Corken Corner Blog

Tips for Buyers Navigating Denver’s Real Estate Market

With sellers once again in the driver’s seat due to historically low inventory and continued high demand, our team at Corken + Company found this road map to be helpful for would-be buyers in search of their perfect home in Denver’s real estate market.   Prepare to pay over asking The Mile High City housing market ended 2021 with record-low inventory and record-breaking appreciation. This combined to make bidding wars the new normal for homebuyers. Not much is expected to change in 2022. Last year’s close-price-to-list-price ratio averaged 104 percent for single-family homes and 105 percent for multifamily units. This …

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6 of the Best City Parks In Denver

The city and county of Denver combined offer more than two hundred parks, totaling over five thousand acres. This means there is endless urban recreation in Colorado, with each park open year-round.The public parks in Denver are all open year for recreation, offering everything from walking trails to boating. These are some of Denver’s most unique and spectacular city parks according to our team at Corken + Company. And best of all, every park on this list is free!   Washington Park Washington Park is the centerpiece for one of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods. Known for its giant grassy field, …

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How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you’re probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to purchase if you’re a renter, but the decision can also be motivated by having a place that’s uniquely your own.If you want to express yourself by upgrading and customizing your living space but are feeling held back by your rental agreement, it might be time to consider the perks of owning your home.   A Little Change Can Bring Lots of Joy There’s a significant level of …

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What Does Mortgage Pre-Approval Mean? A Major Advantage When Buying a Home

Our team at Corken + Company wants to make sure our clients are prepared for a successful home buying experience. Getting a mortgage pre-approval before you make an offer on a house is a smart idea.Why? It can help you get a handle on how much house you can afford. Pre-approval can also help you stand out from other buyers in a competitive market. In short, it ups the odds that your home-buying journey will be smooth and successful.   What does mortgage pre-approval mean? Mortgage pre-approval is a commitment from a lender to provide you with home financing up …

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Seven Steps to More Effective Parenting (for Parents)

Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world — and the one for which you might feel the least prepared. Our team has some helpful parenting tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent.  Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem: Kids start developing their sense of self as babies when they see themselves through their parents’ eyes. Your tone of voice, your body language, and your every expression are absorbed by your kids. Your words and actions in your parenting affect their developing self-esteem more than anything else. Praising accomplishments, however small, will …

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How to Delegate and Lighten Your Parenting Load

Our team at Corken + Company values family, and we wanted to give a few tips for lightening the parenting load. Lisa Canning’s life took a turn when she had the opportunity to be a designer for an HGTV show. She launched a successful interior design business, and her career flourished. But inside, she was struggling.“I was so exhausted working around the clock, so exhausted of the guilt that came from never seeing my young children, but I was so entrenched in a way of thinking and acting it was really difficult to think of other ways to operate,” she writes.Now …

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Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War

With a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers ready to act, you will most likely find yourself in a bidding war at some point.In this type of competitive housing market, it’s important to know what tactics you can try to help you beat the competition. While a real estate professional is your ultimate guide to presenting a strong offer, here are a few things you could consider.   Offering over Asking Price: When you think of sweetening the deal for sellers, the first thought you likely have is around the price of the home. In …

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Market Update: May 2022

As we move further into Spring and closer to Summer, sellers continue to be eager to get their homes onto the market. The rise in prices continues as well. Per tradition, the market is heating up just like the temperatures. This bodes well for buyers who are looking to step into the market this summer. The one thing to consider for all parties in the market is interest rates, the largest factor at this point impacting supply and demand. Our team has the May 2022 market update.   Inventory Inventory is on the rise this month, showing promise for buyers. …

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The Home Closing Process for Sellers

It’s finally here! You’re almost done with your home sale. You’ve accepted the buyer’s offer, the negotiations are finally winding down, and there is only one more little box to check: the closing process.OK, maybe it’s not so little. Maybe you’re a little bit worried something will still go wrong when closing on a house. That’s why Corken + Company is here to help get you through closing without any hiccups!   Get Repairs Done: First things first: Get those repairs done before closing. We understand – the last thing you want to do now is work on a home …

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What You Need To Know About Selling in a Sellers’ Market

Whether you’re following real estate news or not, you’ve probably heard about the current sellers’ market. There’s a lot of talk about how strong market conditions are for people who want to sell. If you’re thinking about listing your house, you probably want to know: what does being in a sellers’ market mean?   What Is a Sellers’ Market? The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows housing supply is still low. There’s a 2-month supply of homes at the current sales pace. Historically, a 6-month supply is necessary for a normal or neutral …

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