Corken Corner Blog

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? When is the best time to sell a house? To help answer those questions, let’s turn to the experts for housing market forecasts for the rest of this year   Where Mortgage Rates Will Go Depends on Inflation: While one of the big questions on all buyers’ minds is what will happen to mortgage rates, no one knows exactly what’ll happen in the future. What housing market experts …

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7 Of Colorado’s Best Hotel Bars

Whether you’re planning a getaway or just want to explore your neighborhood, here are some of Corken + Company’s hotel bars to grab a drink in the Centennial State.   Death & Co. at The Ramble Hotel: Denver bartenders at the Mile High City outpost of Death & Co. spend months developing and testing new drink recipes for each season. That level of precision shines through in every one of the bar’s sumptuous cocktails. Critics are taking note, too: Ideally situated in RiNo inside the Ramble Hotel, Death & Co. Denver made the inaugural 2022 list of North America’s 50 …

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Market Update: July 2022

The experienced real estate team at Corken + Company has the July market update. Read on to see how the market has been set up for the rest of the year.   Inventory Month-end active inventory has increased significantly this month. At the end of June 2021, Denver Metro had 3,122 properties on the market. It has now almost doubled that amount over the year. There is a total of 6,057 properties currently sitting on the market.   Buyers and Sellers Buyers are feeling the troubles of the economy. Many first-time homebuyers who were initially pre-approved towards the beginning of …

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How to Have a Fun-Filled Summer at Home

Remember your childhood summer days, where you’d spend your days at the pool and evenings playing flashlight tag?  As the summer is close to an end and we have all completed our summer vacations, help your kids stay entertained the way we used to. Check out these 7 old-school activities that the team here at Corken + Company felt would help spur creativity for your summer at home.   Built-In Beach: Sandboxes have served kids’ desires to dig, pour, and build for over a century. Craft a sandbox by assembling a simple raised bed with cedar boards, or even easier, setting …

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Ways to Cool Down During Colorado’s Summer

Our team at Corken+Company wanted to give you a way to beat the heat by savoring refreshing Colorado! Here are 10 of the best local summer activities to help you cool down.   Never Summer Mountains Home to pockets of snow regardless of season, this range west of Fort Collins is a hikeable wonderland where you can spot moose and rare high-altitude bogs.   Summer Chairlift Rides Many of our 28 ski resorts offer warm-weather jaunts for views of lush valleys, stunning peaks as well as mountain hamlets.   Summer Tubing Soar down engineered tubing slopes year-round at places like …

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Why You Need an Expert for Pricing Your Home Correctly

If you’re ready to make a move this summer, taking advantage of today’s market might be just the answer for you. With homes continuing to get multiple offers, this could be the perfect time to get the offer you’re looking for on your house. To do this, you need a realtor on your side to ensure you make the right choices, especially when selling your house. A very important piece of the puzzle is setting the right asking price. This can help buyers notice your home (and get excited about it) from the first time they view the listing. That’s where …

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A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’re probably asking: is it a good time to sell a house? You’re most likely balancing several factors, like your changing needs, where you’ll go when you sell your house, and today’s mortgage rates to time it just right.According to recent data, that perfect time could already be here. The graph below from Keeping Current Matters shows the percentage of survey respondents who say it’s a good time to sell a house. The big dip in March and April of 2020 reflects how consumer sentiment dropped at the beginning of the pandemic as uncertainty …

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Things To Avoid After Applying For A Home Loan

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it comes to making any big purchases. Here are a few things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for your home loan.   Don’t Deposit Large Sums of Cash: Lenders need to source your money, and cash isn’t easily traceable. Before you deposit any amount of cash into your accounts, discuss the proper way to document your transactions with your loan officer.   …

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How to Cool Down a Room: 5 Ways to Hit Back at Heatwaves

For all the outdoor fun we can have in them, heatwaves do have their disadvantages – especially if your home is prone to overheating, you don’t have AC, or it isn’t quite up to the job. We have all experienced those sweltering Colorado heatwave days, and Corken + Company is here to help you manage them!If you find yourself facing a heatwave, or even just a particularly hot day, it is perhaps inevitable that you will wonder how to cool down a room.While some methods of keeping a home cool in a heatwave can work in the long term, some …

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10 Ways to Brighten Up Your Living Room

A lighter, brighter color scheme brings affordable elegance to your home. Corken + Company wants to give you some amazing tips and tricks to brighten up your living room.   Bring In the Bling: A polished coffee table both reflects light and doubles the impact of the accessories atop it. Even better: Glass and metallic pieces complement any color schemes.   Wash the Walls: The gradual accumulation of particulates like dust and soot can make a space look subtly dingy. While it doesn’t catch the eye at first, is it noticeable when you rearrange wall decor. Head off the heartbreak …

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