Buying Real Estate

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...

McModerns: The new kids on the block

McModerns: The new kids on the block

BOULDER – Throughout America’s suburbs, the oft-ridiculed McMansion has been an architectural mainstay for the past 40 or so years. With their sprawling square footage, mismatched architectural styles and vinyl-meets-foam construction, McMansions are quickly built,...

Buyer negotiation strategies to avoid

LOVELAND – Negotiating the purchase of a home can be tricky. As a home buyer, your goal is to purchase a home for the lowest possible price. However, sometimes your approach can backfire and not lead to a positive result. It’s important to know what buyer negotiation...

The most important attributes of a rural property

The most important attributes of a rural property

NIWOT – If you’re thinking of buying a rural property, there are many factors to consider that may not even cross your radar if you’ve only owned city residences. These attributes will affect how much you enjoy living at your rural property as well as how desirable it...

Builders tap into social media to reach homebuyers

We’ve all seen the way homebuying has changed over the years. Today’s savvy buyers are doing more research ahead of time than ever before, and they walk into a real estate or sales office educated about their choices. Social media – especially Facebook, Pinterest,...

Denver Metro ranks as a top mecca for technology

Denver Metro ranks as a top mecca for technology

  BOULDER – The Boulder-Denver Metro area may see a continuing uptick in high tech workers, if Silicon Valley’s tech workers fulfill on their longing. More than two-thirds of Silicon Valley workers see themselves pursuing their tech careers outside of the industry’s...

Buyer agency FAQs

Buyer agency FAQs

LOVELAND – When purchasing a home in Colorado, you have the option of working with a buyer’s agent. Your agent will work on your behalf and has certain legal responsibilities. If you’re a first time buyer, these buyer agency FAQs may help you better understand this...

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