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
You’re under contract, now what?
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.
LLPA Changes Official as of May 1st
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.
Is My Primary Residence an Investment?
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.
Denver Water Restrictions and Homeowners
Especially with the growing population in Colorado, water concerns and conservation in Colorado and especially the Front Range are top of mind for Colorado homeowners. What are entities like Denver Water and others doing to address water needs?
7 Steps to Showing Your Home While Living In It
As we prepare to present your home to the public marketplace, the condition of it is king as it greatly influences the selling price.
Golf Course Living in Colorado By The Numbers
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 …
From Chicago to Denver: A client success story
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.
10 Reasons You Want a Real Estate Pro to Sell Your Home in Colorado
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!
Does Credit Score Matter When Buying a Home?
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.
Should I sell my home before buying another?
Assuming that we’re only speaking about primary residence homes and not rental property or vacation homes, here are some factors you should consider:
Welcome to Colorado: A Client Success Story
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.
Month-End Recap: Denver Real Estate January 2023
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.
What’s going on with interest rates in 2023?
Simply, interest rates influence how much a mortgage is both in a lifetime and a monthly payment. In the last few weeks of January 2023, we’ve seen interest rates hover around the upper-5% to lower-6% range for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage
2023 Housing Trends for Buyers, Sellers and More in Denver, Part 2
Last week, in part 1 of this series, we talked about 2022 market recap and buyer trends we’ll likely see in 2023. This week, we’ll continue by talking about seller trends and hot topics to keep in mind for this new year. Remember, CHR CEO Matt Hudson estimates a strong year overall for 2023 and says sellers will have a …
Remodeling Projects That Can Help Your Home Value (Pt. 2)
As mentioned, even in this market, home repairs can be detrimental to your home’s overall value. There are certain projects that can decrease the value and the price of your home.
Remodeling Projects That Can Help Your Home Value (Pt. 1)
Major home remodeling can be costly and inconvenient, but it can also greatly raise the value of your house. Even in this market, home repairs can be beneficial to your home’s overall value.
Pros and cons of buying down an interest rate
In short, buying down interest rates is when a buyer puts down more money upfront to reduce interest rates and the mortgage amount in total
Getting your home and yard ready for winter
As we all collectively lay back and finish digesting the big meal from the Thanksgiving holiday this week and enjoy our time with friends and family, we may be reflecting on the year we’re in as well as the pending new year ahead. Holiday season is officially upon us and hopefully many happy gatherings lay ahead which means a lot …
The 4 Types of Home Loans
Individual variances may impact which loan type is best for you and your situation. Below is a quick high-level breakdown of the 4 major loan types: conventional loans, FHA loans, VA loans or USDA loans