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Homeward Bound Newsletter April 2024

Homeward Bound Newsletter April 2024

The Giving it Back and Paying It Forward Real Estate Newsletter

April is not just about the shift to warmer days; it's a time of rebirth and renewal, full of potential, making it an ideal period to pursue the purchase of your dream home. As the landscape transforms with vibrant flowers and lush greenery, consider how buying a home this spring could symbolize your own new beginning. The season is known for showcasing homes at their best—with manicured lawns, blooming gardens, and plentiful natural light—offering the perfect backdrop for open houses and neighborhood explorations.

The spring market often sees a surge in listings, providing a variety of options for prospective buyers. Pleasant weather encourages sellers to present their properties in peak condition, increasing your chances of finding a home that meets all your desires, whether it’s a charming porch surrounded by wisteria or a spacious backyard ready for summer entertaining. Additionally, the timing is advantageous financially. The culmination of tax season often leaves buyers with refunds that can be put towards down payments or renovations, and with many businesses setting new fiscal year budgets, financial advisors are on hand to help ensure your investments flourish.

The lively spirit of community events in April—from spring festivals to outdoor concerts—offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and truly understand the vibe of potential neighborhoods. This period of new beginnings is an exhilarating time to make significant life decisions, paralleling the natural renewal seen all around. Let this April be the month you lay down roots in a new home, allowing the season's growth and renewal to reflect in your personal life and lead you to a space where new memories can thrive.


Like our Buyer Satisfaction Guarantee: Love the home, or we’ll buy it back! Or our Seller Guarantee:Your Home Sold or We’ll Buy It!And we guarantee that a portion of our income WILL go to a very worthy cause like
Give Kids The World Village!
This year, we are on a mission to raise$10,000forGive Kids The World Village. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell.So, when you or anyone you buy or sells the place they call home with us,we deliver on our exclusive guarantees and award-winning service AND a very worthy cause benefits as well.

Over the four decades of helping thousands and thousands of families sell or buy the place they call home, we have met so many wonderful, loving, caring people. We are so grateful. Thank you for reading over this months Homeward Bound, and thank you for referring anyone you know considering buying or selling to our team. They will be in good hands and a very worthy cause will benefit as well.

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Give Kids The World Village is Making a Difference Today and for Tomorrow

Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort near Orlando that provides critically ill children and their families from your community and around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost. From life’s simple pleasures to the stuff that dreams are made of, every wish family is treated to an all-inclusive experience including transportation; accommodations; donated theme park tickets; all meals and snacks; nightly entertainment; daily gifts; and more.
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award winning real estate service, a very worthy cause will benefit as well. We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Just contact and call us at 720-463-0002.
A real estate company with experience, proven results and a give-back philosophy!
Over the decades of helping families sell or buy the place they call home we have met some of the most wonderful, loving, caring people sharing the same Go Serve Big values we do!
Refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move:
1. You can pass along our business card to them. We have enclosed a couple here for that purpose.

2. You can go tohttps://yourhomesoldguaranteedrealtyco.com/refer-a-friend.phpand enter their contact info online or forward the link to someone you know considering a move.

3. Of course you can always call us direct as well at 720-463-0002.
Why we Support Give Kids The World Village
We grew up going to Disney, Universal and SeaWorld in Orlando, FL. We were able to take our kids their time and time again while they were growing up as well. Little did we know right around the corner existed in 89-acre whimsical nonprofit resort providing critically ill children and their families from your community and around the world with Magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.

We were introduced to kids The world by a fellow real estate broker who set up a business meeting at their facility. We watched as they made wishes possible at an accessible storybook home away from home, where the ice cream was as limitless as the opportunities for fun and adventure.

We were so moved, we rallied everyone at our business to pull together and go all in in supporting Give Kids the World Village facility. From life’s simple pleasures to the stuff that dreams are made of, every wish family is treated to an all-inclusive experience including transportation, accommodations, donated theme park ticket, all meals and snacks, nightly entertainment, daily gifts and more.

Since 1986, Give Kids the World has welcomed more than 188,000 families from all 50 States and 76 countries to laugh together, play together and create priceless memories away from hospital stays and medical treatments.

Our team are committed to providing outstanding results for our clients selling and buying the place they call home. We have discovered Give Kids the World Village shares similar commitments to the kids and families they serve, and since their services survive on sponsorships and donations, we are happy to donate a portion of our income to support them. We encourage you to visit their website at http://www.gktw.org and check out how they are making a difference in the lives of children and their families.
Feel free to call us now at 720-463-0002.


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Considering Moving with Current Mortgage Rates?

Considering Moving with Current Mortgage Rates?

In recent years, the volatility of mortgage rates has caused many home buyers to hesitate when it comes to moving. Perhaps you found yourself in this position, reluctant to sell your home and take on a potentially higher mortgage rate for your next property. However, with the current state of the market, it might be time to reassess whether this cautious approach is still the best strategy for you.

Data indicates that more homeowners are adjusting to the current rate environment and contemplating a move. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, suggests that various life events and job changes are exerting pressure on homeowners who are locked into their current properties. Additionally, homeowners are realizing that mortgage rates are unlikely to return to the lows seen in previous years.

A recent study from Bank of America highlights some of the motivations driving homeowners to sell, even amidst the current rate environment.

What Would Prompt You to Move? Considering the factors motivating others to move, take a moment to reflect on what would make a move worthwhile for you. Is it an opportunity to pursue your dream job, even if it means relocating? Are you seeking a community with more amenities and a stronger sense of belonging? Perhaps you require more living space, crave a new adventure, or aim to invest in a property that offers rental income opportunities.

Furthermore, it's essential to consider the trajectory of mortgage rates. Although rates are currently stable, forecasts suggest they may decrease over the coming year. When this occurs, a surge of buyers is expected to enter the market, intensifying competition. Delaying your plans until rates drop may result in increased competition from these buyers.

Should You Move Now? Ultimately, the decision to move hinges on various factors, including current mortgage rates, future rate projections, and your personal motivations for relocating. Consulting with a real estate expert can provide valuable insight into these considerations.

In summary, while other homeowners are adapting to the current rate environment and choosing to move, it's crucial to evaluate what matters most to you and whether now is the right time for you to reenter the market. Let's discuss your priorities and determine if moving aligns with your goals.


Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

In the bustling world of real estate, timing is often everything. As spring blooms and the housing market simmers with activity, sellers may be tempted to push the limits on their asking prices. However, while optimism is warranted in a seller's market, overpricing your house can carry significant consequences that extend beyond monetary concerns.

The Downside of Overpricing Your House

Your asking price serves as the initial handshake with potential buyers, a pivotal moment where impressions are formed and decisions are made. Setting it too high risks alienating interested parties, regardless of the market's favorability. In today's climate, where buyers are acutely aware of their financial constraints amidst soaring home prices and fluctuating mortgage rates, an inflated asking price can deter even the most eager purchasers.

Furthermore, overpricing often leads to prolonged listing periods, a scenario no seller wishes to endure. As days on the market accumulate, the perception of your property may shift from desirable to suspect in the eyes of discerning buyers. A price reduction, once considered a tactical maneuver, can now signal distress or inadequacy, deterring potential buyers and tarnishing the property's appeal.

Your Agent’s Role in Setting the Right Price

The key to a successful sale lies in strategic pricing, a task best entrusted to the expertise of seasoned real estate agents. Armed with market insights and an understanding of local dynamics, agents can navigate the nuances of pricing, ensuring your property is positioned competitively without sacrificing value. By leveraging data on comparable sales, property condition, and market trends, agents can pinpoint the sweet spot that maximizes profitability while attracting a pool of qualified buyers.

Bottom Line

While the temptation to aim high may be strong, prudent sellers recognize the perils of overpricing. By aligning with a knowledgeable agent and adopting a realistic pricing strategy, sellers can expedite the sales process, optimize profits, and cultivate a favorable impression among prospective buyers. In a market defined by opportunity and competition, the right price is not just a figure but a gateway to success in the realm of real estate.


"Unlocking Your Spring Home Buying Potential with Newly Built Homes

Spring home buying presents both excitement and challenges. Limited inventory and affordability concerns often create hurdles for prospective buyers. However, amidst these obstacles, there lies a potential game-changer: newly built homes.

In your quest for the perfect home this spring, the options may seem limited, but fear not. Consider the untapped potential of newly constructed residences, offering a refreshing solution to your housing woes.

New Home Construction: Illuminating the Inventory Landscape

As you scour the market for your dream home, you're likely torn between existing properties and freshly minted constructions. While the supply of existing homes is gradually increasing, it still falls short of meeting demand. Enter newly built homes, a beacon of hope amidst the scarcity. Danielle Hale, Realtor.com's Chief Economist, underscores their significance:

"The shortage of existing homes for sale has opened up the possibility of new-home construction to more buyers who may not have once considered it."

And the numbers speak volumes. Recent data from the Census reveals a surge in both home starts and completions, indicative of an expanding array of options for discerning buyers. Whether you seek a move-in ready haven or crave the opportunity to shape your abode from inception, the current market favors your aspirations.

Builders' Incentives: Bridging Affordability Gaps

In the pursuit of homeownership, affordability often emerges as a stumbling block. Yet, builders are stepping up to the plate, offering enticing incentives to alleviate financial strain. Mortgage rate buy-downs and assorted perks are among the tools wielded to make your dream home a tangible reality. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, elucidates the rationale behind builders' generosity:

"Builders aren't rate locked-in. They would love to sell you the home because they're not living in it. It costs money not to sell the home."

Moreover, data from HousingWire underscores the prevalence of sales incentives, underscoring the buoyancy of this trend. With 60% of respondents reporting their utilization, the momentum is palpable, promising a smoother path to homeownership.

Partnering for Success: Navigating the New-Home Terrain

Buying from a builder entails nuances distinct from traditional home purchases, necessitating expert guidance. Entrust your journey to a seasoned local real estate agent, your beacon in navigating the complexities of builder contracts. From scrutinizing construction quality to securing favorable terms, their expertise ensures a seamless transaction.

In Conclusion

Amidst the challenges of today's housing market, newly built homes emerge as a beacon of promise. If the quest for your ideal home feels like an uphill battle, consider the untapped potential of new constructions. Reach out today, and let's explore how newly built homes can unlock your spring home buying potential.


April 2024 Newsletter

April 2024 Newsletter

We work hard for our money, so it should work hard for us, right? In today’s Service For Life!®Free consumer newsletter, you’ll learn three low-risk ways to make your money work for you and see your bank account grow.

You’ll also learn about drug delivery services, and tips to keeping your days organized – and lots more.

Finally, I want you to knowthat you may call me for any reason. And please let me know if a friend, family member or neighbor needs a caring, competent real estate professional to help in buying or selling.

I truly appreciate your friendship and referrals. Enjoy your issue!

Warmest regards,

Bill Watson
President | Managing Broker

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - The Watson Group
6155 S Main Street, Suite 270
Aurora, CO 80016

P.S.When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information I provide?

They may be people getting married soon and looking to buy their first home, and you can tell them about my Free Consumer Report: “Top 10 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid.” You’ll be helping them start marriage off by avoiding costly mistakes when buying and financing their home. You can call me at 720-463-0002 to request a copy.

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Make Your Money Work For You

Saving money for a rainy day, retirement, a home improvement project, or a bucket list trip — regardless of what you’re saving for, the main thing is that you keep as much of your hard-earned money as possible. So how do you maximize your earnings and have your money work even harder for you, without the risk of gambling on the stock market?

One of the easiest ways to boost your savings account is to make an automatic contribution. Talk with your bank representative about taking either a set amount or a percentage of each deposit and automatically depositing it daily, weekly, or monthly into your savings account. Some banks also offer an option to automatically transfer a dollar amount for each transaction into a savings account. For example, Wells Fargo has a program that automatically transfers $1 from your checking account into your Way2Save Savings account each time you use your debit card for a one-time purchase or pay a bill through online banking. Ask your preferred bank what options they have.

Speaking of savings accounts, check with your bank to see if they offer an option for a high-yield savings account, or find one through an online bank. What’s the difference? While a typical savings account has an annual percentage yield (APY) of less than 1% of the account balance, a high-yield savings account’s APY can be in excess of 5%, which turns into a lot more money. For example, say you have $2,000 in your savings account and your run-of-the-mill savings account has an APY of 0.19%, you will have an annual return of $3.80; a high-yield savings account with an APY of 5.5% will return $110 a year (compounded monthly).

A CD— no, not the music kind, but a certificate of deposit — is another way to earn higher interest without any risk. Decide how much money you can easily stash away for a set period of time. When you make your deposit, the interest rate is set and will not fluctuate for the duration of your investment. With current high rates, this could mean great savings for you, and you can’t withdraw for the term of the CD so that keeps temptation to spend at bay.

Learn How To Maximize The Value Of Your Home

Did you know there’s a free consumer report showing what to fix to net the most value for your home? It’s called “Make Your Home Show Like A Model Without Breaking The Bank” and it’s an essential guide to homeowner profits.
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Drug Stores That Make Home Visits

When you are sick or not feeling well, the last thing you want to do is run errands. And when the doctor writes a prescription, the idea of sitting in a pharmacy waiting area until it’s filled is not appealing whatsoever. Luckily there is a new option when it comes to filling prescriptions — drug delivery services.

In addition to national drug store chains like CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens, online drug stores provide delivery service right to your home.Here are three services to consider:

  • Pharmacy.Amazon.com: It’s probably not surprising that Amazon has its own online pharmacy; it launched in 2020 and is available for Amazon Prime members. What may be surprising is that it can help save you money: compare medicine costs using your insurance co-pay, without insurance and using a Prime Discount to find the least expensive option. Free home delivery, Amazon Prime $14.99/month.
  • CostPlusDrugs.com: This online pharmacy provides lower prices on generic drugs only. You might not be able to use your insurance or Medicare on this site, but the savings could be well worth cash pay if not. Cost: medication cost, plus shipping and taxes.
  • Capsule.com: This online pharmacy coordinates with your doctor and old pharmacy to transfer prescriptionsthe same day and deliver when you need it.Capsule tracks refills, too, so you will never go without your prescription. Free home delivery.

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An Organized Life

Albert Einstein may have said, “Organized people are just too lazy to go looking for what they want,” but I’ll take it. Being organized at home, work and in our everyday lives can free up so much time, and energy! Here are some small ways we can keep ourselves organized every day.

  • Designate a space for your house keys, wallet and phone so you can always find them when dashing out the door.
  • Place a small recycling bin or basket where you open your mail. Toss anything you don’t need into the bin so it’s ready to be put out on your next recycling day.
  • Turn off smartphone notifications to keep from distractions throughout the day.
  • When it’s laundry day, fold and put away your clothes and linens right away.
  • An oldie but a goodie: create a to-do list each morning (or the night before) so you know what to tackle each day.
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Real Estate Corner…

Q:What's the purpose of a home inspection?

A: A home inspection is performed after the buyer and seller have entered into a written contract. It’s a review of the home’s condition, including the heating system, attic, foundation, and a mold review. The point is to identify any area of the home that needs replacement or repair. You’ll use the report to set the final price of your purchase.

You may choose to buy the house and make the repairs, or you may walk away from the property if the costs would be too high for your budget and the sellers refuse to lower the price or make the repairs. You can get your earnest money back provided your contract has a “sale contingent on inspection” clause.

You’ll also need to get an appraisal, which serves to assess a value to the property. You need to know that the property you’ve selected will appraise at or above the amount you’ve contracted to pay for it.

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Unlock the Potential of Your Home Sale: The Optimal Listing Week Approaches

Unlock the Potential of Your Home Sale: The Optimal Listing Week Approaches

Are you contemplating a move? If so, the timing couldn't be more opportune. Experts reveal that the prime week for listing your property is on the horizon.

A recent study conducted by Realtor.com scrutinized housing market dynamics spanning several years (excluding 2020 due to its exceptional nature) and pinpointed the optimal week for showcasing your home this year: April 14-20.

"Every year, a singular week emerges as the pinnacle moment for home sellers. In 2024, the window of April 14–20 shines brightest, promising abundant interest, swift sales, and augmented returns for sellers, as per Realtor.com® data."

Here's why this revelation holds significance for you. While selling during the spring market is generally advantageous, this particular timeframe might offer unparalleled benefits. If you've been procrastinating on your plans, awaiting the perfect moment to take action, this could be the decisive push you've been seeking. Hannah Jones, Senior Economic Research Analyst at Realtor.com, elaborates:

"The third week of April presents an optimal convergence of housing market conditions for sellers. It encompasses heightened buyer demand, reduced competition from fellow sellers, and fewer price adjustments compared to the norm."

However, to seize this opportunity, swift action coupled with expert guidance is imperative. Your local real estate agent stands ready to assist in formulating a strategic plan to prep your home and propel it onto the market.

They possess the insight to strike a balance between your desired listing date and the requisite repairs or renovations. Moreover, they can delineate a prioritized checklist to streamline your efforts.

For instance, if your property is already in commendable condition, you can allocate resources toward minor enhancements that yield substantial impact. As noted in an Investopedia article:

"With limited time available, focus on swift repairs to rectify any potential deterrents for prospective buyers."

Consider the following examples from the same source:

  • Addressing minor cosmetic imperfections
  • Ensuring optimal curb appeal
  • Tending to essential maintenance tasks

Remember, even if you're not poised to list within the upcoming weeks, there's no cause for alarm. The window of opportunity remains open well beyond this timeframe. Spring continues to reign as the peak homebuying season, ensuring sellers retain leverage throughout.

In essence, are you prepared to kickstart the process? Let's establish a connection and arrange a consultation to map out your next steps.