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3 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying your first home for most people is a huge milestone and life event, and one you should enjoy. The move from renting and essentially paying someone else’s mortgage for them, to investing in yourself and your future is something […]

How Do I Know How Much I Can Spend When Buying A House?

When purchasing a home, it is absolutely crucial to understand the financials. Many buyers rush into the process before getting a clear understanding of what they can afford. After all, it is fun to look at beautiful homes online and […]

February 2019 Denver Housing Market Stats

Denver market while seeing a shift is still staying strong.  As we’ve been seeing for a few months now, the shift from a rampant seller’s market towards a market that favors buyers continues.  That is why it is a great […]

What’s my home worth? And how do you know?

As we’ve discussed many times before the Real Estate market is just that a market.  It ebbs and flows, rises and falls.  For the vast majority of Americans their home is their biggest financial asset, and thus it is important […]

January 2019 Denver Housing Market Stats

January saw a significant shift in the Denver housing market often seen post Holiday season.  Inventory is down, days on market are up, and total number of homes sold are down as well.  This usually can be directly attributed to […]


A few months ago I was interviewed for another website and I discussed how Denver’s cooling market is providing buyer’s with opportunities.  Since then, things have only gotten better for Denver home buyers.  Today I wanted to share three reasons […]

Important Tips Before Purchasing Your Next Home, From a 20 Year Mortgage Veteran

1. Get Your Financing in Order First! Even if you’re certain you have good credit and great income, unforeseen problems can and do arise during the mortgage process. Often these ‘surprises’ can be managed if they’re spotted in time.  But […]

A Complete Guide to Selling Your Home in Denver

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’ve probably considered where the best place to start is. Selling a home is no small feat. It can be time consuming and, honestly, a little confusing when you first start out. Selling […]

Don’t Wait to Buy in this Market

When you’re considering the purchase of a home there’s always a million reasons to wait. “What if a recession hits?” “Home prices are going to come down” “I don’t have a down payment” “I need to improve my credit” “I’m […]

Will Denver Home Prices Continue to Rise?

Guest Blogger: Andrew Scripter, Fairway Independent Mortgage Don’t Worry Denver home prices will continue to rise. In 1998 my wife and I were deciding where to move: Southern Cal or Boulder. She had been accepted to UC Santa Barbara and CU […]

Four Ways to Build Your Equity Faster and Smarter

The equity you have in your home is the percentage of it that you own. So if your home is worth $250,000 and you have a $200,000 mortgage, then your equity is 20% ($50,000). Equity is an asset. You can […]

How to Buy a Foreclosure in Denver

With the Denver market being one of the hottest in the Country – many buyers are looking to buy a foreclosure in Denver.  These are defaulted properties that have been repossessed by the bank or lender and put back up […]

Tips To Sell Your Home Fast The Right Way

So you need to sell your home fast? When it comes time to sell your home, you want the process to go smooth and be over quickly. There are a few things you can do to guarantee that the process […]

What is my home worth? And why is it important to know?

What is my home worth? And why is it important to know? In most people’s case, their home is their biggest asset, and many are constantly wondering “What is my home worth?”  But unfortunately, many don’t know the true value […]

How To Sell Your Home In A Divorce

If you bought your home while married, but you’ve decided to separate, the chances are you won’t want to continue living together, and selling can give you both the opportunity to move on.  But selling up and splitting the proceeds […]

Moving to Denver, Where Do I Start?

Moving to Denver, CO but not sure where to begin? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We know there are a ton of things to consider when moving, especially if it’s to an entirely new state. You want to make […]

How To Buy A Home From Out Of State

So you’ve decided to relocate, or maybe you’re just buying a home away from home. Either way, figuring out how to buy a home from out of state can be a little more complicated, and a lot more daunting. That […]

Should I Rent or Sell My House?

Should I rent or sell my house is a question many homeowners find themselves asking often… To sell, or not to sell: that is the question: Whether tis better in the bank to profit From equity in one outrageous lump […]

How Do You Sell Your Home If You Also Need to Buy?

A major question many of our clients ask us is… How do you sell your home if you also need to buy?  Buying or selling a home is a stressful time, no doubt. Lenders, agents, listings, showings, open houses, contracts, […]

Stage My Home Before Selling?

One question we often hear from our sellers is – Do I need to stage my home before selling?  So let’s review… You’re thinking about selling your home. You’ve browsed all over the internet for a checklist of things to […]

Should I Sell To Those Fast Cash Home Buyers?

You know those signs. The ones usually stapled to telephone poles or plastered on flimsy signs hastily posted at intersections and medians… “We buy ugly houses.” “Get cash for your house now.” The font is usually all caps, and the […]

What Is a Good Credit Score and How Does It Affect Buying a Home?

Your credit score. No single number can play as great a role in your real estate future as these simple three digits. It’s a judgement, an algorithmic judgment, of your creditworthiness. One of the deciding factors as to whether or […]

4 Funny Misconceptions About Real Estate Agents

If you’ve been following Walden Novak for a while, you might be under the impression that we’re all work and no play. Sure, when we aren’t busy listing houses, scheduling showings, and negotiating prices, we’re publishing pieces about How to […]

Buying a Home After Divorce

Divorce is never easy. Even an amicable, no-fault divorce results in a host of major life changes. You’ve gone from sharing a home and finances to being all on your own. While you might settle into an apartment for short […]

The Single Person’s Guide To Buying a Home

While a lot of stereotypes about the times-a-changin’ have been spouted by generation after generation, there is one aspect of American life that is verifiably different than it was a few decades ago: the age of marriage. In 1990, the […]

How To Choose the Right Buyer When Selling a Home

A crucial step in the home selling process is knowing how to choose the right buyer when selling a home.  You might be tempted to assume that the highest offer is the best offer. It’s going to make you the […]

Three Signs It’s the Right Time to Sell Your Home

If you ask someone “When is the best time to sell your house?”, the usual response you’ll get is “spring”…  While it’s true that home sales are generally best during March, April, and May, there are a lot of other ways […]

How to Sell a Home From Out of State?

How do I Sell a Home From Out of State? Selling a house is already stressful enough. Selling a house when you’re living in another state is going to be even harder. When you’re in state, you can take care […]

How to Sell a Home When Life is Busy

Once it gets started, life sure doesn’t like to slow down.  So how do you sell a home when life is busy? Between work, leisure, family time, and shuttling the kids around from one extracurricular activity to the next, you […]

How to Cash in on a Hot Real Estate Market

More so than any economic market that the average person deals with in their life, real estate prices ebb and flow. Sure, you might pay 50 cents more per gallon of gas than you did last summer, but real estate […]

What Is a Hot Real Estate Market?

The real estate market like any other market ebbs and flows, runs cold and hot.  Like a stock market, in a perfect world we want to buy low and sell high.  Often in real estate, we refer to the changes […]

Three Factors That Affect the Value of a Home

Three Factors That Affect the Value of a Home Whether you’re thinking of selling soon, contemplating purchasing investment property, or just plain curious, you may be wondering how a home’s value is actually determined. So what are some of the […]

Three Things to Consider When Selling Your Home

Three things you need to consider when selling your home! So the time has come. You’re ready for the big move. Maybe you’ve grown out of your starter home. Maybe you landed a new job in another state. Or maybe […]

Reasons to Move to Green Valley Ranch

Green Valley Ranch is one of Denver’s hottest real estate markets, and homeowners are flocking to get in to this neighborhood on the grow. Considering that the median sale price was hovering below $150,000 less than ten years ago and […]

Reasons to Move to Commerce City

Due to the large volume of commercial activities taking place and the industrialized landscape, one might think that a move to Commerce City might not be the most interesting place. But recent trends indicate that buying a home in Commerce […]

Reasons to Move to Henderson

Henderson Colorado is a small unincorporated city in Adams County, situated south of Todd Creek and north of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. With a population just under 12,000 but located less than 30 minutes from Denver, Henderson […]

Family Fun Near Henderson

Henderson is one of Denver’s most sought after residential real estate markets in 2018. With home prices on the rise and a negative equity rate far below the national average, there is no better time than now to buy a […]

Family Fun Near Green Valley Ranch

Green Valley Ranch is more than just a rapidly growing Denver suburb with great investment opportunities—it’s also an ideal place to raise a family.  There are many spots for family fun near Green Valley Ranch. In addition to some great […]

Places to Eat Near Commerce City

One of the few oil cities in America, Commerce City lives up to its reputation with sprawling industrial and residential cityscape. But that doesn’t mean that the city is without its charms. There are a lot of quality restaurants, diners, […]

Places to Eat Near Henderson

If you’ve been looking at real estate in the Henderson area, then you can’t forget one of the most important factors of moving to a new neighborhood. That’s right. The local fare.  So what are some great places to eat […]

Places to Eat Near Green Valley Ranch

To some people, nothing defines home better than the local eateries. Sure, an old fashioned homemade apple pie might be what transforms a house into a home, but to the foodie in each of us, knowing the best places to […]

Things to Do Near Green Valley Ranch

When it comes time to buy a new home or move to a new neighborhood, one of the main concerns you might have is finding fun stuff to do. Whether you live alone, have a sprawling family, or fall somewhere […]

Things to Do Near Commerce City

While Commerce City might seem heavily industrialized at first glance, there are still many opportunities for fun and leisure in the area. If you are thinking about buying a home in Commerce City, you’ll want to check out our take […]

Things to Do Near Henderson

Henderson, Colorado is a community on the grow. As property values continue to rise, new home buyers are looking to Henderson as the perfect place to settle down. If buying a home in Henderson is on your short list of […]

Buying and Selling a Home in Henderson Colorado

There are many things to consider when buying and selling a home in Henderson, Colorado.  Home values in Henderson are on the rise, having grown almost 10% in the past year and estimated to jump another 5% by this this […]

Buying and Selling a Home in Commerce City Colorado

For those looking to live within a stone’s throw of the Denver Metro at a fraction of the cost, Commerce City is an ideal place to move in. The market is warm, and since sellers won’t have as much of […]

Buy or Sell a Home in Green Valley Ranch Colorado

Green Valley Ranch is fast becoming one of Denver’s most sought after communities to move to. With estimated home values nearly doubling in the past five years and projected to increase by another 5% over the next year, now is […]

Should I Upgrade My Home Before Selling?

Many home sellers ask… Should I upgrade my home before selling?  Conventional wisdom tells you that people pay more for a higher quality product. That’s why a hand crafted artisan apple pie from your main street baker is going to […]

What Are Denver Home Prices Like in 2018?

It doesn’t matter if you are buying or selling – having a keen understanding of Denver home prices is going to give you an advantage in what is a very hot, competitive real estate market at the moment. Buyers will […]

Is Spring the Best Time of Year to Sell a House?

A house isn’t just a collection of brick and mortar, frame and foundation. It also represents the dreams and aspirations of a person or family. So it’s not an easy decision to make to sell your house, and we at […]

How Do I Find a Realtor to Sell My House?

Every day, thousands of houses are sold around the U.S., and plenty of them right here in Denver, Colorado. Real estate is an investment, and if you’re ready to cash in on that investment, you don’t want to go it […]

4 Things to Consider when Choosing a Buyer’s Agent

There are many things to consider when purchasing a home – choosing a buyer’s agent to work with is one of the most crucial.  Let’s review 4 key factors to consider when choosing a buyer’s agent to buy a home. […]

When Is Buying a House Better Than Renting?

According to a 2018 report from RENTCafe, roughly 53% of Denver residents own their home. If you are among the remaining 47% who pay rent every month instead of building equity, you may be wondering when is buying a house […]

How to Save for Your First Home

When you think of the American Dream, what comes to mind? A salaried career? A dependable retirement plan? A brand new car?  The American Dream looks a little bit different for everyone, but one piece that is fairly consistent throughout […]

Buying Your First House in Denver

Are you finally thinking about making that dream of buying your first house in Denver become a reality? The transition from renting to buying is one of the most exciting times in your life. You’re building equity. You’ve got freedom […]