We live in the greatest city in the world - El Paso, Texas! We want to share with you not only our real estate expertise and knowledge, but also our love of everything the local area offers. Our newsletter is filled with great stories of inspirational news, food ideas, great events in the El Paso area, and whatever is on our mind this month. Enjoy and feel free to forward this email onto your friends and family. We would love to earn their business as well! Visit teamolivas.com or call us at (915) 584-5430.
Patti Olivas Honored for Her Volunteer Efforts to Support Reading!

Patti Olivas was recognized as 2018's Volunteer of the Year by Amistad. She received the Heart of Gold award for her work helping at-risk students in the community. Here is the full video from Channel 9's highlight of Patti's efforts helping encourage children to become stronger readers in the El Paso community. We are so proud of Patti and the acknowledgment of her efforts!

What to Expect in 2018 for Real Estate
The most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”
It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive continued real estate growth in 2018. However, changes on the horizon could significantly impact you if you plan to buy, sell or refinance this year. HOME VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE

El Paso Real Estate Market Report
Monthly Real Estate stats are out and things are looking good in the El Paso Real Estate market!

Single‐family detached home sales in El Paso were 466 for January 2018.

Single family homes saw an average home price of $163,709.

Days on Market
On average homes were on the market for 90 days before being sold.
Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018
We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.
Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home?

So we’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends in home design to help guide you through the process. Whether you’ve planned a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, making smart and informed design choices will help you maximize your return on investment … and minimize the chance of “remodeler’s remorse” down the road.

Top 10 Benefits of Buying a Home: Do You Know Them All?
Buying a home may be the American dream, but it's also a monumental task: You have to clean up your credit, apply for a mortgage, scrape together a down payment, and then move all your worldly possessions in after you close on the deal. Phew!

So then why do millions of Americans go through the trouble? Because they know that whatever headaches and hassles they must endure are far and away outweighed by the many benefits of buying a home. We can help with the process! Visit www.TeamOlivas.com

Selling Your Home? Don't Neglect These 6 Maintenance Tasks—or Else
If you'd like to hear about the specific items we have seen here in the El Paso market - give us a call. We can help you prioritize your to-do list to help get your house ready to sell. Visit www.TeamOlivas.com!

We Would LOVE Your Referral!
We have hundreds of clients here in El Paso and if you are getting this email, you are probably one of them. We strive to do the very best job for every client and we know each of you have close friends and family that we would love to help with all of their real estate needs. Have them give us a call at: (915) 584-5430 or visit www.teamolivas.com!