Category Archives: Home Buying

10 Tips to Buying Your First Home Like a Pro


You know it’s time—you’re tired of throwing money away in rent and you’re ready for a home of your own. Buying a condo, townhome or house is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and can feel like a daunting decision. Here are 10 tips to ensure that, instead of buyer’s remorse, you’ll be able to rest assured that you got the right home—at the right price—for you.

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We Love Denver – And We’re Not Alone!

Whether you’re looking for hipsters or hippies; bicycles, brews, or the boardroom; it’s clear the Denver Metro area is highly desirable for both tourists and residents alike. In fact, it seems like a Colorado city or town tops a new “Best Of” list almost weekly! We’ve compiled just a sampling of the Top 10 (or 20 or 50) Lists that have included Denver Metro cities, towns or neighborhoods.

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Which Kind of House Will You Call Home?

Architectural Types of Houses

Have you looked at Denver real estate listings and wondered what the difference is between a Victorian and a Tudor? Or a Denver Square and a bungalow? In your search to buy a new home, you’ll no doubt find that certain architectural styles better fit your personality and lifestyle. Before you start that search, it’s a good idea to get a primer in the different styles of houses for sale around Denver neighborhoods, and what they all mean.

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Buying vs. Renting Your Next Home

PorchLight_Buying vs Renting

For people who are in the market for a new home, keeping an eye on rising and falling mortgage rates can become something of an obsession. Right now, home mortgage rates are on the rise, which means anxiety levels for some prospective buyers are also rising. But increasing interest rates for mortgages are not automatically a cause for panic, and they don’t necessarily mean you should keep renting instead of looking for a house to buy. Using data from the national real-estate portal Trulia, the PorchLight Real Estate Group helps to break down the numbers for home buyers and lists some of the factors to consider when home mortgage interest rates are on the rise.

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