Author: CJ Hays

Spectacular views and privacy on 4.5 acres at 2114 Marlin Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109. This stunning open concept home provides luxury with comfort. Kitchen, family room, and great room all lead directly to the stunning outdoor area that features beautiful waterfalls, wrap around porch,...

If you purchased a house in 2016, you’re probably considering whether you should itemize your taxes or take the standard deduction. The first thing you want to do is add up all the costs of buying the house. Find your closing settlement statement to figure out...

The Denver market is pretty sweet right now, whether you’re buying or selling. We are experiencing one of the best job markets ever, we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and one of the most active real estate markets as well. If...

In case you haven’t heard, we’re still experiencing historically low interest rates. Right now, if you look at all the different types of financing, our interest rates are hovering around 3.6%. What can you do about it? How are they affecting your purchasing power? First, you...

If you are an investor, feel comfortable in real estate, and want to diversify your retirement portfolio, I recommend setting up a self-directed IRA. If you don’t like that your 401K or other IRA dollars are subject to the stock market, the self-directed IRA gives you...

In the midst of an incredible season in Denver, I wanted to reach out to all of you. As Thanksgiving approaches, we wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you, from our friends and family to all of our past, present, and future...

Fall is a beautiful time to be in the real estate market. As we head into the winter months, now is a great time to buy or sell a house. Buyers tend to be more serious this time of year and there is usually more...

How do you avoid paying the capital gains tax on the sale of your home? If you have a rental property or an investment property, you can avoid paying capital gains and use all that equity to trade into another property and defer those gains until...

What do you do if your appraisal comes in low in the middle of a transaction? This is a real challenge in our marketplace today. Low appraisals can happen because our market is appreciating very quickly and has been for the last several years, there are...

What questions do you ask when you are hiring a real estate professional? There are about a dozen you should ask to find the right person to help you buy or sell a home. Remember, not all agents are created equal. How long have you...

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