Archive for February, 2014

Building a New Home Through a Realtor’s Eyes

In Front of Our New LotBuilding a new home is an exciting adventure in real estate. This summer my wife and I decided to build a new home. Castle Rock has many new home builders and communities to choose from, we knew we wanted to stay in the Meadows and decided to contract on a new Meritage Home. One of my clients was building a new home at the same time, so I was able to experience the process as a Realtor and a home buyer.

At the beginning of the process, which can be many months away from when you actually move into the home, you make 95% of the decisions regarding your new home — lot, elevation, structural upgrades, design upgrades, wiring … the list is pretty extensive! So here are a few things I learned in the process:

Two Weeks Before ClosingThese are just a few of my lessons learned. There is a common misconception that one doesn’t need a Realtor when buying a new home, though my clients who have used me in their new home purchase would disagree. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new home I would love the opportunity to help you through the process.

2013 Housing Recap

Overall 2013 was a good year for real estate, according to the Colorado Association of Realtors Q3-2013 Quarterly Indicator. Speaking from my experience last year, I’m glad that the Denver Metro saw the same positive indicators that I saw! Here are some highlights from the report and you canĀ click here to see the full report!

In the single family market …

2013 Recap