Jeannine (J'9) Maxwell, Loveland Office
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8 things you need to rid your house of
We're all guilty of it. We keep telling ourselves "someday" we're going to replace that eyesore in the kitchen, or update the outdated thing in the bathroom, but time just seems to get away from us. But, with all of the huge holiday shopping deals likely to hit the stores any day now, make this winter the season when you vow to finally, finally, get rid of the baddies in your house. RealtyTimes compiled this list
of 8 things that you really, really need to get rid of (like, yesterday). And don't forget those even better after-holiday sales to take a look at purchasing some of these items!
A host's 5 must do tips for a hassle-free holiday
The holiday season is almost upon us. While it can be a great time to celebrate with family and friends, celebrating yet another year of living, memories, accomplishments and more, it can also be slightly stressful. Especially if you end up playing host to a slew of people. You want to make sure your house is ready for all of the regular holiday activities, and that you're prepared to cook, clean, and do whatever else is necessary. But even beyond that, there are certain things you can do that will help your guests' (and your) experience staying with you this holiday season much more smooth. Or on the flip side, maybe you're the one traveling and are leaving your house in the care of someone else while you're gone. This great list of tips from Apartment Therapy
, helps give you some tips for hosting houseguests for this holiday season.
Northern Colorado Economic Snapshot
Units Listed - Single Family & Attached Dwelling
YTD* Units Sold - Single Family & Attached Dwelling
Source: Ires, LLC | *YTD represents through the month of September
As we trek toward the end of another year, and the beginning of a new season, this is an opportune time to reflect back on what has happened over the course of the past nine plus months in the Northern Colorado real estate market.
If it could be defined in one word that word might be “stability”.
There were no major ups and downs in the real estate market this year. Mortgage interest rates remained in a fairly narrow range of 4% to 4.5% for the traditional fixed rate thirty year loan. Bank foreclosures and short sales were here and there, but they didn’t dominate the airwaves or the print media as they have in recent years. Home values appeared to plateau in late spring after consistently increasing the past two to three years. New home builders continued to churn up virgin soil, but by mid-summer they had overbuilt and were offering buyer incentives for standing inventory. Lenders had money to lend and were advertising no cost refinance loans for qualified buyers.
On the sales side, 2014 is outperforming 2013 in the number of sales of single family homes and attached units. For Northern Colorado, through September/2014 there have been 5,369 single family home sales and 1,161 attached unit sales – a total of 6,530. Through September 2013 there were 5,225 single family home sales and 1,030 attached unit sales – a total of 6,248. The combined market is up approximately 4.3% YTD in sales versus through September 2013.
The Federal Reserve continues to tip toe around raising short term interest rates, which would have an impact on long term interest rates. One day the economy is on the path to recovery and the next day Chicken Little has made an appearance and “the sky is falling”.
The world has grown much smaller over the course of the past fifty years and what happens in a remote corner of the world can affect things on a global scale. In our little corner of the world we’ve been blessed with a relatively stable economy, an exceptional quality of life, and the freedom of choice. Each of these things bodes well for the Northern Colorado real estate market moving forward.
Reflecting on the past often gives direction to the future. In some ways it’s a guide to determining where the path has led us and provides us with a sense of what lies ahead. As we’ve seen in the challenging years of the Northern Colorado real estate market from 2009 through 2011, the path isn’t always smooth; sometimes there are bumps that hinder our progress.
Change is inevitable, but stability can be a good thing. There’s a certain degree of comfort in knowing tomorrow may look somewhat like today.
As we venture forth on the Northern Colorado real estate path, there are no bumps currently evident lying in wait on the horizon. For the balance of 2014 and into early 2015 look for the inventory of available homes for sale to continue to seasonally decline, mortgage interest rates to remain stable and affordable, new home construction to maintain a rational pace, and home values to settle for the winter months.
If one had a crystal ball and could predict the future what would one see for the local real estate market as 2015 makes its presence known? Will it be another year of stability? Time will tell.