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I Thought You Said that House was Under Contract? by Jennifer Prestwich Your Belle Creek REALTOR

December 9, 2010

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    I Thought You Said that House was Under Contract? by Jennifer Prestwich Your Belle Creek REALTOR Recently, I was driving through our neighborhood with a buyer.  He was very interested in a property a few months ago, and had been considering making an offer.  When I called the listing agent to let her […]

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May 2010 Existing Home Sales Is Better Than The Headline Data Suggests

June 23, 2010

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The press is calling the May 2010 drop in Existing Home Sales “unexpected” and disappointing, but a deeper look at the data shows the news isn’t as bad as it first appears.

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What Do You Suppose it Would Cost to Heat/Cool These? The Largest Historic Homes In The United States

June 21, 2010

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The Biltmore Estate, built in 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt II, measures 175,000 square feet — 83 times the size of a typical home today.

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The Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension Has Not Been Passed Into Law (Yet)

June 18, 2010

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Contrary to what you may have read (or heard), the federal home buyer tax credit has not been extended past June 30, 2010. At least not yet.

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Good News For Sellers : Housing Starts Fall To 1-Year Low In May 2010

June 17, 2010

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Single-family housing starts plummeted to a one-year low in May, just 30 days after soaring to a 20-month high. It’s no wonder home builders are confused.

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Bank Reposessions Reach Record Levels For The Second Straight Month

June 10, 2010

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According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac.com, bank repossessions reached record levels for the second straight month in May, topping 93,000 properties nationwide. All 50 states are up, year-over-year.

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Why is There Still a Sign if that House isn’t Available?

May 5, 2010

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Under Contract homes have a signed contract in place, but have not yet gone through the entire sales process. What Does “Under Contract” Mean?  What Comes Next? Recently, I was driving through our neighborhood with a buyer.  He was very interested in a property a few months ago, and had been considering making an offer.  […]

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Inspired! Appealing Your Property Taxes to Lower them- Steps 1 and 2

April 9, 2010

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Yesterday, I read an article on msnbc entitled “High Property Taxes? 4 steps to lowering them.” If you have lived in Belle Creek for long, you no doubt have watched our sales values take a hit, while our property taxes stay high.  I am a serious proponent of supporting public schools and having good roads, […]

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Adventures in Refinancing: the Good Faith Estimate

March 24, 2010

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A “Simplified” GFE? Making the Good Faith Estimate More Transparent May Make it More Difficult to Close I have been living in the same home for almost 8 years now.  It is cozy and has enough room for my family.  We have designed it to suit our needs and updated or upgraded paint, bathrooms, basement. […]

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PART 2: What’s Going on in the Denver Real Estate Market Now?

January 21, 2010

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Yesterday, I started to break down that amazing 17% increase in the December sales prices in Denver.  While this news alone is enough to spur great excitement for buyers and sellers alike, breaking the Denver metro market home sales into segments will give a better overall picture of what is going on out there. Homes […]

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