Real Estate in Boulder and Broomfield, Colorado

Housing Market Expected to “Spring Forward” This Year

March 5th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers […]

How Important is the Home Inspection?

February 26th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE HOME INSPECTION? Almost inevitably, the subject of home inspection will come up during the buying process. Some buyers may be inclined to overlook the importance of the home inspection; there is so much else going at that time that it may just seem like another task to check off the list. […]

The Mortgage Process: What you Need to Know

February 23rd, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how […]

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

February 19th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many […]

Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? It Will Cost You.

February 16th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by 2019. […]

Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling Apart

February 15th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling Apart There has been tremendous volatility in certain markets over the last few weeks (for example, the stock and currency markets). When this happens, some tend to lump all of their investments together and create an almost ‘Armageddon’ scenario where everything loses value quickly and dramatically. Real […]

Which Comes First…Marriage or Mortgage?

February 14th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

Which Comes First… Marriage or Mortgage? According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a […]

Home Prices Pushed Higher due to Low Inventory

February 13th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices appreciated by 6.9% year-over-year from December 2016 to December 2017 on a national level. This marks the fifth month in a row with at least a 6.9% increase. Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, gave insight into the reason behind the large appreciation, “The number […]

Millionaire to Millennials: Says Don’t Rent a Home…Buy!

February 13th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

Millionaire to Millennials: Don’t Rent a Home… Buy! In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that, “If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your lifetime, then you need to buy a home.” Bach went […]

The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

February 12th, 2018 by Lynn Speidel

The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of […]