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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Blue Sky Home Group answered:
awesome!! It still holds minerals and contaminants but overall is good.
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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Jon Roberts answered:
Echo Beth's comment below. I consider Denver City & County (same border) to be Urban or mostly Urban. There are stretches of Denver City & County that are very suburban, namely the Northeast area of town that stretches out to the airport where the neighborhoods of Green Valley Ranch and Montbello are located. Denver City & County is relatively small compared to most major cities. The Metro area is composed of 7 Counties, Denver being one of them and located in the dead center of the metro area. The other six counties and their towns or cities would be considered suburban in my book. ... more
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Thu Mar 17, 2016
Michael Cheng answered:
Wow, that's old school. I would expect 1% return on leads for each month you do it at the same neighborhood. So, if you're looking for 10% returns on leads, knock on doors in the same area for a year. ... more
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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Sean Dougherty answered:
What do you mean? Do you mean "Can I buy a home for $99 down in Colorado?" If so, I don't think so, and I don't agree with being able to do that, anyway. You need to have some "skin in the game" in order to purchase a home. If you cannot save enough money to have at least some down payment, then how can you expect to purchase a home, where at any given month, you don't have enough savings to cover an extra month's mortgage in case of emergency?

Sorry if that sounds harsh, but we need responsible folks purchasing homes so that we don't get in the same foreclosure mess again. I'd hate it if one of my clients purchased a home, had a hospital event, and therefore couldn't make payments, and then loses their home. We need to plan if we're purchasing a home!
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Phil Rotondo answered:
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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Jim Hendry answered:
John if you are serious I have an investor who owns hundred of rentals. If you want to buy lots of homes we could talk about what he has.
Jim Hendry
Jim@enersonre.com
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Matt Mansfield answered:
Give me a call and I can go through your options. I live in the area.

Matt Mansfield
Check out ALL the homes for sale at www.mansfielddenver.com
matt@mansfielddenver.com
303-725-8484
Equity Colorado
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
J. David Lampe answered:
Most Denver neighborhoods are going up in value right now. I really like the neighborhoods around Highlands such as Berkeley and Sunnyside. If you need any assistance or would like specific information on neighborhoods, I'm happy to help.
J. David Lampe, REALTOR
Your Castle Real Estate
303.550.8563
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Jaime,

There are so many great places to live in Denver it is hard to go wrong. Are you from out of state? It would be good for you to drive around some of the awesome Denver neighborhoods and then check out Craigslist and some of the property management sites like Rent.com. Each area is going to be a little different when it comes to price. I would say the average 3 bedroom, 2 bath home should rent for about $1200 to $1500 dallars a month. This could vary greatly depending on the area that you choose. Good success to you in finding the right place. If there is any way you can purchase instead of rent, It will certainly be to your benefit. Let me know if you need help with that. Check out the recent blog I wrote comparing renting to purching - http://j.mp/JFzjYI . Best of success in finding the right home, community, and situation for you and your family.

Robert McGuire ASR
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
1776 S. Jackson St. #412
Denver CO 80210
Direct – 303-669-1246
http://theRobertMcGuire.com
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Robert McGuire answered:
Hi Ernie,

I am not sure I understand your question. But in general, I look for honest and professional contractors who will listen to the needs and wants of the client. Good communicators and skilled at the services they offer without gouging the client for unnecessary costs. Time sensitive since often there are often times when time is of the essence on a home project.

Robert McGuire
Realtor/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
1776 S. Jackson St. #412
Denver CO 80210
Direct – 303-669-1246
www.theRobertMcGuire.com
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Fri Feb 14, 2014
Matt Mansfield answered:
Some, usually if you're not a breeder you should be fine. Check out my site to see all the homes and let me know what I can do to help you.

Matt Mansfield
Equity Colorado
www.mansfielddenver.com
matt@mansfielddenver.com
303.-725-8484
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Fri Jun 7, 2013
John Keene answered:
Austin,

You are best off talking to a lender. Give Morgan Pennington a call at Gateway Mortgage.

720-440-9741

I just used Gateway to purchase my own home. I used a VA loan, but Morgan offers many types of loans. Many without PMI.

Best of luck,

John Keene
303-547-7578
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Matt Mansfield answered:
Check out my site.

Best regards,
Matt Mansfield
303-725-8484
www.mansfielddenver.com
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Anne Price answered:
All Realtors should listen to what the buyer is saying and it sounds like yours didn't. One thing to keep in mind is that some Realtors have special training to work with investors (and you approached your purchase like an investor), understanding the way they think, finding the deals and getting the offers accepted. The designation CIAS - Certified Investor Agent Specialist - is one to look for. ... more
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
J. David Lampe answered:
There are many great up-and-coming neighborhoods in Denver. Some of my favorite are near the Highlands - LoHi, Baker, and Sunnyside. Let me know if I can be of any assistance in your home search. Thanks, J. David Lampe, Your Castle Real Estate ... more
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Andrea Lard answered:
Unfortunately it is a frustrating reality. Honestly, sometimes a house will have sign in the yard and may show a status of being off the market because the seller has had a family emergency or it could be that the agent hasn't picked their sign up from the yard yet. Sometimes this is used as a tactic to try an refresh a stale listing. The only way you have chance of finding out what case could be is taking a chance at contacting the seller agent. However, if thet have an agency relationship with the seller they may not tell you the seller's motivation. However, if you have a great buyer's agent working in your best interest, they can do some creative research to gain information. If you need assistance, let me know. ... more
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
RJ Baxter answered:
I have a few clients in that area who home school so I'm sure there is a good network. Message me if you would like me to inquire.
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Tue Jan 31, 2012
Robert McGuire answered:
Maria,

You have sent this question out to a national audience of primarily residential realtors. I would check with the top commercial real estate firms in New Jersey that work the Cranbury market. Good success with your transactions.

Robert McGuire ASR
Realtor/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
1776 S. Jackson St. #412
Denver CO 80210
Direct – 303-669-1246
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Mon Feb 6, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
You'd certainly be able to find something in those areas in the upper end of your price range. I would be happy to assist you.
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Wed Mar 16, 2011
Spencer R. Madison answered:
Dear future neighbor,

If your husband is unconcerned about his commute, then you should find a place closer to Cherry Creek with easy access to I-25 / I-225. It would be difficult to tell you exactly which neighborhoods to choose as I don't know what your definition of "nice" is when referring to a neighborhood.

If you like an area with newer homes, some shopping, and some open space, then look towards the Stapleton and Lowry neighborhoods. Both of these areas have been almost completely built from scratch in the past ten years and are close enough to Cherry Creek that you'll be able to get home to walk the dog. Still, his commute will be a good 45 min to Greeley.

If you like an area with older, architecturally interesting homes, then consider North Park Hill, Skyland, or City Park West. These areas offer homes built between 1890 and the 1950s, small corridors of unique shops and restaurants, and proximity to parks.

Realistically, anything further away from these neighborhoods will make it very difficult for you to run home and let the dog out during you lunch hour. There are other neighborhood you might consider if you can install a secure doggie door so that the pooch could let him/herself out into the yard.

However, you may find it difficult to rent a 2-3 bd / 2 ba in Denver for $1250/mo as the rental market here has tightened up significantly in the past year, especially in the single-family market. You might be lucky enough to find a gem, but be prepared to compromise on price or size. Once you decide to make Denver a more permanent move, you will see that spending that kind of money on a mortgage here will get you a pretty nice home, one that has often been recently updated. Also, you will find that your choice of neighborhoods will expand to encompass much of the city and surrounding area.

Good luck with your move, and if you would like some help with your property search, or just want some answers about your Denver questions, please feel free to call or write.

Sincerely,

Spencer R. Madison

REALTOR®
Your Castle Real Estate
smadison@yourcastle.org
(720)244-6673
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