Welcome to my real estate information page!
This page is the home point to access the many pages throughout my website that contain useful information on real estate. I relentlessly pursue knowledge about the current market conditions, the industry of real estate, and how best to negotiate for my clients, so you don’t have to. And in the pages below, you will find that real estate education put into easy to understand pages or posts.
My Blog Articles
Most of your real estate education can occur right here! I post here often and get in-depth on various topics regarding real estate. You can easily search by tags or categories to find the topic you’re looking for, or just browse by date.
What’s My Home Worth
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 formula. Unlike online websites that use algorithms, I will take into account the rapidly changing market conditions. Don’t trust an automatic online 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!
The Home Selling Process
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 are well informed. I always start by making 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.
The Home Buying Process
I love helping people find homes! Whether you’re a first time home buyer, or a seasoned investor, I would love to help make sure you are up-to-date on the Home Buying Process. There are many more details that I will fill you in on along the way. But this information is a must read if you’re considering purchasing a home.
Understanding the Dates and Deadlines of a Real Estate Transaction
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 and the deadlines you must meet. Missing a deadline by even one minute could cost you a lot of headaches and thousands of dollars! I will help advise you and keep track of all deadlines for you. But if you like to know ahead of time, I put together this page to help you understand the Dates and Deadlines section of the Contract that we use here in Colorado.
Types of Home Loans / Down Payment Assistance / Buying And Selling At The Same Time
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. Additionally, there are also unique programs that I have access. For example, there are some 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.
New Construction Search / Do I Need a Real Estate Agent When Buying New? / Pros and Cons of Buying New
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 process and how to work with builders. I know the nuances and I will help make sure you avoid the common mistakes people make when buying a new build. 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.
What is An Appraisal Gap?
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. 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. However, in real estate, good credit can save you tens of thousands of dollars, and open up more loan options. 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.