Durango Cost of Living: Durango, CO Living Expenses Guide
Durango is the 33rd largest city in southwest Colorado and is located in La Plata County. With a population of approximately 19,000 residents, the ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on November 10, 2020
Best Neighborhoods in Durango: Durango, CO Community Living Guide
Located at the foot of the San Juan Mountains, the small city of Durango, Colorado, offers a unique variety of natural beauty, cultural attractions, ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on October 13, 2020
Tips for Home Buyers Purchasing In An Age-Restricted Community
Age-restricted communities are developments specifically designed for seniors. Often, these communities have amenities designed to provide recreation ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on January 21, 2020
Mortgage Pre-Approval Versus Pre-Qualification
When purchasing a Southwest Colorado Resort home, a buyer needs to decide how they’re paying for the loan: with cash or a mortgage. If going ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on January 8, 2020
Applying for a Mortgage? Avoid These Common Financial Mistakes
It's not uncommon for Pagosa Springs home buyers to spend a good bit of time finding the perfect home at a reasonable price. However, during all the ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on December 11, 2019
Renting to Tenants? How to Get Started
Renting an Animas Valley home is a big decision. While renting can bring in a lot of needed income, it can also be a big responsibility. Rental ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on October 30, 2019
How to Successfully Complete a 1031 Exchange
The 1031 exchange is a way for owners and investors to defer capital gains tax when selling an asset. This is one of the more complicated ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on October 16, 2019
5 Things to Know About Earnest Money
When people start learning about the home buying process, they may quickly realize that buying a home requires proving they are willing to make a ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on October 2, 2019
What Every Homeowner Needs to Know Before Refinancing
If you have a loan of any type, whether that's a home loan or a car loan, then you've probably heard a thing or two about refinancing a home mortgage....
Posted by Ryan Poppe on September 17, 2019
Should You Buy a Home with a Septic Tank?
Septic tanks are a solution for those homes not hooked up to a municipal waste system and a surprisingly common feature found in urban, suburban and ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on August 20, 2019
What to Know About Home Appraisals
For most people, completing the home buying process will involve getting an appraisal for the property they want to buy. This is a common way for the ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on August 6, 2019
When to Choose an Adjustable or a Fixed-rate Mortgage
The average homebuyer financing their home may only be focused on getting approved for a mortgage loan by their mortgage lender and know little about ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on July 2, 2019
4 Red Flags All Home Buyers Need To Look For
Buying a new home is a huge undertaking that can change lives for better or for worse, and buyers need to be on the lookout for things that can ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on April 30, 2019
How to Decide Between a 15- or 30-Year Mortgage
When buying a new home, most people will need a loan or mortgage. So deciding between a 15- and 30-year mortgage is an exercise in future planning ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on April 16, 2019
Looking For a Home With a Pool? What Buyers Need to Know
For some people, having a home with a pool is the ideal dream. Pools can be great, especially during the hot summertime, and they can be an excellent ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on March 5, 2019
What You Need to Know About Interest Rates
There are many factors that home buyers must take into consideration when they're purchasing a home, including interest rates. For a home buyer who ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on January 16, 2019
Signs Your Neighborhood Might Be in a Housing Bubble
A housing bubble is a condition that occurs when home prices become so inflated that average home buyers are unable to afford homes in the area where ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on January 3, 2019
Benefits and Drawbacks of a Jumbo Loan
People who are looking at more expensive homes or those in a highly competitive market may wind up considering a loan that is a bit different from a ...
Posted by Ryan Poppe on December 12, 2018