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Littleton : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 17, 2014
Julie Montgomery answered:
Hi Andrew -- you can search on Craiglist, but a much more efficient way is to search from It's the largest real estate website in the country. I don't think you have to register, but it do and prefer not to be contacted by a realtor, visit

Also, Craig's List will not most of the listings on the other two websites, as it is a separate place to advertise. Lots of for sale by owners, etc.

Let me know if I can help further. Julie Montgomery, RE/MAX Masters, Inc., Littleton, CO
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Fri Feb 18, 2011
Julie Reddington answered:
You can check Craigslist / Hot pads to see what other apartments are renting for. Also there is a website called http// which gives you an idea.

A lot of HOA's are going up so that could indicate the increase?

The rental market is very strong at the moment with vacancies down. With demand higher, prices may start creeping up?

Julie Reddington
720 226 4168
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
David & Maria Landman answered:
You can call us and we will give you a list of mortgage brokers that work with this kind of situations.
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
scott farmer answered:
You may be able to get your bank to work with you. They can suspend payments and even reduce your payment temporarily depending upon your hardship while you seek another tenant. Many times the bank would rather work with you than add another property to their inventory.

Good luck to you,

Sandy Farmer
Realtor, GRI, CSSN
John Hall & Associates
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Leslie Monaco answered:

I would recommend you talk to your Realtor. They should be able to advise you as to how to proceed.

Good Luck!

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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Donna Johnson answered:
Hi Littleton Gal,
I don't have a specific answer for you since I am not local. If I were trying to determine what fair market value rent would be, I would check the local market. I'd make some calls and even perhaps visit a few. I'd also call a few property managers (yellow pages or references) and ask. You can also call the local MLS office and ask for names of property managers in your area and then call them. It may take a little work to get your answer. Make sure when you're asking about rent prices to have an idea of square footage, condition, and specific location. Some neighborhoods can command a little more rent because the area has more amenities or more upscale. Hope this helps. Good Luck. ... more
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Matt Mansfield answered:
Hi Nikkit ,

Thank you for contacting me. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors and the Denver Board of Realtors.

You can see all the houses available at my easy to use website:

Let me know which ones you would like to view and if I can run a custom search for you and we can setup a time to get together.


Matt Mansfield Realtor
303-725-8484 Cell

If you haven't talked to a lender yet I would highly recommend Brett Green with Castle and Cooke Mortgage Company. He can be reached at 303-549-1828.
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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Brenda Feria answered:

Here is a link to Homepath Renovation Mortgages. These loans are for properties that are owned by Fannie Mae.

Good luck,
Brenda Feria
Real Living Eudailey Real Estate VA
Real Living at the Beach SC
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Hello Judy,

The Realtor cannot say there is nothing wrong with the house. Did they have it inspected? Check the plumbing? The electrcal? No, they didn't.

Your lender is right to have concerns, but that doesn't mean there are not ways around them. There are several lenders who lend on Homepath homes on a regular basis. These are regular everyday lenders. There are "things" you can do to see what is wrong with the home prior to placing a bid, but it is best to have a Realtor on your side to guide you (no cost for a Realtor to represent you as a buyer).

The fees you are talking about I'm not sure about. Are you talking about FHA203K? You can contact me directly and I'll see what I can do to help, I'm just down the street in Colorado Springs.

Best Wishes,
Kevin Olson
(719) 799-3686
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Gerard Dunn answered:
If it is TRULY priced well - it will sell.

You should not have to update the kitchen -OR offer a credit.

Why not reduce the price further and forgo the credit?

Good Luck!

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Gerard Dunn
Associate Broker
Licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Assisting Homebuyer's and Seller's for 28 years
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Sun Feb 8, 2015
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Cheree Smith answered:
Hello KC,

Wow, there are several neighborhoods in Littleton that have what you are looking for. I would love to show you around the few I think you would like to see. When will you be in Colorado so we can look at these areas?. Is Littleton where your employment is located or are you open to other areas. Call me at 303-842-3767 or e-mail: I will start working on finding you the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood without fancy handbags. Looking forward to Welcoming you to Colorado. Cheree Smith ... more
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Sat Feb 22, 2014
Judy Hoffer answered:
You can look up specific schools in the school district of the neighborhood you're considering. Each school is rated. If you have a realtor who knows the Denver metro area, they can tell you what the different school districts are. Some have reputations for being better than others. I have a website that is privately owned. My lender and I offer it to our clients. You can do searches and when you find a house you like, you can look at which schools are closest to the house. You can also save the houses you like in a notebook. If the price is reduced, you will be notified by e-mail. If new properties with your search criteria come on the market, you will also receive an e-mail. If you'd like to try it out, send me an e-mail at You can also visit my website: ... more
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Alan May answered:
In most cases, your listing agreement is between you and the agency, not between you and the agent. It's up to the agency as to whether they will release you from your agreement.
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Derrek Patrick answered:
I live in Littleton and specialize in Littleton. When I work downtown it took about 30-40 minutes. Do you go down Santa Fe? Is someone helping you find a house here in Litteton?

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Mon Feb 17, 2014
The Kinslow Team answered:
Hi Leah,

I just closed another HUD. This time the Inspector recommended Hummel Plumbing. They came and turned on the water and then re-winterized for I believe it was $125.00 total. The property was in Aurora and they didn't charge anything for turn on and turn off for the water. When I called the gas/electric companies they told me to just flip the switch everything was already on at the house.

Hope that helps and I hope all goes well with your HUD transaction! The people at MCBREO are so helpful, they'll help you make sure everything works out.

Sandy Kinslow
The Kinslow Team
Coldwell Banker
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Sun Dec 27, 2009
Lillian Lively answered:
Are you asking for advice on the ethics of giving up your property to foreclosure? My advice is to not pay attention to other people's opinions about how ethical/unethical or responsible/irresponsible your contemplated actions are.
They are not walking in your shoes.
Have you had a thorough discussion of all the options with a consultant? Call the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline for unbiased support 1-877-601 HOPE. Website below.
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Kimberly Ryan answered:
Hey there-
Sorry for the position you are in.... you are not the only one dealing with this problem unfortunately. I just closed on a 2 bedroom in Dakota Station fro $114K with my buyer...
If you allow it to be forclosed on, your credit will be "shot" for 5 years according to the latest info available. If you list the property and are able to sell it for less than is owed (a short sale), your credit will be "shot" for 2-3 years. You will potentially be liable to the lender for the difference....although the thinking is that they will not go after such a "little fish". No guarantees, though.
Your property MUST appraise by the Buyers bank which will look at all of the sold properties in your subdivision in the last 3-6 months.
Give me a call and we can discuss it further. I can have my short sale specialist walk you through the process.
Best of luck..
Kimberly Ryan
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