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Fort Collins has been rated as one of the top places to live by Money Magazine numerous times over the past 6 years. Why? The people, the food (and beer!), the community, the school, the bike friendly nature, and of course the proximity to the mountains and the Poudre River. Not to mention the lo...
06/21/2011
Approximately 15% of sellers make decisions based on an agent's commission rate, and another 5% to 10% are willing to pay full commission to get the best service. But how do they know they are getting the best service and the benefits that come with it? To put it simply, you have to show them. A ...
06/21/2011
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06/13/2011
According to a survey, 75% of American's still think home ownership is a great investment. Many of them believe that owning a home is the best long-term investment they can make and is worth the risk of ups and downs in the housing market. The survey also found that optimism about home ownership ...
06/13/2011
Foreclosures are causing even more headache for people who work jobs that require federal security clearances. Many of those positions require that any mortgage defaults be reported to the company. Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 70 security appeals involving foreclosures and other distress ...
06/10/2011
With all of the investors currently out there, will there be enough homes for sale to meet demand? Here in Fort Collins and Loveland, it is basically a seller's market these days. Over the next decade, 16 million new housing unites will be needed nationally to meet growth and shifting demands. Wh...
06/10/2011
This week Fannie Mae revamped its rules for delinquent loans and now they are requiring mortgage servicers to act quickly when helping home owners that are in trouble and are facing foreclosure. Their goal is to create a "strong customer service relationship" and try to understand exactly why pay...
06/08/2011
Here are 8 things that can seriously devalue your home, and even though you may have heard of them, its always good to be reminded when out there looking for a new place, putting your home on the market, or even just doing some remodeling! 1. Location - Focus on being in a location that is close ...
06/06/2011
Gotta love facebook marketing! There are some real gems on there and it can definitely bring in some repeat clients/help keep you in mind! Don't forget to check out mine as well at Kapital Real Estate   What is Facebook Fridays? It's a group started by Gary Coles - basically we all agree to suppo...
06/06/2011
Reports show that renting is trendy, and it will be trendy for the next 5 to 7 years even though home prices in Larimer County are holding steady. The Colorado Division of Housing in a report that in the first quarter of 2011, vacancy rates fell 16.6 percent in 5 metropolitan areas: Fort Collins-...
06/06/2011
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