The Case-Shiller Home Price Index

August 9, 2014

I love to leverage Your Castle data to give you the information you need to better understand our always-interesting, ever-changing housing market. This time I’d like to introduce to you the leader in research of the national real estate market because I think that understanding the broader national picture might… Read More »

Mortgage Rates back near all time lows!

July 8, 2014

A year ago mortgage rates spiked and there was endless speculation of the housing market crashing and rates continuing to rise forever. Mortgage rates soared .53 percent to 4.46 percent during the week of June 22, 2013, the single biggest jump in 26 years causing Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of… Read More »

Denver Homes Are Still Affordable!

June 19, 2014

The Denver Single Family Housing Affordability Index is a great tool to understand our housing market from a historical perspective. This index combines the regional household income trends with interest rates and local housing prices to calculate the proportion of local households that can afford the median priced house. From… Read More »

Smart Vision Technology Looks to Innovate Home Buying Process

June 3, 2014

The real estate season in the Mile High City is heating up. And, when you’re buying a house or condo in a hot market like Denver, being the first with an offer can make the difference between moving into your dream home and being left among a large group of… Read More »

Where are we in the real estate market cycle?

May 14, 2014

A few days ago I was speaking to a client of mine who was distressed about this “crazy new real estate market” and how “everything’s different today than it used to be.” It got me thinking about how important it is that I do everything I can to set the… Read More »

Eliminate Your Car Payment and Live Downtown!

May 6, 2014

Living in downtown Denver can be a thrilling, convenient and an ideal lifestyle for many! However, as downtown housing prices rise, many potential buyers are finding themselves unable to afford owning in the core of our great city. A new trend we have been seeing is our clients electing to… Read More »

It’s NOT a crazy new market!

April 30, 2014

A few days ago I was speaking to a client of mine who was distressed about this “crazy new real estate market” and how “everything’s different today than it used to be.” It got me thinking about how important it is that I do everything I can to set the… Read More »

April 14, 2014

A few days ago I was speaking to a client of mine who was distressed about this “crazy new real estate market” and how “everything’s different today than it used to be.” It got me thinking about how important it is that I do everything I can to set the… Read More »

Owning investment properties in nicer areas

April 1, 2014

A lot of investors think that investing in rental properties only works in low-end neighborhoods with beat-up houses and scary tenants. Nothing could be further from the truth! Your Castle has done a great deal of research lately and found that buying and holding properties in quality locations like The… Read More »

How to get an offer accepted in a tight market!

March 23, 2014

In a market as tight as we have today buyers need to write strong offers if they want to get them accepted. You need to work with an agent who understands how to write a powerful offer that will be seriously considered. Here are some of the ways to do… Read More »