Buyer Tips

June 4, 2019

Which day is BEST to look at homes for sale?

 

If you are looking for a home, I would first ask - what is your motivation?    If you desperately want a home, then you want to see those homes on the very first day on the market.   No matter which day it comes on.   If that Seller ...

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May 17, 2019

What does it mean - Non-Buildable Lot?

 

Many Buyers are looking for land lately, and have had lots of calls for either a home on acreage, or maybe a good lot, and the Buyers can build "down the road".

 

On occasion you will see lots available, but says it is non-buildable at this time, and ...

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March 2, 2019

Structural Issues in a Home

 

When I first got into this business, not knowing anything about structural issues - except they could cost an arm and a leg to fix, I always was wary with my Buyers if a home had obvious structural issues.   After-all, it is those unknowns that could make the difference ...

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Feb. 1, 2019

What Inspections should we Perform on our Home?

 

Buyer asks - We got a home under contract, and wondering what type of inspections we need to do in Colorado.  

 


 

This is a GREAT question, of which many buyers ask!    In Colorado, there are NO required inspections needed, in fact there is no requirement to ...

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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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