Local Stories

Four Communities Less than Two Hours from Colorado Ski Country

November 8, 2017

Colorado is renowned for its world-class ski and snowboard slopes. Every year, tens of thousands flock to the Colorado high country in order to get a taste of fresh Rocky Mountain powder and spend time in famous ski towns like Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail and Keystone. Living within driving distance of Colorado skiing is one thing, but when you can pull out of your garage in the morning and arrive in time to catch the first lift up the mountain, you know you’re living the good…

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Financing & Insuring

What Down Payment is Needed for an FHA Loan?

November 3, 2017

Insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), FHA loans are an attractive option for first-time and repeat homebuyers, as well as those interested in refinancing their current home loan. Many factors contribute to the popularity of FHA loans—chief among them being a lower down payment requirement (as low as just 3.5%), compared to as much as 20% with other loan types. How much savings could that 3.5% down mean for you? Let’s use an example house sale. If you’re an entry-level buyer scrimping and saving…

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Life at Home

Toddler Trick-or-Treating Tips

October 25, 2017

Holidays like Halloween can build a sense of community and help break the ice with new neighbors, especially if children are involved! Here are a few tips to help make your toddler trick-or-treating a spooktacular success for everyone:   Possess the right costume Your costume choice might be the difference between a howling good time and a series of unfortunate events. Look for… Comfort: While wearing a cute costume is a big part of the appeal of Halloween, comfort is just as important as appearance.…

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Buying a Home

New Home Construction Fact & Fiction

October 19, 2017
Construction to completion - Streetscape

When you decide to purchase a home, you have several choices. You can buy a resale home that was previously constructed and owned by someone else. Or you can choose to be the very first owner in a never-been-lived-in home! The most common choice for new home construction is to select a homebuilder who will build your new home on a homesite in a developing neighborhood. Buyers used to resale sometimes fear the unknown aspects of the new home process—but that’s not necessary! Join us…

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Buying a Home

What to Know When Moving From an Apartment to a House

October 13, 2017
New homeowner gazing out the window

Buying your first home is an exciting event! If you’ve been renting an apartment for years, there are a few things you should know when you make the transition to homeownership. Be sure to keep these simple facts and tips in mind as you embark on this next chapter in your life. Performing general maintenance When you buy a brand-new home, it’s not likely you will be making huge repairs or renovating on the weekends, but there are still maintenance tasks you will need to…

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