When you think of pizza, which places come to mind? Sicily, Italy? Chicago? New York? Probably not Colorado, right? Sure, Colorado has killer brunch food, smothered burritos, peaches, and green chile, but we also have the BEST pizza in the world right at our fingertips. Intrigued? Check this out: Coloradans, I give you the iconic […]
Archives: April 2018
Homeowners are familiar that they can deduct the interest and property taxes from their income tax returns. They also understand that there is a substantial capital gains exclusion for qualified sales of up to $250,000 if single and $500,000 for married filing jointly. However, ongoing recordkeeping tends to be overlooked. New homeowners should get in […]
How to set the price on your home
It’s a big decision with a lot of factors, but don’t worry — you have backup. Everything has value. Especially your home. And when it comes to selling your home, assigning a price to that value is complicated. You made memories there. You’ve got a major financial interest in the place, too. Buyers think of […]
Will there be a market crash?
This month, Arch Mortgage Insurance released their spring Housing and Mortgage Market Review. The report explained that an increase in mortgage rates and/or home prices would impact monthly payments this way: A 5% increase in home prices increases payments by roughly 5% A 1% rise in interest rates increases payments by roughly 13% or 14% […]
This weekend in Colorado Springs!
The Broadmoor World Arena 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Go out this weekend with the whole family to enjoy this fun, family friendly, action packed event! The new Monster Jam season will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with high flying four-wheel excitement. There will be four different shows all […]
How to remove scratches
You can repair kitchen counter mishaps with only a little time and money. Big boo-boos, however, will need professional help. Repair kitchen counters that show a history of wine spills, dropped pans, and unidentified sharp objects, and you’ll maintain the value of your kitchen and home. You can easily hide some counter mishaps, while only […]
This is why you need a real estate agent
With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that […]
Who wants to have lunch with llamas?
When it comes to lunching in Colorado, there is no shortage of memorable options to choose from. From a scrumptious brunch at Snooze all the way to the farm-to-table goodness at Grand Junction’s Bin 707, there is truly something for every palate! However, if you want a midday meal experience that is as unique as […]
Costs More – Takes Longer
The one experience that homeowners can agree upon after completing a remodeling project is that it costs more and takes longer than expected. It doesn’t really matter that you researched, planned, and received multiple bids, it will, invariably, cost more and take longer than you originally anticipated. Replacing floorcovering or painting is a project that […]
How to stage your home
With these tips and tricks, your house will be swoon-worthy in no time. All the world’s a stage, said the Bard. That includes your house. Which is for sale. And thus needs to look bee-yoo-tee-ful. Staging entails hiring experts with a flair for interior design. They reimagine your living space and give your house a […]