6 Things for Millennial Homebuyers to Consider

Millennials: there are six steps you need to think about before you start the process to purchase a home. Learn more here.

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As a millennial homebuyer, here are the six steps you need to consider before you begin the home buying process:

1. Commitment. Commit to the fact that you’ll no longer be a renter—you will not throw away your money by giving it to a landlord so they can profit while you get nothing in return. This mindset will better prepare you for the homeowner mentality.

2. Finances. Consult with a professional to help you better understand your finances. What does it mean to buy a house? How much will you need to put down? What will that look like, tax-wise? What will your monthly payment be like? And how does that all help you grow your home’s equity?

3. Credit score. Similarly to the above point, figure out your credit situation. Make sure you understand what credit really means, how important it is in terms of your loan payment, and how it will affect your down payment.
Commit to the fact that you’ll no longer be a renter—you will not throw away your money by giving it to a landlord so they can profit while you get nothing in return.
4. Lender. Should you just go with your bank, your friend who’s been in the lending business for a year, or someone your Realtor recommends? Do your research to find a skilled lender you can trust to help you.

5. Real estate agent. Finding the right agent to help you in the process of purchasing a home is vital. Consider the value of a real estate agent by assessing how much you personally know about the process.

6. Interview potential agents. It may take interviewing multiple agents before you settle on the one, but it’s worth it if you find someone who understands you, listens to you, and really cares about your wants and needs. A great agent should take the time to teach you about the market and negotiate on your behalf once you go under contract on a home.

If you think you’re ready to begin the process of becoming a homeowner or are even thinking about making this transition, reach out to me. I want to be one of the agents you interview, and I can show you what we’ll do to cover you during the process and to make your life better because of real estate. I hope to hear from you soon!

What Do Fishing and Your Pricing Strategy Have in Common?

Believe it or not, fishing is a great analogy for the way in which you price your home. Here’s what I mean.

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Have you ever been out fishing and thought about how the principles of it very much apply to the way you price your home?

My guess is probably not, but I’m here to tell you that the art of fishing is a lot like the art of correctly pricing your home. Allow me to explain.

If you’ve ever made the mistake of pricing your home too high, you probably know what it’s like to receive little interest from buyers and be left with no other choice than to make price reductions. Conversely, if you’ve listed your home slightly below its market value, you’ve probably received lots of attention and maybe even sparked a multiple-offer situation.

Your success as a seller has a lot to do with your pricing strategy, and given this hot seller’s market we’re in, pricing your home right is all the more important. We at The Anderson Group see fishing as an appropriate analogy for how we help our sellers set their home’s price: When you put good bait in the water, you get multiple fish swimming toward it and biting down on the bait. As you reel in your catch, you know you’ve used irresistible bait because you’ve captured the fish hook, line, and sinker.

We advise our sellers to price their home meaningfully and enticingly right from the beginning, so that when buyers see it, they won’t hesitate to offer full price or even above your asking price. And you could have a multiple-offer situation on your hands.
When you put good bait in the water, you get multiple fish swimming toward it and biting down on the bait.
We’ve found that the key to proper pricing is to set your asking price slightly under market value. That way, buyers see it as good bait and immediately bite down, instead of nibbling at it before swimming away because your price is too high.

If you have any questions or would like to learn how our pricing strategy works in greater detail, please reach out to me and my team. We look forward to talking with you soon!

4 Neighborhoods That Combine Great Living & Great Food

Looking to move to an area with a great restaurant and bar scene? These areas should be on your short list.

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If you’re looking to move someplace in Denver that’s nice and close to some foodie hotspots, here are the four areas I recommend:

1. Washington Park. This is always a classic choice. A number of great restaurants have been in this area for a long time, and it’s within reasonable walking distance to Downtown Denver.

2. LoHi (aka Lower Highlands). Located in downtown Denver right next to Sloan Lake, this area has so many new restaurants pop up, I can’t even keep track of all of them. But that’s the beauty of it—living here means you can walk to Downtown Denver for work and walk to all these great restaurants without ever seeing all of them.
If you know of any awesome restaurants I should be aware of, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
3. RiNo (aka River North Art District). This is a sprawling district on the east side of I-25 that features a slew of cool dive bars and restaurants.

4. Littleton. If you’d rather be further removed from the downtown scene, Littleton has some great restaurants as well. Old Littleton, specifically, has staples like The Melting Pot, Kate’s Wine Bar, and Jake’s to choose from. It’s an amazing location that also allows you easy access to Santa Fe Drive.

If you know of any awesome restaurants I should be aware of, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to feature them in a future video, and if I do feature a restaurant you tell me about, you’ll receive a gift card to that same venue.

As always, if you have any real estate questions, feel free to give me a call or send me an email as well. I look forward to hearing from you.



Heritage Eagle Bend: A Premier 55+ Community

Today I want to share with you a little-known gem of a place here in Colorado called Heritage Eagle Bend.

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Heritage Eagle Bend is a community that has an age restriction, meaning that only people of a certain age will be allowed to live there. Located on the southeast side of Centennial, this community offers a ton of benefits to people who live there:
  • Residents get to play golf and drive their own golf carts. For Floridians thinking of making a move, you at least won’t have to sacrifice that by moving here! This is one of the only places in Colorado, besides some private clubs in Denver, that allow that. Additionally, there’s a golf tournament for every season and multiple leagues to join.  
Heritage Eagle Bend is one of the premier communities in Denver.
  • All the homes in Heritage Eagle Bend are ranch-style homes that range from 1,300 to 5,000 square feet. There’s a nice assortment of homes there to choose from.
  • Everyone I've worked with here loves the amenities, including the clubhouse, game nights, clubs, dance lessons, and the big pool. That’s in addition to the golf club!
All in all, Heritage Eagle Bend is one of the premier communities in Denver that allows for all sorts of social interactions. If you’re looking for a great place like this to live in Colorado, reach out to me. I can give you more details about the community or about any others you’re interested in. Hope to hear from you soon!


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