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Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?
Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the suppl...
What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?
What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to secure a mortgage. ...
It’s a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]
It’s a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Over the past year, homeowners have gained an unprecedented opportunity to sell with great success while buyer demand is soaring. With homes selling twice as fast as they did l...
Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?
Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll ...
How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?
How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses. According to the latest Existing Home Sal...
The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You
The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for YouWe’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of...
Where Have All the Houses Gone?
Where Have All the Houses Gone?In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed t...
Home Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]
Home Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably over the past year, and compared to what we’ve seen in recent decades, it’s a great time to buy a home. Locking in a low r...

New Living, New Construction at Estates on Gage Hill in Arvada
Kittle Real Estate’s access to beautiful new construction homes extends beyond Northern Colorado. Let us introduce you to The Estates on Gage Hill. Built by Sheffield Homes, the Gage Hill development is located in the heart of Arvada, west o...
There’s So Much to Love Around Northern Colorado in Fall
We can’t help but get excited at the first sign of leaves falling. Although this fall season may lack the usual number of fall festivities there is still a lot to admire and be excited about. For those of us that live in Northern Colorado, autumn brings a brilliance of color and flavors th...
Q: What’s Wrong With Trying to Sell Your Home Yourself?
Here’s why going it alone as a home seller is never in your best interest. No one will argue that selling a home all by yourself without consulting an agent is possible. Of course it’s possible, but think about this way: Could you sell an authentic Picasso at a garage sale? Sure, it’s pretty easy to sell that painting, but the real question is...
How Should I Get My Home Ready for Sale?
Here is my advice for sellers looking to maximize their home's online presence. When I meet with a home seller, the first thing we figure out is whether or not their home is photo-ready (I used to bring my camera along to listing appointments but have since found that homes are rarely ever ready for pictures to be taken). The seller and I discuss what it ...
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Q: How Do I Get Work Done in My Home?
Moving soon? Here’s why you should take advantage of our resources.  When you’re selling a home, you often need to make some improvements, whether it’s drywall, carpet, electrical work, etc. If you don’t know who to call to help you get these things done, we have some great vendors— plumbers, electricians, roofers, handymen, and more—that we ...
Fort Collins – Top 10 Outperforming Markets for 2020
Top 10 Outperforming Markets for 2020 Over the next three to five years, the Fort Collins real estate industry is projected to be one of the leading U.S. hotspots for home buyers and sellers. With close proximity to Denver and dozens of large manufacturing and high-tech companies fueling its...
Q: How Does Private Mortgage Insurance Work?
Today I’m covering important distinctions regarding private mortgage insurance between loan programs. What exactly is private mortgage insurance (PMI)? Essentially, it’s a fee that’s assessed to the consumer when they don’t have 20% to put down on a home. PMI differs from program to program. For example, with a conventional loan, your credit s...
What to Know Before Your Move to Fort Collins?
What to Know Before Your Move to Fort Collins When deciding whether to rent or buy Fort Collins real estate, consider the property, sales and income taxes. According to Smart Asset, the average property tax is 0.65% of your home value. The average home value in Ft. Worth is about $388...
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