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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

5 Signs You Are Ready to Buy a Home

5 Signs You Are Ready to Buy a Home

Are you tired of paying increasing rental rates and watching that money go straight into your landlord’s pocket? Are you always saying ‘one day in my house I’ll have…’? Or, are you wishing you could make permanent design changes? Well, sounds like you might be in the market to buy a home....

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Are Zestimates Accurate?

Are Zestimates Accurate?

You see a home on Zillow or the like (we’ll call them portals from here on out) and inquire about its availability with us or another agent… and it’s not for sale.  You’re looking to sell your home and you LOVE the Zestimate, yet the number is completely wrong when you talk to a Realtor. Why?...

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Step 3 to Buying a Home: Download our Homebuyer Checklist

Step 3 to Buying a Home: Download our Homebuyer Checklist

You’ve picked a Realtor (us!). Now what? Now you need to get the big picture of what comes next throughout the entire home buying process which is why we’ve created a handy Checklist for Buying a Home which you can download by clicking here.  This gives you an overview of everything you need...

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Step 26 to Buying a Home: Review Us

Step 26 to Buying a Home: Review Us

Step 28 To Buying Your Home: Review Us! Last step!  Please consider reviewing us. We don’t advertise our services and rely completely on referrals so let us know how we did and consider recommending Wilks Real Estate to your family and friends. The review will be posted onto our website and...

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Step 25 to Buying a Home: Attend Closing

Step 25 to Buying a Home: Attend Closing

Closing day is here! Whoo hoo!  We will all meet at our office or the Title Company to sign all the papers which will officially transfer ownership to you, the Buyer. A few important reminders for closing: Bring your photo ID with you (ideally a driver’s license or passport) Bring your...

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Steps to Buying a Home

Steps to Buying a Home

When we represent you, our buyer, we have your best interests at heart. Whether you’re buying a $100,000 condo or a $10 million home, you will get our full attention, 24/7 availability, access to top vendors and home inspectors as well as our expert and honest advice.   We believe it’s...

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Step 23 to Buying a Home: What is Clear to Close?

Step 23 to Buying a Home: What is Clear to Close?

Soon we should receive what’s called the Clear to Close from your mortgage lender and underwriter. What does Clear to Close mean? Clear to Close means that the lenders and underwriters have looked at all of the paperwork, your bank accounts, etc. and have approved the loan. By giving us the Clear...

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Step 20 to Buying a Home: Set up Homeowner’s Insurance

Step 20 to Buying a Home: Set up Homeowner’s Insurance

One of the things the mortgage underwriter will require you to do at some point during the underwriting process is to set up Homeowner’s Insurance and it is better to get a start on this task now. For most people, your home is the biggest purchase you will ever make and you want to make sure it’s...

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NATIONAL REAL ESTATE ARTICLES

Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

Based on what you’re hearing in the news about home prices, you may be worried they’re falling. But here’s the thing. The headlines aren’t giving you the full picture.If you look at the national data for 2023, home prices actually showed positive growth for the year. While this varies by market,...

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Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

Chances are at some point in your life you’ve heard the phrase, home is where the heart is. There’s a reason that’s said so often. Becoming a homeowner is emotional.So, if you’re trying to decide if you want to keep on renting or if you’re ready to buy a home this year, here’s why it’s so easy to...

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Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership

Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership

Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While progress has been made to improve fair housing access, households of color still face unique challenges on the road to owning a home. Working with the right real estate experts...

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What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they’re coming down. But then you read somewhere else that they’re up again. And that may leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s true.The simplest answer is:...

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Winning Plays for Buying a Home in Today’s Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Winning Plays for Buying a Home in Today’s Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIn today's housing market, you can still come out on top if you have the right team and plan.To win when buying a home, you need to build your team, make strategic plays, consider what’s in and out of bounds, and stand out from the crowd.Connect with a local real estate agent today...

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Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

Are you on the fence about selling your house? While affordability is improving this year, it’s still tight. And that may be on your mind. But understanding your home equity could be the key to making your decision easier. An article from Bankrate explains:“Home equity is the difference between...

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Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year

Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year

On the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed around. Let’s break down what it is and why it’s important if you’re looking to buy a home in 2024.What Pre-Approval IsAs part of the homebuying process, your lender will look at your finances to figure...

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Houses Are Still Selling Fast

Houses Are Still Selling Fast

Have you been thinking about selling your house? If so, here’s some good news. While the housing market isn't as frenzied as it was during the ‘unicorn’ years when houses were selling quicker than ever, they’re still selling faster than normal.The graph below uses data from Realtor.com to tell the...

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