Living Steamboat Updates

If you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your available resources, and are you using them wisely? Here’s why the Internet is a great place to start the home-buying process, and the truth on why it should never be your only go-to resource when it comes to making such an important decision. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the three most popular information sources home buye... read more
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Events Around Steamboat This Weekend

Posted by Lee Calihan on October 11, 2019 in No Category
It's getting to be mud season; so enjoy the trees and any warm weather while it lasts!  This weekend even though there's a little snow around town - there is always something to do and see.  Here's a list of this week's highlightsFrom Steamboat Springs, Chamber of CommerceSaturday 10/12/19Hamlet by William Shakespear @ St. Paul's Episcopal ChurchMinight Revel @ Schmiggety'sSteamboat Wranglers @ Howelson Ice ArenaWaking the Giant Music Festival @ The Snow BowlSunday 10/13/19Steamboat Wranglers @ ... read more
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62 Percent of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

Posted by Lee Calihan on October 07, 2019 in  1st time buyer
According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in order to purchase a home.”  When potential homebuyers think they need a 20% down payment to enter the market, they also tend to think they’ll have to wait several years (in some markets) to come up with the ne... read more
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Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

Posted by Lee Calihan on September 26, 2019 in No Category
When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents answered yes, while only 7% said no. The survey also revealed: More than 80% said they wouldn’t go back to ren... read more
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Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

Posted by Lee Calihan on September 05, 2019 in No Category
Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next. 57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008. 55% said they would cancel plans to move if a recession occurred. Since we are currently experiencing the longest-ever economic expansion in American history, there is reason to believe a recession could oc... read more
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