There are 42 blog entries for March 2011.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 7:44pm. 288 Views, 0 Comments.
There is a lot of marketing that goes into selling your home and the best thing you can do is head into this adventure with a Denver Realtor by your side. There are strategies for successfully selling a home and your agent will know how to implement them to get your house sold ASAP.
Using the MLS(R)
The MLS(R) was designed to match home sellers with buyers. It is one of the most important tools that your Denver Realtor will use to help sell your house more effectively.
It is a database of homes that can be searched according to certain criteria. If you are looking for a house of a certain size, location and budget, the MLS search function will retrieve the homes that match your …
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 5:44pm. 500 Views, 0 Comments.
Denver Real Estate - Understanding Square Footage
If you are purchasing Denver Real Estate, or are putting your property up for sale, you may not understand how square footage is calculated in the home. A Realtor will be calculating the square footage for you if you're selling your home, and there are some parts of the house that may not be included in the calculations.
Measuring the exterior
The first thing that gets done when calculating Denver Real Estate square footage is an exterior measurement. The exterior walls are measured and then sketches are made showing the home's perimeter.
Unfinished areas such as a garage or unfinished utility area will not count as part of the overall square footage. They are not considered as…
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 12:30am. 164 Views, 0 Comments.
Computing a Denver Home Mortgage 30 years or 15 years?
If you have a Denver home loan you will be paying interest monthly on the whole balance that is still owing. At the beginning almost all of your payment will be put towards paying off the interest. As the years go by, however, less money is put towards the interest and more gets put towards the principal.
If you have a 30 year mortgage to pay off, for example, at a 5% rate, you will still be paying more towards the interest than the principal, even when you are halfway through the payments. When you are fifteen years into the mortgage only about 75% of your payment will apply to the interest. At this point only 1/4 of your payment is building up the equity in your Denver home.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 12:58am. 250 Views, 0 Comments.
Home Improvements To Avoid When Selling Your Centennial Home
One of the basic concepts in marketing anything is having an item appeal to the most amount of people possible, and this concept also applies to selling your Centennial home. The more appealing it is to the market as a whole, the faster it will sell.
If you're thinking about doing some home improvements to add value to your home, here are some that you may want to avoid. These improvements will not add as much value as kitchen or bathroom renovations would when you are selling your home.
AdditionsWhile some additions can add a lot of value, some rooms appear to be tacked on to the rest of the house. Buyers will get the feeling that the room simply doesn't belong to the rest of the house…
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 12:09am. 242 Views, 1 Comments.
Simple Inexpensive Ways to Green Up Your Aurora, Co. Home
A lot of people think about wind or solar paneled homes when they think about a green Aurora home.
While there are certainly houses like this available, they are not the norm - yet. There is still a long way to go before houses are running on wind and solar power exclusively. In the meantime, there are some simple things you can do to green up your home.
1. Control the temperature
Did you know that about half of the energy consumption that you use in your home is for cooling and heating it? An easy to use programmable thermostat can help you control your heating and/or cooling costs throughout the year. You can save between 3% and 5% of the energy used for heating your house for every degree…
Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 9:02pm. 296 Views, 0 Comments.
First Time Centennial Home Buyer - How You Know That The Home Is Yours
You'll know the home is yours when you first step into it. It will have that just-feels-right look and feel to it. You'll know the home is yours, the one you can call home, by that feeling deep inside that tells you everything is right.
You can read a lot about real estate and you should. There are some very important things that you need to watch for as a first time Centennial home buyer. There are homes that are in a bad neighborhood, houses with underlying structural damage etc. You need to become aware of these factors, of course, but the one thing you can't read about is the feeling that comes over you when you have been desperately trying to find the right place and then suddenly…
Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 10:33pm. 191 Views, 0 Comments.
There are a lot of factors home buyers will consider when determining what their next home will look like. The monthly mortgage payment is often one of the top considerations when buying a home in Colorado. Real estate agents and sellers can use payment to help market their home and as a negotiating tactic. Focusing on the buyer's payment can also save the homeowner thousands of dollars, especially in certain Colorado neighborhoods.
Complete Colorado Mortgage Payment
A home buyer's debt-income ratio (their monthly debt compared to their monthly income) will determine the maximum monthly mortgage payment, therefore, their maximum purchase price. Homes in Colorado neighborhoods with low HOA payments or homes in Colorado cities with…
Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 5:17pm. 276 Views, 0 Comments.
Final Walk-through - Your Final Steps Towards Owning Your New Denver Property
Every home buyer should take a final walk-through of their soon-to-be new Denver property before signing the closing papers. This is done to ensure that there is no damage to the property and that everything that is supposed to be included is in place and has not been removed or switched out.
This gives the home buyer one last chance to make sure that everything is intact. This is your time to verify that everything is a go at your end and nothing looks different. At this point, if you do see anything that looks different it is your opportunity to point it out and ask questions. Don’t panic if you do notice something awry – usually there is a very simple…
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 10:34pm. 233 Views, 0 Comments.
Listen to your Realtor!
One of the most important things that you can do when you are either buying or selling a home is to establish a trusting relationship with your Denver Realtor .This is the person that is going to help you buy or sell your home. The agent will be giving you helpful advice along the way and you need to be able to put your full trust into everything he says to make sure that everything goes smoothly along the way.
Other peoples opinions
One thing you're going to be faced with when you are buying or selling is other peoples opinions. You'll find that a lot of people will tell you what worked for them when they sold or purchased their home and why it should work for you. Your agent may be telling you the exact opposite, which can get…
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 4:42pm. 210 Views, 0 Comments.
A lot of people refer to debt and mortgage in the same breath when they discuss their Denver house mortgage. This is kind of amusing when you think about it because a mortgage is a debt with a breath of investment in it. Can it really be referred to as a debt when it is a rock solid investment opportunity as well?
When you are making a budget and you need to list all your debts, your house mortgage gets put down as part of the debts. When it is time to list your investments it may not be added. Why? Is it purely mindset that makes us think of a mortgage as a debt?
The glass is half full or half empty in this case. You can consider your mortgage as a heavy load to bear and have to struggle to…