Denver has so many distinct areas to choose from. Whether it is a suburban lifestyle you might be looking for or more of a urban feel with a historical feel, I can help you determine what you feel would be conducive to your family.
I am also from Illinois (Naperville) and moved here in 1996. Denver is truly an amazing place. A great city to raise a family. If you would like to discuss a little more in detail, you can send me a direct email or give me a call. You can also look on my website at some of the areas South of Denver.
Good luck in your search.
Without reviewing your home, it's marketing and your market it could be many things. Start by discussing this with your agent. Review other homes that are in your market segment that have recently gone under contract and ask yourself, why them and not me? If nothing has, it could be your market.
I did a blog series called 4 Keys to Selling Quickly and for Top Dollar reviews my basic approach when starting from scratch or taking over a listing. Is it the Best Looking, Best Marketed, Easiest to See and Priced Appropriately? If not, fix the missing issue and wait for the result.
I've attached the first in the series below for you to consider.... more
Two years ago I bet I did 150 or more BPOs in that year. At an average of $60 and 2 hours to go see and send in the paperwork I found it ok if I had nothing else to do. 2009 was a slow year so I did it. It was good practice for doing comps and price values, but with the few comps then it was extra hard. I am no longer doing them so I guess that answers your question.... more
You can absolutely own just one side, and most duplexes have already been split that way. There are many "half-duplexes" for sale, and owners of both sides often split them legally and sell each side separately. Hope that helps!... more
This is directly from my underwriting guidelines:
PROPERTY SETTLEMENT "BUY-OUT."
When a borrower's interest in a property is "bought-out" by another co-owner of the property (as often happens in a divorce settlement), but the lender does not release the borrower from liability under the mortgage, the borrower has a contingent liability. We will not require that this contingent liability be considered as part of the borrower's recurring monthly debt obligations, as long as documentation can be obtained to confirm the transfer of title to the property.
Sr. Mortgage Banker
NMLS ID #224036
3420 Toringdon Way #210
Charlotte NC 28277... more
If you are the Seller, average closing costs will be 1% plus commissions or legal expenses. If you are the buyer, average closing costs start around $1300 on a $200,000 purchase + pre-paids (tax, HOA escrows). Closing costs on the buyer side can go as high as 2.5% of the purchase price. There are no commission expenses (99% of the time) on the buyer side.... more
A Guest-Ready Holiday Home Like it or not, the holidays are upon us. Which, for a lot of us, means tons of traffic in and out of the house and accommodating a lot of different needs and personalities.
Our team is proud to showcase our newest listing in the Gateway Village homes / Montbello homes area in Denver. This is a great multi-level home with three bedrooms, 2 baths and nearly 1,400 finished
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