METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET HAPPENINGS!

Sterling Real Estate Group is is an independently owned real estate company, located in Lakewood, Colorado. Our real estate agents bring years of experience in real estate, business and customer service. We specialize in serving many of the Metro Area Denver and Aurora neighborhoods, as well as the cities of Lakewood, Littleton, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Parker and Castle Rock. Our agents focus on the sale and purchase of residential properties as well as multi-family, rentals and fix&flip investments.  We also have many agents who are very familiar with purchasing investment properties through your Self-Directed IRA, as well as if applicable, the ability to use Reverse Mortgages to purchase a home. Our goal is simple: To provide superior service to our clients while promoting a positive atmosphere for our Realtors.

Denver Colorado Home Trends

Seller Trends:  Where do I begin?  With the State of Colorado in lockdown, except for government deemed essential workers, as of April 6, 2020 there were 4,815 Active listings in the *Greater Metro Denver area.  Of those Active listings, 1,635 were priced at $450,000 or under, which leaves 3,180 listed above that. There are 2,542 properties currently pending with a price point under $450,000 and 2,218 under contract with list prices over $450,000.  So although there are far more homes listed above $450,000 they are not going under contract anywhere near the rate of those priced less than that.  The reason appears to be obvious. Most buyers still looking tend to be first-time home buyers.  They are currently renting, so need a place to live regardless of what is going on around them.  The higher end homes are more discretionary purchases.  They already have a house, so the desire to put their current home on the market and have people walk through it and then go out and look at other stranger's homes is not high on their priorty list.  The real estate industry is doing their best possible, with title companies, lenders and Realtors, still all deemed "essential".  Many of these companies have to be creative with how they arrange for closings, inspections, showings, etc., but together they are getting buyers to the table and transactions closed.

*Greater Metro Denver Area includes the following counties:  Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe and Broomfield.

Good news for Buyers:  For Buyers, the good news is that interest rates are still relatively low.  Most are hovering around 4.0% depending on credit scores, down payment and length of the loan.  There is still quite a bit of competition for homes priced under $450,000 with multiple offers and bids over asking, but most properties that are considered higher end homes are staying on the market much longer and getting few to no showings.  So if you are in the market for a higher end home, due to a relocation, or perhaps you don't need to sell your current home to purchase a new one, this could be a great time to buy. 

Seller Representation

At Sterling, our real estate agents are encouraged to explore various options in the marketing, financing, and selling of your home. We understand there is more than just one way to sell real estate. Therefore, we strive to provide a variety of tools, techniques and concepts to assist our realtors in creating and implementing the best marketing plan available to help you accomplish your real estate goals, while keeping your needs and your home specifically in mind.  Can your current mortgage rate be assumed?  Will it make a difference to close at the beginning or end of the month?  Should I paint and get new carpet, or just offer an allowance?  Are there tax consequences if I sell before two years is up?  All good questions that could make a difference for a seller and why you need a professional and qualified Realtor.  At Sterling, all of our real estate agents are required to pursue continuing education on a yearly basis to keep abreast of the most effective and cutting edge marketing and sales techniques in order to knowledgeably answer all your questions and to get your home sold in the shortest amount of time and for top dollar.

Buyer Representation

Our goal is to provide our home buyers with friendly, knowledgeable and personal service. Our Realtors are highly trained and experienced in assisting buyers in a wide variety of purchases, from HUD homes, foreclosures, short sales, new construction, as well as your standard listing. Many of our agents also specialize in the purchase of property through Self-Directed IRA's and when applicable, through the use of Reverse Mortgages. Whether your are looking to do fix&flips or fix&holds through your IRA, or use a Reverse Mortgage to purchase a home without making monthly mortgage payments, we can help guide you through the process. Our real estate agents have a comprehensive understanding of the various neighborhoods and market conditions within those areas and enthusiastically relay that knowledge and expertise to their buyers, making the buying experience a pleasant and informative one.

Spectra Mortgage

Spectra Mortgage was founded with the philosophy that a mortgage company should provide sound financial advice in the area of mortgage financing and that the people providing this service should be professionals.  They believe that the key attributes that distinguish Spectra Mortgage from the others are Financial Expertise, Integrity, and Service.

Spectra Mortgage Corporation originates mortgage loans and provides mortgage services in connection with the acquisition or refinancing of owner occupied and investor owned single family, multi-family, and commercial property.  They are also trained and can give sound advice with regard to Reverse Mortgages.  Despite all the negative and false information regarding Reverse Mortgages, they can actually be used as a great financial planning tool.  If you need help with a mortgage, or just have questions about your credit, contact Spectra Mortgage.  They are located in Lakewood, Colorado and provide mortgage financing and mortgage services throughout Colorado.  For additional information check out their website at: www.spectramortgage.com.

Relocating to Denver

Sterling Real Estate Group and all of our real estate agents want to welcome you to our fabulous city of Denver, Colorado, one of the country's most enviable places to live and work. Whether you are looking for panoramic views of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the nation's largest public park system, or 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver and her surrounding communities is the place for you. If you are relocating to the Denver area and in the market for a new home, we hope you'll find this site both informative and helpful. Feel free to use our Denver Metro IDX site to find your perfect home and when you are ready, please feel free to call or email if you have any questions or would like to see any of the fabulous homes available!