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Home Selling in Colorado Springs : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Aug 2, 2015
Brian L. A. Wess answered:
Hi Ethan :o)

While I appreciate the serious nature of your question, I hope you can understand that discussion of non-specific generalizations of opinion by a Realtor in an open forum such as this isn't appropriate or ethical.

Every builder has strengths and weaknesses depending on whether you are looking at entry level or added value properties and features.

As a local Realtor who is very familiar with and keeps informed on the various builders locally from entry level to semi-custom and custom, I would be happy to discuss your specific concerns about Richmond American homes offline with you either by phone or in person and assist you in determining which direction you wish to go with a new home purchase.

Best Regards
Brian L. A. Wess
Realtor®, Broker Owner
CRS, CDPE, GRI, ABR, ASR, CSR, CNS, SFR, e-PRO
Military Relocation, Residential & Investment Specialist
Infinite Horizons Realty - Metro Brokers
Colorado Springs, CO
Direct: 719-528-6672
Web: BrianWess.com
COLORADO REAL ESTATE...DONE RIGHT!â„¢
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Charles D' Alessio answered:
It really varies but around 1000 sq feet unless you get above $350,000 in price. What are you looking for as far as sq footage?
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Nathan Smith answered:
I would be happy to list the home for you or even purchase it myself and complete the repairs. My direct number is 719-648-4548. Nathan Smith. Hope Realty Elite
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Brian Pfeffer answered:
Based on the information provided in the listing, it does not appear to be either but I have a call in to verify. Please contact me if you would like to see it.
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Janice Lloyd answered:
Catherine, I am not sure what you are asking...is it how do you find a suitable Real Estate Agent to list your home with?? Or are you asking about putting it on the market yourself as a FSBO?
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Brolin McConnell answered:
It all depends on your debt to income ratio. A lender is a better person to ask this question to as the lending regulations change quite often. The best Colorado Springs lender we use and recommend for all of our lending is Bob Manderfield with Cherry Creek Mortgage. His direct # is 719-339-1933.

If Bob can help you out, I'd love to help you out with your next home purchase! My number is 719-505-5432! Your Realistic and Reliable Realtor!
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should click on the profile of the listing agent and email or call them direct if you do not have a buyer broker. If you have a buyer broker, have them look it up on MLS
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Charles D' Alessio answered:
If you are talking about the $7500.00 here are the general rules. If you sell your home, make a little money, that has to go back to the government. BUT then you are done paying. If you break even or even owe a little money, then once the sale happens, you are done. If you make more than what you owe then you get to keep the difference.

If you mean the $8000 there was no repayment plan. Hope that helps. I always advise people to talk to a tax expert for verification.

Further, I can help you sell or use it as a rental property. Lets meet to go over your options!
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Bhad,

If you don't have someone (i.e. Realtor) to do a Comparative Market Analysis to calculate current market value (based on comps SOLD within the last 3 months), you might want to have an appraisal done so you know current market value of your property.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
www.RealtyBySR.com
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
Sean Dougherty answered:
First off, you should consult with a Realtor as soon as you are able - it's possible that your home is not worth what you think it is. Have a professional give you his/her opeinion of the current value, it might surprise you.

The second thing to consider, if your home is still under water, would be to rent it out. Here in Fort Collins, rents have gone up significantly in the past couple of years, and it's very possible that the rent you could get from the home will pay your mortgage. If not, it will significantly reduce the amount you have to pay per month. Then, you stick it out until values come up enough to get the home sold.

Lastly, consult a real estate attorney about any possibility of "rent-to-own" scenarios. I've rarely seen any of these that work out well for both parties, and you need to have a professional give you the ups and downs, as well as to write the contract.

Best of luck to you!
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Mon May 19, 2014
Coleen Allen answered:
I always suggest a Pre-Inspection and offering a 1 year Home Warranty. The Pre-Inspection will inform the Seller on what needs to be repairs. This helps eliminate surprises later on. It is also an enticing bonus for the Buyer.
Of course keeping the home extremely clean, making the paint neutral, and updating flooring, appliance and counter top are all a given.
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Brenda Feria answered:
If your house is listed with an agent, your agent can enter your home on Trulia. If you are selling the house yourself, you may enter the listing. You would need to set up an account and enter the listing and add photos and description. Some real estate websites feed to Trulia as well. Visual Tour is one of them. ... more
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Sun Jan 22, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Contact a local Realtor who has access to the multiple listing services of your area and can get you the numbers you are looking for, but you also should communicate the details of your property to that Realtor so that he/she can compare your size, type of home and potentially area and put that into the average number.
Sorry I cannot do that for you....
Edith

PS I am sure that at one point a Realtor from California will respond to your question, or just directly contact
one...
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Hi even if you get an average time from a local Realtor, it will not matter much, because in today's market
most if not all areas are buyers markets, i.e. more homes offered for sale than there are ready and willing
and interested and searching buyers around. Therefore it is the buyer that can select from a large number of properties and why one sold after 30 days and another one is still on the market after 12 months is probably anybody's guess. Each buyer is looking for something different, and what one likes in your home another one
may very well hate.....

So no matter what the information could be what the average is, it will be difficult to relate it 100 % to your home.
If priced right, the best updated, the nicest open floor plan, the best curb appeal in your size and price range
will sell first or sooner than.....

I wish you luck and please connect with an experienced Realtor in Colorado Springs to guide you and represent your interest and to advise you well.

Edith YourRealtor4Life! and Chicago and Northern Illinois Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients
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Tue Jun 21, 2011
BayAreaHomeRebate answered:
Well contracts are signed by all parties so they can follow the terms and conditions. In California, if this is the case, your agent would send out something called, "notice to buyer to perform" This would give the buyer a time period to remove the appraisal contingency. If they don't, then you would be able to cancel the contract.

Now, what is probably best is to find out through your agent what is going on. But, normally it doesn't take 17 days to get an appraisal done. (this is the normal time frame to remove all contingencies) Now, if you do have another buyer, a back up buyer- then go ahead and think about this route. But if you are going to have a hard time finding another buyer, then it's probably best to work with the current buyer you have...

Your agent should be able to provide this info to you.
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Wed Jun 8, 2011
Michael Emery answered:
Everything is salable....at a price.

If you are attempting to sell for more than the current market value, then no one - including a management company - would be willing to purchase as they would incur a loss. And an investor like a management company would probably pay even less than a traditional buyer. ... more
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Sun May 1, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
Banks not being honest and providing good help with government programs. STOP, you're going to make me stop believing in the Easter Bunny next.
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
jo answered:
Tracy, your not asking Trulia when you posted your question, your asking the agents by posting here...
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