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Blog A Guide to VA Loans Image source: Shutterstock VA loans provide a path toward homeownership for active service and veteran personnel and their families. The following serves as a guide to understanding what they are, who they are available to, and what types of loans are available to them. VA loans can be confusing, so talk with your Windermere agent as […]
Blog Buyer Beware: Is That House For Sale Haunted? Image Source: Canva A trope as old as horror movies: a family moves into a beautiful house that they bought for well under market value. They’ve put all their savings into the move, and they’re looking for a fresh start. When they meet the neighbors and other townsfolk, they quickly learn that there’s a history […]
Blog The Remote Worker’s Home Buying Process Image Source: Getty Images The pandemic’s influences on home life are far-ranging, prompting buyers to look at homeownership through a new lens. Remote work has created a paradigm shift in the wants and needs of homebuyers. Here’s what the remote worker should keep in mind when looking to buy. Location The location, location, location cliché has […]
Community Coronavirus Protections for Home Sellers   Before you decide to sell, be sure to seriously consider the risks of putting your home on the market right now. Talk with your Windermere agent to discuss your options.   ❱ While open houses generate interest and traffic, groups are hard to control, and we want to practice “social distancing” when we can. […]
Community Coronavirus Protections for Home Buyers   As the situation develops with the COVID-19 pandemic, Windermere Real Estate is dedicated to taking steps to reduce the spread of the virus while continuing to work with home buyers. To help with this process, here are some ways you as a home buyer can keep yourself and others safe during the buying process. […]
Colorado Housing Finding Your New Home in Four Steps Image Source: G-Stock Studio Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you currently own and are looking for a new home, the ideas below will help you better navigate that all-important first step: Finding a property that is both appealing and affordable.   The search for a new home always starts out with a lot of excitement. […]
For Buyers Affordability Housing affordability is a hot topic especially after the strong price appreciation that has occurred in our market over the last 7 years. Here’s some interesting research on affordability… Each quarter the National Association of Home Builders measures affordability in hundreds of markets across the Country. Their method is to count the number of homes in […]
For Buyers So you bought an investment property, now what? Investing in a home is a great way to build passive income but earning from your investment will take a little groundwork to become a well-oiled machine. This is your beginner’s guide to owning an investment property so you can set up that foundation properly to avoid future headaches.   Make sure it’s livable It’s […]
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Blog Is the Condominium Lifestyle Right for You? Image Source:  Grand Warszawski via Shutterstock Condominium homes are a great, low-maintenance choice for a primary residence, second home, or investment property. This alternative to the traditional single-family home has unique issues to consider before buying, as well as unique benefits. Increasingly, condos are not just for first-time homebuyers looking for a less expensive entry into the […]
Blog 5 Deal Breakers That Can Blindside Home Buyers   Purchasing a home can be a complex endeavor for even the most well-prepared home buyer.  You’ve diligently saved for your down payment, followed the market, researched agents and now you are ready to make an offer on your dream home.  Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home.   […]
Buyers & Sellers The Impact of Staging Your Home For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 88 percent of home buyers start their search online, forming impressions within three seconds of viewing a listing. When a […]
For Buyers Benefits, Risks and Things to Consider Before You Add an Accessory Dwelling Unit to Your Home   Have you ever rented the unit in someone’s basement? Maybe your spouse’s mother moved into your “Mother-In-Law Unit” above your garage? Or have you ever travelled and stayed in a pool house for your stay? Commonly referred to as “Mother-In-Law” units, homeowners use these as a way to fill the space in their home […]
For Buyers What to Consider Before You Build If you’re short on space but don’t want to move, a home addition is an attractive way to solve your woes and turn your current home into your dream home. Whether you’re adding a whole new room or a more modest addition, it can turn into a major construction project; with architects and contractors to […]
Blog Refresh Your Home   The craving to move happens to every homeowner as they start to feel bogged down, or like they need a restart. That sense of newness doesn’t have to be dramatic, however. The great part about having a home of your own is you can make improvements and give your home a chance to evolve […]
Blog Find a New Home in Four Steps Posted in Buying by Kenady Swan    Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a current owner looking for a bigger home, the ideas below will help you better navigate that all-important first step: Finding a property that you like (and can afford).   The search for a new home always starts out with a lot of excitement. But […]
Blog Are You Better Off Paying Your Mortgage Earlier or Investing Your Money? Posted in Buying, Selling, and Living by Guest Author  Photo Credit: Rawpixel via Unsplash Few topics cause more division among economists than the age-old debate of whether you’re better off paying off your mortgage earlier, or investing that money instead. And there’s a good reason why that debate continues; both sides make compelling arguments. For many people, their mortgage is […]
Blog Party Like It’s 2018!   Just a few months ago most people thought mortgage rates were heading to 5% and now they are back to where they were a year ago.   You probably saw this week’s news from the Federal Reserve declaring that they would not raise their Federal Funds rate for the rest of 2019   (just […]
For Buyers The Whole Story Metro Denver has 2.1 months of inventory on the market. This means that, at the current pace of sales, it would take just over 2 months to sell every single-family home currently listed for sale. But that’s not the whole story because inventory levels vary drastically depending upon the price of the home. When we […]
Blog How’s 2019? A lot of our clients are asking how 2019 is starting off. Here’s one thing we notice… There are more homes to choose from, which is great news for buyers. In January alone 4,821 homes came on the market in Metro Denver. That is a 14% increase compared to one year ago. At our annual […]
Blog More Choices Great news for buyers! There are more homes to choose from. It seems there is relief from the days of drastically low inventory levels. Compared to a year ago, residential inventory levels are up: • 9% in Northern Colorado (Larimer & Weld Counties) • 45% in Metro Denver (wow!) ________________________________________ You can get many more […]