Home Buying Tips
While this past year has been anything but normal, it is now routine to see Colorado receive distinctions left and right, especially when it comes to the quality of life and economic vitality.
With the cost of real estate today, the 20 percent down rule is no longer so hard and fast.
The first quarter in 2021 showed a decrease in inventory, an uptick in home prices and emerging priorities for home buyers.
Pondering the thought of moving? You will undoubtedly want to compare housing affordability in the area you would like to relocate to
Greeley is now one of the most sought-after places to buy a home and settle in for the long haul because unlike Cinderella, the city won’t go back to what it was after midnight.
The oft-touted virtue may be our best recourse against roller coaster emotions, snap decisions, and sky-high expectations.
If you don’t have a CLUE, don’t be embarrassed! Most Americans are CLUE-less and have never heard of the CLUE database, but if you are a home buyer or home seller, it’s probably a good idea to get a CLUE!
If you’re a homebuyer in Boulder Valley, prepare yourself for a possible bidding war on that property you love.
To lock or not to lock, that is the home buyer’s choice. However, buyers need to understand this is a commitment from both the mortgage lender and themselves to close at the agreed upon interest rate.
As you pay on your mortgage, the loan balance goes down a little each month. Once it is less than 80 percent of the original value, you can request the PMI be removed.
According to RE/MAX of Boulder Managing Broker Todd Gullette, 2021 is starting off with a record-low number of homes available to buy.
Bidding wars are becoming increasingly common due to limited inventory, so it’s quite possible you could find yourself submitting one of multiple offers.
In my previous article, I introduced an overview of a SDIRA and its requirements. In this article, I will explain more details and the process for purchasing real estate in your SDIRA.
Anyone can use their retirement plan to invest in real estate – you just need to have the proper plan in place.
In sharp contrast to the “slacker” stereotype that has defined their generation, millennials aren’t living in parents’ basements. They’re buying multimillion-dollar homes.
Affordability surprises first-time homebuyers while parental assistance, savings and compromises prove common, survey finds
For first-time homebuyers looking to buy in 2021, a new survey from Realtor.com® indicates that getting finances in order is a critical place to start.
According to Realtor.com’s recent luxury market report, wealthy buyers are exiting metropolises in favor of suburban and more remote living.
The ability to work from home has changed the behavior of homebuyers. Not only are they searching for floor plans that offer home office and homeschooling spaces, they are no longer tied to a specific location.
The secret has long been out: Colorado is a beautiful place to live, especially if you enjoy outdoor living.
The real estate industry has its own lingo, fee structure and contracts packed with lengthy clauses, confusing concepts, and plenty of legalese.
First-time rural property buyers are often unaware of the complexities that determine a property’s value. Unlike city properties, there is an abundance of variables to be considered, and “comps” are difficult to find.
Real Estate Q&A: We want to buy a house but can’t afford to do any major repairs for a few years. What should we do?
We are buying our first home and will need to use most of our savings for the down payment and furniture. We cannot afford to make any major repairs for the first couple of years. How can we protect ourselves?
Owner financing is an alternative to a using a mortgage lender or bank. Also known as seller financing, owner financing is when a real estate owner has enough equity to loan all or part of the money for a buyer’s purchase of their property. Carrying the financing on a...
As the boundary line between work life and home life becomes increasingly blurry, there’s an interesting real estate trend that’s popping up across the country: an increase of second-home purchases.
If you’re searching for an enduring gift for your loved ones, which will be treasured for a lifetime, during an especially challenging year, you can consider giving up to $15,000 in cash or assets to another person without having to worry about the federal gift...
Folks wanting to buy in rural Boulder County are often frustrated by the lack of properties on the market and wonder why there are so few. As a Boulder County rural property broker for more than 30 years, I have seen the changes that have led to this situation....
To ensure Colorado’s industry tools are more effective for consumers along the Front Range, Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) and REcolorado recently launched a data-sharing partnership that integrates listing data into each organization’s system.
If you’re in the process of buying a home, here’s what you can expect to find on the home inspection report, and what to watch for.
We’ve all heard the old real estate adage about “location, location, location”. And while location is definitely important, we could also add that real estate is just as much about “direction, direction, direction”.
Fix-and-flips are all the rage, but have you ever considered a fix-up to live in?