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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Suzanne Walker answered:
Buying is always smarter than renting in 99.9% of the cases.
Buying in Golden, CO wouldn't be any less wise, unless it is a market/community not conducive to your lifestyle.
Rates are low and it is a buyers market. Yes, I'd take advantage of it.
Find a buyer agent who is an expert in Golden and one that understands your needs from a personal standpoint and a financial one. Then begin looking.
Good luck,
Susan Walker
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Brian....the time can vary so be patient. On the short side 10 days and on the long side I have seen them take up to 5 month. Work with a competiant Realtor to help you thru the process. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Are you referring to the USAA Military Movers Advantage?
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Sat Feb 8, 2014
Vicki Maselli-Shoop answered:
Hi Bruce,

First, let me say that Trulia Real Estate Search and Trulia Voices are actually tools and open forums for both consumers and real estate professionals.

Regarding your desire to sell & move, how would you categorize the current market in your home town? Is it a Seller's market, Buyer's market or somewhat neutral? What is the average appreciation rate for your area? You may want to consider interviewing a couple of real estate professionals in your area to get their assessment of current market conditions as well as a recommendation on a possible list price. Be sure to ask to see a "seller's net sheet."

What is the driving force behind your decision to rent v/s buy? Are you thinking that you will not have enough equity from the sale of your present home? Or, is it because of a temporary job relocation? I presume that you did not have a home buyer's warranty (HBW) in force when you originally purchased the home or you did not renew it after the first year. I insist on HBW's for my clients and strongly encourage them to renew them, especially if the home is older (10+ years).

In my opinion, if you like the tax write-off and benefits of owning your own place, stick with purchasing another home. However, be sure to have it professionally inspected and have your Realtor negotiate a provision in the contract whereby the seller pays for a HBW.

Best wishes - Ted
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