Buying a Home

When Buying a Home, Consider your Lifestyle

When you decide to buy a house, it’s easy to keep your focus on the house itself. How many bedrooms? How big a garage? Open kitchen? Formal dining? Wood- burning fireplace? Trex deck? Once you’ve decided on these aspects of your future home, you head to your favorite search engine and start typing in parameters.…

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Hot Housing Market? Make YOUR offer Stand Out

With inventory at an all-time low, Denver buyers are facing heavy competition. Here are some tips from an experienced realtor on how to make your offer stand out! 1)  Be as flexible as you can on closing time frames for closing. Call the listing agent to see if there are particular circumstances for the Seller…

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Make it Happen–Own Your Own Home in 2017!

 So one of your New Year’s resolutions is to cut out the landlord and pay yourself rent in 2017. That’s a bold move, and an admirable one. By joining the ranks of homeowners, you’re taking a vital step to secure your financial future. For example, did you know that the difference in net worth between…

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Think Twice, Buy Once

In this sudden housing frenzy we find ourselves in, it is tempting to offer on as many homes as possible, tantamount to throwing irons in the fire so you have more chances of at least one heating up. As a seasoned realtor and property manager, who has lived in Colorado for more than twenty years,…

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Before You Buy a Home

Fed up with skyrocketing rents, noisy neighbors, and no parking? Buying a home could be the best financial decision you make in this lifetime. Before you start house hunting, though, consider the following decisions. A well-thought-out approach can make the transition from renter to homeowner as seamless as possible. Before Buying– –Research, research, research. Remember, you can change…

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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: 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//nancyrealestateonline.com

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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