Denver Parade of Homes 2010: Something for Everyone



August 7, 2010The Denver Parade of Homes kicks off next week on August 14th through Labor Day.   The Parade of Homes is taking a new approach this year, with intent to offer something to dream about in every price range. 58 homes throughout 21 Front Range Cities can be viewed free of charge.  Prices range from $188,900 to over $6 million dollars. In addition to touring featured homes, the Parade of Homes...

Find an Agent You Trust



July 30, 2010Find an agent that you are comfortable sharing the information that will make your house-hunting more fruitful.   Also, find an agent whose experience you respect and trust.  Without trust, you will not get the most out of working with an agent. Throughout the home buying process, you will be sharing personal information.  At the bare minimum, you will need to be honest about your finances...

Understand Your Home Buying Motives to Develop the Best Search Strategy



July 28, 2010There are many different reasons to purchase a home, and the story behind your purchase defines your future home better than how many bathrooms and bedrooms you want. Each motive will require a different home search strategy. For example, a first time home owner is likely to be in a different situation than someone shopping for a ski in ski out condo in Breckenridge, each will require a different...

Mission Impossible 10 : Preparing for Closing Tomorrow



June 16, 2010This is one of those things where I always thought that by the time I buy a house I’m going to be this incredibly responsible super person that never pays late fees or does things at the last minute. Unfortunately, I have not yet transformed into that person. Today I had the seemingly simple task of “getting the things together that we need at closing.”  Sounds easy enough, right? ...

Radon, and Lead Paint, and Stairs! Oh my!



May 27, 2010What to expect during your Home Inspection. One of the things that you will do after you go into the contract has your home inspected.  Everyone that I have talked to about buying a home told me that this is one of the most important parts of the process.   It is your chance to make sure that there are no big problems lurking behind that fresh coat of paint. Pick your poison: choosing...

The Family Who Called House: In other words, making a second offer.



May 17, 2010Now that we have gone through this process a few times, I have realized that making an offer as a first time home buyer can be broken down into four stages: Stage One: This is The One: we will grow old in this house. Four times now my husband and I have called our friends and family, excited because we found a house in Colorado that we love! This is our third time that we have been ready to...

Meet Dana, First Time Home Buyer



May 13, 2010Hello Colorado Home Buyers! My name is Dana and my husband and I have  have decided to take the plunge and ...  buy a house! We’ve been renting for years, and we are tired of what we feel is “throwing money away.”  Every month our rent check is an investment for someone else.  We want to invest our money in our future.   It’s not just the money either, we are renting a house for...