Consumer News

April 11, 2023

10 Tips for Negotiating a Lower Mortgage Interest Rate

When it comes to buying a home, one of the most significant financial considerations is the interest rate on your mortgage. A high-interest rate can cost you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan, so it's essential to do everything you can to negotiate a lower rate ...

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March 28, 2023

What are the best neighborhoods in Northern Colorado?

Fort Collins ColoradoWhat are the best neighborhoods in Northern Colorado?

Northern Colorado is a beautiful and vibrant place to live. With its stunning scenery, mild climate, and abundance of outdoor activities, it's no wonder that so many people choose to call this region home.

If you're planning a move to ...

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Feb. 15, 2023

Mortgage Interest Rates: The New Normal

In recent years, the real estate market has experienced a significant shift in mortgage interest rates. For many years, interest rates remained low and steady, but this trend has been changing dramatically over the past few months. Homebuyers and real estate investors are now facing the reality of higher mortgage ...

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Feb. 13, 2023

Buying vs. Renting

Buying a home versus renting has been a long-standing debate, with both options offering different advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will explore the benefits of buying a home versus renting and help you decide which option is right for you.

Granted, not every situation is the same and ...

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Feb. 18, 2016

Near 10-Month Lows on Mortgage Rates

Two months ago, when the Federal Reserve announced it was going to raise the benchmark rate, most of those watching expected mortgage rates to start inching higher. Instead, for the past month and a half, the average for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, the most popular home mortgage product, has fallen ...

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Nov. 20, 2015

Interest Rates Predicted to Climb!

If you follow the news, you most likely have heard that 70% of economists are predicting that interests rates will climb next month.

While no one but the Fed knows for certain what rates will do next month, there are some things you need to be aware of as you ...

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Oct. 2, 2015

Small Renovations with Big Impact!

by Courtney Soinski


When it comes to remodeling your home, cost and time invested are always very important factors to consider. If you're like most people, you may feel overwhelmed at just the thought of home renovations or you're unsure of where to even start. Fortunately, there are ...

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June 26, 2015

Home Theaters are Growing in Popularity

Home TheaterBy Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian

(MCT)—Joe “J.C.” Ganote celebrated Father’s Day with his son and grandchildren at his home in Lee’s Summit, Mo. But if the younger Ganotes hadn’t made the cross-country trip from San Diego, you can bet that grandpa would have logged on to Skype to ...

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March 17, 2015

Five Simple Upgrades to Make Your Kitchen Pop

When first putting a house on the market, sellers are taught to focus on big changes, on overhauling this or rebuilding that. So much time and energy goes into making big, dramatic kitchen upgrades that, oftentimes, the little things (that sometimes make all the difference!) get overlooked. There is no single ...

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March 5, 2015

How You Can Take Control of Your Credit Score

By NPMGAdmin


Both homeowners and real estate professionals know how important it is to have a good credit score. You may wonder how much of an impact it can have on your life – well, we're here to answer that question. A good credit score will mean that you ...

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