Buying

Home Renovations – Should You Keep an Eye on ROI?

Undertaking a major home renovation is at once exciting and draining. You get to choose every detail, feature, fixture and color that comes together to create a style and experience. On the flip side of that coin is you have to make every decision. The long list of reno options can be overwhelming. Those choices are weighted by widely varying prices, style trends versus classic design, and whether or not you should spend money on the best return on investment or what you simply like. I wish I could give you a definitive word on the best answer. What I …

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A Certified Home Inspector Helps Cover your Assets

Considering all of the moving parts and checklists and transactions of purchasing a home, most home buyers put a team of professionals together to get the job done. Realtor? On speed dial. Morgtage lender? Check. Moving company? A no-brainer. Certified home inspector? Umm, I guess so…? Home inspections are not the sexiest part of purchasing real estate. They’re not as exciting as picking out the property, working with a designer, or even choosing flooring and cabinets in a new build. They are crucial nonetheless. Please believe me when I tell you this: working with a Certified Home Inspector is incredibly …

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‘SKO Buffs! Buying Property for Your College Student Versus Dorm Life

http://If you have a college-bound student you’ve probably run a lot of numbers on what it will cost. You’ve factored for tuition, learning materials, computers, and room and board, plus extra spending money. The estimated cost for an in-state student to attend the University of Colorado Boulder is $30,0000 with half going toward education and half funneled to living expenses. That’s a big expense on both sides. Have you considered buying property for your student’s housing versus paying “rent” for dorm life? Financially an investment property may make sense to build equity, potentially gain a tax deduction, and have your student’s roommates pay …

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