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Blaine Brown…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Blaine Brownlow answered:
Great home for sale near three military bases. Motivated Seller. How do I get more people to show up to my open house on Sunday, 6/10/12?
List with a Realtor if you have not. for the most part, Realtors have the buyers.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Selling in Colorado Springs
Wanda Jo Plo…, Real Estate Pro in Fountain, CO
Wanda Jo Plott answered:
How can I find a place to live that will be handicap accessible. I can use a cane but need something on the first floor.
Hi Michell,
Are you looking to purchase or rent? I suggest talking to an experienced agent who can research the possibilities. If interested please give me a call.
Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 1, 2012 Moving in Colorado Springs
Sara Reuter, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Sara Reuter answered:
I own a 1900 sf house near union/ palmer park, 2 car , 4 bed, 2 bath, large fenced in back yard, 300 sf deck. What is a good rental price?
My thoughts without seeing the house is that you would be looking at $1150-$1300/month.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Colorado Springs
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
Question! I want to put my home up for sale by owner, Do I have to have it appraised first or just ask what I want for it?
Hi Bhad,

If you don't have someone (i.e. Realtor) to do a Comparative Market Analysis to calculate current market value (based on comps SOLD within the last 3 months), you might want ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 14, 2013 Home Selling in 80916
Kathleen Lor…, Real Estate Pro in Brainerd, MN
Kathleen Lordbock answered:
How much should we bid on a HUD home?
Will it pass for your type of financing or are you paying cash? With a cash offer, it will really depend on how badly you want the home. Many HUD homes in our area go for more than the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 Home Buying in 80907
Darren W. Br…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Darren W. Bryce answered:
I just need to know how I go about finding a real estate agent to help me with a rental and what the cost would be if anything to get help?
HI: no charge to you to get a list of rentals that are currently listed through the MLS. I'd be happy to send you a list right away. www.dbcolorado.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 24, 2012 Rental Basics in Colorado Springs
Kevin Olson…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Kevin Olson & Jessica Laude answered:
Are there any communities being built in Coloorado Springs that don't have ridiculous HOA restrictions?
Lorson Ranch is probably your best bet if you're looking for a newly built home without the HOA problems. It's further south, but can be very worth it.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 11, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Skeeter Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Skeeter Wilson answered:
I would like to find a buyer's agent who will rebate 50% of his commision.
I personally don't know of anyone who would do that. I know I don't
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Mary Fontana, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Mary Fontana answered:
Is 5,000-15,000 dollars excessive for a non-refundable builders deposit?
I have had track home builders ask for large nonrefundable deposits when buyers have chosen unique colors or have requested "special" changes to the home. The custom home builder is jus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 17, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Cory Fitzsim…, Real Estate Pro in 80033
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
im in afghanistan. will be back mid-may. i plan on using VA loan. would like to get paperwork started, and see what im approved for?
Talk to a loan officer you are comfortable with in Colorado Springs and that will get the process started. Then you will have a idea of what you can buy. Good luck and much respect.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Dewey Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Colorado
Dewey Lewis answered:
What areas in Colorado Springs are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
All areas are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years. I assume the real question is "Which areas will appreciate most in the next 5 years? Real Estate is a supply and demand busines ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Taura Ann To…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Taura Ann Torri E-pro Sfr answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
What makes a great buyer's agent?

Sit down with your agent and ask questions, a good buyers agent is there to help educate you in the home buying process not act as though they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 25, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Ann Kidd, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Ann Kidd answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Biggest tip is the ability to comply with the lease restrictions. If there is a no pet policy, be willing to go without your critter or it could cost you alot of money and possibly you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Colorado Springs
Wanda Jo Plo…, Real Estate Pro in Fountain, CO
Wanda Jo Plott answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
If you're looking to purchase a Short Sale I recommend working with a qualified Real Estate Broker with Short Sale Designations and experience. A Short Sale can take 60 - 180 days ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 14, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Coleen Allen, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Coleen Allen answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
Get Pre-Approved with a good lender
Be Realistic
Remember Paint and flooring can be changed
Drive by the homes prior to scheduling a showing to eliminate areas you aren't fond o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 8, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Sean M. Doug…, Real Estate Pro in 80521
Sean M. Dougherty answered:
Colorado Springs. sell, rent, rent to own, or short sale/foreclose or any other ideas?
First off, you should consult with a Realtor as soon as you are able - it's possible that your home is not worth what you think it is. Have a professional give you his/her opeinio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 30, 2014 Home Selling in 80925
Lillian Live…, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Lillian Lively answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
You can ask for closing costs and prepaid items (seller concessions) from the seller. There will be some items that are not allowed and your lender should be able to explain which of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Coleen Allen, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Coleen Allen answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
I always suggest a Pre-Inspection and offering a 1 year Home Warranty. The Pre-Inspection will inform the Seller on what needs to be repairs. This helps eliminate surprises later on. It ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 19, 2014 Home Selling in Colorado Springs
Coleen Allen, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Coleen Allen answered:
Is it true, the housing market fluctuates with the seasons (ex: winter - housing sales are slow, thus better pricing for buyers)?
I think that people THINK there is a good time and a bad time. Typically winter is slower, but I just finished my best month ever. There are so many other factors that contribute to bus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 1, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
Cory Fitzsim…, Real Estate Pro in 80033
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
Buying a home: How / when do I clear my "name" from a title that someone (same name) owes child support, 10 yrs before I moved to town?
The title company handling the transaction will check the SS# of the buyer to verify. It will have to be cleared up before you close. Consult with a title company and they will give yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 1, 2012 Home Buying in Colorado Springs
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