Get Your Home Ready To Sell

In preparing your house to sell, ask yourself over and over if your house looks like someone else’s dream house. Houses in move-in condition tend to be inviting to buyers; houses that are in like-new condition typically sell fastest and procures the best price because it outshine the competition.

With that in mind, here are a few things to consider as you look over your house when getting ready to sell …

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Pre‐Packing Tips

1. Tackle one room at a time 2. Gather up everything that has not been used in a year 3. Sort into three piles: Trash Storage Give away or sell Other items to pre‐pack: Trophies Plaques Personal pictures Small collectables … Continue reading →

Where Homes Are Selling the Fastest

The average number of days homes are spending on the market has dropped by nearly 10 percent nationwide in the last year, according to June housing data from REALTOR.com. The average U.S. home now spends 84 days on the market.

But in some housing markets, homes are selling even faster, spending an average of 45 days or less on the market before they sell. What’s more, many of these housing markets are having not only some of the speediest home sales but also some of the largest increases in median home prices compared to a year ago.

Denver was second with Median days on the market: 33

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Home values rise in Denver metro area

Home values in the Denver metro area have increased 3.5% from a year ago and will go up 1.6% in the next 12 months, Zillow predicted Tuesday in its report on housing in the second quarter of 2012. The median home values in Denver gained 2.3% in the second quarter of 2012 from the year’s first quarter to $211,300 in June.

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Kiplinger’s says Denver among best for young adults

Denver is the 5th best place in the U.S. for young adults to live, according to Kiplinger. An “outdoors-y culture” and 300 days of sunshine aren’t the only things that make the Mile High City invigorating to young adults. “It also has a sunny employment outlook, thanks to hiring in construction, retail and hospitality, and affordable apartments,” Kiplinger’s said.

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Apartment rents in metro Denver rose 7.1 percent during quarter

The average rent for apartments in metro Denver rose 7.1% from the second quarter of last year to the same period this year. It was the highest growth rate reported during any quarter since the third quarter of 2011, when average rent grew 8.5%. During the second quarter of this year, the average rent in metro Denver rose $65 to $979 from last year’s second-quarter average rent of $915. “You have to go back to the days of the dot-com boom to see lower vacancy rates than what we’re seeing right now,” said Ryan McMaken, spokesman for the Colorado Division of Housing.

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