Puzzled About Real Estate in 2017?

Mortgage rates are currently sitting at their highest level in two years, with 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaging 4.32 percent and 15-year mortgages averaging 3.55 percent. Rising mortgage rates continue to be a concern when it comes to home sales and affordability; however, rising rates tend to indicate a strong economy – and strong economies are […]

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Is Marijuana Effecting Homeownership

Since Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in November 2012, a number of issues have arisen for home buyers.   Homeowners have the right to grow marijuana inside their homes for personal use.   According to CAR (Colorado Association of Realtors) “As a result, it is increasingly common for REALTORS® to encounter homes with existing grow […]

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Buyers Are Chomping At The Bit To Buy!

Are you holding back on listing your home because spring and summer have the most home buyers?  Well, it appears that spring has started early in Northern Colorado.  With temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s, people are out and about and thinking of moving.  Home buyers are looking now! Inventory is still low in Weld and […]

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A “Leap” of Faith Year

Why do we have Leap Year  (also known as an intercalary year or a bissextile year)  We need Leap Year to keep the calendar aligned with the earth revolving around the earth.  A year is 365 days and without it we would loose six hours from our calendar every four years.  The reason is that […]

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Why Won’t It Sell!

Reasons A Home Won’t Sell  On average over 14,000 homes sell every day! I get a lot of questions about selling homes. Many people are curious why some homes sell quickly and others sit on the market longer than necessary. Here are a few reasons why a home won’t sell quickly, or sometimes at all. […]

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“Sparkle and Shine”

Putting your home on the market? Realtors agree that having clean windows during your open house creates brighter, more inviting rooms. Bright sunshine in your home will also highlight small details that may go unnoticed in lower light, like a fresh paint job or the luster and character of hardwood floors.   A “sparkling” window […]

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Seller’s Are In The Driver’s Seat

It’s only natural to want to figure out what type of market you’re entering when you decide to list your home for sale. There are distinctive differences between a buyer’s and seller’s real estate market that are worth learning about. Seller’s markets are characterized by: A depleted inventory of homes for sale. Escalating home prices. […]

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Do You Choose the White House or Your House?

We will honor our leaders February 15th on Presidents Day.  While being chosen President is an honor it comes with a price.  As a public official and always in the spotlight, this may sound glorious to some, to others this can be a horror show.  The need to go to your home to “be yourself” […]

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