Sam Barnes's Blog Posts

BUSTING THE MYTH ABOUT A HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

Busting The Myth About A Housing Affordability Crisis 1.6KSHARES 1.4K 83 27 106 It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DOWN PAYMENTS

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments? 3.0KSHARES 2.7K 93 45 158 Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time,

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES FOR SELLERS

What A Difference A Year Makes For Sellers 2.4KSHARES 2.2K 68 31 127 Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because

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How To Maximize Your Tax Refund

How to Maximize Your Tax Refundby Laura Gariepy | Apr 15, 2019If you have a tax refund on the way (or sitting in the bank), make a plan for that cash. Depending on the amount of your

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Young FirstTime Buyers Are Saving For Their Dream Homes

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their

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Reasons To Buy A Home This Summer

 Reasons to Buy A Home This SummerHere are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights 

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Tips For Seniors Looking For Retirement Communities In Aurora

States like Florida and Arizona get all the air time when it comes to ultimate retirement destinations, but Colorado is creeping up on them in terms of popularity. An increasing number of seniors

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The Housing Market Will Spring Forward This Year

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to

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What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Homeowner What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Homeowner

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of

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REALTORs Value Make Home Buying Simple

 REALTOR’s Value: Make Home Buying Simple 14FEB A REALTOR’s Value: Make Home Buying Simple If you’ve recently bought or sold a home, you know that a REALTOR® provides value beyond

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want To Pay Yours Or Your Landlords

Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However,

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw The Best Super Bowl Parties

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties! Highlights: Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a

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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family WealthRecently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in

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Do You Prefer The Charm Of An Existing Home

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing

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The Difference Having A Professional On Your Side Makes

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side MakesIn today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a

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The Best Time To List Your House TODAY

The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than

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Want To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home Use These 2 Tips

Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that

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How To Save Thousands Of Dollars In Interest On Your Mortgage

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home

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Where Is The Housing Market Headed In 2019

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in

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What Makes A House A Home For You

What Makes a House a Home For You? We frequently talk about why it makes sense to buy a home financially, but more often than not the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling

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4 Quick Reasons NOT To Fear A Housing Crash

4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing Crash  Thursday December 20th, 2018  For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real

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5 Reasons To Sell This Winter

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!  Monday December 17th, 2018  For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense. 1. Demand

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24 Of Renters Believe Winter Is The Best Time To Buy A Home

24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” 

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The 1 Reason To Not Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at

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7 Reasons To List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

LANGUAGE 7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season Monday November 19th, 2018  For Sellers, Move-Up BuyersEvery year at this time there are many homeowners

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Where And When To Watch The Leaves Changes This Fall

One of the greatest parts of fall is the ability to see the leaves changing and all of the beautiful colors. Just because I love them so much, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite secrets I

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Best Colorado Cities For First Time Home Buyers

23JULBest Colorado Cities for First Time Home BuyersWhen buying a first home, home buyers know that location plays an important role. The neighborhood you choose is every bit as important as the

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Top Improvements Homeowners Make

You could say that Americans tend to be a little obsessed with self-improvement. (OK, maybe a lot.) So it’s no surprise that we’re also a little – OK, a lot – obsessed with

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Ways To Pay Off Mortgage Early

Most of the ways to pay off a mortgage early are quite simple. If you're approached by a finance company that wants you to pay in order to learn the secrets behind paying off your mortgage early,

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SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on

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A Dozen Reasons To Use A REALTOR

7JUN A Dozen Reasons to use a REALTOR Working with an experienced REALTOR® can simplify the home buying and selling process for a great experience. The Colorado Association of

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How To Plant A PollinatorFriendly Garden

How to Plant a Pollinator-Friendly GardenHelp the National Pollinator Garden Network reach its goal of 1 million bee-friendly gardens—and get a pretty plot that blooms all summer long.By this,

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Tips To Get Your House Ready For A Sale

TIPS TO GET YOUR HOUSE READY FOR A SALETips to Get Your House Ready For a SaleSo you finally did it? You took the plunge and put your house up for sale and now you can’t wait to get it off your

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How To Handle LongDistance House Hunting

How to Handle Long-Distance House Hunting Like a ChampBY JAMIE BIRDWELL-BRANSON ON 8 MAR 2018KNOW-HOW When you've got to buy a house from across the country, start with a winning

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7 Perfect Kitchen Upgrades For A New Look Without Remodeling

7 Perfect Kitchen Upgrades for a New Look Without RemodelingBY MARISSA HERMANSON ON 8 JAN 2018YOUR HOMETake your kitchen forward without setting yourself back too much.Kitchen

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How To Make A Competitive Offer Against AllCash Hom

How to Make a Competitive Offer Against All-Cash Home BuyersBY BRENDON DESIMONE ON 14 FEB 2018KNOW-HOW Buyers who aren't paying cash for a house aren't necessarily out of luck.'

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We Left The City And Never Looked Back

We Left the City and Never Looked Back What do you get when you leave behind the museums, public transit and takeout dinners of city life? A tight-knit community and a new sense of freedom.By

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5 New Years Resolutions That Can Help You Buy A Home In 2018

5 New Year's Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a Home in 2018BY ALEXA FIANDER ON 8 JAN 2018KNOW-HOW New year, new home? Whip your financial resume into shape to improve your home

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Your New Bigger Space 5 Ways To Win At Upsizing Your Home

What to do with all that new space? Experts weigh in on filling it affordably and thoughtfully.As a new generation graduates from renting to homeownership, they face plenty of uncertainties: How

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Title Selling A Home

Selling a home can be a difficult task for even the most seasoned of sellers. There is so much that goes into the process of placing a property on the housing market. First,the owner needs

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