File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment. Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom, typically add value to your home. Others, like putting in a pool, provide little dollar return on your investment. Of course, homeowning isn’t […]
Archives: September 2017
Competition is coming!
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.7% over last year. […]
How to pick paint colors
Paint colors can do a ton to fix a room’s flaws for not much money Every home suffers a few negatives, but not every solution requires pricey structural changes. Paint is a frugal remodeler’s go-to solution to perk up a problem room. Here’s how to pick paint colors to give any room a facelift: Choosing […]
Don’t be surprised by closing costs
According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by how much higher the fees […]
New Builds in Fountain, CO!
Easier to Play the Game
It’s much easier to play a game when you know the rules so you can avoid mistakes that may keep you from winning. Homeownership isn’t a game but there are some rules that will protect your investment and increase your enjoyment. Most people want a home of their own to raise their family, share with […]
Do’s and Dont’s of Homebuyer Incentives
Homebuyer incentives can be smart marketing or a waste of money. Find out when and how to use them. Be sure you’re sending the right message to buyers when you throw in a homebuyer incentive to encourage them to purchase your home. When you’re selling your home, the idea of adding a sweetener to the […]
Home sale decrease
There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.” First American just released the results of a survey which sheds light on the reasons for the […]
This Weekend in Colorado Springs!
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site 30th Street & Gateway Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 Take the whole family out this Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm for the 9th Annual Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow! On this special day the Ranch celebrates America’s indigenous nations. The powwow will represent many American Indian Tribes. Activities […]
Why you should reduce your home price
While you’d like to get the best price for your home, consider our six reasons to reduce your home price. Home not selling? That could happen for a number of reasons you can’t control, like a unique home layout or having one of the few homes in the neighborhood without a garage. There is one […]