Buying a Home When Interest Rates are Higher Than Before

2023-10-12

When a bank greenlights your mortgage application, it will present you with its most favorable interest rate for the loan. This rate is essentially the cost you’ll incur for borrowing the money. The rate you receive will depend on various factors such as your down payment, credit score, and the property’s price, but it’s also influenced by broader economic conditions.Continue Reading

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What is Real Estate – Defined
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Real estate is land with permanent improvements, both natural and artificial, including water, trees, minerals, buildings, houses, fences and bridges. Real estate differs from personal property i.e. Things that are not connected to land, such as cars, boats, jewelry, furniture and agricultural equipment.

Buying New Construction
New Construction

Are you in the market for a new house? If so, you may have been comparing your options when it comes to open listings on the local market. One decision you will need to consider: do you want to purchase an existing home or build a new one? Let's explore Read more

Waterfront Living in Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Florida Homes for Sale

A Guide To Waterfront Living in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Fort Myers Beach is a beautiful and diverse waterfront community. Many people just passing through the city don’t realize that many houses here overlook the Gulf of Mexico and have access to some of the world’s best fishing. The town Read more

Naples Florida Neighborhoods

If you're moving to the area and looking for the best places to stay in Naples, Florida, check out this neighborhood guide. Below we discuss the best areas in Naples, FL to help you find the best one for you. Your Naples real estate agent will help you find your Read more

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Buying a Home in Evergreen Colorado – Dan Skelly

2023-06-29

I’m Dan Skelly, the Broker/Owner/Agent at Orson Hill Realty in Evergreen, Colorado. I’m here to provide you with a comprehensive guide on buying a home in Evergreen, a picturesque town nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.Continue Reading

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10 Mountain Biking Trails in Jefferson County Colorado: Where to Go for Adventure
Mountain Biking Trails

There are mountain biking trails all over Colorado. Jefferson County Colorado has some of the best intermediate and difficult trails in the area. There are trails in Evergreen, Conifer, Morrison and Golden, Colorado. If you want to go go mountain biking in Jefferson county these are the trails to check Read more

The Denver Foothills Colorado Housing Shortage: How to Buy a Home in an Area with Little Inventory
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The Denver-Foothills area is home to many beautiful mountains and lush forests, but it’s also one of the most difficult places in Colorado to find a home. Due to its natural beauty, proximity to major cities like Denver, and easy access to outdoor activities, this region has become a hot Read more

Buffalo Creek Colorado Home for Sale 3 bed 4 bath on 10 Acres
19989 Argentine Way Buffalo Creek CO Dan Skelly

19989 Argentine Way Buffalo Creek CO - A Serene Mountain Oasis on 10 Acres Property Description Discover the serene beauty of mountain living at 19989 Argentine Way Buffalo Creek, CO. This updated home, set on a sprawling 10-acre lot, is a haven of tranquility and scenic beauty. Its architectural design Read more

Should I Buy a Home or Rent A Home?
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The decision to rent or buy a home is different for everyone. Some people have specific needs that would make renting difficult, while others simply prefer the flexibility of renting vs. owning. Whichever camp you fall into, the key to making the right decision is asking yourself the right questions Read more

Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent

Buying a Home – Step By Step Process Explained

2023-02-20

Buying a home can be an exciting but daunting experience. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the complexity of the process. To help you navigate the journey to becoming a homeowner, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to the home buying process. Step 1: Assess your financial situation TheContinue Reading

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Denver Mountain Homes For Sale – Before Buying Things You Need to Know
Denver Mountain Homes for Sale

The buyer must have a desire to buy, and the seller must have a sincere desire to sell the property, provided that both parties have expressed their desire to the other party. The buyer and seller must aim to conclude a contract of sale.

Finding the Right Home Mortgage Lender in The Denver Mountains and Foothills
Lenders and home loan mortgages

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a homebuyer is also one of the most complex: choosing a lender. Home mortgage lenders are often local and regional banks, credit unions, or online mortgage brokers who can help you identify financing options based on your creditworthiness, risk profile, and financial Read more

How a Realtor Can Help You Maximize Your Home’s Value in Evergreen Colorado
Dan Skelly Realtor

Maximize Your Home's Value in Evergreen Colorado with a RealtorAre you looking to maximize the value of your home in Evergreen Colorado? A realtor can help you do just that! With their expertise in the local market, a realtor can provide you with the best advice on how to increase Read more

How Buyers Can Get Their Offer Accepted By The Seller
Getting the Seller to Accept Your Offer to Buy Their Home

In the current market, buyers with a bit of bargaining power have an edge when negotiating the terms of their offer. If you’re buying a home right now, you’ll no doubt be on the lookout for properties that give you an opportunity to negotiate. However, sellers are still in the Read more

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Buying a Home in the Colorado Mountains

2023-02-20

If you are contemplating purchasing a home in Colorado, there are several important factors that you should consider before making a decision. In this article, we will delve into the down payment, credit score, title insurance, and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. If you are uncertain where to start, weContinue Reading

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Commercial Real Estate Evergreen, Colorado
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Commercial Real Estate Market in Evergreen, Colorado An Overview of Commercial Real Estate in Evergreen Located a stone's throw away from Denver, Evergreen, Colorado, is more than just a scenic mountain community. It's a hub of economic activity, with the commercial real estate sector playing a significant role. This article Read more

How To Find The Right Real Estate Agent
How to find the right real estate agent

In the offer presentation, the three estate agents include the comparable sale of your home, the average number of days on the market and their proposal for the listed price for the home. These three numbers are similar, but watch out for prices that are much higher than home prices, Read more

How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent In Evergreen, Colorado
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An experienced real estate agent will always understand your situation and choose the best for you because he knows the correct market value. Selling your property is not easy, and you may face delays, especially if you plan to move and buy a new home. The buyer has made an Read more

100 Real Estate Terms You Should Know
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Real Estate Amortization: The process of paying off a debt over time through regular payments. Appraisal: An evaluation of a property's value by a professional appraiser. Assessed Value: The value of a property according to a public tax assessor for purposes of taxation. Balloon Mortgage: A mortgage that has a Read more

Buying a home

Buying a Home What Are the Steps

2023-02-02

Purchasing a home is an exciting and significant milestone in life, but the process can also be overwhelming for first-time homebuyers. To help make the process smoother, it’s important to understand each step involved in buying a home.Continue Reading

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A realtors take on the Southwest Florida real estate market
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The Florida real estate market has been improving for the past few years, but it’s not necessarily where you’d think. According to real estate agent Heath Miller, “the Florida real estate market has been stuck in neutral.” While this is a complicated issue, Miller explains that the state’s economy as Read more

Idaho Springs, Colorado – A Hot Real Estate Market
Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs, Colorado Real Estate: The Top 5 Reasons to Move to This Colorado Town. Idaho Springs is a great little mountain town. Downtown Idaho Springs Colorado is a place that tourists and locals love to hang out. For decades, Idaho Springs has been known for many different things. It Read more

What Does Your Colorado Real Estate Agent Do?
Real Estate Agent

Your Colorado real estate agent does way more than you think. Not only do they market to you to get your business they also know the legal side of your contracts, negotiations, know they are, the issues your property may have or your home may have. Your real estate agent Read more

Naples Florida – The Secret Spots Best Beach Town In Southwest Florida
Naples Florida

Naples' Secret Beaches: Where Tranquility Meets Coastal Beauty Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is renowned for its pristine beaches. While the popular stretches of sand attract sun-seeking crowds, there are hidden gems that offer a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle. Let's embark on a journey to Read more

Buying a Home After a Hurricane

Buying a Home In an Area Just Hit By a Major Hurricane – like Hurricane Ian

2022-10-14

Buying a Home In an Area Just Hit By a Major Hurricane – What You Need to Know and DoContinue Reading

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Buying a Mountain Home in Colorado: The Best Tips for Finding Your Dream Property
Denver Mountain Homes

One important piece of the mountain home sale puzzle is that you want a mountain real estate agent who is aware of the best deeds for buying a mountain home. The next thing to consider is that your agent needs to know what properties are for sale. That is the Read more

Fort Myers Homes for Sale With Pool
Fort Myers, Florida home with pool

Fort Myers is located in Lee County, Florida and has more than 99,000 residents. It’s actually one of the safest cities in the state. The city is also home to several ive golf courses and more than 30 marinas, so you can spend plenty of time on the water. If Read more

A Guide To Downtown Golden and Golden, Colorado:
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We've got it all here: From the historic family-friendly downtown to the region's championship high school sports program.  Golden is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Founded during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush on June 16, 1859, the mining camp was originally named “Golden City” in honor Read more

Southwest Florida Real Estate

Southwest Florida Real Estate And Homes for Sale

2022-10-10

The Southwest Florida real estate market is among the most desirable places to live in the United States. With a number of cities and towns that offer an ideal mix of coastal living, suburban neighborhoods and rural landscapes, it’s easy to see why this area has been attracting people from all over the world for decades. .Continue Reading

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Golden Colorado is One of The Hottest Real Estate Markets in the Country
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Golden, Colorado is a hot, really hot real estate market. Any real estate agent in Golden, Colorado will tell you they have never seen a market like this, ever. Inventory is tight and values are increasing at a higher rate than ever anticipated.

Listing Your Home For Sale By Owner
Homes for Sale by owner

Easy Steps On Listing Your Home For Sale By Owner Just decided to sell your home without the assistance of a real estate agent? Listing your home for sale by owner can be a rewarding experience, but it requires careful planning and execution. In this blog post, we will walk Read more

The Denver Foothills Colorado Housing Shortage: How to Buy a Home in an Area with Little Inventory
Dan-Skelly-Platinum-Real-Estate-Agent

The Denver-Foothills area is home to many beautiful mountains and lush forests, but it’s also one of the most difficult places in Colorado to find a home. Due to its natural beauty, proximity to major cities like Denver, and easy access to outdoor activities, this region has become a hot Read more

Off Grid Homes in Colorado – So Many Reasons People Are Buying Off Grid Homes in CO
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Off Grid Homes in Colorado are all the rage. Today’s world is a fast-paced one, filled with nonstop action and little time for rest. Luckily, we also live in an age of innovation and progression, meaning that every day we are presented with new opportunities and solutions to old problems.

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Relocation Services – What Do They Do?

2022-08-15

When you are moving to a new city for work, it can be a stressful process. You not only have to find a new home but also figure out how to transport all of your belongings there. Luckily, many companies that offer relocation services understand this and make things muchContinue Reading

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10 Mountain Biking Trails in Jefferson County Colorado: Where to Go for Adventure
Mountain Biking Trails

There are mountain biking trails all over Colorado. Jefferson County Colorado has some of the best intermediate and difficult trails in the area. There are trails in Evergreen, Conifer, Morrison and Golden, Colorado. If you want to go go mountain biking in Jefferson county these are the trails to check Read more

Buying a Home in the Denver Mountains
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The allure of the Denver Mountains is undeniable. From the breathtaking views to the outdoor activities, it's a dream location for many homebuyers. However, purchasing a home in the mountains comes with its own set of considerations. This comprehensive guide aims to equip you with essential information for buying a Read more

Finding the Best Real Estate Agent Near You
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Everyone knows a real estate agent or two. That person you know may not be the right agent for you. Don't feel bad if you don't hire a friend or relative for buying or selling your home. Agents usually specialize in a certain type of property. That may not be Read more

Platinum Real Estate
Platinum Real Estate Florida

Platinum Real Estate Dan Skelly owns a real estate brokerage company in Colorado. He decided to branch out to sell real estate in his beloved state of Florida! Since he has spent most of his life in Florida, he knows the people, the market and real estate in Florida. Dan Read more

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Inventory is picking up – Buyers are seeing more homes for sale 2022

2022-08-15

Home shoppers may have to put in more time and effort to find the right property, but they have a better chance of finding it. With fewer buyers competing for each home on the market, buyers may be able to negotiate better deals and have more flexibility in terms of financing and the type of home they buy. Additionally, buyers have time to look around and see what’s available before their desired date to purchase.Continue Reading

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Why You Need to Use a Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Agent

There are countless reasons to use a real estate agent when you buy or sell your home. One big reason is buyers usually don't pay the agent and sellers usually make more money when selling with an agent. Then there are the legal reasons. Also security reasons. You should always Read more

Sailfish Point Condominiums Stuart Florida
Sailfish Point Stuart Florida

Sailfish Point has several awesome amenities that make it the best place to live in Stuart, FL. You'll find plenty of things to do onsite like playgrounds and pools, or explore the beautiful city of Stuart from your patio with gorgeous views! Just be sure to check out our website Read more

Denver Mountain Homes For Sale – Before Buying Things You Need to Know
Denver Mountain Homes for Sale

The buyer must have a desire to buy, and the seller must have a sincere desire to sell the property, provided that both parties have expressed their desire to the other party. The buyer and seller must aim to conclude a contract of sale.

Realtor Vs Real Estate Agent – There Really Isn’t Much Difference
Realtor

If you are looking for a realtor to help sell your home, then you don't need to choose a realtor. I have personally worked with agents that aren't realtors and they are just as good if not better than most realtors. A realtor is someone who will market the property Read more

Getting the Seller to Accept Your Offer to Buy Their Home

How Buyers Can Get Their Offer Accepted By The Seller

2022-08-07

In the current market, buyers with a bit of bargaining power have an edge when negotiating the terms of their offer. If you’re buying a home right now, you’ll no doubt be on the lookout for properties that give you an opportunity to negotiate. However, sellers are still in the driver’s seat and can choose to accept or reject any offer they choose. There are a few things that home buyers can do to increase the chances of their offer being accepted by the seller. Here are some tips on how you can have a better chance of getting your offer accepted as a homeowner.Continue Reading

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How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent In Evergreen, Colorado
Real Estate Agent

An experienced real estate agent will always understand your situation and choose the best for you because he knows the correct market value. Selling your property is not easy, and you may face delays, especially if you plan to move and buy a new home. The buyer has made an Read more

Finding the Right Home Mortgage Lender in The Denver Mountains and Foothills
Lenders and home loan mortgages

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a homebuyer is also one of the most complex: choosing a lender. Home mortgage lenders are often local and regional banks, credit unions, or online mortgage brokers who can help you identify financing options based on your creditworthiness, risk profile, and financial Read more

Reflection Lakes Fort Myers Florida
Fort Myers, Florida Gated Communities

Reflection Lakes is a community situated in the core of Fort Myers, Florida. It's located strategically off Summerlin Road and to the south of Cypress Lake Drive. The neighborhood is recognized for its diverse range of homes, unique architectural styles, and competitive pricing.

Mountain Homes – What Types of Inspections do I Need?
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What Types of Home Inspections Are There for Mountain Homes? - Radon Test - Sewer Line Test - Water Line Test - Foundation Inspection - Roofing Inspection - Insulation Inspection - Lead Paint Testing - Basement or Crawlspace Inspection

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First Time Home Buyers – Tips for Your First Home Purchase

2022-08-07

Buying your first home can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. There are so many things to think about and so many details you need to handle. Here is some advice on how to buy a house as your first home. Even before we all became adults, we heard people in our lives talk about the importance of owning a home one day. It’s something that we all get drilled into our heads from a young age, but once you hit your late teens and early twenties, moving out and renting an apartment or condo feels like plenty for most people. The reality is that unless you plan on living with your parents until you’re well into your thirties it’s almost inevitable that at some point in the not-so-distant future you will need to buy a house as your first home.Continue Reading

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Real Estate Agents Evergreen Colorado
Dan Skelly Real Estate

Evergreen, Colorado: Navigating Mountain Real Estate Situated within the majestic Rocky Mountains, Evergreen, Colorado, epitomizes a peaceful, nature-immersed lifestyle. This locale transcends its reputation as a mere tourist destination, evolving into a community where many cherish their residence. The real estate scene in Evergreen, with its array of mountainous properties, Read more

Orson Hill Realty – Evergreen Colorado Real Estate Company
Orson Hill Realty

Orson Hill Realty, headquartered in Evergreen, Colorado, is a distinguished real estate firm that specializes in both residential and luxury real estate. Founded by Dan Skelly, a licensed real estate agent in two states and an industry veteran, the company has carved out a unique niche in the competitive Colorado Read more

Southwest Florida Real Estate And Homes for Sale
Southwest Florida Real Estate

The Southwest Florida real estate market is among the most desirable places to live in the United States. With a number of cities and towns that offer an ideal mix of coastal living, suburban neighborhoods and rural landscapes, it's easy to see why this area has been attracting people from Read more

Sailfish Point Condominiums Stuart Florida
Sailfish Point Stuart Florida

Sailfish Point has several awesome amenities that make it the best place to live in Stuart, FL. You'll find plenty of things to do onsite like playgrounds and pools, or explore the beautiful city of Stuart from your patio with gorgeous views! Just be sure to check out our website Read more

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Evergreen Colorado Homes for Sale Denver Foothills

2022-08-04

Looking for the ultimate in luxury real estate? Look no further than the exclusive and secluded enclave of the Denver Foothills. This private community is home to some of the most spectacular residences available today, with expansive estates that offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and other natural wonders. It’s a place where property owners can enjoy a prestigious way of life without having to compromise on modern amenities or comforts. These homes are among the most sought after in Colorado. They sell fast and are often listed at prices well above the standard market value for real estate in this area. But it’s worth every penny when you consider what you get in return: An opulent residence that will be your home for years to come.Continue Reading

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Why Local Boutique Real Estate Companies Rock: Why should you choose a local boutique real estate company over a national one?
Orson Hill Realty Luxury Agents

Choose a small local real estate company and not a national one. Just for starters money national companies make are put back into markets that don't help you. They charge franchise and hidden fees. The agent usually has a large split so they can't reduce your rates as much as Read more

Morrison, Colorado
Morrison-Colorado

Morrison, Colorado: A Comprehensive Guide Morrison, Colorado, is a small yet vibrant town located in Jefferson County, just a short drive from the bustling city of Denver. Known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, and rich history, Morrison offers a unique blend of small-town charm and easy access to Read more

Idaho Springs, Colorado – A Hot Real Estate Market
Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs, Colorado Real Estate: The Top 5 Reasons to Move to This Colorado Town. Idaho Springs is a great little mountain town. Downtown Idaho Springs Colorado is a place that tourists and locals love to hang out. For decades, Idaho Springs has been known for many different things. It Read more

Luxury Denver Mountain Homes
Luxury Mountain Homes

The Luxury Denver luxury home market is on fire. The luxury prices continue to rise as people are seeking a luxurious lifestyle in the Denver Mountains. You can get into a luxury mountain home for around $3 Million. That is if you can even find a Denver mountain luxury home Read more

Lenders and home loan mortgages

Finding the Right Home Mortgage Lender in The Denver Mountains and Foothills

2022-07-23

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a homebuyer is also one of the most complex: choosing a lender. Home mortgage lenders are often local and regional banks, credit unions, or online mortgage brokers who can help you identify financing options based on your creditworthiness, risk profile, and financial circumstances. To begin your home loan search, find out if you qualify for an affordable housing loan or other program that might reduce your down payment or interest rate. If not, start researching private lenders from personal contacts and real estate agents to local directories such as the Yellow Pages or websites like www.HRAClenders.com. The right lender may be closer than you think! Here are a few tips to help you choose the right home mortgage lender:Continue Reading

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Why Did Zillow End Their Home Buying Program? Fix and Flip Failure in the This Market?
Zillow Ending Home Buying Program

Zillow is a company most people know. It's a popular website that allows users to search for home listings and get information about homes. But recently, Zillow announced it was closing its Home Buying Program, so many are wondering what happened to cause this decision. Zillow has been operating a Read more

Turn Key Organic CBD Extraction Lab Vertically Integrated Cosmetics, Food and Beverages Evergreen, Colorado

Turn Key Organic CBD Extraction Lab Vertically Integrated Cosmetics, Food and Beverages Evergreen, Colorado

Tips for Finding the Best Real Estate Agent in Colorado
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It seems everyone knows at least 20 real estate agents. The question is do you know the BEST real estate agents in Colorado? Most likely not. That is why it is important to look hard when looking for the best realtors in your area. Your cousin's nephew just out of Read more

Buying a Mountain Property
Mountain Property

Buying a Mountain Property: Wells, Septic Systems, and More Purchasing a mountain property involves a unique set of considerations compared to standard real estate transactions. Key aspects such as water sourcing from wells, the functionality and maintenance of septic systems, and the distinct challenges presented by the mountainous terrain are Read more