal of owning a home may not be as far-fetched as they believe,” says NAR President William E. Brown. “There are … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Denver/CO Springs in Top 15 Markets with Strongest Kickoff to 2017 - 02/01/17 08:15 AM
According to RealtorMag, Denver and CO Springs are in the top 15 markets in the nation with the strongest kickoff to the new year. Denver ranks in at #8, and CO Springs ranks at #13. Part of the reason for this is increassing rates, and buyers are scrambling to lock in lower interest rates instead of gambling that rates will get lower as the Spring/Summer rush approaches. You can read more at
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buy denver homes: 7 THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO INSTANTLY UP YOUR HOME VALUE FOR UNDER $100 - 01/23/17 09:11 AM
As we head into the hot selling/buying season, here is an interesting article that will help you if you are considering selling your home, but don't have a ton of money to put into fixing it up! Little things can make a big difference and set your home apart from the rest for very little investment. 
Looking to add a little value to your home? You don't need to take out a second mortgage or get a second job to make some valuable changes. Skip that dinner out … (1 comments)

buy denver homes: 7 REASONS YOU SHOULD BUY YOUR NEXT HOME RIGHT NOW - 12/09/16 08:57 AM
Realty Times - Get off the fence. This might be the best time to buy a home you're going to see for a while. Here's why.
Less competition for homes
Tired of having to duke it out for available homes and then losing out to higher offers? That's a reality in many of today's hot real estate markets, where bidding wars are the norm. In some micro-markets, all-cash offers are king. It's hard to compete in that kind of environment, which is what makes the holiday season attractive to home buyers. Less activity during this season diminishes the competition, and can also help … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Colorado Front Range Home Sales See Strongest November in 12 years - 12/08/16 08:56 AM - GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – December 7, 2016 – According to the latest data from REcolorado, the provider of, the most popular, locally run home search site for Colorado home buyers, sellers and renters, monthly home sales reached near-record levels in November, while inventory levels remained low.      
Last month, the Denver Front Range housing market saw the second-most sales of any November in the 26-year history of the REcolorado market report. During the month, 4,400 homes sold, 10 percent more than November of last year.  As compared to last month, sales saw a seasonal decrease of six percent.  Read … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Colorado housing market: Highly ranked and improving, says Freddie Mac - 12/02/16 11:25 AM
Denver Business Journal - Colorado's housing market is one of the country's top-ranked markets and also one of the U.S.'s improving markets. 
That's according to a new report by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, known as Freddie Mac, which indicates Colorado scored high in its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi). 
Freddie Mac said the MiMi index uses four criteria: at home purchase applications; payment-to-income ratios (changes in home purchasing power based on house prices, mortgage rates and household income); proportion of current mortgage payments in each market; and the local employment picture. 
Colorado ranks No. 2 nationally, only behind Utah, on the national MiMi score, … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Denver's housing market called a 'top performer' in nation - 10/11/16 03:30 AM
Denver Business Journal - With home prices in the Denver-Aurora housing market rising more than 11 percent in the past year, the area's housing market has been called "a top performer" in the U.S.
But Denver's "rising home prices may have an expiration date."  That's according to Clear Capital, a California firm that provides real estate valuations, data and analytics. According to Clear Capital, Denver's homes — even distressed properties — are selling in less than one week, well below the national average of 42 days.
"Denver is one of the nation's most talked about markets — with a growing tech sector and … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: 5 reasons homeowners should list their homes today - 10/11/16 02:46 AM
Inman News - When consumers are on a mission to buy something and can’t find what they want, they often encounter that frustrating feeling of slim choices in stores or online. Such is the case with housing inventory as the end of the year draws closer.
With fall in full swing and school underway, this is the time of year sellers typically consider pulling their homes off the market or delay listing it until next year.
With a faster pace of sales in many real estate markets across the country, current and future homesellers might want to rethink that strategy. Read More at … (1 comments)

buy denver homes: 2 Colorado Cities in Top 20 Hottest Markets - 08/12/16 04:01 AM
2 Colorado cities rank in the top 20 hottest markets according to data. Denver (3rd) and Colorado Springs (16) are considered to be 2 of the top 20 hottest markets in the nation for homebuyers. 
“The best spring in a decade has transitioned into the hottest summer in a decade,” says Jonathan Smoke,®’s chief economist. “Pent-up demand left over from tight supply for two years against the backdrop of mortgage rates remaining near three-year lows have encouraged buyers to keep active at a time when sales usually begin to decline.”
Smoke estimates that properties spent a median of 68 days on … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Denver home values up ..biggest gain in nation since recession - 06/13/16 08:53 AM
Denver Business Journal - Home values in Denver have increased 49.3 percent since their Great Recession peaks 10 years ago, which is the biggest gain in the country.
According to mortgage resource company's " home price recovery index," home value growth in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood market outpaced all other U.S. markets since 2006. 
The index "uses the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) Home Price Indexas a basis to determine which housing markets have fully recovered (or more) and which still lag behind the housing recovery." Read more at Denver Business Journal
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buy denver homes: Denver Sales Reach All Time High - 06/03/16 06:45 AM
The latest data from REcolorado, the provider of, a free home search site for Colorado home buyers, sellers and renters, reveals that home sales prices have reached another all-time high. Sales remained strong as more homes came on the market.The sold price of a Denver-area home surpassed the $400,000 mark for the first time ever, reaching an average of $407,662. Home prices in May were up four percent month over month and nine percent as compared to last year. The average sale price of a single family detached home climbed to $448,804, three percent higher than last month, and eight … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Denver/CO Springs in Top 20 Hot Markets - 06/01/16 01:17 AM
Denver (3) and CO Springs (13) have made it into the nations top 20 hottest markets. See all 20 Hottest Housing Markets at RealtorMag. 
For more information on buying Denver homes, selling Denver homes, or Rent to own Denver and CO Springs homes, please visit the websites at,, and 

buy denver homes: Denver home price gains are steep, but not a bubble, economist says - 04/19/16 07:42 AM
Denver Post - Metro Denver is heading into another peak home-selling season with empty shelves and rising prices, but don't be too quick to use the "B" word — bubble.
"Denver is in a good spot. It is a strong market," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist with the National Association of Realtors, during a visit to Denver on Wednesday.
The median price of a home sold in metro Denver reached $353,600 at the end of 2015, up from $310,200 in 2014 and $280,600 at the end of 2013, according to the NAR. Read More at Denver Post
For more information on buying Denver homes, … (0 comments)

buy denver homes: Competition, Prices up in Metro Denver - 04/07/16 09:28 AM
Denver Business Journal - Strong demand for homes in metro Denver continued in March, further driving price increases and stiff competition between buyers.
The average price of a home in metro Denver, including both detached single-family houses and attached homes such as townhomes and condominiums, rose 9.8 percent year-over-year to $393,684 in March, according to the latest report from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. Read More at Denver Business Journal
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