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Ask Nancy: How to Know You've Found the Right Home Inspector

Any Realtor® worthy of the name will be able to recommend an eagle-eyed home inspector—it’s part of the full service a real estate professional brings to the process of buying a home. The object of the inspection is, of course, to prevent the unexpected: repair bills that might otherwise go undetected. A good inspector finds…

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Ask Nancy: Retiring in Denver? Consider these things….

One of the advantages of reaching retirement age is that it is easier to gauge future needs. When it comes to planning for buying a home in the Denver Metro area, for instance, you no longer have to worry about many of the contingencies that created vast unknowns earlier on. When we were at the…

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Ask-Nancy: Is there A 'Best Time' to List Your Home?

    It is a good bet that the first place the public will spot your house for sale will be the MLS listings. If 90% of those who actually do buy a home go to the web during their search (researchers at the National Association of Realtors® (NAR®) say so), they will either go…

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Ask Nancy: New Loan Wrinkles for Self-Employed

You don’t have to tell the self-employed that there are extra costs that go with the benefits. In addition to the long hours and extra responsibility, getting a home loan has always added special challenges. Now that we are into the new Dodd-Frank era of federal oversight, some of the changes warrant an early heads-up.…

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What is a Lease Option, and is it Right for You?

What is a Lease Option//

What is a Lease Option, and is it right for you? A lease option, also known as Lease with the Option to Purchase, is a type of contract between an owner and a tenant, in which the renter has the option of purchasing the property after a certain amount of time. The Tenant and Landlord…

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The Top Ten Mistakes You Can Make When Leasing a Home

Looking for a place to rent? Consider these ‘hidden’ costs before signing a lease…. 1) Not adding the cost of ‘Surprise’ utilities. I’m talking about the ones NOT included in your monthly rent when you calculate your payment. Trash, sewer, water, cable, electricity and gas can add several hundred dollars a month to your base rent.…

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