Westminster, CO Real Estate News

By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"Real Estate Market in Broomfield / Westminster Update!"   Westminster, CO - Please review the Market Updates in the local areas of Broomfield County and Jefferson County! The real estate market is changing, and NOW is the time to make that move, and "Take the  HOP  to Excellence"!!     Check out the market in Jefferson County, also search for homes in Arvada by clicking on the chart, below!!   "Real Estate Market is Changing!"       For your NEXT MOVE ... 'Take the  HOP to Excellence"!! It is encouraging to see the real estate market change to a "positive" market swing, and NOW is the TIME to seize that opportunity to Buy and Sell!! Sellers, we need your home on the market, there are Buyers out there searching for homes, due to the lack of inventory!! CONTACT DAN, NOW!!   Search for Ho...
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"What You Know May Not Hurt You!"   Westminster, CO - Every now and then, I come across a Blog or two from other real estate professionals through-out the country that share some very interesting information!! Today, is no exception!   I do receive a blog from Rob Minton, a real estate broker from the Ohio region, that spends more of his time sharing his knowledge and other money making projects he has learned to do from others in this industry.  Many of you probably know of him. His Blog link is here >> Renegade Millionaire Blog! In Rob's latest Blog, he is sharing the link to another blog that speaks about the success of none other than, Warren Buffett!!   Of course, we do understand what this man is all about, and the success he has in making money!! "Learn more by reading, it will n...
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"House Flippers Filling A Necessary Gap!"   Westminster, CO - Over the last 5-7 years or so, the "house flippers" were getting a lot of harsh press by everyone in the real estate industry and Congress!!  Rightly so, is some instances!!  But, not all of that "bad name" calling was directed fairly to all of those type of real estate investors. Yes, many were selling homes in days and a few weeks with GREAT profits, thus causing a change by HUD in dealing with these quick turnaround profit makers. Today, we are excited to see the investors back into the "mix" of Fixing and Flipping the destressed properties, again!  They have certainly helped get more good housing back on the market helping the lack of inventory for our buying market. The investors are seeing some great turnarounds on thei...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Hyland Greens, Adams County, Homes From 320K, 80021, Westminster, CO, Hyland Greens is a neighborhood in Westminster Colorado that features homes from the 320s to the 950s.  Homes in this community range in size from 1,495- 4,149 square feet, 2-5 bedrooms, 2-5 bathrooms and 2-3 car garages.  Hyland Greens homes were built between 1976 and 2000 and are characterized by contemporary architecture.  Most of these homes are 2 story homes, but some are tri level and ranch style.  Hyland Greens does have an HOA which provides a clubhouse, a community pool and grounds maintenance for about $700 annually.   Hyland Greens is located with in Adams County and is in Adams 50 School District. Specific schools for the area are Sunset Ridge Elementary School, Shaw Heights Middle School and Westminster...
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By Jennifer Prestwich, Madison & Co Properties
(Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster)
Westminster CO: Amherst Weekly Hot Sheet for May 13 The weather has skipped straight from the extended winter in April to summery heat for May, and the Amherst real estate market continues to warm up.   Amherst can be found to the southeast of the intersection of 136th and Zuni in Westminster CO.  This location is ideal for access to shops, restaurants, and schools, and buyers are acting quickly to secure a piece of the Amherst pie! Available Homes in Amherst: 5  These available properties range in price from $250,000 to $292,000.  (To find out which homes are currently available, go to www.recolorado.com  and enter Amherst in the neighborhood search) Under Contract   Homes in Amherst: 4 These are homes who have interested buyers who are going through their due diligence period prior to...
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"Understand Seller Concessions On Home Purchases!" Westminster, CO - Today, I received a Great Video from one of our Local Lenders, in regards to "Seller Concessions", and how they can be applied to your Buyer's financing! Please take the time to view the video, less than 4 minutes.  It may assist you in your next real estate transaction with a Buyer needing some closing cost contributions from the Seller. LimeTree Lending has some great information, below!! "Understand Seller Concessions for Buyers!"     Search for Homes in BROOMFIELD under $500,000! View Broomfield / Westminster Areas! in a larger map   SEARCH FOR HOMES IN THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER UNDER $500,000!!     Thanks for reading this,  Dan Hopper. Instant Search for COLORADO HOMES, HERE! FORECLOSURE SEARCH, click Sign: FOLLOW D...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
This is a monthly market report for Westminster CO home sales. Westminster is a thriving town between Denver and Boulder. Westminster's real estate market is not the same as Denver or Boulder, but is very similar to Arvada, Broomfield, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge. See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) I hope that issuing these reports every month will help give you an idea of the real estate market, in case you want to buy a home or sell a home in one of the best places Denver to Boulder! Click the underlined text to read the previous month's report for  Westminster CO homes. I've categorized my Westminster CO homes market reports by price range. You can see the categories below. Clicking on a category will take you to the respective report...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Westminster Homes for Sale Above $500,000 now! See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Westminster Home Sales: What this report tells you:  I'll say it again:  Westminster CO luxury homeowners trying to sell now are probably asking, "WHAT seller's market?"  Buyers still have the upper hand here, as the number of active listings stays high in the face of few sales. Sales of new construction homes above $500,000 in Westminster CO:  None Westminster absorption rate:  28 months. Something's gotta change! Westminster homes sold last month at or above list price:  None This report includes only detached single family Westminster CO homes that sold at $500,000 and up.  I'm using the term 'distressed sales' to refer to s...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Westminster Homes for Sale between $400,000 and $500,000 now! See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Westminster Home Sales: What this report tells you:  The absorption rate for Westminster CO homes continues to drop, while all other indicators remain stable for year-over-year trends compared to April 2012. How to sell a Westminster home: A great marketing plan is imperative in this price range.  It also would help to make it as easy as possible for interested buyers to see the home at their convenience. How to buy a Westminster home:  You could actually see every home in this price range that interests you in a day.  Then, if you don't choose one of those, you'd just be waiting to see what comes on the market. ...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Westminster Homes for Sale between $300,000 and $400,000 now! See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Westminster Home Sales: What this report tells you:  It's pretty clear that those who said the supposed 'huge shadow inventory of higher-priced foreclosures' was about to come to light, were wrong.  This market segment of Westminster CO homes is showing very healthy trends. How to sell a house in Westminster CO:  This price range isn't competing too badly with new construction, but people still expect a home in excellent condition when shopping over $300,000 locally, unless there's some other outstanding feature such as size, acreage, or amazing views. How to buy a house in Westminster CO:  Even though the market...
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By Jennifer Prestwich, Madison & Co Properties
(Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster)
Westminster CO: Home Farm Hot Sheet for Week of May 13 Home Farm in Westminster CO is a unique neighborhood.  Built in the mid-90s, Home Farm has 298 homes, mature trees, tennis courts and a community pool.  It is no wonder that buyers like Home Farm.  However, there are generally fairly few sellers. Luckily for Home Farm residents, the real estate bust and recession didn't hit their community as hard as it did surrounding areas.  Couple that with the fact that most buyers in Home Farm tend to stay put, and you've got a neighborhood with steady home values and very little inventory for sale.   Available Properties in Home Farm: 3  Average days on market for the available inventory is 34 DOM.  For Home Farm, teh average DOM for the past 12 months is 44 days.   Under Contract Properties i...
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"The Denver Weather Keeps Us On Our Toes!"     Westminster, CO - The weather in Denver will always bring about a changing climate, and of course, we are a Mile High above sea level.  This sunset photo was taken last night, while driving West in Denver.  For all of those visiting Denver, remember when you SEE the mountains, then you are looking West.  This seems to be our best reference point for visitors trying to navigate through the Front Range and the Greater Metro area of Denver. This day was so gorgeous, it reached about 87 degrees in our neck of the woods, Westminster.  Compare this with May 1st, when we had a snow storm and 25 degree temperature.  We are glad to see a lot more snowfall in the mountain ranges, since our water levels depend so much on the snow melt.  Not to mention...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Westminster Homes for Sale between $200,000 and $300,000 now! See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Westminster Home Sales: What this report tells you:  Westminster homes in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range are showing something I haven't seen in any of my other reports for Westminster, Arvada, or Broomfield - check out the blue line on the graph below.  That's a lovely increase in the number of homes sold in the month of April year-over-the-past-two-years. How to sell a house in Westminster CO: Be aggressive on the price, still taking condition and location into consideration.  But don't forget that looming appraisal! How to buy a house in Westminster CO:  Work with a proactive agent to get out and see hom...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See all Westminster CO Homes for Sale under $200,000 now! See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Westminster home sales: What this report tells you:  Westminster home sales up to $200,000 are seeing big improvements! How to buy a house in this price range: be prepared to make a quick decision, and don't waste time looking at homes that won't work with your financing. How to sell a house in this price range:  Get it on the market!  You still need to be at the right price, but if your house is in move-in condition it will likely sell in a few hours. Westminster absorption rate:  About two weeks - a strong seller's market! Westminster CO homes sold at or above list price last month: 30 (75%!) Click this link to see Wes...
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"Unconditional Love From Your Mother!"    Westminster, CO - I hope all of you Moms out there, are enjoying this special day with your family!!!  Nothing is as precious as the "Unconditional Love" you receive from your Mother, regardless of what transpires through Life's trials and tribulations!! There is always that ONE SPECIAL cheerleader - Your Mother!! Thank you, for the endless hours of training, teaching, sharing, providing, nurturing, caring, and just plain LOVING me and the rest of your clan!!  Showing us the true light at the end of the tunnel - our Savior!! A Mother... is truly a HERO in my heart!!     Search for Homes in BROOMFIELD under $500,000! View Broomfield / Westminster Areas! in a larger map   SEARCH FOR HOMES IN THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER UNDER $500,000!!   Thanks for re...
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"A Denver Winery's Customer Appreciation Day"   Westminster, CO - Every year during the month of May, Spero Winery likes to show it's appreciation to it's loyal customers by having a "Case of the Year" party! When a customer purchases a case of wine, it qualifies them for this party, and it does not cost the customers anything other than their time. A great opportunity to meet other wine enthusiasts, and enjoy some very good wine!! This year, the event will be held on Saturday, May 11th, from noon to 8pm.  In year's past, they have had in excess of 1,200 customers on this day, come through this event.   "A Denver Winery's Customer Appreciation Day"   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spero-Winery     Search for Homes in BROOMFIELD under $500,000! View Broomfield / Westminster Areas! in a l...
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"April Showers Bring May Flowers?"     Westminster, CO - Remember that ole saying, "April Showers Bring May Flowers?   In Denver, we always laugh about that saying and many of us replace the words to say, "April Snows Bring May Woes!"  Why woes?   Since, April is typically the 2nd snowiest month of the year... yes, April is, with March being the 1st snowiest month.  It usually creates lots of snow in the mountains thus creating a lot of water run off with the rivers and creeks, in May.  This too, can cause some flash flooding through-out the state, as well as in the Denver area. Yet, this snow fall is still a welcomed event.  The snow base is probably still down 35% from normal years, and this is what keeps our mountains out of "fire danger" and water droughts through-out the summer mon...
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By Jennifer Prestwich, Madison & Co Properties
(Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster)
Westminster CO: Home Farm Hot Sheet for the week of April 15 The Home Farm real estate market is still extremely tight.  Not very many Home Farm residents have put their homes on the market, but those that have are seeing there properties go under contract pretty quickly. Average Days on Market:  44 Average Sold Price: $396,030, or $154 per square foot. Turnover rate: 5.7%   Take a look here to see the latest Home Farm Real Estate Stats   For more information about the Home Farm Real Estate Market in Wesminster CO, call me at 720-341-5253.
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"Stupid Lender Rears It's Ugly Head, Again!!"   Westminster, CO -  "OH BOY", says Scott Bakula, playing "Sam" from the old TV Series, "Quantum Leap", right after his leap into a significant person for the next week's TV episode. Yes, the Saga with the Stupid Lender Award, continues onto a slow death!!  After, about 2 months of working this lender, 21st Mortgage Corp, out of Knoxville, TN., we have concluded they are NOT with the program to negotiate in "good faith" to assist a borrower from avoiding a foreclosure.  IN FACT, they force home owners INTO FORECLOSURE, whether they are a 1st or 2nd lien holder!! Even, after the seller has requested assistance from one of our local Congressman, Senator Michael Bennett's office, we still received such ridiculous requirements from a 2nd lien ho...
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By Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale
(Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE)
"The Denver Money Mortgage Assistance Program, MMA!" Westminster, CO - A new Grant Money program is alive and well in Denver.  The Denver Metro Mortgage Assistance! Those buyers seeking property in the defined areas should really take a look at this Grant Money program to see if it works for you!!  There are some very attractive elements to this program!!  Good news is, you DO NOT have to be a "First time home buyer"!!   Please review the "guidelines", BELOW!     Search for Homes in Broomfield under $450,000!     View Broomfield / Westminster Areas! in a larger map   SEARCH FOR HOMES IN THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER UNDER $350,000, HERE!!   Thanks for reading this,  Dan Hopper. Instant Search for COLORADO HOMES, click Sign: FORECLOSURE SEARCH, click Sign: FOLLOW DAN HERE: Dan Hopper specializ...
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