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Envision The Lifestyle You Want

In Buyers by Doug Phelps

Determining what you want in a home is one of the first steps in successful home buying. Read this post for tips to help you envision the lifestyle you want and need.

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Lender Interview Guidelines

In Buyers by Doug Phelps

Choosing the right lender and loan is a crucial aspect in buying a home wisely. Here are some guidelines to help you select the right lender for your situation.

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What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

In Buyers 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 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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I LOVE this house! Should I write a letter to the seller explaining why?

In Buyers 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 can I do to stand out from the other offers?

In Buyers 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 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 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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5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

In Buyers by Doug Phelps

One of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying 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 cobble together a down payment, a daunting sum if you follow the …

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Can I Fire My Real Estate Agent?

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

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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 …