Welcome to my Learn page! This page is the reference point to access many other pages on my website that contain useful information. Knowledge is power and can save you a lot of time, money, and stress! I believe that my clients should be aware of the entire process and all questions that you have, or should have, are answered. I hope these pages provide you with some of that empowerment, but I am also always available chat if you have more questions or what you are looking for is not here. Click on the title to visit the webpage with more information on the topic!
Looking to sell? Or curious on what your home worth? Visit this page and provide a little information and I will get started right away with a custom home valuation. Every home valuation is performed manually by me using the most recent comparables and the latest formulas that take into account the rapidly changing market conditions. Don’t trust an automatic ..estimate or website to price your home. Pricing your home wrong can cause it to sit on the market for weeks or months, which can cause it to loose value. Let me price your home right the first time and get it sold fast!
Selling your home but don’t know where to start? As your real estate broker, my job (among many others) is to make sure you know the process and understand the complexities of the transaction before you even start. From establishing an all-inclusive selling strategy, to pricing your home to net you the most money, I will be your expert helping you throughout the process. Knowing what to expect is key to avoiding the common frustrations sellers can experience during the process. So I put together this list of my 9 steps of selling your home as an outline to help you understand the process and what to expect.
I love helping people find homes! So if you either have never purchased a home before, or maybe need a refresher on the process, I would love to help you understand the steps in the Home Buying Process and be your guide. There are many more details that I will fill you in on along the way, but this is a great starting read if you’re considering purchasing in order to know what to expect along the way. And did you know my services to home buyers typically cost them nothing?? Yep! So review this page, then reach out with any questions!
Far too often we get a contract put in front of us that is so large and complex, we just end up signing and don’t even fully understand what we are agreeing to. Stop! When buying or selling a home you need to fully understand all of the terms you are agreeing too. If not, it could cost you a lot of headaches and thousands of dollars! I decided to create this page to help you understand the Dates and Deadlines section of the Contract To Buy and Sell Real Estate (CBS) that we use here in Colorado.
As you likely already know, the housing market right now is a STRONG sellers market! Which that means we’re seeing record high prices and bidding wars. It is currently not uncommon for a home to go on the market on Friday, have 20-30 showings in one weekend, have 10+ offers to choose from on Monday, and the home is under contract by Tuesday. I know this may sound daunting as a buyer, but this is where a good agent and lender can use their knowledge and creativity to help you put in a winning offer in this market! Here are some great tips I have successfully used with my clients to win their home in this market
Click on any of the three links above to learn more on the topics of financing your new home purchase. There are many types of financing options and assistance programs available with different pros and cons of each one. These pages will give you a great overview on the types and general guidelines of the most common loan programs available. There are also unique programs that I have access to that can help with down payment assistance, or make buying and selling at the same time a breeze! And if you don’t already have a rock-star lender, let me know! I have some great ones I can refer you to for a no obligation financial assessment today.
Considering buying a brand new home? That is an excellent option in this market! From the links above you will be able to search new home construction communities throughout the Front Range, understand the need for a real estate agent, and learn the pros and cons of buying new. As someone who has also purchased a new build myself, I know the nuances you may face and will help make sure you avoid the common mistakes people make when they do not use a real estate agent. And why would you not? I’m free for you! And not using a real estate agent will not save you any money! It will only save the builder money.
When purchasing a home and using financing through a mortgage loan, the lender of that loan will require an appraisal. This is typically performed following the seller accepting the buyers contract. The lender orders and schedules the Appraisal and the cost is typically paid for by the Buyer in their closing costs. The appraisal ensures that the lender is not writing a loan for an amount greater than what the home is worth. An appraisal gap occurs when the appraised value of the home is different than the purchase price offered on the property. Learn more about how they can affect your offer and see an example by visiting this page.
A good credit score is a valuable asset if you are thinking about making any financed purchase, but in real estate, it can save you tens of thousands of dollars in interest payments, and open up more loan options and programs. If you are reading this, my guess is you have less than excellent credit, but it doesn’t matter whether your score is a 500 or a 650, you will ALWAYS will benefit from a higher credit score when obtaining financing! Check out this page if you would like to begin the process of improving your score and saving thousands.