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November 2019 Market Snapshot


The December report, according to the recent data provided by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.  These highlights showcase the November market transactions encompassing the 11 counties of the Denver Metro Area. (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park) Here are the highlights: Market Overview  Residential ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Dec 4, 2019

The History of Thanksgiving


It's that time of year again, a house full of family, football playing on the TV, kids running around, and the delicious food that will be feasted on!  That's right, Thanksgiving is this Thursday!  We all have things to be thankful for, but how did Thanksgiving become a national holiday?   In September 1620 the Mayflower left Plymouth, England caring 102 passengers to ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Nov 27, 2019

Simple Checklist to Prepare Your Home for Winter


Winter hasn't fully kicked off just yet in Denver, but we are getting a taste of it.  Now is the perfect time to protect your investment and get your home ready for the upcoming Colorado winter.  Here is a simple checklist to protect your home from the cold and make your life easier. 1.) Be Ready to Clear the Snow It's as simple as digging out the snow shovels and salt and ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Nov 21, 2019

October Market Snapshot


The November report, according to the recent data provided by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.  These highlights showcase the October market transactions encompassing the 11 counties of the Denver Metro Area. (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park) Here are the highlights: Market Overview  Residential ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Nov 13, 2019

The History of Day Light Saving Time


The recent time change has had me wondering how Day Light Saving Time(DST) started and why it still exists today.  DST began in World War I as a means to conserve fuel needed to produce electricity.  The war put a strain on many countries so by moving time, it allowed for more daylight and less time that electricity needed to be used.  Germany and Austria are credited with starting ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Nov 6, 2019

Colorado Traction Laws Change This Season


Recent snowstorms rocked the Denver Metro Area this week leaving many accidents and keeping CDOT workers very busy.  To ensure motorist safety, Colorado has made some changes to the traction laws.  Traction law can be put into effect by the state when the weather makes the roads extremely dangerous to drive on.  While these laws have been around for some time, some new changes have ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Oct 30, 2019

Market Snapshot


This October report, according to the recent data provided by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.  These highlights showcase the September market transactions encompassing the 11 counties of the Denver Metro Area. (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park)   Market Overview  Residential (Single Family ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Oct 23, 2019

The Origins of Halloween


As Halloween approaches (and more importantly the Team Vivi Halloween party) we all anxiously await the season of crazy costumes, festive parties, and way too much candy. But have you ever stopped to wonder where all of this spooky fun originated? While cultures all over the world have been celebrating the changing of seasons in different ways for millennia, our spooky holiday originated from the ...READ MORE
By Hanna Buescher - Oct 18, 2019

3 Really Cool Halloween Events for Kids in Denver


BOO! Halloween is just three weeks away!  This is the time of October when all of the cool Halloween events start kicking off in the mile-high city.  If you have children and are looking for some really cool things to do in the spirit of Halloween, don't worry, the city of Denver has you covered.  Here are 3 really cool Halloween events for kids in Denver this year. 1.) ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Oct 10, 2019

5 Hacks to Reduce Stress


5 Hacks to Reduce Stress Having stress is very common for many people in the United States.  According to the American Psychological Association, 70% of adults in the United States claim they feel stressed on a daily basis.  While experiencing stress seems inevitable, there are some methods that will relieve the stress you are experiencing every day.  Here are 5 hacks to reduce ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Oct 2, 2019

The Pros and Cons if HOA's


The Pros and Cons of HOA’s A homeowners association (HOA) is an organization in a subdivision, community, or condominium that creates and enforces rules for the homes and residents.  The HOA’s typically have a board of members elected by the residents.  These board members have to own property within the HOA’s jurisdiction to be eligible to be elected.  The ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Sep 25, 2019

5 DIY Projects That Add Value to Your Home


5 DIY Projects That Add Value to Your Home Many homeowners look for do it yourself projects to add value to their home.  Doing the home improvements yourself keep costs down tremendously and if done right, makes your home worth more money.  It is wise to keep track of all remodels or updates over the years, while also being aware of the projects that can add the most value to your ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Sep 18, 2019

The History of Friday the 13th


Friday the 13th occurs once every 213 days.  Most people are familiar with Friday the 13th and the superstitions surrounding it.  I mean, there was an entire horror movie series that is based on Friday the 13th. (Everyone dies)  But where does the superstition come from?  Many people believe that the superstition of Friday the 13th being unlucky is accredited to King ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Sep 11, 2019

Home Security & Smart Devices


Home security is something that everyone should take seriously.   Even if you live in a nice neighborhood, having peace of mind is worth shelling out some money to upgrade your home's security system.  Here's how to upgrade your home security with smart devices.   1.) Wyze Cam 1080p Security Camera The small white cube houses a motion sensor and camera that ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Sep 4, 2019

Team Vivi's 3 Favorite Neighborhoods in Denver


It's pretty well known that Denver is a hub for diversity and quite the melting pot when it comes to the neighborhoods that make up the city.  People from all walks of life live and coexist in just about every neighborhood in Denver which is one of my favorite things about this city.  But which neighborhoods are the best?  Well, I guess it just depends on what you are looking ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Aug 28, 2019

4 DIA Conspiracy Theories


If you live in the Denver metro area, chances are that you have spent time at the Denver International Airport catching a flight or picking someone up.  DIA is the 5th busiest airport in the country with over 600,000 flights in 2018 alone.  The airport was built in 1995 and since its conception has been the center of many conspiracy theories and rumors.  It doesn't help that we ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Aug 21, 2019

Simple Hacks For Winterizing Your Home


It's that time of year again, summer is ending and winter is right around the corner.  Winterizing your home can save you money in heating bills and keep your home nice a cozy during those long snowy Colorado nights.  Here are 5 simple hacks for winterizing your home on the cheap. 1.) Invest in Weatherstrip Tape The gaps around windows and doors in your home leak out the heat ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Aug 14, 2019

Marketplace Health Care Premiums to Lower by 18% in Colorado Next Year


The Federal Government approved a new program in Colorado that will save thousands of dollars for families that purchase health care through the individual marketplace.  The program, Reinsurance, has lowered premiums in other states saving big bucks for residents.  The program takes funds from the state and federal government and pays off the high-cost medical bills that are apart of ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Aug 7, 2019

DIA Great Hall Contractor Issued 2 Breach of Contract Notices


Great Hall Partners, the contractor in charge of overhauling Denver International Airports' great hall has been issued 2 breach of contract notices.  Great Hall Partners are being accused of safety violations and not meeting their minority quota promised when they put in their bid.  The safety violations include escalators between the airport train platform and the ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jul 31, 2019

Watch The Broncos Practice, For FREE


I like many others really enjoy summer.  It's hot outside and with all of the amazing outdoor things to do in Colorado, what’s not to love.  But every summer I find myself day dreaming about the fall.  It's not the cool temperatures or all of the beautiful color changes in nature, no, I find myself day dreaming about football.  Yes, it may sound silly to some, ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jul 24, 2019

The Science Behind Self Motivation


Motivating ones self to achieve a goal can be a challenge for many people.  Take New Years resolutions for example.  According to a study from the University of Scranton, 93% of people make a resolution for the new year, but only 8% of those people actually follow through with their resolution.  That's because many people will set a goal that is too vague and unachievable ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jul 17, 2019

5 Interior Design Tips for Your Home


Everyone has their own unique style and preference on how to decorate their home.  Interior design is an art form of its own and can be done in many different ways.  Here are 5 tips to help with the interior design of your home. 1.) Paint Small Rooms with Lighter Colors Small rooms can feel cramped and cave-like with dark colors.  Painting your small room with soft, light ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jul 10, 2019

To Video or Not to Video


When it comes to selling a home, there are different ways of going about it.  Obviously, you want to have a good realtor that knows the market and has been in the business for some time.  And of course, you want a professional to take pictures of the home to put on the internet.  (Fun Fact: More than 80% of all buyers find their new home online.)  But what about video?  ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jul 3, 2019

U.S. Migration: Where is Everyone Going?


In the land of the free and home of the brave, everyone has their choice of where they want to live.  You can stay in the same state you were born in or move to the other side of the country if you choose to do so.  Many people move for work, retirement, or to just be closer to their family.  But what states are seeing the biggest influx of people moving to them?  United Van ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jun 26, 2019

Yes or No on Question 200?


Lakewood, CO has some decisions to make coming up on the July 2nd ballot.  One of the big questions is Question 200.  But what is Question 200 and what does a yes or no vote mean?   Question 200: "Shall the City of Lakewood limit residential growth to no more than one (1) percent per year by implementing a permit allocation system for new dwelling units, and by ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jun 19, 2019

The History of Father's Day


With Father's Day approaching this Sunday, I decided to research the history of Father's Day and how it came to be a national holiday.  Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year.  It is a day to celebrate the Fathers of the world and to give them a "day off" from parental obligations.  But where did it start and how did it become a ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jun 13, 2019

6 Low Cost and FREE Summer Programs For Kids in the Denver Area


It's that time of year again.  The kids are finished with the school year and the start of summer is here.  How joyous it would be to have the summer off from work and just get to be a kid again, but I digress.  Most of us would like our kids to be active and doing things all summer long, but most of us also don't want to spend this month's mortgage on sending our kids ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Jun 5, 2019

Successful Thinking


Everyone wants to be successful in their endeavors.  However, many people have trouble achieving the level of success they wish to reach.  It all starts with successful thinking.  While this may seem like an easy enough idea, people struggle to think successfully and in turn, don't achieve their desired goal.  Here are 3 tips to get you on the right track to thinking ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - May 28, 2019

4 Simple Tips For Creating Your Perfect Backyard


For most people, Memorial Day is about gathering with friends and family outside and enjoying the weather.  It marks the start of summer and what better way to bring in a new season than to grill up some food, crack open some drinks, and bask in the sun.  Sure you may not have a pool with a waterfall or an outdoor kitchen and bar, but your backyard can come to life with a little bit of ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - May 22, 2019

10 Colorado Programs For "First Time Home Buyers"


If buying your first home isn't already intimidating enough, the housing market in Colorado is a fast-moving market that can really discourage many first time buyers.  The good news is there are a lot of programs and grants to assist you when the time comes to buy your first home.  The Colorado Housing and Finance Agency or CHFA classifies a "first time home buyer" as ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - May 15, 2019

Denver Home Prices Hold Steady, Inventory Significantly Increases


It is no secret that the Denver housing market is booming.  But what does that mean?  The simple explanation is that properties are being bought and sold in significant numbers in a short time frame.  Increasing the inventory in the Denver Metro area, or the number of properties for sale, helps to balance the local housing market between sellers and buyers.  Though the demand ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - May 8, 2019

7 Tips for Selecting the Right Real Estate Agent


When you are getting ready to buy or sell a house one of the first steps in the process is to pick the right real estate agent.  Selecting the right agent is crucial and can result in thousands of dollars in your pocket, or out of your pocket.  It can be a daunting task for anyone, so here are 7 tips for selecting the right real estate agent. 1.) Speak with clients that the agent has ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - May 2, 2019

6 Ways to Make Your Home Greener!


In honor of Earth Day this week, here are 6 tips to make your home greener and more energy efficient. 1.) Turn your home into a passive house  Homes can have a LEED certification that shows how green the construction process was to build the house, including the materials used.  However, that doesn't show the energy efficiency of the house while being lived in.  Making ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Apr 26, 2019

Alert! New LOWER Mortgage Rates!


If you have been contemplating buying a home, this is valuable information to have! Mortgage rates have plunged and housing forecasts predict home loans to surge.   The biggest drop in mortgage rates in the last decade   30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate averaging 4.08%   Declined rates have created a mortgage demand among home ...READ MORE
By Dillon Landfried - Apr 17, 2019

13 Mistakes to Avoid with Real Estate Listing Photos


We agree that when you decide to sell your house, the photo quality used to market your home is crucial. Here are 13 photo examples of photos that should not be used. In Fact, using some of these types of photos will actually hinder the sale of your home.   1. Do Not take pictures of corners!     2.   Do Not use fish-eye angle ...READ MORE
By Lindsey Scholl - Apr 3, 2019

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do


Here at Team Vivi, we understand that buying or selling your home can be very time consuming and mentally taxing. We have found that some of these tips are helpful as you navigate through this process.    1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have ...READ MORE
By Lindsey Scholl - Mar 28, 2019

Buy vs. Rent


Many people have asked us, "should I consider buying a home or just stick with renting?" There are some pretty strong numbers that suggest buying a home is a far better financial decision.  First, it is important to familiarize yourself with the "breakeven" point; you hit the breakeven point when the amount of money you invest in your new home is the same as what you ...READ MORE
By Lindsey Scholl - Mar 19, 2019

Support Local Lemonade Stands


Did you know? Until Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 it was against the law for children to operate a lemonade stand in the state of Colorado! Say what?! I know what you are thinking, that is the craziest thing you have ever heard, right? We agree, however, Colorado recently passed a law that allows children to be children and operate their very own lemonade stands!  There was a ...READ MORE
By Lindsey Scholl - Mar 14, 2019

Are you ready to move?


   Here at Team Vivi, we want to make moving as easy as possible! Here is a list of service providers and their contact information to help make moving a little easier on that big day!    Team VIVI Important Contacts Contacts             Web      ...READ MORE
By Lindsey Scholl - Mar 7, 2019

The Listing Process


One of the benefits of working with Team Vivi is that we have an aggressive marketing approach that begins before your home even hits the market!  When we are able to begin marketing ahead of your list date, we will be able to generate more interest among interested buyers, leading to more and higher offers on your home. We often have multiple offers on our properties the first weekend ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Jan 29, 2019

The Buying Process


Whether you are buying your first home or your last retirement home, purchasing a home is usually the biggest investment you will ever make. There are many things to consider before you make your final decision. The first thing you want to do is prioritize what you want in a home and where you want that home to be located. This can be a changing & evolving list as you look at homes and ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Jan 21, 2019

Airbnb: A Great Way to Earn a Supplemental Income in Colorado!


We know that Colorado housing market is booming. What about short-term rental? The online short-term rental service, Airbnb, has shared the favorite users’ Colorado’s counties in 2018. According to the company, approximately 19,000 hosts in the Centennial State share their property on Airbnb. Last year, these Airbnb hosts generated a total of $309 million in supplemental ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Jan 16, 2019

Housing Market in Denver in 2019


2018 was definitely a seller market with high prices and low inventory. But it looks like 2019 may see a softened market. It actually started around June 2018: we saw a lot of new houses listed, what probably felt good for buyers. After that until today, the average and media prices of homes dropped. In July, the inventory hit a three-year high: it was the slowest time with the lowest prices. A ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Jan 4, 2019

5 Quick and Easy Tips to Help You Clean Your Home


Happy New Year! Who says new year, says New Year’s resolutions. Here are 5 quick and easy tricks to help you clean your home in no time!   1. Prepare a Schedule Plan a regular specific time to clean your house and make it a habit. You can also prepare a to-do list that you can check what you already did and what is left to do!   2. Use Baskets Do you have ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Jan 2, 2019

5 Remodeling Tips for Small Budgets


Just bought a new home? Congratulations! Here are 5 tips to help you remodel your home with a small budget!   1. Change the walls color Painting interior walls is an inexpensive way to dramatically change the look and feel of your home with color. You can even do it yourself if you are well-equipped! But if you don’t feel like painting, think about hiring someone only to ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 31, 2018

Ski for Free!!


Ski for free on Sundays at a historic Colorado ski resort!   What is better than skiing and snowboarding? Skiing and snowboarding for FREE! For the second year, skiing at historic Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs and Howelsen nine cross-country trails will be free skiing on Sundays.  Howelsen Hill Ski Area holds a unique place in the history of skiing. It is ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 28, 2018

5 New Skyscrapers in Construction in Denver


Just when you thought Denver couldn’t get any larger or drastically develop any further, here are 5 major skyscraper projects that will transform our beloved city’s skyline. Each of these projects clearly shows the prosperity of our commercial and residential real estate market and the major growth of the economy in Downtown. These structures will modernize the design of our city and ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 27, 2018

The Perfect Morning Routine for Successful People


The key to be successful is to start as soon as your day begin! Here’s 4 Tips to become a successful person 1. The Night Before. Set out your clothes, prepare your lunch for the day, and organize your work and task list the night before. Everything will be ready to go when you wake up! 2. Make a to-do List. The night before, review your to-do list of things you want to ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 26, 2018

5 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter


5 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter   1. Don’t Throw Your Money Away in a Rent  Some renters might not be comfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage, that’s why they stick to renting. But if you think about it, the money you spend every month for your rent, you could spend it on a mortgage. 2. It’s Not as Expensive as you may think You may read ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 24, 2018

4 Smart Home Devices


4 Smart Home Devices   Christmas is almost there! Running out of ideas? Check these 4 smart home devices that can make the life of your loved ones easier!   Wink Hub 2 This one works with devices that use Z-Wave, Zigbee, Lutron Clear Connect, Kidde, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. Wink allows smart products to work together through a free app. It is also ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 22, 2018

Why Top Firms are Boosting their Denver Presence? Find the Greatest Job in Colorado!


Denver is growing fast, nothing new about it. The unemployment rate is around 3%, a lot of new job offers are popping. Which makes the city very attractive, especially if you consider the fact that a lot of these job offers are great jobs.    The “Big Four” — Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young (EY) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) — have seen double-digit ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 18, 2018

First Time Home Buyers: How are the Millennials Doing?


There are a lot of myths about millennials out there that make it seem like none of us are interested in making the investment in a home. In reality, recent studies have found that millennials are buying a lot more homes than you think. According to an appartmentlist.com study,  9 in 10 millennial renters want to purchase a home.  Latest Millennial Tracker ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 18, 2018

Is Colorado Heading for a Recession?


Are we going to be affected by a recession? That is a recurrent question. Colorado’s economy is expected to continue to slow in 2019, according to the 44th Colorado Business Economic Outlook from the University of Colorado Boulder. The economy is slowing because of a slowing U.S. economy, a settled labor force and high interest rates. The unemployment rate is around 3%, a lot of ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 14, 2018

8 Backyard Ideas for Dog Owners


Click on the arrows on the bottom right corner to see more!   8 Backyard Ideas to Delight Your Dog     Source: houzz.com READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 14, 2018

What Are the Prices of Denver's Neighborhoods?


According to a study from WalletHub, Denver is ranked 13 among 300 cities for the best places to buy a home in the United States. Right now, it is a buyer market! But it can be hard to figure out in which neighborhood you want to buy: there are so many in Denver. Here is a little help: the median home prices by neighborhood for 2018. City Data enables to search Denver neighborhood prices, here is ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 13, 2018

Social Media Marketing for Real Estate: 5 Tips


The day of a Real Estate agent can be exhausting: showings, meetings, closings… Even if you know that Social Media can be a great lead provider, it may not be easy to find the time to post relevant content. Here are 5 tips to help you build a good Social Media strategy!   1.     Define What Platform You Want To Use They are a lot. Website, blog, Facebook, ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 12, 2018

Christmas in Colorado's Mountains!


Snow, twinkling lights and the mountains!! Summit County is bustling with Christmas cheer! Check out the area events in Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge!   AREA CHRISTMAS EVENTS Chocolate Village Where? Keystone Lodge and Spa Lobby When? From December 6th to January 7th What time? 24/24 (the trains stop running from midnight to 6 AM) Keystone’s ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 6, 2018

The Team Concept - Why is it better for you?


Home buyers or sellers don't need just one professional to help them get their dream homes or sell their property; they need a whole team. Finding the right home or selling your property involves several practical steps, as well. For example, a buyer needs to assess their current and future needs, understand their financial situation, and coordinate a complex logistical move. A seller ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 5, 2018

Should I Buy a House Now?


Should I buy a house now? Should I buy or rent? Is it a good time to buy a house? Is Denver in a real estate bubble? Figuring out when to start into the real estate market can be scary. Research by the Federal Reserve found that home owners accumulate 35x more net worth than renters over their lifetime. Buying a house means putting money back into your pockets!   Contact ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 5, 2018

What Happens When You Overprice Your Home?


How do I know what's the right price for my home?  What happens when you overprice your home? Over the past 24 months, homes that were priced correctly sold in about 13 days. Homes that were not priced correctly and required a price reduction, were on the market for about 58 days.   Contact us today to see how we can help you! READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 5, 2018

Mortgage Rates


Aren’t Mortgage Rates Really High Right Now? Mortgage Rates may have gone up, but rates are still very low by historical standards. Rates are about the same as they were in 2013, and they are cheaper than any time before 2011. Contact us today to see how we can help you! READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Dec 5, 2018

9 Seller Tips


1. A Home Sold but Not Bought When you put your home on the market, getting an offer can be easier than finding a house you'd like to purchase. This can put you in the position of nearly having your home sold without a new place for your family to go. One way to avoid this is to research new homes before putting yours on the market. You can get all your research together so when the time ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Nov 27, 2018

9 Buyer Tips


1. Budgeting for Home Ownership As the largest and likely most important purchase you'll ever make, home ownership requires careful budgeting. This includes planning not only for a down payment and a monthly mortgage, but also taxes, repairs, and other costs through the life of the home. You'll have to hire at least one inspector and appraiser before making an offer, then be prepared ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Nov 21, 2018

It's Still a Great Time to Buy a Home in Colorado!


4  Reasons Why it is a Good Time to Buy a Home in Colorado   1. The Fed Fund Rate Did Not Change Last week, the Fed did not make any change to Fed Fund Rate (the rate at which depository institutions (banks) lend reserve balances to other banks on an overnight basis). The Committee expects that further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate will ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Nov 14, 2018

Breckenridge and Keystone Opens Early for the 2018-19 Winter Season


First early opening for Breck and Keystone in nearly 10 years due to the incredible early season conditions!   Ideal early season conditions, including natural snow and consistent snowmaking operations, has set the stage for early opening days at both Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort. Up to five feet of snow has fallen across Breck and Keystone since mid-October, with up to ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Nov 7, 2018

Why the Real Estate market will remain strong


The Mortgage Banking Association expects the housing market to stay strong for at least the next five years and maybe even longer. The Federal Reserve Board may boost the short-term federal funds rate one more time this year and three times next year. But the long terms rates may not rise too much higher. Rates will be low enough to enable home prices to increase steadily. Driving these ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Oct 31, 2018

Denvernomics October 2018


What factors contribute to housing decisions? What causes property values to increase? What does the Denver real estate inventory look like right now? What does the future of Denver Real Estate look like? Team Vivi offers a free economic seminar every six months; ranging from a macroeconomic global perspective down to a Denver specific analysis on current financial forces and market ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Oct 24, 2018

Electronics Recycling Collection Event


If you have old televisions, computers, or other electronics taking up space around your home, then you'll want to participate in Denver Recycles' Electronics Recycling Collection event on Saturday, October 20 from 8 AM to Noon! This year's event is going to be at Blue Star Recyclers (953 Decatur Street). Participation is by appointment only and only a limited number of ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Oct 15, 2018

Home buyers: Denver is one of the best markets!


A lot of people think Colorado is expensive. Fake news! According to a new study from WalletHub, Denver is ranked 13 among 300 cities for the best places to buy a home in the United States.In fact, seven Colorado cities are well ranked: Denver at No. 13 Thornton at No. 17 Fort Collins at No. 19 Aurora at No. 20 Arvada at No. 22 Colorado Springs at No. 23 Longmont at No. ...READ MORE
By Caroline Germano - Sep 11, 2018

What options are available for financing your home purchase?


Deciding to buy a house is one of the the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. Regardless if you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, the lending landscape is often an ever-evolving enigma. That may sound daunting, but before you give up on the dream of homeownership, let’s break down the barrier and help determine the best option for your individual situation. First ask ...READ MORE
By - Nov 3, 2017

10/18/17 – Weekly Denver Real Estate Update with Team Vivi


What’s going on in the Denver Real Estate market Vivi Gloriod of Team Vivi Real Estate is here to share the trends, statistics and future of Real Estate in Denver. Watch this weeks video below. Have questions? Call us today at 303.847.1868 or contact us online. Video Transcription Properties are not selling as quickly as they have in the past. Lots of homes are “back on the ...READ MORE
By - Oct 18, 2017

Denver’s Apartment-Building Boom Gives Renters a Break


Take a look at Denver’s skyline on any given day, and the apartment-building boom becomes obvious. Most of the cranes you see towering above the city streets mark the home of a new multi-story apartment building as developers attempt to keep up with the ever-growing demand of rental units across Denver. According to the Wall Street Journal, Denver’s median rents exploded over 52% in the past ...READ MORE
By - Oct 17, 2017

9/20/17 – Weekly Denver Real Estate Update with Team Vivi

What’s going on in the Denver Real Estate market? Vivi Gloriod of Team Vivi Real Estate is here to share the trends, statistics and future of Real Estate in Denver. Watch this weeks video below. Have questions? Call us today at 303.847.1868 or contact us online.   Video Transcription National Chief economist Lawerence Yun is predicting existing-home sales will reach 5.6 million ...READ MORE
By Vivi - Sep 20, 2017

9/13/17 – Weekly Denver Real Estate Update with Team Vivi

Vivi Gloriod of Team Vivi Real Estate is here to share the trends, statistics and future of Real Estate in Denver. Watch this weeks video below. Have questions? Call us today at 303.847.1868 or contact us online. Video Transcription The rally in the bond market, which began at the end of June continued to build momentum last week. There were two main contributors continuing to fuel ...READ MORE
By Vivi - Sep 13, 2017

9/6/17 – Weekly Denver Real Estate Update with Team Vivi

Vivi Gloriod of Team Vivi Real Estate is here to share the trends, statistics and future of Real Estate in Denver. Watch this weeks video below. Have questions? Call us today at 303.847.1868 or contact us online. Video Transcription The Denver market has slowed over the last 2 months, which is seasonal with kids out of school and families taking vacations. The average price ...READ MORE
By Vivi - Sep 7, 2017

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale (INFOGRAPHIC)

When listing your house for sale, your main goal is to get your home sold for the best price possible. There are many projects that you can undertake to ensure that you get the best price for your home when it goes on the market. TeamVivi Real Estate can help to make sure your home sells in the quickest amount of time at the highest possible price. READ MORE
By Vivi - Aug 9, 2017

U.S. home-price appreciation continues to advance

Great information from the Wells Fargo Investment Institute on US Regional Housing Trends. Denver continues to be one of the strongest markets! Wells Fargo Investment Institute – March 8, 2017 The U.S. housing market is healthy. We do not expect a widespread housing bubble to form in the near future. As interest rates begin to creep higher and inventory remains limited, prospective ...READ MORE
By Vivi - May 8, 2017

Why mortgages, other interest rates could go up faster than you think…

nterest rates may be going up even faster than you think. That’s because the Federal Reserve, in the minutes from its last meeting, announced that it would begin to shrink its balance sheet, ending some of the extreme measures it took to save the economy during the financial crisis. Keep reading… READ MORE
By Vivi - Apr 10, 2017

All this talk about a bubble, but…

“Everyone here says Los Angeles is in a housing bubble,” my friend in LA said to me this week. Is it true? Is American real estate in a housing bubble again, just like it was in 2006? The short answer is no – not at all. The smartest thing my friend could do is be bold, ignore “everyone in LA,” make the contrarian choice, and buy a house (or ...READ MORE
By Vivi - Mar 24, 2017

Denver Metro Area’s Top 100 residential real estate agents!

DENVER, COLO., Feb. 22, 2017 – Vivi, with Cherry Creek Properties LLC, was named one of the Denver Metro Area’s Top 100 residential real estate agents by The Dowling Group and Denver Business Journal for total sales volume in 2016.  Vivi was honored as a “2016 Mile High Leader” at a recent awards ceremony at the Brown Palace ...READ MORE
By Vivi - Feb 23, 2017

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