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There is a well-rooted perception that to buy a home, especially your first one, you should keep saving and renting until you can make a 20 percent down payment. Read More

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How Handy Are You? 

Take this infographic quiz to find out!

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You may already be investing in your education, your career, and perhaps even in a home. So, how do you start putting away enough to meet your long-term plans? Fortunately, several options can help you start small— with minimal fees— even as you continue working toward your more immediate life goals. Read More

In many parts of the country, fall is the perfect season. It’s not too hot or too cold, the air is clear and crisp, and the turning leaves create a backdrop for daily life. Read More

Halloween's origins date back some 2,000 years … to the Celtic festival of Samhain. It was a time to celebrate the final harvest and appease the ghosts and spirits that arose with the seasonal shift. Read More

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Deciding to sell your home on your own, otherwise known as “for sale by owner (FSBO),” can save you a substantial amount of money. That savings can range from the  percent commission you would have paid as a seller to a Real Estate Agent, to potentially twice that amount if your buyer is also not using an agent. Read More

Fifth Win for National Mortgage Lender Who Ranks #1664 in Nation

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Know anyone in the market for a little home makeover?  'Tis the season for remodeling and upgrading!

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Alan Greenspan in 2005 referred to the bond market as a “conundrum” when the Fed had raised rates 150bps yet longer term bond yields were falling. Read More

Reprinted from Yahoo! Finance 8/1/2017

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First, congratulations! You already answered the biggest question you’ll face: “Will you marry me?” That was the easy part—you knew in your heart what you wanted. Read More

Among the benefits members our armed forces receive for their service is access to the VA loan program, which helps finance homeownership. These loans tend to be more attractive—in terms of rates, credit requirements, down payments, and refinancing—than those available to nonmilitary home buyers. Read More

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Members of the Millennial generation (born between 1980 and 1998) are on the move, with a growing number moving into homeownership. Read More

Unwinding unprecedented stimulus is no easy task. Read More

*Reprinted from PRNewswire. com, 7/11/2017


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In my opinion the 10yr Treasury is a great gauge of economic well-being in this country (currently at 2. Read More

The FOMC meeting this week will go down as one of the most memorable in recent history. Read More

Ever wonder how life might be better as a homeowner? Take a look at these 50 benefits homeownership could offer you! 

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** Reprinted from Scotsman Guide, June 2017 edition. **

To succeed as conditions change, you must stay ahead of the curve

There is one thing that’s constant within the mortgage marketplace: change. Read More

For the fifth year in a row, national mortgage lender New American Funding makes Scotsman Guide Top Mortgage Lenders list. Read More

Congratulations and welcome to your after-college years! As the saying goes, your future is ahead of you. To make the most of this world of opportunity, and to get closer to achieving the dream of homeownership, it helps to have  control over your spending and to start saving early. Read More

It’s no secret that the use of student loans to pay for college has mushroomed, so much so that  Read More

A popular TV show involves a designer competing with a Real Estate Agent for the heart and finances of the featured homeowners. Read More

Are you wondering where you can get the best return for your home improvement dollars? Whether you are getting ready to sell or just want to make your home more comfortable, here are five fixes that can provide you with immediate results. Read More

Markets can be irrational and oftentimes emotional. Read More

What's Your Mortgage Type? FHA or CONVENTIONAL?

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Anyone who read an economics textbook from 1970 to 2000 most likely came across a chapter on inflation. The damage inflation causes to an economy with uncontrollable price increases should scare any consumer or economist. Read More

Keeping Interest Rates in Perspective

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There are many considerations when deciding between renting and buying. Read More

There are a number of reasons for wanting to tap into your home equity. Read More

If you’re a Millennial and attended college, there is an excellent chance student debt is part of your financial life. Read More

While you have until April 18 to file your tax return this year, you may want to consider just going ahead and getting it done now. Read More

There are two major themes in the market today: 1) buy stocks and 2) buy gold and bonds. Read More

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I have heard no better analogy in describing the post-election euphoria around future GDP and interest rates than comparing the state of the markets to an escalator. Read More

In recent decades, owning real estate has provided millions of people with an opportunity to create and retain personal wealth. Read More

Are you looking to buy your first home or refinance your existing FHA mortgage? Now may be the right time to lock in your rate. Read More

Can your position in the birth order of your siblings—or not having any siblings—influence your money management style and the decisions you make around finance? Numerous academic Read More

If 2017 is the year you plan to make your big move—whether it’s into your first home, trading up to your dream home, adding a vacation home, or starting to accumulate an investment property portfolio—here are 10 resolutions that can help you get that much closer to achieving your goal over the next 12 months. Read More

Whether it’s your nana, who has been coming through with a crisp $20 bill every birthday for years, or your unassuming father-in-law, if you are fortunate to be on the receiving end of help with a down payment, what’s your next move? After the expressions of heartfelt gratitude, it will require some strategy on your part.

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Maximum Employment and 2% Inflation

Today the FOMC raised the benchmark interest rate by 25bps to the range of 0. 50 to 0. Read More

Looking Ahead and Cheap versus Rich

Total US retirement assets are valued somewhere around $25 trillion and have likely increased with the latest stock market rally since Election Day. Read More

The question of whether we are right-brained or left-brained arises from the inherent need to understand ourselves better. Read More

Moving into a new home is one of life’s most exciting, unforgettable events. However, once the excitement fades, the maintenance begins. Read More

Coming up with enough for a down payment doesn’t have to be a reason to delay the purchase of a home. With over Read More

Millions of homebuyers in the U. S. Read More

It used to be that home buying was regarded as the “adulting” step that came after marriage and before family. Read More

Whether you’re considering a new career opportunity, desire to be closer to family, or have always wanted to live in a particular city, buying a home out of state is a big move. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but with proper planning and preparation, you’ll soon discover that by taking the right steps, you can simplify the process and turn an overwhelming transition into a well-thought-out, feasible relocation. Read More

With a very uncertain election upcoming, the only thing really certain was that the FOMC was going to leave rates unchanged today. Eight members voted to leave rates unchanged and there were two dissenting votes for a 25bps rate increase. Read More

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Mortgage loans are like power tools: You get the best results by using the right one for the job at hand. For many borrowers that may mean bypassing the conventional route to find the one that fits your budget today and is the least likely to cause financial stress in the future. Read More

In the past, home buying was typically associated with couples and families. Today, more and more single people, of all ages, are heading into homeownership. Read More

Once you’ve obtained a preapproval or mortgage commitment letter, typically the lender approves your loan application based on conditions, which means you have to satisfy certain requirements before your loan is fully approved. Usually, those conditions fall into two categories: “prior to documents” conditions and “prior to funding” conditions. Read More

After making your monthly car, rent, and student loan payments, then spending what you need for essentials, saving money can be tough. Read More

What’s the difference between an FOMC rate announcement and an iPhone product launch? Both highly anticipated, watched all over the world, heavily speculated for months prior and we are left with a feeling afterwards of “how much change is there really?”. Read More

There is so much to look forward to when investing in a vacation home, but there are also a lot of things you should understand before deciding to make that purchase. Not only are there several regular costs in addition to the mortgage payments, but you also need to take taxes into account (which can differ on a second home). Read More

The housing market has a huge impact on paint sales because both buyers and sellers rely on paint to make improvements to a property. Those who purchase existing homes tend to repaint after closing, and many of those looking to sell their homes give certain rooms a fresh coat of paint and convert walls back to neutral colors so they can increase a home's appeal. Read More

We all dream about purchasing that gorgeous second home in the mountains, on the beach or way out in the countryside. A vacation home, after all, is a great way to ensure infinite good times with our friends and family for years to come. Read More

The Federal Reserve announced no changes to the benchmark rate with only one member casting a dissenting vote. Household spending "has been growing strongly" although business investment "has been soft" and the Fed has reiterated that they expect inflation to rise to the 2 percent target. Read More

I had the unique fortune to be in London shortly after the Brexit vote just a few weeks ago and talked to a few Brits about their opinions on Brexit itself. By and large the vote was not about national security and had more to do with the EU controlling their country instead of their own elected democracy. Read More

Real Estate Agents have a lot to juggle as they strive to convert contacts to clients, in addition to maintaining relationships with those they have worked with in the past. Keeping track of personal, specific information pertaining to each client can significantly improve a Real Estate Agent's relationships with his or her customers. Read More

Customer relationship management software can help Real Estate Agents strengthen their relationships with both leads and current clients. Perhaps most importantly, CRM software can help agents turn those prospects into clients. Read More

Study after study continues to reveal that millennials are citing student loan debt as a huge obstacle to home buying. Nevertheless, millennials are currently the largest home buying generation in the country, making up 35 percent of all buyers. Read More

When a mortgage lender is deciding whether to grant you a loan, he or she is going to ask a lot of personal questions. Your lender will want to know everything about your financial situation and will want to examine in detail documents like your credit report, bank statements, tax returns and pay stubs. Read More

Refinancing a mortgage can save borrowers a substantial amount of money as long as they refinance the right way. If you think refinancing might be the right choice at this point in your mortgage, there are a lot of questions you should ask before taking that plunge. Read More

Getting ready for an open house is hard work. Read More


Bound by wheelchair, drone pilot plans Patagonia road trip

Kirk Williams, like many Coloradans, is outfitting a van. But he has particular requirements beyond four-wheel drive and a bunk for sleeping

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Rosen Properties building office and retail on E. Colfax

A half-acre lot along East Colfax Avenue near Colorado Boulevard is getting a new look

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