FUNdamentals

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  In times of change (like now), it’s valuable to look at the fundamentals of our market. Let’s have some fun with fundamentals… 1.  Our economy is healthy – since 1990, the unemployment rate in Colorado has never been higher than the U.S. unemployment rate.  Ever.  Unemployment in Colorado sits at 2.7% today while the rate across the U.S…. Continued

July 30, 2019

Why So Many Americans Are Either Upsizing or Downsizing

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  According to two recent surveys that took industry watchers by surprise, many family homeowners are putting frugality aside and upsizing to new houses that average as large as 2,480 square feet (an increase of as much as 13 percent from the year before), and sometimes exceed 3,500 square feet in size. Meanwhile, millions of… Continued

June 12, 2019

Relocating Your Home to Advance Your Career

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  Many of us dream of getting a better job. But when a promotion or new job opportunity comes with a request to relocate, the result can be very disruptive to your home life. There’s a lot to consider when making this kind of move, such as do you have a home to sell? Are… Continued

June 11, 2019

5 Lessons Home Renovations Can Teach You About Yourself

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I could spend ages talking about everything there is to learn from remodeling your house: the best types of tile for a shower floor, little details that you shouldn’t overlook when remodeling, tips and tricks for finishing a project on time — you name it. But a remodeling project, being a rather noteworthy life experience, can… Continued

May 31, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Securing a Mortgage Loan

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Entering into debt is a concept I grew up diametrically opposed to. I was raised, like many with frugal family members, to understand that anything you couldn’t pay for on the spot was something you couldn’t afford. But as we age we learn the pathway to financial growth requires a commitment beyond what many of… Continued

May 18, 2019

Keep Herbs Alive and Well in Winter With These 5 Tactics

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Temperatures may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean we have to bid farewell to our herb gardens. Cold-hardy herbs, such as chives, mint, oregano, parsley, sage and thyme, can often survive cold-winter temperatures while continuing to produce flavorful foliage, as long as they are provided with some protection or grown indoors. Even herbs like rosemary… Continued

April 25, 2019

How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing

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Investing in real estate is one of the world’s most venerable pathways to building wealth. When properly managed, income from renting or real estate investment trusts can provide you with the financial security to plan out the rest of your life. The conclusion is easy to envision, but knowing where to begin can be overwhelming,… Continued

April 2, 2019

8 Ways to Make the Most of the Home You Have

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“Staying Put” by architect and writer Duo Dickinson is not your typical architect’s book about design. There’s no obscure language nor design-for-design’s-sake ideas. It is a practical, down-to-earth guide that walks anyone through the rational process of how to remodel your house to get the home you want, from how to think about your house… Continued

January 30, 2019

Good Loan News

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Here are two recently-announced pieces of really good news for home buyers. • The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority recently raised the income limit for their down payment assistance program to $115,600. Now more people can get help with a down payment. • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac raised their conforming loan limits so that… Continued

January 18, 2019