Barb Buller's Blog Posts

Barb Buller's Blog Posts

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On The Sales Price
Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging. 50% of staged homes s...

4 Reasons To Sell This Winter
Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are availabl...

Top Five Reasons Not To For Sale By Owner
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale ...

Buying Or Selling In 2018 Five Reasons To Hire A Pro
Some Highlights: As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team! There ar...

The Benefits Of Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial
Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48...

Why Getting Preapproved Should Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive ma...

The Real Reason Home Prices Are Going Up
There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (dat...

DIY Tips For Dealing With Fall Leaves And Foliage
When October rolls around, the leaves begin to change, the air becomes crisp, and the apple cider flows like water. While you enjoy the autumn weather, don’t forget to take some ...

Accessory Dwelling Units ADUs Could Be The Wave Of The Future
There’s a lot of talk about how to solve the “affordable housing” crisis, but one solution has been around for centuries. There’s also one thing that has been slowing down ...

Veterans Affairs Loans By The Numbers
Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. So far in 2017, $188 billion ...

3 Ways To Stage Your Home For Success
Think about the last time you had friends over for dinner. Chances are in the hour leading up to it you were vacuuming, wiping surfaces, arranging the decorative couch pillows, put...

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes Cents
The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recen...

Multigenerational Households May Be The Answer To Price Increases
Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an ar...

The furnace is your ultimate companion during winter. This is because it keeps the entire house warm and can protect you from the freezing cold. On the other hand, the furnace is l...

10 Surpising Cities Where Home Values Are Skyrocketing
What are you hankering for when you buy a home? Good space and great bones? You bet. Nice neighborhoods and highly rated schools? Check. Maybe even some awesome shiplap d...

Beautiful, roomy condo in a great location, Approximately 2 miles to the Cherry Creek Shopping District and great restaurants. Walking distance to everything, swimming pool an...

The Worlds Most Expensive Home Is On The Market
The sprawling estate in the South of France will only cost you a cool R15.3 Billion.Could this be the world’s most expensive home? reports that Villa L...

Why Sell Now Instead Of Later The Buyers Are Out Now
Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal spring buyer’s market. However, ...

Your Guide To EnergyEfficient Home Heating Systems
Heating the home in winter is one of the biggest household expenses. According to the EPA, 42% of the energy we use at home is for heating. While energy costs have risen, the ...

The Number 1 Reason To List Your House Now
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month,...

7 Pricing Myths You Need To Get Past If You Want To Sell Your Home
When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price accurately can mean the differen...

Dont Let Fear Stop You From Applying For A Mortgage
A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to...

The Best Floors For Active Pet
The best flooring for dogs and other four-legged friends is, among other things, durable. Popular varieties of beautiful hardwood and luxurious wool carpet...

5 Most Common Questions About MortgagesAnswered
Not exactly sure how a mortgage works? Don’t feel bad—the average home buyer doesn’t either. The whole process is filled with head-scratching questions, from how big a d...

9 Things Typical Homeowners Insurance Doesnt Actually Cover
Think your home insurance policy covers every mishap that can come your way? Keep thinking, friends.The exact instances that are and aren't covered by typi...

Pick The Perfect Paint Color
The perfect paint color is fundamental to your interior design. Image: Mary Bona – Design FindLet’s face it: Picking the right paint color is important. There’s no denying th...

Haunted Houses A Lot Of People Dont Mind
The® headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., is located very close to one of the most famous haunted houses in America, the Winchester Mystery House. A visit to ...

Buying To What You Qualify For Vs What You Can Afford
Most of us are familiar with at least the initial part of purchasing a home.  You may be happy to hear that you qualify for a 500K house.  The next thought should be, sho...

The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying A Home
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home t...

Buyer Beware Reasons You May Not Want To Sign Up For Amazon Key
Amazon Key, announced last week, will allow customers to receive deliveries inside their homes while they're out. The service involves smart locks to grant ...

Renting Or Buying Either Way Youre Paying Someones Mortgage
There are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living wi...

Pet Friendly Activities In Denver
Spend any time in Denver and you'll find that one of the few things locals like more than hiking, skiing and drinking local microbrews are their dogs. It's not unusual fo...

Things To Do In Denver In November
 Having a small kitchen may be a challenge as it may limit you from fully stocking the kitchen. Storage and organization is a major factor in looking for a home. So if you’r...

Buying A Home Can Be Scary Unless You Know The Facts
Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from even trying! Here...

Home Maintenance Checklist
When buying a home, most people probably first think of the financial responsibility. Don’t let yourself forget, however, about the time and labor that home ownership also requir...

This Styling Trick Has The Most Impact On Living Room Furniture Arrangements
The living room is the centerpiece of your home. It's one of the first things guests see when they enter and where they're most likely to spend the majority of their visit. Th...

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs
A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less.The trend continued a...

Time To Sell Or Remodel Empty Nesters
Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two choices to make: Remodel your hou...

You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy Right Now
The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is require...

Family Halloween Fun In Denver
Looking to entertain your little monsters during Halloween? From the Chatfield Corn Maze to Boo at the Zoo, check out fun events for children and the whole family in the Mile High ...

Adult Halloween Fun In Denver
Get ready for Halloween 2017! It’s October and time to have some full fun at a Halloween costume party or event. Choose from a wild adult party or some family friendly Halloween ...

Buying A Home Is 35 Percent Less Expensive Than Buying
In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout th...

5 Reasons To Not For Sale By Owner
In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owne...

Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in ...

Easy Ways To Save For A Down Payment
By Kevin Mercadante  • January 26, 2017          When buying a house, offering a big down payment can save you a lot of money in...

Effectively Using A Comparative Market Analysis
CMA Comparative Market AnalysisHow to Use a CMA Comparative Market AnalysisAlan Copson/Photodisc/Getty ImagesBy Elizabeth Weintraub Updated November 06, 2016Before putting a ...

FREE Homebuyers Class
Are you thinking about buying your first home? Do you want a better understanding of the process? Join us for a free seminar that will cover;Different loan types, FH...

8 Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home
If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you're stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (al...

Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment
According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The repo...

Heres Why You Should Buy
Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?Conlon responded: “I am a true b...

If You Are Thinking About Relocating To Or Within The Denver Area
There is no doubt that Denver is a desirable place to live right now. The scenery, overall affordability, job market, and climate all play a huge part in making our community popul...

To Sell Or Not To Sell
 Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to ActIf you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below hist...

Selecting A Listing Agent For Your Home
The Myth of the Highest Suggested List PriceAgents can't tell you how much yourhome will sell for. That's a fallacy. A listing agent can show you comparable sales, pending sales, a...

Tips For Selling Your Home
Know your local Real Estate Market – What’s happening in your local market? If you don’t know, make sure your Realtor knows. If your Realtor doesn’t know, find another Real...

Tips For Identifying The Next Hot Real Estate Market
   Proximity to nice neighborhoods. One way to scout for diamonds in the rough is to identify the rundown neighborhoods that border the highly desired ones. Are...

Helping Kids Deal With A Move
Before Your Move:· Get information about the new place. Gather information from the local Chamber of Commerce, Welcome Wagon (if Welcome Wagons are still around) and Board of Real...

Mythbusters 1
You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!    A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a ho...

Preparing Your Home For Sale On A Budget
Home Selling on a Budget Starts with the ExteriorFirst impressions count. That's why your yard needs to be inviting. Trim back the bushes and trees, especially if they block views ...

CORDS-Take a picture of cords that are going into sound systems, computers, printers, television and electronic components, etc. BEFORE disconnecting them. Pack in a separate bag o...

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