Tech-savvy Equity Colorado agents personalize home sales while lowering costs

Tech-savvy Equity Colorado agents personalize home sales while lowering costs

The world of real estate has been so utterly transformed by technology that those who thrive in the field today are those who most effectively employ the many interfaces of tech, both for the good of their clients and for the success of their business. “The more willing an agent is to adapt technology to the needs and style of the customer, the more successful they will be,” said Nancy Umbreit, broker and owner of Equity Colorado-Front Range. 

Retire Right: Bridge to Rightsizing

One of the largest challenges that I have found for homeowners who want to rightsize (upgrading, downsizing or making a strategic move in real estate), is coming up with the down payment for the new home.

The art of downsizing: A senior’s blueprint to a new home

The art of downsizing: A senior’s blueprint to a new home

For many older adults, the idea of downsizing from a large home that once buzzed with the energy of growing children can evoke a myriad of emotions. Deciding when it’s the right time to shift to a new place, possibly a smaller space, can be daunting. Yet, with the right guidance, it can also mark the start of an invigorating new chapter.

The unparalleled value of experienced real estate agents for retirees

The unparalleled value of experienced real estate agents for retirees

Whether buying or selling, retirees stand to gain a great deal from the services of an experienced real estate agent. From understanding the local real estate market nuances to advocating for their client’s best interests, professional realtors offer many advantages.

The Swiss Army Knife of Mortgage

The Swiss Army Knife of Mortgage

What I love about the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is that the ways to utilize the program are endless and it can be used by virtually anyone age 62 and over with a significant amount of equity in their home.

Pop life

Pop life

If you’re looking to increase your living space and improve the value of your home, one option to consider is “popping the top” on your house.

September 2023 marks the 10-year anniversary of the 2013 flood

September 2023 marks the 10-year anniversary of the 2013 flood

During the last 10 years, new and higher bridges have been built, new roads with flood-resistant construction completed, and floodways reconstructed, all with the intent of surviving the next flood of the same proportion. The question remains, will it be enough to prevent the same level of devastation? We will never know until it actually happens. However, one thing you can do to be better prepared for the next time it happens is to check your insurance coverag

Three Colorado cities rank in top 100 for best recreation

Three Colorado cities rank in top 100 for best recreation

Three of Colorado’s largest cities ranked in the top of the largest U.S. cities on recreational activities, with Denver ranking No. 16 in the nation, Colorado Springs at No. 48, and Aurora achieving No. 92, according to the WalletHub analysis.

Options for financing when interest rates go up

Options for financing when interest rates go up

The 30-year mortgage has been the mainstay of American homebuying for decades. The 30-year mortgage came about as a result of the housing crisis of the 1920s. Back then, a typical mortgage was three to five years with a variable rate, and payments only covered the...
Finding your perfect home and lifestyle in retirement

Finding your perfect home and lifestyle in retirement

As you approach retirement, it’s essential not just to find a house but also to build a home that reflects your envisioned lifestyle. Defining this lifestyle can simplify the search for your dream home.

Navigating high interest rates for selling and buying a home

Navigating high interest rates for selling and buying a home

Rising interest rates can be challenging for the unprepared. However, with strategic planning and professional guidance, buyers and sellers can navigate this environment and make decisions that benefit them in the short and long term.

Retire Right: The 3 Buckets in Retirement

Retire Right: The 3 Buckets in Retirement

There are 3 buckets of money in retirement (if you own a home). Bucket #1 is your Income Bucket, Bucket #2 is your Nest Egg Bucket, and Bucket #3 is your Home Equity Bucket.

Staging flex space for sales appeal

Staging flex space for sales appeal

That’s ample rationale to make the most of your home’s bonus space when you plan to sell. Simple staging can turn that large landing or extra room into a space that declares, “Great Lifestyle!”. Your home sale will benefit from the impression of extra value.  With...