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Mon Aug 21, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Pending means the home is under contract and likely to close. You can submit a back up offer in case the first buyer cannot proceed and close. However, your best strategy is to move on because the odds of the first buyer pulling out is small. ... more
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Sun Jan 3, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
The "foreclosure" or "pre-foreclosure" listings you see here and on other similar sites aren't necessarily available for sale yet. It usually means the owner is in default and the lender is in early states of foreclosure proceedings...which may or may not end up as a true "foreclosure" or bank owned property. Owners have the opportunity to stop the process and oftentimes they do.

This is why buyers should be working with a REALTOR as your Buyer's Agent. Your agent can access all available properties which will be in the MLS. Please do not rely on sites like Trulia, Zillow or even Realtor.com. They are notorious for having inaccurate and outdated listings. Colorado is experiencing such a strong seller's market that most of the listings you see on this site are already under contract. It can take weeks or months for the listings here to show as under contract (if ever), and by that time it's usually closed!

You should contact a local Realtor. Good luck!

Sally

Sally Grenier
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Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
sallygrenier@msn.com
303.475.4508 Cell
http://www.searchwithsally.com
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http://www.metrobrokersonline.com/agents/Sally.Grenier
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Sat Aug 29, 2015
Seth Lake answered:
Curb appeal will be the best choice between the two. Linoleum isn't going to excite potential buyers as much as tile. It's probably too late, but I'm curious how it turned out.
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
Jacob Norman answered:
There are several banks throughout the Fountain area. Here is a link to a Google map indicating some of the locations.
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?hl=en&mid=z1nfVDHnkxJw.kNydZkq94L7g ... more
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Karen Melillo answered:
George:
Contact a Realtor who is featured on Trulia. It is important to develop a relationship that you feel good about! Posting to Trulia is not going to help you much. Look at the references on a Trulia Pro agent profile, better yet, check out the profile of a few Agents. Then call them up for an interview.
Decide who you think is a good match for your Real Estate process. Good Luck!
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Karen Melillo answered:
No I never do. It is important to develop a relationship and find out if you are a good match in your Real Estate process!
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Karen Melillo answered:
Follow your gut, and do not go forward. Then contact Trulia or Flag the listing for their investigation.
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Jacob Norman answered:
Credit is definitely an important factor. Some property management companies will have a minimum credit score they will accept others will not. So while your credit score is important it does not mean necessarily mean you won't be able to get a place. There are lots of factors that landlords and property management companies may consider. ... more
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Kristie Laufer answered:
I think that you are starting to take the right step when considering a purchase of a home. Generally it is cheaper to buy than it is to rent. I also do not recommend that you do a rent to own type of situation. The reason for this, is in most cases you have to put down a larger downpayment than you would just being able to purchase a home for yourself. Also in a rent to own situation depending on what is negotiated, you will need to be ready to purchase the home in 1-2 years, meaning getting your own loan. If you do not have the credit or the income you could lose the downpayment that you have in the rent to own and be back at square one with all that you have saved and put into this home gone.

It is best to live in the now. Find out what you qualify for with your current standings. Even if you have to start with a townhome or condo you still would be earning the equity and your money would not just be gone every month.

There are first time home buyer programs like Chafa and bond money that will help you with your down payment and money needed. In some loan situations if you have family or friends who can help they can provide what is called gift money to help with the down payment as well.

If you would like to talk more, feel free to contact me gettingcoloradospringssold@yahoo.com or 719-271-5749. I offer a free no obligation consultation. We can sit down and talk about your specific situations and find a solution that works best for you.
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Sat Sep 21, 2013
Wanda Jo Plott answered:
Alyssa,

First, I strongly suggest talking to a Lender who can assist in raising the credit scores. Sharon Ballinger @ Cendera Funding has a program and will work with anyone interested in assistance. Sharon may be reached at sballinger@cenderafunding.com or 719-491- 2500

If you need to move, ask your current Landlord for a strong reference. Explain to the new Landlord your situation and be as honest as possible... Honesty is always the best policy! If you need assistance please do not hesitate to call me and I'll do my best to assist you. Good Luck!
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
clarosc4 answered:
I live in district 8, my son goes to eagleside and daughter to ffc hs. Lots of house for rent in the Oakwood homes development.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
I'd be happy to refer you to a great lender I work with. She does a lot of loans for investors and vacation homes. As Kristie said, it all depends on your debt to income ratio. Try Kim at Pinnacle Mortgage:

Kim Clancy
Pinnacle Mortgage
kclancy@pinnacle-mortgage.com
Direct: 720.353.4578
Cell: 949.933.9058
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
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Sun Mar 4, 2012
Mike Sullivan answered:
Perhaps....the question really depends on how 'poor' the credit is. Talk to a good lender to see just what is available. You could turn the question around....would you lend money to someone with poor credit....as the credit ranking goes down, the corresponding risk for default goes up....which leads to default, foreclosure, et. al. ... more
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Tue Apr 19, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Both could be either bank owned up to lender how they want to handle the sales.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Gilda Baxter SRES, GRI answered:
Hello Susan;
First I want to say, there are so many people with the same problem. I'd call the bank. They have many programs to help. If you just know you can't afford the home anymore, you may want to think about doing a short sale. It's better on your credit than a foreclosure. Something to think about anyway.

Let me know if you need anything,

Gilda Baxter
"Your Home, My Reputation"
719-598-3183
GildaBaxter@msn.com
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Gilda Baxter SRES, GRI answered:
Hello Maggieq;
Fountain is selling. The first time home buyers are out. Yes the home sale prices are lower, but when you turn around, and buy your dream home, the home will be cheaper also.
I suggest that you find out how much your home is worth. Then you can make your decisions based upon facts.
Realtors can run comps of other home sales in your neighborhood. You do want the Realtor to not sugar coat the price. If you need help, I'd love to walk along side to help you out.

Gilda Baxter
"Your Home, My Reputation"
719-598-3183
GildaBaxter.com
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Gilda Baxter SRES, GRI answered:
Hello Shannon;
I advise you to look at the areas that you're thinking of buying. What do the other homes look like. (Yards, condition state of the home, drive by at night--Friday etc..) I've noticed the new homes in the area also. I've sold older homes in the area. Some of the homes are very nice and then there are others. I would think that the new builds would help the area. Not everyone wants a new build. Now is the time to buy!! The market will and is changing. It's a Buyer's market now, but not for too much longer.

Let me know if you need any help, It would be my pleasure.

Gilda Baxter
"Your Home, My Reputation"
719-598-3183
GildaBaxter@msn.com
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