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Best High ROI Home Improvements for Home SellersHomeowners often want to make home improvements to improve their homes while they live there. Other homeowners improve their property to raise their homes property value. Good home improvements are important when it is time to sell so hopefully, the home will sell for more money. However, some home improvements improve a homes value more than others.

In addition to preparing a home for sale, homeowners should consider which home improvements that have a high return on investment (ROI). The following high ROI home improvements are popular among homeowners who may want to list their home for sale.

Bathroom Addition

Lack of a second bathroom can be a big deterrent for most home buyers. Bathroom additions can be expensive, costing around $70,000.

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What Buyers Need To Know About USDA LoansStarting in 1991, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began offering rural development loans to home buyers interested in living in rural and suburban areas. For home buyers considering moving to an area like these, a USDA loan might be worth looking into instead of considering a conventional mortgage. Here is what all buyers interested in using a USDA loan should know before diving in.

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

The Purpose of USDA Loans

USDA loans have several major purposes for their existence, but their primary focus is giving low- and medium-income people an opportunity to own their on home by incentivizing them to move to

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What You Need to Know About 203K Home LoansStandard home loans like traditional FHA loans and conventional loans cannot usually be used to pay for home repairs. However, there are some types of loans that can be used to pay for home renovations. The 203K loan is one of these loans. Home buyers who want to purchase a home with this type of loan should understand how the home improvement portion of the loan works, how they can qualify for this loan and what the advantages and disadvantages of a 203K home loan are.

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

203K Home Loan Basics

The 203K home loan is a loan for home buyers who want to purchase properties that need home improvements. Sometimes

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Conventional Home Loan Lender RequirementsThose who can pay cash may want to start looking for their dream home right away. Most average homebuyers will need to take out a home mortgage loan, conventional loans being the most common option for potential buyers. With a conventional home mortgage loan, there are a number of requirements that lenders take seriously and not meeting them will make it hard for an applicant to be approved for a Westminster home loan. However, many have taken charge of their situation, inquired into lender requirements and been motivated in making the changes necessary to practically guarantee approval of their application. What should potential home loan applicants know about lender requirements?

Learn more about important requirements related to a conventional

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The Essential Toolbox For New HomeownersAll homeowners are going to have to perform some modifications are simple fixes around their home at some point, whether they expect it or not. When it comes time to do a job, whether it’s hanging up a picture frame to show off man’s best friend or just doing a quick fix to prevent a pipe from leaking until a professional plumber can take a look at it, every homeowner needs to have a toolbox handy to do their own repairs around the home. But what should a homeowner put in that toolbox? Here are some of the essential tools everyone should have ready to use in their home.

The Basics: Hammers and Screwdrivers

When people think about a toolbox, their minds automatically go to hammers and screwdrivers. These are useful for just about any maintenance

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The neighborhood of Dakota Ridge combines open spaces and contemporary living to create a community that is one of the more popular newer developments in the Boulder, Colorado real estate market! This neighborhood is all about LIFESTYLE and taking advantage of all that Boulder and our town have to offer. It is an outdoor lovers dream, as it backs to many hiking and biking trails with views of the gorgeous Flatirons. Residents are close to North Boulder's shops and restaurants and can also enjoy the two community playgrounds and park areas, perfect for gathering with friends to enjoy the outdoors. It is only a couple of miles north of Pearl St and the 29th Street outdoor mall so you feel close to everything while still being tucked away in an exclusive

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Image via Boulder Daily Camera
Image via Boulder Daily Camera

The Fourth of July is coming up fast, have you made your plans yet? We've gathered a list of our favorite activities to give you some ideas for the big day! 

Why not begin the day at the Boulder Reservoir for the Craig Towler Freedom Run? The day begins at 8am with a 5/10k, families are also welcomed to hang out at the reservoir to picnic or splash around in the water. Grab some food at the beachside cafe and enjoy some brews from the beer garden at the beach area. This party ends at 5pm, and does not include fireworks, but is a great way to get the day started! 

Once you have had your fun in the sun it's about time to settle in for a fireworks show. If you want to stay in Boulder, head on over to Folsom Field for

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Do You Have to Pay Capital Gains Tax?Are you thinking about listing a residential property for sale? Homeowners who are lucky enough to sell a property that has appreciated may have to pay capital gains tax. This payment can be significant but some individuals and couples may be able to potentially reduce their obligations to the IRS when making a profit from the sale of a home.

Understand capital gains tax before getting a home ready to go to market today.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Capital Gains Tax: The Basics

Not all homeowners who sell a home need to pay capital gains tax. Capital gains tax is generally obligatory for those homes or major assets sold which have appreciated,

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All About Saving Money for the Down PaymentAmassing a down payment is one of the major hurdles that future home buyers must clear before they can buy a home. Many home buyers will save for their down payment for years, particularly in expensive markets. Renters who would like to become home buyers some day can start by finding out what they can about down payments and make their plans to have the money when the time comes.

What's the Minimum Down Payment For A Home?

The minimum down payment for a home can vary depending on the type of loan the buyer intends to borrow. FHA loans require a minimum down payment of 3.5%, while conventional loans require a minimum down payment of 20%. People who borrow money through the FHA lending program and who have a poor credit history may need to make a

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How to Prevent and Repair Basic Roof DamageUnless a homeowner is good with a drone or unafraid of heights, they're probably blissfully unaware of the condition of their roof. They may not know when to inspect it or what to look for. It's the biggest reason why a leak or insect infestation is the first clue a homeowner gets of the structural damage that was likely forming for many years prior. Roof damage is not only inconvenient, it can also be dangerous to the people who live in the Nederland home. See what can be done to prevent problems before they begin.

Keeping an Eye Out

As scary as it may be to get up on the roof, it's usually the best way to inspect the flashing, joints, and shingles. Tears in the outer layer of the roof, moss or algae formations, or curling shingles are all signs

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