Tips for Home Sellers

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Choosing a Discount Broker

We get it, real estate in Denver is expensive. With average home prices reaching new records monthly, discount brokerages are popping up faster than you can pound in the For Sale sign. These brokerages offer their services for a lower percentage than full-service brokerages or for an up front fee. They are capitalizing on a fast-moving market by offering less-than-full service for lower fees.

By all means, investigate every option when selecting your Denver real estate agent but don’t forget that you get what you pay for! Not only is buying a home utterly intimate, it is also likely one of the most important financial investments you’ll ever make. So, consider investing in high quality service as you buy and/or sell a home.

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Make your move eco friendly

With earth day coming up and the real estate market bounding into its busy season, you may be considering how to combine the two and make your move eco friendly! All the cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and toxic fumes can add up… but there are some easy ways to minimize your moving footprint.

  1. Pack Your Bags

eco friendly packing

Instead of using disposable cardboard boxes, search your home for box-like receptacles and use those for your big move instead! Storage bins, duffle bags, rolling suitcases, large tupperware and keepsake boxes are just a few examples of the hidden gems just waiting to make their debut as moving boxes.

  1. Hunt for Boxes

Green packing

Are all of your containers and tubs already full and ready for moving day? Look outside your

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 Denver's half million average home price

During the first week of March, 2018, The Denver Metro Association of Realtors announced that the average price of a single family home exceeded $500,000. This increase represents a 12% rise since last year, which is nearly double Denver's historical average increase percentage. Learn what Denver's best real estate agents think of this landmark number!

 John Skrabec- Founder and Owner of Live Urban Real Estate

"I’m not surprised to see our real estate market continue its’ upward trend, and as long as supply remains low, prices will increase. I see no end in sight, until we start building more affordable, entry-level housing to meet the never ending demand. I am concerned about the anti-growth initiatives being discussed in our city, which would

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 Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Winter 

Denver’s listing shortage continues to drive home prices higher and higher. If you’re a homebuyer, this is likely the news that has you losing sleep at night. But, if you’re a seller, this is the ace in your back pocket!

Listings decrease during the fall, then make a slow climb throughout the winter and into the spring and summer. Though autumn and early winter are seen as Denver's "slow season", buyers are always searching for a good home in Denver and winter marks the start of new buyers joining the real estate market. The thing is, with inventory so low this time of year, homes on the market are at a premium. The benefits of selling your home in the winter are substantial.

Your Home Becomes Coveted

The Tesla of Real EState

Think about it, when Tesla released

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by Lon Welsh (Verified Guest Author) 

Denver real esate market reversal On Sunday, April 16th, The Denver Post published an article which predicted median prices across northern Front Range of Colorado will fall 20 percent from 2019-22, according to Location Inc., a geographic research and real estate data firm. “At some point, the fundamentals are, ‘Can people afford to buy it, and what are their alternatives if they can’t afford to buy?’ ” said Andrew Schiller, CEO of the Connecticut firm. “Prepare for a reversal.”

Is a Denver Real Estate Market Reversal Imminent?


If you are a research company with a new product to promote, the most reliable way to get a lot of very free publicity is to make dire predictions about doom in the future. As they say in the publishing business,…
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Staying on top of the latest home trends can keep even an HGTV devotee busy.  Knowing what's in and what's out can be important for sellers wanting top dollar and buyers wanting the latest features that define the comforts of home.  We gathered just a few of the hottest trends for 2017 to share with you. For all the latest trends, head to Realtor Magazine and link to the full story: http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2016/12/2017-home-design-trends

Paint! - Taupe is the new gray – grays have been the go-to color for quite awhile. It's neutral enough to satisfy most tastes, but more exciting than variations on white. The new trending color is taupe, which is considered a “warmer neutral”. Sherwin Williams has a good one

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first time home buyer denver

Good news for qualified veterans and first-time home buyers in Denver!

The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is bringing back a popular program that pays home-owners back on their taxes in the form of a credit. That means qualified first-time home buyers can receive up to 20% of the mortgage interest they pay to reduce their federal tax bill. Buy a house, pay less taxes for as long as you own and live in the home!

The program, called the Mortgage Credit Certificate, is limited and requires buyers to apply. Talk with your agent about how you can use this loan program to find your dream home. Lender Josh Groner, with Universal Lending, can help out by explaining the program to interested buyers.

Josh explained that the program is

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As 2016 has drawn to a close, the report identifies highs and lows in the housing market last year and how it compared to previous years.

“2016 will go down as another robust market defined by record-low inventories and record-high prices,” states Steve Danyliw, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent.

“First, housing inventory has been an issue as evidenced by historically low numbers for the past three years,” he said. In February, DMAR recorded 3,963 active listings at month end, representing the lowest number of any month since housing data started being tracked in 1985. December 2016 finished with 4,265 active listings, which was 68.9 percent less than the historical December average of 13,702, and beat the

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denver housing market 2017

What will 2017 bring to Denver's housing market?

We asked Megan Aller, our local housing stats expert and Land Title rep, to pull the numbers together for us yet again. You may not be able to go back in time and buy a couple of years ago when Average Home Prices in the Denver Metro area were much lower...but you CAN crunch the digits and decide if it might make sense to make a move in '17, before either interest rates or prices go up even more (or both)!

Last year, Megan had this to say.

The numbers are no less shocking this time around...and we've also got a new President moving into the White House that is sure to cause some impact as well.

Denver's demand doesn't look to decrease anytime soon, and it's just a guess as to what will

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5 Reasons to Sell Your Denver Area Home NOW

1. Don't wait for the weather to warm up to sell...beat the competition by listing now instead!

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring. As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2016:

The #1 Reason to Sell Now… Not Next Spring | Keeping Current Matters

Putting your home on the market now instead of waiting for increased competition in the spring might make a lot of sense, especially since we are expecting these same inventory patterns to

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