Real Estate News


Why 20 Percent Down Isn’t Always the Best Option

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“Everyone” knows you have to put 20% down when you purchase a home, right?

Well, maybe not.

In reality, there are a variety of options for down payments and it’s important to choose the best one for your home purchase scenario!

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(Looking to buy your first – or next home – in Denver? Let me help you through the process with the best professional representation!)


Home Buying is a Key Personal Investment!

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Whether you’re thinking about buying a mansion, a townhouse or even a small studio, buying a home is a key personal investment for your life and future!

From the financial benefits of owning your own home to tax advantages and the opportunity to build inter-generational wealth, homeownership creates new positive financial habits and mindset with an eye on future, long-term benefits.

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(Looking to buy your first – or next home – in Denver? Send me a message here!)


Should You List Your Home During the Holidays?

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Are you still thinking or planning to sell your home this year?

With the holidays right around the corner, you may be considering holding off until the New Year. But should you?

Maybe not!

With the delayed spring market due to COVID, record buyer demand and record-low interest rates, you should consider taking advantage of strong buyer demand and list your home sooner rather than later!

(Want to sell your Denver home? Send me a message here!)
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Student Loans vs. Homebuying

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Student loan debt in the United States is at an all-time record of $1.6 trillion. But with the right financial planning, you can still buy the home you want!

In this week’s article, learn about properly managing your debt, saving for a down payment and your DTI (debt-to-income ratio).

(Looking to buy a home in Denver, Colorado? Send me a message here!)
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Long-Distance Move in Your Future? Here Are the Tips You Need to Buy Your New Home!

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Is there a long-distance move in your future?

HOW are you going to find the right neighborhood and home at a distance?

COVID-19 has actually made it easier with virtual home tours.  

But, your FIRST STEP is to find the RIGHT Real Estate professional in your future city and together discuss your goals and needs.

(Looking to relocate to Denver, Colorado? Send me a message here!)
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Join Me in the 4th Annual “Battle of the Realtors Sock Drive” in Denver!

Let’s ROCK the SOCKS for Denver’s homeless population! I can’t do it without YOUR support! Donations are accepted through October 31st.

Just call me at 720-809-7611 or Email BuyAHomeWithShana@gmail.com!

Support Denver's Sock Drive!



Get READY for the Hot Fall Market!

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Traditionally, the Real Estate market is hottest in the springtime.

BUT .. with the COVID-19 shutdowns this spring, many sellers cancelled their listings with a wait-and-see approach.

Happily, that means an unusual HOT and ACTIVE Fall Market!

Click the image above to learn exactly WHY the fall is the PERFECT time to go shopping for a new home!



Learn How to Craft a Winning Offer in a Competitive Market!

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Congratulations! You’ve found your “dream home” and are ready to put in your offer.

Wait! Before you do, learn the strategies for crafting a winning offer in today’s competitive market. Demand is high, interest rates are at an all-time low and many houses are going under contract in just hours!

Ensure YOUR offer stands out with the 6 strategies outlined in the article above!

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FIVE Reasons You Need to Hire a Real Estate Agent!

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Are you thinking about selling your home on your own?

It can be tempting to go the FSBO route (For Sale by Owner), but should you?

Hiring a professional and seasoned Real Estate agent can save you:

Time

Energy

Extra stress AND

Costly mistakes!

Click on the image about to learn the 5 reasons why YOU need to hire a Real Estate Agent when you go to sell your home!

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What is Your Home Really Worth?

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Like most homeowners, you probably have a figure in mind about what your home is “worth.”

But a Real Estate professional is in the best position to give you the most accurate valuation depending on the current market, location and other factors.

Click on the image above to learn the factors that really make up your home’s true value to a home buyer.

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Zoom Class: Learn How the Denver Real Estate Market is BOOMING Despite COVID-19!

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Are you hesitating to sell or buy a new home? Think the Denver-metro Real Estate market is dead or dying?

Great news, it’s not!

Join our Zoom class and learn what’s happening in the Colorado Real Estate market even in a coronavirus world!

Learn why it’s a great time to search for a new home and get all your questions answered with your hosts, Shana Stokes and Cleo Lewis!


When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Noon (Mountain Time, US & Canada)

Where: Online via Zoom

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How the American ‘burbs Have Changed

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Although common today, America’s suburbs did not exist before World War II. Living was either urban or rural.

But by 2000, the majority of Americans lived in the ‘burbs.

Today, many suburbs even include the benefits of living in the city without the higher home prices.  

Are you ready to move into the suburbs?

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Home Selling Tips for Pet Owners

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If you’re a pet owner, you’ll want to know these tips before selling your home!

From day-to-day living, all-important showings and when moving out, there’s no reason for your pet to hinder your selling process!

The tips in our latest article will ensure you can enjoy your pet AND make a deal all at the same time!

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Factors That Affect Your Home’s Equity

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There are many factors that can positively – or negatively – affect your home’s value!

Updates, upgrades and even additions can help add equity to your home’s value, but there are also other elements that can have an even greater impact.

(Deferred maintenance and current inventory are just 2 of those other elements.)

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5 Reasons to Start Your Home Search Today!

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Have you been waiting to begin your home search process? The wait is OVER and it’s time to talk to your Real Estate professional TODAY!

Today’s article gives you FIVE undeniable reasons to start searching for your next home now!

(Record-low interest rates being one of those reasons.)

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Thinking About Selling Your Home? Read This First!

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Avoid these 10 common pitfalls when selling your home. From to “intuitive pricing” to effective showings and negotiations and more, this article will help you ace the home sale process (along with the help of your professional Real Estate agent of course!).

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Do you have a home inspection coming up?

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Home inspections can be overwhelming and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be with the right questions!
This article outlines the 10 questions you need to ask your Real Estate Agent sooner rather than later!

Even if you are a seasoned homeowner, every inspection is different for every home. Get prepared in advance for the unexpected with your trusted Realtor’s help!

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Are YOU a first-time home buyer?

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Learn the 5 vital tips to make your home buying journey easier! From checking your credit score to being realistic about what you can really afford and more, being prepared will make the home buying process smoother!

And when you come to Tip #5, reach out to me for your new Denver home!

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The Finance Process: What You Need to Ask

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Experienced Real Estate agents, like myself, can put you in touch with the right professionals who can help you through the finance process. In this article, you’ll learn the 10 questions you need to ask to get the best possible financial support.

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Single Women Buy More Homes Than Males!

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Did you know that single women (18%) are surpassing single male (9%) home buyers? It’s true according to National Association of Realtors (NAR) in 2019. Why? “The desire to own a home of my own.”

Selling a home? Learn 6 tips for making your home more appealing to women buyers in this article!

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Real Estate is Hot this Summer!

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With the stay-at-home orders from COVID-19, the Real Estate market got a late start this year. But with things slowing reopening, many new listings are being seen for the first time.

How does this late Real Estate season differ from a traditional Spring market? This article will give you the best tips for both buyers and sellers in the Summer Real Estate market!

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Has COVID-19 Changed the Mortgage Market?

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Whether you’re looking to buy or refinance your home, today’s article will help prepare you for the current lending challenges and new requirements when it comes to new mortgages or refinancing.

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Denver's 303 Magazine

Shana Stokes Real Estate LLC



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