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Renters Under 50 Want To Buy A Home

Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home!Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home! Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of

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How Much Has Your Home Increased In Value Over The Last Year

http://KCMFirst Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers How Much Has Your Home Increased In Value Over The Last Year?

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Part 2 Boosting Curb Appeal

Install vinyl siding.  Protect the exterior of your home with vinyl siding.  Vinyl and premium vinyl siding are offered in a wide range of colors and are durable and low-maintenance. 

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How To Boost Curb Appeal

If you're thinking of selling this year, I would be happy to help you decide which of these projects would net the best value based on my experience.  Even if you're not planning to sell any

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Good Financial Habits To Cultivate Now

Check your credit report:  Once, every year, you're entitled to a free credit report from all three credit agencies via annualcreditreport.com Be sure to save all three reports and review

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Always Pay Your Bills On Time

This simple act each month will build great financial habits that will pay off over the long run.Keep Your Balances low: Credit issuers often report your balance to the credit agencies on a

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Lower Interest Rates On Loans And Credit Cards

Lenders consider people with great credit a good risk, meaning they're confident the borrower will pay back the money.  If you're applying for a mortgage, good credit may get you a wider range

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How To Boost Your Credit

Whether you want a loan to make a large purchase or you're applying for a job, a high credit score may give you an advantage.  It not only helps you secure a lower interest rate and save money

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The Benefits Of Great Credit And How To Boost Yours

 1.  Lower interest rates on loans and credit cards.2.  Leverage to negotiate lower credit card interest rates.3.  Qualify for lines of credit.4.  Qualify for higher limits.

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Buyer Demand Still Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for

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Rising Mortgages

Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home

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Dreaming Of A Luxury Home

Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now's the Time!If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Recently, the Institute for Luxury

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Sweet Tax Deductions

SELL 5 Sweet Tax Deductions When Selling a Home: Did You Take Them All? By Adriana Velez | Mar 8, 2018 MariuszBlach/iStock Are there tax

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Are Home Values Really Over Inflated

Last week, the National Association

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4 Reasons To Sell This Spring

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring;

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Expecting A Refund Plan Ahead To Avoid Delays

Create a file for all of your forms.  Including W-2's from your employer, 1099 forms from banks, etc.  These typically arrive in your mailbox through the month of January.  If you

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Did You Have A Major Life Change In 2017

Did you have a major life change in 2017, such as a new mortgage, marriage, divorce or baby?  You may need to file a new W-4.Move? Update your mailing address with your employers, clients and

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Housing Inventory Crunch Continues

U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues... List Your House Today! Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell

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How Did We Finish 2017

Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!How

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What To Do If You Are A Victim Of A Data Breach

                                                       

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Showing Your Home

Interested buyers will make an appointment to see your home in person.  It's standard to leave your home while potential buyers are there; doing so makes them feel more comfortable talking

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Did You Move In 2016

Be sure to update your mailing address with your employers, clients and any businesses that hold your investments or accounts.  If your tax forms have already been sent, contact these companies

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Sprucing Up Your Home For The Winter Months

If you want to make a room fell cozy but still light and airy, choose a white so warm it's almost pink, like the inside of a seashell.  The blush undertones give the room an iridescent glow.

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7 Features That May Sell Your Home Faster

If you're thinking of putting your home on the market this spring, you may be wondering how to make your home more attractive to prospective buyers.  The following are the most common features

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Child Care Deductions For Taxes

Child Care:  If you pay a babysitter to watch your children while you work, look for work or attend classes, you may be able to qualify for a refundable tax credit that is 20% to 35% of $3,000

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Top Itemized Deductions

Taxes, including state and local income tax, sales tax and property tax.Mortgage interest and other housing expensesCharitable giftsMedical

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Keeping This Year Taxes In Mind

MAXIMIZE YOUR DEDUCTIONS:Deductions allow you to reduce the amount of taxes you owe so you keep more money in your pocket.  Here are some of the most common deductions people make on their

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Its Not To Early To Start Thinking About Taxes

For many, filling out tax forms is a time-consuming and frustrating task.  Perhaps that's why nearly a quarter of Americans wait until the last minute to start preparing their returns. 

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Real Estate Broker Vs A Real Estate Agent

What Is a Real Estate Broker vs. a Real Estate Agent (and Which Should You Hire)?By Daniel Bortz | Nov 2, 2017KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStockWhat is a real estate broker? Many

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Is It A Good Time To Buy Or Sell

If you're thinking of buying a home or listing your current one, you may be wondering, is it a good time?  The truth is, it depends on your local market.  Remember, when you're ready to

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9 Reasons You Need An Agent To Help You Buy Or Sell A Home

Whether your selling your first or fourth home, buying an existing property or building a new home, there's one thing you need:  a reputable agent.  While some may say you can buy or sell

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Why Buy A New Home

1.  Avoid having to renovate or make repairsSince everything is brand new, it may be years before you have to update or repair major features or systems.2.  Opportunity to customize the

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Closing On Your New Home

Prior to closing your lender or escrow company will work with a title company to research the deed and ensure it's free of any liens of other ownership entities, among other things.  If you

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Make Sure Your Credit Is In Great Shape

Get a copy of your credit report and check your score, if you see any errors, be sure to get them taken care of before you apply for a loan.Avoid making large purchases:While it's tempting to shop

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Getting Pre Qualified For A Mortgage

Get prequalified for a mortgage, if you're planning to finance your purchase.  This will help you determine how much house you can afford.  Use an online affordability calculator to get a

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Finding The Right Home For Your Needs

Since buying a home is a process of elimination, not a process of selection, you may have to prioritize the items on your list to find the right home for your needs.  Consider how much you'd be

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The Buying Process

Are you in the market fora home?  If it's your first time purchasing a home, you may wonder what to expect during the buying process.  Even if you've purchased a home before, the process

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Homeowners Insurance What Does Your Cover

9 Things Typical Homeowners Insurance Doesn't Actually CoverBy Audrey Ference | Oct 26, 2017 designbase/iStockThink your home insurance policy covers every mishap 

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Its Time To Be Good To You Too

Everyone needs a break now and then, and that includes you!  We all need to recharge and renew; you do, too!  Give yourself permission to put your own needs and wants first sometimes

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Adventures In RealEstate Blogging

Today we learned what how to blog on Kunversion, use squeeze pages and how to boost our blogs.So beneficial to be able to discuss the "whys" of blogging and do it together as a team.I love selling

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Millionaire To Millennials

Millionaire To Millennials: Buy A Home Now! 2.9KSHARES 2.4K 99 0 27 350 In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach

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Exclusive Right To Buy Information Conclusion

Section 5 and 6 list the duties of the broker of the firm.  These duties must be met or the buyer can cancel the contract.Check with Candy@ EXIT Realty for more information and assistance.;

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Exclusive Right To Buy Contract Part 2

When looking at your contract, sections 2 and 3 define the buyer, broker, and the agreement between them.Section 4 explains the relationship between the 2 (or 3) parties.  If the agent is

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What Is An Exclusive Right To Buy Listing Contract

If you are in the market for a new hoke, get used to signing documents.  An exclusive right to buy listing contract is an agreement between the client and the broker or real estate agent

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Surprised By Your Closing Cost

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing CostsAccording to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required

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How To Stop Stressing For Good

You know that meditation, yoga, and tai chi are relaxing-and they do more than help you  chill!  New research in Frontiers in Immunology reveals that these mind-body practices can actually

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Help A Hero

Help A HeroSend healthy snacks to the troopsCan you spare protein bars or other healthy meal replacement bars?  If so, please send the to Keystone Military Families!  This nonprofit

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The Difference Between Pre Approval And Pre Qualification

The Difference Between Pre-Approval and Pre-QualificationWhen purchasing a house, your real estate agent may suggest getting “pre-approved” or “pre-qualified” before you buy.

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Westminster Colorado Is Growing Read Article

Denver favorite, Marczyk Fine Foods will open their third location on the first floor of Origin hotel in Downtown Westminster. Coined as “Marczyk 2.0” the 9,000-sq. ft. store will

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Home Value

For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value? The latest edition of CoreLogic’s

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FSBO

One reason home owners decide to sell their home as a For-Sale-By-Owner is to avoid paying real estate agent commissions. Homeowners believe that they can sell their home without the

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Fair Housing

  Information is intended for general purposes only. REcolorado does not intend this information as legal opinion and accepts no responsibility for its use. Please consult your attorney

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Summer Melt Down For Metro Housing Market

 Metro Housing Market Sees Summer CoolingThe latest data from REcolorado shows the eleven-county Denver metro real estate market experienced a summer cooldown across most major housing

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Westminster Real Estate Facts From REColorado

WESTMINSTER REAL ESTATE FACTS The median home value in Westminster, CO is $348,529. This is higher than the county median home value of $274,600. The national median

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Westminster Properties

Beautiful properties in Westminster, Colorado.  Come take a look, one just might be your forever.

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Days On Market

Median Days On The Market Drops To 27! [INFOGRAPHIC] 429SHARES 1.5K 76 53 5 295 Some Highlights: The National Association of

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Low Interest Rates Affect Purchasing Power

The High Impact Of Low Interest Rates On Your Purchasing Power127SHARES03530458According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year

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Three Midyear Work Resolutions To Make TodayDavid Sturt and Todd Nordstrom , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.ShutterstockThink back to six months ago, at the

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10 Ways

10 Ways to Know You Found the Right HouseShould you sleep on your decision before buying a house? Pin Share Flip EmailSteve Cole/Vetta/Getty ImagesByElizabeth Weintraub Updated March 12, 2017It

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10 Ways To Know You Found The Right Housw

10 Ways to Know You Found the Right HouseShould you sleep on your decision before buying a house? Pin Share Flip EmailSteve Cole/Vetta/Getty ImagesByElizabeth Weintraub Updated March 12, 2017It

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Pre Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where

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Understanding Mortgage Lingo

Whether you are about to tackle the mortgage process for the first time or the fifth time, you need to get the lingo behind the magic.  Loan officers will inevitably use these terms and phrases

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Interrupted Sleep No Wonder You Are Moody

Interrupted Sleep? No Wonder You’re MoodyBy Robert Rosenberg, DOThose of us in sleep medicine are very familiar with the effects of sleep deprivation. Many studies have shown us problems

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How Do Mortgages Work? What You Need to Know About the Home Loan ProcessBy Julie Ryan Evans | Jun 13, 2017gerenme/iStockMortgages might be one of the most essential and

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Buying Is Now Cheaper Than Renting

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the USThe results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a

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What Happens After You Make An Offer On A House

BUYWhat Happens After You Make an Offer on a House?By Audrey Ference | Jun 5, 2017 HAKINMHAN/iStockMaking an offer on a house—much like a marriage proposal—is equally exciting

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You Need Real Estate Professionals When Buying Or Selling

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate.

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Check out these new listings in walnut grove in Westminster CO near Stanley Lake High school!  IF you are need to start the search fora  new home I would love to help you get on the right

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Can You Get A Mortgage With Student Loan Debt

Many college graduates hoping to buy a home wonder how to get a mortgage while saddled with student loan debt. Is it even possible to take on more monthly bills when you're

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