First Time Home Buyer – Complete Colorado Guide

First time home buyer programs are loan programs designed to help a wide range of people afford to purchase a home. Most people would rather own their home rather than rent but think that it is too far out of reach because of rising housing costs.  What most...
Can I Buy a House with No Money Down?

Can I Buy a House with No Money Down?

When times are tough, and money is tight, there are still some options when you want to buy a house. You may be low on savings, or perhaps you just don’t want to lose hard-earned money to a real estate down payment. Is it possible to buy a home with no money down? In...

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What is a plat map and why does it matter?

What is a plat map and why does it matter?

A plat map (sometimes simply called a “plat”) is a legal document showing the division of a piece of land into specific lots.  Reviewing a property’s plat map as well as the more detailed plot map can help determine exactly what property is being bought or sold. A...

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Log Cabins for Sale in Washington State

Log Cabins for Sale in Washington State

Want to get away? Whether it’s the sudden knowledge that you can work from home all the time now, or you’re just trying to get away from the general hustle and bustle of city life, why not get away to a rustic log cabin that still has all the modern amenities? It also...

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Do You Need a Home Warranty? Know This Beforehand

Do You Need a Home Warranty? Know This Beforehand

A home warranty is a great way to protect your home, and your budget, but what exactly is it? These plans aren’t necessary for everyone, so let’s look at the details and you can decide if this is a beneficial option for your situation.  What is a Home Warranty? A...

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What is a HUD home? Everything you need to know.

What is a HUD home? Everything you need to know.

If you’re in the market for a new home, you may have come across the term “HUD Home” in your search. These homes can be a great opportunity for buyers, and even offer cost savings. But it’s important to do your research. Let’s look at what a HUD home is and how to buy...

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How Much to Offer on a House

How Much to Offer on a House

After all your hard work searching, you’ve finally found your dream home, and you’re ready to make an offer. Few things in life are more stressful and exciting than this time, and rightfully so. But now that you’re here, what is a fair price to pay?  How to tell what...

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How Much is a Home Inspection? Know This Beforehand

How Much is a Home Inspection? Know This Beforehand

You don't need to be intimidated by the idea of an inspection, and the cost of it isn't too bad either. If you’re in the market to buy a home, an inspection of the home you're considering is essential. It may not seem necessary if the home looks great on the surface,...

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How Does Rent-to-Own Work?

So you know that renting doesn’t allow you to build equity, but you aren’t sure you can afford a mortgage right now, this is when rent-to-own comes into play. Buyer and sellers can benefit from a rent-to-own agreement, but it’s essential that both parties fully...

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House? 

How Much Does it Cost to Build a House? 

It’s a commonly asked question - how much does it cost to build a house vs buying a pre-existing house? You’d think there would be an easy answer to that simple question, but there isn’t. The answer you seek will arise from many different factors that you need to...

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Market Pulse: April 2021

As temperatures rise, so does the amount of inventory on the market. However, we are still experiencing a strong sellers market. There is still a drastic shortage of homes on the market and sellers are in high demand. This is the ideal time to sell as buyers are...

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What Is a Transaction Broker? Know This Beforehand

What Is a Transaction Broker? Know This Beforehand

Most people looking to buy or sell a house have an idea of what a buyer’s or seller’s agent is. Although, you might not understand entirely what each does for their respective parties. In many states recently, transaction brokers have started to appear as one of many...

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What Do You Need to Buy a House?

Understanding what you need to buy a house can be stressful, and while it’s something most people do in their lifetime, not many are taught how the process works. But armed with the correct information, you can feel confident you have everything you need to buy a...

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How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

A residential appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Buyers typically need a mortgage loan to afford a home. A mortgage lender will order an appraisal to ensure that they are...

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10 Colorado Summer Log Cabins That Could Be Yours

10 Colorado Summer Log Cabins That Could Be Yours

Why not get a log cabin? Their rustic beauty has made them a classic American home. It also helps that they're tucked away in some pretty gorgeous places. We broke down some of the best and most interesting log cabin homes currently for sale across Colorado, so you...

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Market Pulse – Raleigh March 2021

Market Pulse – Raleigh March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 3,092 vs 2,841 (down 8%)Average sales price: $352,285 vs...

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Market Pulse – Phoenix March 2021

Market Pulse – Phoenix March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 8,863 vs 7,365 (down 17%)Average days on the market - 43 vs...

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Market Pulse – Seattle March 2021

Market Pulse – Seattle March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 2,913 vs 2,843 (down 2%)Average days on market - 22 vs...

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Market Pulse – Denver March 2021

Market Pulse – Denver March 2021

Even with the big snows lately, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition as we move on into spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 2,439 vs 2,194 (down...

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How to Buy Land

How to Buy Land

So maybe you’re sitting in your apartment in a crowded city thinking, man, even buying a house in a Zoom Town seems too crowded right now. As a good friend of mine once said, “They’re not making any more land.” How about buying your own raw land, then? And then you...

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How to Buy a New Construction Home

How to Buy a New Construction Home

Many people have turned to buying a new construction home to get exactly what they want. The demand for new construction homes has dramatically increased in recent years. And they’ve become an easy alternative for home buyers that want to buy a new home without the...

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Do You Need an Agent to Buy a New Construction House?

Do You Need an Agent to Buy a New Construction House?

That nice, shiny new construction house you found might look pristine and convince you that you don’t need a real estate agent to buy it. And isn’t buying a new construction home easy? There’s the model, and there’s the homes being built right next door.  When...

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How to Qualify for a DACA Mortgage

How to Qualify for a DACA Mortgage

You’d like to buy a home! But you’re not sure what kind of loan you qualify for, because you’re in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Here’s how you can get a DACA mortgage loan to buy a home when you have DACA status.  What does DACA mean? ...

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How to Find Foreclosed Homes

How to Find Foreclosed Homes

Considering buying a foreclosure but don’t really know how to find foreclosed homes? For home buyers, foreclosure homes can be great investment properties. But finding foreclosure properties poses challenges. And difficulties can change depending on what market you're...

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Buying A Pre-Foreclosure House

Buying A Pre-Foreclosure House

Buying a pre-foreclosure house can be a good deal. But many people agree it’s a difficult way to purchase a home in distress. This is because a pre-foreclosure property is not actually listed for sale. But it is in the process of becoming a bank owned property again....

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