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Rate Cut Expected   Financial markets are pricing in an estimated drop in the Fed Funds Rate to 2% will be announced in the upcoming Fed Open Market Committee Meeting.  The next meeting takes place March 18, 2008, with minutes - and the rate announcement - being released the second day of the mee...
Folks:I was featured in the following Denver Post article regarding foreclosures and home auctions.  I wanted to share it with you. You can also see it at  Foreclosures offer bargains, lemonsAlthough it's tempting, buying a house at auction isn't for everyone - and it m...
Well, it looks like warm weather (warmer than last year), lowered interest rates and increased showing activity brought people into the market, by the MEGATON!!!Here are some of the highlights:The overall market swung wildly from 5.7 months of inventory to 7.0 months of inventory. WOW!HOWEVER, AL...
Folks:I was developing some information for a client about the market in Denver.  I wanted to share the market composition with you as well.I would note that the $200k to $300k is the market sweet spot right now, with 4.7 months of inventory.  However, as those folks buy up - and statistics indic...
Here is a link to my "March Real Estate Update": Newsletter is full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter.This month's issue includes topics such as: "When Selling Your...
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Historical Return on Real Estate Now that we have seen how Denver appears to be bucking the trend, nationally, let's look at returns on real estate.  As the story is national in scope, permit me treat it nationally as well.  Let me start this section with a question: Do you recall the couple from...
The Denver Market The data - the S&P/Case-Schiller Index of Home Price Indices - shows just how local real estate markets are.  So, let's look into it more.  Though the overall market is down 8.9% (see article here), the local markets show many different stories.  In the inimitable words of Secre...
You likely heard the headline today: "Home Prices Drop to 20-year Low!"It's been all over the news and the internet.  If you read the headlines, those of you from my generation would be reminded of a skit that Sean Penn did after the 1987 Stock Market Crash on Saturday Night Live.   In that skit,...

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Michael Clarkson is one of Denver's highest profile brokers. He’s been featured in: * Realtor® Magazine three separate times, We offer the expertise and insights that are sought out by media outlets like: * 9News - KUSA Denver * Newsradio 850 KOA Denver - "The Mike Rosen Show" * Radio Colorado Network - "Experts Unplugged" and "Business for Breakfast", which includes: 1060 KRCN Denver / Ft. Collins 1580 KREL Colorado Springs / Pueblo 102.3 KVLE Gunnison / Crested Butte 1450 KSKE Buena * TalkRadio 630 KHOW Denver - "The Real Estate Investor Show w/ Bill Bronchick" * The Denver Post * The Denver Business Journal * The Colorado Association of Real Estate Investors