Hire an agent. The real estate contract is complex, and many times the "boiler plate" contracts you can find don't actually have all of the necessary items in them to actually make them legally binding in the State of Colorado. Some agents may charge just a flat "negotiating" fee.
You need to know things about title insurance, inspection deadlines, loan condition deadlines, off record title matters, HOA documents, lead based paint disclosures, what information must be disclosed, what information doesn't need to be shared, etc, etc, etc... If you are planning to do it alone, you really are setting yourself up for a potential lawsuit some where down the line.... more
East Wash Park has traditionally been considered more "expensive". I have lived in the area and helped several clients buy and sell on both sides of the park, and in neighboring Platte Park. As with any search, the goal is to find the best deal in your price range. Both sides of the park have lovely blocks, and good qualities. I'd be happy to discuss with your further. I love the park, and the proximity to downtown, restaurants, and shopping. Best of luck with your search!... more
In most cases, townhouses, condo's and zerolots have a monthly fee that covers some or all of the following: yard care, snow removal, exterior maintenance, garbage and the maintenance of common areas. Be advised that you will want an accounting of how much money the association has in reserve. If the funds are low and a new roof is advised, the cost would be assessed and if the association didn't have the necessary funds to cover the entire cost, the residents could be hit with a "special assessment" to cover the balance. You should ask your agent to obtain a copy of the by-laws. This will outline what is covered by the monthly fees, and get a copy of the most recent budget from the association so that you know how much money is in reserve.... more
Hi! The Denver market typically peaks from May through August, with the peak number of homes and highest average sales price hitting in June (5129 homes, average $304,000 in 2007). You live in a great part of town, and sales in your area have been stronger than in other parts of town. Right now, more than ever, it is important to price the home right, so it sells quickly with lots of competing interest. Giving your home the best internet exposure possible, with professional photographs, will give it the boost necessary to get it sold at the highest possible price. Feel free to contact me with more questions.
Jennifer Oldham 720-234-3863... more