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Monthly Archives: August 2019

    A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | August 30, 2019

    Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential... Read More

    iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?

    By Keeley Ryan | August 29, 2019

    When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer? According to Jovio, the definition is: “A company or investor that uses Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) to make instant offers on homes. It allows sellers to close on a property quickly. Once sold,... Read More

    SOLD – 2859 Vista Mar Drive – Lori Curtis

    By Eugene Seitz | August 28, 2019

    Lori Curtis, REALTOR® with CapRock Real Estate, did an excellent job as the Real Estate Broker for the seller of 2859 Vista Mar Drive. This single family home is located in the Mercer Estates subdivision in the Orchard Mesa area of Grand Junction, Colorado.  Lori sold this home on August 23, 2019. Lori marketed the... Read More

    Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

    By Keeley Ryan | August 28, 2019

    According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new academic year. With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take on a whole different approach when it comes to finding the right size, location,... Read More

    What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

    By Keeley Ryan | August 27, 2019

    Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their money in the current housing market. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, “the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 3.60 percent, the lowest it... Read More

    Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

    By Keeley Ryan | August 26, 2019

    We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019. Here’s what some of the experts have to say: Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist for CoreLogic “We see the cooldown... Read More

    Did You Know an Ex-Spouse’s Bankruptcy Could Affect You?

    By Ris Cowan | August 25, 2019

    Learn how to protect yourself from your ex's bankruptcy after a divorce, and how to protect yourself against future debt. Read More

    SOLD – 1990 Three Eagles Way – Eric Johnson

    By Eugene Seitz | August 23, 2019

    Eric Johnson, REALTOR® at CapRock Real Estate, did a wonderful job as the Real Estate Broker representing the buyer of 1990 Three Eagles Way. This single family residence is located in the Three Eagles Way subdivision located in Loma, Colorado.  Eric sold this home on August 22, 2019. Read More

    SOLD – 590 Redwing Lane – Kurt McClaskey

    By Eugene Seitz | August 23, 2019

    Kurt McClaskey, REALTOR® with CapRock Real Estate, did an incredible job as the Real Estate Broker for the buyer of 590 Redwing Lane.  The single family residence is located in the Redwing subdivision in the North East area Grand Junction, Colorado.   This sale closed on August 23, 2019. Read More

    A Latte a Day Keeps Homeownership Away [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | August 23, 2019

    Some Highlights: The pumpkin spice latte is launching soon, so you may be tempted to spend your extra cash on a daily caffeine fix, but that small expense can add up to a big number – fast! Saving for a down payment takes a little discipline, so lim... Read More