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Land Title Guarantee Company January Market Analysis

January 2017 Market Analysis Please note that Land Title data comes from actual recorded transactions at the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office for that particular month. The information is not directly related to MLS data. The data is an unofficial tabulation of Summit County Records that are believed to be reasonably accurate. If you choose to utilize …

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RENTING YOUR VACATION HOME YOURSELF? AVOID THESE FIRST-TIMER PITFALLS

Summit Mountain Rentals (a property management company in Summit County) has some great advice for first-time second homeowners who are looking to rent their property.  RENTING YOUR VACATION HOME YOURSELF? AVOID THESE FIRST-TIMER PITFALLS By Mark Waldman If you’re renting your vacation home for the first time, it’s easy to fall victim to what we …

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6 Things You Should Never Let Movers Touch

6 Things You Should Never Let Movers Touch By Angela Colley So after years of DIY/friend-assisted moves, you’ve finally decided to hire movers. As a fellow lazy convenience-minded person, I salute you. The heavy-lifting, traffic-negotiating, stair-climbing nightmare parts of moving day are out of your hands. But before you kick back and start daydreaming of sleeping in …

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5 Home-Buying Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement

5 Home-Buying Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement By Daniel Bortz Buying a home is a major step toward building a solid, secure financial future—so whether you’ve made the plunge into ownership or are aiming to soon, you should pat yourself on the back! (This, of course, is not as easy as it seems.) And …

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7 Bathroom Renovations That Really Pay Off

7 Bathroom Renovations That Really Pay Off  By Margaret Heidenry Let’s get real: The first room you stumble into in the morning—bleary-eyed, dazed, and yawning—should be a soothing oasis. A bathroom that achieves those lofty heights? That’s a bathroom you can love. That’s why these most special of rooms are second only to kitchens as the areas homeowners …

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Faces of Denver & Boulder: The Face of Mountain Living

Faces of Denver & Boulder In recent years, Denver has made numerous appearances on lists featuring the best, most exciting places to live in the nation. So it’s no surprise that creative, forward-thinking entrepreneurs and professionals choose to call our city home. Meet some of the brains behind local businesses and leaders in various fields. …

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Non-Bank Servicers Creating Bigger Mortgage Problems

Non-Bank Servicers Creating Bigger Mortgage Problems By Catherine Curan It’s hard to find a more sympathetic foreclosure story than Kathleen Conrad’s. The disabled widow of a Marine who served in Vietnam, Conrad, 66, lives in a rundown Westchester house the couple bought in 1999, realizing their modest version of the America dream. But after her …

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Colorado ski-town homes more attractive as Front Range housing prices keep climbing

Denver-area buyers increasingly eyeing mountain real estate for investments, second homes By David O. Williams With ski season winding down in Colorado’s high country and the Denver-Boulder housing market so strong, real estate experts say Front Range buyers appear to be turning their attention to second-home and investment opportunities in the state’s major ski-town markets. …

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