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    Here's What You Need to Know to Get Approved for a Residential Mortgage

    Posted at 07/10/2019 02:15 PM by Usaj Realty

    You've done the math and realize just how much of your income goes to rent. It's finally time to buy a house.

    You're not alone. More millennials than ever are turning to homeownership. 

    But in order to buy a house, more likely than not you'll need a residential mortgage. Follow these tips to ensure you get your application approved first time around.

    1. Understand your own credit report

    Checking your credit report before you even visit the bank or lender is the first step in qualifying for a mortgage.

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    7 Major Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make During the Home Buying Process

    Posted at 07/08/2019 01:36 PM by Usaj Realty

    Are you getting ready to shop for your first house? Do you have questions or concerns about how to navigate the home buying process? Our First-Time Home Buyers Guide will help you sort out all the elements of the home buying experience.

    There is a lot to consider when home shopping. It's easy to make mistakes if you aren't familiar with the process.

    We've put together a list of some common first-time buyer mistakes, and how you can avoid making them.

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    How to Start the Home Shopping Process

    Posted at 07/05/2019 01:18 PM by Usaj Realty

    Buying your first home can seem overwhelming. But if you break it down step-by-step, the process will become much more clear and less anxiety filled. Our First Time Home Buyers Guide walks you through the process, and the information below helps you start thinking about the process at hand.

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    Home and Garden | 6 Easy Tips to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

    Posted at 05/15/2019 01:05 PM by Usaj Realty

    In Denver, it’s wise to wait until after Mother’s Day before doing any serious work on your home’s garden and landscaping. The last thing you want to do is tempt Mother Nature into destroying your lovely new flowers with a spring snowstorm or late freeze.

    Now that we are into mid May, it’s time to take a look at your property from a passerby’s point of view and identify where and how you can spruce up the curb appeal. Here are six easy tips for transforming your landscaping this spring.

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    FSBO or Realtor: Which One Should You Choose?

    Posted at 05/13/2019 02:30 PM by Usaj Realty

    Many decisions have to be made during the process of both buying and/or selling a home. If you're thinking about trying to save some money and think it will be easier to go the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) route, you may want to reconsider.

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    How to Finance a Home Improvement Project

    Posted at 04/24/2019 02:15 PM by Usaj Realty

    -- Written by Andrew Rombach, a content associate from LendEDU – a consumer education resource and personal finance authority.

    There are many advantages to embarking on a home improvement project. Making well-thought out upgrades will raise the resale value of your home and will help turn it into a worthwhile investment. Plus, home improvement projects are fun and will make your home a more enjoyable place to live.

    The downside of these benefits is that home improvement projects don’t come cheap. Most homeowners have to figure out a way to pay for them, and it takes a lot of time and planning to see them through to completion.

    If you can’t pay for the project on your own, there are many financing solutions to help you out. This article explains three financing alternatives as well as some of the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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    Where Buyers Find the Home They Purchase

    Posted at 03/22/2019 11:30 AM by Usaj Realty

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    Spring Cleaning Checklist

    Posted at 03/15/2019 01:30 PM by Usaj Realty

    Need help with your spring cleaning? This time of year usually brings out the "nesting" instinct in all of us. It's a great time to declutter, clean and get ready for warmer temperatures.

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    What To Do in a Multiple Offer Situation

    Posted at 02/20/2019 01:18 PM by Usaj Realty

    Denver’s reputation as a home seller’s market has been the norm for the last four years. While recent real estate prices have begun to cool off, a home that has been thoughtfully priced can still cause buyers to jump and create a multiple offer situation. This can especially be the case during the winter months when inventory is low and there are motivated buyers.

    There are many ways to present yourself as a strong buyer. Below are some general tips on possible ways you can stand out as a determined, qualified, and personable buyer. When working with a Usaj Realty broker, they can assist you in determining the best ways you can stand out to a particular seller in a way that suits your timelines, best interest, and unique situation.

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    What is My Home Worth in Denver's Hot Housing Market?

    Posted at 02/14/2019 10:11 AM by Usaj Realty

    If you're getting ready to sell your house, it seems like there is a never ending to do list just to get your house listed. Whether your home is designed for a young, first-time buyer or is a luxury property, setting the appropriate price is always a concern.

    Home sellers must balance wanting to get top dollar for the home vs. a property that languishes on the market. 

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