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    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

    CAN THE SELLERS BACK OUT OF OUR CONTRACT

    By Dave Kimbrough | September 29, 2023

    Dave, We recently made an offer on a house and the seller sent us a counteroffer that we agreed to, but then we received word that he had changed his mind and was going to sell the home to another buyer. We feel like he made a deal, and he should have stuck to his... Read More

    IS A HOME WARRANTY A GOOD IDEA

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 24, 2023

    Dear Dave, We are looking to buy a house and have narrowed it down to some of the older neighborhoods and older homes.  One of the houses we looked at included a 1 year home warranty.  We decided that house wasn’t right for us – but we did like the idea of the home warranty.... Read More

    WHEN CAN I SHRED MY HOME PURCHASE DOCUMENTS

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 18, 2023

     Hello Dave, When can I shred the documents from homes I have bought and sold over the years? Is there ever a need to hang on to closing documents, etc, past 2 years or so? I would like to shred them. Please tell me if there is anything I need to keep. Thanks! Have a... Read More

    WE WANT TO DOWNSIZE OUR HOME BUT WHERE DO WE START

    By Dave Kimbrough | May 26, 2023

    Dave,We have been living in Grand Junction for nearly 12 years. When we moved here, we had our 3 children living at home and our lifestyle required much more space, inside and out, than it does now. We are in our late 50s and have a large home on several acres and we need to... Read More

    CAN YOU ADD HOME IMPROVEMENT COSTS TO YOUR HOME LOAN

    By Dave Kimbrough | May 4, 2023

    Dave, We have seen several older homes that need a lot of work to bring them up to acceptable standards. We’re more than happy to purchase a “Fixer Upper” but we’re not sure where the funds to do so would come from. We do not have a lot of cash to put in the home after... Read More

    HOW DO YOU FIND THE BEST REALTOR IN A NEW TOWN

    By Dave Kimbrough | May 4, 2023

    Dave, We will be moving out of state, to a city where we know absolutely no one.  How do we go about finding the “best” realtor to help us in our new location? Thanks Andrew, Grand Junction Andrew, Great question.  There are several ways to go about finding an agent in the city where you... Read More

    IS RADON PRESENT IN WESTERN COLORADO

    By Dave Kimbrough | April 21, 2023

    Dave, Our question is not as much a question as it is to get your opinion.  We recently purchased a new home and during our inspection process we asked our agent about getting a Radon Test and she told us there really was not any radon in the valley and we did not need one. ... Read More

    HOW MUCH DOES YOUR NEIGHBORS HOUSE AFFECT YOUR PROPERTY VALUE

    By Dave Kimbrough | April 4, 2023

    Dave, We have been watching a couple of homes that have been on the market for a couple months and we would be happy with either, but we really do like one of them quite a bit better than the other. Neither are perfect, but the one we like the most has two homes on... Read More