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Do Open Houses Work?

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 22, 2017 in  buyer  First Time Homebuyer  Real Estate
The world of real estate is constantly changing and ever evolving.  This means certain practices must adapt.  For example in many offices there used to be a book kept at a desk for agents that the office manager would print out and put every new listing in as it came on the market.  Agents could flip through it with clients to show them what was available.  Obviously this was not the most efficient way to know a markets inventory (not to mention a giant waste of paper!)  Now thanks to a lit... read more
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How to Choose a Lender

Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 06, 2017 in  First Time Homebuyer  Grand Junction  Lending  Real Estate
Just like it’s important to find a realtor you can trust and work well with, so is finding the right lender.  My background is in lending (commercial, construction and mortgage lending) and I definitely saw first hand the importance in choosing the right lender for you, this is especially true for first time home buyers when navigating all the paperwork and questions.  Here is how I advise clients to pick a lender. SHOP AROUNDThis is EXTREMELY important.  Make sure to interviews at least two to... read more
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Grand Valley Home of the Month

206 W Sunset Drive, Fruita CO
Posted by Rebekah Holten on October 27, 2017 in  Grand Junction  Home of the Month  Real Estate
This month’s featured home is a quaint, well-cared-for home in the wonderful town of Fruita.  Fruita is a beautiful place to live as it is bordered by the Colorado River on the Southern edge of town and has the Uncompahgre Plateau and Book Cliffs on the northern edge, making it a popular town for mountain biking, hiking and rafting. This home was built in 2002 and I love the mixed-use of materials throughout including the beautiful wood floors in the dining area which then make their way to the living r... read more
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Tiny Houses: The New Fad?

Posted by Rebekah Holten on October 23, 2017 in  Real Estate  Trends
Tiny houses are quickly gaining popularity around the U.S.  This architectural advancement embraces living simply to the fullest with less than 500 SF (usually) and a compact, but efficient use of space.  In the United States, the average home size has increased drastically from 1,660 SF in 1973 to 2,687 SF in 2015.  Although this is the case for the majority, some people are opting for the more eco-friendly and budget-friendly tiny homes.  In terms of real estate, these transactions a... read more
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Helpful Hints for Getting Your Home in Tip-Top Shape for Selling

Posted by Rebekah Holten on October 17, 2017 in  Real Estate  Tips
Are you getting ready to sell your home? If so, think about what you will be looking for in your future home and use that to ensure the house your selling is up to par. I’m going to let you in on a few secrets that will help get your house on the market and off the market in the quickest, easiest way. Empty your closets! When buyers look for their future home, storage is a huge deal breaker. Removing some items from your closet and organizing what’s left in there will give the buyers a bette... read more
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