The Hidden Costs Of Selling Your Home The Silicon Valley Way

April 29, 2019

Getting your home sold in just one day with multiple offers might sound too good to be true, but these days there are many start-ups and tech-backed companies promising to do just that. They guarantee a sale in a certain time period, buy the house directly from you, or offer a platform where you accept […]


8 Curb Appeal Boosters You Can Do in a Weekend

April 2, 2019

Win home shoppers over before they even think about stepping foot inside. A polished home exterior creates an inviting experience for visitors or passersby, which is especially important if your home is on the market. Check out our tips to get the most curb appeal for the lowest cost — while turning your neighbors’ heads and […]


March Madness! Yield Curve Inverts and the Fed Throws in the Towel

April 1, 2019

Something major happened this week in the world of finance. The Federal Reserve has essentially given up on raising the fed funds rate any further in 2019. This is a very “dovish” move by the Fed, signaling easy monetary policy in the future. While markets may view this as a positive in the short term, […]


7 Trendy Kitchen Updates To Make This Year

March 21, 2019

Whether you’re looking to enrich your daily experience or update your home for resale, kitchens are an ideal place to start. Luckily 2019 brings plenty of new ways to update and beautify your home. With so many new styles available, you’re sure to find one that suits your home and personal preference.Here’s a look at […]


How to Use a HELOC to Buy Real Estate

March 19, 2019

Using a home equity line of credit, popularly known as a HELOC, is one of my favorite creative strategies for investing in real estate. How would you like to purchase property using no money out of your bank account? It might sound like a late-night scam, but I assure you it’s not! Let’s say you already own property. […]


Putting America’s huge $20.5T economy into perspective by comparing US state GDPs to entire countries

March 15, 2019

The map above (click to enlarge) matches the economic output (Gross Domestic Product) for each US state (and the District of Columbia) in 2018 to a foreign country with a comparable nominal GDP last year, using data from the BEA for GDP by US state (average of Q2 and Q3 state GDP, since Q4 data aren’t yet […]


HOA Consumer Advisory: Short-term rentals are here to stay! “Take 5 to Get Wise” and learn what it means to operate a short-term rental in your HOA.

March 8, 2019

Short-Term Rentals (STRs) are residential properties available for rent for a period ranging from nightly to 30 days to 6 months. STRs continue to be an issue in common interest communities and has led to associations getting creative in ways to restrict or regulate them. Take 5 to Get Wise and learn what it means […]


2019 Highlights of Denver Metro Housing Stats

February 28, 2019

Only two months into the new year, and experts are weighing in on 2019 housing market predictions; rather than the new tax law causing a slowdown, things like rising mortgage rates and home prices are putting more of a damper on the market. Other housing market factors on everyone’s mind include homebuyer pessimism, a recession, […]


2019 Design Forecast: What’s In, What’s Out

February 25, 2019

Is it time to say goodbye to shiplap and millennial pink? This design expert weighs in. As we flip to the last pages of our 2018 calendar, it’s time to look at interior design trends on the rise — and say goodbye to those on their way out in 2019. Here are our predictions about […]


Moving to a New Tech Hub? Here’s What You Could Buy With The Average Software Engineer Salary

February 22, 2019

Tech giants like Amazon, Google and Apple have shouted it loud and clear: their gaze is focused far beyond Silicon Valley. Plans are in place to open campuses and create thousands of jobs in burgeoning cities like Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and Boulder, Colorado, among several others. Got your eye on relocating to a shiny […]