Shawn Manwaring's Blog

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
Are you like some of the other thousands of people moving to Colorado recently? If so, chances are you are curious about the Colorado Real Estate market and what is happening. Before you dig in deep to Colorado real estate, you might want to get an understanding of the Centennial state as a whole. This article will help you with that.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
Discussed as one of the “Top 12 Towns” in the “50 Next Great Places to Live and Play” by National Geographic Adventure magazine. Also listed as one of the 50 Best Places to Live/Most Active Towns by Men’s Journal magazine. Carbondale is a great base camp for recreation enthusiasts. Resting in the shadow of 12,953-foot Mt. Sopris there is plenty to do in Carbondale. This includs biking, hiking, gold medal fly-fishing, kayaking, and world class skateboarding. In winter excellent cross-country skiing can be found at Spring Gulch and beautiful snowmobiling and snowshoeing trails are accessible in all directions. World famous downhill skiing and snowboarding is 30 miles away in Aspen/Snowmass and also 15 miles away at Sunlight Mountain in Glenwood Springs.
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
You’re under contract, have completed inspection, objection, and resolution. Your loan is very close to being funded, all that’s left is the appraisal. Just as every other inspection has a price, the
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
Summer is here! The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up right now. So is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. Whether you are located in Colorado or somewhere else in the country, these will more than likely all be applicable. Here are some reasons to buy real estate this Summer.
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
You have found your new home and you are so excited to move in that you cannot wait to complete the final steps before closing! While you daydream about arranging your furniture and putting your dishes into the cabinets, make sure you are giving proper attention to the very important final walkthrough of your new palace. Preparing for your Final Walkthrough is a crucial step before closing. This should take place after the home inspection and 2-7 days before closing. Prepare yourself by getting plenty of sleep for mental clarity, bringing a support system to help out, and packing a few small tools to aid in your walkthrough. Being very careful to check every detail will ensure you have a happy homecoming when the keys are finally yours.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
Selling a house with tenants can be problematic or a blessing in disguise. This article was written to help you discover tips for selling a house with tenants. There are lots of questions that arise and you may ask “where does one begin?” The secret here is that a lot will depend on the working relationship between landlord and tenants. Seemingly helpful tenants at first might turn out to be tenants from hell and completely wreck any hope for a successful conclusion of a property sale! Or the tenant ended up playing quite the crucial role in getting the property sold.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
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