Jeff McGahey's Blog Posts

What Is Behind The Affordable Housing Shortage In Colorado

I hear it every day from my buyers. “Why aren’t there any homes in the $100,000 range?!”  I tell them that homes in that range are usually condos or townhomes and they just aren’t

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SELLING UGLY IS NOT A PRETTY DEAL

You have seen the ads. “We Buy Ugly Houses” or “We will Buy Your House for Cash. No Hassle. No Realtors. No Problem”.  Or you may be lucky enough to own a home in one of the many

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PREPARE TO BUY

According to Zillow, Denver area will continue to be the hottest real estate market in the nation with high demand on available inventory and rising prices.  As we move into the spring

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DENVER GROWTH OUTPACES REST OF NATION

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL-The Denver and Colorado real estate market continue to improve according to a new report. Freddie Macs Multi Indicator Market Index (MiMi) report shows the Colorado housing

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Whole Foods Vs Trader Joes On Home Values

A new study pitted two rival grocery store chains-Whole Foods and Trader Joes-against one another to find out which store increases the value of nearby homes the most.To determine if it’s better

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The Story Behind South Denver

The original boundaries of South Denver went from Colorado Blvd to the east, the Platte River to the west, Yale Avenue to the south and Alameda Avenue to the north.  Today that area includes

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The Difference Between An Inspection And An Appraisal

I have had many clients ask me what’s the difference between an inspection and an appraisal.  Often they confuse them as the same thing and ask why they have to pay for both.  A quick

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO

Should you stay or should you go?  That is the question and one that many homeowners are asking themselves today.  So how do you know when it’s time to buy something new or stay where

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Rent Market Bad For Everyone

If you’ve gone through the painstaking process of renting a new apartment in the past few years, you probably faced some sticker-shock. Vacancy rates are low, really low. And despite ever

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5 Biggest Turnoffs For Homebuyers

Even though Denver is experiencing one of the best seller’s market in decades, there are still ways a seller can turn-off potential buyers.  If a seller wants to get the most out of their

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Buyers 3 Biggest Hurdles On The Way To The Closing Table

Once your offer has been approved on your dream house the real work begins.  If you have hired a professional real estate agent they will take care of much of the “behind of scenes”

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STEPS EVERY BUYER SHOULD KNOW WHEN BUYING A HOME

CHECK YOUR CREDIT REPORT AND SCORESWe all get one free look at our credit reports once per year from the three credit reporting bureaus, Experian, Transunion and Experian.  Check all three to

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WHY BUYING A HOME IN 2015 IS YOUR BEST RESOLUTION

If you have been thinking about buying a home, 2015 may be your year.  Several economic factors are in play to make 2015 the time to make that move.  MORTGAGE INERTEST RATES ARE STILL

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Renovate Or Sell As Is

The amount a seller can reasonably expect at the closing table has a lot to do with the condition of the property being sold.  As obvious as that statement is, many sellers are faced with the

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COLD HARD FACTS BUT THERE IS HOPE

Rents are at an all-time high.  That’s just a fact.  If you haven’t paid attention to the news or tried to lease an apartment in the past year you may still think it’s 2010. 

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