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2010 

Financing is not easy to obtain in today's market, so I always request that the buyer speaks with a lender and at a minimum, get prequalified.  This can be done with only a phone conversation.  It's frustrating both for the buyer and for the agent to show properties that the buyer obviously will ...
01/30/2010
The National Association of Realtors suggests that a few low cost kitchen ideas can sell a home quicker and for considerably more money.  These include cleaning out the cupboards, which will make them look more spacious, because buyers DO open the cabinets.  Just oiling the outside and adding kno...
01/30/2010
The extended tax credit is extended to present homeowners.  For complete details on who is eligible, go to the federal website at: http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/faq2.php#1  Present homeowners must have owned and resided in the same home for at least 5 yrs. out of the past 8 yrs. and they...
01/27/2010
Backs to 5th Tee on Broadlands golf course.  2 story stucco and rock home with 3 car garage on quiet cul-de-sac.  4 BR, 4 bath with black granite countertops and island and cherrywood cabinets in kitchen.  Secondary upstairs bedroom has private bath.  3112 sq. ft. with additional 1297 sq. ft. bas...
01/24/2010
Broadlands, a local golf course community in Broomfield CO seems to be holding it's own relative to homeowners being in a distressed situation when selling their homes.  According to the last 6 mos. of sales in that subdivision, only about 20% sold in either short sale or lender owned (already be...
01/24/2010
A buyer could not obtain an FHA insured loan if the title had passed ownership in less than 90 days.  This was initially done to deter fix-n-flippers was benefiting from someone else's loss, according to my title guy.  Effective Feb. 1st this rule will be lifted in the hopes that the upcoming new...
01/19/2010
I love it when it all comes together, especially after working long and hard on putting a successful short sale together.  Here's what my recent clients said, "Karen did an outstanding job of helping us through a very long and stressful process involving the short sale of our home.  She maintaine...
01/18/2010
There seems to be a moderate amount of controversy as to whether or not radon testing in one's home is necessary and what to do with the results when you receive them.  I find that most of my clients do not wish to have the test done when doing their inspection on the home they are puchasing.  I ...
01/18/2010
Yes, it's true.  I was very surprised to learn on my recent FHA/HUD Preforeclosure Sale (short sale) that the homeowner can receive up to $1000 to close a short sale on their property rather than letting it go through foreclosure. The lenders are very open to doing a short sale rather than a fore...
01/08/2010
1) No earlier than the 32nd day and no later than the 60th day of delinquency the Mortgagee (holder of the lein) sends the pamphlet (HUD-PA-426) to homeowner "How to Avoid Foreclosure" 2) If the homeowner is interested in pursuing the Preforeclosure Sale, the mortgagee will them mail out an "Info...
01/07/2010
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