Real estate is a complicated, multifaceted industry that is full of quirks. There are processes and phrases that come up within the process, and it can be overwhelming to navigate. 

Here are a few common real estate FAQs—some answers to the questions that often come up throughout the process.

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Spring is here! There are plenty of ways to enjoy the change of season in the Roaring Fork Valley.

While many mountain towns experience a shoulder season, the Roaring Fork Valley is known to cater to all seasons and doesn’t slow down—there’s still plenty to do, see, and enjoy.

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The Roaring Fork Valley—the nickname for the various towns in our corner of Western Colorado, from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to Rifle—is a fun place to be, any time of the year. While the summer attracts crowds for hiking and biking and exploring, winter has its vast appeal too.

Here are some winter activity ideas in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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When buying a home, you might come across the term “home warranty.” It’s not the same thing as homeowner’s insurance, which is required.

So, what is it, and why might you want it? Continue reading to determine if a home warranty policy is right for you and your home.

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When entering the housing market as a buyer, there’s a ton of information thrown your way. One area of knowledge critical to buying a home is financing—it’s essential to know the different mortgage loan types available.

Knowing about and understanding the options available can help you navigate what kind of home you can afford and determine the type of mortgage that best suits your needs.

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If you find yourself in the fortunate position of selling your home in what is widely considered a seller’s market, you’ll likely come across an offer or two. Navigating what a good offer looks like—and whether you should decide to accept—can sometimes be a challenge.

However, with the help of your real estate agent and a few tips, you’ll be able to spot the right offer when it comes your way.

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With the holidays approaching, it’s always a good idea to shop small to support local businesses. There are so many different options in the Roaring Fork Valley; you can’t go wrong with a gift or experience from our community retailers.

Here are some ideas for local gift shopping in our valley.

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As exciting as buying or selling a house might be, either one comes with baggage…literally.

Moving is one of life’s great chores: it’s often exciting and new and leads to a positive result, but it can also be a pain. It’s a lot of work and can come with many headaches. However, a little planning and preparation can go a long way and work in your favor for an easy move.

Here are some tips for planning ahead to help create the smoothest moving experience possible.

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Buying a house, although a significant achievement and milestone, can also be a very stressful process. That’s just the nature of investing money and jumping through the various steps of financing and navigating the housing market. The stress feels multiplied for first-time homebuyers, who are new to what can feel like a complicated process.

However, being prepared can help. A little research can go a long way to alleviate some stress and allow for some planning ahead of time.

Here are some tips for first-time buyers to help the process of purchasing your home go as smoothly as possible.

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Like them or hate them, homeowners associations exist in many neighborhoods and towns. For some people, HOAs can seem like a burden, while others appreciate the amenities they provide.

Here’s everything you need to know about homeowners associations.

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