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John Novak, Real Estate Pro in Henderson, NV

How long does it take to find a home in Denver?

Asked by John Novak, Henderson, NV Sun May 20, 2007

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Buyers can take as long as they want to locate a home. Most savvy home buyers find the best way to search is to take a week or two and focus on finding a home. Any longer than that and the original homes the buyer looked at are gone! Relocation buyers typically come in for 3 days, during that time we explore the various neighborhoods, find one they like and hone down on the right house. It seems like a very short time, but it works very well. Of course before relocation buyers arrive, they are very well informed for their options and prepared with financing, so we hit the road running!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon May 21, 2007
John: It depends on the person. With all the homes on the market---- you can find a home within days. Other Buyers take weeks or months. All depends on how selective the Buyer is.
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All the best, Kathryn
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 19, 2008
How long do YOU want to take?
I have sold houses on the first viewing. I also physically showed 150 homes to a Buyer before we found the right one.
The amount of time required is based on your needs and desires. Having the right Broker to assist you, Technology and Communication are the keys to YOUR success.
Web Reference: http://areacolorado.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 18, 2008
John: Depends on how well the Buyer knows what he/she is looking for. Some Buyers look at 4 places-- and move forward with one. Others take weeks or months. There is an abundance of homes on the market. With a great selection, low interest rates, and great deals-- Buyers are being more selective. After finding a home-- you can close 2-4 weeks afterwards. Depending on how far along your loan is, if the property is vacant, and if not a short sale, etc. (Short Sales, when the bank agrees to less than what is due on the mortgage or mortgages/ it takes longer to close-- 2-6 months).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 13, 2008
Seconds. Over 31,00 properties in our MLS. If you are looking for it you will find it. Multi million dollar dream homes $49,000 condos
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 16, 2007
If you know your market, what you can truly afford then it doesnt take but a few time out, so a week or so to find a home.
The problem I have seen, that are so many houses on the market, some buyers want to see them all before they decide. My advise is simple, and this is what I tell my clients, you will know the right home when you walk in. If your agent opens the door, and you take two steps in, and hate the front room set up. Stop turn around and go to the next one. If you do this, you will find the right one quickly, and still feel like you looked at what was for sale.
Web Reference: http://altadenver.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 12, 2007

If you are an investor who's only concern is finding a home selling at 60% if its fixed up value, then your answer surprisingly is about 1 to 2 days.

If you are an owner/occupant then the process can be as short as 5 days--unless you are finicky.

Danny Speagle
The Speagle Group, President
303.993.5193 office
720.936.5877 cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 19, 2007
In order to maximize your home search, it is important that you work with a Realtor with whom you can communicate. Communication is key in reducing your search time! A good Realtor will ascertain your wants and needs, thus enabling you to narrow your search. So, the answer to your question is, with the right Realtor, you can find a home as quick as you want/need to do so.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 17, 2007
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