REALTOR® Code of Ethics 2020

REALTOR® Code of Ethics 2020

If you are buying a home, it is important to choose a Realtor® to help you with your purchase. Why? Because Realtors® adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Looking back on the Boulder real estate market

Looking back on the Boulder real estate market

With a booming economy, access to the mountains, unbeatable scenery and a thriving culture all its own, Boulder will likely remain one of the hottest real estate markets into the 2020s and beyond.

Should I Buy My First Home with a Friend?

Should I Buy My First Home with a Friend?

Since home prices have made homeownership prohibitive for many across the county, first-time home buyers are turning to an alternative path to homeownership: purchasing a property with a friend.

Homebuying: Understanding the components of your FICO score

Homebuying: Understanding the components of your FICO score

Improving your credit score can be an important step in the homebuying process. Not sure where to begin? Knowing the various weights given to each component of the commonly used FICO® Score will help you identify any areas that may require improvement.

Ask the Expert – Protect your home from water intrusion

Ask the Expert – Protect your home from water intrusion

Homes can suffer water damage resulting in decreased property value, increased maintenance costs, and decline in indoor air quality. Ensuring that your homes exterior is water resistant can protect against potential loss

Owner financing real estate in Colorado

Owner financing real estate in Colorado

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 real estate. Carrying the financing on a home can be an attractive investment for a seller.

The art of (a bidding) war

Even in a balanced real estate market, competition between eager bidders may arise – so how do you make an offer that truly stands out among the rest?

Colorado Landmark, Realtors Leans in to Local

Colorado Landmark, Realtors Leans in to Local

Since 1977, when Founder Joel Ripmaster opened the doors at Colorado Landmark for the first time, he has had a clear mission: Provide the most personalized support, flawless guidance and unrivaled knowledge of the real estate market to local and global Boulder County homebuyers and sellers.

Why you need a Realtor when buying new construction

Why you need a Realtor when buying new construction

If you’re interested in purchasing a to-be-built home, you shouldn’t forego the help of a real estate agent. Here, we share the details on why working with an agent is crucial for new construction deals.

Ask the Expert: Before during and after a home inspection

You’ve made an offer on a home and it’s been accepted, so now what? You should start by having the home inspected. This article may help you understand what a home inspection is and what to do before, during and after a home inspection.

Ask the Expert: Home Inspection FAQ

Ask the Expert: Home Inspection FAQ

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. A typical home inspection report will cover the condition of the home’s HVAC systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation (where visible), basement and visible structural components.

10 tips for buying rental property

10 tips for buying rental property

Should you take the plunge on a rental property? Experts offer a qualified yes, provided you do your homework first. Here are 10 things to consider before diving into income property.

Realtor for Life: What are the choices in senior housing?

Realtor for Life: What are the choices in senior housing?

Across the nation, baby boomers are aging and the demand for various levels of senior housing is high. Senior housing can be a major component in a family’s decision to move to a new location or stay in the same location. The supply and pricing of available senior housing can have a significant effect on when and where families move today.

The buzz about sustainable housing

The buzz about sustainable housing

Is sustainable housing just a real estate buzz word or is it actually happening in the real estate industry? Sustainable housing is a multi-faceted and evolving term encompassing eco-friendly construction and design with low environmental impact and higher energy efficiency.