The Helpful Open House Checklist

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The run-up to an open house is as important as the event itself.  Preparing yourself and others for the event is crucial to not only showcasing a property, but also building relationships with neighbors, future buyers, and people who may just provide that essential referral. One of the best ways to ensure success every time?  Make a checklist of what …


What Buyers Need to Know About Closing Credits

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If you’re buying a home, you probably know that it’s not uncommon to negotiate for credits at closing depending on a wide range of issues. But as a buyer, there are some things you should know before you begin this negotiation process. Here are some tips for buyers seeking closing credits: Closing credits are commonly negotiated as a result of …

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My philosophy on counseling real estate clients

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It’s quite common to hear the phrase “your trusted advisor” in real estate. But what does it mean to be a trusted advisor? What are the driving philosophies behind providing clients with the highest level of service? I believe there’s more to becoming a trusted advisor than meeting basic ethical and professional obligations. If someone were to ask me “How …


Market Insights Boulder County July 2017

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Our natural inclination is to see the real estate market as two separate halves of one whole.  Half of all real estate transactions consist of buyers and they are focused on a certain set of criteria.  The other half are those who own a home. They are interested in selling and their focus is on an entirely different set of …


Real Estate Trends and Perceptions

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Whether you’re interested in buying or selling a home this year, there’s reason to be optimistic. See how a healthy real estate market and positive consumer sentiments are contributing to a buoyant housing sector. Real Estate Trends The U.S. housing market continues its recovery as home prices gradually increase, interest rates remain low and millennials represent the largest group of homebuyers for the fourth …

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North Metro Denver Real Estate News 7.24.2017

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A Colorado city makes top 10 for 1st-time homebuyers; here’s how 13 local cities rank Several Colorado’s suburbs and other cities around the state may be a good choice for first-time homebuyers, according to a new report from WalletHub. The site ranked 300 cities nationwide on their suitability for first time homebuyers, including 13 cities in Colorado. Nationally, Thornton ranked …


Adding Shade to Your Yard or Patio

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Summer is a fun season to enjoy time outside with friends and family — provided you have sufficient coverage from the sun. Stay cool and comfortable by adding shade to your yard or patio with the ideas below. Overhead Hangs for the Patio One popular way to create shade is to string up outdoor fabric and make a retractable awning or canopy. …