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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

The Hidden Costs of Home Buying

The Hidden Costs of Home Buying

When buying a home, many people think they only need to have a down payment ready for closing, however, there are many other fees that have to be paid throughout the process.  So what are these hidden costs, when are they due and how can you prepare for them? Earnest Money:  Earnest...

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Step 11 to Buying a Home: Don’t Spend Extra Money

Step 11 to Buying a Home: Don’t Spend Extra Money

This is very important so please read and take heed! Your mortgage pre-approval was granted to you based on the amount of money you had at the time of the pre-approval in your savings accounts, checking accounts, retirement accounts, etc. It was also based on the amount of debt you had at the time...

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Step 7 to Buying a Home: Scheduling the Home Inspection

Step 7 to Buying a Home: Scheduling the Home Inspection

Once a contract has been submitted, we want to schedule a home inspection asap. It can always be cancelled if we can’t come to terms on the contract. We are happy to help facilitate the scheduling but the inspectors you use are up to you. The 2 inspection companies that our clients use most often...

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Step 6 to Buying a Home: Making an Offer

Step 6 to Buying a Home: Making an Offer

Fabulous! You've found the perfect home! Let’s get the offer together. Before we can put an offer in on a home, we need you to answer the below questions so we have all of the information we need to write up an offer. You can either email us the answers, text them to us, or fill out this quick...

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10 Things Not To Do When Getting a Mortgage and Buying a Home

10 Things Not To Do When Getting a Mortgage and Buying a Home

If you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, you’re probably assuming you can breathe easy and focus on finding the home of your dreams without needing to worry about the loan any further. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it works.   There is a huge difference between being pre-approved for a...

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Protect Yourself: Change Your Social Media Privacy Settings

Protect Yourself: Change Your Social Media Privacy Settings

One of the most important things we ask prospective clients to do is to change their social media privacy settings so that only friends can see what you post, particularly on Facebook.  If you’re not careful, what you post online about yourself or your property can come back to hurt you. For...

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Can I Terminate a Real Estate Contract I Have Already Signed?

Can I Terminate a Real Estate Contract I Have Already Signed?

We often get asked by buyers if they can terminate a real estate contract they’ve signed. The answer is yes! In Colorado we have many times during the contract period that a buyer can review terms and terminate. A few items that can change a buyers mind: Seller's Property Disclosures...

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Step 5 to Buying a Home: Time for Showings

Step 5 to Buying a Home: Time for Showings

You’ve found properties on the MLS you’re interested in seeing, we’ve set up your showings and we head out soon!  Before we hit the showings here are a few important things to know: Wear comfortable slip on shoes as we may be asked to remove our shoes in some homes. If a lot of sunlight is...

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Step 17 to Buying a Home: The Appraisal

Step 17 to Buying a Home: The Appraisal

What is the appraisal? Read this blog post to find out! Who orders the appraisal?  Your mortgage lender will order the appraisal. They will call you to get your payment information soon if they haven’t already. Generally the cost is somewhere between $500 - $750 and is considered part of your...

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NATIONAL REAL ESTATE ARTICLES

The Wealth-Building Power of Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Wealth-Building Power of Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIf you’re trying to decide if buying a home is worth it, consider the long-term benefits, like building equity as home values grow over time.According to the FHFA, home values have increased by 315.7% since 1991.Home equity is one reason owning your own place can really pay off...

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Your Equity Could Make a Move Possible

Your Equity Could Make a Move Possible

Many homeowners looking to sell feel like they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. Today’s mortgage rates are higher than the one they currently have on their home, and that’s making it harder to want to sell and make a move. Maybe you’re in the same boat.But what if there was a...

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The Sweet Spot for Buying Luxury Homes

The Sweet Spot for Buying Luxury Homes

If you’ve been looking for a home at the high end of your market, but haven’t found the right one, you may have put your search on hold. But according to recent data, now may be the time to jump back in. Here’s why. There Are More Luxury Homes To Choose FromWhat’s considered the top-end of the...

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What To Expect if You Buy or Sell a Home This June

What To Expect if You Buy or Sell a Home This June

June is a busy month in the housing market because a lot of people buy and sell this time of year. So, if you’ve got a move on your mind and you’re looking to make it happen this month, here’s a snapshot of what you need to know to make sure you’re ready.If You’re Buying This JuneA lot of...

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More Than a House: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership

More Than a House: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership

With all the headlines and talk about housing affordability, it can be tempting to get lost in the financial side of buying a home. That’s only natural as you think about the dollars and cents of it all.And while you ultimately need to be able to afford a home you buy, don’t lose sight of why...

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Top Reasons To Own a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top Reasons To Own a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsBuying a home has powerful financial and non-financial benefits. It creates more stability, helps grow your net worth, and gives you an undeniable sense of pride.While today’s market can be challenging for buyers, use these reasons to remind you of why homeownership is so...

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The Biggest Mistakes Buyers Are Making Today

The Biggest Mistakes Buyers Are Making Today

Buyers face challenges in any market – and today’s is no different. With higher mortgage rates and rising prices, plus the limited supply of homes for sale, there’s a lot to consider.But, there's one way to avoid getting tripped up – and that’s leaning on a real estate agent for the best possible...

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How an Agent Helps Market Your House

How an Agent Helps Market Your House

You’re ready to sell your house. But what do you need most from your real estate agent? Well, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) asked that very question to recent sellers and found one of the top things they were looking for is help marketing their house to potential buyers. Maybe that’s...

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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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