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COLORADO REAL ESTATE ARTICLES

Step 15 to Buying a Home: Reading the Inspection Report

Step 15 to Buying a Home: Reading the Inspection Report

Once the inspection report comes back, we will need to review it thoroughly. Don’t be surprised if it looks like a book with many items marked “to be repaired”. This is typical. We’ve never seen an inspection report that didn’t have at least 5 items that needed repair. However, there is a big...

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Step 14 to Buying a Home: Tips for Attending the Home Inspection

Step 14 to Buying a Home: Tips for Attending the Home Inspection

Attending the home inspection is one of the most important parts of buying a new home as it’s a huge financial investment with long term repercussions and you want to make sure the home you’re buying is in good shape. Therefore, we feel strongly that buyers should always be at the home...

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Step 13 in Buying a Home: What is the Inspection Period?

Step 13 in Buying a Home: What is the Inspection Period?

Now that a contract has been executed and earnest money dropped off, we are officially in the inspection time period.  This time is for the inspection, getting and reviewing the report, and giving any objection to the seller for review. It takes approximately 7 - 10 days from start to finish....

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Step 8 to Buying a Home: I Have an Accepted Contract, Now What?

Step 8 to Buying a Home: I Have an Accepted Contract, Now What?

Congratulations on having an accepted contract on a house, but now what? Often contracts are accepted verbally by the seller’s agent first while signatures are gathered from the sellers.  It can take 1 – 2 days for all parties to sign and return the contract so be patient. Until we have an...

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Step 9 to Buying a Home: Your Earnest Money Check

Step 9 to Buying a Home: Your Earnest Money Check

Now that your offer has been accepted by the seller and we have an executed contract, it’s time to drop off your earnest money check. Earnest money checks need to be dropped off within 1-3 business days of contract execution.  We will email you exactly how much your earnest money check should...

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Step 18 to Buying a Home: Hire Movers & Start Packing!

Step 18 to Buying a Home: Hire Movers & Start Packing!

Now that your inspection period is done, it’s safe to hire movers and start packing!  Call now to get moving estimates and secure a mover as they often get booked up weeks in advance.  Also, if you’re moving into a condo building, check with the Property Management Company to see if...

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Step 24 to Buying a Home: Attending the Walkthrough

Step 24 to Buying a Home: Attending the Walkthrough

Once you’ve received the Clear to Close, we’ll schedule the final walk through.  This usually occurs the day before or morning of closing and is a chance for you to walk through the property and make sure it’s in the same condition as it was during the inspection. The walk through takes about...

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NATIONAL REAL ESTATE ARTICLES

How Do Climate Risks Affect Your Next Home?

How Do Climate Risks Affect Your Next Home?

Climate change is impacting where people buy homes. As the experts at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) explain:“Sixty-three percent of people who have moved since the pandemic began say they believe climate change is—or will be—an issue in the place they currently live.”If you’re...

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How VA Loans Can Help You Buy a Home

How VA Loans Can Help You Buy a Home

For over 80 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone you know has served in the military, it's important to learn about this program and its benefits.Here are some key things to know about VA loans before buying a home.Top...

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Your Agent Is the Key To Pricing Your House Right [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Agent Is the Key To Pricing Your House Right [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsThe asking price for your house can impact your bottom line and how quickly it sells.Both under- and overpricing have drawbacks. So to find the right price for your house, lean on your agent for their expertise.Don’t pick just any price for your listing. Trust your real estate...

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Questions You May Have About Selling Your House

Questions You May Have About Selling Your House

There’s no denying mortgage rates are having a big impact on today’s housing market. And that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house and make a move.Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them.1....

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How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

Are big investors really buying up all the homes today?If you’re trying to find a house to buy, this may be something you’re wondering about. Maybe you’ve read about it or seen reels on social media saying investors buying all the homes is making it even harder to find what the average buyer is...

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Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

If one of the main reasons you’re hesitant to buy a home is because you’re worried about the upkeep, here’s some information you may find interesting on both new home construction and existing homes (a home that’s been lived in by a previous owner).Newly Built Homes Need Less Upfront Maintenance...

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What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

If you’re thinking of making a move this year, there are two housing market factors that are probably on your mind: home prices and mortgage rates. You’re wondering what’s going to happen next. And if it’s worth it to move now, or better to wait it out.The only thing you can really do is make the...

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Should I Rent or Buy a Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Should I Rent or Buy a Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWhile renting may be less expensive in some areas right now, there are two big benefits homeownership provides that renting can’t. ​Owning a home means you get to say goodbye to rising rents and hello to stability. It also gives you the chance to gain equity as home values rise over...

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The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

There’s no denying the last couple of years have been tough for anyone trying to buy a home because there haven’t been enough houses to go around. But things are starting to look up.There are more homes up for grabs this year. The graph below uses the latest data from Realtor.com to show in April...

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