Living Steamboat Updates

How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?

Posted by Lee Calihan on August 30, 2018 in  Market Trends
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, over the last twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2014, that average is almost ten years – an increase of almost 50%. Why the dramatic increase... read more
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What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process

Posted by Lee Calihan on August 23, 2018 in No Category

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Selling Your Home? Here's 2 Ways to Get the Best Price!

Posted by Lee Calihan on August 16, 2018 in  Market Trends
Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a Little Low This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s take a look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their homes a little OVER market value will leave them with room for negotiation when, in actuality, it just dramat... read more
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Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

Posted by Lee Calihan on August 09, 2018 in  Market Trends
As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement. According to the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA), there are 7 factors that you should consider when choosing your retirement home.1... read more
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5 Productivity Hacks for Ultimate Email Efficiency

Here are five ways to get in, get out, and get on with your day.
Posted by Lee Calihan on August 02, 2018 in  Life Skills
July 24, 2018 By Macaela Mackenzie  Opening your email can feel like opening one of those Russian nesting dolls—just when you think you must be at the end, more messages seem to sprout from nowhere. But trying to solve the problem can be daunting. In other words, going on the hunt for email productivity hacks is a productivity-killer itself. With so much advice, where do you start? And what happens when you’re getting mixed messages (pun intended)? Luckily, plenty of actual rese... read more
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