Home Buyer Insurance Checklist

Home Buyer Checklist Check on insurance early. When buying a home, the sooner you check with an insurance company or agency to price a policy and find out if you can insure that property, the smoother the process will be. Check the claims-filing history of properties you are selling and buying. Get a copy of… [Read More]

Retailers Unhappy With Consumer Spending in February

Retailers Unhappy With Consumer Spending in February Spending at U.S. retail stores fell for the third straight month in February, which could signal an economic slowdown in the first quarter. February Retail Sales fell 0.1 percent last month versus the gain of 0.3 percent expected after declines in December and January. The three straight months… [Read More]

Rent vs Buy

Rates are going up, rents are going up and the cost of purchasing a home is increasing.  “SmartAsset” has an integrative map that shows where buying a home, or renting, makes the most sense.  Scroll down to see where your state is.

Why Real Estate Closings are taking longer!

After settling back around 46 days, the time to close a loan is starting to tick higher again, getting close to this year’s high, according to the latest Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae. The most recent report stated it took 49 days on average to close a loan in November. Separated out, time to close came… [Read More]

Average metro Denver condo price approaches $300K

Average metro Denver condo price approaches $300K, led by hot luxury market (Photos) The average price of attached homes, or condos and townhomes, in metro Denver crept closer to the $300,000-mark in November, increasing by 7.4% year-over-year to $296,919, according to DMAR. The median price for an attached home in November was $249,312, a 12.8%… [Read More]

Colorado housing market: Highly ranked and improving, says Freddie Mac

Colorado housing market: Highly ranked and improving, says Freddie Mac Colorado’s housing market is one of the country’s top-ranked markets and also one of the U.S.’s improving markets. That’s according to a new report by Freddie Mac, which indicates Colorado scored high in its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi). Colorado ranks No. 2 nationally, only… [Read More]