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Sun May 14, 2017
Ponyup answered:
We actually did the opposite of Nyxie - were looking at Keene Ranch vs. Bell Mountain and ultimately picked Bell Mountain.

This was the only neighborhood we found where we could have horse property in a larger-lot community, quick freeway access, and really good internet + phone connection (important for us to be able to work). We found that Keene Ranch had pretty poor connectivity and was quite farther to get to the freeway.

We actually love that water is centralized (pumped from multiple aquifers, so no worries about well maintenance or well drying out).

Haven't had any issues w/ HOA - if anything, the Design Committee has been really responsive and has approved all of our enhancements. Love our neighbors, the views, and miles of trails!
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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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Thu Apr 13, 2017
Rosettaross answered:
Do you have any rent to own in this area? That is Savannah, GA
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Thu May 12, 2016
Liz Willoughby answered:
There are scammers on every site. If it's too good to be true, it usually is. If you are answering an ad that says they are the "owner" and live out of state etc. Do not ever do anything with out meeting someone face to face at the actual property. If they are asking for $$ with out inquiring about your credentials and asking you to fill out an application etc, it's a scam. Another good option is to check the county website to see who the owner actually is. ... more
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Brk8999 asked:
My listing got added to Trulia through Zillow. My property has been rented and I deleted my Zillow listing. However, my Trulia listing is still active, I cannot find a way to delete it,…
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Brk8999 asked:
My listing got added to Trulia through Zillow. My property has been rented and I deleted my Zillow listing. However, my Trulia listing is still active, I cannot find a way to delete it,…
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Fri Jan 8, 2016
Shirin9682 answered:
NO this is the actual rent. Not sure who you called. You can get this for $1485.
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Thu Oct 1, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello Judi.arneson,

The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea).

We created UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you.

http://www.upnest.com

Good luck!
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Amanda Hult asked:
I own a home in Colorado worth about $825,0000 and owe approximately $420,000. We had a short sale on a home in Florida 2 years ago. Our credit score is around 720. Who lends a HELOC…
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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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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
Have you spoken with your family and neighbors in the area? There are a lot of good ways to go about finding a reputable business. Word of mouth is one of my favorites because it tends to be reliable. Nobody who likes you will refer a business they hate to you. It just wouldn't make sense. http://www.elitepestcontrol.com.au/pest-control ... more
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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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Tue Feb 17, 2015
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