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Do Solar Panels Increase My Home’s Value?

By C3 Real Estate | August 9, 2018
Do Solar Panels Increase My Home’s Value

  You have seen the advertisements all over town.   You know the ones where solar panel companies claim that adding panels increases your home’s value?   While this is true, somewhat, it is important to understand how the “value” factor works with eco-friendly upgrades.   It is all about balancing the return on your…

How to Pack Smart When It’s Time to Move

By C3 Real Estate | August 2, 2018
How to Pack Smart When It’s Time to Move

  The process of moving can seem daunting, and there are many details to consider during a transition. With so much to think about, there are some ways to add efficiency and speed to packing, whether you have to move a single room or a whole house.   Before you begin, take stock of how…

5 Gross Things That Happen When You Do Not Change Your Air Filter

By C3 Real Estate | July 26, 2018
When You Do Not Change Your Air Filter

  Your home is equipped with a furnace to keep you toasty during those cold Colorado winters. However, there are components of your home’s heating and cooling systems that must be maintained if you want to get maximum efficiency. Most of us are guilty of ignoring the air filter in our furnace, but doing so…

Determine The Listing Price

By C3 Real Estate | July 19, 2018
Determine The Listing Price

  When it comes to buying a home, most potential buyers will use the listing price to as the number one factor to determine the homes that they look at. Even though you and a realtor may determine the asking price, the buyer will determine the selling price. If the price is too high, most…

Looking to Buy in a Popular CO Neighborhood? Check the Crime Rate First

By C3 Real Estate | July 12, 2018
Check the Crime Rate First

  Most neighborhoods in CO are extremely family-friendly and have relatively low crime rates.   However, no one wants to endure buyer’s remorse.   Part of your due diligence as a buyer is to investigate the area you’re considering making an offer. This includes examining crime reports to tell you a little about the crime…

Marketing Materials You Must Have to Sell Your Home

By C3 Real Estate | July 5, 2018
Marketing Materials You Must Have to Sell Your Home

  People have the attention span of a gnat, a fact that is true for homebuyers as well. To overcome this, you must have marketing materials to give them when they view your home.   Marketing Materials You Must Have to Sell Your Home   Buying a property involves a lot of looking, which can…

Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House

By C3 Real Estate | June 28, 2018
Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House

  Selling your home isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. In fact, there are a lot of mistakes you can easily make that may cost you money. Avoid making these potentially expensive errors by getting knowledgeable and doing your homework, and noting these real estate tips.   Avoid These Mistakes When Putting Your Home…

Choosing and Using Your Real Estate Agent

By C3 Real Estate | June 21, 2018
Choosing and Using Your Real Estate Agent

  Statistics tell us that as many as 80% of all home buyers will start their search for a new home by browsing the Internet. The Internet is often used for browsing new properties, especially when there is distance involved.   While looking at the Internet gives a general feel for areas and prices, for…

Mold: Something to Watch For

By C3 Real Estate | June 14, 2018
Mold: Something to Watch For

  These days everyone is paying more attention to their health. So the question is: why not take the same care in selecting your living area? There are all kinds of health concerns in the home, some are easy to deal with, some are not so simple. One of the more controversial health hazards in…

HOAs: Assessing the Pros and Cons of this Popular Option

By C3 Real Estate | June 1, 2018
HOAs: Assessing the Pros and Cons of this Popular Option

  Today, it is not uncommon to find a home that is in a neighborhood with an HOA.   HOAs, or homeowner’s associations, are typical in new construction as well as condominiums.   Unfortunately, HOAs have received a bad rap over the last few years, and probably should not have. While they have their negatives,…

Sellers: Go Green and Add More Value to Your CO Home

By C3 Real Estate | May 31, 2018
Go Green and Add More Value to Your CO Home

  Buyers today are eco-conscious.   They want a home that is energy-efficient, boasting the latest windows, insulation, HVAC systems, and just about every Energy-Star appliance possible.   When you update your CO home to be more energy efficient, you are adding value to your home. According to Energy.gov, some homeowners saw an average of…

Will an Open House Help Me Sell My Fort Collins Home Faster?

By C3 Real Estate | May 24, 2018
Will an Open House Help Me Sell My Fort Collins Home Faster

  Spring is the ideal time of the year to sell, but you can sell a home efficiently year-round in Fort Collins, CO.   It is all about the day of the week you post the home, and how you market it. With the right real estate agent, your home could sell quickly, even if…

How to Safely Move a Piano to Your New Home

By C3 Real Estate | May 17, 2018
How to Safely Move a Piano to Your New Home

  You have finally found the home of your dreams.   You have lined up the movers, have friends ready to pack, but one thing you forgot about was your grandmother’s piano.   Pianos are by far the hardest thing to move. When you must move a piano, it must be done with care. Failure…

Ask These 4 Questions Before Renting a Property

By C3 Real Estate | May 10, 2018
Ask These 4 Questions Before Renting a Property

  There are many times in life when it is necessary to rent instead of buy a home, including moving to a new town, working your way out of debt, and being newly married and not quite ready to make such an investment. When your situation requires that you rent a home instead of purchase…

Home Buying: Tips for Getting Your Dream Home in a Fast Market

By C3 Real Estate | May 3, 2018
Tips for Getting Your Dream Home in a Fast Market

  Homes with upgrades that are located in desirable neighborhoods sell fast. When a home has both location as well as move-in ready appeal going for it, most people will jump on it like lightning.   How should you go about home buying in this kind of atmosphere? How do you find your dream home…

Common Fire Hazards Homeowners Should Never Ignore

By C3 Real Estate | April 26, 2018
Common Fire Hazards Homeowners Should Never Ignore

  Most homeowners are aware of the primary fire hazards (i.e. leaving a pot on the stove, deep frying a turkey, etc.). However, residential fires are still a common concern in the United States.   In fact, there were 365,500 fires reported in 2017 by the National Fire Protection Association. These fires account for billions…