Welcome to the exciting world of home buying! Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner looking for a change, navigating the current real estate market can be both exhilarating and challenging. But fear not! As seasoned real estate agents with years of experience in the industry, we are here to share 10 invaluable tips that will pave the way for a successful and stress-free home buying journey.


1. Define Your Priorities:

Start by listing your must-haves and nice-to-haves. Determine the number of bedrooms, location, amenities, and any special features that align with your lifestyle and future plans. This will serve as your compass throughout the process.

2. Set a Budget:

Know your financial limits before you fall in love with a property. Consult a mortgage expert to get pre-approved for a loan. This step not only streamlines your search but also positions you as a serious buyer in the eyes of sellers.

3. Research the Neighborhood:

Investigate the neighborhoods you’re interested in. Research school districts, crime rates, access to amenities, transportation, and future development plans. A dream home in the wrong neighborhood might not be the dream after all.

4. Enlist a Professional Agent:

Having a skilled real estate agent by your side is a game-changer. Their experience and local knowledge will help you navigate the market, negotiate effectively, and avoid common pitfalls.

5. Attend Open Houses and Showings:

Visit properties in person to truly gauge their feel and potential. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the property, neighborhood, and any concerns you might have.

6. Inspect, Inspect, Inspect:

Once you’ve found “the one,” get a comprehensive home inspection. This uncovers any hidden issues, giving you the upper hand in negotiations and ensuring you’re making an informed decision.

7. Understand the Offer and Negotiation:

As your real estate agent, we will guide you through making a solid offer. Be prepared for a back-and-forth negotiation. Remember, it’s not just about the price – terms and contingencies matter too.

8. Don’t Skip Due Diligence:

During the escrow period, conduct thorough due diligence. This includes finalizing your mortgage, reviewing documents, and ensuring the property title is clear.

9. Prepare for Closing Costs:

Beyond the down payment, there are closing costs to consider, such as appraisal fees, title insurance, and property taxes. Budget for these expenses in advance.

10. The Final Walk-Through:

Before sealing the deal, do a final walk-through. Ensure the property is in the agreed-upon condition and any repairs have been addressed as per your agreement.

Congratulations, you’re now equipped with 10 essential tips to make your home buying journey a success. Remember, patience is key. With the right mindset, a clear plan, and a trusted real estate professional, you’ll be unlocking the door to your new home before you know it. Happy house hunting!

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Having 10 years of management experience, Chelsea has a unique approach for the Mile High Living team. As the Sales Assistant for Mile High Living, Chelsea is able to incorporate her passion for people and her love of helping others in the real estate industry. Chelsea understands that purchasing a home is a big deal, and she strives to ensure that each client of Mile High Living is taken care of. Being the face of the Mile High Living sales office in the Fox Hill community, Chelsea ensures that each client is given as much information regarding their new home purchase and custom home build process


Experience country estate living at Fox Hill, Douglas County’s newest and premier residential development nestled in the countryside of Franktown, Colorado. Franktown, located immediately south of Parker, provides seclusion, serenity and tranquility while maintaining easy access to the Denver Tech Center, Parker, Elizabeth or Castle Rock. The city of Denver, Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs are also within easy access given the convenient location of Fox Hill. The Fox Hill community is situated on historic farmland showcasing a 1912 Charleston style farmhouse, barns and silos, spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains while surrounded by 129 acres of beautiful and pristine open space. This community affords the flexibility for buyers to use the builder or their choice or select from a list of semi-custom or custom preferred and highly qualified builders. Offering 92 home sites on 1.5 to 4.4 acres, Fox Hill will offer a Colorado living experience like no other. Please contact the Mile High Living team for an opportunity to view this spectacular and one of a kind community or for additional information at [email protected] or (303) 906-7646.


Welcome to Inspiration Point, Douglas County’s newest residential development located in Parker, Colorado. Located off Inspiration Drive and featuring rolling hills with majestic pines and views of the Rocky Mountains, Inspiration Point offers a rustic yet refined living experience with convenience to major highways, Denver International Airport, the Denver Tech Center and numerous retail shopping centers. This unique residential opportunity features ten 2.5 acre lots and the ability for buyers to select the builder of their choice. Additionally, for buyer’s convenience, the Mile High Living team as compiled a list of Colorado semi-custom and custom builders that would be a fantastic fit for this community. Please click the link below to view detailed community information or contact the Mile High Living team for additional details on Inspiration Point at [email protected] or (303) 906-7646. www.inspirationpointparker.com



With 5 years of marketing experience and event planning, Alix adds a unique perspective to the Mile High Living Realty team. Coming from an event planning background, Alix has an ability to keep the team organized and helps to plan any home events for the team. As the Sales and Marketing Coordinator, she has an enthusiastic commitment to the work that we do in the Real Estate industry. When potential buyers come to our sales office in the Fox Hill Community in Franktown, CO, Alix helps them understand the available homes and provides a great vision through the descriptions she provides.



Doug McLaughlin, co-founder of Mile High Living, has dedicated over 20 years of his life to the real estate industry. Doug’s professionalism in buying and selling Denver metro area real estate is undeniable. Doug has perfected his craft of providing exceptional service and expertise to his clients. Doug takes immense pride in being their real estate advisor, whether his client is a first-time home buyer or selling a luxury property. Aside from being a highly proficient Buyer’s and Listing Agent, Doug is an expert on short sales and foreclosures, with extensive expertise in suburban properties, luxury homes, and property management. Doug also extends his services and Denver metro knowledge beyond the homebuying and selling process, ultimately helping clients experience the best of the Colorado lifestyle. Doug is a Certified Distressed Property Expert, Negotiation Expert, EcoBroker, and a member ofthe RE/MAX Platinum Club.



A native to Colorado, Paige has a rare insight to the ever-changing Denver real estate climate. An award-winning broker, Paige specializes in residential developments, custom home design and construction, managing builder programs, and strategic marketing efforts. Paige provides a unique outlook to the clients of Mile High Living, to buyers, sellers, developers, and builders alike. Along with her extensive knowledge in acreage property and luxury custom home construction, Paige is the exclusive listing agent for Colorado’s first professionally managed farm-to-table custom home community, Fox Hill. As one of the co-founders of Mile High Living, she also brings with her 10 years of experience and knowledge of the financial services industry and an expertise in creative marketing, competitive intelligence, and a proven and successful edge to marketing and selling homes and developments. Paige strives to deliver exceptional results through active communication, attention to detail, and a personalized approach to buying and selling homes.