Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fannie Mae offering cash incentives to some home buyers

By Kenneth R. Harney WASHINGTON — If you’re planning to shop for a home in the next few weeks, here’s an early spring buying season come-on that just might save you some money if you qualify. Fannie Mae, the largest … Continue reading

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REMODELING? BE SMART ABOUT UPDATES AND RECOUP YOUR INVESTMENT WHEN YOU SELL

By: BLANCHE EVANS Before you pour your savings into a new kitchen and a rainforest shower for the master, think about whether or not you’ll be able to recoup your investment when it comes time to sell. If you have … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Drop in January While Prices Continue to Grow

By: Walter Molony WASHINGTON (February 21, 2014) – Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors®. … Continue reading

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Want to Sell Your Home? The Spring Selling Season May Be Coming Early This Year!

By: Jay Jenkins If you’re considering selling your home in 2014, now is the time to get ready. Not next month, not next week, not tomorrow. Right now. Why? Because buyers are already on the hunt. The Internet is the … Continue reading

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Why We Fall in Love—With Houses

By: Sanette Tanaka Falling in love can be wonderful—and finding the perfect house can make a house-hunter weak in the knees. As Valentine’s Day approaches, a survey by Realtor.com shows that falling head-over-heels for a house is fairly common—69% of … Continue reading

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Metro Denver home buyers start 2014 with wallets open

By: Dennis Huspeni – Reporter- Denver Business Journal The residential real estate market for metro Denver started 2014 a lot like 2013: with double-digit average price increases, according to the January Metrolist Inc. report released late Tuesday. And though the … Continue reading

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Getting a Mortgage After Divorce

By: Kirk Haverkamp – MortgageLoan.com Getting a mortgage after a divorce can be a challenge. A divorce may end your marriage, but your finances can remain intertwined for years to come, adding to the challenge of qualifying for a loan. … Continue reading

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Denver housing market seen as finding balance in 2014

By: Aldo Svaldi – Denver Post Homebuyers and sellers in metro Denver can expect another strong year in 2014 — but one with smaller price gains and less of the gold-rush mentality encountered last spring. “I perceive a healthy and … Continue reading

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Get Financially Fit: 4 Money Musts Before Listing Your Home

By: Tara-Nicholle Nelson If you’re planning to sell your home, chances are good that you’re seeking a lifestyle level-up: you want to bring your home’s size, shape, features, location, maintenance and financial obligations into better alignment with your life – … Continue reading

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Know Your Mortgage Options Before Buying Your First Home

By: Matthew Frankel Applying for and getting a mortgage is one of the most daunting obstacles to overcome when shopping for a home. The process can be especially scary and confusing for first timers who may be unfamiliar with the … Continue reading

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