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Home Buying in Castle Rock : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 19, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
They should not be saying you will prob walk away before they even look at it. Most likely to get a good look at it, they need to take some of it apart to get at it. You can certainly have a foundation company come out, but perhaps one that is not judging before seeing. Your buyer agent should be guiding you with what step is next. Foundations do settle, they do crack and it can be normal. When you cant see it, you dont know for sure if it is normal or is a huge issue ... more
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
But then again...there are sub-par agents out there who do such little business and are so desperate for a commission that you might just find someone. But then....you get what you pay for. ;-) ... more
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Tue Jul 7, 2015
Jim Garcia - Castle Rock Homes answered:
Michelle,

I am a Broker who specializes in this area and work with many relocation people. You will love the tax rate here compared to Chicago. Pennies on the dollar with real estate taxes. Castle Rock is a growing area and offers a lot. I lived in Denver for a bout 15 years and have been in Castle Rock for almost 10. It's growing quite a bit and there is lots to do here. Downtown Castle Rock has some great restaurants, coffee shops, antique shopping and that old town feel to it. If you would like to talk about the area, let me know. Here is my contact information and website. On the Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Parker home pages are links to area events and other things to help you check out the area and find out more information.

http://castlepines-realestate.com

Give me a call and let's talk about the area. It has a lot less hussle/bussle than Denver does :)

Jim Garcia
Keller Williams-Castle Rock
720-385-4497
jimgarcia100@gmail.com
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Thu Jun 11, 2015
Chriscillian answered:
Hi there,

We live on a 10-acre ranch just 8 minutes from the Plum Creek Parkway exit in Castle Rock. It's zoned A1, has a 1200 sf barn, 2 acres fenced for animals, a chicken coop, a green house a tiny cabin and the best part is spectacular views. We sit on the edge of a bluff and can see Pike's Peak, Mt. Evans and Longs Peak from our living room. The house itself is older, but completely redone inside, although still more to do. It's 2200 sf total, with 4 bds, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage and a newly finished back patio with hot tub overlooking castle rock and the front range. We are 5 minutes from town off of Lake Gulch Road. Our property does have a seasonal stream, but it's at the bottom of a steep refine on the edge of the property so I have never been to the bottom.

We are considering selling because my husband works downtown and travels a lot, and I am left here to take care of all the ranch work. While maintaining the property is not anything terrible, I have MS, so any extra work is a lot of work for me.

If you're interested in seeing pictures or coming to take a look, please contact me at chriscillian@gmail.com.
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Fri Apr 3, 2015
Gerald Feenstra answered:
Hi Jason,

If you go into your profile you can edit your account info. If you change your username it will change whatever will show up on the reviews you leave. If you aren't able to find it you can always contact Trulia Customer Support. They can be reached at: 1 (888) 466-3501 They should be able to assist you with any issues you may be experiencing.

Good luck!

Gerald Feenstra
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Jim Garcia - Castle Rock Homes answered:
Buying a bank foreclosure can be tricky with lots of unknown items and currently they are expensive. Banks want you to buy the house "as-is". What if the roof has hail damage, furnace has a cracked heat exchanger or there are busted pipes in the walls? Banks are in the business of making money at someone else's expensive. I would not recommend a first time home buyer to purchase a bank owned property. There are properties which are safer to buy than "swimming with the sharks" for the first time in the waters.

Jim Garcia
Keller Williams-Castle Rock, CO
720-385-4497
jimgarcia100@gmail.com
http://castlepines-realestate.com
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Jim Garcia - Castle Rock Homes answered:
Castle Rock is in the process of building a high tech area to attract businesses. They have a building plans, location and comcast fiber cable already in place. So you drive from Littleton might be back to Castle Rock someday :)

I specialize in Douglas County. If I can help let me know.

I have slides from the Economic Development Council, if you'd like to see them. Also if you'd like to search the Brokers MLS data base directly for extremely accurate results. Here's a link to my site.

http://castlepines-realestate.com

Jim Garcia
Keller Williams-Castle Rock, CO
720-385-4497
jimgarcia100@gmail.com
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Jim Garcia - Castle Rock Homes answered:
Different lenders will have different requirements depending upon which mortgage program you go after. But be careful. About 40% of all properties that go under contract in this area come back on the market, mostly due to lending issues. You need to find a good lender who is seasoned. Do not go after the "Best Price" only because many times those people are quoting you just to get a deal going and may not be able to close the loan for you. Check references and ask around before settling on a lender. If I can help with your move and provide recommendations, let me know.

If you would like search the Brokers MLS data base directly for extremely accurate information, here is a link to my website.

http://castlepines-realestate.com

Jim Garcia
Keller Williams-Castle Rock, CO
720-385-4497
jimgarcia100@gmail.com
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Jim Garcia - Castle Rock Homes answered:
If you are doing a construction to perm loan, payments will depend on your lenders requirements with that loan package. If you go under contract with a builder to buy when the house is complete, payments will start after you close. I hope that helps

Jim Garcia
Keller Williams-Castle Rock, CO
720-385-4497
jimgarcia100@gmail.com
http://castlepines-realestate.com
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Jim Garcia - Castle Rock Homes answered:
Most of the sub divisions in Castle Rock and Parker will have HOAs except for the older (and sometimes more remote) areas. HOA prices can vary significantly depending upon the services. For example one HOA might be set up by the home owners to get better pricing on trash/snow removal. Another may be set up with all of your water included. Another may be set up by the builders year ago to keep making profits. You should check into what is offered before discounting them. It may be worth paying a community HOA fee so a snow plow will drive by your house in the winter or a tractor is available to quickly rebuild a washed out dirt road from a heavy rainfall (for example).

Another factor to watch are property taxes. Two similar properties next to each other may have very different taxes in Douglas County for no apparent reason.

I specialize in Douglas County. If I can help, please let me know. If you would like to search the Brokers MLS data base direct for extremely accurate results, here is my website.

http://castlepines-realestate.com

Jim Garcia
Keller Williams-Castle Rock
720-385-4497
jimgarcia100@gmail.com
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Frank Nuebel Buyer's Agent answered:
I think both of these are good answers. However if you had referrals to use you might have already gone to them. Since this is showing in the area of Castle Rock, CO you would be best to post this question in the area of Florida that you are referencing or in the largest nearby town that would be represented well by quality Trulia agents. That way I think you will get the most quality answer and likely the best atty.

Also, why do you want an atty. I as well as many realtors have worked with builders on dirt starts in all areas of the country. Though the contract is usually a builders contract and not the usual state contract, Realtors are welcomed to the builder and the builder is generally happy to pay for the realtor unless you have already negotiated terms and if the builder has a rule that the realtor would have had to been present on initial meetings or dealings. Therefore the realtor and representation could be or could have been included. If not then atty fees will be your responsibility and fairly costly, I suspect. Realtors are accustomed to dealing with the builders and may be able to negotiate a better deal for you than you realize.

Depending on the circumstances, you may want to talk with a good realtor in the area.

Good luck on your new build.

Frank Nuebel
Castle Rock, CO Realtor
http//:www.searchforhomesincolorado.com/castle-rock-co-real-estate/
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Robert McGuire answered:
David,

I am not a big fan of lease options. Especially from the buyer's perspective. There are many rules and specifications tha are normally all weighted for the seller. In this market there are also a lot of lease-option scams afoot. I would suggest an outright standard purchase if at all possible. And if not, save up your money and clean up your credit as best as you can and you will soon be able to purchase the 'right' home for you. All the best.

Robert McGuire ASR
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
hn2see answered:
Can someone recommend an attorney in Ormond beach,florida to help with a new house built (dirt start).?
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
Kristen Winkler answered:
Since you have a family with children, I would look strongly at Douglas County (Castle Rock, Castle Pines & Highlands Ranch in particular). You can research the schools as they all have unique qualities but offer a great education and strong community. In your given price range you have several choices of neighborhoods. Castle Pines, Castle Pines North, the Meadows, Metzler's Ranch, Diamond Ridge and Red Hawk. Enjoy your move!! ... more
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Wed Jan 8, 2014
Roxanne Fitzgerald answered:
Hello Katheryn:

The best way to find a home is to hire a full time professional agent. They can help you navigate through the entire process, including locating your future home.


For instance, Champions Circle are single family homes. There are patio homes in that area, infact, Champions Circle is right across from the patio homes. Patio homes can be found on Peachtree, Sugarplum, Apricot and some of Mount Royal.

I am happy to assist you in looking for that home and providing you with more information on that home and others. If it is just patio homes you are looking for, I can assist you in finding those. If you want more information, feel free to call or email me. As a resident and agent in Castle Rock, I am familiar with this area and happy to assist you!

Roxanne Fitzgerald
ReMax Professionals
303-588-4004
rfitzgerald@remax.net
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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Rob Meissner answered:
Hello. This would increase the Finished Price Per Sq. Foot. I am of the opinion that you never get back out of the sale the money that you put into finishing the basement. Is the basement a garden level, walk out or cellar? If the basement is garden level or walk-out I think you should then include the basement as finished sq. feet when calculating out list price. The quality of work should make it feel like it is above ground, meaning no short-cuts especially on finishes and fixtures! ... more
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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Audrey,

Good question. I have stayed away from them so as not to get distracted from my real goals and purpose. But the good answer below may make me rethink it especially if I happen to have a lull in business this winter.

Robert McGuire ASR
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Sarah Maronn answered:
If this is in regards to 2323 Morningview lane, the laundry is upstairs. There is an entrance on the back of the house. Clearing trees is a possibility but requires HOA approval.
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Jim Garcia - Castle Rock Homes answered:
There are two natural gas companies that service Castle Rock, depending upon the location. They can tell you if they service a location based on address. Contact information listed below.

Black Hills Energy - 888-890-5554
Xcel Energy - 800-481-4700

Jim Garcia
Your Castle Real Estate
720-385-4497
jim.garcia@netzero.com
castlepines-realestate.com
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
This is a question is for buyers since I work for them. With that said, SS are getting more streamlined and the process more refined with most lenders so the process is not as drawn as before. It depends on the lender and the experience of the agent involved. Good deals (discounted) are harder to come by with our prices going up and abundance of BPO's (and a better system). Good question, hard to answer, and it depends on the buyer and their situation. ... more
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