Sean Gilliam's Blog Posts

The Importance of Home Equity in Building Personal Wealth

Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:“Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the

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Why Now Is a Great Time to Buy a Home

Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s MarketEveryone is ready to buy a home at a different time in their lives, and a health crisis or not, today is no exception.

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Latest Unemployment Report: Great News Overall...

Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most PartThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat

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Happy Independence Day!

May you and yours have a safe and enjoyable weekend as we celebrate Independence!

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Think You Should For Sale By Owner?

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again Sometimes trying to save money can cost you more...Some Highlights For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate

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Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate

New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real EstateEarlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the

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Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year

Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This YearA recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of

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The Benefits of Homeownership

The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You ThinkMore than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re

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Why This Summer is the 2020 Real Estate Season

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate SeasonWith stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into

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Why This Summer is the 2020 Real Estate Season

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate SeasonWith stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into

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Why This Summer is the 2020 Real Estate Season

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate SeasonWith stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into

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Why This Summer is the 2020 Real Estate Season

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate SeasonWith stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into

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Why This Summer is the 2020 Real Estate Season

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate SeasonWith stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into

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#1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

#1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family WealthWhile growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is

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A Surprising Shift to the Burbs May be on the Rise

A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the RiseWhile many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits

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Unemployment: Hope on the Horizon

Unemployment: Hope on the HorizonTomorrow, the unemployment rate for April 2020 will be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It will hit a peak this country has never seen

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U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years

U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 YearsFor nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It is a whole new way

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How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place

How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsStaying at home doesn’t mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill.Check out these

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Buying a Home Right now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime,

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What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

Supply and demand impact housing prices, not COVID-19. With Months Supply of Inventory at about 2 months along the Northern Front Range, there is an upward pressure on housing prices. Questions

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741 Sandpoint Drive Video Walkthrough

Take a look at this great home on a large corner lot in Longmont.  This is a 5-level home with 3 beds/4 baths, a 3 car garage and plenty of space for entertaining.  Get in touch if

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Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable

Economic recovery will happen, how and when is only an estimated guess at this point. See what 45 economists predict will happen.Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery

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Keys to Selling Your Home Virtually

Keys to Selling Your House VirtuallyIn Colorado, showings will be allowed starting April 27th.  Here are some guidelines to help you proceed safely.In a recent survey by realtor.com, 

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Ducks Swimming Upstream

On the lighter side, here is a fun video of ducks swimming against the Spring run off.  Enjoying this warmer weather after getting almost 40" of snow last!

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Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U or L-Shaped Recovery?

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are

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The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for Long

The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for LongMany are suffering because of unemployment but hopefully this will be a short impact on Americans' lives. Need help with unemployment in

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How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process

How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:A recent realtor.com survey revealed that buyers are still considering moving forward with

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Today's Home Buyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

Does COVID-19 justify a shift in the market? Not likely. Once this all clears the rules of supply and demand will be in force.Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.The

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What if I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major

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Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not

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What You Can Do to Get Your House Ready to Sell

If you're thinking about selling in the near future, here are some tips. I think the market will pop once we get past this pandemic, so now is a good time to get your house in order. Feel free to

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Why Home Office Space is More Desirable Than Ever

Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than EverFor years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master

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How Technology is Enabling the Real Estate Process

How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate ProcessToday’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways,

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How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate AgentThere’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of

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March 2020 Market Update

Wondering how the housing market is being impacted by COVID-19? Here are the numbers for March to give you some perspective. I also discuss steps buyers and sellers can take to keep themselves safe

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Looking to the Future: What the Experts are Saying

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are SayingAs our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we

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The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year.

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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The Economic Impact of Buying a Home.

The Economic Impact of Buying a HomeWe’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact

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Despite the Trial of the Times, the Prognosis is Good.

Promising words from an experienced economist.  In Northern Colorado's housing market, the low inventory will result in increased property values since we know there is high demand.  This

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How to Keep the Dream of Buying a Home Moving Forward

What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward Some Highlights:Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are several

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Market Update and Forecast Beyond the Pandemic.

With much uncertainty amidst the pandemic, here is some reassurance about our housing market.  Just click on the image below for the video. Contact me if you have questions or need help getting

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Familiarizing with the terms before you buy is a good idea.

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the right direction, here

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Afraid COVID-19 Will Cause a Housing Crisis? Understandable, But Here is Why It's Not Likely.

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last TimeWith all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another

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Market Update for Longmont and Surrounding Counties - January

Want to know how the market is trending so far in 2020? Here is the data from the first month of the year. The market is moving along well, which is great for buyers and sellers! Let me know how I

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2020 Real Estate Market Forecast

How will the real estate market shape up this year in Northern Colorado?  Click on the image above to watch the video.Call or text me at 970-313-6706 with any questions.Kind regards

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