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Wed Jul 15, 2015
Mary Picciano answered:
I would be happy to show you any property. A seller has an agent and proper protocol is to contact the listing agent. then we make an appt. and see property.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015
Briony Wilson answered:
What is the exact address of the home you're interested in seeing? I am happy to help.
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Sure you can, give the listing agent a call.
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Kathleen Halleck asked:
Tue Aug 5, 2014
Jorge Gonzalez answered:
Hello Scot2313,

As has been mentioned HOA stands for Homeowners Association and depending upon the building HOA fees and what they include will vary. The way I like to look at it is, if you own an older single family home (i.e. a home that was built approximately 100 years ago), what will your monthly bills be like factoring in utilities, insurance & maintenance? Clearly those answers can fluctuate a lot depending on the house, the condition it's in and what improvements have been done to it. In terms of improvements I'm talking about everything from the sewer line to the roof, plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems and in some cases possibly even the foundation. Now, with a HOA, some of the utilities like water, sewer & trash will probably be covered and sometimes in certain HOA's possibly even heat & basic cable tv (although it's less common). Additionally, the HOA carries insurance to cover all the common areas and major systems of the building that provide, so that your only responsibility from an insurance standpoint is to insure what's inside your walls versus on a house you have to insure everything. That could be the difference between a $400 to $500/year insurance bill in comparison to $1000 to $1500/year depending upon the type of house. HOA fees depending upon the building can vary from on the low end $175/month all the way to $2000+/month for the extremely high end (on average though a lot of buildings will probably vary between $200 & $400/month) and if you looked at what your typical utility bills for water, sewer, trash, heat & electric for an older house, there's probably a good chance it might fall in that monthly range too. Basically, what the HOA is doing by charging all the residents a monthly HOA is not only planning for monthly utility bills, but also maintenance of all the common areas both inside and on the exterior of the building and possible future maintenance. The very well managed HOA's typically build up large cash reserves over time to account for possible large expenses that could happen over time for things like the roof, major mechanical systems of the building and other possible projects like replacing flooring in the common areas or painting exterior decks so the building looks nice. It would be somewhat similar to a homeowner trying to plan to save money because they know that within the next 10 years it might be required they replace a roof, furnace, water heater, paint the house, upgrade electrical, plumbing whatever. Anyway, hope this gives you a good perspective. ... more
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
Contact listing agent Daniel Beckerle (303) 526-7400 - Trulia profile listed in link below.
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Sat Sep 14, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Scot2313,

$440.00 is generally considered pretty steep for Denver area condo HOA's. But at least you have a great deal of inclusions in this one such as water, heat, and cableTV that are not always included in the quoted price. all the best.

Robert McGuire
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Hi Pehr,

Denver is a very strong and tight rental market right now. It will be hard to find a short term temporary home to rent in this market. What i suggest to many of my clients in your situation and those who are relocating to Denver is a place like 'The Breakers'.- Ihttp://www.thebreakersresort.com/ - I stayed there before when I sold my home and we had to wait for our new home to be built. Centrally located, clean, comfortable with many amenities. Give them a call to check it out. I hope you enjoy your time in Denver.

Robert McGuire ASR
Realtor/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Suz A answered:
A job is very important, Changedlife. The rental market in Denver and surrounding areas is very tight. I would use the resources available to you. And don't give up. More and more people are finding it difficult to find a suitable place to rent. A job puts you at the front of line. Other considerations are secondary. A letter sounds like a very good idea. Best of luck.

SuZ
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