Garfield County, CO Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Marble Colorado makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renew.Buying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! The benefits of being a First Time Homebuyer in Marble Colorado greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a Marble Colorado First Time Homebuyer makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! The benefits of being a Marble Colorado First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value t...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
So with all the commentary and opinions regarding guns and gun control flying around, I thought that I would bring a little levity to the subject. In Colorado there is an absolutely lovey little town named Rifle in the Rocky Mountains about 180 miles west of Denver. In Rifle there is a little cafe named Shooters Grill. Now Shooters Grill  has a rather unusual claim to fame. It is perfectly legal, and in fact encouraged, for guests to open carry their firearm into this little eating establishment. For the wait staff, it is almost a job requirement! If you work at Shooters Grill, and you are over the age of 18, you most probably wear a gun holstered to your side. That's right folks, the waitresses at Shooters Grill  serve up your food while packing heat! Shooters Grill  claims to be the s...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Financing up to 90% of your home price with low Jumbo Mortgage Rates on Garfield County CO Jumbo Loans. Are you looking for a Garfield County Colorado Jumbo mortgage company? It's a great time to take advantage of the jumbo mortgage program. We specialize in helping luxury home buyers who need higher balance jumbo mortgage financing. What is a jumbo mortgage? A jumbo mortgage loan in most counties is any loan that is greater than $417,000. There are some "high balance" counties in Colorado that exceed the $417,000 limit, and they are listed at the bottom of this article or follow this link to the Fannie Mae County Loan Limits to check your county. These counties allow for "conforming" rates above $417,000 and up to the county limit. Are rates higher on jumbo home loans in Garfield Count...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
90% financing and low Jumbo Home Loan Rates on Jumbo Loans in Glenwood Springs CO. Are you looking for a Glenwood Springs Colorado Jumbo mortgage company? It's a great time to take advantage of the jumbo mortgage program. We specialize in helping luxury home buyers who need financing for higher jumbo loan amounts. What is a jumbo mortgage? A jumbo loan in most counties is any loan that is greater than $417,000. There are some "high balance" counties in Colorado and they are listed at the bottom of this article or follow this link to the Fannie Mae County Loan Limits. These counties allow for "conforming" rates above $417,000 and up to the county limit. Are rates higher on jumbo home loans in Glenwood Springs? Not necessarily! Currently, we have jumbo rates available that are lower than ...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
USDA Loan Rates Looking to buy a Home in  Garfield County Colorado? 100% financing sound good? The Garfield County Colorado USDA Mortgage Loan program is an excellent choice for your home buying needs. Here are some of the features of the Garfield County Colorado USDA Loan program: - 100% financing, zero down loan program. You can get into a home with literally nothing out of your pocket, including loan closing costs! - Mortgage rates are low on the USDA program which comparing to other types of financing - Garfield County CO USDA Rate Quote - Monthly mortgage insurance is very low compared to other programs - just .4% of the loan amount per year as of July 2013 - Use the Colorado Home Buyer Tax Credit for additional savings - on average over $100/mo off mortgage interest. We are one of...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
100% USDA Home Loans Buying a Colorado Home? Would you like a 100% financing loan? The USDA Home Loan program can be a great choice for your Garfield County Colorado home buying needs. Here are some of the features of the Garfield County Colorado USDA Loan program: - Zero down payment - 100% financing is available. The loan can even be structured so that you have no out of pocket expense, no closing costs due at closing! - Low interest rates compared to other loan programs - Garfield County Colorado USDA Rate Quote - Monthly mortgage insurance is very low compared to other programs- just .4% of the loan amount per year as of July 2013. - Use the Colorado Home Buyer Tax Credit for additional savings- on average over $100/mo off mortgage interest. We are one of only a few lenders who can ...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Your path to zero down home loan financing, learn what New Castle CO USDA Rate you qualify for today! Learn about one of the best home financing options available today, the USDA Rural Guaranty home loan program in New Castle CO and surrounding areas. 100% home loan financing combined with low monthly mortgage insurance means a low mortgage payment on your new Colorado home purchase. Check New Castle CO USDA Rates Here Check out some of the highlights of the USDA Rural Housing program: - Property must be located in a small town or rural area. You can check the eligibility of your home at the USDA eligibility website, just input your home address: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do?pageAction=sfp&NavKey=property%4011 - 100% financing is still available. No ...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
VA Mortgage Loans in Carbondale  CO and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the main features of this great program: - Up to 100% financing, with no down required. - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment. - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans. - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans. How do you know if you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Carbondale  CO? The first step is to 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,...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program within Carbondale  Colorado. Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- 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. "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by 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). The biggest advantage with this government loan program is that instead of having tw...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
  Find out today's USDA Rates in Carbondale Colorado - Your path to 100% mortgage loan financing.   One of the best mortgage loan financing options available today, the USDA Rural Guaranty loan program in CarbonDale CO and surrounding areas offers low rates and payments for home buyers. Combine 100% home loan financing with low monthly mortgage insurance, and you will be ensured a low payment on your new Colorado home purchase.   Free Carbondale CO USDA Rate Quote    Check out some of the highlights of the USDA Rural Housing program:     - The home must be located in a rural area or small town in order to be eligible. You can check the eligibility of your home at the USDA eligibility website, just input your home address: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Spring Break Colorado Style and A Family of Three Enjoying Time Together. My daughter is on spring break this week, so my husband and I did what we could to get some time off together so we could enjoy a few days as a family.   The trip started off pretty well. A spring storm had blessed us with snow just a day before, and we heard rumors of another storm on the way. Heck...we've been hearing rumors of storms all winter, so we didn't care and we headed on down the road for a few days away from home. At this point I wanted Sierra to have her picture taken along the side of the road to show how much snow there actually is. The teenager declined. It wasn't a good picture taking day. There were some mumbles about it being a bad hair day. At least that's the way I summed it all up.   Our goa...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
No More Dreaming...We Have a White Christmas. You wouldn't think Colorado would be without a white Christmas, but this year we were starting to wonder. We've been in a summer time drought that was followed by a winter time drought, but the Christmas Gods have blessed us with a White Christmas. Today over 3 inches of snow has fallen in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It's tapered off tonight, but is still coming down. Tomorrow is going to be a White Christmas. Everyone is so happy to see the snow and the moisture.  My family is traveling for Christmas. We are in Glenwood Springs which is only about 2 hours away from our house, but it's world away in terms in people and things to do. The weather patterns are similar. Glenwood Springs is a mountain town like my own mountain town, except it's b...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Wild, Rustic and Purely Relaxing...Penny Hot Springs, Redstone, Colorado. If you are looking for a spa treatment, these hot springs aren't for you. The Penny Hot Springs don't have any amenities except for parking, but the experience is wild, rustic and purely relaxing. It's also FREE. The minerals in the hot water are said to have therapeutic value which is good for whatever ails you, and at the very least, the mineral water is relaxing and refreshing. These wild, untamed springs come right out of the ground and flow into the Crystal River at temperatures to hot to handle. The locals build pools every year out of the rock. The design mixes the cold Crystal River water with the hot spring water to create temperatures more suitable for human enjoyment.  The springs are open all year, exc...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Stay, Play and Get Scared in Colorado. The Hotel Colorado is Home to Some Permanent Guests. If you are looking for a haunting good time, The Hotel Colorado may have just what you are looking for. This grand hotel is located in Glenwood Springs and has hosted some pretty famous people over the years, and some of them are refusing to leave. Walter Devereaux built this grand establishment in 1891. It was quite the draw for such famous guests as Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft. Al Capone and his buddies also spent time at the hotel. Devereaux is still said to be hanging out, and you can smell his cigar smoke. During WWII the hotel was used as a naval hospital. At this time a chamber maid was caught in a lovers triangle and killed by a jealous lover. Employees report hearing her ...
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By Julian Hardaker
(The Best Way Home )
Aspen Glen is the premier gated golf course community in the lower part of the Roaring Fork Valley. The Jack Nicklaus designed golf course has won numerous awards and enjoys a significantly longer season than some of the golf courses closer to Aspen. The spectacular club house with pool, tennis and gym facilities at Aspen Glen enjoys incredible views of Mt. Sopris and is a popular venue for local events. Like all golf course communities, Aspen Glen has been affected by the economic crisis and prices have fallen significantly from their peak in 2007-2008. Probably due to the general financial strength of the typical Aspen Glen resident, the neighborhood has not been as affected as other parts of the valley by foreclosures. In the last 12 months, there have been 11 residential sales in A...
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With each passing month our local market between Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Rifle is inching its way back to an equilibrium between supply and demand, but we are still not there yet. All indications suggest that 2011 will turn out to be the best year for buyers. Here is the monthly commentary from our friend Joe Carpenter at American National Bank in Rifle: What do flood waters and housing inventories have in common? Answer: They both rise and fall. As we're experiencing record run off from the snowpack of the past season and see the rivers reaching or exceeding flood levels in many areas, I can't help but draw a parallel to the local housing market over the past three years where we've seen inventory levels swell as a dramatic decline in sales dammed the flow of transaction activity a...
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By Debby Langford, Garfield-Western Slope Home Stager
(Altitude Designs Home Staging of Colorado)
Today on Monday even though I feel like it was one of the worst Mondays I have had in a long time. Everything that could go wrong was well on its track, then I opened up an email that said ...... Congratulations Debby.  The Design Selection Team at Ava Living has chosen your project from among 1,000’s for this week’s Ava’s Choice!   I’ve included is a special commemorative photo for your use and distribution.  This photo will appear as one of the featured projects in Ava’s Choice slide show for 7 days, from Monday, April 12th until Sunday, April 18th at 10PM PDT.   Only Ava Living promotes your works to people from over 150 countries through Ava’s Choice and also on the Facebook network with our application named “Interior Design” which features the Design of the Day.  At Ava Living, we...
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By Debby Langford, Garfield-Western Slope Home Stager
(Altitude Designs Home Staging of Colorado)
Just pass the round about with the naked mountain climber, yes you read this right. In the center of our little town of Silt, COLORADO round about is the naked mountain climber made out of stone. Yes the statue is all about the things you can do in COLORADO. It made national attention last fall, see this link on Denver channel , it was the talk of the whole valley. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/20689868/detail.html Back to the reason of this blog is just behind the statue is the BEST BBQ on the Western Slope of COLORADO. Red Brick BBQ is owned by Daniel & Molly Fredrich of Silt. As you can tell by the picture they have fun with what they do. Daniel is from Texas but he loves COLORADOand he can smoke any kind of meat and make it taste GREAT! Daniel and Molly were trained in the cu...
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Well the week started out with a Rock slide on 1-70 in the Glenwood Springs Canyon closing it for 5 days in both directions. Living in this beautiful state you never know when rock slides, mudslides or avalanches will happen. It really keeps you on your toes in a sense. When you are driving through the canyons getting to work or a client's home it goes through your mind what could happen. Most of us are on our own mission and want to just get our tasks done for the day so when we are inconvienced by acts of nature it makes a few mad but most of us are happy no one (this time) was hurt. I think it is really amazing to hear people say "What is Taking so LONG to clean up! Well let me think, the boulders are 6' x 8' & 10' by 20' in size and my rake and yard equipment just can't do this tas...
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