Home buying myths about mortgages

Think you’re not ready to unlock home ownership yet? That the financial hurdles are too high? You may be short-changing yourself. Many of the things renters believe about home-buying are myths. Here’s the real deal. Myth: I Have to Put Down 20%. 🙁 Saving 20% of the price of a home in many places isn’t just a … Read More

Secrets for a stress free purchase

Lay the groundwork. Collect financial docs, such as bank statements, tax returns, pay stubs, etc. and avoid big purchases until you’ve met with a mortgage professional. Adding to your monthly payments can affect your ability to get a loan. If you can, start saving as early as possible to ensure you have adequate funds for … Read More

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

USA Labor Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to our amazing country. Land of the free, home of the brave! Did you know Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September? Having Saturday, Sunday, and Monday off, … Read More

5 Must-Do Day Hikes in Northern Colorado

5 Must-Do Day Hikes in Northern Colorado With kids back in school and a little more free time, why not take a little trip up to the mountains for a morning hike? Fort Collins is a proud gateway to the Rocky Mountains: positioned right up against the Front Range and just 45 minutes from Rocky Mountain … Read More

9 Real Estate Photo Errors to Avoid

9 Real Estate Photo Errors to Avoid Let’s face it: Every listing isn’t going to be a gorgeous manor on a picturesque hillside. That’s where a good feature real estate photo can make a big difference. By following a few basic tips, you can enhance any home’s strong suits and minimize weaknesses. Make sure to … Read More

11 Tips for a Great Open House

11 Tips for a Great Open House Open houses can be a great way to generate buzz, and encourage offers. However, messy closets, overwhelming odors, and curb UN-appeal can send potential buyers running. What’s the best way to utilize an open house? To show your listing in the best possible light, put a gleaming face … Read More

10 Child Safety Tips for the Home

10 Child Safety Tips for the Home Parents know how important it is to safeguard their homes to protect little ones. They take great care to think of every detail and check every box.  But the modern home is changing – and so are the things we need to consider when childproofing.  The need for a … Read More

15 Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal

15 Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal Studies show that homes with great curb appeal take a shorter amount of time to sell — plus they fetch higher selling prices. Even if you’re not planning to sell in the near future, these 15 upgrades will make you happy every time you pull into your driveway. … Read More