Giving thanks for our Boulder Valley home

Giving thanks for our Boulder Valley home

It’s Thanksgiving week – a perfect time to reflect on how blessed we are here in Boulder by the thriving economy, strong real estate market, and everything that Boulder has to offer.

Maximizing rental property returns

Denver Realtor Cory Schwab, of New Era Realty, lists the top three tips on how to boost returns on investment properties.

Bottom Line: WK Real Estate Cares

Bottom Line: WK Real Estate Cares

Founded in 1976, WK Real Estate is based on a philosophy that extends far beyond simply building relationships with clients.

What your front door says about you

What your front door says about you

Recent research has shown that, after seeing the color of a front door, visitors make an assumption about the homeowner in under ten seconds.

Winterize your home with these tips

Winterize your home with these tips

Cooler weather has arrived, signaling winter’s approach. If you’d like to protect your investment, be sure to winterize your home ahead of the harsh weather

Ask the Expert: Home inspections in winter months

Colorado home buyers should be aware of the limitations of a winter home inspection. That said, having a home inspection in the middle of winter is not a complete waste of money. Every season teaches you something important about your house or the house you are going to buy.

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.

WK Real Estate welcomes Kate Kelley

Originally from western Massachusetts, Kate Kelley moved to Colorado in 2012 in search of adventure and new opportunities. After falling in love with the Front Range, she decided to make it permanent by getting her real estate license and buying her first home.

Understanding RESPA

Understanding RESPA

If you’ve never heard of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), you’re not alone. This law was passed by Congress in 1974 and is instrumental in protecting buyers from abusive real estate practices. Curious about RESPA and how it helps you? Here, we share the key details of this vitally important act.

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?

How the Fed’s interest rate decisions affect mortgage rates

The Fed lowered rates by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday, for the third time this year, in an 8-2 vote. Citing “global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures” in a statement released by the Federal Reserve, policymakers dropped the target range for the federal funds rate to 1-{ to 1-} percent.

Why hospitals are getting into the housing business

Why hospitals are getting into the housing business

Legally and morally, hospitals cannot discharge patients if they have no safe place to go. To address the problem, hospitals from Baltimore to Denver to Sacramento, Calif., are exploring ways to help patients find a home.

What’s going on with new construction in Colorado?

What’s going on with new construction in Colorado?

Last week I had the privilege of listening to a presentation by John Covert, senior director of the west region for Metrostudy. His company consults with hundreds of homebuilders – as well as lenders, developers, investors, suppliers, utilities, school districts, and local governments – across the country who rely Metrostudy’s market intelligence and insights to help them make major decisions in their business as the real estate market changes from year to year.