Welcome to round 2 of the NFL playoffs. If you would have
asked me last Saturday what team would be playing the DenverBroncos this week, I would have
bet money on the Kansas City Chiefs. But after an unbelievable collapse by the
Chiefs and an unforeseen win by the San Diego Chargers, here we are. Now I
think this a very winnable game, but only if the following happens:
Don’t get cocky
I’m not sure this is too much of an issue as the Broncos learned
firsthand what cockiness can lead too. Last year, the Broncos entered
their first playoff game as heavy favorites and looking past the Baltimore
Ravens on the way to the Super Bowl. We all know how that turned out. I am
willing to go out on a limb and say this is not a mistake they will make again.
Win, lose or draw (there are no draws in the playoffs), the Broncos will
not under estimate their opponent. The Broncos know what’s at stake. I
don’t have any official stats but I will say this: Peyton Manning does not make
it a habit to lose to the same team twice in one season.
Stop the run
The Chargers beat the Broncos earlier this year by
employing one key strategy: run the ball. By running the ball, the Chargers
were able to dominate the clock and keep Manning on the sidelines. This is a
high risk, high reward strategy. If the Broncos are able to stop the
run, they control field position and often give the Broncos a
shorter field to work with. If the Broncos want to succeed this time around,
they need to force Phillip “Cry Me A” Rivers to beat them through the air,
which is a gamble.
Pedal to the metal
For the Broncos to succeed against the
Chargers, they need to hit the gas early and stay on the pedal. The Chargers
have proven over the last few weeks that they are not slouches. They dominated
a team last week that was considered by some to be the favorite for the Super Bowl.
The last thing they want to do is give Rivers hope for a win. Visit the end
zone early and get Rivers tears a-flowin’ early! Twice this year, we have analyzed Denver vs San Diego for the Real Estate
Showdown and twice Denver has emerged the victor. Is the third
time the charm for the city that was “founded by the Germans in 1909”? In
keeping with last week’s changes, we will continue to look at month’s supply of
inventory as an indicator. These statistics was gathered via the National
Association of Realtors, the Denver Metro Association of Realtors and
California Association of Realtors. Denver, Colorado
Average Sales Price: $332,184
Months Supply of Inventory: 2.25
Percent Change in Average Sales Price (Previous
Year): 10.04% Increase
Percent of Home Ownership: 52%
Home Vacancy Rate: 4.34%
Income Per Capita: $32,051
Unemployment Rate: 7.0% San Diego, California
Average Sales Price: $473,360
Months Supply of Inventory: 2.3
Percent Change in Average Sales Price (Previous
Year): 17.2% Increase Percent of Home Ownership: 49%
Home Vacancy Rate: Not Reported
Income Per Capita: $33,135
Unemployment Rate: 7.4% Well, no surprise here, San Diego has a higher average sales
price. Why is that? Stuff’s more expensive…boom! Expert Analysis! What’s
interesting is that both cities have pretty similar month’s supply of
inventory, meaning both cities are in sellers markets. This means demand out
weighs supply and it’s a great time to sell homes in these markets. Also the
appreciation is higher in San Diego than it is in Denver. Here’s the one stat I have mentioned
each time Denver plays San Diego and still trips me up:
The income per capita is only slightly higher in San Diego than it is in Denver and yet the average sales price is twice
as high in San Diego. Checkout next weeks Real Estate Showdown
when we compare Denver to...whoever
the Broncos play
next. In the meantime, give me a call if you are
thinking of buying or selling a home and would like help squashing the
competition! Matthew Koller is part of the Carr Peck
& Associates at Keller Williams. Carr Peck & Associates were 6thin
Denver Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and has been recognized by the Wall
Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling teams in the country.
For more information feel free to contact
him or call 303-704-3286.
Photo courtesy of www.denverbroncos.com
Author:Jason Peck Phone: 720-446-6301 Dated: January 11th 2014 Views: 4,063 About Jason: ...
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