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...

5 reasons to spend your home equity (with caution)

Borrowing against the equity in your home can often be a good way to get access to cash quickly. You have several loan options, such as a cash-out refinance, home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC), but you need to have a good reason for tapping the...
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...
IRS to look into Bitcoin transactions between 2012-2015

IRS to look into Bitcoin transactions between 2012-2015

  Bitcoin, if you’ve been paying attention as of late, has been all the rage – it’s up, it’s down, it’s something we wish we’d invested in back in 2016. But now it’s in the news for another reason: Uncle Sam wants his cut. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service proved...

Denver most recovered city since Great Recession

DENVER – Denver receives many ‘Best of’ acclaims and this is one top ranking the city can be especially proud of. The Mile High City ranked No. 1 for recovering more from the Great Recession than any U.S. city. The Great Recession had a huge impact on the national...

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...
How Does a Fed Rate Increase Affect Mortgage Rates?

How Does a Fed Rate Increase Affect Mortgage Rates?

In news from the financial world, it’s expected that the US Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee will raise interest rates before the end of the year. Experts are predicting a 60% chance of an increase. This is exceeding expectations; just recently, experts set the...
Preparing to sell your home in 2018

Preparing to sell your home in 2018

LOVELAND – At this time of year, many homeowners start thinking about selling in the upcoming Spring or Summer. If you are one of them, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. The tips below will help make your future home sale just a little bit easier. Delay...