Tag: economics

  • Negotiating

    We’re officially under contract. In Colorado this means it’s our deal to walk away from. It doesn’t mean that the negotiations are over. After you settle on the price of the home, there’s the inspection, the appraisal, and then closing on your mortgage. There’s also all the unexpected things that can come up between you…

  • What it means to be in a seller’s market

    When we entered this market we were told it’s a “sellers market.” It’s no secret that Denver’s market is hot, meaning there are a lot of people trying to buy but few looking to sell. Supply is far lower than demand. If you remember from your last macroeconomics class, that means prices go up. Denver’s…

  • Home buying: The first visits

    We’re currently in the look-at-all-the-homes-all-the-time phase of home buying. There are a handful of neighborhoods where we can afford many homes, a few where we can afford¬†some homes, and many neighborhoods where we can afford the occasional home. This weekend we learned a little more about what that spectrum means.¬†We looked at six houses this…

  • What we’ve learned shopping for a home

    We bought a car last year and it was basically the dumbest thing ever. Sure, we got a car but we felt swindled. The dealer didn’t take the time to explain anything to us and we ended up getting a good but no great deal. So far buying a house has been different. We’re barely…