Highlands Ranch CO | Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy


Highlands Ranch CO | Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

As Highlands Ranch has grown over the years, many neighborhoods have been developed, each with it’s own distinction and personality.  Highlands Ranch is in Douglas County and has 3 zip codes – 80126, 80129 and 80130.  There are approximately 29 schools including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and charter schools.  Click here for Highlands Ranch school information.  All residents of Highlands Ranch belong to the Highlands Ranch Community Association, which provides access to all 4 HRCA recreation centers.

Today, I would like to discuss why Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much, it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends may tell you that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong!

Homes are more affordable right now than at almost any time in our country’s history, except for the foreclosure years (2009-2015) when homes sold at major discounts. Below is a chart from the most recent Black Knight Mortgage Monitor.  It shows the percentage of median income needed to buy a medium-priced home in the country today compared to before the housing bubble and bust.  As you can see, the percentage of income necessary to buy a home is less now than during the housing crash.


The Mortgage Monitor also reveals home affordability is better today than it was in the late 1990s in 47 of 50 states.

Real Estate Bottom Line

Your friends and family have your best interests at heart. However, when it comes to buying your first home or selling your current house, their advice may be based on inaccurate information.  If you want to purchase a home and have questions, let’s get together to discuss what the best move is for YOU!

Source: KCM Marcy Ruberto Blog

To protect your interests and ensure you make the best possible decisions, it’s important you have a knowledgeable agent on your side who is an expert in the local real estate market. As your real estate agent I promise:


I am happy to provide you with the most updated strategic information for your home purchase in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

To reach me, please call 303-638-6536 or email marcy@premierdenverhouses.com

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