buy ft collins 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 RealtorMag.com. 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 ft collins 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 ft collins 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 ft collins 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!
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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 ft collins 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.
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buy ft collins 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 ft collins 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 REALTORMag.com
 
For more information on buying, selling, or rent to own homes in Denver, CO Springs, and Ft Collins, please visit www.MyCORealtor.com, www.RentToOwnDenverHomes.com, www.COSpringsRentToOwn.com, or www.FtCollinsRentToOwn.com. 
 
 
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