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Monthly Archives: October 2019

    The 5 Ways to Master Curb Appeal

    By Ris Cowan | October 14, 2019

    Curb appeal matters; buyers look for signs of disrepair & bad maintenance. If the yard & exterior isn't cared for, the rest of the home likely isn't either! Read More

    Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

    By Keeley Ryan | October 14, 2019

    Based on the current state of the market, trends are shifting in favor of sellers. If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the number of buyers who are searching for their dream home. The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high... Read More

    What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | October 11, 2019

    Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Your local professionals are here to help you determine how much you can afford, so tak... Read More

    You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

    By Keeley Ryan | October 10, 2019

    In today’s world, hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn... Read More

    Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

    By Keeley Ryan | October 9, 2019

    Recently two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help shape your view on building your family’s net worth. Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and... Read More

    What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

    By Keeley Ryan | October 8, 2019

    It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptions regarding what exactly is required to get the loans they need. While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for... Read More

    62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

    By Keeley Ryan | October 7, 2019

    Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in... Read More

    5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | October 4, 2019

    Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home. From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them. Your local p... Read More

    3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

    By Keeley Ryan | October 3, 2019

    The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound. The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge... Read More

    SOLD – 523 28 1/4 Road, #18 – Sheila Young

    By Eugene Seitz | October 2, 2019

    Sheila Young, REALTOR® at CapRock Real Estate, did a wonderful job as the Real Estate Broker for the buyer in the sale of 523 28 1/4 Road, Unit #18.  This townhouse is located in the Briargate subdivision of Clifton, Colorado.  Sheila sold this home on September 27, 2019.   Read More