November 2018

Found 9 blog entries for November 2018.

What to Know About Financing a Vacation HomeA vacation home can be a great way to improve an investment portfolio while getting the fringe benefits of having somewhere to stay when you just want to get away from it all. But a vacation home is also a delicate purchase because it's considered a luxury good. The benefits that homeowners enjoy with their primary residence simply aren't available when purchasing a second home. Here are a few financial tips to keep in mind before purchasing a vacation home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a certified tax expert before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Understanding the Taxes

Financing a home starts with understanding how much that home will cost year after year. The tax code was recently changed for all

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4 Tips For Selling a Fixer-UpperSelling a home can be a challenging endeavor, and many homeowners try to wait for the best opportunities to align before putting their home on the market, but sometimes this isn’t possible. When trying to sell a fixer-upper home, there are many unavoidable challenges that homeowners will encounter that may be frustrating, but with the right preparation, those little bumps in the road can be nothing more than that. Here are some things to keep in mind when selling a fixer-upper home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Reduce the Home’s Selling Price

One of the most important factors that goes into choosing a home to buy is the price, and when

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Make a Small Down Payment with an FHA Home LoanFor many, there comes a time to buy a home as there is nothing like the feeling of home ownership. Some may be able to put cash down or make a large down payment. Potential homebuyers who can make a down payment of 20 percent or more often qualify for conventional home loans with good rates.

However, individuals who want to buy a home may put as little as 3.5 percent down on a loan with an FHA home loan product. As a new home buyer, should you choose an FHA loan?

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How the Federal Housing Association Can Help You Buy a Home

You can find a whole lot of brand new terminology and info to discover if you're new

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4 Ways to Choose a Real Estate Agent

It can be impossible to estimate the actual value of hiring a real estate agent. Buyers can utilize their services to find the right home at the right price, and sellers find agents helpful because they can help them locate qualified buyers and get a fair price for their homes. Licensed real estates agents have the local knowledge and experience in neighborhoods that give their clients an advantage of those who attempt to navigate the home buying and selling realm on their own.

Whether buying or selling, hiring a real estate professional is beneficial for those seeking price guidance concerning how much home can be budgeted or how much a home is really worth in today’s marketplace. These experts network with other professionals such as home

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What to Know as a First Time Home BuyerAre you getting ready to take an exciting step into your future as a new homeowner? The process may seem overwhelming at first, but with the guidance of our experts at BoulderHomeSource and RE/MAX Alliance Boulder Realtors, and keeping in mind these simple tips, making it to closing will feel easier than your ever imagined possible

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Establish a Budget

One of the first things most new homebuyers do, is establish a budget.  When doing so, it is important to remember that there are several items you will have to account for besides your monthly mortgage payment.  It is really important to consider things

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A Short Guide to Home WarrantiesHome warranties often come with buying a home, either new construction or an existing home. Warranties give a homeowner the opportunity to receive financial compensation in the case of poor workmanship, a mechanical breakdown or repair issues. However, warranties can vary from state to state, making it difficult for owners to know what's included and what isn't. To better understand a warranty, homeowners and real estate agents need to understand the underlying principles that govern each clause in the document.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Bare Minimums

Home warranties aren't governed at the federal level. Instead, it's the

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What You Need to Know About Curb Appeal Before Selling Your HomeCurb appeal is important to Superior home sellers, and for good reason. A home with good curb appeal can potentially sell for thousands of dollars more than a comparable property with poor curb appeal. Home sellers who are serious about making a fast, profitable sale must ensure that their home has curb appeal before putting their property on the market.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage

Selling a home can be a lengthy process, but increasing home value of your Boulder area property and lessening the selling period may be easier than you think. Curb appeal plays a large role. The better the curb appeal,

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The Real Value of Residential Solar PanelsSolar panel technology has been evolving for several decades which has led more and more homeowners to look into how they can use green technology to save both their wallets and the environment. But there are still plenty of people who may not have even considered solar panels for themselves—especially if they live in an area with plenty of cloud coverage. They may not realize just how much more efficient solar panels have become or how much the price has come down. The real value of solar panels can be substantial, but homeowners may have to do some digging to really find out just how much money can be saved.

Starting Up With Solar Panels

It's true that solar panels are a serious investment for any homeowner. The returns on their investment

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4 Landscaping Mistakes You Might Be MakingWhen selling a home, landscaping is often cited as one of the most important things to draw in buyers as it directly helps or hinders a home’s curb appeal. However, good landscaping is a little trickier than just slapping down a few flowers in the garden. There are a few different pitfalls that homeowners can accidentally stumble into without even realizing it. Here are some of the most common landscaping mistake that homeowners make and how to avoid them.

1. The Gardens Require a Lot of Work

While curb appeal is essential for attracting buyers, not every home buyer is going to be interested in spending a lot of time maintaining a large garden. In order to appeal to the widest audience possible, homeowners should consider using some of these

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