What’s your home’s X-Factor?

BOULDER – The most-asked question for any agent is, “How’s the market these days?” We often respond with insights on current market conditions, mortgage rates, appreciation statistics, and predictions on whether the bubble will burst. (Spoiler alert: it always does.)...
Home seller tax tips and information

Home seller tax tips and information

LOVELAND – When selling a home, it’s important to understand the tax implications may follow. We often don’t think about it or realize this until next year, when filing income taxes. Knowing about taxes related to the sale of your home can help you better prepare for...
How much is your home worth?

How much is your home worth?

There are so many ways to answer this question. Some interpret it as “how much is your home worth to you?” Others may answer by how much a home is worth to a buyer. And yet another way to look at it is how much is a home worth to a mortgage lender. These questions...

Home features that drive price appreciation

If you’re a homeowner, a quickly rising real estate market is good news. It’s comforting to see your home value rise. Yet, many homeowners don’t live in the last home they will ever own, making rising prices also a source of anxiety. The question is, what do rising...
Design Recipes: How to Prepare for an Estate Sale

Design Recipes: How to Prepare for an Estate Sale

When a loved one passes on, there are a number of financial aspects that need to be handled, including in many instances the sale of one’s home. For most Americans, their home is their single biggest asset, and for those loved ones and heirs left behind, ensuring the...

5 home issues that could scare away potential buyers

Home sellers often think that receiving an offer is the most important milestone in the home selling process. The reality is, there are several critical milestones that must be reached before reaching the closing table. One early milestone is the home inspection. To...

How much does it cost to sell a house?

While most people save for and anticipate the costs associated with buying a home, not everyone realizes that selling a house also comes with its share of fees. In some cases, these fees can as much as 10 percent of the home’s sale price. While many of these charges...

Why the Internet will never replace a Realtor

BOULDER – The rise of the Internet has made nearly every transaction faster, smarter, and – in many cases – less personal. Who could argue that ordering goods off Amazon has the same human element as heading to your local market? While the Internet’s ability to...

Tips for sellers on negotiating multiple offers

The Colorado real estate market continues to be competitive due to low inventory and high demand. This means that multiple offers are more likely if you are selling your home this year. Receiving multiple offers is a dream scenario for most sellers, but it’s important...

Top 5 things buyers look for in a home

Every buyer is different, they have different tastes in décor, preferences for layout and home amenities, location needs, etc. However, they also have many things in common. They all tend to look for certain qualities in a home when buying. As a seller, or potential...

Moving? Here are some packing tips

Packing to move is never fun; it’s a lot of time-consuming work. But it pays to do it right. I once had a client who left it to the last minute and had her young children quickly box the things in their own bedrooms. Her little boy – elementary school age at the time...
Common home odors to address before showing your home

Common home odors to address before showing your home

We know this is an uncomfortable topic to cover, but it’s nevertheless an important one. If you’re planning to sell your home this spring, it’s important to be aware of certain home odors that can be a huge issue for potential buyers. Addressing these can improve your...
How to improve your home’s curb appeal

How to improve your home’s curb appeal

Planning on selling your house this spring? In this time of low housing supply, the hour you put your Boulder County home on the market (live on the Multiple Listings Service), there is a good chance interested buyers will start driving by your property. Despite all...