First Time Home Buyer

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.

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. 

Minimum service requirements for real estate brokers

Minimum service requirements for real estate brokers

Homebuyers and home sellers hire real estate brokers to assist them with what is commonly the largest financial transaction in most people’s lives. In today’s real estate world, there is a copious variety of business models seeking to serve the needs of homebuyers and sellers. As markets change, types of real estate business models change and evolve with the market. When the market heated up prior to the recession, a business model evolved called limited service companies. The fees charged and services rendered varied greatly. The fees, commissions, and services are 100 percent negotiated between a broker and their principal. The Division of Real Estate does not regulate commissions or services offered. However, the level of services dropped so low, in some cases, that both brokers and their clients were contacting the Division of Real Estate for clarity regarding the minimum amount of service required was to serve the home buying and selling public.


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