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The holidays are the time of year that most people will donate money to charitable organizations.  Well, there is a simple way to make your money go LITERALLY TWICE AS FAR!   Every charity that you donate to on this site will at least match the donation.  So...your mo...
How can I get the word out?  Can you help?  How can we let the sellers know that we NEED MORE LISTINGS?  We are so short on inventory here in northern CO.  Houses are selling for significantly more than last year...all the numbers are trending upward...average price, median price, number of sold ...
Now I certainly don't do loans, nor do I get paid to refer clients to lenders (that is illegal)...but what I do want to see is banks getting LESS MONEY and homeowners keeping MORE!   Rates are still insanely low.  See below.   One of the biggest ways you can save money is with a better rate.  Now...
Via Freddie Mac: Here’s a closer look at rates for the week ending Feb. 2:  30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged a new record low of 3.87 percent, with an average 0.8 point, dropping from last week’s 3.98 percent average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.81 percent.  15-year fi...
Step 8: Insurance Series: 10 Steps to Home Ownership No one would drive a car without insurance, so it figures that no homeowner should be without insurance. The essential idea behind various forms of real estate insurance is to protect owners in the event of catastrophe. If something goes wrong,...
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Step 7: Make an Offer 10 Steps to Home Ownership This step is often done in conjunction with Step 6: Finalize Your Financing but can be done after. Your realtor will help guide you through this process as smoothly as possible. Realtor groups, working with legal counsel, have developed forms that ...
Step 6: Finalize Your Financing Series: 10 Steps to Home Ownership Often the cost of real estate financing is routinely greater than the original purchase price of a home (after including interest and closing costs and commissions). Because financing is so important, buyers should have as much in...
Step 5: Make A Decision Series: 10 Steps to Home Ownership There's no doubt that choosing a home is a big decision and you want to do it right. As a buyer, here's what actually happens. A home has been placed on the market for which the seller has established an asking price as well as other term...
Step 4: Decide What You Are Looking For Series: 10 Steps to Home Ownership A good number of new and existing homes are sold each year. There's no shortage of housing options, but with so many choices the challenge becomes finding the property which best meets your needs. The housing market is com...

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