Grand Junction Housing Market

Asking These Questions Will Save You Money When Buying a New Construction Home

New construction homes are popping up everyone in the Grand Valley. We have seen tremendous growth over the last year! In 2016 there were 480 building permits issued. In 2017 there were 667 building permits issued. That's a 40% increase!

It's only fitting that on today's show Dave and Robert go over some questions to ask if you're purchasing a new construction home. And the best part: asking these questions could save you some money!

Read the short list of questions below and listen to the show for exciting and up-to-date information on new construction neighborhoods right here in the Grand Valley!

Questions to ask when purchasing a new construction home

  1. What financial incentives do you offer for using your preferred lender and title company?
  2. What are the standard finishes for the home I'd like to purchase? What features are considered upgrades?
  3. What are the convents and restrictions in this neighborhood?
  4. What are future building plans for this neighborhood?
  5. What warranties do you provide?
  6. Can you connect me with a past client for refferences?
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2017 Grand Junction Real Estate Market Recap + 2018 Predictions

On today's show Robert and Dave recap the 2017 Grand Junction Real Estate Market. Last year was the best year we've had since 2008 in our market! They'll talk about how far we've come since 2010 and what we can expect moving into the new year. Listen to the show for all the details!

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Surefire Signs It's Time to Sell Your Home

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Most people don't plan on living in their current home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put your house on the market can be tricky. This week show is all about surefire signs it's time to sell your home. 

If any of this signs resonate with you, give us a call and we'll help you decide if the time is right to get your home on the market! 

  1. You're feeling cramped and you can't add on to your current home.
  2. Your home has too much space.
  3. You are just plain over your neighborhood.
  4. You can't stop thinking about that perfect home down the street.
  5. Remodeling won't offer a return on your investment.
  6. You're out of debt with some cash in the bank!
  7. You've got equity on your side.
  8. The overall market is good!

Tips for Making a Winning Offer on Your Dream Home

The Grand Junction real estate market is hot, hot, hot right now so if you're searching for a new home be sure to listen to this show! Dave and Robert discuss some tips for making an offer that will win you your dream home. Skim the list of tips below and listen to the show for all the details.

Tips for Making a Winning Offer on Your Dream Home

  1. Mentally prepare for a marathon house hunt.
  2. Don't drag your feet when you find the right home.
  3. Consider using a well-known, local mortgage lender.
  4. Do not offer your max pre-approved amount.
  5. Don't put in a low ball offer!
  6. Do not offer above the property's appraisal value.
  7. Attach fewer contingencies to your offer.
  8. But do NOT waive the inspection contingency!
  9. Do not let outsiders sway your offer.

Top 8 Home Features Buyers Want + Real Estate Market Update

This show is a great listen! Robert and Dave start off by discussing the current state of the Grand Junction Real Estate Market. You can lean more about it by visiting our market stats page! Then James Pulsipher calls in to the show to talk about what you should look for in a home mortgage depending on your goals for the future. It's important to have a plan when looking for a mortgage!

Continue listening to hear Robert and Dave's break down of these top 8 home features buyers want:

  1. Open concept homes
  2. Outdoor living spaces
  3. Neutral decor
  4. Modern kitchens
  5. Energy efficient homes
  6. Smart storage
  7. Hardwood floors
  8. Multi-functional space
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Habits to Break & to Start if You Want to Buy a Home

If you're hoping to buy a home in 2017, this is a must listen show! Robert and Dave will discuss habits you should start and habits you should break if your goal is to buy a home. These simple actions will help you head down the path to home ownership!

Housing Market Predictions for 2017

What does the housing market look like for 2017? Robert and Dave discuss expert predictions for the upcoming year. Hear their thoughts on the predictions below by listening to this week's show.

1. Homeowners' net-worth will continue to increase. The average homeowner's equity has increased by $11,000 over the last year.

2. Revised mortgage regulations will continue to make mortgages easier to secure.

3. Rental costs will level off.

4. The number of cash buyers will go from above average to average.

5. New construction homes are getting smaller to accommodate market demand.

6. Inventory will remain tight. 

7. The market will continue to get easier for first-time home buyers.

8. Baby boomers will have a big impact on the market and they look to downsize or move closer to family.

The Real Estate Report: Hazards of Halloween!

Dave and Robert discuss the Hazards of Halloween as trick or treaters come and go from your house and well as give some great advice about decorating for the holiday.

Don't miss James Pulsipher from Fidelity Mortgage on the show this week discussing the sustainability of the Grand Junction housing market.

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