Fair Housing Month signifies a continued commitment by Realtors® across our country to expand equal access to housing. (Photo: Pexels). The Fair Housing Act was passed in April 1968. Every April since then, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has commemorated its passage with events and education that underscore the need to expand inclusion and […]
Living with the threat of wildfire
The fires in recent weeks in Routt County and western states bringing haze to the Front Range are a huge wake-up call to be prepared, especially for those who live in the mountains and foothills where wildfire is an ongoing hazard. (Photo: Pexels). Boulder County has seen its share of wildfires in recent years. […]
Is COVID-19 Causing a Housing Inventory Shortage?
COVID-19 is only one of the reasons why housing inventory remains low. (Photo: Bigstock). If you have been searching for a home recently, you will observe that there is a shortage of homes for sale. Demand for homes remains high, and with limited inventory, there has been pressure pushing prices upwards. COVID-19 does factor […]
Make your move: Walk, bike and transit scores for homes
Over the past few months with the impact of COVID-19, homebuyers have been trending away from living in downtown areas and have been relocating to the suburbs. (Photo: Emma Bauso, Pexels). Over the past few months with the impact of COVID-19, homebuyers have been trending away from living in downtown areas and have been […]
Analyzing residential real estate investments
My last article I discussed investing in real estate during the coronavirus pandemic. Even with all the uncertainty in our life today, through good times and bad, there are some things that remain constant – that is the way you analyze real estate investment properties. There are several rules of thumb that help you compare […]
Coronavirus and Real Estate: Counting Our Blessings
Everyone morning when we wake up, we have to wonder, “when will this all end?” But in fact, that’s the wrong question. The coronavirus will not just end on a specific date. The question should be: “How should we adapt and change to deal with this virus, […]
Real Estate: Refinance or not?
When interest rates drop, you might wonder whether or not it makes any sense to refinance. Interest rates for a 30-year mortgage loan are currently below four percent, continuing the opportunity to refinance at a historically low rate. When interest rates drop, you might wonder whether or not it makes any sense to refinance. Unfortunately, […]
Real Estate “Instant Offers” or iBuyers – What’s it all about? – Part 1
You may have heard “instant offer” commercials aimed at homeowners who want to sell their home quickly online for a cash offer. The “instant offers” or iBuyers concept is not new. In 1978 when I started my real estate career, our company offered a guaranteed sales program for home sellers. The program was used to […]