You Need to Know These Home Buying Tips Before Moving to Colorado
Whether you are planning to move to Colorado or already live here, making sure you are prepared to buy a new home is essential.
We are likely going to see a decrease in first-time homebuyers because of rising costs. Experts estimate that the average price of a Colorado home is going to increase by over $200,000 by 2030.
Many New Residents Are Moving In
For us Coloradans, we are not surprised when we hear "I'm new to Colorado!" from people we are meeting.
You look around and see countless license plates from Texas, California, New York, and all over.
For example, Fort Collins is now known as a boomtown. Fort Collins is the 12th fastest-growing city in America.
If you are considering buying a home in Colorado, you should follow these tips. We asked Coloradans for their input on Facebook, and here are their responses.
8 Important Homebuying Tips from Coloradans
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Additional Tips From Experts
If you're a first-time homebuyer, here are some helpful tips from our friends at NerdWallet.
- Save early and take a look at your downpayment, closing costs, and move-in expenses.
- Use a home affordability calculator. This will analyze your paychecks and give you insight into what you can afford.
- Keep an eye on your credit and build.
Additional Things to Consider
I would say the most important thing to consider is to save early and keep your eye on the market for an extended period of time. The market can fluctuate dramatically.
Clever Real Estate says the best time to buy a new home in Colorado is during the summer months. Don't rush into anything. If you do, you might regret it.
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