The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

  Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the entirety of America’s[...]

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UPGRADES TO VAIL AND BEAVER CREEK MOUNTAIN!

Every year there is something new going on, somewhere, on Vail Resorts various mountains.  And, there is always something going on on Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains to help make the visitor’s, and locals alike, on-mountain experience(s) more enjoyable. So,[...]

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25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the[...]

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Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal?

The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7% annually. Below, however, are the price swings since 2007 according to the latest Home Price Expectation Survey:[...]

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What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?

Home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home values? Will the next economic slowdown cause prices to crash? Let’s try to answer these questions[...]

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NAR Reports Show It’s A Great Time to Sell!

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when the demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information[...]

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4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time to Buy A Home!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights report reveals that home prices have appreciated by 6.2% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts[...]

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5 Reasons You Should Sell This Fall!

  Reasons why listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers[...]

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Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market

There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that we may be doomed to repeat ourselves. Others[...]

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Mortgage Rates on Slow Upward Climb

Mortgage rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked upward since the previous week—increasing by 0.5 and now at 4.52 percent, on average, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, meanwhile, decreased 0.5 points[...]

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