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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

The Downsides of Selling Your House Without an Agent

The Downsides of Selling Your House Without an Agent

Some HighlightsConsidering selling your house without an agent? You should know there are some serious downsides to handling it on your own.You’ll be missing out on marketing tools that draw in more buyers, pricing and market expertise, essential negotiation skills, in-depth knowledge of the fine...

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Why a Vacation Home Is the Ultimate Summer Upgrade

Why a Vacation Home Is the Ultimate Summer Upgrade

Summer is officially here and that means it’s the perfect time to start planning where you want to vacation and unwind this season. If you’re excited about getting away and having some fun in the sun, it might make sense to consider if owning your own vacation home is right for you.An Ameriprise...

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What You Need To Know About Today’s Down Payment Programs

What You Need To Know About Today’s Down Payment Programs

There's no denying it's gotten more challenging to buy a home, especially with today's mortgage rates and home price appreciation. And that may be one of the big reasons you’re eager to look into grants and assistance programs to see if there’s anything you qualify for that can help. But...

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Worried About Mortgage Rates? Control the Controllables

Worried About Mortgage Rates? Control the Controllables

Chances are you’re hearing a lot about mortgage rates right now. You may even see some headlines talking about last week’s Federal Reserve (the Fed) meeting and what it means for rates. But the Fed doesn’t determine mortgage rates, even if the headlines make it sound like they do.The truth is,...

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Do Elections Impact the Housing Market?

Do Elections Impact the Housing Market?

The 2024 Presidential election is just months away. As someone who’s thinking about potentially buying or selling a home, you’re probably curious about what effect, if any, elections have on the housing market.It’s a great question because buying or selling a home is a major decision, and it’s...

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Real Estate Is Still the Best Long-Term Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Real Estate Is Still the Best Long-Term Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsAccording to a recent poll from Gallup, real estate has been voted the best long-term investment for twelve straight years.That’s because a home is so much more just than a roof over your head. It’s also an asset that typically grows in value over time. If you’ve been debating if it...

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Homebuilders Aren’t Overbuilding, They’re Catching Up

Homebuilders Aren’t Overbuilding, They’re Catching Up

You may have heard that there are more brand-new homes available right now than the norm. Today, about one in three homes on the market are newly built. And if you’re wondering what that means for the housing market and for your own move, here’s what you need to know.Why This Isn’t Like 2008People...

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Savings Strategies Every First-Time Homebuyer Needs To Know

Savings Strategies Every First-Time Homebuyer Needs To Know

If homeownership is on your goal sheet for your future, you’re probably working on your savings. And a big priority is making sure you’ve got a plan in place for things like your closing costs, down payment, and more. Here are a few strategies that can help speed up that process. Budget and Track...

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