Buying a home with pet & smoke odors? Here’s how to get rid of them!

Buying a home with pet & smoke odors? Here’s how to get rid of them! Dear Dave, After months of house hunting, we have found one that is within our budget and which perfectly suits our needs. The problem is house odors. The sellers are an older couple who both smoke and who have a …

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ASK DAVE: Tips for Choosing the Best Realtor to Sell Your Home

ASK DAVE: Tips for Choosing the Best Realtor to Sell Your Home Hello Dave,  Let’s assume that I have done my homework and I have decided on a Realtors’ office based on brand name recognition, market share, aggressive marketing, reputation and other factors. Now what? Is there a way that I can pick an agent …

Fruita Real Estate and the Love/Hate/Love Pet Issue

Fruita Real Estate and the Love/Hate/Love Pet Issue Pets and Fruita real estate have a love/hate/love relationship—a strong one. For prospective Fruita buyers and renters who own pets, a home’s suitability can be a make-or-break element in their decision. But how the home sellers handle their own pet wrangling is another matter entirely. The statistics …

Selling Grand Junction Homes Without Unwanted Baggage

Selling Grand Junction Homes Without Unwanted Baggage There is no denying that the words “FIRE SALE!” and “CHEAP!” and “PRICES SLASHED!” and “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!” have long been used to spur sales. Bargain hunters of all stripes are being asked to take a second look wherever those attention-snagging phrases are promoted. When it comes …

Next for Mesa County Trailblazers: Shipping Container Homes?

Next for Mesa County Trailblazers: Shipping Container Homes? I don’t know about you, but when I used to hear the term “affordable housing” I’d think of value-priced Mesa County condominium listings, some of the nicer area mobile home parks, or maybe fixer-uppers likely to be snatched up by professional house flippers (ultimately to become slightly …

Fruita Home Loan Rates React to Fed Announcement

Fruita Home Loan Rates React to Fed Announcement Last week, local home loan observers were hardly surprised by the news that the Fed’s key borrowing rate—the one that’s most important where Fruita home loan interest rates are concerned—was left as-is. At least for the moment. What that indicated to most educated guessers was that the …