Nikki Arnold's Blog Posts

What’s Happening with Home Prices?

Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next

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Should I Update My House Before I Sell It?

Some HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your agent to be your guide.If the market is flooded with

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Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals are highly experienced in how to sell houses

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The Truth About Today’s Buyer Demand...What you NEED to know

When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it can be hard to know what to believe, put your trust in the

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Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the-

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Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical

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Important Things To Know About Homeownership

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for HomeownershipAs rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent

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Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans...How?

Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR):“Conventional conforming

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More Young People Are Buying Homes...Why is that?

There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home as a reason

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4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures...

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four

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What Are 3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now?

If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE);

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Could Waiting To Buy a Home Cost You?

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again.The longer the wait, the more you’ll pay,

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Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand. Should You Buy a New Build?

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear...

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what

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Making Sure You Price Your Home Right When Selling. What you need to know!

There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the

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5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an Offer!

When it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect place to call home. The problem is, in today’s market there just aren’t that many homes available to purchase. With

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Owning a Home Has Distinct Financial Benefits Over Renting!

Some HighlightsWhen you rent, you build your landlord’s wealth, your monthly payment depends on ever-rising rents, and you don’t benefit from home price appreciation.On

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Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year!

Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth often grows without you even realizing it. In a

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Why This Is Not Like 2008 Again

During the Great Recession, just over a decade ago, the financial systems the world depended on started to collapse. It created a panic that drove some large companies out of business (ex. Lehman

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Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This Summer!

Some HighlightsLonger days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to the home of your dreams?If your needs have changed,&

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Is Buying a Home a Better Investment Than Buying Stocks?

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than StocksA recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners&

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How Long Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to

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Planning to Move?

Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next HomeThis year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to 

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Don't Be Fooled!

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate HeadlinesDon’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April,

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The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You?

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year? Let's Hope So!

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s

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It’s a Sellers’ Market! Will you be one of them?

Some HighlightsOver the past year, homeowners have gained an unprecedented opportunity to sell with great success while buyer demand is soaring.With homes selling twice as fast as they did

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What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment? Do you have to have 20% Down?

If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s

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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You?

The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the

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Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice!

As we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to reflect on everything that’s changed and wonder what

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Did You Know there are Mortgage Recourses to Help You with Your Down Payment?

Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low

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Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision?

In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to

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Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need!

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis,

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3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year!

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental

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Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move?

The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for

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It Pays to Sell with a Real Estate Agent

Some HighlightsToday, it’s more important than ever to have an expert you trust to guide you as you sell your house.From your safety throughout the process to the complexity of negotiating the

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to

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Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season!

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the

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Thinking of Moving?

Thinking of Moving? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re ready to sell your house but you’re worried about finding one to move into, why not invest in a brand-new home built just for?

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The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale

Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American,

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Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the,

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Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move !

Some HighlightsAccording to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity.Over the past year, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity, growing

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Why Is Pricing Your Home Right Essential?

In today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National

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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move Yet!

If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one.

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What's the Latest on Unemployment Rates in the U.S.

The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%Last Friday, the Bureau for Labor Statistics released their Employment Report for August 2020. The big surprise was that the unemployment

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Makes Sense! It's Not Just About the Price of the Home. Did you know?

It’s Not Just About the Price of the HomeWhen most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else

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Are You Working From Home? How's it going for you?

How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially

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5482 S Ireland Way OPEN HOUSES this weekend!

https://matrix.recolorado.com/matrix/shared/j1W15YCz17/5482SIrelandWayCome see this home! It won't be on the market long! Open Houses!Saturday 8/1/2020 from 11-2pmSunday 8/2/2020 from 11

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5585 Happy Canyon Rd. Denver Listing! $540,000

https://matrix.recolorado.com/matrix/shared/gGRcvmyy17/5585HappyCanyonRoadLocation! Location! Location! Nikki Cole ArnoldBroker AssociateEXIT REALTY, DTC383 Inverness Pkwy #140 | ,

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Will You Take Advantage of This? Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound

Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting ReboundWith a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some

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Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?

Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are

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