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colorado springs co realtor: Make each and every showing count - 01/08/12 08:18 AM
Make each and every showing count Search for Colorado Springs Homes Related Articles: Tax credit available for remodeling Real Estate Agent or Realtor? What's the difference? Colorado Springs home Improvement — it’s all about the windows Preparing your home for a home inspection – Advice for Sellers What is the MLS? I think it's important for every Colorado Springs Realtor who lists houses for sale to occasionally spend some time as a Buyer's Agent and to see a property from the eyes of a potential buyer. Since I've been showing houses to potential buyers the last couple of days, it's made (4 comments)
colorado springs co realtor: Primer on Appraisals - 09/13/11 05:13 PM
An important term for every Colorado Springs home buyer to understand is the word “Appraisal“. For a Free Home Owner Buyers Guide, Email Kathy at KTorline@msn.com Other Buyer Articles: 11 things to ASK about when buying a new home in Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent or Realtor? What’s the difference? How to choose a Buyer’s Agent What is the MLS? What is the definition of an appraisal? An appraisal is an estimate or opinion of value of a specific property as of a specific date resulting from an analysis of the facts about that property by a qualified impartial third party. Who (1 comments)
colorado springs co realtor: 6 items to add to your budget when you purchase a home - 05/17/11 06:42 AM
Getting ready to buy your first home in Colorado Springs? Related Articles: 6 Small improvements can pay off The biggies 14 Things to Know when Negotitating to Purchase a Home 134 questions for sellers to disclose Many first time home buyers don't realize that there are many other costs involved in home ownership. If you thinking about buying your first home, make sure and get a good understanding of these costs and include them in your budget. Here's a list of some potential monthly fees and expenses you'll encounter. (1) Insurance No lender is going let you purchase a home (2 comments)
colorado springs co realtor: Don't foget about curb appeal when selling your house - 05/16/11 06:53 PM
5 Tips to increase your curb appeal Related Articles: Why didn't my home sell? Make every showing count 134 questions for sellers to disclose What constitutes "curb appeal"? The term describes everything between your front door and the street, Front Door makeover - Your home's front door is the focal point of its curb appeal. You can make a statement by giving your front door a blast of color (a deep red or dark blue looks wonderful) with paint or by installing a custom wood door. Remodeling Magazine, recently named a Front Door Replacement as one of the 10 projects you (1 comments)
colorado springs co realtor: Neighbors love to tell on each other - 04/04/11 06:58 PM
Neighbors are often the best source of information about a Colorado Springs neighborhood, they are a great source of information For a free Buyers Guide, Email Torline at KTorline@msn.com Related Articles How long should it last? 14 Things to Know when Negotiating to Purchase a Home 134 questions for sellers to disclose What are you scared of? Once you've found your Colorado Springs dream home, there are many steps you can do before you make the final decision to put in an offer. I often suggest to potential buyers that they should talk to the neighbors; and here's some of (0 comments)
colorado springs co realtor: There are BIG advantages of using a buyers agent to help you buy a Colorado Springs Home - 03/23/11 08:38 AM
Why should you use a Buyer's Agent to help you buy a home in Colorado Springs? Related Articles: Homework required 6 Small improvements can pay off 14 Things to Know when Negotiating to Purchase a Home 134 questions for sellers to disclose For home buyers, one of the most important credentials to look for when choosing a Colorado Springs Realtor is the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation from the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of REALTOR'S®". Agents who have this designation have received specific training in assisting buyers; and one of the purposes of the training is (1 comments)
colorado springs co realtor: Why do I need Title Insurance? - 03/07/11 10:23 AM
Title insurance? What is it and why do I have to pay for it? Related Articles: What are closing costs in real estate? Real Estate Agent or Realtor? What's the difference? A fairly common question I hear from home sellers when they are thinking about listing their home is why do they need to pay for Title Insurance. They don't plan on this as an expense and they didn't figure in the cost because they weren't aware of it. Since I've been dealing with a home with title issues all week, I thought I would write a post and try to answer this question (1 comments)
colorado springs co realtor: 4 tips to maximize showings on your home - 02/01/11 06:40 AM
Make every showing count - Tips for Colorado Springs Home Owners Search for Colorado Springs Homes Related Articles: Tax credit available for remodeling Real Estate Agent or Realtor? What's the difference? Colorado Springs home Improvement - it's all about the windows Preparing your home for a home inspection - Advice for Sellers What is the MLS? I think it's important for every Colorado Springs Realtor who lists houses for sale to also spend some time as a Buyer's Agent. Since I've been showing houses to potential buyers the last couple weeks; it has been a great reminder for me of some important (1 comments)
colorado springs co realtor: Showings Count - 12/14/10 10:02 AM
Make every showing count - Tips for Colorado Springs Home Owners Related Articles: Tax credit available for remodeling Real Estate Agent or Realtor? What's the difference? Colorado Springs home Improvement - it's all about the windows Preparing your home for a home inspection - Advice for Sellers What is the MLS? I think it's a must for every Colorado Springs Realtor who lists houses for sale to also spend some time as a Buyer's Agent. I've been showing houses to potential buyers the last couple of days and it has been a great reminder for me of some important things for (0 comments)
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