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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sun May 22, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Yes! Now is a great time to refi, take cash out and make those much needed improvements. If you're in Colorado, I have a great local lender I can refer you to. (you posted under 80504 zip code which is Colorado, yet your profile says you're in New York).

Sally Grenier
Broker Owner
Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
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A.ssjgoku, Home Buyer in Denver, CO
Thu May 5, 2016
A.ssjgoku asked:
I entered a contract to buy a house. The house was under contract before we offered, but it fell through because the previous buyers found some structural issues in the house. The listing…
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April Neuhaus…, Real Estate Pro in Berthoud, CO
Tue Dec 9, 2014
April Neuhaus Team answered:
That is a common misconception from most sellers who have been trained to list in the Spring.

What they don't know is that in real estate, timing is everything and that you can not depend on past trends to determine future timing needs.

It is critical to work with someone who will keep you up to date on what the market in your exact neighborhood is doing. Watch how long homes listed right now are going under contract. If you are under 300K and have a home in show ready condition - you will most likely be under contract the very first week on the market.

All the buyers who were unable to find a home this past Spring and Summer are still out there - and very determined to land a new home! Make one available for them and you will be pleasantly surprised on the outcome.
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Fri Nov 21, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
You should address this with your agent. When I google your address and pull up the listing on Trulia, it's showing the public record, NOT the MLS listing. Not sure why the MLS info isn't showing up on Trulia. Your agent can look into the problem and correct the info on Trulia.

FYI -- your public records do show different numbers. Did you have work done on your home that wasn't permitted? Sometimes when people finish a basement and add bedrooms, bathrooms etc. they don't pull the required permits to save $$. Could that be the case here? If you did get permits, then you'll need to contact the county assessor's office to have the information corrected. But guess what?? Your taxes will then go UP.

Good luck!

Sally Grenier, CNE
Certified Negotiation Expert
Broker Owner
Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
303.475.4508 Cell
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Suz A, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Suz A answered:
John has learned a little about cats. For those who may come across this ... Cats are wonderful pets. But those darned allergies ... You might not realize their in the room until you start sneezing.

If you have an allergic reaction, it won't be comforting to know that there are more cat owners than dog owners.

And, cat ownership is not one of those statistics we normally track. However, you can avoid sellers who might not disclose there has been a history of cats. You might ask property management companies if anyone is selling a home where pets were not allowed. Covenants (for HOA neighborhoods) can exclude pets. I'm not aware of any.

Hope that is helpful.
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Suz A, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sat Apr 7, 2012
Suz A answered:
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Hope things turned out well for you Elizabeth. I'll get to your question momentarily.

I noticed that your address is Boulder, yet you chose to ask this question of agents in the 80504 zip code, which includes a sizable area from north Longmont stretching to Highway 119 on the south and east to Firestone and Frederick. The area spans a corridor straddling Boulder County and Weld County, and is a few miles outside of the city of Boulder - about 15 miles outside.

This is an interesting area, which has had some key developments. At one time, the Lifebridge Church was seeking annexation to Longmont for a piece of land between Longmont and Firestone. A Super Walmart was built on Highway 119. Over the past decade, Firestone has been successful attracting familiar brands to the Interstate 25 area. Two builders who have navigated a deep recession with flying colors - namely DR Horton and Richmond American Homes - have been steadily building communities here.

The area appears destined for further growth, too. What that will mean for home prices is another matter. What we're seeing in the first months of 2012 is encouraging.

None of the good news can happen fast enough if you're paying on a mortgage for a home that dropped some 20 percent in value. Who knows when Phillips66 will open its doors in Louisville? With no plans on file still, it can seem very far off.

However, the market changed this year owing largely to the fact there is little inventory in Boulder County. The surge in building permits is a good sign. And, the activity of the past three months is another good sign.

When an individual seller approaches us, we talk about what is happening in the market in a neighborhood right now, not five years from now. Right now, there is a lot of activity for homes in the 200-range. Talk to a Realtor. We can give you an analysis of the market in your neighborhood based on what has sold in the past year (or two).

Best to you,
PML of Longmont
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Valerie Meye…, Real Estate Pro in Montrose, CO
Sun Jun 12, 2011
Valerie Meyers answered:
I have heard of W.C. Mortgage in Grand Junction Co. 970-242- 2288. They lend on such products.
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Suz A, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Tue Jun 7, 2011
Suz A answered:
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Arlette Pixl…, Other/Just Looking in Colorado
Fri May 27, 2011
Arlette Pixley answered:
I currently live in Longmont, on County Road 3.5 in the Longview edition. And we have our home for sale, for we are in the process of trying to move into town. If you are still intrested get a hold of Mobile Home Marketing, LLC at 970-690-2725 and ask for Claude McCabe. ... more
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Wed Jan 28, 2009
Alan May answered:
This doesn't sound like a "dual agency" issue... rather a "multiple offer" situation.

The listing agent's clients had an advantage over you, in that they knew there was another offer (and no incidentally... how much that offer was for, which is unethical, if not illegal).

You should have an opportunity to amend your offer, knowing now (as you do) that there is another offer on the table. And make sure that you make it your "highest and best" offer.. knowing that you're going to be competing with another offer.

You could also approach the listing agent's managing broker, and explain that you believe that the listing agent used her "inside information" to guide her buyers offer.. and you want to be assured that will not happen again this time... so you'd like to deliver "sealed bids" to the managing broker... this way.. YOU send a bid in to the broker, and the agent must do the same... the agent in this scenario will not KNOW what your new offer is, so they'll have to play fairly.

Good luck.
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Tami Pedri,  in Westminster, CO
Tue Apr 22, 2008
Tami Pedri answered:
There are no tax "foreclosures" in Colorado. Colorado operates on a tax lien that allows someone to pay the taxes due, receive the lien and receive the property after 3 years if the owner has not redeemed the lien. If the owner pays the taxes, you recieve from the owner a 15% penalty fee return on your money. If the owner does not pay the taxes due, you receive the property after 3 years. You can get a list of available tax liens from each counties' Treasury Department. Each county website will have information about their tax liens & process. ... more
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