Closing Costs

Sellers Now that things in the housing market seem to be stabilizing and prices are on the rise, have you been thinking about selling your house? If so, understanding the costs involved in selling your home is important, as it will allow you understand what your bottom line net proceeds will be at closing. Whether […]

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Steps to Buying a House

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FHA Back to Work Program

The Federal Housing Authority announced a new program on August 15, 2013 to help consumers who suffered a legitimate financial hardship during the recession.  This program was designed to help prior homeowners get back into home ownership sooner than the standard three-year waiting period. This program acknowledges FHA’s understanding that the hardships people faced during […]

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FHA Back to Work Program

The Federal Housing Authority announced a new program on August 15, 2013 to help consumers who suffered a legitimate financial hardship during the recession.  This program was designed to help prior homeowners get back into home ownership sooner than the standard three-year waiting period. This program acknowledges FHA’s understanding that the hardships people faced during […]

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New Mortgage Rules Coming in January

If you have not heard the news, new mortgage rules are coming in January and they are bringing some significant changes to the mortgage industry! Financial institutions that originate mortgage loans with the intent to resell them on the secondary market will be forced to raise their underwriting standards for approving mortgage loans.  The new […]

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Colorado Springs Real Estate Market – September 2013

If you have been paying attention to the real estate market in Colorado Springs, you probably noticed that home prices had been rising steadily for several months.  The low supply of homes available for sale and the high demand of buyers wanting homes continued to drive prices.  Then we saw interest rates begin to creep […]

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HOA Foreclosures – A New Investment Opportunity

With property values rising, many investors have moved away from the fix and flip market because the profit margins are no longer wide enough to invest the time and money.  With interest rates remaining low, the average rent prices continue to be higher than the average mortgage payments; however, for an investor to buy a […]

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HOA Super Lien and Colorado Foreclosure Laws

What is an HOA?  As stated in our article ‘Heads up on HOAs’, we described an HOA as any covenant-controlled community, whether it is a condominium or townhome community or a single-family development.  To further our definition, HOAs have a Board of Directors and an elected group of representatives responsible for writing, updating and enforcing […]

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Heads up on HOA’s

Based on an article published back in March, the Pikes Peak Region, which includes Colorado Springs and other cities and towns in El Paso County, ranked number one in the number of complaints that were registered with the HOA Information and Resource Center. What is an HOA?  HOA is an abbreviation for Home Owners Association, […]

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FHA Announces ‘Post-Housing Crises’ Loan Program

Over the past several years, many homeowners were negatively affected by the economic downturn.  Jobs were lost and incomes were reduced.  This forced many homeowners to lose their homes to foreclosure, forced homeowners to sell their homes as a short sale or turn their properties over to the banks via a Deed in Lieu of […]

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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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Learn about Colorado’s great downpayment assistance programs.

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