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Todays New Denver Listings
Just over 300 new listings posted today in the #Denver City. Happy #FriYAY to everyone, I hope you all are enjoying the nice break from the heat today! A gorgeous victorian ho...

Historic Denver Photos Of The Capital Hill Neighborhood
Once as Denvers wealthiest neighborhoods, Capital Hill boasts everything from beautiful historic Denver mansions to contemporary town homes and apartments.  Within walkin...

FriYAYs Weekly Listings
Hello everyone and Happy FriYAY to you all! Hope everyone has a fun filled weekend whether you are planning on going to the Telluride Bluegrass festival or maybe the Colorado ...

Historic Denver Photos Of The Highlands Neighborhood
The Highlands area is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Denver. Looking over the downtown skyline, just west of the Platte River, it boasts some of the best restaurants...

Suburb Vs City Where Is It Cheaper To Live
Originally By Daniel Bortz It's the eternal question, the one that plagues millions of home buyers: suburb or city? Both areas have their merits and drawba...

New FriYAY Denver Listings
Happy Friday everyone! Take a look at some new listings in #Denver down below! If you ever have questions or would like to see a property, please reach out to me anytime! For more ...

Affordable Housing In Spring Valley Ranch
Affordable housing has and still is an issue here in Denver. With new residents moving in by the truck loads, developers building luxury condos and apartments, and people simply no...

Historic Photos Of Downtown Denver
Denver wasn't always a top destination to visit or move to. Looking through some pictures of Denver from back in the day, I wanted to share and show everyone how different it ...

FriYAYs New Listings On Saturday
So I thought my #FriYAY post actually posted yesterday on Friday but apparently it did not so here it is today with Saturdays new listings as well! As always, if you have any quest...

Today Is FRIYAY That Means New Denver Listings
Hey everyone, here are todays new Denver Listings! I believe everyone should constantly be on top of what prices are going for wherever you are looking to buy or sell homes. Contac...

What You Need To Know About Credit Scores When Considering Purchasing A Home
Buying a house can be both an exciting and simultaneously stressful experience. One reason the home buying process tends to be so stressful for many consumers — besides the ...

5 Ways To Save For A Down Payment Thinking Outside The Box
Image: Jacob Thomas/OffsetBuying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the good stuff, you’ve got to co...

FriYAYs New Listings In Denver
Always stay on top of the market with New Listings here in #Denver sent to you as soon as they come on the market. Before even Zillow, Trulia and other real estate websites with al...

Easy Ways To Improve Your Homes Curb Appeal For Under 100 Dollars
Paint the Front Door, Trim and ShuttersMost exterior paint will cost you approximately $30 a gallon. Painting your home can definitely add some brightness and revive your house. Pi...

Highland Neighborhood Updates
Bounded by Sheridan, 38th Ave, Zuni, 23rd Ave & Lowell. The Highland is enjoying a resurgence, and has become one of Denver's hottest areas. Awesome local shops and restaurants wit...

Do I Need A Realtor For A New Home Build
The Answer is YES you ABSOLUTELY DO! New constructions are plentiful here in Metro Denver and while they have many benefits, their is a large misconception with buyers in...

8 Tricks To Help Sell Your Home Faster This Spring
GETTY 017 Spring is well known to be the best time of year to sell your home.  Granted here in Denver, any season for the past two years has been the best time. But ...

New FriYAYs Price Reduced Homes
What is better than Friday? Homes that have reduced their price on Friday! Take a look and if you want to see any or have questions please never hesitate to call me! Sign up f...

Tiny Homes Built From School Buses
Recently tiny homes have been all the craze especially down south near Colorado Springs. I never quite understood all the hype about them until this...Yes, this is a school bus and...

7 Low Cost Maintenance That Can Make A Big Difference To Your Home
Renovating a living space can get real expensive real quick, especially if you’re remodeling an entire kitchen or bathroom. However, there are a ton of low-cost home improvement ...

Fannie Mae Introduces Innovative Solutions For Borrowers With Student Loan Debt
When you speak with a lender in order to apply for a mortgage loan, your financial life will be examined in and out like a TSA security check. One major aspect they look at of cour...

Interest Rates Up And Down Up And Then Back Down
Dispite what we have beein consstatntly hearing about mortgage rates, they ducked under 4 percent for the first time since the presidential election, according to Freddie Mac...

FriYAYs Reduced Listings
Happy Friday to everyone! No matter what you have planned for this weekend, below are current listings that have been recently reduced today. So if you have been searching for a ho...

Denvers Premier Neighborhood
With 16 charming blocks to walk around, Cherry Creek boasts some of the most luxurious shops and restaurants in Denver. Walking around you will see some cool cars, luxury hotels, a...

The Denver Housing Market To Decline In The Next Couple Years
Denver is still seeing a rise in home prices but according to a recent study done by Location Inc. we should see a drop in prices starting late in 2019. Denver, Boulder, Greel...

Hot Weather Hot Listings
Winter season seems to have come to an end (maybe May snow?) and the real estate market is becoming hot hot hot just like our beautiful weather! Over 200 new listings added today!{...

One Of My Favorite Denver Neighborhoods
A once working class neighborhood with brick bungalows sitting side by side seeing years of change is finally getting redevelopment attention. While the next door neighborhood 'The...

If You Think You Dont Qualify For A Mortgage Think Again
A survey conducted by Ipsos found that people today are still unsure about what is needed to qualify for a home mortgage. Here are two major misconceptions.1. Down PaymentAccording...

Having A Punny Name
I have been brainstorming ideas for a company name to put my Realtor business under and I have some ideas but none have really stuck with me. Naturally, I went to Facebook and post...

Looking To Move Up Into Luxury Now Might Be The Time
If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mi...

Your Credit Score Might Be Looking Just A Little Bit Better
According to a recent article from The Washington Post, as of July 1, 2017, the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, will stop using civil judgme...

In This Sellers Market Is It Time To Downsize
A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few ...

Loan Expansion To Those Without Credit
Mortgage rates today for 30- and 15-year fixed loans ticked higher, while 5/1 ARMs slipped a notch, according to a NerdWallet survey of current mortgage rates p...

Affordable Homes In Denver
Amazing news! A new 112 unit townhome development are being built in what used to be the East Denver YMCA just North of City Park. With homes starting at $299,00 all the way to $65...

Affordable Housing In Loveland
Jenny Sparks, Loveland Reporter-HeraldVolunteers for Loveland Habitat for Humanity Tom Page, left, and Ron Neher, center, put sheeting on the roof of a Habitat for Humanity house u...

The Dos And Donts Of Bathroom Renovations
A good renovation can turn an old bathroom into something beautiful and highly functional. If you want your home to really POP out to buyers, you need to ensure you do it just righ...

Open House
Come check out this cute ranch style home in the highly desirable South Park Hill neighborhood! I will be holding an OPEN HOUSE tomorrow, Saturday, March 18th from 11-2! ...

PRICE REDUCED
Happy St. Patricks day! Check out these very recently reduced priced home before going into the weekend fun! Contact me anytime for more information or to schedule a showing.{searc...

New Listings
Take a look at these newly listed homes in the amazing Highlands Neighborhood! This vibrant neighborhood has beautiful victorian homes, restaurants, local shops, and one of th...

6 Tips For Buying A Luxury Home
jhorrocks/iStockThe rich might be a little different from you and me. Especially me. But that doesn’t mean an average buyer (that’s us!) should be shut out of the high-end...

No Car No Problem
Check out these homes and condos that have an amazing "walk" rating! Close to everything you need from restaurants and bars to grocery stores.  If you don't lik...

Are You Ready To Make One Of The Largest Investments In Your Life
Feverpitched/iStock“Should I buy a house?” This life-changing question is not something you casually ask the magic eight ball and get hit with a vague answer like, ...

Tuesdays New Listings
Check out these Denver listings that came out today! If you want any information on any property or would like to schedule a showing, call me anytime. You need to be sure that you ...

Want Your Perfect Home How To Decipher Your Needs Vs Wants
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking ...

Build Your Down Payment In 1 3 Or 5 Years
original post by Kali HawlkThe fastest way to save a down payment? Start NOW!Need to save $50,000? Here’s how to make it happen.Thinking about buying a home in the near...

Dont Always Trust Rent Vs Buy Calculators
KTSDESIGN/iStockThere’s about $13.1 trillion stashed away in the United States, in plain sight. Where? In our homes!That’s the total value of the equity held by over 75 million...

Win That Bidding War 5 Helpful Ways To Make Your Offer POP Out
How can you beat out the competition when buying property these days?As the real estate market surges again, many investors are finding themselves up against a lot of competit...

A Simple Shortcut To Clear The Clutter
If you find yourself surrounded by seemingly endless piles of clutter all the time — from old magazines, to empty envelopes to the recycling and more — you might be in need of ...

How Millennials Are Driving The Housing Markets
It was friends and the rising cost of rent that finally turned Matt Fong’s attention toward buying a home.“I liked where I lived, and I tried to keep the rent a certain part of...

10 Tips For You First Timers
Homebuyers are caught in a storm of lower inventory, high demand and tight credit availability (unless of course Dodd-Frank gets cut).In these market conditions, even simple t...

Home Prices Still Skyrocketing
Home price appreciation picked up speed in the final three months of 2016, prompting the majority of metro areas to soar to new record highs with home prices, the National Associat...

Work Smarter Not Harder Things To Help Sell Your Home
Selling a home is usually a touch-and-go affair – but it gets even more precarious if you’re set on marketing your property to young and home-hungry buyers. Unlike previous gen...

Looking For Housing Bargains February Is Best
Brisk temperatures and harsh winter weather are here to stay a little while longer, since the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow signaling six more weeks of winte...

Mortgage Rates On The Rise For The First Time This Year
Following several weeks of decreases, mortgage rates were back on the rise this week. After speculating interest rate increases, they have started to climb as they are expected to ...

First Time Homebuyers Account For Nearly One Third Of All Home Sales In 2016 Lets Increase This Amou
First-time home buyers accounted for 32% of residential sales in 2016 according to REALTORS. Sustained job growth and improving incomes along with the aging of the Millennial gener...

Great News For 2017 Home Buyers Especially Millennials
When the Federal Housing Administration announced late last year that its flagship fund, the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, grew for the fourth straight year, ...

Interest Rates Are On The Rise But Their May Be Just A Way To Sneak In A Lower Rate
tihomir_todorov/iStockGetting a mortgage for a home is not for the faint of heart. There’s so much money at stake and so many scary terms to learn, from “ARMs” to “poi...

From Renting To Buying Having A Successful Transition
Becoming a homeowner for the first time is an exciting and stressful process unless of course you have the right agent. However, once the papers are signed and the keys are in your...

Moving Out Of State Dont Forget Your Car
Few aspects of moving are as tricky to figure out as how to ship a car. After all, an automobile is huge—so if you aren’t able to drive it to your new destinatio...

Still A Sellers Market But Not Forever
 via Getty ImagesConventional wisdom in real estate holds that sellers should time the market to maximize their price. Why? Because home sales are extremely seasonal: They pea...

4 Reasons Luxury Real Estate May Take Off In 2017
Key Takeaways High-end real estate is on the move in 2017. New rules and new buyers create a revitalized luxury real estate sector. Growth and confidence will shape the lu...

Great News For 2017 Home Buyers Especially Millennials Here Is Why
When the Federal Housing Administration announced late last year that its flagship fund, the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, grew for the fourth straight year, ...

Millennials Are Thrifty When It Comes To Homeownership
Though millennials perceive homeownership as a vital component to the American Dream, they are also accepting of the realities of owning a first home, according to a new survey by ...

FHA Again Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premiums Lowering Costs For 1 Million Households
Annual mortgage insurance premiums for Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed mortgages are lowering toward their pre-bust level, with FHA announcing on Monday another reducti...

Building Your Wealth Over The Next 5 Years
Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.24% per year on average and to grow by 21.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent ...

5 Ways The Market May Be Changing In 2017
The end of a year always has people wondering what the next will bring. And after a year like 2016 – with its political upsets, social uncertainty and international instability ...

Top 5 Real Estate Tips For 2017
Moms and daughters on playdate in house's front porch | Sean Justice/Getty ImagesMoreSean Justice/Getty ImagesHigh demand and low interest rates drove housing sales in 2016, and ...

How Would A Mortgage Rate Of 5 Percent Affect Potential Homebuyers
Homebuyers haven’t had it easy lately. Prices were up nearly 8 percent in November compared to last year. Inventory declined, again. Add rising mortgage rates to the mi...

Top 5 Reasons Why Buyers Need Me
Why do buyers need a real estate agent? There are many reasons, but here’s our top five! The right agent can make all the difference.Real estate agents know the c...

Simple Changes To Help Keep Your Energy Costs Lower
With winter in full bloom, the days getting darker, and the holidays are upon us, you’re probably blowing up your energy bill. There are a few simple things you can do to cut tha...

Home Prices Dip As Buyers And Sellers Head Into The Holidays
PIKSEL/iStockIt’s not even Black Friday or Cyber Monday yet, but buyers may already be able to score a discount (though just a tiny one) on the homes of their dreams.Median price...

Renters Able To Take On More Debt Are Primed To Buy
Another year in housing is winding down, and though the outcome of the election has brought several theories as to its future, one fact is clear: climbing prices, still-rigid lendi...

Got The Need For Speed 10 Timely Tricks For Buying A Home In A Hurry
Ostrid/iStockBuying a home can be a mind-numbingly slow process, broken up by periods of confusingly frantic activity. It goes something like this:  Look at a zillion hom...

Selling In The Winter Attracts Serious Buyers
A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelih...

Things Are On A Rise Rise Rise
buttershug569/Getty ImagesNot only did the election of Donald Trump rock the U.S. political establishment, it has had a major influence on interest rates as wel...

Dont Get Robbed Follow These Simple Steps To Help
Setting your lights on a timer can make it look like you're home – even when you're not. (ISTOCKPHOTO)For many, the best part of the holiday season is spending quality ...

4 Simple Reasons Not To Wait Until Spring To Buy Your Dream Home
As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4...

Multigenerational Households In A Awesome Perspective
Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to a recent&n...

5 Home Projects For LESS Than 1000
Not every worthwhile upgrade requires years of savings. These ideas will enhance your home without breaking your bank account.It’s understandable if you, like many Americans, ass...

Why Mortgage Rates Are Increasing
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had be...

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DeanDrobot/iStockYou wake up in a cold sweat. There’s something lurking in the dark, visible by flickering computer light. Something’s haunting you. It’s… the real est...

More Homes Are Hitting The Market
fstop123/iStockJust in time for the holidays, more newly constructed homes have come onto the market. (House hunters, you know what to ask Santa for this year.) But permits to buil...

7 Outdoor Things To Do For Your Home For Fall And Winter
You already know that you can score a sweet deal by buying a home in early fall—after all, you procrastinated waited just long enough to miss the summer rush. But if yo...

Economically It Is The Best Time To Purchase A Home And Here Is Why
From a purely economic perspective, this is one of the best times in American history to buy a home. Black Night Financial Services discusses this in their most recent Mo...

Dont Wait Around And Start Building Equity Today
CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over th...

Real Haunted Houses You Can Buy If You Dare
In the spirit of Halloween, here are some homes on the market you can purchase that are apparently haunted themselves... According to Realtor.com’s 2013 Haunt...

Colorado Housing Market What You Need To Know
Home prices in the Colorado Housing Market are surging. On virtually every real estate website such as Zillow and Trulia Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs r...

What Can You Buy In Colorado With Half A Million Dollars
OK, so maybe you don't have a million bucks to drop on a house. But how about $500,000?We researched homes available for $500,000 in 23 metro cities and here's what we found:VIEW S...

Preapproval Should Always Come First
In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumber the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive mar...

Who Wants To Buy One I Know I Do
There are more than 1,000 islands in Croatia, some of which are privately owned. So how does one go about purchasing their own Croatian island? and who are these people splashing o...

Croatian Real Estate Trends
Beautiful Croatia Real Estate and PropertyWith more coastline than any other European country, Croatia has some of the most exquisite real estate in the world – and at some of th...

Budapest Hungary
Fortunately I am lucky enough to have some time to travel and explore the world a little bit, as I am doing this I will be posting some cool things about real estate in the countri...

Who Wants To Move In With Me
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is not the average starter home.President Barack Obama and his family will be moving out of the White House in a few months. But as far as we know, they ...

Dont Underestimate The Importance Of Using An Agent When Selling Your Home
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most impo...

Fun Things To Do THIS Weekend
Ideas for the weekend of Sept. 16th-18th! Friday - SundayCorn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield FarmsWhat: Get lost in the 8-acre corn maze at the Denver Bota...

Obama Is Moving Out Who Wants To Buy The White House With Me
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is not the average starter home.President Barack Obama and his family will be moving out of the White House in a few months. But as far as we know, they ar...

10 Awesome Unique Homes
This week’s most popular properties are certainly eye-catching, so enjoy! Who knows, may you will end up in one of these homes! 10. 119 Kelly Rd, Buffalo Township,...

Reba
Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight NightCountry music legend Reba McEntire is selling her lakefront farm in Lebanon, TN, for $7.9 million...

The Sculptured House Aka The Spaceship House For The Locals
image from: www.forbes.comWhen I think of Colorado (my home state), I think of mountains, skiing, and when driving west on 1-70, the infamous Spaceship House.image from: ...

24 Tips To Prepare Your Home For The Cold Season
Cooler temperatures and falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As seasons change, so do our activities andhomeneeds. Even though summer is not...

Taste Of Colorado 2016
Last couple days to make it to the 2016 Taste of Colorado! You have until today (9/4/16) 10pm and tomorrow until 8pm to make it and try a galore of different foods from all over.&n...

Hiking Past 14000 Feet With A Full Keg
As most outdoor enthusiasts, especially in the Colorado area, know what a 14er is. For those of you who don't, Colorado is known to have many mountain peaks that go over 14,00...

The House That Was Built On Burritos
The home wasn't literally built on burritos of course but anyone who loves #Chipotle knows Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill who has put his home on the market in&...


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