Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you’re not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don’t have all the best information and resources at hand.

One of my specialties is representing the best interests of Colorado Springs area buyers throughout the home buying process. My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

If you’re like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you’re buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of my experience as a local market expert for Colorado Springs to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way?

The following articles provide useful information and are a great place to start if you’re considering buying a home.

Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data
As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some
The September Jobs Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. Though that percentage is well
The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will
Some Highlights With so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for
Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them. Mark
One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary
Some Highlights If you’re ready to sell your house but you’re worried about finding one to move into, why not
Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most
One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net
Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space
Some Highlights According to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity.Over the past year, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity, growing
A year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has
As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market.
Back in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate
Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and
Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S.
Real estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold
Earlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential
How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving.
There has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in
Some Highlights With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn
Last Friday, the Bureau for Labor Statistics released their Employment Report for August 2020. The big surprise was that the unemployment rate fell to
Some Highlights The word “home” is taking on a whole new meaning this year, and buyers are starting to look for new
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a
When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however,
With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios
Some Highlights The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the
You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When
Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes
When shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would
Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and
Some Highlights According to trending data, searches for key real estate topics are skyrocketing online.Clearly, lots of people have questions about
The residential real estate market has definitely been the shining light in this country’s current economic situation. All-time low mortgage rates coupled
In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number
The news these days seems to have a mix of highs and lows. We may hear that an economic recovery
Some Highlights Sometimes it helps to see the dollars and cents you’ll save when you purchase a home while mortgage
Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost
Today’s housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it’s also setting up some outstanding opportunities for buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Employment Situation Summary. Going into the release, the expert consensus was for 1.58 million
Some Highlights A recent study from HarrisX shows the current health crisis isn’t slowing down today’s homebuyers.Many buyers are accelerating their timelines to take
With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than
America has faced its share of challenges in 2020. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a financial crisis leaving millions still unemployed, and
Some Highlights: The housing market is forecasted to finish the year with growing strength.Historically low mortgage rates are creating great
As remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will
So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles.
In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building
The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate
Some Highlights A recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever
With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted.
For months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts
Some Highlights Mortgage rates hit another all-time low, falling below 3% this week.If you’re ready to buy a home, now is
Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way
Last week, a very well-respected real estate analytics firm surprised many with their home price projection for the next twelve
With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are actively
Some Highlights Real estate has outranked stocks, savings accounts, and gold as the best long-term investment among Americans for the past 7 years.The
In today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits
Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat analysts’ expectations in a big
The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer
Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of
In today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that
One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the
Earlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the
The New York Times recently ran an article regarding unemployment titled: Don’t Cheer Too Soon. Keep an Eye on the Core Jobless Rate. The piece
A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by
According to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re projected
The Wall Street Journal just released their latest monthly Survey of Economists. In an article on the findings, they reported: “The U.S. economy will be
A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of all homebuyers are more likely to
Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate,
As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting
Last Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a recession. This did not come as
With more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect
Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their May Employment Situation Summary. Leading up to the release, most experts predicted the unemployment
More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the
As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering
Tomorrow morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the latest Employment Situation Summary, which will include the most current unemployment rate. It
Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If
With the U.S. economy on everyone’s minds right now, questions about the country’s financial outlook continue to come up daily.
With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families
In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you
Some Highlights Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably this spring and are hovering at a historically low level.Locking in at
One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to
All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen,
While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move.
While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary by COVID-19
With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers
Some Highlights Taking a moment to reflect upon what we’ve heard from historical leaders can teach us a lot about
Tomorrow, the unemployment rate for April 2020 will be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It will hit a peak
As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to
For nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It
Some Highlights Staying at home doesn’t mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill.Check out
With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how
Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet
Earlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery from this economic downturn,
Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred
There are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and
Some Highlights: A recent realtor.com survey revealed that buyers are still considering moving forward with the homebuying process, even if they can’t
The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way
With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many
With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading
There’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely
Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected
As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how
Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a
The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in
We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop
The angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at
Some Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are several things you can do
With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the
More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused
With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures.
Some Highlights The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown.The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of
In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves
The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to
With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may
Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you
The residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last year,
Buying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel
Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much
Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed:
Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to
If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down
Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone.Here’s a
Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a special study titled Single-Family Home Price Gains by Years of Tenure. The
The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a
Homes priced in the top 25% of a price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium
Some Highlights: With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where
After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of
In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d
There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If
It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus,
Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United
Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden
The headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale.
By the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same
We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when
Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one
Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want
When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage
When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many
It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just
In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One
The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?
Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like
When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory
Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash
You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing.
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale.
So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in
In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring