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Can You Get a Home for Less Than 20% Down?
There are plenty of options for buying a home with less than 20% down. Here are a few of them. Our friend Patrick Boehler from Velocity Lending is here once again to answer one of the most common questions he gets from homebuyers. The question is, “Do I need 20% down to buy a home?” The ...
Appraisal vs. Inspection: What’s the Difference?
Today I'm answering the common question “What’s the difference between an appraisal and an inspection?” I get this question all the time: What is the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal? In short, the inspection deals with the questions about the condition of the home—does the furn...
The Difference Between Pre-Approval and Pre-Qualification
Today, I’ll be covering a common question I often receive, which is: What is the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval? Let’s find out. Today, I wanted to take a moment to talk about a common question I receive. People frequently ask me what the difference is between pre-qualification a...
Remodeling Projects That Will Boost Your Home’s Value
There are two ways to think about remodeling projects that will boost your home’s value; you can get one or two major remodels done or opt for a bunch of small fixes. Depending on your budget and your timetable, one approach may be better for you than the other. For instance, if you have an unfinished basement, maybe your dream when you first moved into your home was to refinish it. It never happened. But now that you are thinking about selling your home, you feel that a prospective buy...
Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a complete financial disaster or a smart long-term investment. The person standing between it being a huge financial mistake or a valuable asset is you, the agent. Still, the agent can only help as much as the buyer allows. As vital as having an experienced age...
Signs that Now is the Time to Sell Your Home
There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. Whatever your motivations, you want to make sure that you’re timing it right. If you sell when home prices are plummeting, you may end up losing on the deal. If you sell when home prices are highest, there may not be a lot of buyers looking to move. So how do you know when it’s a good time to sell? A quali...
What You Can Do to Find Your Dream Home
If you want to find and secure your dream home in our market, here are a few tips that will help you. I get a lot of questions from people asking me how they can get into their dream home. Oftentimes, buyers in our market find their dream home online. But, before they can even access the property it’s alread...
Rob Kittle & the Kittle Team was Named to the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Teams in the US for the 4th Consecutive Year!
Rob Best (Fort Collins, CO – July 7, 2017) Rob Kittle & The Kittle Team at Kittle Real Estate was named one of America’s most productive sales teams as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group. The Kittle Team is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked #1 in Northern Colorado AND number 216 in the entire US. REAL Trends America’s Best Real Est...
Why Do You Have to Update Your Home Before Putting It on the Market?
Just because the market is hot doesn’t automatically mean your home will sell for top dollar. Prepare your home for the market by preemptively eliminating buyer objections. When someone plans on selling their home, I often hear them say things like, “Well, I know the carpet should be updated, but we’ll j...
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