The four keys to pricing your home for a profitable sale

Last week, we discussed the two keys to success in selling your home were “presenting your home” and “pricing your home.” This week, we will look at the importance of having a pricing strategy to...

DATE: June 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Making your home ‘pop’ can help get that sale

Would you like to sell your home this summer? The keys to success are presenting your home and pricing your home. In the first of this two-part series, we will look at presenting your home for...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Five home repairs you should do before spring arrives

Spring is here. With daylight saving time and warmer days, we begin to appreciate the early spring, and we look forward to the spring real estate market. It’s also a good time to begin to assess...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Changing times mean changing home trends

“Home is the nicest word there is.” This quote from Laura Ingalls Wilder sums up our emotional ties to our home, but the truth is our desire for home features continues to change with new choices,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Home buying advice is available

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Why should I hire someone to help me with this process?” In this day and age of the Internet with resources such as Zillow and Trulia, is there a right answer...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Renovation loans can put you in that fixer-upper

A big challenge for buyers in today’s tight market is finding a home in the right neighborhood which is in acceptable condition and the size they want. A great solution is buying a home in need of...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Real estate market gets off to good start in 2016

This is a wonderful time to reflect on last year and look at what it may mean for the next year as suggested in this quote by Jonathan Lockwood Hule, “Celebrate endings for they precede new...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Mine spill impact spills into November

Following the October residential sales results in La Plata County, I rendered an opinion regarding the impact of the Gold King spill. We now have the November results, and the extra month provides...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Making sense of mortgage insurance

Mortgage insurance protects your lender against loss in the event it has to foreclose on your home and there are insufficient proceeds to pay back the principal, interest and foreclosure expenses. ...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Did the Gold King spill impact October home sales?

The local real estate market was on pace through the first nine months to be the best year since 2006, and then came October. October real estate sales in La Plata County are way behind sales in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

What should you consider when buying an investment home

Buying single- family homes as an investment is challenging because the potential income and additional expenses have to be considered. Additionally, you have to evaluate the investment potential...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Survey says several different land surveys available

Robert Frost coined the phrase, “Good fences make good neighbors,” and Arthur Baer suggests, “A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence but doesn’t climb over it.” A fence...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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