Why You Should Hire a Realtor!

Buying or selling a home is a big decision and a big deal.  Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase a person will make in his or her lifetime.  Selling a home is emotional, stressful and can be overwhelming.  Regardless of which side of the transaction you are on, hiring a qualified, experienced […]

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Using Skype to Buy a House

Communicating with Skype is not a new concept, especially if you have family in other parts of the country or overseas.  People can spend more time talking and seeing family members and friends on a regular basis without the consequence of a huge phone bill.

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Buying Again after a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Based on information released by the Colorado Division of Housing, Colorado was ranked sixth in the nation for its low number of loans in default (90 or more days delinquent) or in foreclosure.  In January, 5.2 percent of the active mortgage loans were in default or foreclosure.   This is down from 19.5 percent last January.  […]

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Colorado Springs Housing Market

Almost daily, you hear about the housing market getting stronger.  While the market is not where it was back in 2005, we are seeing a continuous trend of increased home sales, higher property values and sales prices, and more new construction home starts.  Additionally, foreclosure filings are falling and home affordability is rising.  Along with this […]

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Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

Are you in the market to either buy or sell a home?  Buying a home is a very rewarding experience, but is also complex and stressful.  Selling a home is challenging and sometimes frustrating and emotional, especially if you are a distressed homeowner trying to sell your home to avoid foreclosure. Whether you are in […]

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FHA Price Increase and Program Changes Confirmed

As we mentioned in our article ‘FHA Mortgage Changes’ last week, FHA has now confirmed their price increases and program changes that become effective April 1, 2013.  In order for FHA to make up their $16.3 billion deficit, further strengthen and protect the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and further improve risk management, FHA released their […]

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FHA Mortgage Changes

The financial issues with the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) have been making headlines over the past month or two.   Last month, the FHA also announced it would increase insurance premiums and on January 31, 2013, the FHA intends to publish more new loan standards and guidelines.   These changes are part of an effort to make […]

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Sold her home in the HAFA short sale program and got $3,000

Nancy Diaz just sold her home in the HAFA short sale program and got $3,000 in moving money. If you need to sell your underwater home in Colorado Springs

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Selecting a Buyer’s Agent and a Lender

Are you a buyer in the market to purchase a short sale?  If so, whether you just want to find a good deal on a home or short sales make up the majority of the affordable inventory in your market, we want you to understand the importance of selecting both a qualified buyer’s agent and […]

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Investor/Realtor Relationship

It’s no secret the relationship between Realtors and investors isn’t always amicable.  I hear realtors say, ‘We don’t respect investors because of their low-ball offers and disregard for the sellers.’  I hear investors say, ‘Realtors don’t understand real estate investment, they don’t have the skills and they aren’t worth the expense.’  These opinions keep the […]

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