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Home Buying in Castle Rock : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 8, 2014
Julie Reddington answered:
Is it this one on the link below? I can send you over homes for sale in Plum Creek
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Marianne Bandy answered:
Absolutely! Most homes in Castle Rock are gas heated. You can search all homes for sale in Castle Rock on my website, as well as save your searches and favorite properites and get email alerts of new listings matching your criteria as they come on the market. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Marianne Bandy, CRS
The Bandy Team
RE/MAX Professionals - Denver CO
"From Our Heart to Your Home"

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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
Can you be a little more specific about your question or what your specific issue is? you can find plenty of houses here on trulia. you just have to look under "buy". but honestly, the listings here arent very up to date. If you're looking to buy a home, your best resource is going to be one of those "real estate faces"! An agent has access to the local mls which has the most updated listings and pretty photos of houses. You can ignore the agent's face if you'd like. :-) ... more
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
ValerieBentien answered:
I'm assuming your talking about the Whitman model in Sweetwood. I have a photo of the front of the home as well as floorplans. If you would like to email me, I would be happy to send them to you.
Val Bentien
Innovative Real Estate
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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Sean Dougherty answered:
There are so many variables that I couldn't give you an actual value. You will need to factor in the finish work, style, and design of the basement. A good rule of thumb is that the cost will be about $25 - 30/square foot, plus $4,000 - 7,500 for a bathroom, and that you will be able to recoup about 65% - 75% of what you put into it for resale. The pricing assumes you using a contractor for all the work, it will be less if you do the work yourself (if you're qualified).

Best of luck, and I would recommend you bringing your Realtor into your home to take a look and give you some idea of what the costs and returns will be.
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Most sites like Trulia do not offer this option. Some MLS systems will have a box an agent can search for. Have a good local agent discuss your needs and have them set up a search for Lease Options and send you the homes.
One thing, find an agent who has experience doing these. They are a specialty and coming to terms which are beneficial to a buyer as well as the seller takes a knowledgeable experienced agent.
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Phil Rotondo answered:
Since there is no guarantee that you ever get a short sale approval, I'm moving quickly with a non-short sale.
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Tue Sep 27, 2011
Julie Reddington answered:
I would be happy to send you over some Lease to Own properties. I took a quick look in zip 80109 and there are 4 properties showing as Lease option. If you would like me to send you these over, please send me an email to

Look forward to hearing from you

720 226 4168
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Tue May 22, 2012
Allen Wallace answered:
It looks like Enclave is the name and the number is 303-501-4321
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Lillian Lively answered:
Wow. This one seems like a good problem to have, as problems go. I can answer from 2 different perspectives:

1) Yes, buy the dream house now, while the interest rates are low. As interest rates go up, your buying power goes down - you either have to buy less of a house than your dream house or be willing to pay more for it, in interest.

2) Stay put. Given the uncertainty of jobs don't take the chance that you need to have a 2 income family to pay for the mortgage.

So, there you go. I bet that didn't solve anything. Wishing you the best in making your choice!!
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
Not sure what you are referring to, I will need more info from you. Give me a call and I can help point you in the right direction.
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Sat Jul 18, 2009
Marianne Bandy answered:
You are wise to take advantage of this great time to buy, especially for first time home buyers. It's not too late to get the $8000 tax rebate as long as you close before Dec. 1, 2009. Our team has 3 buyer specialist agents and all they do is work with buyers. They are all very familiar with the first time buyer programs. We would be happy to help you!

Our website also can send you emails with new listings on the market, helping you to beat the competition! Homes such as what you are looking for are selling quickly, so you need every advantage to get one.

I look forward to hearing from you.
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Mon Mar 7, 2011
David Elson answered:
Hey Laura,

The most recent published activity report for Douglas County West (published monthly) shows the average List Price to Sales Price is 96.0%. Of course not all listings sell, but those that do get pretty close to asking price. Great deals can be found, especially in our foreclosure inventory as they are often priced to sell quickly. Your best bet is to contact a local real estate professional to give you specific statistics on the area and price range your concentrating on.

Have a great day!

David Elson
RE/MAX Alliance
Castle Rock CO
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Charles Ward answered:
Most of the builders you will find here our going to use their own contracts which have been written by lawyers to favor their position. Builders are not regulated by the Real Estate commission like agents and therefore a new construction purchase will be different then a resale property. It has been my experience that a lawyer may help you understand the contract however you will most likely not be able to get the builder to change the contract. If it makes you feel more comfortable to consult with a lawyer then by all means contact one or ask your agent for some referrals. I would also recommend having representation by a real estate agent even on new construction. They can make the process much smoother and help with everything from finding the right home/builder to assisting in what options and upgrades are appropriate for the market. ... more
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