Real Estate Contracts 101: The basics

In Colorado, all licensed real estate brokers must use forms approved by the Colorado Real Estate Commission or have an attorney draft a form specific to each transaction. The most common form is...

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Crunching numbers for county market

The La Plata County residential real estate market crested in the first half of 2014 compared with last year, but it maintained a high level of home sales compared with previous years. There were...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Extra care needed when buying a condominium

There are certain inspections and investigations that all buyers should complete during their contingency periods, such as having the home inspected and reviewing the title documents. When your new...

DATE: July 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

What to look for in home inspections

Home inspections are one of the most important decisions in purchasing an older home. There are many issues that may affect the livability, value of the home and cost of ownership. Real estate...

DATE: June 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Which remodeling projects are worth your money?

Many homeowners have held off investing in home improvements as property values declined, but now that the economy is healthy and the real estate market is gaining momentum, homeowners again are...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

How to avoid paying too much for a new home

When you find a home you like, you will have to decide what you’re willing to pay. If getting the best price for your home is important to you, then the most important decision you’ll make is...

DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Understanding pre-qualification and pre-approval

In the home-buying process, the majority of conversations tend to revolve around mortgage interest rates and capitalizing on the low rates. This makes sense, as current interest rates are around or...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Setting price determined by variety of factors

It can be extremely difficult to put a value on someone’s home for several reasons. The most important and problematic is emotions. Homes are filled with memories and generally have been tailored...

DATE: May 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Tips to help move slow-moving home

By Ellen James Martin the Pueblo Chieftan Like the U.S. economy as a whole, the real estate market is supposed to be recovering. And many neighborhoods now are experiencing a shortage of available...

DATE: May 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

If you’re looking to buy, time is not on your side

Most of us put off important things. Procrastinating homebuyers were rewarded for waiting with decreasing interest rates and lower home prices until last year. However, going forward, you will pay...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Is investment property the right choice for you?

Real estate is one of the most popular forms of income investment because it is tangible. It doesn’t always work for everyone’s personality or portfolio, but it may be a good consideration if you...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Revamp, refurbish and remodel to reap the rewards

Homeowners often wonder which remodel and home-improvement projects yield the highest return. Of course, resale always is a consideration, but the beauty of home improvements is the ability to...

DATE: May 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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