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July 2020 Newsletter

  At the beginning of 2020, everything was looking positive on the Front Range real estate market.  2019 was a record-setting year of real estate sales, and 2020 looked to be a continuation of that.   Then COVID19 surfaced.  Most of us remember the day the COVID19 disruption began for them. Unlike other industries, real estate often…

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8z Select – Choose How You Sell

  After being slowed by the pandemic and resulting restrictions, listing season is upon us, and near record-low interest rates are bringing buyers back to the market. There are more options than ever before for homeowners considering selling their home. 8z Select lays out all options so you can SELECT the best path for your…

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8z Select – Choose How You Sell

  The spring listing season is upon us, and near record low interest rates are bringing buyers back to the market. There are more options than ever before for homeowners considering selling their home. 8z Select lays out all options so you can SELECT the best path for your situation. Want to sell your home…

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Introducing 8z Bridge: Buy Before You Sell

  Now is an excellent time to consider buying a new home. Interest rates are back down near historical lows and new listings are starting to increase ahead of the spring market. However, there are also some challenges confronting potential home buyers right now. Despite more listings hitting the market, inventory continues to be very low.…

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2020 Predictions

  As we head into a new year and new decade, it’s interesting to me how much is actually staying the same.  There will always be change and an evolving market, but when I look back over the past few years, the predictions for 2020 are a bit like Groundhog Day. So, what will remain…

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The Past Decade of Real Estate and Looking Towards the Future

  As we approach 2020, I wanted to take a look back over the past decade to see how the market has changed. Ten years ago, 8z Real Estate was founded as a brand new real estate company, with broad goals to change and improve the real estate experience, for both consumers and agents. When…

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5 Things I’m Thankful for in the World of Real Estate

  A Thriving Colorado Real Estate Market   Our market continues to be quite healthy, and part of that is because Colorado is a great place to live. Here is a recent excerpt from the Denver Post: Colorado continues to rank as one of the top places to live, drawing interest from potential buyers. As…

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Recessions and the Real Estate Market: Trick or Treat?

  Unless you’ve been living off the grid, I’m sure you’ve recently heard or read talk about tariffs, trade wars, political drama, Fed rate adjustments, and perhaps even a looming economic recession.    Rather than fear the unknowns that come with recession talk, I want to highlight some historical facts on recessions and how they generally…

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iBuyers: Know Your Options

    iBuyers: Know Your Options   There are more options than ever before for homeowners thinking about selling their home. Colorado is at the forefront of these options, as multiple “iBuyer” companies have recently entered our market. These companies provide instant cash offers on homes, which can remove much of the uncertainty and hassle…

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End of Summer Listings: Last Minute or Lingering

End of Summer Listings: Last Minute or Lingering Although school is right around the corner and summer vacations are coming to a close, the real estate selling season isn’t quite over yet. There will still be more homes coming to market in the late summer/fall months. Overall, the lasting inventory of homes for sale this…

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The Midsummer Market Relaxation

    The Midsummer Market Relaxation There is one thing in real estate, and Colorado in general, that is rather predictable year after year. We love to vacation in the summer. It’s the time of year when kids are out of school and the weather is great for camping and vacations. Most of these expeditions…

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Is the “Market Chill” for Real?

Is the “Market Chill” for Real? I have to admit, whenever I read an article that references the Colorado market as “cooling”, I wonder what they’re referring to or what data they are looking at. Colorado is a seasonal market so analyzing sales data month over month will lead to variable results and trends. The…

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Property Tax Assessments Have Arrived – What Now?

2019 is an odd numbered year and that means new tax assessments.   Property values along the Front Range have continued to rise, so don’t be surprised to see some annual tax increases. However, it is encouraging to know that Colorado has some of the lowest residential property taxes in the country. The average effective…

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Timing the Colorado Real Estate Market

Last month I discussed how the seasons can affect the local real estate market. Ironically, the newsletter was titled “Winter’s End” and it was emailed on the day of the Bomb Cyclone snowstorm! You can never predict Mother Nature. So, whereas it’s impossible to predict day-to-day behavior of the weather or the real estate market…

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Winter’s End, and What to Expect Next

Colorado is one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation. I’ve shared with you details about the demand to live in Colorado, as well as the excellent job market that impacts local real estate in a positive manner. With that said, Colorado is also a state that goes through seasonal real estate trends.…

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I ❤️ Being Your Realtor

February can be a cold winter month, but it’s also a month that celebrates love. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to reflect on why I love being your trusted real estate professional and advisor. Recently, at our annual company real estate conference we were asked to reflect on our own first, personal…

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2019: The Year of Millennials in Real Estate

Last month, I reflected on the success of the real estate market in 2018 and predicted a similar path of continued success in 2019. One thing that should lead to further success in our local real estate market is the up-and-coming generation of Millennial buyers. Looking forward, 2019 and 2020 are expected to be the…

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2018 Recap & 2019 Predictions

What a year it’s been. 2018 is just about over and it’s time to reflect on the past year. Back in December of last year, we predicted the following trends to come to fruition in 2018: Limited Inventory Limited Affordability Appreciation of 4-6% Well, much of that rang true. 2018 was almost equal to 2017…

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End of Summer Market Strategies

Although school is about to start and summer vacations are nearing an end, the real estate selling season isn’t quite over yet. There will still be more homes listed for sale in the late summer/fall months. This lasting inventory of homes for sale typically falls into two buckets: 1) Last minute home sellers and 2)…

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Mid-Summer Cool Down?

In the past few years, just after the 4th of July holiday, there seems to be an awkward lull in the local Colorado real estate market. This is an odd trend that is worth examining. Is the market cooling? Are prices coming down? Is the market going to finally tip towards buyers? Here is some…

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Fall Market Offers Treats, Not Tricks to Buyers

The leaves are not the only thing changing as we move into fall. The market too is shifting, like it does every fall. And these changes provide some compelling opportunities. In fact, the fall market has some tasty treats for buyers in its candy bowl. These “treats” include less competition from other buyers. The pace…

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