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Real Estate Insight: January 2017

The new year seems to always brings a new sense of optimism (for most people).  I won’t go into why that’s the case (because I don’t know). For real estate, January is literally like a ‘reset’ button.  Almost overnight it seems that the real estate market ‘turns back on.’  People are busy doing other stuff […]

That Mountain Is A Lot Bigger Than I Thought

If you were counting on another camping trip to report this summer – sorry to disappoint!  I did take the kids on a 10 day road trip to Nevada to see grandparents (and attend a real estate conference).  Over 2500 miles – yikes!  Lots of great stories from that and the summer overall.  However, if […]

Real Estate Insight: August 2016

It’s August.  We’re halfway through summer.  The grass is getting browner.  The kids are getting ready to go back to school.  And buyers are finally getting a little leverage in the real estate market. The real estate market lulls in the summer, contrary to what many people believe (including many agents).  Summer is when people […]

Avoiding Social Media

My apologies for the long lapse on letters…lots has happened over the last few months –I will catch you up in next month’s letter.  For today, I have two competing things that I wanted to share with you…and I couldn’t decide which one was more important. I am going to try and get to both – […]

Real Estate Insight: April 2016

Have you seen the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best places to live in the United States? “Denver ranks as the No. 1 best place to live, in part because of its healthy job market, cost of living and perception as a desirable place to live,” the report says. Half of […]

2015: In Review

If I haven’t already told you, ‘Happy New Year!’  I know it’s February already, but the the year is still just getting started! Last year was one of my best years here in Colorado – and I am not necessarily referring to my real estate business.   It was a year that was filled with great memories, great […]

Recap and Intro to the new year

Happy New Year!  If you are wondering what the recap was for 2015, and the outlook for 2016, then here is your 30 second update: 2015: Another very strong year- Prices up significantly, Volume up marginally Across the Front Range, the median price of a home was up 10.5% from the previous year ($315,000-Dec 15 […]

Summer Camping Trip

As summer comes to a close, I always think to myself, “What did I do over the summer to make it worthwhile? Did I take advantage of the amazing state that we live in?” Well, this year, the Ross family did do something worthwhile!  Over the July 4th weekend, as a last ditch effort to do something fun, inexpensive, and not involving anything that plugs in […]

Running in the Cold

Hope your year has started off great!  Maybe you even already accomplished one of your new goals in 2015? I would like to take this moment to tell you about one of my ongoing goals – to qualify to run the Boston Marathon.  I have run 3 marathons, and now I am running half marathons […]