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RECENT BLOG POSTS
In my last post “Don't let the sellers problems become your problems” I stressed giving thought and assessment as to why a seller might want out of a particular house.This guideline dovetails with that thought.Don’t let a low price, pretty décor or any other factor cause you to overlook a signifi...
12/15/2015
Don't let the sellers' problems become your problems.On the one hand this problem can be very insidious.On the other hand this problem is often right out in the open but being ignored.Buyers always want to know why the seller is moving.Often the seller and their agent won’t comment or will give s...
12/14/2015
Don't buy the wrong house.I drive by houses every day and I see houses in the MLS that people shouldn’t buy, but they do.These houses are on busy roads or back up to busy roads.They have unpopular floor plans.A common problem is a small breakfast area and no other place to eat.Houses that face no...
12/14/2015
Understand the difference between value and price.Never pay more than the value of the house.It may be wise to pay the list price or higher IF you are getting good value.Many houses are worth more than the asking price. They may have updated mechanicals, flooring and roof. The location or view ma...
12/13/2015
A real estate transaction can be a rough and tumble experience. And win / win is not always the case. See my post:http://activerain.com/blogsview/4797183/win-win-or-compromise-compromise-Sometimes the parties can exhibit personalities and / or negotiating styles that are tough almost to the point...
12/10/2015
There are those occasional transactions where it seems that what each side wants suits the other side just right. It would be fair to say those are real win / win situations. But most of the time in real estate there is more than a little give and take.Most often the seller is not quite getting t...
12/10/2015
My sister has a friend who is a single lady (over 40+++).This lady admits that she doesn’t know anything about car shopping except this one thing. You should always negotiate to get the floor mats for free.I can only imagine the money dealers have made on this lady while absorbing the great loss ...
12/08/2015
Especially first time buyers hear all kinds of “advice” from friends and family about what a seller “must” do.Well at the risk of annoying your well-meaning friends and family, the state of Colorado does not require a seller to fix anything. That’s right, zip, zich, nada, zero.What???But what if ...
12/08/2015
The following will outline historical practice but is not legal advice.The Colorado contract has used the terms “fixtures” and “personal property.” Fixtures stayed with the proeprty unless specifically excluded in writing.Fixtures were loosely defined as anything that required the use of a tool b...
12/08/2015
There are all sorts of small details that are easy to overlook when you first look at a home.Later, when you are moving in, you can “discover” things that you wish you had noticed up front.The kitchen is a crucial room in a house and how much storage space it offers makes a big difference.Many ho...
12/08/2015
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