Home Ownership

13 01, 2021

What’s Up With Inspections in Mesa County? Our 4-Part Series

By |2021-01-12T17:45:50-07:00January 13th, 2021|Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling|

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.

16 12, 2020

New Home Loan Document Evokes a Childhood Pledge

By |2020-12-14T19:16:13-07:00December 16th, 2020|Contract and Closing, Home Buying, Home Ownership, Mortgages|

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. More convincing than “honest to goodness” or “cross my heart,” it is nonetheless a fairly counterproductive pledge. Since it needs to be said in the first place, the assurance can’t help but plant a seed of doubt.

9 12, 2020

Negotiating Mesa County Home Sales Calls for Cool

By |2020-12-08T12:15:27-07:00December 9th, 2020|Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling|

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?). But it’s true that negotiating for a home can have personal consequences that contribute to a particularly tense situation—one where uncharacteristically charged emotions can be triggered. This can befall even the most even-tempered among us—especially if the other side seems to be acting like a jerk!

25 11, 2020

Minor Market Hiccup Could Encourage Mesa County Listings

By |2020-11-24T17:32:57-07:00November 25th, 2020|Home Buying, Home Ownership|

The first words of last week’s Realtor Magazine title were reassuring to area homeowners with homes currently included in the Mesa County listings: “Sellers Are Calling the Shots…” For most regions across the U.S., that’s become apparent as the summer wore on. Realtor.com’s Chief Economist elaborated: “Prices are rising, and housing inventory is vanishing as fast as it appears.”

9 09, 2020

This Mesa County Homeowner Choice is Getting More Difficult

By |2020-09-09T10:56:28-06:00September 9th, 2020|Decor, Staging, and Showings, Home Ownership, Home Selling|

There used to be little debate when it came to the kind of houseplants Mesa County homeowners preferred. For the finishing touches they provide, the gracious choice was always the live variety. Artificial greenery and florals were easily dismissed as “fakes”—regarded as second-rate solutions in home décor.

2 09, 2020

Mesa County Home Fixer-uppers: Not for Everyone

By |2020-09-01T11:06:31-06:00September 2nd, 2020|Home Buying, Home Ownership|

Despite the well-documented national shortfall in residential housing, determined house hunters still can find Mesa County homes for sale that are priced to sell. Given today’s extremely low mortgage interest rates, affordable options are out there right now.

26 08, 2020

The Mortgage Rate Effect on Mesa County Real Estate Investments

By |2020-08-26T11:50:15-06:00August 26th, 2020|Home Buying, Home Ownership, Mortgages|

Most people are aware of the record-setting lows Mesa County mortgage rates are chalking up right now—the kind of rates that create tempting cashflow projections for even the most conservative would-be investors. But, of course, other factors enter the decision, whether they are planning their real estate investment for their own residence or as a rental. Given the uncertainty in the economy, prospective buyers are asking themselves if now is the right time to be investing in Mesa County.

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