Western Slope Real Estate Blog

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.”

4 11, 2020

Beyond the ‘R’ Word: Existing Home Sales Spike in Every Region

By |2020-11-04T09:15:53-07:00November 4th, 2020|Home Buying, Home Selling|

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.

21 10, 2020

Closing Out Your Unused Credit Cards? Not So Fast!

By |2020-10-19T15:48:59-06:00October 21st, 2020|Home Buying|

Mesa County 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.

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