Buyer Tips

Nov. 6, 2018

Buying a Home in the Denver Metro Area

Whether you are a first time buyer, move-up buyer, or a buyer coming into the metro area, you need representation from a broker that has experience and knowledge of the area.    The rules do differ from state to state, and you need a Broker that is on top of ...

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Dec. 10, 2017

What about Tiny Houses?

 

There is a rate on Tiny Houses right now with HGTV running their show, and in Denver, we just had the Tiny House Festival in Northfield (Denver) this past week.

 

A few things you need to know about these Tiny Houses!    There are built in about 45 ...

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Dec. 4, 2017

Loan Limit Changes for 2018

 

The loan limits for 2018 have been released, and as expected, did increase substantially.   This allows buyers to get a Conventional loan without bumping up into the Jumbo rates.     Here are the limits for each County -

 

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June 15, 2017

Denver Real Estate Market Update - May 2017

 


 

The Denver real estate market has been going gangbusters with the Spring buying season in full swing!   Inventory has increased in the last few of weeks, and surpassing last years active listings a year ago.   The following data is courtesy of   Joan ...

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Feb. 1, 2017

Relocating to Denver Colorado

 

Relocating to DenverYou have an opportunity to relocate to Denver, what happens now?    Make a reservation, and come to Denver to visit and see the "lay of the land".     Here are some things I always have a conversation with my relocation families to determine how to proceed.

 

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Jan. 31, 2017

What to Expect with the Appraisal

 

Home appraisal inspectionIn the last year or so, the lender orders the appraisal once the Buyer has signed the "intent to proceed" with the loan, as the appraisal has taken much longer than in past years.    Since 2008, the "Appraisal Management Company" aka AMC is given the appraisal order, then ...

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Oct. 12, 2016

Talking about the Laundry

 

Location of the laundry room is usually important to a buyer.    There is so much to consider when you think of the laundry room.   Location, a separate room or a closet, side by side or stacked?

 

Location of the Laundry room

Many of the new homes have the laundry area ...

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Sept. 22, 2016

Inspection Issues and Resolving Them

 

 

Once you find the home of your dreams, the next step would be to perform an inspection on the home.    This is where you find the items needing repairs or replacement, and can be a tad stressful.  

 

Home Inspection

If you are a buyer that ...

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Sept. 3, 2016

How Far Ahead should a Buyer get Approved for a Loan?

 

 

It is an exciting time --- you have made the decision to buy a home.   But, your lease is not up for another 3 months,when do you start this process?    Pre-approvals are good for three months, so if you are starting 3+ months from the ...

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Aug. 20, 2016

What is Included in the Sale of This Home?

 

What is included in a sale?    This is a question every time a Buyer walks a home, especially if it is one they love.    What about the appliances in the kitchen, do they stay?    How about the washer and dryer?

 

At the time a listing ...

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