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Home Buying in Broomfield : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 12, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
Wed Nov 25, 2015
Richardalden312 answered:
I would second the comments below that the number itself is a poor indicator of a home's value. However, if you look at the *trend* of the number, it can be a useful guideline nonetheless. ... more
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Mon Oct 26, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Have you thought about hiring a Realtor as a Buyer's Agent? These "third party" sites such as Trulia, Zillow and even Realtor.com do not have the most up to date listings. Nor do they have the ability to really search for specifics like main floor laundry. An agent can create a custom search in the MLS specific to your needs and search criteria.

I live and work in Erie, so I'm not very far from Broomfield. I'd be happy to help you!

Sally Grenier
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Thu Feb 5, 2015
Michael Glist answered:
That really depends on what your plans are for the house. If you are looking to sell the house when you transfer than you would get you money/equity back at closing. if you are looking to keep the property as a rental than you would be able to do either a cash-out refinance and take out some of the equity or you can get a HELOC to pull out equity in you home. I hope this information helps. Feel free to reach out with any additional questions or concerns. ... more
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Sun Dec 7, 2014
Duane Caraballo answered:
Experienced agents help by empowering buyers to arrive to their own natural conclusion and determination on price weather the property is under or over market value through detailed analysis of comparable sales data and current market conditions. The best objective is always to ensure you don't lose a property you really like while securing the best price and advocating and your behalf.
Buyer agents do a lot of leg work, information filtering, preparation and come armed with a lot of contract negotiation and market experience. We also have access to unlisted properties within our company networks. Only clients will have a heads up on those first. It all takes time and thus compensation. They don't get paid unless they close and in this market that can take a few tries which means everyone is working 3 times as hard on your behalf.
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Sun Nov 30, 2014
Jason Hartley answered:
Prices are based upon a lot of economic factors. The Colorado Front Range is increasing in population from families moving to Colorado and expected to continue to grow. The number of homes for sale in the price range of $200K-300K is not meeting the current demand for the number of buyers looking. Rents are rising which cause more people to look at the economics of buying rather than renting. The last few years investors have been buying a lot of homes for cash and turning them into rentals, or rehabilitating them and selling them. Right now the indicators have not been showing a downturn in property values year over year.

If you're looking for a home to buy, you should consider the price of a particular property. There are homes for sale that are a good value and if you are willing to put some work into fixing up a home after you buy it, you can find an even better value.

Since there are benefits to buying a home and benefits to renting, I would be happy to talk to you about what makes the most sense for you personally. And I don't tell everyone they should buy a home at all times at all costs as "Just Looking" alluded to in the comments about Real Estate Brokers. I have "future clients" that will be renting for the next year or so because the time was not right for them to buy. That's good sense and good business.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Robert McGuire answered:
PartnerHarmony,

Better prices is relative. It depends on whether you are buying or selling. the prices are much better now for home sellers due to the recent crash and now there is a correction. In the cycles of Denver and national statistics as well, ther tends to be an increase in appreciation and then a leveling of for a few years with more moderate appreciation. If you are waiting for a big drop in prices that you would call 'better', I would just say, don't hold your breath. It could be a long wait. If you are considering a purchase. Now is the time.

www.RobertMcGuireHomes.com
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If the prior owner did not satisfy his/her mortgage at the closing table out of the proceeds of the sale, highly unlikely that a clear title would have been issued; for any necessary clarifications, ask your agent the question or consult with your attorney.... ... more
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
WayWick answered:
I just meant that in the filters, there's an option for Dogs, an option for Cats, & an option for Other. They're from a drop down selection menu, meaning you can only choose one option, not multiples. This makes it frustrating for tenants who have both cats & dogs.

That being said, thanks for your response and you're right, I can't believe how many BS artists are on this website. Clearly Trulia doesn't give a damn, which makes me unlikely to really use this site.

Any suggestions for good propmgmt companies?

Thanks!
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Kara Blader answered:
We have a good deal on electrical maintenance in McHenry IL which really helps lower the total cost. I would look around for as many deals as possible!
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Julie Chartier answered:
There is a little flexibility with different PMI companies. You can always shop around with a different lender to be sure you are getting the best rates.
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
What does your Realtor say? Hopefully you have a Buyer's Agent working for you. As others have said, it's hard to tell without seeing the contract, or being part of the transaction. What was the sales price of the home? If you asked the seller (B of A) to pay your closing costs, then this is their response to your request. It sounds like the total of agents' commissions AND closing costs cannot exceed $9K. It's very common for the bank to reduce the agents' commission amount on a short sale. They typically only offer a certain percentage of the sales price, and the agents have to split that 50/50.

As far as your comment about getting the best deal....guess what? You're going to get whatever the bank is offering. And you can either take it or leave it. It may or may not be "the best" deal. This is why I tell all my buyers that buying a short sale isn't always a great deal. The bank will only allow the sale if they are getting "fair market value" -- basically what other homes have been selling for in the area.

Again, hopefully you're being represented by an agent? He/she should be the one answering your questions. If not, sounds like Yve is willing to look at it for you, which is very generous.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Duane Caraballo answered:
Here you go. New construction sales contribute to Median increase.
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Suz A answered:
Though this question has been rehashed sufficiently, I have a few suggestions.

When considering buying a house next to the road, you do want to spend some time on a patio if the patio is on the road side of the house. During the afternoon rush hour, you might find the noise fairly loud.

With lending loosening up, there are more buyers out there and a few are willing to look past road noise so they can move out of their rental.

Sellers are in the driver's seat these days. But that doesn't mean sellers can get too aggressive on price.

A home that has noise coming into the house can be upgraded with double or triple pane glass in windows. There is something called white noise that can eliminate some noise in the interim. But someone stretching to get into that home is not going to be able to afford an upgrade for a while. They have to be motivated. The seller has to show he is willing to negotiate. If the price isn't right to begin with, buyers will stay away in droves.

If you read other posts here, you'll see I'm not in the minority on this.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Matthew Francis answered:
I bet you got a ton of letters on this one. How did it go for you. I would love to hear as a realtor, what your experience was like, did you find yourself bothered?
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Cyndie888,

One way is to go to the county website and put in the home address. Another way is toe defer to you Buyer's Agent who will be glad to supply that information for you through the MLS.


Robert McGuire ASR
Realtor/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Jacy Bowers answered:
Anthem in Broomfield offers some great options. They have new build and resales with everything from Single family homes to 55+. It has acres of walking trails, large community center, pools, tennis courts and beautiful views of the mountains. If you have any other questions I'd be happy to talk with you about them. Jacy 303-961-1538 ... more
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Tue Oct 9, 2012
Robert McGuire answered:
Hambergetz,

The dates in the contract are very important. The date for agreeing to the information in the CIC documents, including the correct HOA fee. If you had known and objected before that date, you could have terminated the contract or decided if the new fee amount would fit into your budget. The MLS info is normally good, but as the disclosure reads, it is not always accurate and needs to be verified. Sorry for this unfortunate situation. Hope things work out better from here and you love your new home.

Robert McGuire ASR
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Sun May 20, 2012
Suz A answered:
Are they looking in the Broomfield area, maybe Louisville?
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Thu Sep 15, 2011
Craig Penn answered:
Here's a good website with all the local listings & market information in Broomfield;
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