Roof top view from 2347 Champa

Donna_Hansen_-_Google_MapsRoof top view from 2347 Champa St.

Using tech to protect your home

Using tech to protect your home.

Using tech to protect your home.

What Is It Worth

Maybe you’re thinking of selling, maybe you’re thinking of refinancing, or maybe you’re just curious about the market.

How much can I sell my home for?

How much can I sell my home for?

But the question is, “What is that domicile of your’s worth?”

Such a simple question should be returned with a simple answer, right?

Well unfortunately, determining the value of your home–or any home for that matter–can be a tricky process.

You can go online and nowadays there are endless websites that will promise you a fast answer with fancy charts and graphs. As tempting as it may be to trust this information, be wary of letting a computer program tell you what your largest investment is worth.

The trouble with these websites is that they have little to no local market information. They are not aware that a new park is being built, or that a four-lane highway is being re-routed, or that you’ve lovingly cared for and maintained your home.

The bottom line is this: If you’re serious about getting an informative valuation for your home you should contact a local Realtor. We are professionals who work with the actual people who will ultimately determine the value of your home - the home buyer themselves. This is my profession. My team and I are happy to sit with you and explain the current market conditions that affect your home value.

As your REALTOR®, I will guide you through the home selling and buying process. Let me help you sell or find your new Denver home. Call me today at 720.675.7355 or email me at donnahansenion (@) gmail.com.

Denver June Market Trends

June Market Trends

June Market Trends

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

 

Adding it up.Thinking about buying your first home, or perhaps upgrading from your current place?

 

Thanks to the current economic climate and game-changing technology in the housing market, now is the perfect time to take the plunge.

 

Low interest rates
Lenders are giving buyers mortgage rates that are extremely enticing— depending on your credit you can still get a mortgage below 4.0%. There’s a good chance these are the lowest mortgage rates we’ll see in a long time, which means affordability is at a high.

 

Prices are on their way up
Mortgage rates may be low, but housing prices are getting higher and higher because of the pressures of demand—prices increased 5.1% year-over-year in November 2015. If you’re thinking about buying, delaying a few years could lead to a higher purchase price, or getting less home for your money.

 

A great job market
The United States added 2.65 million jobs in the last year. There’s increasing job security and available work, leading to high consumer confidence.

 

Technology makes buying simpler 
Along with listing websites, like REColorado, there are an increasing number of websites and apps, likemy mobile app, that simplify the process and make it easier to shop around for homes and mortgages.

 

Cheap fuel
Lower gas and energy prices mean more money in your pocket and more purchasing power. The money you’re not putting into your gas tank or toward your utilities can instead go toward saving for a down payment or affording a bigger monthly mortgage payment.

 

As your REALTOR®, I will guide you through the home selling or buying process. Let me help you sell or find your new Denver home. Call me today at 720.675.7355 or email me at donnahansenion (@) gmail.com.

Champa Place: Map of great amenities for 2347 & 2349 Champa Street

 

Champa Place: Map of great amenities surrounding 2347 & 2349 Champa St.

Champa Place: Map of great amenities surrounding 2347 & 2349 Champa St.

Champa Place: Map of great amenities surrounding 2347 & 2349 Champa St.

Champa Place

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Champa Place

Don’t forget about homeowner tax breaks

moneytreeOne of the many perks of homeownership is big tax breaks. So whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or getting help from a professional (always use a professional), it’s important to take advantage of those breaks!

 

Mortgage Interest Deduction:

Before buying a home, a standard deduction may have made the most sense when you prepared your taxes. But homeowners can deduct the interest portion of their mortgage payments, and the earlier you are in your mortgage, the greater the percentage of each payment that goes toward interest, so take advantage right away!

 

Home Office:

There are specific criteria that have to be met in order to deduct home office expenses, but it can lead to a very large deduction. In general, your home office has to be used specifically for business purposes. Check with a tax professional to see if your home office qualifies for a deduction—it’s a little extra work, but can make a big difference in your tax responsibility.

 

Talk to a tax professional to ensure you are leveraging all the available tax benefits of homeownership.

 

As your REALTOR®, I will guide you through the home selling and buying process. Let me help you sell or find your new Denver home. Call me today at 720.675.7355 or email me at donnahansenion (@) gmail.com.

Pre-Sale Cleaning Checklist

Pre-Sale Cleaning Checklist

Pre-Sale Cleaning Checklist

Source: Clean Conscience

 

Get Denver Street Sweeping Reminders

https://denvergov.org/pocketgov/#/street-sweeping

Denver has updated how they send street sweeping reminders. You can sign up for this service to receive text or emails on the specific side of the street on the blocks that you park.

Sign up here: https://denvergov.org/pocketgov/#/street-sweeping