Despite inflated prices and high demand, owning a home is still a big part of the American Dream. And a major first step to reaching that dream? Securing financing. Convincing a bank or credit union to fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars – on the expectation it will be paid back – is no… Read More


Raising enough cash for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for homebuyers. According to some estimates, it can take up to 15 years for people to save towards the purchase of a home, especially with conventional mortgages, which require anywhere between 5 to 20 percent down. If you’re trying to buy a $400,000… Read More


For the past several years, the real estate industry has been a “sellers’ playground.” Homeowners who’ve sold their house have done so quickly, usually with multiple offers, and at higher premiums, leaving a lot of buyers with lofty mortgages. Luckily for first-time buyers and others wanting to break into real estate, the tides are finally… Read More


Creating an outdoor space for dining and entertaining can be a costly venture. In fact, recent pricing estimates show that homeowners spend about $6,500 on backyard renovations. But it doesn’t have to be this expensive to create your very own backyard oasis. With summer in full swing, there is no better time to revamp your… Read More


According to a new survey from ApartmentList.com, college-educated Millennials will need about five years to save for a down payment on a median-priced home. What’s worse, Millennials living in Denver will need 15 years (15!) to save for a home, thanks to increasing costs. While this news is frustrating, there are things you can do… Read More


Interest rates are still historically low but are expected to rise over the coming year, and house hunters are feeling pressured to find a home – asap. While it’s easy to get caught up in the granite countertops and flashy backsplashes, buying a home is also one of the biggest investments you’ll make. And truth… Read More


According to Business Insider, the best time to sell is slowly approaching. In early May, houses sell faster and for more money than any other time of the year. If you’re eager to get your home “real estate ready” in hopes of taking advantage of the bustling market, but don’t have a big budget for trendy upgrades,… Read More


Home improvements come with great benefits. A well preserved, updated house is not only great to live in, but results in increased property value. Unfortunately, outsourcing improvement projects can be expensive. So here are six do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects that don’t come with a big price tag and can still make a big difference:  Give… Read More


  1. A good real estate agent is key. There are so many reasons to hire a real estate agent beyond the fact that they have an insider’s knowledge to available properties. They can also help you navigate complicated purchase contracts for one. But you want to make sure you find the right agent for… Read More


U.S. News & World Report just ranked Denver the No. 1 place to live in the U.S. But a Bloomberg article revealed that being a highly desirable place doesn’t always have its benefits. The median home price in Denver surged to $337,500, jumping more than $40,000 since 2014. What’s more, Denver-metro is holding one of the top spots – out of… Read More