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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 No longer do I hear (as much), the commute time to work is in the top 7 items on the Buyer's wish list!   Companies are now allowing many of their employees to continue to work from home, and some are contemplating "moving out of town".  The Reserve at Wild Pointe may be a good option! Want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the rural lifestyle?    Do you want to hear wildlife and no traffic?    Yet, this neighborhood is within minutes of Parker and downtown Elizabeth. You will find this community off Highway 86 and Legacy Trail Street in Elizabeth CO  80107.  This location allows for country living yet close to surrounding towns, with Parker and Castle Rock are within a twenty-minute drive.  Multiple builders have developed homesites in the neighborhood including WilliamMRK Homes and GJ ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 No longer do I hear (as much), the commute time to work is in the top 7 items on the Buyer's wish list!   Companies are now allowing many of their employees to continue to work from home, and some are contemplating "moving out of town".  The Reserve at Wild Pointe may be a good option! Want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the rural lifestyle?    Do you want to hear wildlife, and no traffic?    Yet, this neighborhood is within minutes of Parker and downtown Elizabeth. You will find this community off Highway 86 and Legacy Trail Street in Elizabeth CO  80107.  This location allows for country living yet close to surrounding towns, with Parker and Castle Rock are within a twenty-minute drive.  Multiple builders have developed homesites in the neighborhood including WilliamMRK Homes and GJ...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Renovation Loans in Kiowa Colorado.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their existing home without having a higher cost second lien thanks to this special FHA loan program.However, this loan program doesn't allow for "luxury items" in your home such as a swimming pool, hot tub, or other accessories. Although, you can repaint, replace flooring and appliances, add a room to an existing structure (which can add to value tremendously as you increase the square feet of your home) as well as remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms.Th...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Home Loans in Agate CO. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Home Loans in Agate CO and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education   The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Agate, Colorado starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. You should ch...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the current housing market many homes are in need of updating, addressing deferred maintenance, or improving the energy efficiency of homes to lower utility costs.VA loan benefits include the following unique advantages:  a.  up to 100% financing, b.  no mortgage insurance, c.  up to $ 35,000 in renovation funds escrowed, d.  all renovations must be completed within 60 days of closing, e.  you can close on a purchase or refinance in the “as is” condition, f. you can borrow against the future value of t...
By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Spring Valley Ranch Elizabeth Homes is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Elizabeth, and we are thrilled to announce our team's latest listing here.   5508 Harbor Town Circle Elizabeth, CO 80107 Spring Valley Ranch   $449,900!   4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath, 1/4 on Main floor Home!   Loaded with upgrades. Great gourmet kitchen, Double ovens, with slab granite counter top and stainless steel appliances. Great room with fireplace for those cozy winter days. Large Master with 5 piece bath, trayed vaulted ceiling. 2 A/C and heaters. Unfinished basement to make your own. This is a great family home with room to grow!    Call our team today at 303-726-1874 to see this home!  The number of Elizabeth Homes for sale active and on the market remains lower than the current demand from Buyers. One ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Congratulations to my Buyers on their rural home purchase in Elizabeth.    There were multiple offers, but it came down to two offers that were very similar, and these Buyers "won the bid".    The Buyers took my advice on how to "stand out" from a pile of offers, and it worked!  This property is approximately 30 minutes East of Parker on 4 acres with a ranch home.   There is a huge outbuilding with 1,750 square feet and room to park another 6 cars plus has an office.  There is heat, air conditioning, electric and water.    There is a greenhouse, raised beds for a garden, a zip line and a chicken coop.   They have plans to get some goats and chickens down the road. This transaction did require a "field review", which caused a slight delay in the closing, but all came out fine in the end...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Congratulations to my Buyers on "winning the bid" on this rural property in Elizabeth.    Right now there are not many that are close enough to town and reasonably priced, so when you do find one, there are hoards of Buyers.   (one property we saw got 30+ offers)   This property was not much different, many offers were submitted, but I had a good idea how to win the bid, and they took my advice!   This property is about 30 minutes East of Parker on 4 acres with a ranch home.    They wanted to downsize a bit, but this home has about the same square footage as they currently have.    They now have a HUGE outbuilding, a chicken coop AND a zip line.   Their daughter is thrilled, and cannot wait to try it out!   Moving this time of year, they can plant in the greenhouse and raised garden be...
By Marianne Bandy, CRS, GRI, Certified Negotiation Expert
(Bandy Homes)
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The mission statement for Elizabeth, Colorado is "To maintain a small town atmosphere, while encouraging community pride and responsible economic growth". This sounds like a perfect place to live! Elizabeth has been a stable community since the late 1890's. Located in Elbert County, it is about 45 miles outside of Denver and situated in a unique pine tree forested location at about 6500 feet elevation. Elizabeth has been touted as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The main access into town is Highway 86 running east and west, creating a perfect route for the many residents who commute into Denver. The growth of this town is closely tied to the growth of Colorado's Front Range communities.    Elizabeth, Colorado has a diverse business sector with industries in constru...
By Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It.
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Overall real estate activity is dependent on price, location and condition of the property.   When pricing properties, it is important for both seller and their agents to consider the number of sales within a given price range.   The following chart provides a breakdown of the number of sales by price range in Elbert County. Elbert County includes parts of Parker, Elizabeth, Franktown, Elbert, Kiowa, and Simla.  These figures were pulled on March 30, 2014.       Elbert County  Number of Sales:       Jan-March Jan-March Jan-March Sale Price (thousands) 2012 2013 2014 $0 - 50   1   $50 - 75   2   $75 - 100 3 2 2 $100 - 150 9 5 4 $150 - 200 10 11 3 $200 - 250 16 9 5 $250 - 300 15 18 15 $300 - 350 11 12 8 $350 - 400 10 17 8 $400 - 450 5 7 13 $450 - 500 4 7 5 $500 - 600 5 13 3 $600 - 700 1  ...
By Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It.
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The number of homes for sale (listed for sale) is extremely low in Elbert County, Co.  Elbert County includes parts of Parker, Elizabeth, Franktown, Elbert, Kiowa, and Simla.   Consider the chart below: Active Number of Listings - Elbert County Colorado  (Source of Data: Metrolist) Month 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Jan 160 390 427 337 263 126 Feb 167 405 448 344 263 122 Mar 186 448 454 347 263   Apr 210 457 475 347 272   May 245 462 496 348 293   Jun 282 496 515 358 304   Jul 297 478 524 330 290   Aug 338 469 511 302 260   Sep 360 438 499 315 240   Oct 390 445 456 292 182   Nov 395 440 410 293 150   Dec 349 417 381 265 138   In February, only 122 homes were listed with Realtors.  That is the lowest number available homes within the last 5 years.  121 homes are available as of today, S...
By Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It.
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Congratulations to Shane Brown, of Elbert Colorado, for his excellent ride in the National Reining Horse Association Futurity (NRHA) Open Finals that were held in Oklahoma City earlier tonight.  He rode Berry Best Step, owned by Michelle Kuck.  This year over 400 three year old horses were entered the 2013 National Reining Horse Association's Futurity in the open class.  Shane scored a 217 in the finals and ended up placing 18th overall.   Way to go!  Due to the weather, I opted to skip the finals this year. So, I had to watch it on my computer. I'm glad NRHA broadcast it.  Below is a screen snapshot of Shane riding Berry Best Step.          The 2013 Open Futurity Champion was Not Ruf At All who was ridden by Jason Vanlandingham.  The video below is of their winning ride.      Again, co...
By The Richards Group, JD, ABR, GREEN, SFR, Denver CO Home & Real Estate
(CCP, LLC - Denver CO Home & Real Estate)
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Kiowa Homes For Sale - Click Here!   Helpful Links for Kiowa Colorado: Town of Kiowa Colorado Official Site Elbert County Government   The Richards Group is committed to the highest level of customer service, and we won't be satisfied until you have closed on the home or property of your dreams. With a myriad of remarkable options, you will want to be informed. We are very familiar with the Denver Metro area, and specifically Kiowa Colorado, which gives us a distinct advantage over less experienced agents. We have established many useful relationships with the residents of the area, and we have honed our skills in ways that no other real estate agent can match. To schedule an appointment or for more information, Contact us - The Richards Group - at 702-733-1548.  
By The Richards Group, JD, ABR, GREEN, SFR, Denver CO Home & Real Estate
(CCP, LLC - Denver CO Home & Real Estate)
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Elizabeth Colorado Homes For Sale - Click Here!   Helpful Links for Elizabeth Colorado: Town of Elizabeth Colorado Official Site Elizabeth CO Chamber of Commerce Elbert County Government Elizabeth School District Castlewood Canyon State Park Elizabeth Stampede   The Richards Group is committed to the highest level of customer service, and we won't be satisfied until you have closed on the home or property of your dreams. With a myriad of remarkable options, you will want to be informed. We are very familiar with the Denver Metro area, and specifically Elizabeth Colorado, which gives us a distinct advantage over less experienced agents. We have established many useful relationships with the residents of the area, and we have honed our skills in ways that no other real estate agent can ma...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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USDA Loan Rates Looking to buy a Home in Colorado? Interested in 100% financing? The USDA Home Loan program can be a great choice for your Elbert County Colorado home buying needs. Features for the Colorado USDA Loan program in Elbert County CO are as follows: - Zero down payment - 100% financing is available. It's possible to get into your home with nothing out of your pocket including closing costs! - Low interest rates compared to other loan programs - Elbert County Colorado USDA Rate Quote - Low monthly mortgage insurance, just .4% of the loan amount per year as of July 2013. - Can utilize the Colorado Home Buyer Tax Credit with a USDA loan, which will save you an additional thousands of dollars. Most lenders can't get you the tax credit but that is our specialty! Call for details 3...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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There is a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)- a department within HUD. Thanks to this special FHA loan program, a buyer or home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their new or existing home without the higher cost of a second mortgage. You are not allowed to finance "Luxury items" such as a hot tub or swimming pool through this FHA loan program. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage). Many advantages exist with this government loan program but the biggest is the ability to have all of your acquisition or refinance loans together with your impr...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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VA Mortgage Loans in Elizabeth CO and 100% Elizabeth CO VA Loans - the best loan program in Colorado! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program: - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing. - No monthly mortgage insurance. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. How do you know if you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Elizabeth CO? First of all, you must verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. A Colorado VA loan lender can order your COE quickly for you, or you can go directly to the VA to obtain a copy. Honorably di...
By Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It.
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The dream - A log home in Colorado on a snowy day  I’m from Texas.  As a girl, I always dreamed about Colorado.  I dreamed of snow.  I dreamed of log cabins.    Fast forward thirty or forty years - I find myself incredibly blessed to live in Colorado.    I’ve very happy living the Front Range region – a part of Colorado that is NOT in the ski country.    We get about 300 days of sunshine per year.   It doesn’t snow very often.  Granted, I’m learning to wish for snow which seems to be viewed as the equivalent of rain in Texas.  The six inches of snow that we got last night and this morning will probably be gone within the next day or so unless the snow is a shady area.    Anyway, a good friend of mine in Elizabeth, Colorado has a log home.  (Elizabeth, CO  is just east of Parker and abou...
By Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It.
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"The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself."             Edward Steichen (1879-1973)             Luxembourg-born American Photographer   Why would you want to be a better photographer?   I want to become a better photographer because I think it will allow me to market  homes, land and ranches better.        I want to become a better photographer because photography helps me appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each and every day.     I want to become a better photographer because photographs are a way of sharing what we see. I'm in the process of creating two blog series:  1) Garden and Landscape ideas and 2)  Steps to becoming a better photographer.  I hope to become a better photographer in the process of working on both of these series.          W...
By Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It.
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This winter, my favorite thing way to spend the cold, snowy weekends is at a friend’s charming log home in Elizabeth, Colorado.  Elizabeth is small rural community located about equidistance from Denver and Colorado Springs.  When I woke up this morning, it was maybe 4 degrees outside.    When I finally ventured downstairs and looked out the windows, I was grateful that my camera was close by.             Regardless of whether a country home is your primary residence or your weekend get away, the ability to see wildlife from your living room window is a BIG advantage of country life style.    Sincerely, Sondra Meyer, CPA Colorado Horse Property Specialist.   Colorado. See It. Experience It. Live It.   Note: Blog written and photographed by Sondra Meyer              

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