Sunday, March 20th, 2011 at 1:56am. 310 Views, 0 Comments.
After showing 11 homes in the country I couldn’t wait to get back to the city and pavement. The buyer wanted to see “everything” the first trip out. I had no idea that each home was about 10 miles from each other down washboard roads.
After 7, yes, 7 hours of showing homes in an area totally unfamiliar to me and barely familiar to my GPS (that got it wrong 2 times)my car was exhausted and I was running against time.
I was very late to most showing appointments and had to keep calling to change the showing times.
The question is do you drive very slow or very fast down a washboard road?
I chose slow and even at that my back seat was vibrating and all I could…
Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at 8:13pm. 222 Views, 0 Comments.
Factors to Consider Before Investing In Rural Areas Outside of Denver
In most cases, Denver acreage property is normally located in the outskirts of cities and towns. This means that there are certain factors that should be taken into consideration if you are thinking about purchasing property of an acre or more.
In cities, amenities like water, electricity and sewer services are provided by the local authorities. This is not the case for those living outside the city. Instead, septic tanks are used for sewerage, and water is provided through wells. The owner is responsible for their maintenance, and social amenities may be few and far between.
It is important to carry out a thorough inspection of the property to determine if the well or septic system
Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at 2:55pm. 189 Views, 0 Comments.
There are still a handful of unscrupulous individuals operating in the mortgage industry that are not licensed in Colorado or by the NMLS. All loan officers and mortgage brokers in Colorado have to be registered with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) and most have to be licensed through the NMLS and the State of Colorado (unless they work for a federally chartered bank).
You can check if your mortgage loan officer is licensed through the NMLS and the State of Colorado mortgage license search.
If your loan officer or mortgage broker is not licensed by both entities you may want ask questions or look for a new mortgage lender in Colorado. Mortgage brokers that are from out of state are usually not licensed in Colorado, make sure…
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 11:36pm. 314 Views, 0 Comments.
When you first walk into model homes in Denver it is easy to fall in love with the home. Everything has been professionally decorated so that you see the home’s true potential and fall into the trap. You may decide to purchase a developer’s home based on a model that has upscale furniture and designs that you could never afford. Furthermore, after looking at some of the empty houses, you may decide to purchase the model itself. In many cases this is not a wise decision to make.
A model home is described as a deluxe home in a development. A deluxe home is first built by a developer to entice potential buyers to invest in other similar homes that are yet to be built. A deluxe home is supposed to…
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 10:15am. 217 Views, 0 Comments.
This HOT 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom West Highlands Condo is the perfect location for your metropolitan lifestyle, while so quiet and relaxing, you don’t even realize you’re living in the city. It is a vintage 50′s building that has had all the upgrades you need! You won’t need to lift a finger, as it comes with all appliances, a new furnace, new sewer line in 2007, deeded, private garage, and security system. Mrs. Clean lives here, and pride of ownership shows throughout! If you long to live in the heart of Highlands, but don’t want to break the bank, this is the perfect place for you to call home. Call today for your personal showing & further details – 303.534.5000.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 9:40am. 211 Views, 0 Comments.
That line, made famous by Shakespear, is a great quote. Look around the room you are in right now and ask yourself how you would feel about any item had it another name? Have you thought about the name of the street on which you live? Did the name, the commonality or the ease at which you can spell it have any affect on your decision to buy it?
Can we all agree that names are sometimes fascinating? I mean, who comes up with some of them? While showing homes to a client today we drove down Motsenbocher Way when two interesting topics arose: 1) How much is a homes saleability affected by the name of the street on which it sits? 2) What’s a Motsenbocher?
While we surmised that Motsenbocher was most likely someone’s name…
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 2:28am. 80 Views, 0 Comments.
First Time Denver Home Buyers
For a first time Denver home buyer, buying a home brings out emotions of fear and excitement. Buying is a long-term expensive venture. You need to be well prepared in order to make a wise investment decision and arm yourself with important knowledge on Real Estate pricing, bank regulations and mortgage requirements in order to make a wise investment choice.
Here are some tips that can help you along.
Don’t settle for less
Price is not the only factor to consider when it comes to a purchasing a…
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 12:31am. 62 Views, 0 Comments.
And my story begins...A huge group of my friends and I were doing our usual Tuesday night of dancing at the Holiday Inn. One of the friends told me there were people here from Washington D. C. They are in Real Estate and their bus is parked out back and the driver is asleep. What bus?? I was then introduced to the N.A.R. group that is here for the Home Ownership 3 city tour. Denver is stop number 2.
What a fun group of folks to get to know.
Go to the Town Meeting and you will get to have a question and answer session with Ron Phipps the current N.A.R. president. They also will have a consumer event at the Denver Home Show at the National Western Complex on March 19th.
Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 11:42pm. 147 Views, 0 Comments.
Common Pitfalls when Selling Denver Real Estate
No matter what the Denver Real Estate market is in your neighborhood, you can get your house sold to the right buyer. To do this, all you need to do is avoid the common selling mistakes that can effect how much you get from the sale, and make selling your property a nightmare.
The outside of the Property
It is a common mistake when selling Denver Real Estate to focus on the inside of the property and forget the outside. To make a good first impression, it is important to ensure that the outside is also well done and appealing. When potential buyers drive in to view the property, the outside of the property will be their first impression.
An unkempt garden with overgrown trees and shrubs will hide…
Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 12:20pm. 207 Views, 0 Comments.
After a long day of looking for a house with your Real Estate professional in Denver you begin to give up hope of finding something you like. You walk into the last home on your list and your heart skips a beat. This house is just perfect for you.
Your quickly make an offer and finalize the transaction. You cannot imagine missing this one in a million opportunity. You plan your move quickly and you finally settle into your new life in your brand new lovely home.
Only then does the nightmare begin. The leaking roof, cracked doors and windows and a damaged foundation are just but a few of the problems that begin to turn up. Many of these things need to be fixed, if not entirely replaced,…