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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Elizabeth Daniel answered:
Hello chimonger,

Pueblo as a community embraces the use of solar power, for the most part. If you have a specific property in mind for switching over to solar, please contact me with the details and I will be happy to help you try to obtain further answers to your questions. As for chemical industrial, what specifically are you referring to please and which area are you referring to? Thank you for your questions and I hope to have the opportunity to speak with you.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Daniel
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Jim Jackson answered:
Any houses in foreclosure in Rye Colo. area or rent to buy, or even cheap rental.Houses under 100,000 Please!
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
River Rock answered:
Hi, Finding a great Realtor is easy when you use Trulia's Find a Pro feature. You can view their listings and recommendations as well as their awards and accreditation. Check it out http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/ ... more
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
You can't assume much and be sure. I have seen public information listed that is just not correct and maybe never was correct. I have seen agents list homes as 5 bedrooms but it may only have a 3 bedroom septic system. Sometimes upgrades happen, and are permitted, but the county records don't get updated, so don't assume anything. Ask for permits and check with the county records offices to see what the true story is. Often an agent will go through a house and count bedrooms and not check any deeper to see if they are all suppose to be bedrooms. ... more
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Mon May 28, 2012
Elizabeth Daniel answered:
Just to let you know, your question posted in the section for Pueblo, Colorado.... I didn't want you wondering why no one had responded...
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Mon May 28, 2012
Matt Pickett answered:
Hey Melvin, this should be the case but its always best to get the advice from a local expert, best of luck
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
B.J. Deal answered:
Seg,

You may write an offer and present to the listing agent. Unfortuntely, if this is a foreclosure, the bank does not have to review the offer or accept it, if they already have one in process. Five minutes can make a difference.

You might want to keep in touch with the listing agent to make sure that the offer is proceding with no problems. If you have the time to wait, the house may be back on the market, if the prospective buyer does not get the loan or the bank does not like the terms.

In any case, the seller chooses whether or not to accept any offers on his/her home.
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Mon May 28, 2012
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Seg,

I'm assuming since the bank accepted an offer the property is either a short sale or an REO (bank owned). That being the case, the bank has the final say on which offer they accept. Of course, they are going to accept the highest and best offer because they are in the business of making money and minimizing their loss (if there is one). And yes, it is common for buyers to offer more than the asking price, especially if the asking price is below market value. It is not uncommon (though not necessary ethical) for agents to list properties below market price so they receive several offers and the bank can then chose the highest and best one. To avoid this problem in the future, have your agent do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on the property you are interested in before you go see it so you know the market value and if it is realistically priced and if it's in your price range. This way, you will also know what the best price is to offer for it.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
www.RealtyBySR.com
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Sat Feb 19, 2011
Agents for Home Buyers answered:
What is a PLSA? In our local market, most listed properties that are bank owned will close within 45 days or so of contracting...in part because the bank will try to put a fairly tight limit on the closing date. They're trying to get rid of properties as quick as they can. ... more
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Sally Grenier answered:
You might be able to look it up on your county assessor's website and see who the owner is. It is a matter of public record. Even then, it might be difficult to track down the owners, as they're probably long gone, and unlisted in the phonebook. By now, it's quite possible that it may be owned by the bank. If you'd like the name or a Realtor in Pueblo, I'd be happy to refer you to someone.

Sally
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Sat Dec 6, 2008
Stefan Geyer answered:
First-time buyers who purchase a primary residence between 04/09/08 and 07/01/09 will be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit (or 10% of the purchase price, depending on which is the lesser of the two). You do not qualify for this credit, but you will likely qualify for standard tax deductions, which can be very welcome come tax time. ... more
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Sat Feb 7, 2009
Suzanne Walker answered:
I don't know specifically what you need but try the below resources to see if they have a program meeting your needs and/or can point you in the right direction. Also, you might check with a reputable lender you know to see if they know of anything.

http://www.pueblo.us/cgi-bin/gt/tpl_page.html,template=1&content=55&nav1=1&
http://www.coloradobluesky.org/
http://www.nwpueblo.org/PROGRAM%20DESCRIPTION.htm
http://http://coloradohousingassistance.org/coloradohousingassistancecorporation/
www.crhdc.org/
http://www.chfainfo.com/homebuyer/
http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/shhp/Homeownership.htm

Good luck,
Susan Walker
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Sat Feb 7, 2009
Dena Stevens answered:
Jason

Views are pretty easy to find in Pueblo, trees can be a challenge sometimes. Are you planning on putting the two houses next to each other? Dividing can be an issue because of water. In Colorado you need a min of 35+ acres to get a well permit. And dividing can be an issue if the property has already been divided. Feel free to contact me via my web site and we can get more detailed. www.coloradowesternland.com ... more
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Fri Mar 11, 2016
Suzanne Walker answered:
I'm assuming you want to stay in Pueblo if not where are you open to move? What price point are you looking at?
I'd be glad to help you search for these, since I know with this specific criteria it can be difficult to search online.
Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of help.
-Susan
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Ute Ferdig answered:
Frame construction is what we call "stick-built." It's made of wood. Most common construction in the West because it holds up better to earthquakes because wood is more flexible than stone or brick. ... more
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Thu Dec 31, 2009
Dena Stevens answered:
Yes you can! There are several reputable builders in the area that build for under $200k. And many homes can be finished in just weeks.
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Sat May 12, 2007
John Spond answered:
There are some areas of littleton where you are allowed to have horses.
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