Ask anyone for their favorite real estate app, and what do you think they’ll say? Zillow, probably. And I can’t blame them - it’s user-friendly, it works all over the country, so no matter where you’re traveling, you can hop on Zillow to find homes for sale near you.

And I’m sure know about the most common issues with Zillow, like Zestimates being way off, etc etc. But did you know that if you're a serious home buyer, there's over a 30% chance that you'll miss out on your dream home if you use Zillow for your Telluride property search?

Watch the video below to find out why! 

 

 

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Putting an offer on a property sight-unseen can be nerve-wracking, but with the right broker in your corner, it can also be the perfect strategy to avoid a bidding war and secure your dream home!

Could you imagine buying a house without ever having set foot in it? 

In today’s competitive real estate market (especially in a vacation market like Telluride, where buyers aren’t physically here all the time), sight unseen offers have become incredibly common, and sometimes even necessary. If you’re interested in a type of property that is in high demand, like a ski-in/ski-out condo, it could very well be under contract by the time you’re even able to book your flight to…

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Happy February!

I’m here to share some helpful resources and information about all things real estate & happenings in Telluride, Colorado. If you’re looking to buy or sell in 2022, or even if you’re just planning a visit — let me know and I’d love to chat with you about it!

REAL ESTATE FAST FACT

Did you know that 37% of contracts fall through because of repair issues?

According to the NAR, 37% of contracts fall through because of repair issues sellers could have addressed before listing their property. 

PSA everyone, whether you’re in Telluride or anywhere else! If you’re thinking of selling this spring, don’t let that happen to you. Here's how:

  1. Meet with an agent who…

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It’s probably more than you’d think!


The final walk-through of your new home is an exciting event! It means you have successfully maneuvered through negotiations, inspections, and financing approval, and are on the verge of signing your closing papers. Most buyers attend the final walk-through with thoughts of furniture placement and paint colors in their heads. But the walk-through is about more than just making sure your favorite chair will fit by the fireplace.

Be sure to do your due diligence to make sure there are no issues that should be resolved before you reach the closing table.   The purpose of the final walk-through is to ascertain that the home is being conveyed to…

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Calling all locals! Have you thought about finally firing your landlord, getting out of the ridiculous rental housing market and buying your first Telluride area home or condo in 2022?⁣ I specialize in helping first-time homebuyers like you secure their dream property in Telluride.

 

Before you start searching for homes online, it's important to take the first step to house shopping: Getting pre-approved for a mortgage.

Your pre-approval will tell you what you can afford and what your monthly payment will be, so it's important to determine this before you start searching for your new home.

Pre-approval is good for about 30-90 days, so once you're ready, take these first 3 steps to get it done.

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Did you know that with wildfires on the rise, the cost of property insurance is rising with them?

Properties with wood roofs, trees too close to the home, etc are seeing astronomical rates, or are even being forced to self-insure. If you’re building or remodeling (whether in Telluride, Mountain Village, the surrounding areas or anywhere else), be sure to go with a metal roof and be mindful of your landscaping in order to save tens of thousands of dollars on your property insurance!

If you’re interested in buying a Telluride area home that may not fit these standards, contact me for tips on how to negotiate with the seller to make it work for you.

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