Buyers & Sellers

Buyers & Sellers Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell? Your kids have moved out and now you’re living in a big house with way more space than you need. You have two choices – remodel your existing home or move. Here are some things to consider about each option. Choice No. 1: Remodel your existing home to better fit your current needs. Remodeling gives […]
Buyers & Sellers What Makes A Home “Modern”? Sleek, sustainable design, open concept floor plans, minimalism, and eco-conscious thinking are defining characteristics of modern architecture. Recently, modern design concepts in home building have become more popular, and the resurgence of interest in modern real estate has followed suit.     These characteristics are what define Contemporary Architecture:  Clean geometric lines: At the heart of modernist values lies the simplification of form. Modernist homes have a very ‘linear’ feel with straight […]
Buyers & Sellers Kick-Starting A Kitchen Remodel Ask a homeowner which room they would most like to improve, and most will point to the kitchen – the starting point for every meal and the heart of the home. Ask those same people why they don’t move forward with a kitchen remodel, and many will say the project seems so overwhelming they don’t […]
Blog Your Beginner’s Guide to Home Appraisals   Appraisals are used as a reliable, independent valuation of a tract of land and the structure on it, whether it’s a house or a skyscraper. Designed to protect buyers, sellers, and lending institutions, appraisals are an important part of the buying/selling process. Below, you will find information about the appraisal process, what goes into […]
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 […]
Blog “How’s The Market?” Have you found yourself thinking “How’s the Market?” If you are curious to know the current stats, trends, and dynamics in our market, this online workshop is for you! See exactly what is happening in our real estate market today so you are clear about where it is going. The questions we will answer for […]
Blog A Closing Window For home sellers who would like to move to a new home this year, there is a window of time that is closing as we head into the Fall months. Most people know that the Spring and Summer are the most active months for real estate and that activity trails off into the Fall and […]
Blog Protect Your Home With Homeowners Insurance In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset, and it’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowner’s insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about two-thirds of all homeowners are under-insured. According to […]
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Buyers & Sellers Extend The Life of Your Roof Your roof is one of the most important and expensive assets of your home, but no other element is quite as valuable. While the average lifespan of a roof is about 15 years, careful homeowners can extend the life of their homes without enduring too many hardships. Take a look at these three quick maintenance tips […]
Buyers & Sellers 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 How Reliable Are Home Valuation Tools? Posted in Selling by Kenady Swan    What’s your home worth?   It seems like a simple question, but finding that answer is more complicated than it might seem. Sites like Zillow, Redfin, Eppraisal, and others have built-in home valuation tools that make it seem easy, but how accurate are they? And which one do you believe if […]
Blog Designing the Perfect Office to Work From Home In Style Posted in Living by Kenady Swan  Photo by letsbemates.com.au Working from home is an aspiration for many of us, but to do so effectively takes effort. A disorganized space at home can be just as troublesome as a hectic office. The most disciplined telecommuters will tell you that you need a structured routine and organization to get into […]
Buyers & Sellers Sellers: Making the Most of your First Impressions As the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. If you’re selling your home, it’s true, except that there are several impressions to be made, and each one might have its own effect on the unique tastes of a prospective buyer. I’ve worked with scores of buyers, witnessed hundreds […]
Blog What You Need To Know About Buying a Bank Owned Home Recently, news about how to purchase a real-estate owned (REO/bank owned) home, foreclosure property or short sale is everywhere. Bank owned homes are sold directly from the lender after the foreclosure process is complete, and while you may save quite a bit of money by choosing to go for this type of home, it is […]
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 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 […]
Buyers & Sellers 6 Smart Home Gadgets Perfect for Summer Fun Tell your friends and families to clear their weekend schedules throughout the entire summer—your house is the place to be for fun all season long. If you sloughed through winter with visions of making your house the hangout spot of the summer, you’ll want to bookmark this page. We’re outlining the gadgets you’ll need on hand to […]
Buyers & Sellers Considering becoming a landlord? How to evaluate whether to rent or sell your property Considering becoming a landlord? How to evaluate whether to rent or sell your property Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in homeowners choosing to become landlords rather than placing their homes on the market.  In deciding whether or not becoming a Landlord is right for you, there are a number of […]
Blog How to Get Back to a Balanced Housing Market Developers are not building enough single-family homes to keep up with demand. The reason why? Cost. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner explains why new construction is so cost prohibitive and how to shift the trend.
Blog Why You Should Stay Put and Improve the Home You Have In “Staying Put,” architect and writer Duo Dickinson has assembled a terrific and practical guide to help us make real improvements to our homes. Dickinson, an advocate of well-designed and affordable homes for all, has specialized in residential design for more than three decades. This is not your typical architect’s book about design. There’s no […]