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80205 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Dec 22, 2016
Maricris A answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Fri Nov 4, 2016
UpNest answered:
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Wed Aug 17, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
There is no "official" timeframe for seller to receive the settlement statement. Ideally, your agent would have tried to get the title company to get it to you at least 1-2 business day prior to closing. But what you're referring to (loan payoff) really isn't an issue. If the loan payoff amount changed, then your lender will send you a refund check in the mail for whatever difference there is. This is very very common. I wouldn't worry too much about it. ... more
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Wed Jun 29, 2016
Va39developmentgroup answered:
Hi Peter!

If the home/listing was on Trulia, as the owner, you could claim it and edit/ add facts and photos.
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Tue Sep 29, 2015
Kristine.latronica answered:
There are many retirees in Littleton. Great amenities as well. Cut downtown area.
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Fri Aug 22, 2014
Bluebird Real Estate answered:
It has come a long way recently. I'm seeing a lot of interest in Clayton given its proximity to downtown and light rail.

Good luck!

Claire Spahr
KW Advantage Realty
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Mon Aug 4, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
I noticed, like Debra Rose did, that in this post you want Realtor(R)s' opinions on this set of homes, but in another post, you're seeking "discount" agents. I'm sorry you don't see the value that Realtors bring to the selling/buying transaction. Short answer: find a buyer's agent that you respect. Good luck. ... more
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Fri May 30, 2014
Larry Brake answered:
I am going to attempt to answer all three of your questions, but will do so in reverse order:

1. Should I consider houses more instead? Historically, single family homes have held their values better than condos and townhomes. This is particularly true during market downturns. However, recent data suggests that may be changing as the 'baby boomer' generation is starting to retire and condos and townhomes typically offer maintenance free living that is becoming very desirable.

2. Is a condo not a good investment in this market? The answer above speaks to part of this question, but the reality is that any home: single family, condo, townhome, patio home, etc. can be a good investment. You just have to buy it right. Consider this example: you buy a 2 bedroom condo that you paid $200,000 cash for, but with a little updating that property is actually worth $230,000. Then you rent it out for $1500/month for 3 years. Let's say property values go up 5% a year over that 3 year period. That home is now worth $266,253 so you sell it. So right off the top you're up $66,253 in equity gain. But you've also rented it out for three years and generated another $54,000 in rental income. Of course you will have expenses, and HOA fees that have to come off the top. Let's call that $20,000 in expenses over three years. The gross upside in that situation is still about $100,000. Does a 50% ROI sound like a good investment to you?

3. Impossible feat in today's market to find a single fam house or condo in a price range of about $150K? Not impossible, but your options will be very limited at that price point. Baker and Highlands are some of the hottest areas in Denver right now. Depending on what you consider as downtown or Cap Hill, you might finf some inventory there.

Let me know if you'd be interested in getting more info about available listings in those areas.

Best of luck,

Larry Brake
HomeSmart Realty
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Christine Nicholson answered:
No you don't have to have thousands of dollars to put down, and, if you are looking in many metro Denver neighborhoods there are programs to assist you with the downpayment if you fall within specific income guidelines. For instance, the Metro Mortgage Assistance Program will GRANT (yes, free money, not to be repaid) up to 6% of the purchase price to assist with the downpayment and closing costs. You must make under $91k a year, and have to attend an educational class, but it can be a great way to get you into your new home. Let me know if you'd like more info on that program and I will send you to the site. There are ways to do this. Best of luck. ... more
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Josh Perkins answered:
I own a home in 80205 and have a lot of experience with that neighborhood. I found this article to be pretty informative, and thought it might help!

80205 was in the top 25 zip codes in the entire nation in 2012 for gentrification.

It's one of Denver's most promising zip codes in my opinion.
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Andy Inhelder answered:
There are other options besides Key, Compass and Vectra. If you would like to call me as I am a well versed lender in the condo market and know many of the guidelines at the above mentioned lenders. I work for a community bank and we do too have a portfolio product that allows for condos in your situation.

Andy Inhelder
Mortgage Banker
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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Marina Bay answered:
I forgot to mention, I will be happy to email you the full report with sold psf analysis.

Thank you,
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Robert McGuire answered:

What is listed in the MLS is not the deciding factor. There is a section in the contract that delineates what is included or excluded in the sale. If your agent wrote in that the appliance was included and the seller signed it, it is included. If not, it is not included. Sounds like this is an oversight that your agent made in not including it. There may still be room to negotiate that appliance in and do an amendment to the contract. Good success with your purchase.

Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
1776 S. Jackson St. #412
Denver CO 80210
Direct – 303-669-1246
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