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Finally, Affordable Housing for Steamboat Springs?

The Condos Project Focuses on Housing for Locals
Posted by Jessica Juracich on November 08, 2018 in  uncategorized
Steamboat condo projects focus on housing for locals K&K Builders has started turning dirt on Fox Springs, a 50-condo project off Hilltop Lane. (Courtesy artist rendering) STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A pair of long-anticipated condominium projects off U.S. Highway 40 between downtown Steamboat Springs and the mountain are now underway, and they are being marketed to locals. Trailside Village on the west side of U.S. 40 south of Walgreens plans to have 46 units built by 2020, and across the same highway of... read more
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Buying a Home: Do I really need 20% for a down payment?

The pros and cons of Private Mortgage Insurance
Posted by Jessica Juracich on October 16, 2018 in  uncategorized
THE COST OF NOT PAYING PMI (Personal Mortgage Insurance) Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live. There is a common misconception among homebuyers that a 20% down payment is required, and it is this limiting belief that often adds months, and sometimes even years, to the home-buying process. So, if you can purchase a home with less than a 20% down payment… why aren’t more people do... read more
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