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Buying A Home In Colorado’s Red-Hot Real Estate Market

Are you considering buying a home in Colorado? If so, you’ll want to act fast. Colorado has one of the hottest housing markets in the country. A growing job market, coupled with other factors, such as low numbers of new homes being built, have made the state’s real estate market go red-hot.

For instance, in Denver, home prices are up 11 percent since last year, according to data from Live Urban. Meanwhile, the number of homes available, however, has dropped 15 percent. What does that mean for a prospective buyer? Good credit and available funds may not be enough to get you into the home you want.

Here are a few things to expect:

Rising Prices

Prices are climbing quickly throughout the state, and this isn’t expected to slow down any time soon. What that means for buyers is that waiting can prove costly.

Fast Sales

Are you debating on a home you recently viewed? Don’t wait too long, or the house may no longer be available. Some houses are selling after just days on the market.

Bidding Wars

With Colorado’s current market conditions, demand for houses is very high, but the number of available houses is very low. This translates into heavy competition for sellers. If you’re looking for a home, that means you’ll need to be prepared to face bidding wars.

Pre-Approval

With a red-hot market, you’ll want to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you even view a home. You may have to make an offer on the spot, and if so, you’ll want to be sure that you are ready and able to complete the purchase. Otherwise, there’s a good chance that a home will sell to another buyer while you’re going through the approval process.

When beginning your search for homes in Colorado you will want to be prepared for this market.  In addition to these tips, the real estate agents here at Housing Helpers are tapped into this fast paced market on a daily basis.  Utilize our experience and expertise to help guide you through this challenging real estate market.

 

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Colorado’s Business Leaders Have High Expectations in New Year

According to a recent report from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, business leaders have come into 2014 with positive expectations for the state and national economies. Confidence is up concerning other measurable categories in Colorado as well, including industry sales, industry profits, hiring plans, and capital expenditures.

The latest round of positive expectations marks nine quarters in a row in which panelists in Colorado have expressed an overall good feeling about the state, the report stated. This ties the record for optimism set in 2003-2005. Business leaders continue to be more positive about the local economy than the national one, however, though even the national economy received a more positive outlook going into the new year.

The latest data suggests that Colorado’s employment numbers continue to increase for the 38th straight month and that personal income growth in the state has outpaced the national average. The highest areas of employment growth in the state over the past year came from the metropolitan statistical areas of Greeley (+4.5%); Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (+2.5%); Boulder and Pueblo (each at +1.5%). According to the report, the industries recording the highest employment gains were Professional & Business Services, Education and Health Services, and Construction.

58.5% of the business leaders surveyed for the report stated that they felt confident that Colorado’s economy will expand this year. 47.9% stated that they expect business profits to increase and 55.7% expect to see an increase in sales this year.

Housing Helpers is pleased to see that Colorado’s business leaders are starting the year off confident and that the economy continues to move in a positive direction. With more and more jobs being created here and personal wealth growing as it is, the future looks bright for our state. If you’re planning to move to Colorado, let us find the perfect home for you. For more information about our services, contact us.

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Colorado Gives $20 Million in Donations in One Day

When it comes to social consciousness and a sense of community, there’s no place in the world like Colorado. This was recently proven once again when donors statewide participated in the fourth annual Colorado Gives Day and gave more than $20 million to nonprofit organizations.

The Community First Foundation first partnered with FirstBank in 2010 to host Colorado Gives Day — a twenty-four hour period each December in which the state’s residents are encouraged to donate online to their favorite causes. That year, the event brought in $8.7 million for nonprofits working in the state. The event has grown each year.

This year, Colorado Gives Day began at 12:00 AM, December 10, with a donation made to the organization City Year Denver. Nearly 88,000 donations later, at 11:59 PM, the final gift of the day was made to the Child Advocacy Center. In all, 1,442 nonprofit organizations were supported by the event, Community First Foundation reported. Those who were unable to donate to a favorite nonprofit on December 10 can still do so, as Community First Foundation fosters charitable giving through its Colorado Gives website year-round.

According to the foundation, in addition to the individuals who gave online during this year’s event, a number of businesses also helped make the 2013 Colorado Gives Day a reality. The benefits of Colorado Gives Day have been expanded this year to nonprofits statewide, with grant funding from the Boettcher Foundation and El Pomar Foundation that improves the ability of nonprofits outside of the Denver Metro area to accept charitable donations online.

The generosity of the people here is one of the things that makes living and working in Colorado so great. But there are many great things about Colorado. Since 1987, Housing Helpers has been helping people find their homes in wonderful Colorado communities including Westminster, Arvada, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and many more. We know this area and we can’t wait to show it to you. Contact us for more information.

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