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Posted on 08/02/2020
Tips for Winning A Bidding War
Image by Amy Hirschi from Unsplash Situations arise where prospective buyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer over the house they desire. Circumstances like this occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. It’s not uncommon to see multiple buyers vying over the same property in...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Denver Home Prices Outpacing Wages
Image by David Mark from Pixabay Home ownership has long been central to the American dream. But when a city’s housing prices curve upward while the income of its residents doesn’t come close to that trajectory, a phenomenon called “outflow” occurs. It’s defined by the number of people leaving an area exceeding the number arriving. In September 2019,...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Qualify for a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Everything You Should Know About Mailbox Rules
Photo by Lee via Pixabay Putting a new mailbox up? Be sure to follow the official guidance from the U.S. Postal Service.® Here are a few rules, tips, and suggestions to make your mail carrier's day a little smoother. Putting Up a New Mailbox USPS-approved mailboxes have Postmaster General (PMG) approval labels. Have your post office approve your...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second Home?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
The Importance of Knowing Your Home's Market Value
There is a science to selling your home at the best price and within the shortest period of time, but it's not always an exact science! Although you can't control market conditions, seasonal fluctuations, or the condition of your neighbors' property, you are still in the driver's seat when it comes to pricing, curb appeal, and the interior condition...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How to Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
New Construction: How to Design Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Simplify Your Meal Prep with Kitchen Tools
Photo by Creatv Eight on Unsplash Time spent in the kitchen is almost always well worth the results at mealtime. But why spend more time in the apron than necessary when you could be spending time with the family or just relaxing. These five culinary accessories are designed to streamline the chef’s experience and help minimize food preparation...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Options for an Inherited Property
Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay One of the basic things that people prepare for in their end of life planning is their property. A family home, for example, is often passed down to the couple's children or next of kin. Often, though, the people who inherit the property don't think about what they'll do with the home...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Bedroom Headboard Ideas
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep...
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