The Benefits of Living in Castle Pines Village

If you’re looking to buy a home in a gated community that offers plenty of great benefits, Castle Pines Village may be the place for you.

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Today I want to tell you about one of my favorite neighborhoods in all of Denver: Castle Pines Village.

If you’ve never heard of Castle Pines Village and you’re a homebuyer, there are plenty of benefits to living there. Over the past few years, my team and I have done a lot of business in this area. In fact, it’s where my family and I call home.

Castle Pines Village is one of the only gated communities in Denver that has a lot of pine trees, which are great for privacy and create an escape from the otherwise open landscape of Colorado. I moved here from California, and it really reminds me of the coastline forests of that region. Since it’s a protected area, you’ll also find a lot of neat wildlife roaming about.

If you’re an avid golfer, there are two executive courses within Castle Pines Village that offer full-package memberships that include the use of a variety of top-notch facilities.  
Over the past few years, my team and I have done a lot of business in this area.
Every house in this community offers amazing views, but you still have quick access to the highway. There are also a ton of amenities located right outside the gate, including shopping centers and quick routes to the mountains.

Unless you’re a resident, you can’t get inside Castle Pines Village without a real estate agent, so if you’d like to take a tour of the neighborhood, give me a call and I’d be happy to be your guide. 

As always, if you have any other real estate questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me as well. I look forward to speaking with you.

Why Sellers Are Losing Offers When They Should Be Winning Them

We’re in a hot seller’s market, but sellers are still finding ways to lose out on deals—here’s why.

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Despite the fact that we’re in a hot seller’s market, sellers are actually losing offers when they should be winning them. They could be entertaining multiple offers and still find a way to botch the deal.

How is this possible? There are three primary reasons:

1. Waiting too long to respond. In other words, they take their time and, if they’re not satisfied with one offer, they assume they’ll get multiple offers.

2. Not knowing what to do when they do get multiple offers. They don’t know which offer to choose, so they make different demands to different buyers in order to escalate each offer, but all that does is turn buyers off. They’ll start to feel used, decide you’re too unreasonable, and drop out of the running.  
A lot of sellers are missing out on some great offers, so remember why and make sure you’re not one of them.
3. Not allowing the negotiation process to happen correctly. They’ll get a buyer under contract, but if that buyer then asks them to fix some items during the inspection process (a damaged roof, broken water heater, etc.), they won’t agree to fix any of them. Again, they just assume they’ll get another offer, but once that buyer walks away, there aren’t any more.

Whether they’re screwing up the deal in the beginning or near the end, a lot of sellers are missing out on some great offers, so remember these mistakes and avoid them to keep yourself from falling into that same fate.

If you have any questions about this topic or how to strategically align yourself to sell quickly and for top dollar in our Denver market, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

Why Our Market Is More of a Mountain Than a Bubble

Our market is more like a mountain than a bubble. Here’s what I mean by that.

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Is our real estate market in a bubble that’s eventually going to burst just like it did a decade ago?

Fortunately, no. Instead of a bubble, imagine that our market is more like a mountain. Home values have been steadily increasing for a while now, but once they get to the top of the mountain, they’ll drop off a bit before rising again.

In my view, this is because buyers don’t get qualified for mortgage loans as easily anymore. In fact, one of the most challenging parts of buying a home is first getting qualified for a loan. Everything else about the home buying process is fun, but getting a loan isn’t easy. This means buyers who get approved for loans aren’t defaulting, foreclosing, or short-selling anymore. 
If you’re thinking of buying real estate, don’t let the rumors of an impending crash hold you back.
Our market is a mountain, and that mountain is growing. Will prices eventually drop off in a few years? Yes—inventory will increase to the point where buyers will have more than enough homes to choose from and we’ll transition into more of a buyer’s market.

So if you’re thinking of buying real estate, don’t let the rumors of an impending crash hold you back. As I always say, it’s better to buy real estate and wait rather than wait to buy real estate.

If you have any more questions about this topic or you’d like to start your home buying journey, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

What Motivates You to Sell Your Home?

Today I want to discuss a question I often pose to home sellers: Why do you want to sell your home?

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Many clients come to us saying that they need to move because their family has grown,  they got a new job, or they’re simply not happy in their current neighborhood. But we know that there are often deeper reasons for moving, which, in our experience, often boil down to three things: lifestyle, relationships, and cost.

Can you afford to go somewhere new? Do you really like the neighborhood? If you move, will your daily lifestyle match your ideals? These questions are all things to consider before making a move. 
What if there was a way that you could borrow the money you have in your current home to go out and buy a new home, and then turn your current home into a rental?
And as you’re thinking of selling your house, also consider whether now is the right time. Could you buy a new home without selling your current one? What if there was a way that you could borrow the money you have in your current home to go out and buy a new home, and then turn your current home into a rental? This way, you could still achieve the lifestyle you want, you could still maintain relationships with your friends and family, and what’s more is that you could still afford it. If there was a way to do that, would it make financial sense to do so, and if it did make sense, would that option interest you?

Surprisingly, people don’t often think about the option of holding onto their current home when they’re deciding whether or not to purchase another. But in many cases, not only is doing this possible, but it’s also a great play: By turning your current home into a rental, you create equity, passive income, and real estate holdings.

If any of this sounds intriguing and you’d like to learn more, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to sit down with you and discuss all the options you have.

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