New generation...same old financial mistakes. But it doesn't have to be that way! Chances are good, your parents didn't take you and your siblings aside to share the finer details of the sale or purchase of your family home when you were growing up. Hey -- I get it! Mortgage terms and price-per-square-foot are details lost … Continue reading 5 Classic Home Buying Mistakes Millennials Make
There are a variety of signs and signals it's time to consider buying your first home, or beginning the search for your next one. Sometimes the place you live now can be rearranged a bit to meet your needs -- but sometimes, the best solution is a first (or next) home. Read on to learn … Continue reading 6 Signs it’s Time to Buy (or Buy Up)
Whether you're buying a home for the first time or planning to upsize, downsize or relocate, thoughtful planning in terms of how much you should spend on your home makes sense. Beyond the size of mortgage you qualify for, thinking through additional expenses and your desired lifestyle before you begin the house hunt, will save … Continue reading How Much House Can You Afford?
If you rent or crash on somebody's couch, you're missing out. Homeownership offers a freedom that can't be found in renting; if you've never done the research -- talked to a mortgage professional, consulted with a Realtor, driven around a few favorite neighborhoods to scope out what's for sale -- now is the time. Read … Continue reading Let Freedom Ring
In a high demand real estate market like Denver, Sellers have the advantage. When Buyer demand outpaces available inventory, the Seller is king, and they have the upper hand at the negotiating table. Don't abandon all hope, Buyers! In any market, there are things you can do to educate yourself so as to gain an … Continue reading Cosmetic Issues = Buyer Savings
Millennials Wonder...Will I Ever be Able to Afford a House? The FED's recent rate hike, tight housing market and other factors leave many Millennials wondering - will I ever be able to afford a home of my own? This rising generation is waiting longer than ever to marry and have children, and having fewer children … Continue reading Millennials Wonder…
WHAT FIRST TIME BUYERS WANT According to organizations like NAR (the National Association of Realtors) and Zillow, first time buyers are far from dead. In fact, an online survey by Zillow attributed 47% of home sale over the past year to first time buyers. This figure helps explain the lack of inventory in the housing … Continue reading What First Time Buyers Want