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Real Estate Agent - Your Castle Real Estate
Specializing in relocation and investment in the Denver metro area, including Denver County, Westwood Englewood, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Littleton, and more
RECENT BLOG POSTS
 Here's the deal:  if you have an owner occupied loan and 3 investor loans you cannot buy any more properties and get Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac financing, meaning you can't get a conventional 30-year fixed loan. Now, my hope is that someone reads this and tells me I'm wrong. That would be great!  ...
12/29/2008
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 Westwood area in Denver.   What this investment is:  Purchasing a small home in an expensive neighborhood that may or may not need wo...
12/29/2008
Investing in Real Estate 8 - Condo Conversions This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, fix and flips, in the Observatory Park area in Denver.   What this investment is:  A synthesis of the fix and flip and rental operations - purchasing an apartment building in a neighborhood dom...
12/29/2008
Investing in Real Estate 7 - Fix and Flips This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, fix and flips, in the Observatory Park 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 t...
12/29/2008
Investing in Real Estate 6 - Lease Options This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, lease options, in the Observatory Park area in Denver.                        What this investment is:  A lease option (L/O) is Acquiring control of a property (though not necessarily ownership), t...
12/29/2008
Investing in Real Estate 5 - Large (5+ unit) Apartment Building This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, large apartment buildings, in the Observatory Park area in Denver.   What this investment is:  Still targeting tenants for 6-12 months at a time, buildings with more than five ...
12/29/2008
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...
12/29/2008
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...
12/29/2008
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...
12/29/2008
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, ...
12/29/2008
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