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?”

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”

Why Not Retire in Denver?

Why Not Retire in Denver? Colorado is the third fastest-aging state in the country, and more and more people are heading toward retirement in the Mile High City. And no wonder: The Denver area has lots to offer: a good job market, stable economy, diverse housing options, a sunny, dry climate, and countless community and outdoorContinue reading “Why Not Retire in Denver?”

Best Time to Sell a House in Denver 2018

Real Estate Price Trends in Denver CO Circumstances often dictate when we need to move, and there are ways to position your listing so it gets the best price in any market. With careful analysis and with good advice, you can make a good real estate move in any season. (Scroll down to see whatContinue reading “Best Time to Sell a House in Denver 2018”

Chefs for Seniors in Denver CO

As an SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) I meet lots of people who service the senior industry in Denver CO. I recently had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Denise Huff, a franchise owner of Chefs for Seniors. Chefs for Seniors matches you with a personal chef in your area, who will prepare customized, nutritiousContinue reading “Chefs for Seniors in Denver CO”

How to Make Money with a Short-Term Rental

Thinking of investing in real estate? Let’s talk!  The most popular short-term rental platform is Airbnb, so in this article I’ll use “Airbnb” and “short-term rental” interchangeably. Other popular platforms include VRBO and HomeAway. And here are a few alternatives, some with different focuses.  Want to be an Airbnb Host? You can make a lot of money!Continue reading “How to Make Money with a Short-Term Rental”