Posts tagged Denver Real Estate
The Players in a Real Estate Transaction

How many people do you think it takes to close a real estate transaction? Many first time buyers might think their deal will only involve their agent, the sellers, and the sellers’ agent. They are then pleasantly surprised as the clown car starts to unload. In fact, the average transaction will actually involve upwards of 10 parties with different responsibilities. AND, each individual brings a special skillset to the table…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Sloan's Lake

Naturally, the only proper way to debut our neighborhood spotlight series is with our own neighborhood, Sloan’s Lake!  Come to this portion of the HomeBirds blog for a little bit of insight into Denver’s neighborhoods.  We’ll discuss property values, neighborhood feels, and likely our favorite places to eat or hang out in each area.

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Credit Scores Demystified

If you can name something more mysterious than credit scores, comment below and I will personally buy you coffee.  Like, WHAT is it? Why am I being graded and why did no one tell me about this?  I really thought I was going to be done with grades after college.  Think again!

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3 Steps to Picking a Rockstar Buyers Agent

In 2017, 13 percent of buyers did not use a real estate agent when purchasing their home.The reality is that many people don’t realize that as a buyer, you don’t pay A DIME to your agent. Did you know that? So why wouldn’t you want someone experienced to represent your best interests?

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A Very Unexpected Post Closing Expense

You’ve bought your house, you’ve spent everything down to the lint in your pocket and then…..”OMG that costs how much?!”.  The biggest expense post closing that we were not really expecting was blinds.  Yes, BLINDS! Fabric that covers windows. Who would have thought?

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The Most Concerning Inspection Items

Don't say I didn't warn you...your inspection report is going to be longer than your college anthropology textbook, and ain’t nobody got time for that! Three words, Don't Freak Out! This is STANDARD procedure.  I recall my parents actually being offended by their inspection report when selling their home. 

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Inspections Explained

“YOU GOT IT!” The classic exclamation from a realtor post successful offer. And how amazing does that phrase feel?!  Having an offer accepted and going under contract is absolutely a cause for celebration.  However, the majority of the work and risk in buying a home takes place while under contract. In fact, the majority of deals that fall through do so due to inspection or financing issues. So have that glass of wine to celebrate your offer acceptance, then buckle up!

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Buying Our First Home: A Personal Story

There are certain milestones in a person’s life….learning to walk, having your first kiss (we swear to each other we’ve never kissed anyone else…#jokes), or getting your first car! Buying your first home happens to be one of those unforgettable milestones. However, every real estate transaction is unique and there are alot of moving peices to keep track of. We thought a great way to kick things off would be to share a few challenges and tips from our own house purchase!

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Thinking about buying? This is the FIRST thing you should do.

With the Zillows and Trulias of today, it’s easy to spend hours online perusing the market and waiting for that dream home to pop up.  While their online calculator tools are nice, they can actually be pretty inaccurate (post on How to Read Zillow to come!) and finding the perfect home is not the first step in the buying process.

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