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    SHOULD WE STAGE OUR HOME

    By Dave Kimbrough | February 16, 2024

    Dave, We would love to get your opinion on if we should or shouldn’t stage our house while it’s up for sale. Our plan right now is to be completely moved out before our house goes on the market. We have seen all the shows on getting your home staged to sell and we’ve recently... Read More

    TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME AFTER RETIREMENT

    By Dave Kimbrough | February 7, 2024

    Dave, Our plans are to move in June/July to Delaware to be near family, as we have grandkids who live there.  I will qualify for retirement late this spring and need to make sure we remain in Grand Junction until that time.  We are aware that interest rates still aren’t that attractive and we’re a... Read More

    HELP OUR HOME INSPECTION WENT WRONG

    By Dave Kimbrough | January 26, 2024

    Dear Dave, We have our home under contract and the buyers ordered a home inspection.  The home inspection report contains four substantial errors in the areas of heating, cooling, plumbing, and sewer.  The inspector misidentified a sprinkler valve as a sewer service cap and reported a possible “active sewer leak” in that area which is... Read More

    NO TUB IN THE PRIMARY BATH

    By Dave Kimbrough | January 19, 2024

    Dave, We are in the process of designing our new home and looking over many floor plans and we have noticed that many don’t have a bath tub in the master bathroom. We are now considering only putting a shower in our primary bath, as neither of us are “tub” people and rarely, if ever, take... Read More

    RENTAL RENOVATIONS WITH A BIG RETURN

    By Dave Kimbrough | January 16, 2024

    Dave, I have a rental house that needs a little updating. I’m considering working on the kitchen, but not going overboard. Do you have an opinion on the key features someone would be looking for in a modest rental? Or, are there other features that renters might find to be more important? The house is... Read More

    2024 REAL ESTATE MARKET PREDICTIONS

    By Dave Kimbrough | January 11, 2024

    Happy New Year!  Much has changed over the past 12 months and last week we revisited my predictions for 2023…..some hits and some misses, but isn’t that the way it always goes?  This week we are going to look through the windshield at what I see coming for 2024. So here we go! Let me... Read More

    HOW DID THE 2023 HOUSING MARKET SHAPE UP

    By Dave Kimbrough | January 5, 2024

    So typically we do a weekly question and answer on the “Ask Dave” column, but this week we are going to review my 2023 predictions to see how I scored with my crystal Ball…..and next week I will provide my 2024 predictions! To be honest, good riddance to 2023 as 2024 feels overdue so we... Read More

    WINTER HOME RENOVATIONS

    By Dave Kimbrough | December 14, 2023

    Dear Dave, We are considering selling our home in the spring. Do you have a seller’s checklist or something that you give to people to help them figure out what will add the most value when they sell a house? We’re just trying to decide if there is anything we can do this winter to... Read More

    WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THE FINAL WALK THROUGH

    By Dave Kimbrough | November 10, 2023

    Dear Dave, My wife and I recently sold our home. Prior to the closing a final walk-through was scheduled so that the people buying our home could take a look at it right before closing. We had not planned on their visit, and no one told us this would happen until that morning. We were... Read More

    IS IT OK TO DISPLAY OUR HUNTING MOUNTS WHEN WE TRY TO SELL OUR HOUSE

    By Dave Kimbrough | October 26, 2023

    Dear Dave, My husband is a big game hunter and he has some incredible mounts in our home. We are getting ready to put our house on the market and we can’t agree on having them in the house anymore.  Should we remove them or is it ok to leave them up? Of course, I... Read More