August 2021: Now Is a Great Time To Buy a House! Yes, you read that right. I’m sure you’ve been hearing how tough the homebuying market has been, not only in 2021 but also throughout 2020. We have been experiencing unprecedented low inventory, most homes selling in bidding wars, prices increasing at a rapid rate, […]
Top 5 Tips When Buying Your First Home You are ready to jump into homeownership! This can be a very exciting and overwhelming time. The thought of owning your own home for the first time, settling in, and really making it your own feels great. However, understanding the process of purchasing a home can be daunting. Here […]
Buying a Home: Wants vs. Needs Once you have your mortgage pre-approval, how do you figure out exactly what you want and need in a home? First and foremost, are you buying alone and therefore the only decision maker? Or do you have a spouse or partner that is buying with you? Do you have […]
Today’s Denver Metro housing market is a strong seller’s market, and one like we have never seen before: today’s housing inventory is lower than any in recorded history, which goes back as far as 1982. Inventory has continued to dwindle month-over-month since last spring. The past year has been unprecedented in many ways: dealing with […]
If you are thinking of buying a home in 2021, your first and most important step should be to meet with a mortgage lender and obtain a loan pre-approval. Why? Because a full mortgage pre-approval shows a seller that you are a serious buyer and able to close on the purchase. As you have probably […]
In short, no. For as long as I can remember, one of the most common “truths” agents are taught is that your first offer is usually your best offer. While that mantra proved right for much of my career, over the past few years this theory has been tested and proven wrong time and time again—especially as the velocity of the market has continued […]
When we meet with sellers, we work through a recommended market value and pricing strategy for their house. In response, they frequently ask the question: “Shouldn’t we start high and leave room to negotiate?” While historically leaving “wiggle room” has been customary, in today’s market that strategy has gone out the window. Today’s buyers are […]
In high school, kids can’t wait to leave home and go to college. But as soon as it is over, many come home—a phenomenon happening in record numbers these days. Living with your mom and dad certainly makes sense right out of college: young adults can save money as they start their first full-time job […]
Year 2020–one that we’ll never forget in so many ways–has been quite a roller coaster for the real estate market.
One of the most fundamental steps in the home buying process is the home inspection. This is the time when the buyers have a professional home inspector thoroughly check the property from top to bottom.