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Pueblo West : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 16, 2016
Barry Jedburgh answered:
Rachel,

Pueblo West would be a great choice! Unfortunately, there is often a common mistake of combining Pueblo West with the City of Pueblo demographic, education, and crime data. Technically Pueblo West (81007 zip code) is not a suburb of the City of Pueblo and it was never intended to be by our founder Mr. Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. Although a number of our residents work in the City of Pueblo, we are our own separate local government with separate elected officials. Pueblo West is part of the D70 school system and has the highest academically ranked high school in the County and an incredibly successful athletic program. Pueblo West also has significantly lower violent crime than the City of Pueblo, higher income and education level per capita, and we reside directly next to Lake Pueblo State Park with an incredible view of the mountain vistas. ... more
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Tue Mar 15, 2016
Steven Daboub answered:
We did Zillow and we signed up to trulia and claimed our home which allowed us to basically post our For Sale By Owner. Zillow is amazing!
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Thu Mar 10, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Have you had complaints about the paint? How long have you been on the market? What does your REALTOR suggest? FYI -- paint color is very subjective. You may thing it's "done with class", but others may think it's tacky. (I know plenty of people who still LOVE the southwest look from the 80s and 90s.) I wouldn't do anything yet, until you get a bunch of complaints about the paint. ... more
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
The MLS doesn't indicate there is an HOA, but it is a HUD owned property, and listing agents sometimes leave out pertinent info. I suggest you contact a local REALTOR to work for you as a Buyer's Agent. He/she can do some research for you on that home and others in the neighborhood. Let me know if you'd like the name of an agent in Pueblo. ... more
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Fri Aug 15, 2014
Steve Quintana answered:
You can approach the seller or you can ask a broker to do the background research and possible list the property for you to buy. Using a broker will get you more info on market prices and history that might save yo some money. ... more
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
Steve Quintana answered:
Defining modular homes is an uphill battle that must be waged with almost every buyer prospect. One approach might be for the realtor to have copies of the following documents posted to the MLS and available for each buyer prospect:

1. State and federal laws defining modular homes.
2. The home's construction manufacturing specifications.
3. Insurance declarations page.
4. FHA lending rules including modular homes.
5. Contact info of modular-knowledgable local lenders.
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Fri Feb 14, 2014
Andrea Divelbiss answered:
I actually work for a builder and we have never left a house unfinished. We can always look at building you a new home and customize it the way you would like.
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
helpinghandspueblo2 answered:
Hi - we are local builders and we would be interested in talking with you about your lot. Please call Sonja Cole at 719-422-5169. For more info visit our website at www.helpinghandspueblo.net ... more
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Shari Buhler answered:
Hi Matt,

The sooner you begin looking, the better idea you will get regarding what areas of Pueblo/Pueblo West will best suite your lifestyle and meet your budget. It looks as though you have received quite a few excellent answers to your question thus far.

I have a highly qualified team of real estate brokers and agents as well as experts in other industries that can be of help to you. The benefit of working with a team like ours is that you are not just relying on or waiting on just one person to answer your emails, texts, phone calls or questions. I myself had to relocate many times in my life. It is because of that that I have assisted many clients make the move to Colorado from all parts of the U.S. and the world. Moving to a new area can be intimidating and I and my team believe in giving you all the assistance we can to make your transition as smooth as possible.

If you can, please contact me directly at 719-320-7713 (you can text, email or phone but, text or phone is swifter). We would be honored and happy to serve your needs and help you throughout your entire process from your current front door to your new front door.

Thanks for taking the time to read my response and I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest Regards,

Shari Buhler
Buhler Home Team - ERA Herman Group
1320 Fortino Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81008
719-320-7713 - direct line
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Christie Smith answered:
I would suggest that you make sure you have 3 lines of credit. (Maybe a credit card, car payment, etc.) With these lines of credit, always make your payments on time! This will help improve your credit, so that you may apply for a loan. (Lenders suggest that you do this for six months along with other healthy payment habits to improve your credit.)

If you know your credit score I would be happy to direct you to a lender for a free consultation on how soon you will be able to apply for a loan.

There are many great options for first time homebuyers right now with low down payment assistance.

You might in in a better position than your realize, so it is always good to consult with a lender and realtor. I love helping first time homebuyers meet their goals and dreams! Hope this helps you start the process!
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Deanna Cozzolino answered:
Hello Theresa,

Glad to see you are planning ahead and not holding off until the last minute. It will take you and your Realtor some time for research. There were 186 homes that sold in Pueblo West over the past 6 months that were of average size (3-5 bedroom homes). Of those that sold, the average sale price was about $215,000 and it took 123 days on the market to get them sold. These homes sold at an average of $114.00 per square foot. These are very general statistics and obviously without an expert looking at your home to evaluate how much above the average or below the average when it comes to size, age, condition, and lot size and location, a number cannot be thrown out there based ONLY on the previous stats of sales in Pueblo West.

You would start with finding out your pay off amount. Meeting with your chosen Realtor to establish an appropriate listing price. Then your Realtor begins the marketing strategy. And finally you start packing. I can do all signatures on line so if you are relocated before your home actually sells, it can still be done!

When you are ready to begin the process, give me a call ~ I would love to help you!

Deanna Cozzolino
RE/MAX ASSOCIATES
248-7832

*I have just relocated to RE/MAX this week so I may be still categorized as an ERA agent on your website.
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Theresa Waker answered:
We live about ten mintues from 25 up by the Pueblo West Campground. It takes about 35-40 min to get to gate 20. They have opened gate 19 now and that cuts off a few minutes of our drive time. It's open Mon-Fri. ... more
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Deanna Cozzolino answered:
199 homes in PW sold since March 1st of this year. The average selling price was $215,000 and the average selling time was 122 days. The higher the price on the home, the longer it took them to sell. It is all about finding the appropriate price to list your home. If you need assistance with this, Let Me Know...

Deanna Cozzolino
Dcozzolino-realtor@live.com
719 248-7832
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Thu May 26, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Ever think of trading it as like kind, have a Realtor or old time Real Estate agent sit down and talk to you about this kind of sale, actually trade or swap, If you home is worth more then it is a trade and the difference, or vice a versa ... more
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Sun Jun 6, 2010
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Doug:

Regret to hear about your problem.

Check if you can add on to your house, builders are charging much less.

Next figure out what is the Max. rent you can get for your property, then figure out if you
can be cash flow positive.

Go to the blog below to see how your area is doing:

http://www.trulia.com/blog/perry_mistry/2010/05/check_how_your_area_or_town_is_doing

Later this year, there are programs underway, where the Bank will reduce the principal.

It maybe prudent for you to rent first your home and buy a 2nd home if you qualify; depending on the math about your monthly Loss or Profit after figuring out the equation (Rental Income + Depreciation - All costs).

If you used Turbo Tax to do your taxes plug in some numbers.

If you can afford to take a loss then so be it, if you cant try to rent, if you do a short sale first well, its unlikely a lender will lend you to upgrade your life style any time soon.

See if you can qualify for a FHA loan with 3.5% down on your 2nd. home and rent out the first and go from there.

Good luck.
Perry
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Mon Sep 21, 2009
Dena Stevens answered:
Great question! Ask your Realtor, most listings on the MLS will tell you if the seller will carry or not. And in some cases agents know people who lend money privately. You usually have to go through a credit approval process for a seller to carry and bring a money for the down payment. ... more
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Mon Sep 21, 2009
Dena Stevens answered:
You should always consult a tax professional when it comes to your taxes. And as of today (Sept 21-2009) your son must be under contact by Nov 1 and close by Nov 30 for the tax credit. So hop to it! There are still some great deals to be had. I'm in the Pueblo area, I'd be happy to help! ... more
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Wed Apr 22, 2009
Fred Olson answered:
Mary Jo,
If the seller has a good agent, and listened to the advise of that agent, most homes are priced 1 or 2 percent above what they expect to receive as an offer. There are always exceptions to that. I advise that you contact an agent in your area that can help you determine what the offer should be since this is always based on current market value. I can refer you to an agent in your area. Just contact me at Fred.Olson@ERA.com. ... more
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