November is upon us, which means it's time for homeowners to set aside the hour or two it takes to carry out an annual home safety check-up. October & November are widely deemed the appropriate months for attending to this kind of annual exercise—after all, October is Fire Safety Month.
Those who closely monitor Mesa County home loan rates were recently treated to a literary fit of impatience by the Mortgage News Daily—usually one of the most dispassionate of mortgage journals. On Friday, it became more than clear that MND has had it!
When corporate leaders seek to communicate good news on their company’s performance, they frequently reach for the ‘R’ word: “robust.” Sales are robust; production is robust; future prospects are robust, etc. The ‘R’ word performs the near-miraculous feat of conveying strength, energy, and accomplishment —all without having to come up with specifics.
There was a sort of silly article last summer, “What You Can Do if Your Air Conditioner Breaks Before Selling Your House”—a title designed to ensure that Mesa County readers who plan on selling their Mesa County house will put everything on hold while they find out “what they can do” if their A/C goes AWOL.
The bright economic news that began this summer may have wilted a bit in the July heat, but as the month drew to a close, Mesa County real estate watchers have reason to doubt that some of the more dour expectations will materialize. Especially worries about a possible replay of the Great Recession’s rush of foreclosures seems improbable for a number of powerful reasons.
Today's Mesa County house hunters are using the web more than ever—and more than ever, they're running into seemingly omnipresent "Zillow." It's unavoidable because Zillow ads are everywhere—often in the first and/or second position on the search engine results pages. With annual revenue topping $2 billion, the e-commerce mega-company can afford it.
In the days before COVID-19, had you asked most people how a pandemic might affect the homebuying public in Mesa County, a fair majority would probably have replied something along the lines of “Well—it probably wouldn’t be good.”
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.
Yahoo’s “Money” tab is a source Mesa County readers can visit for non-technical reportage on the latest U.S. economic developments. Last week it led with a surprisingly upbeat look at residential real estate: “Homebuyers rush back in droves despite coronavirus pandemic.”
By definition, the best Mesa County real estate agent for you is the one who sells your Mesa County home soonest, for the highest price, and with a minimum of hassle. Because you have to designate the one who will be your exclusive listing agent, you can’t ever prove how all the others would have fared.
Most remodeling projects have high cost with minimal return value when selling. What remodeling projects should you avoid?
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!
Whether moving across town or across the globe, moving is one of life's most stressful events. Here's a guide to make moving as easy as possible!
When buying or selling a home, you're entering into a legally binding contract. We're here to explain real estate contracts, pitfalls, and dates.
Showing a home with pets can be tough. Buyers, even those with pets, could be put off by yours. Here's some tips on how to show your home if you have a pet!
Bathroom size is typically high on a buyer's priority list! If you're selling your home, here's how to make sure your bathroom looks spacious and sleek.
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.
A focal point is critical for a room to feel comfortable and useable, and it's very attractive to potential buyers when you're selling your home!
Choosing a Western Slope Colorado Realtor® isn't easy! If you can find an agent who has these five qualities, you’ve found the best agent for you.
Creating an inviting landscape not only ensures a positive first impression with buyers but may also increase your home’s value and lead to a quicker sale.
A home office is becoming an essential item on a house buyer's wish list. Here are some tips to help you create an attractive home office!
Curb appeal matters; buyers look for signs of disrepair & bad maintenance. If the yard & exterior isn't cared for, the rest of the home likely isn't either!
Keeping a home tidy & clean is hard if pets or kids are there! Some buyers love pets & kids, but some don't. It's ideal to make your home inviting for all.
Because it’s not something people do regularly, there are many myths about selling your home. Here are some common myths - busted!
Trying to determine the best price for your home? There is a lot to getting your house marketed and sold, and price is a very important part.