Buying Real Estate

Hot home trends for 2018

Hot home trends for 2018

Our homes reflect the times we live in, and design trends emerging in 2018 continue that tradition. Housing trends focus on “integrating technology and creating healthy and connected living environments,” home and garden design book author Barbara Ballinger reported...

4 things a home inspection may miss

4 things a home inspection may miss

Even the most thorough home inspections can miss certain issues. Why? Inspectors are often limited on what they can see or access, so it is impossible for them to detect every possible issue in a home. Here are a few things that might not be caught during a home...

11 steps to buying a home

NIWOT – If you’ve never bought a home or it has been a long, long time since you have done so, the process can seem overwhelming. What all needs to be done and when? Like any large task, the process can be broken down into manageable steps. Here are the basics: 1....

5 ways to research a neighborhood before buying

5 ways to research a neighborhood before buying

Moving to a new state or neighborhood can be a bit scary. It’s a big decision, so you’ll probably want to learn everything you can about the area. Here are a few different ways to research a neighborhood before buying a home. Give yourself a tour At home showings, you...

Tax reform impact on home ownership

Tax reform impact on home ownership

LOVELAND – As you’ve probably heard in the news, tax cuts are in the pipeline. There are many proposed changes in the tax reform, which vary a bit from the House and Senate versions of the bill. Three components of the bill directly impact homeowners. Unfortunately,...

What Makes a Real Estate Company Great?

What Makes a Real Estate Company Great?

WK Real Estate and its Unbridled Enthusiasm for Real Estate BOULDER COUNTY - Any serious endeavor requires commitment. Whatever your skill, you get great at it with a lot of practice. At WK Real Estate, everyone – from the leadership to the agents to the support staff...

The Realities of Fix-and-Flips – Part 2

The Realities of Fix-and-Flips – Part 2

BOULDER – Fix and flips are incredibly popular on TV home shows and make these ventures look easy and highly profitable – but are they? In my previous article, “The Realties of Fix-and-Flips – Part 1,” I discussed building a team of experts, which you will need as you...

Realities of fix-and-flips – Part 1

Realities of fix-and-flips – Part 1

BOULDER – Over the years, the thought of “fixing and flipping” has become highly popular. Perhaps this is because of the array of reality TV home shows that make it look so easy.  Many people think taking a run-down property and doing some fix-up can result in reaping...

9 ways to save for a down payment

You’ve found the perfect house. Interest rates are still low. There’s just one thing standing between you and your dream home: a down payment. Don’t abandon your homeownership dreams just yet. Here are nine ways to come up with the cash for your new home. Pay off your...

Comparing one real estate investment to another

Comparing one real estate investment to another

BOULDER – There are several rules of thumb that help you compare different investment properties. The perfect comparison would account for all factors involved in a real estate investment: rent amounts, purchase price, initial investment, appreciation, depreciation,...

5 common homebuyer mistakes to avoid

LOVELAND – Buying a home is a complex process involving many steps, along which you may unknowingly make critical mistakes. Given that a home purchase is one of the biggest investments that you may make in your lifetime, mistakes are certainly something that you want...

Comparing lenders and loan options

Comparing lenders and loan options

  LOVELAND – When buying a home, you may find it helpful to shop around for mortgages. With so many options and information to review, how will you know that you are making a valid comparison? Here are a few tips that may help. Ask about the same loan program Make...

Realtor for Life: Why invest in real estate?

Realtor for Life: Why invest in real estate?

BOULDER – Most people consider their single-family home they live in as an investment in real estate. In fact, when they fill out a financial statement, it is even listed as an asset. It’s true that the home will likely go up in value over the years, and as the loan...

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