Monthly Archives: October 2014

10 Steps For First-Time Home Buyers

By Gina Roberts-Grey Buying your first home can be a daunting task. But millions of people have been there before you and survived. If you do your homework, you’ll have the best possible chance of finding a place you can … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between short sales and foreclosures?

By Investopedia.com A: Short sales and foreclosures are two financial options available to homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments, have a home that is underwater or both. The term short sale refers to the fact that the home … Continue reading

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New mortgage rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans

By Marcy Gordon The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week. With the financial crisis and subprime mortgage bust receding farther into history, the government is loosening some financial rules, hoping to … Continue reading

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Here’s How Long It Will Take to Get a Mortgage

By: Paula Pant Banks are asking for a lot of documents these days, so don’t assume the process will be speedy. You’re scrolling the online listings, looking for houses, when — boom — the love of your real estate life … Continue reading

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6 Home-Maintenance Musts for Autumn

An Article by BrightNest 1. Change your linens and move your mattress. Strip and vacuum your mattress and machine wash all of your bed linens, including your comforters, duvets, bed skirts and pillows. Then, turn your mattress front-to-back and end-to-end … Continue reading

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Castle Rock prepares for 1st urban renewal project

By Clayton Woullard An abandoned municipal dump site and abandoned clay mine are the first targets for urban renewal in Castle Rock. The 66-acre site at the northwest corner of Plum Creek Parkway and Interstate 25 near the new Philip … Continue reading

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The Newbie’s Roadmap to Buying a First Home

By Teresa Mears For first-time homebuyers, the whole homebuying process may look a bit daunting. You’re going into what could be the biggest purchase of your life with no experience to fall back on. The good news is a little … Continue reading

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What are the differences among a real estate agent, a broker and a realtor?

By Investopedia A: Many people unfamiliar with the real estate industry use the terms real estate agent, broker and realtor interchangeably. There are differences between the three titles, however, the most important being the services each real estate professional offers … Continue reading

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How to Buy a Home in One Market While Selling in Another

By Brendon DeSimone Someone being transferred for work or making a major move for personal reasons may end up selling in one market and buying in another. The ideal scenario would be to sell in a sellers’ market, like the … Continue reading

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Do Home Sellers Need To Disclose Paranormal Activity?

By: Richard D. Vetstein, Esq. “Haunted” properties fall within the category of stigmatized properties. Well, it’s October already and Halloween decorations are already starting to surface. Haunted houses are fun to visit but most people wouldn’t want to live in … Continue reading

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