Home Buying Tips
There is good news for the 850,000 homebuyers and homeowners with new FHA-insured mortgages. FHA recently announced a reduction in its annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP). The plan will cut mortgage insurance costs by 30% for buyers who take out Federal Housing...
When an attractive investment property comes up, there will often be multiple offers in the first few days on the market. Therefore, as an investor, you need to be able to analyze the investment as quickly as possible to determine if it is right for you.
An exceptional gift idea is helping your relative or loved one with an interest rate or mortgage buydown
In this season of giving, why not get someone started with a gift and then help create a plan for monthly contributions to an FHSA to save up for a specific down payment by a specific date.
Boulder County homeowners have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Despite the highest interest rates in decades causing downward pressure on purchasing power, annual statistics show that much of Boulder County still holds double-digit gains in single-family homes median prices.
I’ve been watching the real estate market hover between a seller’s and buyer’s market for months now. But after reviewing recent data, I’m ready to call it: it’s now officially a buyer’s market.
The housing market continues to be challenging for home buyers and sellers alike, especially in Boulder County where price increase and low inventory exceed national averages. Experts suggest patience and a knowledgeable Realtor help navigate these unprecedented market challenges.
Halloween is just around the corner and it’s the time of year for haunted houses – or even downright spooky homes where strange, unusual or disturbing events have taken place.
If you have found your dream home, don’t let the interest rate scare you away. Marry that house. Date the rate.
Now that interest rates have risen from the 3.5% range to the 7% range, will home prices decline to balance out the purchasing power?
With a well-executed strategy and a big-picture outlook, purchasing in our current market can be far from ghoulish — and actually a positive experience.
When buying a home, many of our homebuyers will ask, “Where is the sun?” The immediate answer is “look up and see!” However, it is a bit more complicated than that.
Many factors makeup “quality of life” and at least two Colorado metros deliver them in abundance. Boulder ranks as No. 2 across U.S. metros while Fort Collins shines in the eighth position, according to the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Quality of Life Index.
Given today’s market, is it better to wait to buy that new house, sidelining the lifestyle you crave, or is it financially wiser to take advantage of the equity you have now?
Even with nationwide home price increases beginning to slow, homeowners continued to gain near-record equity in their homes.
Realtor.com® analyzed the numbers in its fourth annual Best Time to Buy Report and found the best time to buy a home across the nation is the week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.
For a real estate investor nearing retirement, the thought of continuing to manage property can seem burdensome. A Tenant-In-Common (TIC) investment could be just the ticket to feeling less strained.
The return to almost real estate normalcy affords savvy buyers the opportunity to get their foot in Boulder’s door, live its coveted lifestyle, and watch their home’s value appreciate in the process.
Today’s market is tough on first time buyers. The inventory of homes and condos purchased by first-time buyers continues to be low, and along with inflation, home prices are being pushed upward in most markets.
Just like the home-preferences of single adults are different than those of families with young children, so are the home needs and wants of retirees.
For many home buyers, the most common question has been, “Why is there such a shortage of homes to buy?”
Having generational wealth is when a person’s accumulated assets are passed down, and the assets continue to grow or remain stable over the years.
In my last article, Part 1 of “Buying College Housing – Now Is The Time,” I discussed how purchasing a condo or house for your child to live in while attending college can be a worthwhile investment and can provide financial as well as other benefits for your college student. As you evaluate this decision, here’s a guide to help you.
A college property purchase can prove to be an astute financial investment as well as a superb learning experience for the student.
Studies have shown for years that the net worth of homeowners has always surpassed that of renters. All that being said, it is more important to own your own home than ever before.
When it comes to saving for their child’s college education, most parents automatically think of the Colorado College Invest 529 accounts. However, buying a home to save for college could be an alternative to consider.
Discount brokers are growing in popularity, pitting them against traditional Realtors in the race for listings. But are discount brokers too good to be true?
To get insight, WK Real Etate’s emerging and established real estate professionals, who themselves are millennials or Generation Z, give us their take.
Known for its vibrant community, boundless outdoor activities, and architecturally appealing houses, here are five reasons to consider Chautauqua Park for your next move.
By Linda Thorsen Bond forAt Home Northern Colorado Photos courtesy Oakwood Homes If you made a list of everything you dreamed of in a new home, what would you include? Would “location, location, location” be at the top of your list? Or great community, great...