About Joe: Joe Boylan has been a Real Estate Broker in the Pikes Peak Region for over 20 years. Joe writes about best practices and provides advice to both Home Buyers and Home Sellers. Visit his website at https://www.springshomes.com/

Joe Boylan

About Joe Boylan

About Joe: Joe Boylan has been a Real Estate Broker in the Pikes Peak Region for over 20 years. Joe writes about best practices and provides advice to both Home Buyers and Home Sellers. Visit his website at https://www.springshomes.com/

7 Reasons Why Landlords Should Require Renters Insurance



As a landlord, you take steps to protect your investment. You make sure you protect yourself with good insurance policies, and take steps to minimize your liability. But there’s one additional step that you may want to consider having your tenants take as well –requiring them to have renters insurance. Renters insurance is a policy […]

What is the VA loan Certificate of Eligibility?



A VA Loan Certificate of Eligibility is your proof of service, and it shows that you’re qualified to receive your VA loan benefits. You may be eligible for a VA mortgage if you have served or are currently serving in the military. Spouses of veterans may also be able to receive specific benefits for which […]

Grants for Buying, Building, or Remodeling a Home in 2021



Resale housing inventory is at an all-time low nationally, making it difficult for many to find a house within their budget. Even if you are able to find a home, often you will get caught in a bidding war or the house may be taken off of the market before you can make an offer. […]

Buying Land to Build a House



So many people imagine building their dream home in an ideal location. Finding that location and buying land to build a house is the first step in fulfilling this dream.  Paying for this lot with cash is the ideal scenario but with lot prices climbing into the hundreds of thousands of dollars range, most buyers […]

Minor Home Improvement Projects Can Provide Major Returns



Home Improvement projects are a great way to increase the value of your home. Especially if you are getting ready to sell your home.  Granted, some remodeling projects can cost a fortune and take a lot of time to complete. Major projects like, finishing an unfinished basement or building an addition to your home are […]

VA Loan Changes for 2020



VA home loans will undergo some major changes for 2020. The biggest news is the elimination of the long-standing loan limit, a big deal for those buying in hot markets. Another less popular change will be the increase of the VA funding fee.  VA loans are a great benefit available to both veterans and active […]

5 Hazards to be Aware When Buying a House



When real estate markets heat up, home buyers get desperate. This desperation often leads them to relax their standards especially when it comes to inspection issues. This is completely understandable especially when there’s lots of competition for the best homes. It’s important to realize that no home is worth jeopardizing the health and safety of […]

Don’t Waive Your Inspection Rights.



So many areas around the Country are experiencing strong sellers markets. This is great news for home owners but it leaves many prospective home buyers struggling to find a home. We’ve all heard the stories about buyers that have submitted a number of full price offers on homes but continue to lose out. Frustration from […]

Refinance Appraisals, What You Need to Know



If you have lived in your home for a while, refinancing your mortgage might be a great idea. Refinancing can help you to lower your monthly payment while possibly getting a lower interest rate. The advertisements for refinancing seem to be everywhere and of course, they make the process of refinancing your mortgage seem easy. […]