Update your space with C2RS Contracting

Update your space with C2RS Contracting

C2RS Contracting, a small team based in Johnstown, is entirely focused on providing high-quality construction, with a big emphasis on total customer satisfaction.

Buer Homes Inc.: Building Tradition

Buer Homes Inc.: Building Tradition

FORT COLLINS – Celebrating 33 years as a custom home builder is a tremendous achievement in a time where every market downturn can drive more and more small builders out of business. It’s an achievement of which Doug Buer, founder and President of Buer Homes, is...
Poudre Valley REA members welcome a convenient payment option

Poudre Valley REA members welcome a convenient payment option

By Judy Finman, At Home Well known in Northern Colorado for more than 75 years, Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Inc. , is a local, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving over 40,000 homes and businesses in Larimer, Boulder and Weld counties. A...

Why Fort Collins Is the Hip New Town to Move to

Home to the Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins has got all the trappings of an American college town. Walking down its streets, one cannot help but notice the city’s young, hip, and vibrant populace. Events and festivities meant to keep its residents...
Should you pay down your mortgage with tax refund money?

Should you pay down your mortgage with tax refund money?

Do you have a tax refund coming your way? Are you trying to decide how to best spend that money? If you’re considering paying down your mortgage with your tax refund, here are a few things to consider. Compare other debts First off, if you have other debts such as...
Right-Sized, Low-Maintenance Living in Loveland

Right-Sized, Low-Maintenance Living in Loveland

“We lived in the Congress Park neighborhood.” That’s Kari Smith. She and husband, Bill, were happy with their last home in Denver. “Our house was 101 years old,” Smith explained. It had character, it was comfortable, and it was nestled in a wonderful community. She...
Tax deductible home expenses – Get ready for tax season

Tax deductible home expenses – Get ready for tax season

Happy New Year! As we enter this new year, many of you are preparing for tax season.  Here are some home ownership expenses that are typically tax deductible. Mortgage interest Your entire mortgage payment is not tax deductible. However, the portion that applies to...

Keeping your home staged for showings

LOVELAND –  Selling your home can be stressful, mostly because of the need to keep it in “showing condition”. After all, you still need to live in your home while you’re trying to sell it. There are a few things you can do to make this process a little easier on you...

Why buying a home outweighs renting

LOVELAND – When comparing renting versus buying a home, you should consider more than just the monthly expenses applicable to each. There are other long term benefits that can ultimately outweigh the short term differences. Here are a few of the major differences. Tax...

5 things that scare away home buyers

LOVELAND – Are you scaring away potential home buyers? Attracting more home buyers leads to more offers and higher prices. Avoid making critical mistakes that impede your success. Plumbing leaks or signs thereof Given the potentially high cost of plumbing work, buyers...

You’ve closed on your new home – now what?

LOVELAND – As a home buyer, your primary focus has been to make it to the closing table. You’ve dreamed about getting handed those coveted keys… a symbol that your dreams of homeownership have finally come true. But once that step is done, what comes next? With the...

Impact of solar panels on home sales

LOVELAND – Solar panels have popped up on rooftops all over Colorado. It seems to have been a huge trend over the last several years given the growing desire to be eco-friendly and the big incentives offered by solar panel companies. Homeowners might not have realized...

Inventory remains key factor in markets across the state

Median sales price for Colorado’s single-family homes dips for second time in three months while condominium/townhouse prices increase ENGLEWOOD – The median sales price of a single-family home in Colorado has dropped for the second time in the past three months to...

Why colors and furnishing matter when it comes to selling a home

LOVELAND – When it comes to selling your home, your wall colors and furnishings can play a big role in buyer impressions. Sure, we all like to think that buyers can look past an owner’s belongings and see a house for what it has to offer. After all, the furnishings...

Autumn home-selling secrets

GREELEY – Lindsay Jiricek, of Sears Real Estate, lists the top three tips for selling a home in the fall. For years, spring and summer have been considered the optimal home-selling seasons. However, fall is fast overcoming the “prime” selling seasons as the best time...

Sarah Warnock to chair Loveland-Berthoud Association of Realtors

LOVELAND – RE/MAX Alliance broker associate Sarah Warnock was recently elected as chair of the Loveland-Berthoud Association of Realtors. “Since its chartering in 1949, my great-grandfather, grandfather, father and two of my uncles have also served as chairs for the...

12 things to do before an open house

LOVELAND – There are so many things to do when your home is on the market. As you prepare for a big open house or private showings, you are likely thinking about the big things such as general cleanup and furniture staging. However, it’s important not to forget the...

Is it a good time to refinance?

LOVELAND – Refinancing involves obtaining a new home loan and paying off your existing loan. It can allow you to access some of the equity in your home or reduce your monthly mortgage payments. If you have been thinking of refinancing, here are a few ways to evaluate...