Even in so-often-sunny Colorado, wintertime means higher energy bills than the rest of the year. Keeping your family warm doesn’t have to break the bank. Read on for tips on keeping more of your heat inside your house, and more of your money in the bank. Change the furnace filter monthly. Does your home's heat … Continue reading 5 Winter Heating Tips for Cost Savings
It's time once again for everyone's #favorite: Homeowner's Insurance! I know...property insurance isn't the sexiest Real Estate-related topic out there, but if you've found a just-right home, moved yourself in, and filled it with the best appliances, fixtures and furniture you can afford + all your favorite tchotchkes, you'll want to have a reasonable level of … Continue reading Ways to Save on Homeowner’s Insurance
You can add a wing to the manse to add value, but if you're short on butlers (or bucks), there are minor improvements you can make to increase the value of your home. These tips are great for staging to sell, a spring home refresher, or any time minor home improvements. Purchase new shades for … Continue reading Increase the Value of Your Home on a Shoestring
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
According to a recent Denver Post article, "U.S. mortgage rates declined for a second week, sending costs for 30-year loans to the lowest in more than a month as the busiest homebuying season gets underway." But there are just so many reasons not to buy a home... Hey - you are already paying a mortgage. For your … Continue reading The Sky is Falling! Wait a Second – it’s just INTEREST RATES!
You know that saying, "Good things come to those who wait?" Write that down. Crumple it up. Throw it away. Then burn the contents of your trash can. Whether you are dreaming of a white picket fence in a small town, a condo in the city or a McMansion in the suburbs, you'll need a … Continue reading The 5 Best Ways to Blow Off Your Future Down Payment
Owning a home is likely the biggest investment you'll make in your lifetime (unless Junior heads to Harvard, but I can't help you there, folks), and it isn't without risks. If you are a longtime renter, a recent fledgling renting after leaving the nest, or maybe you've returned to renting after selling a property, it's … Continue reading Home Ownership – What’s in it for You?