Buyer Tips

March 6, 2023

What Rules do we Have to Live With in a Covenant Community?


Rules & RegulationsWhen buying a property located within a Homeowners Association, there are rules you have to adhere to.  Most homeowners associations for a detached housing community are similar.

  • fencing has to be the same height & material throughout the community     (if the fencing is only 4' - no privacy fences ...
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Feb. 23, 2023

Denver Sales are Down over Last Year, Home Values Increasing Slowly

The stats are out for the month of January, and the numbers reflect the seasonal slowdown this time of year, along with interest rates bouncing around.   The inventory declined 13% from last month, but increased 80% over last year.  The inventory has not moved much since the beginning ...

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Feb. 16, 2023

Is this Market Leaving you with Cold Feet?

The interest rates are bouncing around a bit and are higher than they were last year.    Is this stopping you from a purchase?     A couple of my buyers recently did a buy-down through the lender, with Seller concessions, and got a lower interest rate, and a lower house ...

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Feb. 15, 2023

What does the 2023 Real Estate Market Look Like?

In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation. And while some market sectors have been slow to respond, the housing market has reacted accordingly.   In Denver, we saw a shift almost immediately.

Both demand and ...

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Jan. 16, 2023

Is Denver's Market Slow in 2023?

Every time we turn around, there is someone professing the market is SLOW, and homes aren't selling in Denver.   That is true when the home is priced too high, needs repairs or the location is less than desirable.    We were slowing in December, but right after the ...

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Dec. 10, 2022

Homes for Sale in Gated Communities around Denver

There is something about a community that shouts LUXURY, when you have to obtain a gate code to get into a neighborhood.   They are not all multi-million dollar communities, there are some that are quite reasonable. 

When you buy into a gated community, it does give you a ...

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Dec. 6, 2022

What Should you Look for in a Neighborhood?

You are moving into a new City, and wondering where to live......  What specifics should you be looking for?   That differs with each buyer!

Think about what you want nearby -

  • Grocery Store
  • Kids' School
  • A Park to walk the pup or the kids to play
  • Walking distance ...
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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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