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5 Reasons To Sell Before Spring!


  1. Demand is Strong Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest foot traffic numbers show that there are currently more prospective purchasers looking at homes than at any other time in the last 12 months. Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in [...]

5 Reasons To Sell Before Spring!2015-02-23T20:53:43-07:00

October 2014 Residential Market Report


October 2014 Residential Market Report   Highlights for October 2014   (Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert & Jefferson Counties) * Single Family Detached homes units sold: Up 1.2% from prior year. (3188 units sold)* Average Sold price on SFD’s: Up 9.7% from prior year October 2013. ($361,923 for this year)* Days on market for [...]

October 2014 Residential Market Report2017-02-14T17:04:40-07:00

Market Update: August


Highlights for August 2014 * Single Family Detached homes units sold: Down 12.7% from prior year. (3526 units sold) * Average Sold price on SFD’s: Up 8.9% from prior month July 2014. ($372,077 for August) * Days on market for SFD’s: 29.5 days for August 2014. * Condo/Townhome sales: Up 21.4% from prior year August [...]

Market Update: August2014-09-17T14:48:34-07:00

Prices & Time Since The Peak


  Many have seen the market start to recover and have posed the question of whether a new "bubble" is forming. The most recent CoreLogic MarketPulse Report shows that we still have a long way to go before prices are anywhere near the peak we previously experienced in many parts of the country.    

Prices & Time Since The Peak2017-02-14T17:04:40-07:00

Market Update


INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… There seem to be no barriers in sight to the housing market recovery. Friday saw Housing Starts up 5.9% in July, hitting an 896,000 unit annual rate. Those looking for signs of impeded progress were quick to point out that all the gain was due to multi-family starts, which rebounded [...]

Market Update2017-02-14T17:04:42-07:00

8 Mistakes to Avoid with your 401(k)


A group of financial thought leaders was asked: what’s the biggest mistake people make with their 401(k)s? Here are their answers. Mistake 1. Not saving enough. Most experts say you should save at least 10% of your gross income, starting in your 20s, in order to have enough for retirement. If you’re not at this level, start [...]

8 Mistakes to Avoid with your 401(k)2017-02-14T17:04:42-07:00

Market Update – 7/18/13


QUOTE OF THE WEEK… ”Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.” –Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… Some see the recent rise in mortgage rates as a difficulty, but the latest Fannie Mae National Housing Survey posits a different point of view. Their chief economist says: “The spike in mortgage [...]

Market Update – 7/18/132017-02-14T17:04:42-07:00

Fed Minutes / Market Update


Surprise, Surprise…or Not Really? Quick Update:  The market has deteriorated since the FOMC released the minutes.  The FNMA 30 Year 3.5% coupon is down 18/32 (56 bps) in price, and the 30 year fixed conventional conforming rate is sitting at 4.750% as of this moment.    Silver lining:  We’re still below 5% on a 30 year [...]

Fed Minutes / Market Update2013-07-10T18:29:53-07:00