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Purpose and Prosperity

October 3, 2017/by Matt Hudson

Climb a mountain and your experienced euphoria is not when you get back to the bottom. IT is in the planning, coordinating, hiking, summiting and planning the next one. You get to the top of the mountain and what happens? You sit for 10 minutes, eat a sandwich and say, what’s the next one?

Home Buying 101

September 27, 2017/by Colorado Home Realty

Owning real estate can build wealth, but be a complicated and intimidating process. Come get the simple version and meet some people who can help you learn as much as you need.

The Law of Influence

September 19, 2017/by Matt Hudson

“Watch out for the other guy. Watch out for his interests. Watch his back…The only winning proposition is one hundred percent. Make your win about the other person, go after what he (She) wants. Forget win-win-focus on the other person’s win.”

Your First Domino

Your First Domino

July 25, 2017/by Matt Hudson

Your first domino represents the first choice and the first action toward a particular destination. The point is, dream big, think big! But, act by starting with the most important, consistently applied action and do it every day.

Who Are Your Heroes?

Who Are Your Heroes?

July 18, 2017/by Matt Hudson

Learn to be a true professional at your craft and model your behaviors after those who have paved the way. Learn to be a hero. Be inspired by excellence and the hard work it took to get there.

The Leadership Void

The Leadership Void

July 11, 2017/by Matt Hudson

A real estate professional’s job is to lead. True real estate professionals deliver a wonderful experience to and for their clients, not to mention a massive return on investment, and they do so by telling the truth, by leading.

A Big Leap

February 16, 2017/by Mike Cooke

8% more homes changed hands in January versus January of last year. That is remarkable given that last year was a record setting year for the number of sales.

Making Sure Funds Are Available for Closing

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

The cash required for closing needs to be in a readily accessible account. You’ll need to bring a cashier’s check to closing or have your money wired to the title company prior to closing. If you need to move money around or liquidate any assets to get all the cash in a readily accessible account, you need to do this far enough in advance so that any hold on the funds has been cleared.

Home Warranties

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

The house you are buying might have a home warranty of some kind. If not, you can purchase a home warranty that may cover the unexpected failure of some of the components of the house.

Arrange Your Home Owner’s Insurance

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

You need to arrange for home owner's insurance on the property you are buying before the Property Insurance Objection Deadline date in the contract. Make sure you are doing an "apples-to-apples" comparison between programs offered by different agents.

Disclosures Made by Sellers

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

Buyers and sellers are obligated to make accurate disclosures / representations when buying and selling real estate. For buyers, this primarily entails dealing fairly and honestly with the seller and not misrepresenting the buyers ability to obtain a loan. Things are a little more complicated for sellers.

Radon

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

Radon is a cause of lung cancer and may be present in a home. You can test for it during a home inspection and it can be eliminated easily if present.

Make Required Repairs Before Closing

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

You may need to complete repairs to your property if you agreed to any such repairs in the contract or if anything has broken during the time you have been under contract. Make any needed repairs prior to closing.

The Condition of Your Property When You Turn It Over to the Buyer

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

Legally, you are obligated to turn your property over to the buyer in the same condition it was in on the day the offer was made. Additionally, some contracts require the property to be "broom clean". Even if the contract does not require it, cleaning your house before turning it over to the buyer has some benefits for you.

Getting Ready for the Appraiser

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

An appraiser may be coming to your house in the near future. Most home sale contracts are contingent on the buyer or the buyer's lender obtaining an appraisal on your property. Here are some things you'll be interested to know about appraisers and the appraisal process.

Plan B

December 1, 2016/by Mike Cooke

You are under contract but not yet closed on the sale of your property. While fairly rare, the contract to sell your home could terminate without a closing as a result of contingencies granted to the buyer. When selling your primary residence, it is especially important to have a “Plan B” in case this happens.

Market Cruising Along

September 21, 2016/by Mike Cooke

The August report on performance of the residential real estate market for metro Denver is like hearing a traffic report on a day with an accident free rush hour.

“MILLION DOLLAR +” HOMES IN METRO DENVER

January 4, 2016/by Colorado Home Realty

Most people are curious about what luxury living looks like in their neck of the woods. How many millions would it take and what do you get for all those zeros? Let’s looks at some facts for Metro Denver over the last year:   Less than 2% of the homes sold over the last twelve months had a price tag ...

Escalation Clauses …

August 4, 2015/by Mike Cooke

An escalation clause is one way to win the multiple offer battle but it is not without drawbacks. It is just one of many tools we use when helping buyers in today’s market environment.

Appraisers. Handle with Care.

June 2, 2015/by Mike Cooke

Contrary to popular opinion, appraisers are overworked and underpaid and have a difficult job. Making their jobs easier results in higher appraised values and smoother transactions.

Colorado Home Realty Honored

May 12, 2015/by Colorado Home Realty

We, CHR, are incredibly proud of our accomplishments over the last 10 years and are honored to share this award with our entire agent team. Not only did the company receive amazing kudos at SMDRA’s Third Annual Diamond Circle Awards celebration … 23 of our agents were honored as Diamond Circle Award Winners, as well.   Congrats team! Here’s to a ...

GET THE “LED” OUT!

December 11, 2014/by Mike Cooke

LED technology has evolved to be a viable alternative to regular incandescent light bulbs. They can save you money and can save the planet, so they are "green" in multiple senses of the term.

Denver Market: Keeping Pace with 2013?

August 20, 2014/by Mike Cooke

Keeping pace? I thought the current metro Denver real estate market was better than last year. It is when it comes to increasing prices. However, it is just barely keeping up with another stat from 2013 and that may surprise you.

The Challenge of Repositioning

February 21, 2014/by Mike Cooke

Whether we are in a buyer’s market, a seller’s market or a balanced market, the main concern when selling one place and buying another is pretty much always the same – TIMING.

Zillow Zestimate Zaccuracy

September 26, 2013/by Mike Cooke

Zillow is great for many things but using it to estimate the value of a given property makes about as much sense as using a fire hose to water your house plants.