Plan your home improvement projects for the New Year early to get a head start on your home to-do list! Consider these tips and inspiration for your home projects this year.

Planning New Year’s Home Projects

It’s a good idea to plan your home improvement projects for the New Year well ahead of time, and even start interior projects during winter months so you’re able to enjoy the summer in Colorado.

Before starting any project, it’s wise to consider a few things, like how long you plan to be in your home and what’s the best return on your investment.  You always want to make sure your home improvement projects not only increase the value of your home, but also improve it’s safety and efficiency.

HOAs and commercial management companies…

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 The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

 

Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, consult your lender – someone who is qualified to tell you how your financial decisions may impact your home loan.

Below is a list of things you shouldn’t do after applying for a mortgage. They’re all important to know – or simply just good reminders – for the process.

1. Don’t Deposit Cash into Your Bank Accounts Before Speaking with Your Bank or Lender. Lenders need to source your money, and cash…

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Selling a home in winter is often a slow process. Since many home buyers traditionally hunker down as the temperature drops, particularly during the holidays, home sellers with real estate on the market typically see fewer buyers and lower offers.

That's your typical winter, but this winter is shaping up to be a whole different reality, even a hot seller's market. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors®, “It will be one of the best winter sales years ever.”

The coronavirus has changed real estate in a multitude of ways, and perhaps one of the biggest is the sea of buyers who put off buying during the first wave of the pandemic and are now slated to flood the market this winter.

"Sellers will have…

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Como was first a hamlet founded by prospectors seeking gold in the 1859 Colorado gold rush. As ranchers homesteaded South Park, Como grew to include a post office, store, saloons and cemetery. The town’s big break came in 1881 when the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad (South Park Line) chose Como as their division point. They built a round house, maintenance yards, depot, restaurant and hotel. The population exploded to about 500, with twice that many trains crewmen and passengers in town at any given time.

The South Park Line ran trains through Como south to Buena Vista and Gunnison until a 1910 flood washed out the Trout Creek Pass section. The high line over Boreas Pass, through Breckenridge, then over Fremont Pass to Leadville…

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Considering a New Home Next Year? Start Now and Get a Jump on Improving Your Credit Score

In the market for a new home in 2018? With the new year just a few short weeks away, that leaves you with precious little time to get your finances in order. Let's explore a few tips that will help you get a jump on improving your credit score before the end of the year.

Grab A Fresh Copy

The first step is to order a fresh copy of your credit report from one of the major agencies. The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows you to access a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months. So, if you have not ordered a copy recently, it is time to do so. You can access this free service through AnnualCreditReport.com, which is a website recommended by…

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