Archive for April, 2013


So, I’ll try it now.
I’m sure that folk in other professions get talked to in generalities about what goes on in their industry(ies)…I know I do.
And sometimes it’s eerily similar to people talking to me about my health.
No big secret that I’m a cancer survivor even though I’m on a maintenance regimen to keep it at bay and well meaning people like to comment, “‘You’re looking really good, Pete.”
And I’m pleased for those comments but often times there’s stuff going on n the inside of my body or my mind that may be a ‘lil different than what appears on the outside.
Similarly, people come up to me and say something akin to, “Gosh, Pete. Real Estate is just booming isn’t it? I’m hearing a lot of real good things about the market!”
Well, yeah there’s a lot of really good things on the surface and deeper, too.
But it’s all really a matter of perspective…and perspectives are just that, perspectives because the realities ma be different for those involved.
There is the o’l Buyers vs. Sellers Market.
That purports that the market favors one over the other, which it does.
Right now a case could be made for it’s a Sellers market in that inventory seems to be flying off the shelves and there are more Buyers than Sellers thereby driving up the cost of homes and that is true. The stories of multiple offers and bidding wars and homes being sold for over asking price is all true…
But is there a negative aspect to the upside?
Yep.
That being that many Buyers are being forced out of the buying market and into a slighted slighted when rental prices are being elevated and lease rates are being raised even if a tenured tenant has been in a property for quite sometime threatened by, “If you don’t like the raise in rent, move.”
Just ran across this:

SIDEBAR: I don’t figure that I can change the perception(s)…just make them known.

So, where was I…

Seller’s Market…Good for Sellers. Sellers can get “top dollar”, i.e. that real dollars or fancied dollars and that’s good for them and for the economy if they will turn around and re-invest {a.k.a. spend} some of their windfall.
…Good for Sellers who re-fied, and re-fied and re-fied until that plus the downturn in the economy had them upside down in their mortgages owing more that the house thenst currently appraised for.
…and there were/are other good reasons, too. But my Blogmaster tells me that blogs that go on toooooooooooo long will lose the readers interest.

Buyer’s Market…Good for Buyers. They can typically find and negotiate their way into a home that is reasonable, i.e. not too big, not too small and with a mortgage payment that doesn’t require going without the basic necessities of food, clothing and the like.
…Good for Buyers as homeOWNERS tend to become more invested in the quality of their lives and the lives of those around them.
…and good for the economy as stability brings about fiscal soundness.

From my/our perspective on perspectives is that there is behoovedness in finding out what my/our clients perspectives are and then cater to that being diligent in that our catering is bound by the principle of, “Is it legal? Is it moral? And is it ethical?”

Would like to blog on but artificial intelligence, the reminder vibration on my phone, tells me I’ve go to scoot.

Thanks for listening!

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Technology

…yeah, I’m old.
I don’t think I’m old and except for some aches and pains which I attribute to anything and everything that has naught to do with any thing chronological…
So, my conundrum is technology.
Today I’m cloaked in a need for stuff I don’t understand. Some of it I can use, although not near it’s {whatever “it” may be) capacity.

Cell phone…now my only phone outside of my office at RE/MAX (970) 690-4106
Computer
Tablet
GPS

An e-mail address. Pete@LivingIndoors.com
A couple of Blogs: PetesRealEstateMusings.Wordpress.com
LiveandDirectfromtheMedia.Wordpress.com
www.LivingIndoors.com


And some more stuff that will enter my mind after I wrap this stuff up.

Anywho, I really like the way the Universe takes care of whether I’m looking or not.

I was looking and then I wasn’t when Mary, my intern came along.
She ain’t old…just turned 22 yesterday.
Young enough to have been borned with a cybergland.
I get frustrated workin’ with with some techngizmo ast smiles and sez, and whine, “Hep!” and she just smilingly sez, “What now?”
I stammer, stutter and point and she makes it all more better.

Wow.

That website I referenced a bit ago?
That’s her…I mean it’s her effort.
It’s a templated site, but allows for but “it” allows for “us” to add content.
So I come up with content and she adds it.

It’s continuing work in progress and I hope it always will be.
And, sooooooooooooooooooooooo please check back {to it} frequently.
And, if’n you do you’d see, amongst other either fun or informative or both stuff a thing we call “What and Where”.
As of now, there’s a picture of a multicolored/tapestryed horse.
It’s been up longer than I had expected so if’n someone doesn’t correctly identify “What and Where” we’re gonna tale it down and replace it with something else!

And, if’n you’ve got any comments, concerns or criticism with it, please let me know…but be gentle, I’m sensitive.

Property Photo

Well, here’s where you’ll find Mary and myself this coming Saturday…that’d be the 6th of April of this year. We’ll be there from 1:12-3:27. Go to the intersection of Lochwood and Horsetooth and follow our Open House signs.

3232 sq. ft. with  Four bedrooms, four baths and it’s got that Nelson Farm location, location, location thing going for it. Close to schools, close to shopping, close to swimming, close to Collindale Golf Course and close to being yours!*

This home is vacant, the quickness of possession and closing is in your court.

The Fort Collins Real Estate market is as robust as it’s ever been since I came back here in ’95 and re-entered the Northern Colorado market.

So head on over and check this place out, register for any one of several items to be given away in a drawing at the end of the month and have a couple of Mary’s cookies right out of the oven!

Come on over

 

*Sometimes I get so cute I hate myself…not really