Forbes Advisor

6 Surprise Costs When Buying A Home

July 2021

“Frugality is a good thing. Just because you qualify for X amount of money doesn’t mean you should buy a home that maxes out your budget,” says Jenny Usaj, co-owner of Usaj Realty in Denver. “It’s prudent to ensure your financial security won’t be compromised with a mortgage payment that is busting at the seams.”

Read the article here. 

WATCH LIVE: Navigating the red-hot housing market in Colorado


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Denver Gazette

Denver homebuyers grappling with frantic seller's market

June 2021:

The article features:

  • “Denver has certainly had low inventory before, but I don’t think its ever seen this extreme amount of demand,” said Jenny Usaj, a Denver-area agent for 15 years and DMAR Market Trends Committee member. "The demand to live in Denver appears unstoppable."
Read the article here.

Realtor Magazine

Agents, Buyers Target Unlisted Homes for More Inventory

May 2021

The article Features:

  • "Agents and buyers have begun writing letters to every owner in a neighborhood the client is interested in to see if anyone is willing to sell, Jenny Usaj, a Denver real estate pro, told NBC-9 News. Usaj says she’s personally received two letters from interested buyers inquiring about whether she’d sell her home or one of her rentals."

Read the article here.

9 News

The Denver real estate market is so crazy people are trying to buy homes that aren't for sale

May 2021

The article features:

  • "Realtors and buyers are writing letters to people in neighborhoods they want to live in to see if there is any interest," said Jenny Usaj, a realtor in Denver. Usaj gets it. She has received two letters from interested buyers to see if she'd be willing to sell her home or one of her rentals.  There's a reason buyers are struggling to find what they want, when they want it."

See the video + article here.


9 backyard improvements that'll increase your home value

April 2021

“Backyard improvements increase your entertaining square footage says Jenny Usaj, employing broker and co-owner of Usaj Realty, a real estate brokerage in Denver, CO. “While not technically heated or cooled to be calculated livable square feet, backyard ‘living rooms’ are certainly a great addition,” she adds.

Read the entire article here.

Hot Tickets: 10 In-Demand Cities Where Home Prices Are Soaring the Most (Some Will Surprise You)

April 2021

#5. Boulder, CO

"Median list price in March: $912,500
Median list price change: 40%

'While it's still a hippy city at heart, it has become financially unobtainable for many,' says Jenny Usaj, co-owner of Usaj Realty.

Demand here is expected to remain high, especially after Google announced it would be expanding its footprint in Boulder this year, adding more offices and bringing in more workers in the coming months."

- Read the whole article here.


Denver homes are flying off the market 41% faster than last year

March 2021

"Jenny Usaj, a DMAR Market Trends Committee member and co-owner of Usaj Realty, told Axios the market is emotional right now.

  • The "perfect storm" of low mortgage rates and a year spent at home is driving the market at a never-before-seen velocity, she said.
  • Usaj made clear that doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad time to buy. Low mortgage rates give buyers more purchasing power, and help make monthly payments more affordable.

A few tips from Usaj, if you're thinking of buying:

  1. Go slow to go fast. Denver's market is quick and expensive, so get clear on your priorities and true budget before you enter.
  2. Pay attention to how long the home has been on the market. If it's been sitting for more than a week or two, odds are you'll have less competition.
  3. Consider a condo. They're sitting on the market a little longer than single-family homes (31 days in February, compared to 23) and have more approachable price points."
Read the whole article here.

Supersize Me! Here Are the Metros Where Buyers Are Clamoring for Big Homes Again

March 2021

"Demand for large homes was steady before the pandemic, says Jenny Usaj, co-owner of Usaj Realty in downtown Denver. But in recent months, a combination of factors has led to bidding wars and properties coming on and off the market at a head-spinning pace. Interest rates are low, people saved up for a whole year—whether they meant to or not—and people just need more space,' Usaj says." Read more at

Apartment Therapy

How a “Rent Back” Could Help You Win the Bid on Your Dream House

March 2021

“Sellers may need to move quickly or more slowly depending on why they are selling,” explains Jenny Usaj “Being flexible and adjusting the timeline to the seller’s ideal timeline can be the winning term.” Read more at Apartment Therapy.

Inman News

How to set the right price and attract a crowd that buyers will follow by Jenny Usaj

March 2021

"Understanding and anticipating buyer activity is essential when determining the optimal listing price, which will either create urgency or irrelevance." Read more of this Inman News article written by Jenny Usaj! Read the article here.

Denver Business Journal

Matt Wilson | People on the Move

February 2021

The article features:

  • "Matt Wilson is a passionate and conscientious Vail Real Estate professional. With a background in the luxury hospitality industry, Matt made the transition to real estate in 2017, taking along with him his ability to create extraordinary customer experiences and treat clients with the utmost care and professionalism. As a certified Vail Pro, certified Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, and certified ePro, working with Matt ensures a seamless, enjoyable, and informative experience."

Yahoo! Finance

Matt Wilson Joins Usaj Realty to Provide Luxury Services to Vail

January 2021

The article features:

  • "Matt Wilson joins Usaj Realty as a Broker Associate expanding the brokerage's presence to Vail Valley. Wilson will develop and facilitate real estate transactions in the Vail Valley while parlaying his extensive background in the hospitality industry to bring superior white-glove service to clients looking to buy or sell real estate." - Yahoo Finance

Shoutout Colorado

"Meet Jenny Usaj: Owner and Employing Broker at Usaj Realty"

Jenny and Anton Usaj on a hike

January 2021

The article features a Q&A with Jenny Usaj:

  • "Hi Jenny, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?: I felt that starting a business provided a unique opportunity to build a community-based brand; build strong community partnerships, offer an expert level of customer service, and curate a collaborative culture. These are the guiding principles and foundation that Usaj Realty was built on."- Shoutout Colorado

Denver Business Journal

"Denver-area housing market caps off 2020 with another record-setting month"

January 2021

The article features:

  • With over 62,000 homes sold, 2020 broke Denver's record for home sales. Read Jenny Usaj's take on the Denver Metro housing market by reading the below article by the Denver Business Journal.

Denver Business Journal

"As Denver's housing inventory hits another historic low, listings $1M and up take center stage"

December 2020

The article features a quote from Jenny Usaj:

  • "Denver buyers should be prepared to lose a bid or two before winning their dream home," said Jenny Usaj, owner of Usaj Realty and a member of DMAR's Market Trends Committee. "Competition for well-positioned luxury homes is fierce." - Denver Business Journal


What’s it like to shop for a home in “the toughest market to buy a house in Denver metro history”?

November 2020

The article features:

  • Read Denverite's article on how Kristina Casinelli - Realtor helped her clients land their dream home in what has been called the “toughest market to buy a house in Denver metro history."

Denver Post

"Buyers favored bigger suburban homes during pandemic"

November 2020

The article features:

  • The popularity of larger, suburban, and multigenerational homes has been just one effect COVID has had on the housing market. Read more by the Denver Post and see our very own Jenny Usaj's take on it all.

Growth Launcher

"How Jenny Usaj is Crushing the Denver Real Estate Market"

August 2020

The article features:

  • Growth Launcher takes an in-depth look at some of Usaj Realty's digital marketing efforts and lays them out as advice to small businesses everywhere.

Denver Real Producers

"Kristina Casinelli: The Power of Integration"


July 2020

The article features:

  • "Kristina Casinelli of Usaj Realty always dreamt of running her own business. She comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Raised in a small town in northern Nevada, she always looked up to her father, who built a successful diesel engine parts business, which he operated for over 20 years.

    Kristina worked with various non-profits throughout college. She ultimately decided to become a teacher and taught English in Spain after graduating. A lifelong explorer, she has lived and worked in both South America and Europe. Her adventures include five continents—including Antarctica. After her time working in Spain, she moved to Colorado to teach 3rd grade.

    Kristina originally intended to obtain her real estate license in order to find investment opportunities for her family. As she learned more about the process and promise of real estate, she wanted to help others achieve the same opportunities. She felt that a career in real estate perfectly blended her intrinsic motivation for helping people with her lifelong desire of running a business and being an entrepreneur."

Voyager Denver

Meet Megan Ivy

Megan Ivy

May 2020

The article features:

  • Megan answers some thoughtful career questions from Voyage Denver, an LA based company that interviews creatives and entrepreneurs and tells their stories. Megan shared where her real estate journey has taken her and how she believes that "Real Estate can and should be conducted with heart and soul. I run a Real Estate business that is client-focused and keeps kindness at its core. I’ve found that one of the greatest benefits of developing my own business is that it can become whatever I want it to be. I have been able to craft a path that reflects and grows with who I am and what I want to put out into the world. I can exist in this space and care just as much, or more about nurturing relationships as I do closing deals. I can focus on doing the right and honorable thing and still help my clients accomplish all of their financial and lifestyle goals. I can be abundantly kind, and still drive a hard negotiation and stand up fiercely for my clients. I can empathize with all parties in a transaction and also strive to put my client’s interests above all else. I can be both, AND." Find the whole article here.

Denver Business Journal

"Prospective Denver homebuyers have fewer options heading into March"

March 2020

The article features a quote from Jenny Usaj:

  • "The luxury market is off to a hot start in 2020, with 260 detached homes sold so far. That's a 15.56% increase from the same period in 2019.

    There's still some room for negotiation, however; luxury residences are selling at 96.63% of the asking price.

    'This is noteworthy as homebuyers in lower price points are competing with multiple offers,' said Jenny Usaj, DMAR Market Trends Committee member and Denver real estate agent." - Denver Business Journal


"The Brighton Boulevard area has gone from almost no homes to hundreds"

September 2019

The article features:

  • "Jenny Linne Usaj, managing broker at Usaj Realty and a member of the Denver Metro Area Realtors Market Trends Committee, pulled together data from CoStar, a commercial database, on sales in the area from 2001 to Sept. 1, 2019. Lots on Brighton sold for less than $20 a square foot in 2002 and 2003. This year, the price was about $200." Read the entire article here >>


"The average home in Denver now costs $540,624"

September 2019

The video features:

  • Jenny Usaj was featured on 9NEWS with Kyle Clark regarding the rising home prices in Denver. 

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Usaj Realty Named Top Instagram Account

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January 2016

 A note from us:

  • We are truly honored to have been chosen by Placester as one of the best Real Estate Instagram accounts! They chose “20 outstanding accounts run by agents, brokers, and firms from all over the globe (listed in no particular ranking or order).” Usaj was chosen due to our focus on personalized, informative, and our fun giveaways! Instagram has been a fun way for us to connect with local Denver residents by answering questions and informing them about new listings and events we are hosting. As an office, we are continuously partaking and planning team building outings and fundraising for local nonprofits. We are proud of our lively culture and are happy to have a platform like Instagram to share these moments with the world. 

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