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By Rajbir Athwal, Your IRS Tax Representative
(Tax Raj Solutions LLC)
By Rajbir AthwalI represent taxpayers in Boulder, CO and Denver, CO Metropolitan, CO who have issues with unpaid taxes  and outstanding tax liabilities, back taxes and wage garnishments.  In 2020,  a taxpayer(s) could claim $2,000 of Child tax credit (CTC) for each qualifying dependent child on their tax return at the end of the year.  The following are requirements for qualifying child:  Relationship: child, foster child, step child, siblings younger than you or your spouse if married filing jointly, half siblings and their descendants.  Age: dependent child must be younger than 17 years at the  tax year. Live with a tax year in the US for at least 6 months and be claimed as a dependent on your tax return. They are either US residents or citizens and have valid social security numbers....
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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)
 A Luxury Home can be identified differently in cities across the country, but in Denver, my Luxury blog posts will report on detached single-family homes listed in the Denver metro area for over $1 million.   Some have mountain and/or city views, some properties back to a golf course, or have water views all to compliment one's lifestyle.  (however, we don't have much water)  Some are updated with products from around the world, and some have expansive square footage or on acreage.     Whatever a Buyer is looking for, most likely if you have over $1 million, you can find it in Denver or in the surrounding suburbs.     Here is how the luxury market fared for the month of September 2021Total sales - 391 homes ranging from $1,000,000 to $7,428,000 (last month was 417 homes, 2020 was 298)A...
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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)
Laura Erwin's Buyer closed this morning on this remodeled townhome and is SO excited.   She wrote almost a dozen offers earlier this year, but the market was too crazy and was unsuccessful.    Now that the market has cooled a bit, she was able to secure her home.    There still were multiple offers, but not $50k over list price! She is looking forward to the end of the 60-day lease back she did for the Seller, and can make this cute townhome HERS!  Congratulations!  She will do her inspection tomorrow, but Laura and the buyer feel very confident the home is in good condition.    This property is so close to shopping coffee shops and to E-470.    With being in Littleton, it is close to the mountains also, so easy access to go hiking, camping, biking or skiing in the winter! Laura and her...
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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)
Is it when the properties are side by side?    When the building has three stacked high, is that a condo?    This description may vary depending on where you live, but in Denver, this is how it is determined. TYPICALLY, when you look at the legal description of the property and has a lot and block, then it is a townhome.   It will even have how the assessor views it in the records.  BUT, there are rare times that this is still incorrect, as when title pulls the commitment, you see the legal as Condo and unit number.   Not sure how this can vary from the assessor and title, but on rare occasions it does. Typically, if you have a front and back door, have some land to use as outdoor space, that is usually a townhome, but not always.   This came up recently in a transaction, and there coul...
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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)
    Tallyn’s Reach - Aurora CO  is located in Southeast Aurora near E-470 and Smoky Hill Road.   You will find homes in Tallyn’s Reach ranging from 1,587 square feet to 5,856 finished square feet and ranging in price from $425,000 to custom homes listed over a million.  The 2000 Parade of Homes was featured in Tallyn's Reach and can find an area of this community with custom and semi-custom homes.  The zip code for Tallyn's Reach is 80016.    Several builders have homes in Tallyn’s Reach such as Richmond, Cardel, Capital Pacific, New Town Builders (with solar), Meritage, Beazer, Jayman, Toll Brothers, Brookfield, Century Communities, along with custom builders.  There is some new construction in Tallyn's and when complete this neighborhood should have a total of 1,800 homes.  Here is wh...
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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)
 The stats are out for the month of September, and it was another strong month!   As of almost mid-October, we are still experiencing  low inventory, down 43.8% over one year ago. I have had potential Sellers want to list and buy, but fearful of not finding a replacement home, so they stay put and remodel.   But they do list, they sure are seeing a great bottom line!   Multiple offers are still happening, just not at the same pace it did earlier this year.  The following data is courtesy of Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc. We are seeing some homeowners pricing their homes higher than "fair market value", and also seeing offers WAY over list price and then reducing the price.   We are still seeing buyers offering an appraisal gap to guarantee the sales price to the Seller. See what homes a...
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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)
  Southshore in Aurora was the location for the 2007 Parade of Homes and features some custom homes backing to the Aurora Reservoir.   William Lyons (previously Village Homes), Capital Pacific, Pulte, and Century Communities have built homes in Southshore.   William Lyon Homes, Century, and Richmond are now building new homes.  A few homes offer a primo location to watch the sunset over the Aurora Reservoir.    This neighborhood is located in zip 80016.   Currently, there are 1,022 homes built with 2,700 planned for the entire community. Southshore in Aurora is located East of E-470, has a clubhouse with an exercise room, a party room complete with a kitchen, plus a theater and an outdoor pool.   Southshore is located within the Cherry Creek School district, minutes to Southlands shoppi...
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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)
   Saddle Rock Ridge - Aurora CO is a neighborhood in Southeast Aurora comprised of over 2,000 single-family homes built from 1997 to 2016 by several different builders.  This is one of the largest subdivisions in Southeast Aurora, located within the Cherry Creek School District and close to shopping, hospitals, many restaurant options, and entertainment.  Housing in Saddle Rock Ridge in Aurora is popular with its location close to Southlands Shopping Center with lots of retail options and restaurants, easy access to E-470, and Denver International Airport.   Prices range from $340,000 to $850,000 and this neighborhood is located within the zip code of 80015. Let's look at the sales for the month of September 2021 - Total sales - 21 ranging from $485,000 to $636,000   (14 sales last mon...
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By Rajbir Athwal, Your IRS Tax Representative
(Tax Raj Solutions LLC)
I represent taxpayers in Boulder, CO and Denver, CO Metropolitan, CO who have issues with unpaid taxes  and outstanding tax liabilities, back taxes and wage garnishments. These are three different scenarios associated with these letters. A lot of people are happy and waiting for these letters especially when they are expecting a refund check from the IRS or State Department of Revenue.  Other times it is a different story, especially if the taxpayers were not expecting it. Then, they are fearful of what is in the letter and do not want to open it and find out. Lastly, the taxpayer knew it was coming and now it is here: a notice from the IRS for non-payment of taxes due or unfiled tax returns. This year and last has been hard for most Americans and people around the world. I found out th...
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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)
 You will find this quaint town Southeast of Denver proper, and about 20 miles or 30 minutes.  It is easy to catch the light rail at Lincoln, if you work downtown, or somewhere along the line.    There are about 58,000 residents in the Town of Parker, and Main Street is a fun place to dine, listen to live music or enjoy the retail outlets. If you are looking to buy a home in Parker, there is quite a variety of home styles and neighborhoods.   You can buy a condo or a multi-acre ranch outside the city limits, yet just a few minutes into town.    Sales for September 2021206 homes sold ranging from $380,000 to $3,498,482 (228 sold last month)Average days on market - 15 days (6 last month)Average sales price was $649,500  (last month was $625,000)Sellers saw 100.02% to list price  (last mon...
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By Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
(Rocky Mountain Realty )
Breath-taking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. This 3 bedroom house sits on 6 acres with a HUGE metal barn. The ground level is plumbed for an extra bathroom and plenty of room to expand add bedrooms, family rooms, craft space, etc. Lapin Creek crosses the property.Directions: Approx 10 miles South of the town of Westcliffe. Take Hwy 69 turn onto Airport Rd aka CR 310. The property is across from the storage units. 
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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)
 The Town of Larkspur is located 40 miles south of Denver and West of I-25.   The town was incorporated in 1979 and today is known for the Renaissance Festival held every year in Larkspur and the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campground.   Most homes in Larkspur are on lots of one acre or more and surrounded by trees.   You will see lots of wildlife - deer, mountain lions, bears (brown & black), fox, coyotes and lots of birds.  Going to the grocery store will require a trip to Castle Rock, and depending on where in the town you live, it could be 15 minutes.   There isn't much in the "town", but a gas station, post office, three restaurants, and of course two golf courses with restaurants.   Bear Dance Golf Course is closer to I-25, and Perry Park Golf Course is on the West side of town. The po...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
We're thrilled to showcase our newest listing in the popular neighborhood of Summer Valley Aurora. 4758 S Quintero Street Aurora, CO 800153 Beds - 3 Baths - $425,000Click here for more information, photos and virtual tourAs the demand from Buyers continues to outpace available inventory, we are monitoring the supply of Aurora Homes every day, watching for homes as they are entered into the MLS. This week, we created this analysis for one of our homebuyers and thought it worthwhile to post the information here as well.Here is the Market Report For Summer Valley Home's: Currently we show Summer Valley Homes for sale: 10. Currently the MLS shows Aurora Homes for sale: 410. There are 13 under contract Summer Valley Homes . There are 1019 under contract Aurora Homes . There are 0 Aurora fore...
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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)
This buyer is now the proud owner of this golf course community home.   Not sure what he will do with the pool.   He plans to get his vendors into the home quickly to get it updated and repaired.   Right now, the garage door and opener are not working.   Congratulations to my buyer!    This property was owned by the same owner since 1986 and let much of it go with no maintenance done unless they had to.   Good thing there is a new furnace and air conditioner!    Much of the home needs to be remodeled, which is exactly what my buyer was looking for.    He did ask if he could get the pool up and running again, but the 25' trees growing in it says probably nothing is salvageable.   I meant to take a photo..... Meadow Hills has a golf course, tennis courts, and all the homes have huge lots ...
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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)
Laura's buyer is now the proud owner of this beautiful home in Parker!   Working with the big box company and an out-of-state title company that only works with email was a tough one.    Melody is very excited to start her next chapter in this beautiful home.   CONGRATULATIONS!  Laura Erwin's Buyer had her eye on this property, set a showing and was sure this was the home she wanted!   It was perfect for what she was looking for.  The home was built in 2000, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms with an attached two-car garage.   It is owned by a "buy-out" company, so she will get possession as soon as she closes in a couple of weeks.
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
A smaller neighborhood in Englewood, the demand for homes in Harlem Englewood.  is higher than ever.The demand for Englewood Homes remains extremely high as Buyers continue their struggle to find available homes. We know the tough market is causing a headache for many buyers. We wanted to post some of the most recent numbers here.Here is the Market Report For Harlem Home's: There are 2 Harlem Homes for sale. There are 50 Englewood Homes for sale. Under contract Harlem Homes : 0. Under contract Englewood Homes : 138. There are 0 Englewood foreclosures . Average prices increased $51,038.00 over the last year from $427,362 to $478,400. The past few years, the increasing property equity in entire metro area has been fantastic for homeowners.There is a lot of information inside these charts....
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Several of you have reached out recently regarding Tallyns Reach Aurora Homes. As we continue to see record high demand for Aurora Homes, we are searching the MLS daily for new homes and updating our clients on sold prices. This week, we created this analysis for one of our homebuyers and thought it worthwhile to post the information here as well.Here is the Market Report For Tallyns Reach Home's: Currently we show Tallyns Reach Homes for sale: 3. Currently the MLS shows Aurora Homes for sale: 347. There are 8 under contract Tallyns Reach Homes . There are 1046 under contract Aurora Homes . There are 0 Aurora foreclosures . Average prices increased $66,189.00 over the last year from $625,137 to $691,326. A quick glance at these numbers show what you probably already knew; home prices in...
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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)
Saying farewell to Summer is tough, but many enjoy the feel and smell of Fall.  The vibrant colors, the leaves, the pumpkins, pumpkin latte, and the sweater weather again. Buying your pumpkins at the local grocery store or hardware store, why not go to a pumpkin patch and select your OWN pumpkin!    You can get a unique pumpkin perfect for the photo op, or a regular pumpkin to carve - whatever your heart desires!    For a limited time only, the following areas will have not only pumpkins but decorating kits available while supplies last.    Find your perfect pumpkin to take home for free!   With Halloween around the corner, the City of Aurora wants to be sure everyone has a pumpkin to decorate.  Plan to arrive early, as again, supplies will be in short supply. Do you want a pumpkin for ...
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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)
 It's Fall, and it's time for PUMPKINS!    Come and enjoy the Pumpkin Harvest Festival at 4 Mile Historic Park.     Bring the family, friends, and neighbors - FREE ENTRY!  Find the perfect pumpkin in the patch Create a Scarecrow - SOLD OUT Ax throwing S'Mores Station Prairie Games - Fall-themed Listen & dance to old-time music Create historic crafts Tractor Rides Marketplace Try to Play an Instrument Live Music ** Charge for pumpkins and some activities - all proceeds go toward the education of Four Mile Historic Park WHEN:   October 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2021    10 am - 4 pm both daysWHERE:   715 S. Forest St., Denver, CO  80246COST:    $16  Adults               $15 Seniors & Military               $10 Youth                Children under 6 are FREEJust a few rules to live by - Due to the his...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Our team is excited to announce our newest listing in Green Valley Ranch Denver. 19473 E 42nd Avenue Denver, CO 80249Welcome to this beautifully updated, centrally located Green Valley Ranch home. Massive curb appeal greats you as you pull up, notice the oversized, nicely landscaped and irrigated front yard and perfect porch area. Access your backyard from gates on either side of the home. All of the exterior lights have been updated to LED and are on motion sensors. Roof and exterior paint new 2015. Enter this immaculate, well cared for home through the foyer area and you will be impressed by the vaulted ceilings and amount of natural light that comes in through all of the windows. Upgraded window blinds stay! Fall in love with the kitchen area...granite counters, matching LG stainless...
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