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Smart real estate professionals work hard to develop quality websites that rank high in search engine results. But what if it could all be taken away overnight? Unfortunately, unscrupulous hackers can do just that by using negative SEO to sabotage your rankings. Here’s what you should know about ...
03/04/2020
A good credit score can help you acquire a more affordable home loan. But how good does your credit have to be to get approval from a lender? Read on to find out why credit scores are important to lenders and learn what scores that will get you the best deal on a loan. Why Lenders Care About Cred...
02/24/2020
Mortgage life insurance can protect your family from unmanageable debt in the event of your death. While it can be a godsend in certain instances, it also comes with some notable drawbacks that make it less valuable for certain people. Here are the pros and cons of mortgage life insurance, along ...
02/21/2020
The country's growing drug epidemic has generated some unexpected side effects for many unlucky home buyers. When they unknowingly purchase a home where methamphetamine has either been heavily smoked or manufactured, homeowners face very serious health risks. They also often incur substantial cos...
02/17/2020
Although a typical home insurance policy will not cover lost jewelry, it will usually cover jewelry that is damaged or stolen. Here’s some insight into some common coverage rules, along with some examples of where you are most likely to encounter policy limits. What Kind of Coverage Should I Expe...
02/12/2020
Death is a traumatic occurrence that can impact us in many ways. Unfortunately, in the real estate industry, death can influence the value of a property, especially if the death occurred unnaturally. Here's how death and suicide can affect the sale of a home, along with some disclosure advice to ...
02/04/2020
While most of the country has transitioned into a slower cycle of declining home sales; some markets continue to stay hot. Recently, Realtor.com released a list of the top markets for the coming year. Here are the cities poised for big growth in 2020. Boise City, Idaho Sales change: plus-0.3% Hom...
01/27/2020
Each year, homeowners spend countless dollars on improvements and additions designed to increase the value of their homes. Unfortunately, many of these upgrades will only provide little - if any - return on their investment. Before you take out a costly loan or tap your savings account for a home...
01/22/2020
“Once upon a time, not so far away, there was a land…” that nearly no one has heard of but that’s been here since the formation of the Colorado territory. This magical land is blanketed in scrub oak, ponderosa pine, and aromas of fresh Junipers filling the air, resting high atop gently rolling me...
01/01/2020
Colorado is second to Texas when it comes to homeowner roofing insurance claims. Roofs in Colorado are subject to relentless winds, fluctuating temperatures, UV rays, and Colorado's notorious and highly damaging hailstorms.If you're a homeowner in Colorado, there's a chance you'll need to replace...
12/26/2019
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