Shawn Manwaring's Blog

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
Today I sat through a class on legal topics for realtors in 2016. The class was hosted by a real estate lawyer Scot Peterson. Scott has taught the same class to all 34 realtor associations in Colorado. The topics were decided because they are the most common topics they receive calls to their legal hot line for from other real estate professionals. Please read below and share with anyone you know in real estate.
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
I was recently talking to some friends who run a business in the ski industry about how the below average snowfall this Winter has impacted their business and I suddenly had an epiphany; All businesses have seasonal challenges to overcome. When studying historic real estate market trends here in Western Colorado, the common pattern we see in the real estate market is that activity tends to heat up in the Spring and Summer and cool down as we head into Winter. So, what does this mean for a potential buyer or seller? For buyers, there are several factors to consider when shopping for a home and seasonality plays a role in this believe it or not! As a buyer it’s easy to get tunnel vision on the house you want, the neighborhood you want or just finding the best deal out there. I challenge my clients to take off the blinders and ask yourself questions like this; I wonder if anyone else is considering this home? Will more homes like this one become available in the next 3-6 months? Will the price change once we get to warmer weather?
Posted on September 25, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
Pros & Cons to Buying a New Construction Home Should you buy a brand new home or an existing home? While there is no definitive right answer, only the buyer can determine what kind of home they should invest in. A home is most likely going to be your largest monetary investment. While there are various pros and cons to buying new homes as well as existing homes, in this article, we will uncover Pros & Cons to Buying a New Construction Home.
Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring
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