Category Archives: Denver Real Estate

Emergency Kit for the Car in Highlands Ranch

Last week I traveled from Highlands Ranch to the Mescalero Apache Indian Nation near Alamogordo and found myself in the middle of an emergency. They needed blankets and ropes which I had in my trunk. My lightweight jacket went too! … Continue reading

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DENVER-What Can You Expect?

One of the basic tenants I have always subscribed to is “FAIR and HONEST Business dealings” with all my Denver, and elsewhere, clients. I was thrilled to see that proclamation in the real estate commissions guidelines and definitions of real … Continue reading

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Hands-Only CPR

Last time I was certified for CPR was in 1975. I am sure glad it has evolved into hands only instead of the additional breathing. Some times a Denver Realtor has to perform CPR on a real estate transaction. I … Continue reading

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Denver – Must Be This Tall to Ride?

When I bought my first home in 1972, people took your word you could afford it. It doesn’t seem that way anymore. If you are getting a loan they want a loan officer to say that you can. If you are paying cash they want to see proof you have it. Continue reading

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Reasons to Refinance

Regardless of the reason to refinance a home, the basic question to ask is: “Do you plan to live in the home long enough to recapture the cost of refinancing?” There are always expenses involved in refinancing which can be paid in cash or rolled into the new mortgage. Continue reading

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Indecision May Cost More

Interest rates have as much effect on housing costs as price and when they are both trending upward, it can be very expensive to wait. Continue reading

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Would-be to Should-be in Denver

When I counsel a new or first time buyer here in Denver, or even a seasoned seller buying their next home I often hear “we just don’t know” where, what kind of loan, how quickly, etc. There aren’t answers for … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Paying Tax Today

There can be a substantial amount of capital gains tax due upon the sale of an investment property in Denver, both the IRS and the State of Colorado. Often an investor will use a 1031 exchange as a tool to … Continue reading

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Lower the Rate – Deduct the Interest

WOW, this is so true…I know I have had issues with managing debt and found the use of a line of credit could help immensely! So make sure to read through and at the bottom, I will have a resource … Continue reading

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Denver Rentals are IDEAL

Think about it…until the very recent past the best return you have seen on most any investment has been about 3-4% while real estate in Denver has appreciated at about 10% per year for the last 6 years. On top … Continue reading

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