Colorado’s Making the National Real Estate Beat

So, the real estate market in Colorado is sort of a big deal right now. The nation’s (yes, the nation’s) “hottest” suburban neighborhood is located in the Denver area, according to a new report from Realtor.com. Topping the ranking is the 80239 ZIP code area, which includes northeast Denver’s Montbello neighborhood and adjacent parts of Adams County. Its median home …

Five Notable Trends in Real Estate for the Year

Now that 2017 is almost half over and the first official day of summer is a day away, it seems like an appropriate time to revisit some trends in the Denver Metro Real Estate Market. The behavior of the market has remained fairly consistent over the past couple of years and these insights are a great answer to the quintessential …

Less is More- Square Footage Trends in Real Estate

The tiny home trend is everywhere. Forbes Magazine recently wrote an article about why buying a tiny home is a mistake: Their trendy- meaning, it’s a passing fad. They’re not great on resale. By the same token, they speak to a limited segment of the population. They’re actually too small They’re expensive- you’ll probably have to pay cash for your …

RiNo | Aurora | Lakewood | Ruby Hill | What’s New in Denver these Days?

Denver has truly grown up over the last 20 years that I’ve lived here. It has and will continue to add some exciting new projects to the landscape- from urban marketplaces, open air music venues, and a space to enjoy some exercise and art. Spanning various locales in Denver to Aurora to Lakewood, here’s a list of possibilities to explore …

Mattresses and More: Seasonality and Big Purchases

The incessant mattress commercials over the President’s Day long weekend got me thinking…is this the best time buy a mattress? For that matter, is there really a better time of year to buy certain items like computers, linens, etc.? I am always open to improving my shopping acumen, so I did a little research. There seems to be a seasonality …

Drum Roll Please… 2017’s Real Estate Market May Look Strikingly Similar to 2016

“Is the market in Denver just crazy right now?” There’s much a buzz about real estate- some are unsettled and unsure about whether or not they should buy or sell this year. Some are wondering if they are buying at the “top of the market” before the proverbial “bubble” bursts. Some are playing the market- holding off on selling to …

A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Every January, I frequent the same places I’ve been going to for years now- our gym, our church, and I notice that there are hardly any parking spaces or treadmills to be had. However, come February, the crowds have dispersed, and most have betrayed their resolutions to become more fit, spiritual, fill in the blank. I’ll admit, New Year’s Resolutions …

Lindsey Friedman's Real Estate Blog - Colorado Home Realty - Littleton, Denver, Westminster, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, Aurora, Centennial, Arvada, Broomfield, Lakewood and Erie, Colorado - Twenty Years of Denver Real Estate Prices

TWENTY YEARS OF DENVER REAL ESTATE PRICES

“If I buy now, will I be buying too high at the peak of home appreciation in Denver? And then, will the market crash?” Common question. This article, published in our fall newsletter by my company, Colorado Home Realty, provides a brief snapshot into Denver’s real estate history over the past 20 years. I’d say you’ve got a solid investment …

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Micro- Markets Tell a Different Story about Denver’s Real Estate Market

There is a litany of buzzwords that are flying around lately in the media attempting to characterize Denver’s Real Estate Market and stir up talk – “appreciation, high purchase prices, seller’s market, bubble, low inventory.” These broad brushstrokes don’t paint the whole picture and can be limiting and misleading to those who are thinking about selling or buying their home. …

Lindsey Friedman's Real Estate Blog - Colorado Home Realty - Littleton, Denver, Westminster, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, Aurora, Centennial, Arvada, Broomfield, Lakewood and Erie, Colorado - What can a Million dollars buy you in the Denver Metro?

So, what can a million dollars get you in Denver Metro’s Real Estate Market?

What if you had a million dollars on hand to devote to a real estate purchase? The list of homes reaching that million dollar price point spans across the Denver Metro area- from Castle Rock to Broomfield, from Aurora to Golden. While I plan to highlight homes in varying purchase points, I figured why not start at the top? And, …

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Fall Landscaping Prep- Let the Color Live On!

Okay, I blinked and now it’s fall. The summer was here and gone and my favorite season has arrived! Though we are still experiencing high temps, it somehow already “feels” like fall. Looking out my window this morning I noticed yellow leaves on the ground. The colors of fall never cease to wow me. In the spirit of writing to …

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Trails and Home Value- Is there a Connection?

Last week I was driving some clients around to check out neighborhoods. They were in town for just a few days from another state. As we were exploring, they were thrilled with the vast network of trails and open spaces. I remember noticing this when I moved here almost 20 years ago, and I am equally as thrilled that they …

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Buyer Tools Series: BuildFax Reports

I recently learned about the BuildFax Reports from a home inspector whom my buyer clients often use. Let me be clear, I am by no means making a plug for this report (you must purchase the report every time you run one on a property) however, at $29.99, I think it provides the buyer with another layer of due diligence …

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You’re Invited to Free Classes for Entrepreneurs and Real Estate Investors

Find Your Way to Wealth and Financial Freedom This is a must for EVERYONE from 14-114!  The focus of this class is to address people of all different levels of financial maturity and offer a clear, concise and effective plan for defining, building and maintaining wealth that lasts. A great class for high school children to help them start good habits and for …

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You may have more equity in your home than you think!

Good news! According to CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report, nearly 268,000 homeowners regained equity and are no longer underwater on their mortgage in the first quarter. Homes with negative equity have decreased by 21.5% year-over-year. A study by Fannie Mae suggests that many homeowners are not aware of how their equity position has changed as their home has increased in value. …