For Sale By Owner vs Real Estate Professional

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Nothing on the Shelves

November2014-11

Every bit of residential real estate market data we have at hand indicates a continuing strong sellers’ market.  Recent sales activity in Metro Denver exceeds last year, Foot traffic through homes for sale is the highest in a decade, mortgage credit availability has been increasing, and mortgage loan approvals are happening with a continuing decline […]

Answers

Oct Newsletter 2

Recent surveys and informal chats with our fellow REALTORS® give us a very strong indication of the concerns most consumers have regarding real estate. This month, we offer you a few questions, and a few answers: 1.  Are home values approaching a new bubble or will prices continue to appreciate? Rather than consulting our slightly […]

Cool to Warm

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Much has been written here and on most every other forum for Metro Denver real estate that we have been in a hot market.  It is impossible to know just when a hot market slows to warm or moderate until enough time has passed to gain perspective on the sales statistics, but perhaps the market […]

Big Ads in Search of Dumb Buyers

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From time to time, the Editor here at The Berkshire Group’s Newsletter Department finds a great article that makes such a great statement it bears repeating. That is the case this month.  The excellent researchers and great writers at Keeping Current Matters, our source for national real estate information, really hit a nail on the […]

We’re Halfway Somewhere

June2014-10

It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through 2014.  Most everybody in the real estate industry has been so busy there has been little time to catch our breath, at least here in Metro Denver. There is some talk in the national media that the real estate market is slowing down, but […]

Home Ownership Over There

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While a major piece of the American Dream still relates to home ownership, it is interesting to note that the United States ranks 34th in actual home ownership compared to the other 41 members of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. From the peak of 69.2% in 2004, 65% of Americans own their home […]

The Real Housing Crises

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Back in 2008, the media, quoting supposedly authoritative “housing experts”, went over the edge with a constant stream of reports indicating that the United States was in the worst “housing crises” since the Great Depression. A few experts, seldom quoted, spoke fervently to the financial crises, noting that a housing crises would be a lack […]

Data, Information, and Knowledge

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Most of us buy (or lease) a new automobile from time to time. What type, brand, or price range that brackets your search, and your personal passion for automobiles, defines your shopping experience.  Those folks that are very passionate about automobiles maintain a certain level of knowledge regarding the automotive industry, while those less passionate […]

5542 E. Caley Ave, Centennial, CO 80121

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Beautiful light filled 4 bed, 4 bath home in Heritage Village. This stunning home features hardwood floors, formal dining room, updated kitchen, master suite, an oversized two car garage and a finished walk-out basement! Great outdoor space with two decks for entertaining and mountain views! Blue Ribbon award Lenski Elementary school. Great community amenities including […]

6479 Ashburn Ln, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

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Stunning remodeled home in Highlands Ranch with mountain views. This open and bright 2 story floor plan boasts 4 bedrooms upstairs including a large 5 piece master bath suite, a main floor office and large finished basement with additional 5th bedroom and bath. Vaulted and dramatic entrance, formal dining room, beautiful hardwoods and a gorgeous […]

2429 Julian St, Denver, CO 80211

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Dripping with charm & located on prime block. Updated kitchen & bath, wood floors, built-ins in dining room. 3rd bedroom non-conforming. Newer sewer line, water line, roof & panel. Finish the basement the way you want. Large open basement. Minutes from Highlands Square, Sloan Lake and I-25 access. There is no garage but there is […]

How’s the Market?

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If every REALTOR® had a nickel for every time that question was asked of us, we could buy a condo for cash. Of course, it’s a casual question, meant to be both friendly and perhaps get a little free information to make the poser better informed. The silly part is that most REALTORS® provide an […]

3060 S Newport St, Denver, CO 80224

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Old world charm meets modern day convenience and luxury. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom over 3,000 sq ft ranch is COMPLETELY renovated with the finest of craftsmanship. You will love the large remodeled gourmet kitchen, cozy living room complete with custom fireplace mantel, tile and built ins. Incredibly energy efficient home with new and top […]

251 Portmeirion Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104

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Desirable Ryland model home with upgrades throughout. Premium lot backs to open space offering a wonderful, private view. Open floor plan, with gleaming wood floors, quartz counters in gourmet kitchen, 42” maple cabinets, walk-in pantry, gas range, mud room with storage cubbies and built-in desk. The covered deck and great room are wired for surround […]