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What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

In Buyers, First-Time Buyers, Practical Tips, Sellers by Doug Phelps

Image: HouseLogic It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt! Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front doors that just pop with those “come hither” hues. Browser beware, though: Those listings may be seductive, but …

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Are there any price points I can get a smoking deal?

In Buyers, FAQ's by Doug Phelps

For nearly a decade, the Denver metro real estate market has been a wild ride of record-setting activity. This year with COVID-19, this is even more true. We are here to help you prepare for what’s ahead. Since March, home is probably something you have spent a lot of time in and thinking about. Maybe your dreaming of more space. …

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What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?

In Buyers, Homeowners, Practical Tips by Doug Phelps

You’d be surprised at what your home insurance policy doesn’t cover. Here’s what is and isn’t covered by your insurance. What does your homeowners insurance cover? The short answer is: “A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things: Fire Lightning Windstorm (unless you live in a hurricane …

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What can I do to stand out from the other offers?

In Buyers, FAQ's by Doug Phelps

For nearly a decade, the Denver metro real estate market has been a wild ride of record-setting activity. This year with COVID-19, this is even more true. We are here to help you prepare for what’s ahead. Since March, home is probably something you have spent a lot of time in and thinking about. Maybe your dreaming of more space. …

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Do I really need to use a real estate professional?

In Buyers, FAQ's by Doug Phelps

For nearly a decade, the Denver metro real estate market has been a wild ride of record-setting activity. This year with COVID-19, this is even more true. We are here to help you prepare for what’s ahead. Since March, home is probably something you have spent a lot of time in and thinking about. Maybe your dreaming of more space. …

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5 Questions To Ask When Buying A House

In Buyers, First-Time Buyers, Sellers by Doug Phelps

Image: Devonyu/Getty There are no dumb questions to ask a real estate agent. Home buying seems simple enough: Find a house you like that’s close to work or school, tell someone you want to buy it, and move in. But there’s more to it than that. You’ll have to find and get approved by a lender who will let you …

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Did COVID-19 cool the market?

In Buyers, COVID-19, FAQ's by Doug Phelps

For nearly a decade, the Denver metro real estate market has been a wild ride of record-setting activity. This year with COVID-19, this is even more true. We are here to help you prepare for what’s ahead. Since March, home is probably something you have spent a lot of time in and thinking about. Maybe your dreaming of more space. …

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Can I Fire My Real Estate Agent?

In Buyers, Real Estate Advice by Doug Phelps

Sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Here’s how to say goodbye when you’re unhappy. You know how to break up with a romantic partner when it’s not working out. “It’s not you, it’s me,” you tell them. Or, “I’m not ready for a long-term commitment.” But how do you break off a professional relationship — like with a real estate …

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Here’s How Doug Moves You!

In About, Buyers, Sellers by Doug Phelps

Hi, I’m Doug Phelps with Colorado Home Realty. For most people, the process to sell or buy a home is emotional, involved, and tricky to navigate; doing any step wrong causes anxiety and it unnecessarily steals away your time and money. After all, it is from home that your every day begins and ends. It is your refuge and it …

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Y- Yips: Quelling nerves for a first time home buyer

In ABC's of Real Estate, Buyers by Doug Phelps

Like stage fright or other anxiety-induced reaction, the yips are something that can negatively impact a golfer.   The yips is basically a slang term for anxiety and tension that a golfer may feel, especially when putting. This reveals itself in short, jerky, uncoordinated movements instead of a smooth stroke.   Anxiety can be a tough feeling to overcome in any aspect …