Home has always been “where the heart is,” but the pandemic has placed our homes even more front and center, and now it plays a broader role in our daily activities.
There was a time oh-so-long-ago – when we use to be able to hug people and see their faces – when I hated going grocery shopping with a passion. But now these occasional forays to the great lands outside the four walls of our protective barrier are one of the highlights of my routine.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the US economy and in real estate in Colorado including Boulder County.
It seems many of us have a case of “COVID Closet Syndrome,” yet another byproduct of the pandemic which scientists have not yet been able to explain.
This week marks six months I have been writing this column. Yah, time flies when you’re quarantining during a global pandemic and the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Every week since I started I have received kind e-mails from you readers. Thus I thought I’d take this occasion to answer a few:
Man, what a week it’s been! We went from a record heat wave with smog, ash and un-breathable air from the fires to a 70-degree temperature drop with a foliage-zapping freeze and snow.
The global pandemic we’re living through has had an unprecedented impact on many facets of life. The real estate market is not immune to the changes.
Many people are asking themselves “What’s the sense of me not going out if I have somebody who’s going out to multiple houses coming to my house?” Home-repair companies were never ordered to put away their tools, however, business practices have shifted to meet the moment.
Man, has it been stressful lately. Here we are heading toward month seven of the pandemic (with all the other related horrible happenings as well), but I think it’s the fires that have put people over the edge, mood wise. It just feels like new disasters are constantly being heaped upon us. What next? We all need to do what we can to relieve stress. For my husband and me this means looking at real estate.
Like most writers, I need a deadline to really get my brain popping and my fingers clicking. Unfortunately, this doesn’t just apply to my work, but my personal life as well.
I have been asked many times, “Is now a good time to invest in real estate with the uncertainty of our current coronavirus environment?” There is always some risk in any sort of investment, anytime, anywhere.
The downward pressure on interest rates has produced an opportunity for homeowners to refinance at historically low rates.
On July 17th the State of Colorado government announced a $20 million fund, which will assist tenants and landlords with rent and mortgage payments during the coronavirus crisis.
It occurred to me while watching our neighbor walk their dog for the third time one day that our pets are loving our quarantining.
As lifestyles are adapting to this new sense of normal, there’s a fresh set of factors both buyers and sellers are considering.
How we view homes for sale in Colorado has changed a great deal since COVID-19 started to impact our communities.
2020 will be a year we all remember for a variety of reasons, COVID-19 most of all, but for college students, this school year will start out like no other.
One in every five U.S. adults relocated this year, citing COVID-19 as the reason why. That totals millions of Americans uprooting to seek a safer community, housing they could afford, or even a college dorm that closed – all due to COVID-19.
This is by far the weirdest Fourth of July weekend in my life, and I’m guessing most folks’ as well.
Colorado is showing some early signs of economic recovery as Colorado business leaders expect sales and profits to improve in the third quarter of 2020.
Equity in real estate grows as a result of the loan being paid down and values increasing. But remember, equity itself does not have a rate of return. Combine the proper investments with mortgage acceleration techniques and the deductibility of mortgage interest, and you have a powerful wealth-building tool.
The last months of the pandemic have gone by in a mad blur. In case your brain has atrophied due to lack of external stimulation and human contact, let’s recap some of the fun new terms we’ve developed.
For those who are high-risk or live with someone who is and can be COVID-infected by a gusty wind near an unmasked runner, sheltering at home is still our top priority. Or so we thought. But there is one sneaky foe we didn’t count on: dorkiness.