Monthly Archives: September 2014

Why Autumn Is a Prime Home-Selling Season

By Brendon DeSimone Fall officially began Sept. 23, but that doesn’t mean you should scrap plans for selling your home this year. In fact, October, November and December can actually be good months to sell. Now is the time to … Continue reading

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Colorado’s among the 10 happiest states

By: Caitlin Hendee Digital Producer / Social Engagement Manager- Denver Business Journal The smiles don’t stop in Colorado. People in the Centennial State are happier than almost the entire rest of the country, with Colorado coming in fourth out of … Continue reading

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Zillow Mortgages: 30-Year Loan Rate Eases to 4.13%

By Lauren Braun Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.13 percent, down from 4.19 percent at this same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate … Continue reading

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A Dozen Ways to Give Your Home a Crisp New Look for Fall

By Laura Gaskill With the crisp fall air comes a natural desire to cozy up at home with warm drinks, fluffy throws and the glow of candlelight. It’s also a time of year when you might want to entertain more. … Continue reading

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For an Energy Efficient Remodel, Start With a Dream Team

By: Holland & Nick Brown In April we moved our family of four plus dogs into our 1,950 square foot fixer-upper. We started our remodel planning immediately, with the goal of beginning construction in July. We are targeting net-zero energy, … Continue reading

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Applications for Home Mortgages Rise 7.9%

By Caroline Valetkevitch Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications jumped, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both … Continue reading

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A Building Trend: Bigger Homes on Smaller Lots

By: Sheree R. Curry A current trend in luxury homes is building big on smaller lots. Sure, there’s not much elbow room, i.e. privacy, between you and your neighbor, but there’s less lawn for maintenance. And more importantly, it means … Continue reading

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15 Costliest Mistakes in Homebuying and Selling

By: Paula Pant When it comes to buying or selling your home, what you don’t know can cost you — literally. Whether it’s not doing your research or getting too emotionally involved, making the wrong choices can wind up costing … Continue reading

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Are These on Your Dream-House Wish List?

By: Jo Froude Ever had the feeling that your life could be so much better, easier or more glamorous if only you had a specific feature in your home? It’s a common complaint. But when you can’t flick through design … Continue reading

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Homebuying: 4 Must-Do’s Before You Even Start Shopping

By: Aaron Crowe For home shoppers, looking at homes and imagining living there is the best part of the process. But like a child who must eat their vegetables before getting dessert, first-time homebuyers have a lot of work to … Continue reading

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