Uncategorized A Tale of Two Markets: Unveiling the Q1 Performance in Metro and Luxury Real Estate Hard to believe but we are one quarter through 2024. That time seemed to fly by at a dizzying pace. The market overall experienced a slower start to 2024 and then picked up rapidly into a yo-yo rhythm nuanced by the fluctuation in interest rates over the past couple of months. What’s going on in […]
Uncategorized The Wealth Divide: Homeownership vs. Renting In the ever-evolving landscape of the American dream, homeownership has long been considered a cornerstone of financial stability and wealth accumulation. Yet, as we navigate the complexities of modern economics, the chasm between homeowners and renters continues to widen, painting a stark picture of inequality in wealth distribution. This analysis delves into the profound differences […]
Uncategorized Your Team of Professionals You’ve probably heard people say this or possibly even thought this yourself: “I’m going to wait to do anything until the market turns around”.  The market has indeed been nuts in the way it’s behaving lately; interest rates increase and buyers retreat, interest rates decline and buyers reemerge. Who can blame them when, for many, […]
Uncategorized Platt Park: Where Location Meets Lifestyle Welcome to the charming neighborhood of Platt Park, a gem nestled in Metro Denver where the adage “location, location, location” truly comes to life. As a dedicated real estate professional in Denver, I, Renee Cohen, am here to provide you with an analytical yet engaging tour of what makes Platt Park not just a neighborhood, […]
Uncategorized The Inside Scoop on What Is Really Happening in Denver’s Housing Market I recently took clients to see a $500K home in Centennial that sat on the market for much of the third quarter last year with little activity and no offers. Two weeks into the new year that home received four showings and multiple offers within a week and sold over the asking price. I called […]
Uncategorized Understanding Mortgage Rates and the Federal Reserve Dive into the intricacies of mortgage rates and the Federal Reserve's influence with Renee Cohen in the latest episode of [Podcast Name]. This episode demystifies a topic often perceived as complex, breaking down how the Federal Reserve indirectly influences mortgage rates and the broader real estate market. Renee simplifies these concepts using relatable examples, making […]
Uncategorized Understanding Mortgage Rates and the Federal Reserve’s Impact As we approach the Federal Reserve’s next policy announcement, it’s important for those here in the Denver Metro to grasp the current state of mortgage rates and what potential changes could mean to the real estate market. This article aims to clarify these concepts in a simple yet thorough manner. Recent Trends in Mortgage Rates: […]
Uncategorized Guest Appearance: Empathy Meets Real Estate Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Mile High Real Estate Podcast. This podcast is hosted by Brian Arnold, a mortgage broker specializing in reverse mortgages. We spent about 45 minutes talking about the Denver real estate market, how it has changed over the past several months, what buyers […]
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Uncategorized Embracing Timelessness: The Enduring Appeal of Classic Design in Your Home In the world of home design, there’s a charm in the timeless, a beauty in the classic. As a real estate expert who has seen countless trends come and go, I’ve come to appreciate the enduring appeal of classic design elements in a home. Not only do they create an aesthetically pleasing environment, but their […]
Uncategorized Predictions for the Denver Real Estate Market in 2024 It’s hard to believe we will soon be saying goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024. As it happens at the end of every year, there are a lot of predictions about how the real estate market will play out in the new year. Much of the speculation centers around buyers, sellers and interest rates, […]
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Uncategorized New Loan Limits: Good News for Buyers and Sellers Lots of exciting things happen this time of year. Holiday celebrations and parties are in full swing, holiday lights make everything festive and bright, kids (and parents, too) look forward to some much- needed time off from the school schedule during winter break, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency announces the new conforming loan limits […]
Uncategorized Looking for a Deal? Check Out New Builds By Renee Cohen November 14, 2023   It’s that time of year – we’re past Halloween, approaching Thanksgiving and inundated already with holiday music, light shows and celebrations. Also indicative of this time of year? Increased opportunity for deals on new construction homes.   Why is that? Short answer – builders want to sell their […]
Uncategorized Clearing the Air: A Real Estate Expert’s Perspective on Broker Compensation and Transparency In this enlightening episode, our host delves into the complexities of the real estate industry, shedding light on a pivotal national class action case that has stirred the news recently. The focus is on the opaque nature of broker compensation and the imperative need for transparency in real estate transactions. Listeners will be guided through […]
Uncategorized Shifting Gears in the Denver Real Estate Market In this week's episode, we're diving into the heart of the Denver real estate market with a critical eye on the latest shifts and trends that are redefining the landscape for buyers and sellers alike. We'll unpack the significance of three key figures – 14, 99.19%, and 7,629 – that are currently shaping the market […]
Uncategorized Clearing the Air: A Real Estate Expert’s Perspective on Broker Compensation and Transparency You may have heard in the news recently about a national class action case involving the real estate industry. I wanted to connect with you and share a few key points I think are important to know.   First, the crux of the case is transparency, specifically around how real estate brokers are compensated. The […]
Uncategorized Shifting Gears in the Denver Market Three key figures – 14, 99.19%, and 7,629 – shed light on the evolving dynamics of the Denver real estate market. The figure 14 represents the median Days in MLS (DIM), showcasing a notable 27.3% month-over-month increase. The 99.19% denotes the closed-to-list price ratio, essentially staying the course with a marginal -0.27% shift from the […]
Uncategorized A Blast from the Past: Understanding Housing Affordability Through the Decades The world of real estate is no stranger to cycles, trends, and shifts. As we navigate the complexities of today’s housing market, many find themselves drawing parallels to a bygone era—the 1980s. It was a decade marked by vibrant pop culture, technological revolutions, and, notably, a tumultuous housing market. With skyrocketing interest rates and unique […]
Uncategorized Why New Construction Should Be at the Top of Every Homebuyer’s List When embarking on the exciting journey of purchasing a home, many buyers are faced with a pivotal decision: should they opt for an existing home or consider new construction? I’ve witnessed the remarkable impact of new construction homes and the plethora of advantages they present. Let’s explore why new construction could be an ideal choice […]
Uncategorized Crafting Your Renovation Plan: 7 Tips for Success Renovating a home is an exciting journey filled with potential and creativity. But it’s also a complex process that requires careful planning, consideration, and strategy. Here are seven essential tips to help you craft a successful renovation plan, ensuring quality, value, and the transformation of your space into your dream home: Understand Your Vision: Define […]