Housing Trends Why Not White Marble?   Are you thinking about replacing your kitchen or bathroom countertops? The choices are endless; tile, granite, soapstone, wood, or maybe marble? White marble often gets a bad rap because it’s a more porous metamorphic stone than most (which means it’s prone to stains and scratches), but we beg to differ, and here’s why. White […]
Sellers Selling your home: A step-by-step approach Whether you’re starting a family, moving for your job, getting ready to retire or embarking on a new chapter in your life, when your home no longer suits your current situation, it’s time to think about selling it. Although this can be a bit complicated, with the help of your agent, you can minimize the […]
Sellers Home Staging Tips DIY Home Staging Tips: With a little time, effort and imagination, you can stage your home to showcase its best features, sell it faster and get top dollar. Clean up, pare down, and toss out: By simply getting rid of excess furniture and clutter, you can make any room look larger and more inviting. Make it […]
Sellers Sellers: Making the Most of your First Impressions As the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. If you’re selling your home, it’s true, except that there are several impressions to be made, and each one might have its own effect on the unique tastes of a prospective buyer. I’ve worked with scores of buyers, witnessed hundreds […]
For Buyers & Sellers Myths and Truths About Millennial Home Buyers In recent years there has been a lot written about millennials and their impact on the housing market. Because of this, there are also a lot of misconceptions about what this generation wants from a home. To start, it’s important to know that there are more than 71 millennials, which are defined as those aged […]
Buyers How to Choose the Right Home As the market starts heating up and real estate becomes a popular dinner party topic again, it’s easy to get so caught up in the fever of searching and offers that we forget why we were buying a home in the first place. When you’re hearing about “inventory shortages” and “bidding wars” it’s important not […]
Buyers Does the Home of Your Dreams Really Exist? Agent: “So, what kind of a house are you looking for?” Client: “Anything with 3 bedrooms and a couple baths. Oh, and a big yard would be cool, too.” Agent: “I know of several that we can show you.” Client: “Just pick three that you think I’ll like, and I’ll buy one of them.” If […]
Housing Trends Simple Steps for Maintaining Air Quality in Your Home   Most of us tend to think of air pollution as something that occurs outdoors where car exhaust and factory fumes proliferate, but there’s such a thing as indoor air pollution, too.  Since the 1950s, the number of synthetic chemicals used in products for the home has increased drastically, while at the same time, homes […]
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Colorado Real Estate Colorado Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of the Metro Denver & Northern Colorado real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact me. ECONOMIC OVERVIEW […]
First Time Home Buyer 5 Deal Breakers that can blindside home buyers   Purchasing a home can be a complex endeavor for even the most well-prepared home buyer.  You’ve diligently saved for your down payment, followed the market, researched agents and now you are ready to make an offer on your dream home.  Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home. Big […]
Housing Trends How An Accent Wall Can Bring Everything Together   What is it about an accent wall that makes people refer to it as a “wonder wall”? An accent wall is an emphasized wall in a room that has been designed to attract attention from adjacent walls. The simplest (and cheapest) option to go about an accent wall is by means of paint, though some may […]
Buyers The Value of Homeowners Insurance Can’t Be Overstated In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset. It’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowners insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about two-thirds of all homeowners are under-insured. According to […]
Sellers To Sell or to Rent? The Perks and Pitfalls of Being a Landlord Electing a full sale or a property management situation is a life-changing decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. In choosing whether or not becoming a landlord is right for you, there are a number of factors to consider, but primarily they fall into the following three categories: financial analysis, risk, and goals. The financial analysis is probably the […]