Explore Conifer, CO

By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
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  I wanted to share with you my thoughts on choosing the RIGHT Realtor to help you sell or buy your next property in the mountains.  Unlike the Denver Metro area where square footage, floorplan, and proximity to schools/highways/shopping are main criteria when understanding value in a home, mount...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
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Dreams of Colorado usually include living in a mountain home, with spectacular reaching views, tall evergreens and the sweet sound of a gentle breeze whistling through the trees.  Of course most people still enjoy the conveniences of nearby stores, schools and other important things, like Starbuc...

By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
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April 18 and I'm writing from my little horse ranch in Conifer at about 8000 feet. We are snowed in! I was able to keep my driveway open for most  of yesterday but I eventually got stuck-- even with chains. And now the snow has accumulated to a depth well beyond the capacity of my Ford F350 or it...

By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
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Conifer, Colorado  Conifer is an unincorporated mountain town of Jefferson County, Colorado in the foothills South and West of Denver, CO along highway 285.  Conifer serves as the gateway to  Colorado’s Southern mountains,  South Park and a wealth of fly-fishing, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobi...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Investing in Real Estate 9 - Scrapes, Pops and New Construction This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, scrapes, pops and new construction, in the Conifer area in Denver.   What this investment is:  Purchasing a small home in an expensive neighborhood that may or may not need wor...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Investing in Real Estate 8 - Condo Conversions This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, fix and flips, in the Conifer area in Denver.   What this investment is:  A synthesis of the fix and flip and rental operations - purchasing an apartment building in a neighborhood dominated by...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Investing in Real Estate 7 - Fix and Flips This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, fix and flips, in the Conifer area in Denver.   What this investment is:  Purchasing a home that needs work.  The scope can range from the basic "paint and carpet" to extensive overhauls to scrapin...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Investing in Real Estate 6 - Lease Options This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, lease options, in the Conifer area in Denver.                        What this investment is:  A lease option (L/O) is Acquiring control of a property (though not necessarily ownership), then leasi...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Take a look at the first page, for AUN (Aurora North).  Note these positive market trends this year:-          number of active listings steadily declining-          average list price pretty stable (finally!)-          U/C up dramatically-          Number of sales / month up (partially seasonali...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Recap of First Quarter 2008 Home Price Performance The average home price in Metro Denver increased +2% in the full year 2005 to the full year 2006, from $309,000 to $317,000. Comparing 2006 to 2007, the average home price across the metro dropped 2%, to $311,000. The first quarter of 2008 was $2...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Home appreciation near T-Rex light rail line stations have out-performed the marketOther cities such as Portland found that homes near light rail lines have out-performed the market in terms of price appreciation. The newest light rail line on the south east corridor (it was built during the T-RE...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Improving conditions in Denver's market There are some signs of strengthening in our Denver market.  The metro area's inventory of available resale housing decreased 20% to 23,120 units in October from October 2007.  Some of this reduced inventory is attributed to homeowners taking their properti...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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How can you improve your FICO score? To improve one's credit score, it's critical to understand the factors influencing a credit score.  The factors that contribute to a FICO score and the weighted percentages for each are as follows: 35% - timeliness of payments 30% - the ratio of used debt to a...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan considerations for a first time buyer    Lending guidelines are changing on a daily basis for every type of loan: conventional, FHA, VA & commercial.  Nevertheless, there are still very attractive first-time home buyer options available.   If you are or will be a first-time buyer, it is crit...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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FHA First-Time Buyer Tax Credit    In an effort to boost the sagging real estate market and overall economy, first-time home buyers are being offered a limited time tax credit when purchasing a primary residence.  The highlights of the tax credit are: •·   The tax credit is available for first-ti...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan Considerations for Loan Amounts Between $200K - $417K   With all the doom and gloom publications that are mostly exaggerated, many potential borrowers believe that home mortgage lending options have dried up.  While underwriters and investors are scrutinizing files more closely, attractive r...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan Considerations for Jumbo Mortgages   For the Greater Metro Denver area, any loan amount greater than $417,000 is considered a jumbo loan.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac assign different thresholds for various regions across the country.  For instance, $417,000 is not considered a jumbo loan in ...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan Considerations for Fix & Flip / Short-Term Investors     Securing conventional financing on a fix & flip or short-term loan is not recommended.  Most conventional lenders sell off their mortgages to investors on the secondary market.  If the loan is paid off early (before six payments are ma...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan Considerations for Buy and Hold Investors As far as investment loans, little or no money down loans are impossible.  However, lenders do permit the use of Home Equity Lines of Credit or second mortgages from other properties owned by the borrower as a source of down payment.  Or, self-employ...

By Joe Marino
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Colorado Mortgage Broker Licensing In response to the troubled national real estate market and Colorado's high volume of home foreclosures, efforts have increased to make higher caliber professionals involved in real estate. Licensing, rules and regulations have become more stringent for agents, ...

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