The 5 Contingencies You Should Never Waive When You Buy a Home

By |2021-10-14T03:03:03+00:00October 14th, 2021|Appraisal, Blog, Buying, Financial Preparation, How-To, Tips|

If you’re like many people, you know that buying a home is a huge deal – and that you’ll have to sign a contract to facilitate the deal. Part of that contract will be dedicated to contingencies; those are conditions that either you or the seller must meet in order for the transaction to go [...]

What is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage?

By |2018-11-06T13:00:36+00:00November 6th, 2018|Aspen, Blog, Financial Preparation, Financing, Mortgages, Tips|

Navigating the world of lending—particularly home lending—is tough (and it’s often confusing, too). Nonetheless, if you’re like most people, you’ll have to take out a mortgage loan to pay for your new home in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale or the surrounding communities. And that means you’ll hear all kinds of financing lingo; you may even be [...]

Fixed Rate vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgages

By |2018-01-03T13:00:51+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Blog, Buying, Financial Preparation, Financing, Mortgages|

If you're buying a home, you'll have plenty of options when it comes to financing - and one of them will include choosing between a fixed rate and an adjustable rate mortgage. What is a Fixed Rate Mortgage? A fixed rate mortgage is one in which your interest rate remains the same over the lifetime [...]

What Are Mortgage Fees?

By |2017-08-03T10:00:55+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Aspen, Blog, Buying, Financial Preparation, Financing, Mortgages|

Whether you’re buying a luxury home in Aspen, a ranch in Basalt, or a condo in Snowmass, you’re most likely going to take out a mortgage. Mortgages aren't free, however, so you’ll always find mortgage fees tacked on. (If you want to learn more about mortgage fees and what they pay for, talk to your lender or your [...]

From Renter to Buyer: Are You Ready?

By |2016-09-26T10:00:03+00:00September 26th, 2016|Aspen, Blog, Buying, Financial Preparation, Financing, How-To, Mortgages|

If you’re currently renting your home but you’re ready to make the transition to official homeowner, congratulations! However, there are a few things you need to know before you kiss your apartment goodbye and replace it with a single-family home of your own. How Much Does it Really Cost to Own a Home? In addition [...]