Jamie Wiebe, realtor.com

Jamie Wiebe


Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Jamie:

How to Boost Your Credit Score: Advice for First-Time Home Buyers

Are you a first-time home buyer wondering how to improve your credit score? If you need a mortgage, a good FICO score is crucial—and something you control. → Read More

My Yard Was a Jungle—Here's How I Killed the Weeds and Created an Outdoor Paradise

Three years after we bought our fixer-upper, we finally managed to wrangle the disaster of a yard into something almost wonderful. Here's how we did it. → Read More

7 Home Loans for Teachers (and How to Apply for Them)

Across the U.S. we're suffering from a serious teacher shortage. Here are some money-saving options designed to help get home loans for teachers. → Read More

Don't Fall Short! 6 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle This Autumn

Before busting out the cinnamon spice and mulled wine, take on a few fall home maintenance tasks that will put you in good standing once temperatures dip. → Read More

7 Things Your Estate Planner Wants You to Know Before You Die

Very few people would call estate planning fun. But it doesn't have to be painful for your loved ones—as long as you prepare properly. → Read More

5 Times It Doesn't Pay to File a Homeowners Insurance Claim

Homeowners insurance isn't as simple as "Submit claim, get paid." To save money in the long run, think carefully about whether you want to file that claim. → Read More

Don't Sweat It! Your Simple Guide to Summer's 8 Most Important Home Maintenance Tasks

Before you go into full-on summer mode, bear with us: There are a few home maintenance tasks to tackle to keep your home in tiptop shape all season long. → Read More

9 Surprising Things Everybody (Yes—You, Too) Forgets When Renovating Outdoor Spaces

Renovating an outdoor space takes more than putting out a few patio chairs. Don't forget about these often overlooked elements of a backyard renovation. → Read More

Did You Make the Most Common Home-Buying Mistake? Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It

Fellow small-home buyers, don't despair: Making your adorable abode work long-term isn't an impossible task. Here's how to make your space function for you. → Read More

Trapped in a Home Decor Rut? Try These 6 Tricks to Shake Things Up

When there are so many design changes to make, it can be hard to know what to do first. Dig yourself out of your home decor rut with these tricks. → Read More

The Black-Thumbed Guide to a Beautiful Garden From the Pros Who Know

It's easy to go wild at the garden store. But making sure your purchases survive? That's a different story. Follow these expert tips to keep things growing. → Read More

7 Things You'll Want to Know Before Buying a Home With a Guesthouse

A guesthouse is the ultimate wish list item. But if you're not careful, purchasing a property with a guesthouse can be a legal and financial nightmare. → Read More

Spring Into Action Now! 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle This Season

Before you mix up that Moscow mule and take your perch on the porch, know this: With warmer, rainier weather comes a host of home maintenance problems. → Read More

The Year's 8 Biggest Bedroom Design Trends Will Have You Stripping Down

Although we're well into 2019, there's still time to turn your bedroom into a sanctuary. But we're going to level with you: It'll involve scaling back. → Read More

How Much Home Can You Afford? Your Monthly Mortgage Payment Made Easy

How much home can you afford? Knowing you want to buy a home is one thing; knowing what you can pay for is quite another. → Read More

5 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know

Congratulations! After years and years of renting, you feel ready to buy a home. Here's what every first-time home buyer needs to know. → Read More

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying and Selling at the Same Time

Buying and selling a home simultaneously is common, but stressful. But the most buying-and-selling mistakes are easily avoidable—or at least predictable. → Read More

8 Things Everyone Forgets When Renovating Their Bathroom

Before you go wild with new tile and the perfect pedestal sink, make sure you aren't forgetting these crucial components as you renovate your bathroom. → Read More

Finishing Your Basement? Avoid These 7 Common Blunders to Take Your Space to the Next Level

Finishing a basement can offer stellar ROI. But if you're going to sink that kind of money into a home renovation, you sure as heck want to do it right. → Read More

There Goes the Neighborhood: Watch Out for These 7 Red Flags When Buying a Home

A bad neighborhood isn't always obvious. Sometimes you need to do some digging to know if it's a community worth buying in. Here are some telltale signs. → Read More