sell colorado springs 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)

sell colorado springs 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)

sell colorado springs 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)

sell colorado springs 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)

sell colorado springs 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)

sell colorado springs 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 Realtor.com 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, realtor.com®’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)

 
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