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As we draw closer to ending 2012, let’s take a look at what real estate has been doing this year.  It is evident that 2012 has been a much better year for our local economy with an increase in jobs, decrease in the unemployment rate, and an increase in real estate sales.  Most of my clients have ...
According to the National Association of Home Builders, Mesa County was one of 28 metropolitan areas that in June 2012 joined a list of 80 U.S. housing markets showing improvement.  This index of the NAHB considers areas that have recently indicated lows in housing permits, employment, and home p...
  January is National Radon Action month. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. During the winter months, the Mesa County Health Department will be encouraging residents to test their homes for elevated levels of radon. Testing homes for radon levels is simple and inexpensi...
This year 2011, we have seen a trend in our market with an increase in the volume of sales but a decrease in home prices.  Sales for the 1st 9 mos. of 2011 were up 5.4% over the same period in 2010.  While there were a larger number of sales, the dollar volume dropped 8.7%, or $39.1 million.  Loo...
Real estate absorption rates are used to show us how long it would take to sell off the current inventory in a given market.  As agents, we use this information during our listing appointments as a guideline to advise a seller on how quickly their home may sell.  To give you some history, and I w...
    Effective 10/20/11, HUD is once again offering their $100 down payment program on HUD-owned properties.  To qualify, the following must be met:   ·      Must be an owner occupant purchaser ·      Buyer must be purchasing with FHA financing ·      Buyer’s bid must be full asking price     That...
You see them all over town and we're seeing more and more of them on the market each and every month.  HUD houses are owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development "HUD" and are the product of an FHA insured mortgage that was foreclosed upon.  While HUDs have a reputation of being...
HOLIDAY DECORATING TIPS FOR SELLERS What a great opportunity home sellers have this time of year.  But decorating can both help and hurt a home's presentation.  By following the tips below, your buyers will be taken by the warmth and shimmer of your home but will also be able to see the home and...
According to the National Association of Realtors, the national home value is up 8.8% from one year ago.  While this is great news on a national level, this may not necessarily be the case in our local market.  Home sales in Mesa County are up only 5.5% from this time last year, but in spite of t...

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