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East Colorado Springs : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
What & who are you referring to? There was no link or property address associated with your question. Also -- FYI -- Trulia is not a real estate company. Whatever you were looking at is listed with a Realtor. If you're interested in buying real estate, I suggest you contact a local REALTOR you can help you. Besides, most of the listings on here are outdated anyway. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jan 9, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
What property are you referring to? These so called "real estate" websites really are just for marketing purposes and for them to make money by selling ad space to realtors, lenders, etc. The listings appear here through a syndication service and yes...the listings aren't very updated.

If you're serious about buying, you should be working with a local Realtor. He/she can create a search in the local MLS and send you listings that fit your search criteria.
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Wed May 21, 2014
Tiffany Howard asked:
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Michelle answered:
How about a property in Bailey, CO? We love this house in Bailey, but we are still working on getting our credit rating up. Our lender suggested finding someone to buy the house and we pay rent for a year or two until we can get a mortgage loan. ... more
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Cristine Masson answered:
would be more than happy to create a finance flyer which you can display for prospective buyers once you have decided on which price point you wish to list it at
let me know if that would be of interest to you ... more
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Kurt Clark answered:
Enterance to the academy is aproximately 30 minutes or less from anywhere in the Springs. As others have stated it can take various times depending on where you are headed on the Academy grounds. ... more
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Ron Mast answered:
That's the starting bid, so go forth with a bid and see what happens
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Brett Weldon answered:
Renting with any pets can be challenging, but especially when you have that many. I know...we have 3 dogs. Many property managers/owners will immediately say no without any consideration at all. You can eventually get some to bend and allow you in with a higher security deposit but the challenge is even getting to that step with them.

Here is what I recommend...Be Proactive:

1. Letter of recommendation. Don't just say "my dogs are great and never tear anything up". Have your current/previous landlords write a letter stating that your dogs did not cause any damage or disturb the neighbors.
2. Vaccination records. Provide copies of your pets vaccination records. Having this information readily available shows that you are a responsible pet owner.
3. Be open to regular inspections. Be upfront and offer to make yourself readily available for routine inspections. This will help to put a property manager/owner at ease that you are a responsible pet owner and have nothing to hide.
4. If you do all these things and still cannot find a nice home to Me.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Wanda Jo Plott answered:
When looking at square footage of a home the main level or above grade square footage is given more value than your basement. Many Foreclosures and REO properties are held by out of state institutions which do not understand our market and place very little value to basement finishes or homes with unfinished basements. I'll be happy to discuss the value of a finished or unfinished basement as well as the different types of basements in the Colorado Springs area. Have a great week. ... more
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Charles D' Alessio answered:
Pricing boils down to 3 things: Location, condition and price. If the first 2 are good you can list at the top of the market. If not, adjustments to price is based on location and condition. Now the pitch- Synergy Realty Group sold a home ever 2 days so far in 2013, let us share with you how we did it. Don't let our size fool you. 20 productive agents working hard for you all day, every day. ... more
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Jodi Cubbage answered:
There are currently 4 rental homes on our MLS that specify they will accept 3 or more dogs.
If you would like a list of these homes, you may email me and I will forward to you.
The rental range is from $1300 to $1700 for these homes. They may or may not meet the rest of your criteria, so it would be best if you take a look at the listings first.
I look forward to helping you find your next home here in Colorado Springs.
Jodi Cubbage
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
I can't tell you about crime, but I can tell you that homes in the area show much better in daylight.
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Things can also vary depending on who is paying utilities. With this HOA utilities are included in the HOA fee charged to the owner. That's something to keep in mind because it can make a big difference in what your payment is. ... more
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Robert McGuire answered:

One of the benefits of a VA loan is that there is no downpayment required. It is a benefit to veterans and it does not make your interest rate higher. There are many great reasons to go with a VA loan. I have done a couple of VA loans personally and have helped other veterans purchase homes using the VA loan program. You need to find a lender who is familiar with and experienced with doing these loans. It will also be good to have Realtor who understands the requirements of purchasing VA so he can write the offer correctly and know what homes will qualify for a VA loan. I am in Denver but here are several brokers who specialize in working with veterans in the Colorado Springs area. Best of success and thank you for your service to our country.

Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Courtney Gilmore answered:
If your home is listed with a realtor who is a member of the Pikes Peak Multiple listing service, she/he should have already done that for you. We are allowed to input up to 16 photos of a property. And that is what you want, because research tells us that folks who look on line for homes to purchase will not even look at a property if it showcases less than 10 photos. Hope this helps! Good luck! Courtney Gilmore @ Professionals Realty Group 232-3281 ... more
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