For Sale – 4 Bedroom Home in Adonea Neighborhood, Aurora CO 80018

June 2, 2017

Home For Sale! Offered at $417,000 Gorgeous West Facing Home on Corner Lot! This spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is both beautiful and functional for all your needs. Main level includes a private study with French Doors, half-bath, laundry/mud room, large family room with cozy fireplace, a large eating… Read More »

Must Be This Tall to Ride

May 30, 2017

Surely, you remember being a child at an amusement park when after having stood in line with your friends and family, waiting to get on a terrific ride, you discovered the sign that read, “you must be this tall to ride.” Not only was it disappointing, it was slightly embarrassing…. Read More »

Would-be Buyers with Student Debt

May 22, 2017

59% of non-owners are not comfortable taking on a mortgage with their student debt according to the Aspiring Home Buyers 2017 survey. It is estimated that the college graduates have an average of $37,172 in student debt. Fannie Mae, who has loan programs with as little as three to five… Read More »

Good Info – Good Decisions

May 14, 2017

While low inventory is certainly challenging buyers, not having a clear understanding of mortgage financing is also causing issues. By having good information, they are able to make better decisions as well as compete favorably. Most buyers don’t realize how the mortgage rate is determined for a borrower. While annual… Read More »

Reasons to Refinance

May 7, 2017

Regardless of the reason to refinance a home, the basic question to ask is: “Do you plan to live in the home long enough to recapture the cost of refinancing?” There are always expenses involved in refinancing which can be paid in cash or rolled into the new mortgage. From… Read More »

Indecision May Cost More

April 30, 2017

“More has been lost due to indecision than was ever lost to making the wrong decision.” Interest rates have as much effect on housing costs as price and when they are both trending upward, it can be very expensive to wait. There can be some legitimate reasons for postponing a… Read More »

Would-be to Should-be

April 24, 2017

Some would-be buyers have emotional reasons to own a home like having a place of their own where they can raise a family, feel safe and secure and enjoy their friends’ company. Other buyers’ dominant reasons might be financial in nature such as building equity or lowering their cost of… Read More »

An Alternative to Paying Tax Today

April 17, 2017

The cartoon character Wimpy would say that he’d gladly repay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. Some real estate investors say a similar thing to Uncle Sam to be able to hold on to their proceeds from the sale of an investment and agree to pay the tax later. The… Read More »

Lower the Rate – Deduct the Interest

April 9, 2017

Credit card debt in America is back to levels prior to the recession. The average credit card APR is just under 16% according to CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Report.  Homeowners have an advantage over renters when it comes to getting their arms around debt issues. Basic money management suggests that… Read More »

Rentals are IDEAL

April 2, 2017

Rental homes are the IDEAL investment because they offer a higher rate of return than other investments without the volatility of the stock market. With certificates of deposit and bonds at less than 2%, people need an alternative investment that they understand and with a reasonable amount of control. In… Read More »