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We have both Colorado Real Estate specific blog articles as well as National Real Estate blog articles. Take a look around and if you have any questions please let us know.

COLORADO REAL ESTATE ARTICLES

SPOTLIGHT ON MORTGAGES

SPOTLIGHT ON MORTGAGES

Spotlight on Mortgages  Written by Nicole Rueth 10/4/2023 Member of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Local Mortgage Expert at The Rueth Team Nicole Rueth, a local mortgage and market expert writes: October 2023 presents an incredible opportunity for first-time homebuyers to make...

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How are We Different?

How are We Different?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JH8ClsYi44&t=1s The statisticians say that most people know 12 Realtors.  Being a word-of-mouth-based company, we realize that on a daily basis we have to outshine and outperform 11 other agents just to earn their business. Then we must impress them by...

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The Biggest Opportunity for Home Buyers Right Now is…

The Biggest Opportunity for Home Buyers Right Now is…

Builders and Buy-Downs:    Right now, there is a huge opportunity for homebuyers to get a sweet deal from local home builders. Builders are lowering home prices, offering notable incentives to buy-down interest rates as much as 1%-2% lower than market interest rates.  Further,...

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The Biggest Misconception in Real Estate TODAY is…

The Biggest Misconception in Real Estate TODAY is…

Home Value & Interest Rates! Right now, there is so much confusion and misinformation around home values and interest rates and where they are both headed.  First off, if you ever have questions about the real estate or mortgage markets, or your unique personal situation.... please don't...

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The Biggest Opportunity for Home Sellers Right Now is…

The Biggest Opportunity for Home Sellers Right Now is…

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure! Right now, well maintained beautiful homes that are properly marketed and priced ARE selling quickly, sometimes with multiple offers, and occasionally over asking price. However, homes with a long list of deferred maintenance, or a lot of necessary...

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Service Providers We Can Recommend

Service Providers We Can Recommend

The following list is people and companies that we ourselves or our clients have used and trust. This list can change at anytime and we receive nothing in return for referring them. HANDYMAN SERVICES Handyman Connection of Parker | Mike German - Owner | (720) 594-4924 |...

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

How Much Home Can I Afford?

A homebuyer should typically be able to afford a home that is 3 to 3.5 times your annual salary (or income). Another general rule is your total monthly expenses (including the new home) should never be above 45% of your gross (pre-tax) income. For a first time home buyer, we typically recommend...

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How Do I Know If I Hired the Wrong Realtor?

How Do I Know If I Hired the Wrong Realtor?

If you’ve never bought or sold a house before, you’ve probably never worked with a Realtor. You might have been so excited for the process you completely skipped over researching and interviewing prospective Realtors in order to find a really great one.   If you didn’t do your research,...

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NATIONAL REAL ESTATE ARTICLES

Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your Move

Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your Move

No matter how you slice it, buying or selling a home is a big decision. And when you’re going through any change in your life and you need some guidance, what do you do? You get advice from people who know what they’re talking about. Moving is no exception. You need insights from the pros to help...

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Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

Wondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. And if you look at the current number of homes for sale, you’ll see two reasons why.An article from Calculated Risk shows there are 15.6% more homes for sale now compared to the same week last year. That...

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The Truth About Down Payments

The Truth About Down Payments

If you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment. That might be because you’ve heard you need to save 20% of the home’s price to put down. Well, that isn’t necessarily the case.Unless specified by your...

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How Changing Mortgage Rates Impact You [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Changing Mortgage Rates Impact You [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay each month.That’s because even a small change in mortgage rates can have a big impact on your purchasing power. The best way to navigate changing mortgage...

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Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up

Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up

Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re even more confident prices will rise, not fall.So, let’s see exactly how experts’ thinking has shifted – and what’s caused the change.2024 Home Price Forecasts:...

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Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year

Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year

There’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but here’s what you really need to know: compared to the near 8% peak last fall, mortgage rates have trended down overall.And if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, this is a big...

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Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it's a dream you can make come true, but there are some hurdles you'll need to overcome in today’s housing market – specifically the limited supply of homes for...

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It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

If you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it'll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition.Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house...

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