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Wednesday, September 9, 2020   /   by Steven Laakso

Gillette Market Trends

2020 has been a forgettable or maybe an unforgettable year to say the least! We have been in the unknown for so long, with Covid-19, the energy industry and all time low interest rates. Yet the Gillette real estate market has continued to stay steady. The inventory is staying low (223 Active listings on 9/9/20), and the buyer activity is continuing to stay strong. Through August our average days on market were 87 days! Coal industry is way down with very little light at the end of the tunnel and oil is still at extremely low numbers meaning our community should be suffering. This doesn't seem to be the case. We haven't had the mass exodus of people and actually we see people moving in to town. Growing up in Gillette most of my life, I have always known Wyoming is a great State to live in. Now with more and more people learning to work remotely, people from the coasts and larger cities are starting to realize that Wyoming is a great State as well. We have seen some properties go under c ...

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Thursday, March 17, 2016   /   by Steven Laakso

Chillin with our Peeps

It's that time of year when we celebrate Easter, renewal and gratitude to our extended family of clients. This weekend we have planned an Easter Egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, food and fellowship and fun at our annual customer appreciation event. Fun fact - Steve likes Peeps Marshmallow candy and we decided to plan this years event around their marshmallow, sugary deliciousness. The event will be held at Uncle Freddie's from 10-11am on March 19. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to follow the fun and see the great photos from our sugar high. We appreciate you so come hang with our peeps and "Give Peeps a Chance"! \

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Thursday, February 18, 2016   /   by Steven Laakso

2016 Market Snapshot for Februrary

Our market has changed since last year and it will be interesting to see where it is headed. Although the market is down in the number of homes sold, the average sales price was up due to a couple of higher end homes selling. The majority of the sales are coming in the $200,000-$300,000 price point with the average days on the market of 158. I feel this may be a year of OPPORTUNITY for people. If you are in a starter home looking to upgrade, this may be the time to do so. Although you may not be able to get top dollar for your current home, you may be able to make it up on your purchase. If you are interested in finding out the value for your home please give us a call for a FREE market evaluation.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016   /   by Steven Laakso

Baseball and Real Estate; How to get a Home Run

Getting You Home ; Swing for the fences with The Steve Laakso Real Estate Team! 660-8237 Camarae Kelley & 680-4956 Steve Laakso
 The Major League Baseball season lasts over six months – that’s a lot of training, practices and games. Searching for the perfect home or preparing your own home to sell can take a long time as well.
 -For homebuyers, your season involves watching mortgage rates, touring homes and negotiating prices.
 -For sellers, the season means preparing your home for showings, packing and moving, and home inspections. Patience is key.
 - Be coachable: Consider your real estate agent like your third-base coach. You’re running full speed from second base and you’re feeling good – you want to go all the way home. Your real estate agent has the training and tools to foresee curve balls in the home buying and selling process that you might not be aware of.
 - In the real estate industry, the good news is you h ...

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