Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – What it Means for Homeowners

And, just like that, the Republican tax reform bill has passed both houses in Congress and is on the way to the President for signature. The National Association of Realtors worked hard to improve the bill from its original version. Here’s some of what they did. (The following message has been quoted/edited for clarity fromContinue reading “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – What it Means for Homeowners”

Tips to Protect Yourself with Builders Contracts and New Construction

New construction in DC can be a great option in Denver’s real estate market, with its low inventory. But just because it’s new doesn’t mean there aren’t things to look out for. In fact, that’s why you should be extra careful. Here are a few tips on working through the process. Work with an agent An agent with newContinue reading “Tips to Protect Yourself with Builders Contracts and New Construction”

Buy New Construction in Denver – Advantages

Denver has diverse homes and architecture, one reason why it’s such a beautiful place to live. Buyers open to considering new construction in Denvercan find value for a few good reasons: New homes tend to hold their value well, they’re built for modern families and lifestyles and, since builders think differently than individual home sellers,Continue reading “Buy New Construction in Denver – Advantages”

What’s a Reverse Mortgage and How Does it Work?

A reverse mortgage, or “Home Equity Conversion Mortgage,” is a loan option for seniors age 62 and up, with good equity in their homes. It allows borrowers to access a portion of their home equity without needing to sell the home, with the home serving as collateral. It is insured by the Federal Housing Authority, andContinue reading “What’s a Reverse Mortgage and How Does it Work?”

Downsizing for Seniors

Equity, or the value of your house after the mortgage is paid off, is a source of wealth that can be used as a reserve to help fund expenses in retirement. Downsizing, by moving from your larger home to a smaller and less expensive place, helps to “right-size” both the physical space of the houseContinue reading “Downsizing for Seniors”

Can’t-Miss Tax Deductions for 2017

Tax time is around the corner — and 2017’s tax reform bill has altered the tax deductions list from here on out. But for 2017’s filings we still play by the old rules. Here the National Association of Realtors shares four popular deductions you can take now that will be gone by next year — including property taxes, homeContinue reading “Can’t-Miss Tax Deductions for 2017”

Selling Real Estate as the Executor of an Estate

If you’ve been named the executor of an estate, you’ve been given an honor—and a responsibility. Here I’ll discuss how to sell a property as the executor, or personal representative, of an estate in Colorado. Whether or not there’s a will, the case has to go through probate if the estate’s estimated value is overContinue reading “Selling Real Estate as the Executor of an Estate”

DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE SPRING 2018

Denver Home Prices up 11% Over Last Year The Denver real estate market has been on a steep upward trajectory since 2012, and this year’s spring market is no different. Median sold prices are up 11% over May of last year, to $405,000. Since May of 2012, prices have nearly doubled, up 93% from $210K! WillContinue reading “DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE SPRING 2018”

Home Prices in Denver CO for June 2018

Real estate market data for Denver, CO provided by Jessica Wilkie of Keller Williams Integrity. Denver Home Prices We have seen six years “sold” price increases on home prices in Denver and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Denver butContinue reading “Home Prices in Denver CO for June 2018”

Park Hill Denver Neighborhood

Homes for Sale in Park Hill, Denver Co Let’s take a closer look at an established neighborhood in Denver CO with a lot to offer: Park Hill. Why Do People Live here? Park Hill is a beautiful neighborhood made up primarily of detached houses, with quite varied and lovely architecture. The neighborhood was mostly builtContinue reading “Park Hill Denver Neighborhood”