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.

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.

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?

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.

First-time homebuyers, now is the time

First-time homebuyers, now is the time

It is never easy to be a first-time homebuyer, but now is the time to pay attention and get rolling to purchase a home. Interest rates are low and financing programs are available with lower than 20 percent down payment required.

Ask Angie’s List: Do I need to be worried about radon?

Ask Angie’s List: Do I need to be worried about radon?

It is not fun to think about radon – it’s a serious health problem that could lead to some costly fixes for your home. But you still need to be aware of it, because ignoring radon is much worse than addressing it.

Powerful tool: Realtors® Property Resource (RPR)

Powerful tool: Realtors® Property Resource (RPR)

The Realtors Property Resource, known in the industry as (RPR), is exclusively available for Realtors only. RPR is a parcel-centric data platform, meaning it has information connected to almost every parcel of real estate in the United States.

Home buying and selling tips

Home buying and selling tips

Realtor Allie Kirby, of New Era Group, Your Castle Real Estate in Denver lists the top three tips for both buying and selling a home in a hot housing market.

Can you buy a house without a Realtor?

Can you buy a house without a Realtor?

There are a lot of moving parts that go into buying a house, so you’ll want to ensure you have all the details down. Using a Realtor can save you time and possible headaches down the road.

How to buy a house in 2019

How to buy a house in 2019

Knowing some ‘rules of thumb’ can help keep the home buying wheels turning. And in today’s Boulder County market, an experienced Realtor brings valuable expertise to your decision making. Once you decide you are ready to buy, or seriously consider buying, you should find a Realtor in your area.

Caffeinate your sales price

Caffeinate your sales price

It’s no secret: when searching for a new home, potential buyers want certain boxes checked, like number of bedrooms, school district and square footage. But a box that’s recently been added to the homebuyers’ checklist is a roasted and aromatic one: proximity to a coffee shop. 

Why use a Realtor?

Why use a Realtor?

The typical home buyer or home seller often asks, “What’s the difference between a licensed agent and a Realtor?” That’s a good question. So, what is the difference?