Buyer Tips

Feb. 20, 2020

Inspections Buyers should do in Colorado

 

The buyer asks - We are coming from Wisconsin, 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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Jan. 19, 2020

How do you Remove Popcorn Ceilings?

 

We see these type ceilings all the time in homes 1990 and older.    Here is the description of these ceilings -

A popcorn ceiling (slang), also known as a textured ceiling, cottage cheese ceiling, stipple ceiling, a stucco ceiling or formally an acoustic ceiling, is a ceiling with a ...

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Jan. 8, 2020

Is it a Good Time to Buy a Home in Denver?

 

Today's real estate environment is different than we saw a few years ago.  From 2011 to June of 2018 sellers were in "hog heaven".    Put a sign in the yard, buyers will ACTUALLY line up to see your home.  Inventories were so low, it was ...

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July 19, 2019

Are you Sitting on the Fence about a Home Purchase?

 

As in yesterday's post, renters should take a hard look at purchasing a property, whether it is a condo, townhome or a single family home.   MOST LIKELY, the mortgage payment will be less than the rent you are currently paying!

 

My lending partner did a chart ...

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July 18, 2019

Did you Know? Buying versus Renting

 

The past several years have been tough for Buyers, and you had to have really thick skin to be in the market, and you still may have been bid out.     The market has shifted, and it is no longer that frenzied market we experienced for so long.   ...

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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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