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Home Buying in Denver : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Wswidders answered:
how long do u have in the state of Illinois. to do a house inspection when u buy a house.
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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
I'm happy to help you! Keep in mind these sites (Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, etc.) are not very reliable for searching for homes for sale. The listings can be very outdated, not to mention the search functionality is severely lacking in many areas. The only way to successfully search for a home is to have a Realtor working for you as a Buyer's Agent. (It doesn't cost you anything to have an agent working for you since we typically get paid by the seller/listing agent).

If you'd like to email me or give me a call, we can discuss what you're looking for. I can create a customized search in BOTH MLSs (did you know there are TWO in the area?) so you'll be sure to get the most comprehensive list of available homes for sale.

Sally
sally@sallygrenier.com
303-475-4508
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Sat Jan 7, 2017
Allucanb17 answered:
My car was stolen this morning. When makeing a report the police officer informed me that my vehicle was the third to be stolen in the area this miring. Christmas eve a drunk driver speeding rear ended us on Knocks.My mother and 83 yr old grandpa got whiplash. It's honestly becoming a really bad area in opinion. ... more
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Sat Jan 7, 2017
Sspxy1960 answered:
In Indiana if a mobile home park sells does my contract continue with new owners or does a new contract have to be signed for renting the lot ?
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Wed Nov 23, 2016
Alex McKen asked:
Fri Nov 18, 2016
Aschmidt answered:
I closed on the 4th of November, got my first mortgage statement today, due December 1st. its a crunch starting utilities, appliance purchasing AND budgeting to make first mtg payment in A 3 week period. ... more
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Mon Nov 7, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

We display property information on Trulia to provide consumers with transparent real estate information. We receive this information from public records gathered by a third-party data collector from your county. Our mission is to empower consumers with information and tools to make smart decisions about homes, real estate and mortgages. For this reason, we do not remove public record property information from Trulia.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Fri Nov 4, 2016
UpNest answered:
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Fri Oct 28, 2016
Tyrelames asked:
There is $250K equity in the home. I did not work for 7 years while I took care of my mother. I'm employed as a stockbroker now making $50K of hourly
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Sat Oct 15, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
I would be happy to help you. What areas outside of the Denver metro area, are you interested in? (i.e. are you wanting to be within a 30-45 minute drive into downtown Denver? Do you want to be in the mountains or foothills? Do you already have land, or would you need help finding the lot too? If you need to find the lot, how big are you talking, and what's your budget for that? Feel free to contact me directly: sallygrenier@msn.com or 303-475-4508. ... more
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Wed Oct 12, 2016
Jrasch answered:
I don't know, but I share your frustration. A change was recently made to Trulia that has severely limited the search options.
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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

To ensure that you have your saved search preferences correct, please follow the instructions below:

Log into your Trulia account.
Click on your profile picture in the navigation bar and select Saved Searches.
Modify any necessary oinformation
Click Save Alerts


Regards,

Maricris
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Mon Oct 3, 2016
Laura Rodriguez asked:
Sat Sep 3, 2016
Tony & Karen Hinkel answered:
Hi and congratulations on making the move! Multi-generational living is a win for everyone so long as reasonable expectations are planned for.

Accessibility is probably a huge consideration - if not right now, then eventually. I would think you'd want a full set of living amenities on the main floor - kitchen, living space, at least one bedroom, and a full bathroom. Other family members can have bedrooms and baths upstairs or in the basement, but you should be prepared for reduced mobility. Think about outside amenities as well - how easy is it to get to the front door, out of the car, into the back yard, etc?

Privacy will be another concern. "Mother in law" apartments typically don't have a separate dedicated entry from the outside, but often have their own living space and at least a kitchenette. Multiple living/family rooms will allow people to pursue different interests without intruding on each other. Or a property with a carriage house may be ideal.

Transportation - easy access to public transportation might be a consideration.

Neighborhood amenities can be important. Many neighborhoods in Denver have great rec centers (many with pools) and parks. Are there community centers or other places that have classes, discussion groups, or luncheons for seniors?

We've helped many clients navigate changing living requirements and we're very familiar with denver's great neighborhoods. Please feel free to give us a shout if we can help. :-)
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Maybe but probably not. Most homeowners have no idea what's going on in their lateral unless they pay to have it scoped. They can't be expected to disclose what they don't kno. Any decent real estate agent will advise you to get that specific item inspected on top of a general home inspection. If you skip that, you're pretty much accepting whatever condition it's in. ... more
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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
A formal appraisal could be 1 out of 10. Most cash buyers are investors who already know the value before looking it. Owner occupied buyers most often rely on their buyer broker to conduct a broker price opinion. ... more
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Sat Aug 6, 2016
William Robertson answered:
Yes, BUT you'll need to do partial rollover into a self-directed IRA, which you'll need to set up with a local bank and attorney, preferably. You can purchase real estate and pay for legitimate, related expenses with the IRA money, and never mix your funds. Have a CPA do the bookkeeping. All proceeds and income go back into the IRA. Don't touch a penny of it. The IRA is investing in the property (instead of stock or bonds), not you, and the gains and losses belong to the IRA. You also can't live in the home yourself, and I believe also that relatives may not live in it, either. I'm not an attorney nor am I a CPA, but ran a small business (Sub S Corp with its own 401(k) plan) for several years and that's what I learned along the way. ... more
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