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Essential Tools for Every New Homeowner

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As a new homeowner, you likely have a long list of items you need or want to purchase for your new home. From welcome mats to window treatments and wall hangings, there’s lots to buy in the first few weeks after closing on your first home. As you browse through new couches and home decor, don’t forget to stock up on the basic tools every new homeowner needs.

Is Now the Best Time to Sell a House in Denver?

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With housing prices in Colorado currently at all-time highs, you may be asking yourself, is 2021 a good time to sell your home? While it appears to be a seller’s market, and the perfect time to put your home up for sale, there are many variables to consider before going forward. Below, we’ve outlined important points to know about today’s Denver Metro housing market so you can make an informed decision about selling your home in 2021.

Top DIY Home Improvements

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Your home is where you spend a good portion of your time. It’s where you and your family create happy memories. It’s understandable that you’d want your home to be just the way you want it. However, it can be expensive to hire a professional to renovate parts of your home. If you want to freshen up your home without the added expense of a contractor, here are some DIY home improvements to try, if you’re feeling handy.

When is the Best Time to Sell Your House in Colorado?

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If you’re thinking of selling your house in Colorado, timing is everything. During different times of the year, certain circumstances can determine how much your home will sell for and how fast it will sell.

Before you start prepping to sell your home, take a moment to consider your particular circumstances and needs. Let’s take a deeper look so you can make an informed decision about when to put your house on the market.

Why it’s Smart to Refinance Your Mortgage When Rates Are Low

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With today’s historically low rates, refinancing your mortgage could give your budget a real boost. In fact, reducing the interest rate of your mortgage by just half a percentage point (0.50%) or more can have a huge impact on your monthly cash flow. Here’s why it’s financial smart to refinance your mortgage when rates are low.

Is it a Good Idea to Open a HELOC?

Is it a Good Idea to Open a HELOC?

If you’re looking for some extra cash to use for a home improvement project, your child’s college education or if the economic effect of COVID-19 has left you in need of cash, consider tapping into your home’s equity. One great way to do this is by opening a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). Let’s take a closer look at HELOCs and why they can be an excellent option for homeowners in today’s financial climate.

How to Know if You’re Ready to Buy a House?

How to Know if You’re Ready to Buy a House?

You’ve saved up for a down payment, narrowed your choices of neighborhoods and drawn up a wish list of what you’re looking for in your first home, but now you’re getting cold feet. How do you know if you’re really ready to buy a house? To help put your mind at ease and make sure you’re really prepared for this purchase, we’ve put together a list of questions to ask yourself before buying a new house.

How to Fund Your Summer Staycation

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With so much uncertainty during the pandemic, traveling outside the state or country this summer may not be at the top of your priority list. However, with state parks and campgrounds re-opened again, there’s plenty of fun to be had right here in Colorado. If you’re short on cash this summer, tapping into the equity in your home could help. Here’s how a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) works and some fun ways it could help fund your summer staycation.