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Free Summer Home Buying and Selling Guides!

There is much to consider when buying or selling a home. Often, we don't know what to ask and our perspective is influenced by news headlines, which are typically pessimistic. You need a resource

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May 2023 Market Update for Northern Colorado

The market in Northern Colorado is stabilizing and seems to be in a holding pattern.  With the anticipation of a potential recession and the impact of inflation, many would be sellers are

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April 2023 Market Update for Northern Colorado

We're getting into the Spring real estate market.  In this episode I discuss the latest data, comparing year-over-year and month-over-month statistics so that you can see how the market is

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Longmont Market Update April 2023

The Longmont real estate market is showing signs of picking up.  We’ve seen an increase in new listings, homes are selling faster and for a higher percentage of their original list price.

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What is the Difference Between an Agent and a Transaction Broker?

Transaction Broker or Agent?  In the state of Colorado where I am licensed as a real estate broker, there are two defined roles in which I can serve the public.  First is that of a

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Did You Know it's a Great Time to Sell Your Home?

Inventory is low and Spring is in the air so more buyers are coming on the market. Let's talk about how much your home is worth. I'll dig into the numbers so that we price your home right for the

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New Construction Home Search

With inventory so low and multiple offer scenarios increasing again, wouldn’t it be nice to find the right home with the right floor plan and not have to come in way over list price?  You

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Moving to Erie, Colorado?

The town of Erie, Colorado is located just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and the city of Boulder.  A former coal mining town, Erie resides partly in Weld County and partly in

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Luxury Homes of Boulder County

Are you looking for homes that are a cut above the rest?  Here in Boulder County we have a tremendous amount of luxury homes with high end finishes, creative flair and pristine locations.; &

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Moving to Milliken, Colorado?

The town of Milliken, Colorado is located just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.  At just under an hour from Denver and the Denver International Airport, it is a conveniently

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Moving to Johnstown, Colorado?

The town of Johnstown, Colorado, is located just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.  At just under an hour from Denver and the Denver International Airport, it is a conveniently

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March 2023 Market Update for Northern Colorado

We are a couple of months into 2023 and now we can start to see some potential changes in the market.  In this episode, I review the local market data as well as point out the inflation rate

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Moving to Lyons, Colorado?

Moving to Lyons, Colorado?  It’s one of the best places to live along the Front Range if you like views and spending time in the outdoors.  Lyons has just over 2000 residents per the

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Mortgage Rates - Where Are They Headed?

Mortgage interest rates have been fluctuating quite rapidly in recent times.  But what makes them move up or down?  What metrics or data help give an indication of what rates will look

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Moving to Estes Park, Colorado?

Moving to Estes Park?  It’s one of the best places to live along the Front Range if you like views and spending time in the outdoors.  Estes Park has just over 5900

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How Much is Your Home Really Worth?

Wondering how much your home is really worth?  If you’re thinking of selling or wanting to know how the value of your home has fared in the last year with the market shift we experienced,

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Moving to Boulder, Colorado?

Moving to Boulder, Colorado? It's a great place to live, situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  The area hosts many great restaurants, bars and breweries, not to mention the

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Free Home Buying Guide!

Want to buy a home but don’t know where to start?  I have a buying guide that discusses the steps you need to take to get ready to buy a home.  Best of all, it’s free! 

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Loveland, Colorado Homes for Sale

Loveland, Colorado is situated along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado.  With easy access to the mountains as well as Denver, the Denver International Airport and

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Moving to Firestone, Colorado?

Firestone, Colorado is a town of over 16,000 residents along the I-25 corridor in Northern Colorado.  It boasts great views of the mountains and easy access to Denver, the Denver International

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Longmont Homes for Sale

Search the current inventory of Longmont Homes for Sale. If you would like more information on any of these homes, just click on a property to access the full details, including

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Should Buyers Wait Until Spring to Buy a Home?

I don’t advise that buyers wait until Spring to purchase a home.  If they are in a good financial position to do so, it is better to purchase a home now, for three reasons. First, we

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Should You Sell Your Home or Rent It Out?

Thinking about selling your home?  You may want to consider holding on to it, if you can afford to do so.  Here's why.  In this market, rental properties are scarce and rental rates

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Home Buyer and Seller Tips

Should you buy or sell a home in this market? In this episode, I highlight who benefits most in this market and how buyers and sellers can put their best foot forward with their next move. https:/

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2023 Real Estate Market Forecast - Northern Colorado

Here we are in 2023, with a long, volatile year behind us.  In real estate, we saw a remarkably intense first half of the year with homes selling well over list price with multiple offers due

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December 2022 Market Update

Happy Holidays!I hope everyone enjoys the Christmas season with your loved ones. There is a lot of hype out there about the housing market.  But what is really going on and how does it

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Free Home Buying and Selling Guides!

Want to know what you need to do to get ready to buy or sell a home...or both?  Get a copy of my free buyer and seller guides so that you are well informed before your next move.Follow these

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November 2022 Market Update

Here is the latest market update for Northern Colorado.  Wondering where mortgage interest rates are at?  Curious to see how the market is trending and how that might impact you?  I

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Avoid the Rental Trap

Ready to get out of the rental trap?  Want to exchange the ever increasing rental payments for a fixed monthly payment?  Let's talk so we can get you into your own home!Sean Gilliam, 970

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How to Price Your Home in This Market

While you want the most money for your home, it seems counterintuitive to price it at or below market value. However, pricing it lower than the competition will likely attract more buyers and get a

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October 2022 Market Update

Is this the best time in years to buy a house?  What does the data show about how the market is trending during this market shift?  Are we in a buyer’s market?  I cover this

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A New Kind of Strange: Home Prices Rise as Buyer Demand Falls

Great article by Katy Byrom covering recent housing data put out by Realtor.com. She finds that while buyer demand has fallen, home prices continue to rise across the nation. She was kind enough to

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Should You Buy a House in This Market?

You want to buy a home but you’re concerned about the current housing market and the economy overall. You don’t want to buy a home and have the housing market crash like it did in 2008.

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September 2022 Market Update

With many headlines speaking to economic uncertainty due to inflation and a shifting housing market, among other indicators, what does that really mean and how does that impact you? In this episode,

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Home Buyer Guides Available!

Whether you're ready to move or just thinking about it, my Buyer Guide will help you make sure you are ready to take the next step. Click on the link below to get a free copy!Are You Thinking About

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Here's What Experts Forecast for the Rest of 2022

Check out my Google Business Profile for contact information, reviews and more.Search for homes and see what your home is worth on my website at seangilliam.lokationre.comLet me know if you need

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Colorado Home Search Tutorial

Want to search for homes in Northern Colorado? In this tutorial I give tips and advice on how to find the right home for you on my website. I subscribe to both IRES and REColorado Multiple Listing

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August 2022 Market Update

Are we in a housing recession? According to the National Association of Home Builders, the new construction industry is. I cover why they think so and how this impacts home buyers. Also, with regard

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3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing BubbleWith all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you

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Housing Market Shift: Tips for Buyers and Sellers.

As the housing market has shifted, buyers and sellers need to shift as well. Particularly their expectations and gameplan need to shift to be successful in this market. In this episode I explain

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Reasons to Move to Longmont, Colorado

The city of Longmont is located just Northeast of Boulder and sits adjacent to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  Founded in 1871, it is named after Long’s Peak, the towering mountain

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Homebuying Myth: All You Need is a Down Payment

Buying a home costs money, even beyond the cost of the home itself. Check out my Real Estate on the Front Range podcast episode where I talk all about those up front costs you need to be prepared:

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July 2022 Market Update

As the market shift continues, what is the impact on buyers and sellers? What should they do in these changing market conditions? In this market update I’ll answer these questions and review

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Have a Great 4th of July Weekend!

I hope you, your family and friends have a great 4th of July!

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June 2022 Market Update

I hope everyone is doing well!  Here is the latest market update for Northern Colorado.Everyone wants to know...what is going on in the housing market? Are we heading toward a market crash? Is

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Will We Have a Housing Market Crash?

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Recession Doesn't Equal a Housing Crisis

History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis Some HighlightsIt’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis.In

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May 2022 Market Update

      (Click on the image above to watch)In this market update, I’ll cover the impact of higher mortgage rates, where consumer confidence stands regarding real estate and the

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Metro Districts - Everything You Need to Know.

In this episode I’ll be reviewing Metropolitan Districts, also known as metro districts or metro tax districts. Here in Northern Colorado, homes are being built in or reside in these districts

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April 2022 Market Update

Here is the latest market update for Northern Colorado.  Many are wondering how higher mortgage rates, inflation and rising home prices are impacting the real estate market.  I’ll

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March 2022 Market Update

Mortgage rates are going up.  How does that impact home values?  What should you do if you want to buy a home in this market environment?  I’ll cover these questions and the

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February 2022 Market Update

In this episode I'll cover the current market data for Northern Colorado and explore what a typical winter market looks like in comparison to the one we're currently in.  Click here: https:/

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How to Win in a Sellers' Market

Even in today’s sellers’ market, there are still ways for buyers to win big. Build a team of trusted professionals and make strategic plays as you budget and pick your desired

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January 2022 Market Update

The market continues to be defined by low inventory, (some of the lowest Months Supply of Inventory figures that I've seen) and high demand. However, mortgage rates have gone up recently and are

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What is Months Supply of Inventory?

What is Months Supply of Inventory? This is a helpful measure in assessing the health of the real estate market. It is useful in determining if we are in a buyer's, seller's or balanced (neutral)

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December 2021 Market Update

Hi everyone,Here is the latest market data for Northern Colorado.  Also, check out my new podcast, Real Estate on the Front Range for more content.  Merry Christmas!Seanhttps://youtu

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November 2021 Market Update

Click above to view the videoSpoiler alert, not much has changed since last month.  Inventory is still low and buyer demand is strong, especially for updated homes that are move in ready.  

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October 2021 Market Update

(Click on the image to watch video)The real estate market appears to be showing the typical market slowdown that it does in the Fall. However, we are still experiencing the effects of the pandemic

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Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You.

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You.If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs,

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September Market Update Video

(Click on the image above to watch)Inventory is still low as are mortgage interest rates. While demand is strong from buyers, they are pushing back. As prices have gone up so dramatically, they are

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Home Buyer and Seller Guides

Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home?If you're thinking of buying or selling a home, the Fall Buyer and Seller Guides are here. Let's connect so you can get the latest digital copies.You can also

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Just Listed! Mountain Home with Excellent Views!

Panoramic mountain views! Sit on your front porch and watch the sun rise over the mountains with views of Long's Peak. Modern rustic interior with open floor plan on main level. Primary bedroom

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The Waterfall at the Alluvial Fan in Rocky Mountain National Park

https://youtu.be/UefTvf2Wjs0Colorado is a great place to live.  With Rocky Mounation National Park (RMNP) so close to many locations along the Front Range, it's a popular destination for

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August 2021 Market Update

Here is the market update for Northern Colorado.  See how the market is trending as we look at the latest data.  Want to search for homes, read my blog or see what your home is worth?

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Things to Consider When Selling Your House (Home Selling Guide)

Things to Consider When Selling Your HouseIt's difficult to know when is the best time to sell, or how to get the most money for your house, but you don't need to go through the process alone.You

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July 2021 Market Update

July 2021 Housing Market Update: We are half way through 2021 already! So how is the real estate market shaping up? Is it a typical summer market or does it continue to be an atypical year as we

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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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