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Thu Oct 12, 2017
John A Gooch asked:
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Wed Jun 22, 2016
Dlo answered:
We love the Piney Creek area. We have a five-bedroom fully furnished rental within walking distance of everything including Cherry Creek State Park. See it here:http://www.trulia.com/rental/3234111659-5958-S-Helena-St-Centennial-CO-80016?ecampaign=rental_lead_fr&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3234111659-5958-S-Helena-St-Centennial-CO-80016 ... more
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Sat May 7, 2016
chris asked:
Thu Jan 7, 2016
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Well I guess that depends on exactly what you mean by that question. Are you looking for different mortgage options/programs, are you looking to see if there is private money lenders out there to help, are you looking for a more strategic way of financing like using your IRA to finance it? ... more
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Kyle Foster answered:
Would you hire a discount surgeon to perform heart surgery on your child? Would you hire the cheapest lawyer to represent you in court after you've been t-boned by a drunk driver who ran a stop light? Would you hire the cheapest mechanic to install a new engine in your car? Why is it that most of us would answer no to all these questions, yet look for a cheap Realtor to sell our largest and most important asset and assuming this cheap worker will get the most money in our pockets for the least amount of hassle? If the Realtor is willing to discount his or herself so easily, how well do you think they will negotiate with your money when it counts. Once you've been represented by the right Realtor, the commission will no longer be of concern to you. The right Realtor will put the most $ in your pocket and be your consultant throughout the entire transaction. ... more
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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Jan Baer answered:
The neighborhood is bordered by Dry Creek and County Line Roads on the North and South, respectively, and Colorado Boulevard and Adams Way to the East and West. The Highlands 460 is within the limits of the Littleton Public School District. The emergency services are provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriffs Department and Littleton Fire Rescue.

Each homeowner in the Highlands 460 is a member of the Highlands 460 Civic Association. The annual dues are voluntary and are currently $35. While the dues may not be mandatory, each homeowner is bound by the covenants on record and is expected to have read them and adhere to their contents. If you have any questions about the covenants please contact the Covenant Review Committee (CRC) at crc@highlands460.org.
The Highlands 460 Civic Association and resident volunteers put together a number of community events each year. Our annual picnic and 4th of July Parade provide a fun environment for all residents and a great way to meet your neighbors. We also organize neighborhood wide garage sales, large item pickup, as well as neighborhood beautification days. Our residents take great pride in their homes and neighborhood, and it shows as you walk up and down each street.

Along with our community activities residents enjoy easy access to C-470, University Blvd and many choices for grocery shopping and other retail and restaurants.

If you are purchasing a home in the Highlands 460 or are in need of documents for closing purposes here are some details for you:

Annual dues are $35 and are voluntary
Membership in the association is automatic by becoming a homeowner in the Highlands 460
If you do not have a copy of the covenants you may download them here
Current and historical meeting minutes can be found here
Financial and budget information can be found here
If you need a title letter, please email the CRC, they can let you know if the current year voluntary dues are paid and if there are any outstanding covenant violations on the home. The CRC can be contacted at crc@highlands460.org.
Information provided by the Public Web site for the Highlands460
Hope this is helpful and please call me if you need any help with looking at Centennial homes for sale. Cheers Jan Baer Realtor Broker Owner BAER Realty LLC
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Sun Jan 25, 2015
Jan Baer answered:
There are some great resource articles out there, explaining ways to improve your credit score:
check out the following:
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2014/05/02/11-ways-to-raise-your-credit-score-fast/
http://www.experian.com/credit-education/improve-credit-score.html

Hope this is helpful.
Once your get your credit up over 650 you should consult with a lender and get prequalified for a mortgage, then find a good Realtor. I'm happy to meet with you once you are ready. Cheers. Jan.
JAN BAER, Broker Owner REALTOR, BAER REALTY LLC. 303-931-5853
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Jennifer Schell answered:
Again, it depends on your situation:
If you are short on cash, seller paid closing costs can help ensure you have the down payment needed for your loan and all funds for closing.
If you have the cash, putting at least 20% down may be your next goal and having the seller pay closing costs may help get you to 20%.
If you feel your payment is on the high side and don't plan on spending money to refinance anytime soon, then buying down your interest rate makes sense.
If your payment is already low and you have enough funds to close... then lowest price is the better choice.
Remember, the more you borrow, the longer you will likely finance your home and the more you pay in interest, ultimately the more you will pay for your home.
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Wed Jun 11, 2014
Randy Stoker answered:
Not a problem in Yuba City; at least on my transactions! Before listing a house or writing an offer I always review the comps to make sure the proposed sales price is reasonable and that an appraiser could agree. Some times I have to write an offer over asking price due to multiple offer situations but never in excess of comparable sold properties. There is nothing worse than your buyer paying for an appraisal only to find their offer is too high. ... more
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Tracy Shaffer answered:
I've never taken a 3 month close. Standard here is 30 days, 45 if needed, but unless the buyers and sellers really needed that kind of time frame and it works for my clients, why would you? ... more
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Tracy Shaffer answered:
My winter buyers are serious buyers. Best quarter ever 2014 1Q
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Tracy Shaffer answered:
If you're looking for forclosures in the Denver area, that ship has sailed. If anyone's going to have that information it's on http://www.renav.com/
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Tracy Shaffer answered:
Define walkable. If you mean a great little neighborhood with a local coffee shop, then there are plenty of areas in and around Denver that would fit the bill. Denverites love their outdoor spaces, their walks and it's a relatively safe city.
I've lived in Centennial and am selling that house (completely remodeled) now because I've moved back up to the city. The schools are great, it's right by de Kovend Park, open space, miles of bike trails, Streets of Southglenn outdoor walking mall, and you can stroll on over to Starbucks or Trader Joe's easily. Centennial and Littleton are both safe, suburban areas and solid communities. Walkability varies though.
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Fri May 2, 2014
Robert and Jani Bielenberg answered:
The Denver area is fortunate to have an expanding light rail system. There are two completed lines extending from downtown into the southern suburbs and one completed line extending into the western suburbs. A line is under contruction that will take passengers through northeast Denver and out to Denver International Airport (DIA). Another line under contruction will create a shortcut from the southern suburbs to the DIA that bypasses downtown entirely. On the books, but not yet started, are lines that will extend into the north and northwest suburbs. ... more
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Fri Apr 25, 2014
Rob Knapp answered:
contact knapprentals@yahoo.com I have a 1 br custom condo with marble bathroom and granite counters available in a month for $75000 on Belleview near Broadway
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
I.santangelo,

Centennial is a huge area Southeast of Denver. There are several developments, builders, and communities. There are very few homes in the $200,000 price range. Get a local Realtor who knows the market there. Also you might want to consider the possibilities of a townhomes or condo. You will get a lot more for your money. 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 Nov 16, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Zahida,

We could answer your question a lot of ways; but if you would restate the question and give more detail as to what you are trying to find out or accomplish it would be more helpful for you and for us here. All the best.

Robert McGuire ASR
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
zroesinger answered:
Cash is king in an era where the Fed is considering raising interest rates. Jumbo ($415k+) loans are hot right now with lenders who have badgered conventional borrowers for 8 months now. The only borrowers left above 4% are those that can't qualify under ANY program. Now they are chasing the "higher-end" home owners. If you have a mortgage over $300k, expect a call. Home values are up 13% this year, which means more equity and thus more to leverage, should a homeowner wish to re-fi. ... more
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Bill Fung answered:
Hi Rupal, update to your question, as of August 25th, there are about 6 dozen available homes in the city of centennial between $250 to $350. If you haven't found a home yet this should give you a feel of what's available.

Feel free to ask any other additional questions you may have. Have a wonderful day.

Best wishes

Bill
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Sat Jul 27, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Neena,

There are different types of stucco. One is calle 'artificial stucco' that has had problems with leaking and mold. Most good stucco homes seem to be fine when inspected and appraised. You will need a building specialist to give you a report on the viability of a particular home. i would not rule them out.

Robert McGuire ASR
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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