If you're a home buyer on the western slope of Colorado, you're probably already familiar with the competitive nature of the local real estate market. Properties move quickly, and buyers need to be prepared to act fast to secure their dream home. One crucial step in the home buying process is obtaining a mortgage pre-approval [...]
Purchasing a home on Colorado's Western Slope is an exciting endeavor. With its breathtaking landscapes, outdoor recreational opportunities, and a thriving real estate market, this region offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and modern living. As you embark on your home buying journey, it's essential to understand the appraisal phase and how it [...]
5 Tips for Getting the Best Home Buying Deal During a Seller’s Market on the Western Slope of Colorado
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/crop-businessman-giving-contract-to-woman-to-sign-3760067/ If you're looking to buy a home on the Western Slope of Colorado, you may have noticed that it's currently a seller's market. That means there are more buyers than there are available homes, and sellers are in a position of power. But don't let that [...]
We Realtors® aren’t shy about laying out the case for why home sellers and buyers overwhelmingly choose to conduct their home sales through Western Slope real estate agents.
A New York Times article featured a timely warning that Western Slope home buyers and sellers should be aware of—especially since it uses a particularly devious dodge.
The selling price that any Western Slope home brings depends on any number of factors, the most critical of which is most often how it stacks up alongside its neighborhood comparables.
Some of the reasons cited by advocates of renting over owning are the financial burdens homeownership entails.
January has often been a month when Western Slope homeowners decide to get serious about projects they’ve put on hold during the past year. It’s only logical: most of us tend to regard the annual calendar changeover as a kind of mental departure point.
Western Slope homeowners who regularly watch the “Today” show or Fox Business, or who listen to NPR’s “All Things Considered” on the drive home from work may already be familiar with the views of Liz Weston, a regular contributor to ATC and a number of other leading media outlets.
As we reflect on 2022 and begin to prepare for 2023, we have so much to be grateful for. We've been blessed with an amazing family and group of friends, an incredible business with the best colleagues, good health, and so much more.
A recent U.S. News article headline looked promising: “The Guide to Understanding Your Home Value.”
Once you have decided to sell your Western Slope house, unless it’s already in top-notch shape, you face some meaningful decisions about things that might need to be refreshed, upgraded, or replaced altogether.
“To understand the future, we must focus on what real estate does for people.”
“Cross my heart and hope to die!” It’s one of childhood’s most solemn oaths, still uttered by six-year-olds who hope it will convince one and all of their heartfelt intention to keep a promise.
A few years back, the Business Insider listed one tip for negotiating a home sale: “Don’t be a jerk!” That sounds like a hyperbolic put-down (after all, who wants to be a jerk?).
When yahoo!finance (the exclamation point is part of the title) puts residential real estate at the top of their feed, a fair number of Western Slope readers are apt to come across it.
For everyone whose springtime house-hunting plans were disrupted by the pandemic, it might seem best to just let the year pass before renewing the project, since things still haven’t settled back to where we found them last February.
Western Slope residents who will be buying a home, refinancing their mortgage, or even just financing a car anytime soon, should think twice before making abrupt credit moves. Even some actions intended to reflect positively on their creditworthiness can backfire.
The U.S. News & World Report weighed in with a quite useful list: housewarming gift ideas that are both thoughtful and practical.
The feeling of being cooped up that has predominated throughout so much of Mesa and Delta County’s springtime may be loosening up, but one way to capitalize on the situation is to take the extra indoors time to make this year’s spring-cleaning project a more-serious-than-usual event.
Looking at the prospect of selling your Mesa or Delta County home from a purely business perspective, it has some odd sales attributes. Pricing is definitely one of them.
One consequence of the pandemic was the on-again/off-again nature of this year’s Mesa and Cobb County real estate busy season. The restrictions resulted in what you’d expect: pent-up demand. The promise of loosening restrictions is widely expected to bolster the number of “For Sale” signs that we’ll soon be seeing—in any case, we should know before long.
We’ve arrived at the familiar post-Mother’s Day time of year. The birds are cheering up everyone’s Mesa and Delta County mornings with their noisy springtime come-hither commotion.
About the last thing area homeowners need now is to spend time worrying about the effect the pandemic will have on their Mesa and Delta County home values. Given that memories of the Great Recession have yet to fade, a replay of that decline in home values might seem logical.
May saw the regular release of ATTOM Data Solution’s quarterly Home Equity report. This year, ongoing events created the need for some additional commentary.