Fair Housing in 2020

Fair Housing in 2020

In light of recent events, Realtors® are affirming their support for equal opportunity and are at the forefront of ensuring that people are not discriminated against with regard to housing.

Buying your First Home? Here’s What Not to Do

Buying your First Home? Here’s What Not to Do

In this time of social distancing, people are still shopping for houses in Boulder County. Yet even in the best of times, buying a home can feel daunting, especially if this is your first purchase.

HOA: Three simple letters, one polarizing entity

HOA: Three simple letters, one polarizing entity

HOA: they’re three simple letters that can conjure up a range of emotions. As the acronym for Homeowner Association, just the mention of “HOA” can be met with a sense of belonging – or an air of contempt.

Stay at home and plan your next or first-time home purchase

Stay at home and plan your next or first-time home purchase

Shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders have had an immense impact on our lives. Owning a home and having a place where you feel safe has never been so crucial in recent history. While we are all staying home, it is a great time to get organized to ensure your next...

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

The season, month, week or even day you buy can impact the home-buying process, including available inventory to how much you’ll pay.

What Makes Buyers Fall in Love with a Home?

What Makes Buyers Fall in Love with a Home?

Across the U.S., people swoon over fabulous pools, stunning water views and ever-sexy storage space, but a new analysis released today by Realtor.com® reveals what really makes home shoppers’ hearts skip a beat.

How to begin the home buying process

How to begin the home buying process

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’re ready to upgrade, the tips we share here will help you prepare for landing a nest you love.

5 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

5 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

For buyers looking to purchase their first property, here are five tips from Athena Brownson at Compass Real Estate that will get them on the right track.

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?