Buyer Tips

Nov. 23, 2022

Does the HOA include Snow Shoveling?



We see the HOA takes care of grounds maintenance.   Does that mean they will have the snow shoveled in the winter?



When an HOA says they will take care of grounds maintenance, this means they maintain the entry or common areas within the community.   ...

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Nov. 22, 2022

How Did Luxury Homes Sell in Denver for October 2022

A Luxury Home can be identified differently in cities across the country, but in Denver, my Luxury blog posts will report on detached single-family homes listed in the Denver metro area for over $1.3 million.  (Over the years I have used $1 million as luxury, but with our ...

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Nov. 10, 2022

Talking about the HOA Fees - Why do they Differ?

There are HOA fees on condos, townhomes, paired homes, and newer communities of single family homes.   Each HOA charges a different fee, and includes different amenities.  


When looking at condos - most HOA fees include the exterior structure and roof, trash, insurance on the building, snow removal and ...

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Oct. 19, 2022

What you Need to Know when Relocating to Denver


Buyers contemplating a move into the Denver metro area there are a few things buyers need to know about the Denver real estate market.   The market was a bit frenzied for a while, but with the interest rate increases, it has stabilized.  Here are some tips to ...

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Sept. 12, 2022

When Buying New Construction - Should I use Their Lender?


Typically builders have a preferred lender, and if a Buyer uses this lender, you may have some of your closing costs paid.    The most recent contract with a builder was giving $7500 towards closing costs.


Be sure to ask what their current interest rate is, and ...

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Aug. 29, 2022

Denver Area Market News - Average Price $700,764

The stats are out for the month of July, and it is good news for buyers!      The inventory climbed 31.7% from June.  Most weekends we saw 7,000 or a bit more listings.  Inventory has been climbing since March.   Days on market have increased ...

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Aug. 13, 2022

What are Buyers Looking For in a Neighborhood?


When buyers start their search, oftentimes they have a neighborhood or at least a zip code in mind.   I have had Buyers look specifically in one neighborhood, but once they venture out a bit, they find the perfect home.   Some items Buyers consider  - 




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July 21, 2022

Relocating To Denver as a First-Time Buyer

Have you thought about relocating to the Denver metro area, and you are a first-time buyer?

HOW EXCITING!    Many want to live in the Denver area for all of what is offered here.   We can have really nice weather in mid-winter, and snow in May.  You just ...

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July 6, 2022

What will it Cost to Maintain This Home?


We just closed on our first home and wondering how much we should put aside each year for home maintenance or upgrades each year?

So glad you are thinking ahead, as you do need to keep up home maintenance to keep your home in good condition.    This can ...

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June 30, 2022

When MLS Says AS IS - What Does that Mean?

Over the last couple of years, Denver has seen a frenzied market, with Sellers definitely "driving the bus".    The prices have skyrocketed, and buyers are still trying to secure their Dream Home.


Many of my buyers ask when it says AS-IS in the MLS, what does that ...

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