Living Steamboat Updates

Where Are the Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years?

Posted by Lee Calihan on December 29, 2017 in No Category
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey . Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number. The results of their latest survey: Home values will app... read more
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Happily Ever Homeowner

Posted by Lee Calihan on December 26, 2017 in  Colorado Real Estate  Life Skills  Market Trends
Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable. Many couples are deciding to use what would otherwise be their wedding fund as a down payment on their first home, as unmarried couples made up 8% of all first-time buyers last year. If you’r... read more
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Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

Posted by Lee Calihan on December 22, 2017 in  Market Trends
Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two choices to make: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle and needs Sell your house and purchase the perfect home Based on the record of dollars spent on remodeling and renovations, it appears that many homeowners are deciding on number one. But, is that the best long-term solution? If you currently live in a 3-4-bedroom home, you probably bought it at a t... read more
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The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that non-homeowners cite the main reason for not currently owning a home, as not being able to afford one. This brings us to two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 1. Down Payment NAR’s survey revealed that ... read more
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Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now's the Time!

Posted by Lee Calihan on December 15, 2017 in  Colorado Real Estate  Market Trends
If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds those searching to purchase these properties in many areas of the country. This means that homes are often staying on the market longer which can eventually lead to a price ... read more
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