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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

Homeownership: The Heart of the American Dream

Homeownership: The Heart of the American Dream

Everyone’s vision for the future is personal and unique. But for many, common goals include success, freedom, and prosperity — values closely tied to having your own home and the iconic feeling of achieving the American Dream.A recent survey by Bankrate reveals exactly that: homeownership is still...

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Homeowners Gained $28K in Equity over the Past Year

Homeowners Gained $28K in Equity over the Past Year

If you own a home, your net worth has probably gone up a lot over the past year. Home prices have been rising, which means you're building equity much faster than you might think. Here’s how it works.Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan.Over the past year, there...

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Real Estate Still Holds the Title of Best Long-Term Investment

Real Estate Still Holds the Title of Best Long-Term Investment

With all the headlines circulating about home prices and mortgage rates, you may be asking yourself if it still makes sense to buy a home right now, or if it’s better to keep renting. Here’s some information that could help put your mind at ease by showing that investing in a home is still a...

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What To Do When Your House Didn’t Sell

What To Do When Your House Didn’t Sell

If your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, it’s totally natural to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment. And as you’re working through that, you’re probably also wondering what went wrong and what you should do next.If you still need to move and want to get it back on the market,...

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Housing Market Forecast for the 2nd Half of 2024 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Housing Market Forecast for the 2nd Half of 2024 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWondering what the second half of the year holds for the housing market? Here’s what expert forecasts say. Home prices are expected to climb moderately. Mortgage rates are forecast to come down slightly. And, home sales are projected to hold steady.If you have questions about what...

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The Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal

The Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal

When you decide to buy your first home, you may come across a number of terms and conditions you’re not familiar with. While you may have a general idea of what an inspection is, maybe you’re not sure why you need one or how it’s different from an appraisal. To keep it simple, here’s an explainer...

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Focus on Time in the Market, Not Timing the Market

Focus on Time in the Market, Not Timing the Market

Should you buy a home now or should you wait? That’s a big question on many people’s minds today. And while what timing is right for you will depend on a lot of other personal factors, here’s something you may not have considered.If you’re able to buy at today’s rates and prices, it may be better...

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How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

You want your house to sell fast. And you may be wondering how long the whole process is going to take. One way to get your answer? Work with a local real estate agent.They have the expertise to tell you how quickly homes are selling in your area and what’s impacting timelines for other sellers....

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