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Preparing Homes for Extreme Weather

Story Idea – Preparing homes for extreme weather     Preparing for typical winter weather can be hard for homeowners, but dealing with dangerous winter conditions, such as blizzards or extreme cold, can be overwhelming. The key to surviving extreme weather is preparation. Homeowners should trim tree branches to prevent roof damage; roof tiles,…
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What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for Consumers?

Story Idea – What do rising interest rates mean for consumers?     Mortgage rates are currently sitting at their highest level in two years, with 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaging 4.32 percent and 15-year mortgages averaging 3.55 percent. Rising mortgage rates continue to be a concern when it comes to home sales and affordability; however,…
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Is Now a Good Time to Sell?

Story Idea – Is now a good time to sell? According to data from the National Association of REALTORS®, 62 percent of people believe that now is a good to time sell a home and that number goes up to 69 percent when looking specifically at the West Coast. However, whether or not it…
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What does Retire in Boulder mean?

What does “Retire in Boulder” mean? Let’s start by throwing out the typical definition of retirement, which usually is centered around the end of a career. And since we are not associating it with the end of a career, we can also dissociate the concept from age stereotypes. “Retiring” to Boulder is really more about…
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How Much Do You Really Need for a Downpayment?

When someone is in the process of buying a home, how much money do they need to put up as a down payment? According to research from the National Association of REALTORS® consumers across all income brackets, education levels and ages believe that 20 percent of the cost of the home is needed for…
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Deciding which outdoor remodeling project should you take on?

When considering a remodeling project, most homeowners think of renovating their kitchen or redoing a bathroom, but maybe they should be looking to the outdoors for an upgrade. According to research by the National Association of REALTORS® outdoor remodeling projects not only add value to a house on resale, they also increase the amount…
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Declutter Your Home

Why do some people think organizing their home is for a must-do only in the spring? With the holiday season approaching, people across the country are preparing their homes for visiting family, holiday parties and cold weather hibernation. All of this makes fall the perfect time to declutter and organize one’s home.    The…
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The Importance of Technology in Selling Your Home

Changing and improving technology influences nearly every aspect of our lives, so it makes sense that it also affects the way homeowners and their agents market and sell homes. So what are the tools consumers and their agents should be using when trying to sell their home? According to the National Association of REALTORS®,…
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Where Do Downpayments Come From?

The National Association of REALTORS® reported that the median downpayment for all homebuyers is 10 percent. With the most recent median existing-home price reported at $232,200 in October, that comes to a $23,220 downpayment. So where are buyers finding the money for this purchase? According to NAR’s 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,…
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Can You Do it Yourself?

Being a homeowner means that your home is yours – even the things that need fixing. Is a faucet leaking? Are floor boards squeaky? Is a light-switch not working? Those issues are all yours to tackle. But what projects can you do yourself and what ones require the help of a trained professional? Taking on…
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