In golf, the best players always know where they’re aiming with the next shot. The same can be said for buying a new home. Sometimes the home buying process can be long and frustrating at times, but keeping in mind your end goal can help immensely.
In fact, depending on the community, according to the National Recreation and Parks Association homes that have golf course views, or sit on a golf course, can have up to 15-30% higher property values compared to homes that do not.
For some buyers, in this current higher fixed rates marketplace in Denver, ARMs can be a good way to initially get into a home and then they opt to refinance near the end of the ARM term into a 30-year fixed loan at a lower rate than the ARM was.
Of all the lending companies here in Denver, I know all about the reputations and recommendations for lenders and underwriters and I can send you some great contacts.
Staying active and healthy allows people to enjoy their lives and work more. Many Colorado residents cite that their lives are overall happy ones and it shows so why wouldn’t you want to buy a home here?
If you’re in the market to buy or sell real estate in Denver, I don’t recommend pausing your home ownership dreams just for a rate hike that may or may not come to fruition.
Before a home seller is under contract, I’m here to answer some best practices once we are active on the market here in Denver.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which is the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced that they are rescinding the new LLPA fees
In Denver, when any of my clients have their homes go under contract I have a tried and true working list of things that need to happen to have a successful closing.
The release of the new LLPA structure had been delayed but it is official as of May 1st across the country, including here in Colorado.
Many view a primary residence as just a home, not an investment, however real estate appreciates over time. Buying a home is the most financially significant thing we do in life and because of that we want to make sure we’re spending our money wisely.
I’m so blessed in my profession as I get to help people find their dream homes and meet amazing people in the process. I love helping my clients to find any home they’re looking for, but as I’ve mentioned it before, I specialize in golf course properties. I am an avid golfer myself so that’s part of my passion, but …
This client success story focuses on a client who was referred to me after relocating to Colorado. This success story is even more delightful when a Realtor colleague in another state refers me to a previous client relocating from out of state to the Denver area.
The Colorado real estate market is in high demand with low inventory, fast moving and complex when negotiating. So if you’re thinking about selling your home, don’t do it alone!
Certainly, hot button topics like current market conditions, the economy, home prices and available inventory impact a buyer’s ability to navigate an uncertain market. It can be a lot to take in and the media likes to inflame these areas and create fear.
Last week, we started talking about credit in general and the new LLPA (Loan Level Price Adjustment) structure. This week, we’re going to dig more into what the LLPA is and what the new changes enforced by Fannie Mae and Freddie mac mean for the average homebuyer. The new LLPA structure will be in full force May 1st and will …
Whether you are a first-time buyer, experienced home buyer or someone who wants to buy multiple rental properties, the subject of your credit score will come up. You may also hear this referred to as your FICO score.
Assuming that we’re only speaking about primary residence homes and not rental property or vacation homes, here are some factors you should consider:
The greatest joy I get in doing real estate as a profession is the impact I can make in helping families move from a life they have to a life they dream about. This is even more delightful when a past client refers me to a work colleague relocating from out of state to the Denver area.
Overall: As expected, now that holidays have passed and most folks are back to business as usual showings are up, contract submittals are up and days on market are coming down.