Your November To-Do List

By | General, housing trends, living

The month of November brings the end to daylight savings time, for most of us anyway, and the start to the holiday season. Don’t be left in the cold, jumpstart your preparations with this quick checklist.   Check Your Fire Safety System Test your smoke alarms and CO detectors to make sure they’re in working… Continued

November 14, 2019

Friday Fun Facts – All Time High

By | for Buyers, housing trends

Home Builder’s confidence in Baby Boomer buyers is at an all time high! The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveys their members each quarter to discover what they expect of future sales. The builders base a large part of their answer on how many people are visiting their sales centers and model homes versus the… Continued

November 8, 2019

Colorado Real Estate Market Update

By | for Buyers, for sellers, housing trends, market news

The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere real… Continued

November 5, 2019

Friday Fun Facts – Equity Insights

By | for sellers, Homeowners, housing trends, living, market news, mortgages

The real estate research firm Core Logic just produced their latest Homeowner Equity Insights report. Some interesting tidbits: 63% of all properties nationally have a mortgage Homeowners with mortgages collective realized a $428 billion rise in equity over last year, an increase of 4.8% Only 3.8% of all mortgaged properties have negative equity (where the… Continued

October 18, 2019

A Fall Decoration Idea!

By | Homeowners, housing trends

DECORATE IT – A RAINBOW PUMPKIN MANTEL Remember all those bright colorful pumpkins from yesterday? Well, I painted a few extra and created the absolute best fall/halloween mantel with them! A Rainbow pumpkin mantel! Just look at those bright colors! I am so in love and it is everything I never knew I wanted in… Continued

October 2, 2019

Big Bounce

By | for sellers, Homeowners, housing trends, market news

Seventy-five major metro markets have seen home prices bounce back to above their pre-recession peaks. Metro Denver has seen the biggest bounce with home values 91% above its previous high in 2007 , according to the Home Price Recovery Index from HSH.com. “Aside from routinely strong home price appreciation, it’s important to know that the Denver… Continued

September 27, 2019

Rate Bounce

By | for Buyers, housing trends, living, market news, mortgages

Rates hit near-historic lows this week and are now at 3.49% for a 30-year mortgage. There have only been two other times in history when rates have been this low- April 2013 and October 2016. It’s interesting to see what happened soon after bottoming out these last two times. In April of 2013 rates hit… Continued

September 18, 2019

By | for Buyers, for sellers, housing trends, market news

Hot off the Press the new Federal Housing Finance Authority report! The Federal Housing Finance Authority ranks 241 major metropolitan areas across the United States for yearly home price appreciation. The current report shows that, nationally, home prices have gone up 4.99% over the last 12 months. Colorado has 5 major metropolitan cities ranked in… Continued

September 6, 2019