Checking the calendar, spring won’t officially kick off until March 20 when the celestial equinox happens. That same Saturday will also officially signal the start of Mesa County’s annual real estate “hot” selling season.
It’s been quite the year for real estate agents, with fairly large factors affecting every housing market in addition to all of the hyper-local influences in home preference. Most areas in Mesa County have seen an increased focus on outdoor spaces associated with the homes.
It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of Colorado National Monument in the summer, when plants and trees in Grand Junction, Colorado are in full bloom. But the Monument is particularly attractive in the winter. Snow in the Grand Valley is not as common as in the higher elevations in the state. But when a dusting of snow occurs here it covers the Colorado National Monument in a cozy, white blanket.
What’s Up With Inspections in Mesa County? Part 4: Pro and Cons for Sellers and Pre-Listing Inspections
We knew someone who was fond of saying, “We can argue this round, or we can argue this square.” And that’s how it sometimes seems to sellers when contemplating getting a pre-listing home inspection.
For this third part of our blog series on the home inspection process we feel it’s important to talk about home inspections from a home seller’s perspective. If you’re selling a home you will definitely encounter a detailed inspection of your home from your buyer. Understanding it and working through the inspection process will help your deal go smoother for everyone.
This is the second in series of blogs about the home inspection process. In Part 1 we talked about what a home inspection is and why it’s important to get one when buying a home. In Part 2 of this series we’ll cover the actual inspection report and how to deal with the findings.
It’s a tough market out there right now for buyers in Grand Junction and the entire Western Slope area. Homes for sale aren’t as plentiful. That means it’s actually a sellers’ market right now. You’ll be in fierce competition with other buyers for the same homes. That also means buyers need be armed with as much information as possible when they plunge into buying a home. Especially once you get one under contract.
An earnest money deposit is substantial, so buyers should know what will cause their money to be forfeited, and how to avoid (or leverage!) those instances.
There are 7 things that will stop your house from selling... do you know what they are? We're happy to share them with you!
Many homeowners don't know PMI (private mortgage insurance) from MPI (mortgage protection insurance), but we're here to sort out mortgage acronym confusion.
What do our listings have in common with summer blockbusters? CGI! Here's how we bring some Hollywood magic to the Western Slope of Colorado.
Because it’s not something people do regularly, there are many myths about selling your home. Here are some common myths - busted!
A seller of ours tried Zillow’s 'Instant Offer' program, which touts, "skip the hassle, sell to Zillow." Check out Zillow's offer - YIKES!
You've seen the house and it's perfect, you're ready to make an offer! If you're wondering how to make an offer on a house, here are a few helpful tips.
The earnest money put down when buying a home can let the seller know you're a committed purchaser. But how much earnest money is too much?
Do you really need a pest inspection? Some buyers may decide to forgo the pest inspection, but it could end up costing you much more in the long run.
Purchasing a new home can involve many steps - and the process may not always go perfect. When closings go wrong, we will help straighten it all out.
When it comes to buying a new home, buyers have a lot to worry about. Price shouldn't be one! Here’s how to easily spot an overpriced home.
Buyers may forget your listing even if they loved it when they saw it, making memorability a valuable aspect of real estate marketing. Here's how!
The key to selling your home fast and for top dollar is for buyers to LOVE it. Homes that stand out from others get offers OVER asking price sometimes.
Kitchens get harsh scrutiny from potential home buyers, but you've acclimated over time, making it easy to overlook your kitchen's cry for help.
Buying new construction with a critical eye is hard. Disengage from the wow factor to detect new construction quality issues.
If you search "surprising things that decrease home value,” most aren't very surprising. Here are TRULY surprising things that may compromise home value!
Summer is the most popular time to buy or sell a home. When you do a few home projects that sell, your home will look its best when it goes on the market!
If you're looking for a Western Slope listing agent, hire an expert! Here's why you should choose us to list, market, and sell your Colorado home.