Corken Corner Blog

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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7 Ways to Transform a Small Patio Into a Relaxing Retreat

With the right furniture and accessories, even the smallest patio can become a private escape. Corken + Company is here to help you make your patio a retreat this summer! Try these patio decor ideas to transform your underused backyard into a secluded oasis for lounging and entertaining.   Hang Curtains: Hanging curtains is an inexpensive and easy way to create a temporary wall — perfect for renters and anyone else whose neighbors are a bit too close for comfort. Flowing, gauzy fabric softens this patio while adding privacy.   Make a Statement With Lighting: Good lighting will not only help …

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8 Gardening Trends for 2022

In 2021, the continuance of the pandemic kept us outdoors in our yards and gardens. We’ve discovered that nature can help us through dark times, so we’ve hung bird feeders, planted gardens, and learned to love patio life. More than half of us are spending an extra two hours a day outside compared to pre-pandemic, according to a National Gardening Association survey, and we’re in no hurry to go back inside in 2022. Instead, we’re more motivated than ever to get creative with our yards, porches, and patios, giving some of the best gardening trends to get inspiration.There are so …

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7 Colorado Food and Drink Festivals Happening This Summer

Colorado Summers are incredible! Here are a few Colorado food and drink festivals happening this summer that you do not want to miss out on. Our team at Corken + Company hopes you and your family enjoy a beautiful start to the summer break.   Manitou Springs Wine Festival | June 4 Held each year in Manitou Springs, this one-day event is the perfect way to kick off the start of summer. Taste a variety of wines and meads from nearly 30 Colorado purveyors like Meadery of the Rockies and Two Rivers Winery. Do it all while listening to live …

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Denver Spring and Summer Festivals

With all that Denver has to offer, there is never a shortage of things to do during the summer. Our team at Corken + Company has compiled a list of the best spring and summer festivals happening this year to keep you entertained.   Civic Center Eats: From May through October, Civic Center EATS transforms Civic Center Park into a lunchtime extravaganza. The festival features 70 of Denver’s best food and fashion trucks. It’s your chance to savor a variety of cuisines while supporting our city’s small local business scene. It also supports the Civic Center Conservancy’s mission to restore …

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Balancing your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer

Since the number of homes on the market today is lower than normal, it can be hard to find the perfect fit. Balancing your wants and needs as a homebuyer is very important when starting your home search. If you know which factors are essential for your next home and which are just nice bonuses, you can find your dream space. Our team at Corken + Company wants to help you in this important search!So how do you go about creating your list of wants vs. needs? First and foremost, you need to get pre-approved for your mortgage. Getting pre-approved helps …

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Millennials: Smart Strategies For First-Time Homebuyers

In a hot market where inventory remains at historic lows and areas across the country are ranging between many different price points, it can be hard for first-time homebuyers. One group it’s particularly hard for right now is Millennials. Millennials aren’t exactly getting a warm welcome from the market that has been begging them to participate.But that doesn’t make buying impossible – just a bit more challenging. Let Corken + Company give you a leg up by following a few smart strategies.  Work with the right Agent: Having a competitive edge is more important than ever. You must have a …

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