New Rental Legislation in Colorado

During the 2019 Colorado legislative session a number of Bills passed that affect property managers, landlords and tenants. Some of the Bills highlights: HB19-1106 (Rental Application Fairness Act) This Bill concerns the rental application process for prospective tenants. Some of the Bill’s highlights include: A landlord shall not charge a prospective tenant a rental application […]

2018 Remodeling Value Report for the Rocky Mountain Region

  Many times when I’m talking to potential home sellers especially in Pueblo West CO they often ask what they can do to increase the value of their home and ultimately the selling price. Remodeling magazine recently published their 31st annual cost vs value report that offers “an unbiased, third party report on how much […]

Why You Should Hire an Accredited Buyers Representative

Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional—especially a trained professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, representing best-in-class buyer services. When you look […]

Can an agent rebate part of their commission to the buyer

I recently was involved in a transaction where I was referred to a buyer from another agent. The referring agent was related to the buyer and instead of receiving the referral fee the agent wanted to rebate that amount to help the buyer with their closing costs. Is this legal? No, but the buyers agents, […]

Easy Tips to Keep Your House Clean

It’s always easier said than done, but when you have your home listed for sale, you need to keep it clean and showroom ready. Nothing can kill a potential buyer from considering your home over others is an unkept home. These tips also work well for those drop by guests.    

May is Property Tax Dispute Month

2015 is a reappraisal year in the State of Colorado. Embed from Getty Images The protest period for 2015 valuations will begin May 1st of this year and will continue for the entire month of May. You can still protest your valuation at that time.  A protest is not a complaint about higher taxes. It […]

Zillows Zestimate and Pricing Your Pueblo Home

If you have been looking at Pueblo homes for sale online for very long you no doubt have come across Zillow.com Zestimate®,  pronounced (ZEST-ti-met). The Zestimate® home valuation is Zillow’s estimated market value, computed using a proprietary formula. It is not an appraisal. It is a starting point in determining a home’s value. The Zestimate […]

2016 Home Buyer Education Class Schedule

  Owning a home is still the American dream and the US Government in cooperation through programs like CHFA (Colorado Housing Authority and Finance Authority) have helped over 84,000 Coloradoans achieve home ownership since 1974. First time home buyers that are looking for down payment assistance must attend a first time home buyers education class […]