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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Tina Lam answered:
Fri Jul 26, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
In my opinion, I don't think a CMA is that detailed. That would be more of an appraisal, right? I just try to use similar "apples to apples" comps (same # br, ba, similar square footage, same neighborhood, etc) ... more
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Sean Dougherty answered:
Do a lease option for 5 years. Your friend can give you a sizeable down payment, pay you a reasonable monthly rent, then close on the purchase when he/she turns 55.

There are other options, as well. Best of luck, and feel free to write back with questions! ... more
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Wed Jun 11, 2014
John Chapin answered:
Short answer. YES
Long answer. Appraisers are usually a step or two behind the curve.
The market nowadays can turn on the proverbial dime!
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Robert McGuire answered:

The 4 bedroom homes are the most in demand. Keep checking with the Section 8 office as well as Since there is such demand for rentals in the Denver area, Section 8 is not always the best option for the landlords. Best of success with your search.

Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Bret Weinstein answered:
I would be happy to help you out. Would you like to rent or buy? Feel free to email or call me at your convenience and we can begin the search!


Bret Weinstein
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You might go down to the Assessors Office and the County Records Office and ask them for help.

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Alyssa Hellman answered:
This varies substantially based on the level of finishes, the contractor, & how much work still needs to be done to the plumbing. I would estimate the work at $8-10K
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Suz A answered:
I'm willing to bet you get a number of responses over the next few days. The agents will ask for more information and provide a contact number or email. I would encourage you to speak with several local Realtors.

You can use your own process, of course, but you should talk with at least three. There is a lot of information exchanged in the agent-client relationship. So, this person should be someone you think is a good communicator and matches well with your personal style.

A good agent will spend time getting to know you and learning your particular needs - why you are looking for a home at this time, what you are qualified to buy as well as questions that help the realtor narrow down what will meet your needs.

I don't work the Englewood area. However, I hope that helps.

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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Jeanne B Symonds answered:
A comission is a comission - you can always create other business while waiting for the 3 month one to close - generally it can take 45 days to close on any regular deal, what's another 25 days?
Some closings (short sales) can take up to 6 months - Do you work for the buyer (buyer agency) what does your buyer want/think?
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Sat Jul 27, 2013
Heather Kinder Sims answered:
I do find that sellers are on the fence about whether to list right now. What they're hearing in the news is that it's a buyers' market, but what many don't realize is that if it's a buyers' market, it is good for sellers because there are a lot of buyers out there! In my area (Dallas, central and east), the listing inventory is down, and a well-priced home that shows well will move quickly, often with multiple offers! ... more
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Sat Jun 28, 2014
Randy Palizzi answered:

You can determine the approximate land value by looking at your tax records and comparing them to two acre plots. The land value is reported separately from the total value of the property as far as assessing taxes goes.

However, the views, where it is located in the subdivision, landscaping and other improvements would have a potentially large impact on the value or perceived value of a potential buyer.

I can manuver through the tax records and look over your lot and give you an approximate price range. Like other Realtors(r) I am not an Appraiser so I can only offer a range.

I would be happy to assist you with this if you're interested.

Thank you,
Randy Palizzi
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek.
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Sat Jul 27, 2013
Todd & Jennifer Markus answered:
Over a million we are seeing brisk showings 1-2 per week. Under a million (750K-1.0 M) it could be as much as 7-10. Although these last few weeks it has slowed down a bit.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
You have not identified what you are talking about:

Need an address:

A better suggestion would be for you to personally visit the compound;
talk to some of the residents and find out the pitfalls.
ask them for a copy of the CCRs.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Diana in a rental holdover is usually when a tenant stays after their lease expires. It will clearly depend if you are being charged more becuase your landlord has not signed your new lease. You should keep in writing any communication you send and anything received from your landlord. if you go to court the only way to beat he said she said is with written proof or mail, letters or email. ... more
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
"In theory I guess I broke the lease"? No, in actuality you definitely broke the lease. No doubt about it.

The answer to your question depends on what the security deposit covers. Check your (broken) lease for that. Yes, often it does cover due but unpaid rent. In that case, the landlord would be entitled to keep it. If the security deposit was to cover only damage to the property, then--since you didn't occupy the property and therefore didn't cause damage--you could be entitled to a return of your deposit.

The answer ultimately lies in what the lease says.
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Tue Jun 5, 2012
Coleen Allen answered:
Homes priced $150-200k in Colorado Springs is what's selling the most.
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Sat Jul 27, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
I think this all depends on how dated the property is, and what their budget is. Sellers can do simple improvements like paint, and have carpets cleaned, or update cabinet pulls, light fixtures and door hardware. Or...they can go all out and do re-do flooring, kitchens, baths, etc. ... more
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Madlom Team,
November and December are traditionally the slowest months in my market. Holidays, dark days, lousy weather all contribute to fewer showings and closings. As the calendar turns, we traditionally see things start to pick up culminating in the late spring when properties look their best and the sunshine puts everyone in a better mood. Best of luck. ... more
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