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4 Reasons to Buy in Denver this Winter

The main reason people don’t shop for homes during the winter is traditionally there are fewer homes on the market. However, winter shopping has its advantages, and serious buyers can benefit from venturing out in the coming months.. #1 Motivated sellers Homes for sale right now have...

Remote Real Estate – can it be done?

Real estate investors are always talking about “independence”, whether they’re referring to freedom from a day job, financial success, or being able to live wherever they want. Recently I spoke with someone who said “someday I’ll run my business from my yacht” but when I...

Pot-growing renters: will it hurt your sale?

Team Zen agent Danielle Gary was recently hired to sell a lovely two-bedroom condo in central Denver. Everything was going smoothly as they got ready to put it on the market until the seller called to say her roommate had been arrested and the city...

Beginners Buying Guide, Step 1

Buying a home isn’t rocket science, but it’s not exactly simple either. Here’s some basic information on the process. I’ve divided this into six basic steps, with each step getting its own short blog post. They are: 1) Figure out how you’re going to pay for...

House Hacking – How To Buy Rentals With Low Money Down

Want to get started in real estate investing, but don't have a lot of money? Then House Hacking is for you. What is House Hacking? There are 2 ways to do it. 1. a. Buy a single family home/townhome/condo b. Live in it for at least a year then...

How To Get Your Offer Accepted

Simply put, buying a home in a seller's market is not fun. There's very small chances of getting an offer accepted and you constantly feel like you might be paying too much. Most buyers settle in for the long haul while they watch house after...

Negotiating The Right Way

There are a ton of books available on negotiating. Many have very bold approaches where you just hard line what you want and if you win then you can claim yourself as the champion. While these methods may be effective for quick one-and-done deals they...

Selling Your Home in Winter

A number of our clients have asked whether they should list their homes in December or wait until January or even Spring.  Your needs as a seller is what determines the best answer but there are pros and cons to each scenario.  In general, listing...

Why Your Choice of Lender Matters

So you want to buy a house? Your real estate agent takes you shopping, find one you like, then you just go get a loan, easy right?  Except when it's not.  First of all, an online mortgage calculator cannot tell you what your unique borrowing capability...

Buying Property in Another State

Last month I was working on purchasing properties in three different states. I had to quickly figure out important things like...