In Denver and any market with fierce competition, you likely have to put in offers well over the asking price. While sellers may be over the moon, the contract’s success is heavily based on the appraisal. So, what is, and why would you want to include an appraisal gap anyway?! An appraisal gap works to […]

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Looking for a dream house in Summit County?! Well, here it is!!!! I am honestly at a loss for words!! This mountain escape is beyond your wildest real estate dreams! The incredible sweeping views, the perfect outdoor hot tub for ultimate after skiing relaxation, and all the knotty pine your heart could want! Just imagine […]

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There is something extra special when you go back, like WAY back!!! Daniela and I have known each other since high school! Us Nederland kids seem to stick together! She reached out a while back, and we met for cold-pressed juice in Boulder (the most Boulder of Boulder things to do!). We chatted about all […]

This holiday season doesn’t call for hanging out on the couch with your pups. It’s all about being hot on the home search! While this is usually my favorite time of year for buyers, 2020 shows us something slightly different, a complete anomaly. Historically, the winter months have lower levels of inventory, but also a […]

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Steph and Tim have an extra fun story! Let’s start at the beginning!! Over a year ago, some dear friends decided to move back to the east coast. After some deep recon work, I found them the perfect agent, Molly Branson. She was a DC wiz, and I knew they would be perfect for them! […]

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Tuna and I had been following each other on Instagram for a while before I met his humans. So when Bethany reached out, I got so excited! We met up on a chilly afternoon in January. I figured The Cruise Room at The Oxford Hotel would be the perfect spot to chat about all things […]

Ok, how freaking AMAZING is this Park Hill beauty?! There is so much to love about this space, but I’ve got my favorites! For real, how welcoming is that front door! I love the contrast of the black against the rich brick. There is just something that pulls you into the space! Then BOOM, that […]

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Woah…that’s about sums up the fall market in Denver! Between elections, covid, and, well 2020 as a whole, Denver’s real estate market seems to be blissfully unaware of what’s happening around us!  The housing market is stronger than ever! With inventory at a record low, average home prices jumping to the highest ever, and incredible […]

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So Kelsea, should I be buying right now? Keep reading to see how covid-19 is changing the Denver real estate market. 👉 We have seen showings decrease by 50% from this time last year. Showings down by close to two-thirds for homes at higher price points. So what does that mean? It means more buyers […]

So, Kelsea…how’s the Denver real estate market anyway?!?! This is the most asked question I get, and I LOVE talking about! Today, we are diving into how the Denver Real Estate Market is shaping up this spring! Denver was recently ranked the most competitive real estate market in the nation by Forbes. With such a […]

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You’ve heard the term used before, but what is earnest money anyway?! The simplest way to think of earnest money is it’s a good faith deposit to the seller, that you as the buyer are going to take the necessary steps through the contract process. Earnest money is usually held by the title company or […]

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The moment you are officially under contract on your future home, there are a few big NO, NO’s

Five Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid

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Harness the power of the sun to offset your electrical bills?! Ummm sign me up!!! There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind as both a home buyer and a home seller. More than ever, the want to help curb global warming through renewable energy is very appealing. The installation of a […]

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Here in Denver, you can generally estimate one month from the moment the seller accepts your offer until you make it to the closing table. So, what exactly happens in those 30 days, anyways?! In Colorado, the contract to buy and sell is heavily written in the buyer’s favor. This means that it is the […]

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Whether you’re a first time home buyer or an experienced investor, I hear folks say, “I’m going to wait another year.” If you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is quickly changing, with new […]

Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer’s lack of trust in their ability to purchase. It is still a […]

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Today, I spend the afternoon diving into all things credit score. It was so interesting and I took away so many amazing tid-bits, that I had to share. Here is how you can tip the scale in your favor, Pay all your bills on time or even early. Once you get past 30 days overdue, […]

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Spring for the Home Inspector is a busy time on the home front! Here is a list of simple tricks and tips that can help you get ready for warmer weather! 1. Furnace filter check – For me, this means navigating around in the crawl space to ensure everything looks good. Also, make sure you […]

You’ve talked to a lender, have your pre-approval, linked up with a great Realtor (like me) 😉 and you’re ready to start the search. Now what? Here is what to expect! 💯…❇️Needs vs. Wants❇️ – It is SO important to take the time upfront to know what your needs vs. wants are. Whether it’s writing […]

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You’re ready to buy a home, yay so exciting!!! Is it all that important to have a physical bank or lender anyway? Since I have been going through this a lot lately, I figured it would be a great topic to discuss. So today, we are going to dive into the importance of working with […]

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Nick, Lindsley and I met at YPHMFR and hit it off right away. They where the sweetest couple I could have ever asked to work with. They were engaged and ready to find their own slice of real estate heave! We started the search on a sunny Saturday morning. We looked at 6 houses and […]

If this the first time you are considering buying or selling a home, there are some possible challenges you may face. Having the right agent can ensure you are able to get through these challenges. Let’s review some mistakes you want to avoid making. 1. THE RIGHT PRICE Pricing a property is a science of […]

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I’m getting this week started with a story about my friend, Matt! 👇🏻 Matt and I met through a mutual friend a while ago. When he reached out about buying his Colorado 🏡 home, I was so touched and honored to help. On a warmer than usual day in January, we had beers and tater […]

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One of the biggest misconceptions I hear from first-time home buyers is you need 20% for a down payment on your first home. Now, don’t get me wrong, the more you can put down, the lower your payments would be. Often times you get a lower interest rate and you don’t pay mortgage insurance, but […]