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Monthly Archives: October 2019

    Planning for the Life Expectancy of Your Home

    By John Taylor | October 31, 2019

    Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a lifespan, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying or selling... Read More

    Current Price Range in Northern Colorado

    By John Taylor | October 25, 2019

    What is the most active price range in Northern Colorado?  Take a guess… $300,000 to $400,000 $400,000 to $500,000 $500,000 to $750,000 $750,000 and above By far, the most active price range is $300,000 to $400,000 with 60% more closed transactions than the $400,000 to $500,000 range and 400% more than homes priced $750,000 and above.... Read More

    Why Cleaning and Home Staging is Important to Sell Your House

    By John Taylor | October 23, 2019

    In a busy world that gets even busier when putting a house on the market, hiring a professional home cleaner (or a real estate company that includes a professional home cleaner) can bring peace of mind during a hectic time. It takes a lot of work to prepare a home for the real estate market,... Read More

    Friday Fun Facts – Equity Insights

    By John Taylor | October 18, 2019

    The real estate research firm Core Logic just produced their latest Homeowner Equity Insights report. Some interesting tidbits: 63% of all properties nationally have a mortgage Homeowners with mortgages collective realized a $428 billion rise in equity over last year, an increase of 4.8% Only 3.8% of all mortgaged properties have negative equity (where the... Read More

    Halloween Cocktail: Magic Up Some Butter Beer

    By John Taylor | October 15, 2019

    Make (delicious!) Halloween magic with this Harry Potter-inspired cocktail. You don’t have to live in a magical world to enjoy a good butter beer. This version pulls together ginger beer, ginger liqueur, butterscotch and cream soda for a smooth taste with a little kick. Glasses rimmed with gold sugar make it, well ….magical! Ingredients: Serves 6... Read More

    Friday Fun Facts – Net Worth

    By John Taylor | October 11, 2019

    It’s no surprise that for just about every homeowner, their real estate represents the largest portion of their net worth. Check out these numbers from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances: Median Net Worth in the U.S. = $97,300 Median Net Worth of a Renter = $5,200 Median Net Worth of a Homeowner = $231,400... Read More

    Price Reduction

    By John Taylor | October 7, 2019

    Some fascinating research from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors… 37% of properties that sold last month along the Front Range had a price reduction at some point during the listing period. Property owners who have to reduce their price take an average of 58 days to receive an offer. Those who don’t have to... Read More

    A Fall Decoration Idea!

    By John Taylor | October 2, 2019

    DECORATE IT – A RAINBOW PUMPKIN MANTEL Remember all those bright colorful pumpkins from yesterday? Well, I painted a few extra and created the absolute best fall/halloween mantel with them! A Rainbow pumpkin mantel! Just look at those bright colors! I am so in love and it is everything I never knew I wanted in... Read More