Joetta's Real Estate NewsletterPosted by Joetta Fort on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 2:34pm.
Joetta’s Neighborhood Newsletter
To All My Friends & Neighbors –
Did you get out to Arvada’s Kite Festival or the Colorado Tartan Festival? Both very fun events that are held on the same day. I made it to both last year but only the kite festival this year. It has become a huge event. My family walked from our house because parking was so bad last year. This year they had shuttles, but I was glad we walked.
Arvada’s kite festival is such a success, I’m betting it won’t be much longer before other communities start copying it!
It’s turning into an interesting real estate year already. Lots of what we’ve come to think of as ‘the way it is’, isn’t any more! If you’ve thought of selling your home, even if you got a market analysis but it’s been a couple of years, you should definitely get yourself some updated information.
I can do a ‘quickie’ market analysis for you, which would provide a broad price range, and printouts of the comparable homes with pictures, so you can kind of figure where within that range your house would fall. Or, I can do a full-blown market analysis, which involves viewing your home, and I could also view the competing homes that are for sale.
If you list with me, I would also give you a thorough consultation on what you can do to increase the value and/or salability of your home, often at little or no cost. So, shoot me an email or give me a call if you’re even toying with the idea of selling this year.
If you’re thinking of buying a house but are feeling frustrated because you keep hearing how hard it is to get a loan, please make sure to speak with a lender of good reputation before you give up. Even if it’s not the right time for you to buy, a good lender can give you an idea how to position yourself to buy at the earliest time possible.
Looking for Some Good People
Like most real estate agents, I have an extensive list of folks who’ve done a good job for me, or for people I know. I’ve got most everything covered except for two specifics – house cleaners, and concrete contractors. Oh, and a roofer – the one I used to refer has fallen from grace.
If you have a contact for a good roofer, house cleaner or concrete contractor, would you mind sharing? Please email or call me. Thanks!
An Internet Site for Those Who Love Gardening
I recently discovered an internet site some of you might like called, A Garden for the House (www.agardenforthehouse.com), and requested their newsletters via email. They have a lot of interesting articles, this last email had a link to a 94-year old woman showing how she used dandelions for food back in the depression. Watch the video to know we have nothing to complain about these days, compared to those!
The newsletter also has articles on monthly gardening chores, and recipes.
BTW – if you asked for an invitation to Pinterest last month and didn’t get it, I sent them but some people never got their invitation. I’m not sure what went wrong. But I found out that you can go to the site, www.Pinterest.com, and click on the button that says, “Request an Invitation”.
Arvada’s Neighborhood Streets:
One of my readers told me a few months ago that our neighborhood, Pomona Lakes, is scheduled for street resurfacing this year. I was happy to hear that, because it looks like a ‘crazy quilt’ out there, which is not a good impression when trying to sell a house. The City patched and sealed our streets last year, it doesn’t look very nice but at least there aren’t any potholes (that I know of).
But before I announced this good news in my newsletter, I wanted to verify it. I spoke today with Christopher of the Streets Division at the City of Arvada.
Usually, the year after the City does the patching repairs, they want to put down a new surface coat the following year, which gives the streets a uniform color and nicer look. However, due to the fact that some of Arvada’s arterial streets were in such bad shape, the work on neighborhood streets has been put off for a year, maybe two.
I was disappointed to hear we weren’t going to get our pretty ‘top coat’, but it’s totally understandable that the City would take care of the streets that carry the most traffic first.
If you have a question that someone at the City offices can answer, and you don’t want to call them yourself, tell me and I’ll do it for you. They are always so nice down there, I don’t mind at all.
Some of my blog posts for the past month
If you get this newsletter by email, click on the title and the article will open up. Otherwise, I’d be glad to print and mail any you want to read.)
See all my listings – in fact, every home listed via MLS IDX - at www.DreamHouseHunting.com
If you’d like daily updates of homes on the market, or monthly updates of sales in your neighborhood, let me know.
Have input for, or a response to, this newsletter? I’d love to hear from you!
Joetta Fort ~ The DiGiorgio Group ~ 720-353-8031 ~ Joetta.email@example.com
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