100 FREE presents on your birthday!

I came across this list today and had to share it because it seems like so much fun. The Penny Hoarder blogger put together a list of 100 Places That Will Give You Free Stuff on Your Birthday. This list is so huge I got tired just reading it; much less thinking of all the […]

Hidden Costs to Selling Your Home in Colorado

It isn’t cheap to sell your home! Now why would I say this to the audience of blog readers who might be thinking about selling your home? Because I like my home sellers to be as prepared as possible for how much it actually costs! If I fail to explain as accurately and honestly as […]

Dogs go to heaven? Well duh.

I can’t say I’m a big fan of the Vatican but I admit when I read about the Pope telling the little boy whose dog had died that “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” it made my eyes leak. I will tell you that in the 4th grade my Sunday School teacher told […]

How do I know which mortgage is best for me?

Yesterday’s announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin offering mortgages that only require 3% down set off a lot of buzz on the internet. I think I’m guilty of doing the same thing everyone else did – get all excited like THIS will be the thing that revolutionizes housing. But then I actually […]

Cool Christmas Stuff To Do: Hammonds Candy Cane Festival

December 12 and 13 is the Candy Cane Festival at Hammonds Candies Factory in north Denver at 5735 Washington St. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. They’ll have food, Santa (of course! I’m watching Miracle on 34th St as I write this.), a […]

Happy 21st Amendment Day!

On December 5, 1933 thankfully, the 18th Amendment that made alcoholic beverages illegal nationwide, was repealed with the 21st Amendment. Not surprisingly, alcohol prohibition wasn’t too popular. In fact, it was so unpopular it ushered in an entirely new era of crime as mobsters discovered it was a great way to make a LOT of […]

4 tips for being a strategic home buyer

According to an article in the Mortgage News Daily on December 2, “Half of the nation’s states and the District of Columbia are now at or within 10 percent of the peak reached before the housing crisis brought home prices crashing down.” But then there’s 9 states that have exceeded prices that were hit at […]

Hoping to buy a home? Consider a CHFA loan.

Are you hoping to buy a home in the New Year? You might want to consider a CHFA loan. CHFA is short for the Colorado Housing Finance Authority and it offers financial resources to strengthen home ownership, affordable rental housing and business. There are a variety of home loan programs and assistance including: down payment […]