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Must Do’s After you’ve Paid Off Your Mortgage!

Tweet Must-do’s after mortgage is paid off How to handle deed-of-trust release, automatic payments BY BENNY KASS, TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011. Inman News™ DEAR BENNY: Because savings interest rates are so low, I’ve decided to accelerate paying off my home mortgage. But after I pay off the mortgage, then what? What else do I …

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Stop the Holiday Madness and Relax!

Tweet It happens every year: You vow to enjoy the holidays, spend quality time with your friends and family, and maybe even give back to your community. Then, little by little, your stress level increases. Family time becomes filled with anxiety. Holiday parties are another dreaded task on your to-do list. And all that …

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Six Areas of Your Home that need Attention NOW!

Tweet It is that time of year again.  Maybe the snow and chilly weather caught you by surprise, so see what you can do to help prevent any unexpected repair bills.  Here are some ideas from my inspector at Amerispec.  See if any of these are ones you might have overlooked.  A little time …

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Real Estate Outlook is Affordability High

Tweet   Housing affordability is still at a record high, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). It is at the highest level since record keeping began in 1970. This is based on the relationship between median home price, median family income and average mortgage interest rate.  NAR President Moe Veissi, broker-owner of …

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Buying real estate a better deal than renting in 74% of major US cities

Tweet  Buying real estate continues to be cheaper than renting in the vast majority of major U.S. cities, according to a quarterly rent vs. buy index from real estate search and marketing site Trulia.  This index compared the median list price and the median annualized rent on a two-bedroom apartment, condominium or townhouse in …

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Westminster, CO Short Sales and REO’s

Tweet The Westminster CO Real Estate market for the past 4 – 5 years has had it’s share of distressed sales of REO’s and Shortsales.  The percentage of sold Shortsales and REO’s in the Metro Denver market has consistently been in the 35% – 45% range as our market has suffered through an unprecedented downturn. While the …

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Investors can get Loans in Denver!

Tweet Here’s what you need to know about getting a mortgage for an investment property: If you are buying a 1-unit investment property, you need 20% down. Fannie Mae underwriting guidelines say you only need 15% down.  However, you also need mortgage insurance if you have less than 20% down, and no mortgage insurance …

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Homeownership is Still the Best Investment in Westminster Colorado

Tweet Homeownership is Still the Best Investment In Westminster, CO, a Pew Research study done in March revealed that 81% of adults still believe buying a home is the BEST long-term investment you can make. What’s amazing to me about this study is that 47% of the respondents said that their home has dropped …

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