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Housing Wealth: The Missing Piece of the Affordability Equation

The real estate market is soaring today. Residential home values are rising, and that’s a big win for homeowners. In 2020, there was a double-digit increase in home values – a trend that’s expected to head toward similar levels this year. However, skyrocketing prices are causing some to start questioning affordability in the current housing market. Many are quick to emphasize the fact that homes...

Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A normal market has a 6-month supply of homes for sale. Anything over that indicates it’s a buyers’ market, but an inventory level below that threshold means we’re in a sellers’ market. Today’s inventory...

The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented Market

In a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That person can advise you on important things like pricing your home correctly or the first steps to take when you’re ready to buy. However, the market we’re in today is far from normal. As a result, an expert isn’t just good to have by your side – an...

Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This Summer

Some Highlights Longer days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to the home of your dreams?If your needs have changed, it’s a great time to upgrade – there’s likely high demand for your current house, and today’s low mortgage rates can help you afford your dream home.If you’re ready to upgrade...

Great Metro Denver/Boulder Detached Single Family Home Stats as for June of 2021

If you’re thinking about selling your single-family home in the metro area, it's important to have a good understanding of what’s going on in the broader market. Knowing the most important data such as the average sales price, the number of homes sold, and days on market will better prepare you to sell your home. Our June 2021 market report showcases everything you need to know about local real...

Why This Is Not Like 2008 Again

During the Great Recession, just over a decade ago, the financial systems the world depended on started to collapse. It created a panic that drove some large companies out of business (ex. Lehman Brothers) and many more into bankruptcy. The financial crisis that accompanied the current pandemic caused hardship to certain industries and hurt many small businesses. However, it hasn’t rattled the...

Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and Demand

Home price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any item is determined by how many items are available compared to how many people want to buy that item. As a result, the strong year-over-year home price appreciation is simple to explain. The demand for housing is up while the supply of homes for sale hovers at historic...

In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

For generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the market value of their house, then tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price. Buyers would then try to determine how much less than the full price they could offer and still get the home. As a result, the listing...

Why You Should Opt to Build When Buying Feels Impossible

By: Patrick Youngpatrick@ableusa.info When you have special needs, buying a new home may not be your best option. Short of a custom project, most houses have not been built with wheelchairs, visual impairments, or other disabilities in mind. And because you want to feel at home in your home, building may be your best bet. Here are some things to think about as you begin your journey to homeownership...

Top Reasons To Own Your Home

Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re thinking of buying a home, it might just help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been searching for over the past year.Let’s connect today to determine if homeownership is the right next step for...

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