There are 19 blog entries for October 2011.
Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 11:41am. 215 Views, 0 Comments.
What this report tells you: If you want to buy a home in Arvada for $150 to $200,000, you should be prepared to deal with foreclosures and short sales in higher numbers than last year, and even the year before.
The following information was obtained from Metrolist on October 30, 2011. This report includes only detached single family Arvada homes that sold between $150,000 and $200,000. 23 Arvada homes sold in October 2011 between $150,000 and $200,000. 69 median days on market. 10 were foreclosures, 4 were short sales, 9 were 'regular' sales. So 61% of Arvada homes were distressed sales.
Arvada homes that sold between $100,000 and $150,000 in October 2011 were found in the following neighborhoods:
Alta Vista * North Arvada Park…
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 2:18pm. 298 Views, 0 Comments.
The following information was obtained from Metrolist on October 30, 2011. This report includes only detached single family Arvada homes that sold between $100,000 and $150,000. Eight Arvada homes sold in October 2011 between $100,000 and $150,000. 35 median days on market. 4 were foreclosures, 1 was a short sale, 3 were 'regular' sales. So 63% were distressed sales.
2010 saw 13 Arvada homes sell during October between $100,000 and $150,000. 70 median days on market, you can see that's quite a change to this month's figure. 11 of the thirteen were foreclosures, 1 was a short sale, 1 was a 'regular' sale. That means 92% were distressed sales.
2009 saw 8 Arvada homes sell during October between $100,000 and $150,000. 83 median days on…
Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 5:04pm. 334 Views, 0 Comments.
One of the great things about buying a house between Denver and Boulder this time of year, is you can spend a lot of time dreaming about and plotting out your garden plans, without having to do any actual work. After all, you may have enough actual work to do right now on the house itself! But back to gardening ...
This post assumes there are no current garden beds already present, or at least nothing you want to save. If you do have gardens you may not know what will actually appear next spring and summer, unless the previous owner was kind enough to give you photos. In that case, build it into your planning that you will wait and see what comes up before you set out making major changes. Also, if there are established gardens, take the time…
Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 12:16pm. 425 Views, 0 Comments.
If this question was tossed out into a group of real estate agents, the discussion would be long and heated. But it would boil down to, some say 'yes' - the seller has a duty to disclose a 'bad' neighbor - and some say 'no' - the seller doesn't need to disclose a 'bad' neighbor because it's not a material fact about the house.
Personally, I think there would have to be some definition of 'bad'.
I've heard a neighbor complain about another neighbors' habit of hanging laundry out on a line that can be seen from the street; meanwhile the complaining neighbor has not watered their lawn for the 7 years they've owned the house ('lawn' is the wrong word at this point!).
Most neighbors can be deemed 'bad' at some point, and 'good' at other…
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 5:07pm. 305 Views, 0 Comments.
The government announced some of the details regarding changes to the HARP program and unfortunately they won’t offer Colorado home owners much help. The HARP program was created a few years ago to help home owners refinance their mortgage and avoid foreclosure. However, the HARP program has many limitations, including the limiting the help to Colorado home owners with mortgages owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Loans with mortgage insurance (lender or borrower paid) are unable to qualify for the HARP mortgage refinance, unless their mortgage servicer provides HARP mortgage loans, regardless if it’s owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
Even though the government has opened some of the guidelines, it remains only available to Colorado home owners…
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 3:03pm. 252 Views, 0 Comments.
So you are walking through ANOTHER house you hope to call your own – in search of “The One”, “The Only”, true home of your dreams. What do you find? AN UPGRADE! Now you may not think it’s an upgrade at first, sometimes those upgrades can be hard to pinpoint. BUT, don’t be fooled! It definitely is. There are many changes homeowners make to their properties that may seem like a downgrade, but they cost money. Spending money is upgrading, BUT does it add value to the home? Sometimes the beauty and the value is in the eyes of the beholder.
If you have ever been out house hunting with me before, you will know that I LOVE to discover upgrades. And I am not shy about pointing them out for you. I will swoon when I discover an…
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 11:18am. 389 Views, 0 Comments.
Come meet us The 5280 Group of RE/Max Momentum this weekend at the Adams County Home Show at the Adams County Fairgrounds located at 9755 Henderson Rd. in Henderson, Colorado.
October 29, 2011 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
October 30, 2011 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
We will be hosting a seminar on HUD homes at 3pm on Saturday October 29th. There will also be other great seminars for First Time Home Buyers and more.
Come enjoy the food, entertainment, learn about new products on the market, and enter for your chance to win great door prizes!
Attn: Kids! There will even be a Trick-or-Treat Street. You can Trick-or-Treat at each of the booths and get lots of goodies!
The 5280 Group
of RE/MAX Momentum
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 10:40am. 427 Views, 0 Comments.
Robyn O'Bryan Real Estate Expert Market Reports Westminster, CO Neighborhoods
Every Month I will update you on the real estate market for my local expert neighborhoods. These neighborhoods include: Cotton Creek, Northpark, Stratford Lake, Wandering View and The Windings. These reports are beneficial if you are looking to buy or currently thinking about selling in one of these neighborhoods. These reports will help you determine how many listings are in each neighborhood, average price of homes, and may other market factors for these neighborhoods in Westminster, CO.
As well it can help home owners that are thinking about selling. Now you know the competetion of other homes for sale in these Westminster, CO neighborhoods. This way you will be…
Friday, October 21st, 2011 at 12:24pm. 595 Views, 0 Comments.
What are you doing this Saturday from 1-4pm? If you didn't say attending the Pumpkin Fest & can food drive in at Vista Ridge Community Center than that is the wrong answer. This is the 3rd annual Community event at the Vista Ridge neighborhood. This year it will be held at the Vista Ridge Community Center 2750 Vista Parkway Erie, CO 80516 (See Map Below).
There are going to some great activities for the kids. FREE pumpkins will be handed out to the Kids where they can decorate them at the Goddard School booth, a jumping castle, face painting, and prizes for the adult. The new Papa John's in the Vista Ridge shopping Center will providing free pizza and Chick-Fil-A is providing dessert. So if you are looking at homes tomorrow in Vista…
THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens to be finished by Paul Kobey of Kobey Development Cherry Creek North
Friday, October 21st, 2011 at 9:39am. 480 Views, 0 Comments.
It is official. I’m proud to announce that the highly respected and incredibly talented custom builder, Paul Kobey of Kobey Development will finish the custom interiors and construction of THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens in Cherry Creek North. Paul Kobey of Kobey Development is one of the most respected custom luxury home builders in the Denver metro area.
THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens are 6 boutique-style luxury condos in located at 5th and Josephine in Cherry Creek North. These residences will be the most BRILLIANT buy in the Cherry Creek North new construction real estate market, boasting high end luxury finishes – standard. Contact me today for your private tour of the THE FLATS before they hit the mls! Rachel…