CNBC: These rising U.S. cities could become the top places to live and work from home

These rising U.S. cities could become the top places to live and work from home

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Denver Market Watch with 2020 Vision 08/25/2020

A new week, but the same old story. Not enough New Listings, but very strong Pending activity and another week of very strong Closed numbers; Denver is resisting all the economic pitfalls of both coasts. “Fly-Over” Country is winning!

New Listing (1227) Not enough!
Coming Soon (190)
Back On Market (306)
Price Increase (385)
Price Decrease (985)
Pending (2071) Very strong demand!!!
Withdrawn (199)
Leased (111)
Closed (1808) A very strong number here!
Expired (235)

Let’s talk antidotally this week. We are observing the awakening of corporate and agency relocation again. We are logging calls from “Lifestyle” movers. We are seeing younger generations reaching out to buy their first home; triggered by interest rates and family support. This market is broad based in all price ranges, well supported by its diversity of age and economic strength and its move up market is well funded by years of positive appreciation. Denver is that “enigma, surrounded by a conundrum wrapped in a riddle”. Long story short, there is no bubble in sight.

The successes we have logged this year all share a cooperative partner seeking a well executed plan, a defined timeline and the desire for change. We can assist you with the same kind of professional service as your trusted advisor. Let’s discuss your plan of action today!

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Herculean Housing

Denver is seeing new construction starts catching up with market demand. Rates are making those big bathrooms, walk-in closets and three car garages very affordable!

Homebuilder sentiment is at its highest level since 1998, starts are up 23.4% Y-o-Y, all-important single-family starts are up 7.4% Y-o-Y, and overall starts are up 4.7% YTD! At the current rate of 1.496 million, starts are nearing their best level in 14 years! Topping it off, existing sales are at their best level since 2006 and are down just 5% YTD! If only the rest of the economy…

Thank You Elliot!

Econ70 – Home of GraphsandLaughswww.econ70.comElliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.elliot@graphsandlaughs.net(202) 306 2731Contact Us

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5369 Moonlight Way, Parker CO 80134, USA – Virtual Tour

An Amazing New Listing! Don’t miss it!

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Tom Cryer
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US home sales spike unprecedented 24.7% July

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Summer Fun in the Vail Valley a Local’s Perspective

August 2020
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COVID-19 has been an interesting ride here in the mountains. We experienced the fear of the unknown and learned quickly how to adjust to be there for our clients and each other in a new way. While things were uncertain at times, we stayed optimistic that our beautiful mountain communities and lifestyle will always be desired. The promise of pent-up demand came true. Sales volume in July, for example, showed a 76% increase compared to July of last year – truly incredible!
Guided Backcountry Hikes
Walking Mountains Science Center is your guide to the backcountry. Join a trained Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder to discover some of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Vail area that are only accessible via your two feet! Click on the image to find details on hikes and what to expect.
15 Restaurants with Great Patios
Outdoor dining has always been a summertime favorite. Now we cherish it a little extra, whether it means sprucing up our own backyard to include a cozy dining area or visiting local eateries a little more. Click on the image for a list of 15 restaurants in the Valley with great outdoor spaces!
A Glimpse of Vail During a Pandemic

Photo courtesy of Vail Beaver Creek Magazine

Two days after the pandemic closed Vail Mountain in mid-March, the Town of Vail hired a photographer to create a visual archive of how local life looked after the resort emptied of guests – and those who remained adapted to a new normal. Click on the image for the full article from Vail Beaver Creek Magazine.

Local Business Spotlight | Knapp Harvest
Just opened on August 1st, located in Eagle, and owned by Knapp Ranch. At Knapp Harvest, you’ll find fresh organic produce grown right here in Edward, or at their partner farm, Osage Gardens in New Castle, CO. Other products include furniture, cutting boards, beetle-kill kitchen utensils, honey, and much more – items that make home feel good! Their goal is to support the local community and provide sustainable options for its members. Click on the image to view their website, or click here to read about some of the local favorites on their shelves.
Development Spotlight
Only One Left | Hawks Nest at Upper Buckhorn Valley

Don’t miss out on these new construction duplexes. They are thoughtfully designed with main floor living, quality construction and contemporary finishes such as quartz countertops, LVP flooring and stainless-steel appliances. Open concept floor plans and expansive decks show off the Colorado landscape, boasting incredible Castle Peak views. All residences provide a 2-car garage, offering ample storage for toys to explore the BLM trails that are accessible out your front door. Reach out for more information!

We are extremely excited to announce a great opportunity for the Vail Valley and our Charitable Foundation with the kickoff to our BrightHouse Challenge! The Bright Future Foundation is currently raising funds to build their new facility, The BrightHouse, for survivors of violence and assault right here in Eagle County. Our goal is to raise $10,000 so we can provide it to the BrightHouse and receive a $10,000 match from the Tang Family! Click here for information on Bright Future Foundation and their vision for BrightHouse. Click here to help us reach our goal! (select Bright Future Foundation from the drop down menu)
Market Update
A little recap of some stand-out numbers we saw in July 2020. While the year-to-date numbers reflect a slow-down, the July comparisons show how busy the market here in Eagle County is and we expect this trend to continue! New written contracts for Slifer Smith & Frampton this July increased by 67% over last year so we can’t wait to see what the next few months bring.

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Denver Market Watch with 2020 Vision 08/18/2020

It’s that time again…

If you are like me, you’ve heard this line in some fashion every 4 years. “This election is the most important election of your lifetime.” For me, because it has been put out there so many times, it probably shouldn’t but it does pass me by. I will write this today with all sincerity, having followed Denver’s Residential Real Estate Market my entire adult life, now more than ever before, it is the best time to be a Seller, and it is clearly one of the best times to be a Buyer.

With that being said, let’s look at Denver’s MLS Data for the last 7 days. Can I say now, “More of the same”?

New Listing (1237) Once again, there are just not enough new listings coming on.
Coming Soon (185)
Back On Market (289)
Price Increase (385)
Price Decrease (950)
Pending (1938) Another great week. Buyers are BUSY!
Withdrawn (186)
Leased (96)
Closed (1751) This is a very good week, not a record, but a good solid week of closings.
Expired (240)

So, as school starts in some fashion, and we maintain, what’s around the corner?

Here’s what’s going to happen. The next 79 days are going to be a great time to stay away from media. It will only serve to raise shackles. Grill outside, go for walks, go to the mountains where there is no cell service, get a hobby, but don’t turn on the TV. Next, although I”m told, this is the most important election of my lifetime, so was the last one, and one before that, and that. I am going to predict, rates will remain low, sellers will have the edge in the Denver market through year’s end and buyers will have to be “Front Row “A” Students” to get a contract accepted. As for 2021, I’m not going out that far, sorry. Maybe next week!

Owning a piece of America is a feeling you can’t get from anything else. Being able to walk in your front door and say, “I’m home”, is simply an incredible feeling. The grass needs to be mowed, the gutters need cleaning and the garage is a mess, but you are home! It may be great to own a few shares of #Amazon or #Tesla these days, but in the long run, the feeling of #homeownership is seldom duplicated by anything else.

So, let’s talk about your plans, your goals, your dreams, and let us be your trusted adviser in the homeownership business. From our “concierge” list of services, to our attentive natures, our professional approach to the process leaving no loose ends, you will not be disappointed with this Realtor choice.

In the meantime, get outside and enjoy Colorful Colorado…tc

TheCryerTeam@Kentwood.com Dee and Tom Cryer 303-638-3202

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We Just Had Another Closing!


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Some big news about the housing market ✨

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