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Looking for a job in Grand Junction and trying to find out who the largest employers are?

The largest employers in Grand Junction are shown below:
Mesa County District #51
St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center
Colorado Mesa University
State of Colorado
Mesa County
City of Grand Junction
Walmart
Halliburton Energy
Star Trek USA Inc
Community Hospital
City Markets Inc
Hilltop Community Resources Inc
Veterans Health Administration
US Postal Service
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Family Health West
West Star Aviation
McDonald’s
Mesa Developmental Services
Choice Hotels
Home Depot
Union Pacific Railroad

Relocating to the Grand Junction area and need help with buying a home in Grand Junction?  Please call me for assistance as I would be happy to help you in your Grand Junction real estate search.

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The following is highlights from a report Heritage Title recently put out.
*Heritage Title- 970-241-8555

Keep in mind that winter is a slow sales time regardless of activity.  In my opinion, spring/summer are the telltale times of how the market is progressing.

1st Quarter Real Estate Highlights:
*10% fewer sales in 1st quarter 2014 vs 1st quarter 2013
*$133 million in real estate sales in 1st quarter 2014, down 8% from 2013
*median home pricing was for January: $167,400, Feb: $181,950, & March: 159,450
The market peaked in 2008 with a median sales price of $222,000
*Days on Market average was 131 days (2014) vs 153 days (2013).  Keep in mind that days on market for our area include the days that the property is under contract all the way up until the day of sale.
*Home Building: 97 permits issued vs 90 for the same time period last year
*Foreclosure filing dropped from 182 in 2013 to 148 in 1st quarter 2014.  The peak was in 2010 when there was 397 filings.
*resale of foreclosed homes composed 14% of the sales in 2014 (91 of them)  vs 25% in 2013 when there was 181

If you have any questions on market conditions or would like a free evaluation of your home’s value, please let me know.
Great service with equally great listing rates.

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Between 2012 & 2013, the Census Bureau reports that 35.1 million people moved.   So, any guesses as to why 35+ million people moved last year?  Let’s take a look at the Top 15 Reasons people moved in 2013.

#1- New or Better Home/Apartment- 14. 8%
#2- To establish Own Household-  10.4%
#3- New Job or Transfer- 9.0%
#4- Wanted Cheaper Housing- 8.3%
#5- Wanted to Own Home, Not Rent- 5.8%
#6- Closer to Work, Easier Commute- 5.4%
#7- Change in Marital Status- 5.1%
#8- Better Neighborhood, Less Crime- 3.2%
#9- Other Job Related Reason- 2.3%
#10- To Look For Work or Lost Job- 2.1%
#11- Foreclosure/Eviction- 1.8%
#12- Retired- 0.7%
#13- To Attend/Leave College- 0.6%
#14- Health Reasons- 0.4%
#15- Change of Climate- 0.1%

If you find yourself like one of the 35 million americans and are considering moving, please give me a call.  Whether selling your home and moving to the beach (honestly, who else thought change of climate would be much higher?? I did) or a job relocation brings you to the Grand Junction area, I would be happy to help assist you in your real estate endeavors.

Full link to the article used for the above stats can be found at: http://eyeonhousing.org/2013/12/16/top-reasons-americans-moved-in-2013/

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