William Hauptman

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7 Maintenance Skills all Homeowners Should Know

Once you make the leap into homeownership there are no landlords or building superintendents to rely on for help. While we wish homeownership came with an instruction manual, it’s likely you will have to learn through hands on experience. We can’t possibly know how to...

Existing-home sales rebounded in May

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2019) – Existing-home sales rebounded in May, recording an increase in sales for the first time in two months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a growth in sales, with the Northeast...

Choosing The Right School For Your Children

As real estate professionals, we are often asked about gifted schools and programming from parents whose purchasing decisions are driven in large part by their children’s academic and social needs. As parents of a gifted child ourselves, we know first-hand the added...

Garden Parties

It’s summertime, and the living is easy. So take your family and friends outdoors, and serve up a feast that takes advantage of Colorado’s beautiful warm weather and clear starlit evenings. Entertaining outdoors offers a refreshing change to the long dark months of...

Luxury Homes Are Architectural Art

Like a European -style hill town that perfectly complements the area’s striking topography, Solterra integrates beautifully into the local surroundings, using stone, stucco and concrete tile roofs while appropriating a healthy percentage of the acreage to harmonized...

Finding a Real Estate Professional You Can Trust

From Real Estate Game Changers by Faun G. Hauptman Whether you are a first-time home buyer, first-time home seller, buying or selling in a new state, or just know that you don’t have the time or skillset to manage your buying or selling process yourself, it is vital...

Different States Allow for Different Levels of Trust

One of the questions I frequently receive as a real estate broker, from both foreign and domestic buyers, is “how does this work in the U.S.?” What many Americans and foreign buyers fail to recognize is that the history of this country and the immense power held by each individual state, has created a system of real estate law and practice that varies drastically from one state to another.

What Is Trust, Anyway?

From Real Estate Game Changers by Faun G. Hauptman Trust, in the context of a real estate transaction, looks much like it does in any other context of importance.   A few of the markers of trust I’ve observed over my years in the business include mutual respect,...

Faun Hauptman: Top Castle Pines Sale

Faun Hauptman: Top Castle Pines Sale

The modern development of the Castle Pines area, consisting of Castle Pines Village and Castle Pines North, began with a vision from famed developer Jack Vickers. In the late 1960’s Mr. Vickers came upon the Castle Pines valley and dreamed of building a golf course in...

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IWC Boutique Exclusive Edition

The Boutique Exclusive Edition from IWC brings together three successful and stunningly beautiful models in red gold. The exquisite timepieces are available in strictly limited editions exclusively from IWC boutiques. The Boutique Exclusive Edition is the crowning...

BORLINO: Enduring Journeys

Stop to consider exactly what your briefcase or bag is to you and what it says about you as an individual. What is the message it sends? For men, your bag can telegraph power and individual style. It can position you as strong-minded and a forward thinker, or someone...

Jeff Bezos Buys Fifth Avenue Condo Spread for Around $80 Million

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has bought three adjacent apartments in 212 Fifth Avenue, which is located in downtown New York near Madison Square Park. Illustration: VisualHouse   The Amazon CEO is finalizing the purchase of three units at 212 Fifth Avenue...

Existing-home sales rebounded in May

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2019) – Existing-home sales rebounded in May, recording an increase in sales for the first time in two months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a growth in sales, with the Northeast...

What is a Typical Loan Origination Fee?

Let’s start by saying 1% might be “typical.” Then let’s add to it by saying 0% is also “typical.” The thing is, you can have three different lenders quote a rate and fees on the same day, and get three different rates and origination fees quoted. This is because the...

Why Didn’t Housing Prices Budge After the 2008 Crash?

The definition of a market “crash” is that prices will plummet. And they did. In my market, post-crash prices were at their lowest in most areas in 2010 and 2011, and they were 25–50% lower than they were in 2007. Since 2012 prices have now just about doubled. Housing...

Why Are My Property Taxes Higher Than My Neighbors?

The law determines the legal process for assessing property taxes and it varies widely from one state to another. It all depends on property tax statute in your state, and how property taxes are calculated under said statute. Some states calculate based on price paid...

What to Be Aware of When Buying an Old House

Asbestos flooring, drywall, insulation, etc. If disturbed, during remodeling for example, asbestos can be an extreme health hazard. Old plumbing/sewer lines and electrical wiring. These can leach lead into your drinking water, cause raw sewage to back up into your...

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7 Maintenance Skills all Homeowners Should Know

Once you make the leap into homeownership there are no landlords or building superintendents to rely on for help. While we wish homeownership came with an instruction manual, it’s likely you will have to learn through hands on experience. We can’t possibly know how to...

Undiscovered Travel Destinations

A sunny getaway can help lift spirts and reveal the history and wonder of a new space far away from home. Take a look at some of our favorite warm weather destinations and start planning your next trip. Canouan This tiny island located about 120 miles southwest of...

Existing-home sales rebounded in May

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2019) – Existing-home sales rebounded in May, recording an increase in sales for the first time in two months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a growth in sales, with the Northeast...

Architectural Concepts, Styles, and Movements

Colonial Dating from the 17th century, Colonial architecture is defined by symmetry, practicality, and a connection to local climate and readily available building materials. While we often think of the United States and Canada as British colonies, there were also...

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7 Maintenance Skills all Homeowners Should Know

Once you make the leap into homeownership there are no landlords or building superintendents to rely on for help. While we wish homeownership came with an instruction manual, it’s likely you will have to learn through hands on experience. We can’t possibly know how to...