April 2011

Found 4 blog entries for April 2011.

Now is a great time to consider buying a home. Whether you’re relocating, purchasing a vacation house or looking to become a homeowner for the first time, there are certain things you need to do before you even begin to look for a new home. Doing your homework before plunging into the house hunt can save you valuable time and energy.

Before you begin looking at homes, determine what you can afford to spend. This may seem obvious, but it’s a step that can lead to disaster if overlooked, causing you to waste time with homes you can’t afford, or sparking arguments with family members about what your budget looks like. Before you begin looking, sit down with all parties involved and set a realistic price range, including the amount of money you can afford to

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When buying a home, buyers want to avoid paying more than they have to, but may need to juggle some numbers in order to reach an amount that seems fair to both parties. Deciding what to offer a seller for their home is a delicate process that your REALTOR® can assist you with. Before making a bid, there are some items you should analyze when discussing the matter with your real estate professional.

A comparative market analysis (CMA) is a popular mathematical method for estimating the true value of a property. Similar to comparison shopping, a CMA will examine the home in terms of number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and total square footage. Using the MLS, your REALTOR® can find homes of a similar size that have recently sold or are currently on the market,

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It isn’t easy staying on top in a sluggish real estate market. That’s why the 90 Broker Associates at RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc. didn’t spend much time celebrating being named RE/MAX International’s 2010 No. 1 single office for total sales volume before getting back to work.

D.B. Wilson, managing broker for RE/MAX of Boulder, accepted the award on behalf of the office at the RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas March 9th. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Boulder office has earned the national honor. RE/MAX International has 3365 single offices nationwide. RE/MAX of Boulder closed 2010 with $560 million in residential sales, representing 1,400 transaction sides.

The brokers and staff certainly appreciate the recognition from RE/MAX International,

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The first impression is everything, and that holds steady in all sectors of life: a first date, a job interview, or staging your home for potential buyers. Properly prepping and staging your home can have a huge impact on the amount of time it takes to sell and the amount of money you can sell it for. Staging your home for walk-throughs is crucial. You want to be sure to make the best possible use of spacing possible. When staging your home, you're doing more than making an appealing setting for buyers; you’re aiming to show the way in which a space can best be utilized.

One of the most important rules of staging your own home is disassociation. Try and remove yourself from the familiarity of your house and look at it with fresh perspective. That old

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