Monthly Archives: October 2020
I’D LOVE TO BUY A NEW HOME! HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY CREDIT SCORE?
Dear Dave, I would really like to be able to buy a house this winter or early spring? However, I don’t have a very good credit score. Five years ago I had a foreclosure and two years ago I changed careers to get out of the natural gas industry and several bills were late, including a couple... Read More
WHAT DO HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS TYPICALLY MANAGE?
Dear Dave, We are downsizing and looking into different housing options that will require less maintenance. Most of the places we have looked at are part of an HOA or Home Owner’s Association. What are typical things that you see a HOA managing? A couple of them seem pretty strict and we’re not sure what is normal... Read More
WILL INSTALLING A SECURITY SYSTEM INCREASE THE VALUE OF MY HOME?
Dear Dave, I spend a lot of time out of town and am considering getting a home security system installed. I am sure you have come across plenty of homes that have security systems and might have specific brands or companies that you would recommend. Do you think installing a security system will increase the... Read More
Should We Put Our House Up For Sale Now Or Wait Till Spring?
Dave, Is it true that waiting until spring to sell your home will get you the best offers? We want to sell our home this fall, but don’t want to get shorted on value. Will we get the best price for our home or should we wait until the spring? Anthony and Deb, Grand Junction... Read More
Will Solar Increase My Homes Value?
Dave, A salesman knocked on my door last week selling solar panels. He said if I did a lease to own on the panels, I would cut my energy bill and be able to use some of the savings each month to pay for the panels. Cut my energy bill, pay for the panels with... Read More
Can We Still Decorate For Halloween When Our Home Is For Sale?
Dear Dave, My family just loves Halloween. We usually like to go all out with decorating, but this year we have our house on the market to sell. It has been for sale for about 6 weeks and we haven’t had any offers. What do you think about decorating a house for a ‘holiday’ when... Read More