3 Things You Need to Know in a Shifting Real Estate Market

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the housing market? If you are […]

Here’s how that Fed rate hike will impact you

With the Federal Reserve’s latest quarter-point (.25%) interest rate increase, the central bank officials now forecast two hikes next year, down from three rate raises previously projected.  The decision affects rates on all kinds of borrowing, from home mortgages to credit cards.  An increase to interest rates usually causes consumer interest rates to rise, but the […]

6 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season Now — Starting From Home

It’s Never Too Late To Become A Secret Santa You probably don’t have to look far to find someone who could benefit from a gift or kind gesture this time of year. Try one (or all) of these ideas 6 inspirational ideas for sharing the season with those closest to home. 1. HOST A COOKIE AND […]

Starter home or could it be more?

Today I came across an article in Realtor.com titled “how to deal when you’re stuck in your starter home”¹.  This struck a chord and spoke to me. My husband and I were literally talking about this exact same topic on our way into the office this morning.  We bought our home “starter home” in May […]

5 Things to do this weekend- October 19-21, 2018

5 Things To Do This Weekend There is always something fun to do in this beautiful state of Colorado.  You can enjoy the outdoors, the parks, the breweries, the local restaurants, and all the local communities events.  Here is a list of some local activities going on this weekend. Halloween Harvest Festival– Saturday, Oct. 20th-Downtown Westminster, […]

Home Affordability-What is the cost of waiting?

Home Affordability Always the biggest question when someone is looking to buy a home.  “How much do I qualify for”? The true question you are asking is “what is my home affordability?”.   Per dictionary.com, Affordable: Adjective 1. That can be afforded; believed to be within one’s financial means: noun 2. Usually affordable. Items expenses,etc., […]

Looking to purchase, consider buying from your landlord

Are you looking to purchase?  Have you considered buying from your current landlord Back in 2015, when the market was in its “blast off” stages, we published a column on how it was a viable investment to buy your landlords house; the house that you are currently renting. Click here to check out the previous […]

4 Fun things to do this weekend in and around Denver, August 10-12, 2018

We have found you 4 fun things to do this weekend in and around Denver.  As summer is winding down and the last of the outdoor events are coming up!  Let’s take a look at what you can do this weekend. Friday, August 10th Ramen Throw Down at The Hangar at Stanley– Tonight @ 5:00 […]

Lenders’ Role While You Shop For A Property

You may wonder what your lender is doing while you are out shopping for a property.  Here is a snapshot of what your lender may be doing for you.  In Denver’s aggressive market your lender will be reaching out to the listing agents on any offers you are putting in on a property.  As the […]

Valentine’s Inspired Events in Denver 2018

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, do you have any plans?  And even if you do have some plans, maybe you can add these as just a little extra or perhaps a gift! Denver truly has some talent in the arts and I can’t think of a better occasion to get yourself out to enjoy […]

2018 Conforming Loan Limits for Colorado and the US

2018 Conforming (a.k.a Conventional) loan limits have been announced! Looking good for the Denver metro area, better than expected. Nationally that will be at $453,100 (up from $424,100) and in Colorado (drumroll please) we will see Denver & major metro at $529K (high balance loan limit)!  For other counties in Colorado, we are looking at: El […]

How much home can I afford

When you are thinking about purchasing a home typically the first question you ask yourself is “how much home can I afford?”.  This is a great question to get you started but quite honestly, I think there is a more important question you need to be asking yourself.  “What are your expectations in the vision of […]