Federal Reserve Prime Rate Prediction

Federal Reserve Prime Rate Prediction

BOULDER – The financial forecast is one with rising temperatures: the Federal Reserve is predicted to raise the Prime Rate as many as three times this year. This is important because home equity lines are directly tied to the prime rate. When the rate goes up, the...
What is Blockchain technology?

What is Blockchain technology?

  You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin, a form of cryptocurrency that’s in high demand and expected to continue growing in popularity. In a previous article, we covered the basics of Bitcoin, and the new tax laws that may affect investors. However, you may not be familiar...
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...
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,...