Category Archives: Denver

Not Available for All Buyers in Denver

For years lenders in Denver have done a “loss leader” advert and were chastised in the Dodd Frank act for predatory lending. In this new atmosphere you need to be aware that they might advertise a rate that you can … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Consider Rental Homes

Always a good investment, Denver’s rental market has paid for many a child’s college education. When buying a Denver area rental for the child early in their life the equity position by their 18th birthday can be substantial, allowing Mom or Dad to utilize that or the monthly income to subsidize the tuition payments. Continue reading

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Denver Loans from Relatives for real estate

Even if the borrower makes the payments, they are not entitled to an interest deduction unless three criteria are met: Continue reading

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Proof of Purchase – Your Highlands Ranch Home Burns

Back in the day when I was the Highlands Ranch area coordinator for neighborhood watch with Douglas County Sheriff (I think I stopped when Highlands Ranch got to 10,000 homes), this was one of the biggest issues for people recovering … Continue reading

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Attracting Buyers to a Denver Home

over 16% of the listings in the MLS have expired and could take advantage of this. Yet experience tells me that even offering a carpet allowance will cost the Seller 3 times the actual costs because of the buyer’s inate ability to “HORIBLIZE” any repair situation. Continue reading

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Rent or Buy – You Pay for the Denver House You Occupy

So often I find folks throughout Denver who are simply afraid of a long term commitment like buying a home. They feel they cannot afford it, that their credit is bad, or that homes are too expensive. At least in … Continue reading

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Facts or Myths – Denver Home Buyers

I cannot express how often I hear this from prospective Denver Home Buyers! Banks and mortgage companies here are very receptive to providing financing for qualified individuals who can verify employment, assets and have good credit. Some even offer FREE … Continue reading

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Denver Relocation: then and now

Relocation to Denver…how do I get there? Relocating to Denver in the 1950’s there was one main way to get here…the train. Back then the interstate highway system was still in Eisenhower’s dreams. Cross country car travel was much harder on 2 … Continue reading

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Denver Sale Isn’t Final Until It’s Funded

“Mortgage brokers”in Denver used to be far & few between, but they are making a comeback. They promise the moon and stars of lower interest rates and costs and yet cannot deliver. Denver s Professional Realtors always seem to have … Continue reading

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Denver topic “Gift” or Inheritance aka Basis or “IN SERVICE”

It happens a lot here in Denver. It is a shame when a child has to pay taxes on $250,000 because the good hearted nature of the parent was to give the property to the child before the parent’s death. Before … Continue reading

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