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Home Buying in Westminster : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
Public record is just that -- the county record for that particular property. If it doesn't say "for sale" then it's not available. If you're looking to buy, I wouldn't use this site at all. The listings are terribly out dated. They never say "under contract", even when they have been for weeks.

If you're interested in buying a home you need to hire a Realtor as your Buyer's Agent. I'd be happy to help you if you're not working with anyone yet.
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Wed Sep 30, 2015
Sknt answered:
2941H is for sale but the picture may not be from that town house, i live in the same row of Townhouses
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Caleb Johnson answered:
If you are eligible I would recommend looking into a 203k loan in your name. Not only will you get a loan you will be able to negotiate "fixing" things in the purchase price. Please contact me for more information and I would love to put you in touch with a great mortgage banker.

Caleb Johnson
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Mon May 11, 2015
Lisa Bergstein-tremback answered:
We have lived in Bradburn Village for 8 years. It is an excellent place to raise children. Almost all the homes here have children and there are lots of children's activities and activities for parents with their children. The village prides itself on coaching their kids, keeping sporting activities all your around. The parents are very active with their children. If you are a parent with children, this is where I would go.
We never had children when we lived here, but we have had lots of fun watching the children in the park across the way. I just was watching 3 children playing with a snowman built in the prk and they were putting noses and mouths on the snowman and hugging the big, icy guy. Even if you don't have kids, it certainly is fun to watch them with their friends and siblings.
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
Wisdom Real Estate #1 Reviewed! answered:
Unfortunately, we do not handle any property management at our brokerage firm. Best of luck, if your needs may change to a potential purchase in the future, feel free to check out our trulia profile, we'd love to help you out if possible.

cheers and good luck.
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Steve Rose answered:
It's best to work with a Realtor. We have access to the MLS as well as foreclosure and bank owned properties that you may not find on any web site. Additionally, their are HUD owned properties that may be available...again check with a Realtor. Call me at 720-989-7213 - I am currently working with an investor and get these lists weekly. ... more
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Joetta Fort answered:
cindilakes - if I COULD get my buyers into a house with no competition from other buyers, of course I'd do that for them. I'm looking out for my clients' best interest, that's my job.

Maybe you imagine some listing agent would see this post and call me and only allow me to show the house, without telling the seller that was what was going on? That's nuts - the listing agent is motivated to get the best price for their client, so why would they do that? As you said, more competition brings a higher price.

A listing agent would ONLY do so if the seller WANTED it done that way.

And if that's what the SELLER wants to do, that's no one's business but theirs. They have a right to call the shots, and they have no obligation to make you or me happy.

And as far as 'giving out information' goes - the RULES say the agent can only disclose what they are authorized by the seller to disclose. Listing agents do not have to tell buyer's agents IF there are other offers, how many there are, whether the seller accepted another offer, or for how much. You may not like it, but that's how it is.

BTW - the client that I was helping at the time this post was written has been happily moved into their new house for weeks now. I discovered a great technique to help my clients, and used it successfully for my next client too. It's quite simple, and anyone could do it.

I wish you all the best and I really do hope you get your new house soon.
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Kathleen Nolan answered:
Hi Jeff,

Go into your saved searches and you will find it. There is a little garbage can/delete icon to the right and that allows you to delete it.

Please let me know if I can be of help to you in the Boulder/Denver Metropolitan area. I have been an agent for 19 years and am familiar with the area. ... more
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
hdj44 answered:
I live 1 block away from a railroad crossing on the Westminster track. When I first moved to my house the whistle seemed quite loud. My home had single pane windows and no insulation. When I installed double pane windows, the noise decreased dramatically. The noise also got a little quieter with the addition of insulation. I do not feel any vibration of the ground. When my home is closed up, I do not notice the sound at all. When I am outside, I do have to stop my conversation until the train stops it's whistle. The track that goes through Westminster, (BNSF) has far fewer trains running on it than the UP track that runs through Arvada. If I was to buy a home 1/2 mile from the track, I would expect that the only time that I would notice it at all would be when I was outside. The sound and inconvenience should be no worse than living by a major road or hiway. ... more
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Holly Couture answered:
I have been working with several agents with their relocation clients and would love to help you with this process. I have a team here in Colorado and your clients would be beyond taken care of. We have a lot of experience working in this area and would gladly pay the referral fee to make your clients feel at home here in Colorado! I look forward to hearing from you.

Take care,
Holly Couture
The Couture Group
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Wed Aug 17, 2011
Brooke Hengst answered:
Personally I think it depends on the buyer. Personally I would go ahead and add in my upgrades through the builder just because I know that my husband and I are not handy and would not want to deal with hiring contractors later on in the life of our home. I don't mind paying a little more for the convenience of having these items provided by the builder.

Some buyers may be totally comfortable doing these upgrades on their own or hiring out help later on.

Let me know if you need anything and feel free to search for homes at

Brooke Hengst
REALTOR, CDPE, The Elite Team
Your Castle Real Estate
(720) 988-5952
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Mon Aug 15, 2011
Mark C Munro answered:
Builder is allowed to build 6 points into the price of the Home. Private financing from Builder's own Investors is unregulated to my understanding.
I have always felt the requirement to use the Builder's financing is very questionable!! No break for coming in with the Buyer's lender should not be penalized. ... more
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Wed Sep 1, 2010
Karen Thompson answered:
Hi Nanci,
I will add my name to the list of possible referrals. I specialize in the northern suburbs and my office is located in Westminster. I work full time in real estate and you can read my testimonials from my past clients on my website at Homes@ThomThomTeam.Com. I also have an auto. email system whereby I will happily set up an auto. email alert to notify your client of possible properties within his search criteria. My son also attended CU a few years ago, so I am very familiar with the Westminster and Boulder areas, and everywhere in between. I welcome your referral fee. You can also check out my blog at active rain at

Hope to hear from you......Karen Thompson
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Mon May 10, 2010
Westyhouse answered:
You might consider a newer 2 bedroom low maintenance patio home in Westminster. MLS 871899
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
The Kinslow Team answered:
Hello Shirl,

If you were my client, I would first discuss with you the approximate price you should expect to get from your current house. Then we would talk about what type of home you are considering moving to. We would take a little time looking at homes that might work for you. Once you know which area and approximately how much you will need to spend on your new home, we would go ahead and list your home. We do extensive online marketing with your home listed on more then 24 websites, including it's own website. We also put our listings on Comcast chanel 888 and the Coldwell Banker TV show. We use electronic lock boxes on your home for extra security, you will know who has been in your home and what time they entered. Once you have a good offer on your home we will put an offer on your next home. Colorado allows you 3 days after closing to move to your next home. That means you can close on your current home on one day then close the next day on the home you are purchasing instead of trying to do back to back closings in one day. You hire movers and move into your next home. It's really quite easy and you can accomplish your goal without a lot of stress.

Good Luck to you,

Sandy Kinslow
The Kinslow Team
Coldwell Banker
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Mon Feb 15, 2010
Debbie Brick answered:
Prices in the MLS are prices based upon a CMA- -competivie market analysis-the listing agent has complied and presented to the Seller. Hopefully the smart seller has priced his property within the guidlines and information provided. As a Seller agent, it is the price that must be represented. If you have a buyer agnet working for you, this agent can provide you with the same/similar CMA. ... more
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Tue Feb 9, 2010
Margie Kehr answered:
Happily, a Realtor will do that work for you. You can depend on the professionalism and knowledge a Realtor can offer...isn't that right?
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Wed Dec 16, 2009
Terry Briggs answered:
Recommend you consult with an attorney. In the mean time give thissome more thought. A lot of investors are out buying these properties, fixing them up and reselling. So maybe it would be worth getting a bid for the repairs to see how much money is involved. There are FHA loans that will allow funds for the repairs. Your lender if they do FHA will be aware of them. If the property is otherwise just what you wanted don't give up yet. ... more
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Sun Oct 4, 2009
Kathryn Macgeraghty, MPM, MRE, GRI, RMP answered:
The listing should say whether or not FHA is OK. But I'll bet they are checking it off as OK with the seller. Your agent should know the general guidelines for an FHA home, so at least while you two are touring you can rule out the ones in unacceptable condition. I believe the market will be cooling down in about a month: either the $8000 credit will be extended, or it will expire on 11/30/09. First time home buyer demand was artificially pushed forward because of the credit. ... more
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