Buying a home? 6 steps to prepare for success.

For most of us, purchasing a home is our biggest financial investment, and you want to avoid buyer’s remorse. Here are six steps to successfully buy a home. Prepare your credit. A good credit score and history are critical in large purchases.  Go online to services like Credit Karma to see your scores, get your free […]

What Credit Score do I need to Buy a House?

If you need to dispute any items on your credit report, you can do so to ensure that your credit score is accurately reflected on the report. As every credit score point matters, it is to your best advantage to dispute any discrepancies on your credit report. With your credit report in hand you should […]

In defense of buying an older home.

Quality, character, location, uniqueness – these are often the attributes of an older home.  Areas like Mapleton, Old Town Longmont, and Chautauqua are full of them.  This article explains what to look for, and why we love them. “There are any number of problems that could come with buying a period home. Asbestos! Zoning restrictions! […]

1031 Exchanges – Boulder Loves Them.

1031 Exchanges happen a lot in Boulder, a town where around 50% of homes are in the rental pool. Why? One word: taxes. Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows an owner of investment property to exchange property and defer paying federal and state capital gain taxes (up to 15% Federal, 25% depreciation recapture and […]

3 Ways to Prepare your Home for selling

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t […]