How to save money when you buy a home

How to save money when you buy a home

If you’re considering buying a home, do yourself a favor and stop looking at homes for sale online and take some steps to ensure you save money on the purchase. Sure, it takes a little time and effort but the payoff may just be a lower monthly house payment.

At home at the beach: Ensuring a blissful vacation home purchase experience

At home at the beach: Ensuring a blissful vacation home purchase experience

As families ponder the idea of a vacation home, they may start asking numerous important questions. These can revolve around immediate objectives, like determining the frequency of personal use, or longer-term plans, such as establishing the property as a lasting family vacation legacy. Here are several questions to aid in your decision-making process.

Homebuyers and homeowners: new FHA plan could bring savings

Homebuyers and homeowners: new FHA plan could bring savings

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...
Comparing real estate investments

Comparing real estate investments

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.

The season for gratitude in Boulder County real estate

The season for gratitude in Boulder County real estate

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’m calling it: We’re now in a buyer’s market

I’m calling it: We’re now in a buyer’s market

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.

Housing market trends: Signs nationwide show upside for buyers

Housing market trends: Signs nationwide show upside for buyers

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.

Psychologically impacted or stigmatized homes

Psychologically impacted or stigmatized homes

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.

Marry the house, date the rate

Marry the house, date the rate

If you have found your dream home, don’t let the interest rate scare you away. Marry that house. Date the rate.

Don’t Be Spooked

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.

Is Buying a New Home Now Financially Savvy?

Is Buying a New Home Now Financially Savvy?

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?

Tenant in Common (TIC) real estate investments

Tenant in Common (TIC) real estate investments

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.

“Real” estate is back…

“Real” estate is back…

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.

Rising interest rates decrease purchasing power

Rising interest rates decrease purchasing power

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.

Signs that you may need to downsize

Signs that you may need to downsize

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.

Building generational wealth

Building generational wealth

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.

Part 2: Buying College Housing Now Is The Time

Part 2: Buying College Housing Now Is The Time

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.