Shawn Manwaring's Blog

A wise man once told me that if you can find a way to purchase real estate early in your adult life and maintain that asset, it will be the best way to build and sustain long term wealth. I along with many other first-time home buyers have taken this advice seriously. Colorado has become a very popular destination for people to relocate to, especially in the past 5-10 years. Simple economics will tell us that with increased demand, we have decreased supply, and therefore prices will rise. This trend has been going on locally for several years, and there is no sign of that slowing down in the near future.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
I was once again reminded of how lucky we are to live in Glenwood Springs when I attended Sunlight Mountain’s Skier Appreciation Day to kick off 2017. It is incredible how our community comes together
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
I hope this sunny Friday here in the Roaring Fork Valley finds you doing well. I wanted to shoot you a note with some happenings before you head into your weekend.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
Voted Americas “Best Town to Live” is Glenwood Springs CO. Outdoor recreation is unlimited here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Some activities include skiing, hiking, biking, rafting, shopping, soaking and more.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
A very hot topic in our local community today, is Glenwood Springs Affordable Housing. Whether you are a long time local who rents, a person or family new to the area, or an Aspen ski bum trying to make it through Winter, it seems all are very interested in this topic. In the recent years we have experienced a surge in population and economic conditions making all of Colorado and especially the Roaring Fork Valley even more desirable to live in than previously.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
Glenwood Springs is a river town that just sleeps through the Winter, isn’t it?  Wrong!! Glenwood Springs is actually one of the only true 4 season mountain towns that Colorado has to offer.  Although
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
One of the big takeaways from the survey recently produced is that over the next five years, home prices will appreciate 3.5% per year on average and cumulatively will grow by around 18%. So we set out to answer the question of how do rising prices impact home equity?
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
When you are considering selling your home, there are many decisions to make.  More than likely you are going to contact a realtor and meet with them to learn about what they can do to assist with
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
Many people think the idea of buying or selling real estate during Winter is a crazy idea. This is especially true if you live in a Colorado mountain town like myself. I have had this conversation several times recently with clients and so I thought it would be helpful to share some insight to what the actual experience looks like to buy or sell during the Winter months.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
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