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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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