Friday Fun Fact – Job News

By | General, living

There is an abundance of great news when it comes to employment in Colorado. The unemployment rate is incredibly low at 2.7% which is almost a full percentage point lower than the U.S. average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Metro Denver added 28,300 jobs over the last year which ranks 15th out of… Continued

November 22, 2019

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 – 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

Halloween Cocktail: Magic Up Some Butter Beer

By | living

Make (delicious!) Halloween magic with this Harry Potter-inspired cocktail. You don’t have to live in a magical world to enjoy a good butter beer. This version pulls together ginger beer, ginger liqueur, butterscotch and cream soda for a smooth taste with a little kick. Glasses rimmed with gold sugar make it, well … magical. Ingredients:… Continued

October 15, 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

Planning for the Life Expectancy of Your Home

By | living

Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a lifespan, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying or selling… Continued

July 31, 2019