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.

Buying a home to save for college?

Buying a home to save for college?

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.

Oakwood Homes Plans Hometown Community in Reunion

Oakwood Homes Plans Hometown Community in Reunion

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...
6 fiduciary duties of a real estate agent

6 fiduciary duties of a real estate agent

The real estate agent is often considered a fiduciary, which establishes them as a trusted source who is obligated to keep the client’s interests and desires in mind while maintaining various boundaries.

Wondering if you’re too old to buy a home?

Wondering if you’re too old to buy a home?

There are certainly few things in life we’re too old to do, like playing in the NFL. However, when it comes to buying a home, you’re never too old. In fact, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) says that about 25% of first-time homebuyers are over 52 years of age

Are you and your real estate agent a match?

Are you and your real estate agent a match?

Meeting a new real estate agent occasionally feels like a first date as you trade a bottle of cabernet for talks of comps and closing costs. But with so many real estate agents available, it can be hard to find a dream match for your dream home.

Crystal ball anyone? Real estate predictions for 2022

Crystal ball anyone? Real estate predictions for 2022

The 2022 nationwide housing forecast by Realtor.com showed a continued slowing from the spring 2021 frenzy. But much is expected to stay the same, according to Realtor.com: Prices will stay high and inventory tight, even while mortgage rates rise.

At home on the beach – Part 2

At home on the beach – Part 2

Part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed goals for your vacation home, rental income, and professional property management. In this article, I will outline further considerations that will help guide you toward your purchase.

Mortgage, but hold the marriage

Mortgage, but hold the marriage

Survey by Realtor.com finds money matters more than relationship status when it comes to feeling ready to buy a home.

At home on the beach – Part 1

At home on the beach – Part 1

There are quite a few things to take into account in order to make the vacation home buying experience a happy one.