Aurora, CO Real Estate News

By Jeanne Osness, Residential Real Estate, Short Sales
(Jeanne Osness, Keller Williams)
Should I Buy A Home Now in Aurora Colorado Lately I've been asked a lot "should I buy now"? I've heard a lot of rumors that there aren't loans available even if you want to take advantage of the best buying opportunity in 60 years! Let's separate some truth from fiction. Here's some answers to some of the "should I buy now" questions: Question #1 - Should I buy now when I have to have 20% down to buy a house. Truth: About 90% of loans now are FHA which require 3.5% of the purchase price for a down payment. There's even a loan I've recently heard of called a "Community Loan" that only requires $500 down! There's also VA loans which can require ZERO down. Question #2 - Should I buy now when I have to have a bunch of money for closing costs? Truth: In today's market many Sellers are willin...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
The world's coolest observation decks! You could be standing on air according to Travel and Leisure Magazine, that's what it feels like when you step inside one of the glass boxes that protrude from the 103rd-floor Sky deck at Chicago's Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. After all, the seamless, apparently unsupported glass floor is the only thing between your toes and the urban mosaic 1,300 feet below. Even if you've been to hundreds of observation decks, the effect of the Ledge is still unnerving.  And really, a skyscraper observation deck should make you feel like you're flying. Decks, at their best, are a mechanism for transforming the engineering genius of super-tall buildings into pure visceral magic. Emerge from the elevators at the top of places like Toronto's CN Tower and you get a...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
I have too many inquiries on my credit report?   Can any one remove inquiries from their credit report?  The answer is yes!   First go to www.annualcreditreport.com order your free credit report and check it out. All inquires usually are in the back of your credit report!   If any of the inquiry were not personally authorized by you. Then contact the credit reporting agencies directly at:   Equifax P.O. Box 740256 Atlanta, GA 30348-5496 www.equifax.com Telephone: 1-800-356-4715 Fax: 1-888-677-5577   Experian National Consumer Assistance Center P.O. Box 2002 Allen, TX 75013-2104 www.experian.com Telephone: 1-888-397-3742   Trans Union LLC Consumer Relations P.O. Box 1000 Chester, PA 19022 www.transunion.com Telephone: 1-440-779-7200   Dispute these inquire, making sure the credit reporti...
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By Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!
(Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado)
Your child can go TRICK OR TREATING IN AURORA, COLORADO AT SOUTHLANDS MALL. Southlands Mall located at 6155 S Main St. in Aurora, Colorado. 80016, is putting on a trick or treating event on Saturday, October 30th from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.  The kids (and you) can feel safe as you go to participating retailers and restaurants along Main Street in Southlands Mall in Aurora, Colorado.  The kids can dress up, collect candy and have a wonderful afternoon while you window shop along Main Street.  For more information, you can call 303-627-5000. Enjoy the Parade of Pumpkins Decorating contest or listen to spooky stories in the Town Square.  (iI'm sure the fountains will be turned off - so no towels should be needed) Moms and Dads- you can go window shopping and start getting gift ideas for fa...
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By Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!
(Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado)
~ Are you looking to visit a HAUNTED HOUSE IN AURORA, COLORADO? Here is one attraction that will scare you to the bone.  It's the 13th DOOR HAUNTED HOUSE located in Aurora, Colorado just off of I-225 and Parker Roads (3184 S Parker Rd. Aurora, Co. 80014).  The haunted house will be open the entire month of October.  It has been voted one of the top 13 haunted houses in America!  Come see why.... You will enter the Barrington Hotel that was condemed and closed in 1912 where it is said that all hotel visitors (but one) were found dead once the rescuers were able to get in to the hotel.  The only survivor found the only door (the 13th Door) that was not boarded up.  Will you be so lucky?! This haunted house is not for the faint at heart and 12 years and older is recommended. Hours of opera...
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By Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor
(Exit Realty Laredo)
Saddle Rock North community is located in Arapahoe County, Aurora, Co 80016 Saddle Rock North it's a great place to live in a Golf community. Saddle Rock North counts with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, Saddle Rock North is in the Cherry Creek School district, also Saddle Rock North has these pleasant amenities as: tennis courts, golf course and a community pool, clubhouse. Saddle Rock North is a controlled covenant community and the home owners association management company is Hammersmith Management, if you want more information the HOA please contact me. Saddle Rock North Homes for sale, Aurora, Co 80016 Builders in Saddle Rock North, Aurora, Co 80016: Laureate, Infinity, US Homes, Absolutely Saddle Rock North it's in Aurora, Co, 80016 Arapahoe County in Colorado, Saddle Roc...
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By Gwen Poindexter, First Choice Colorado Lender FHA VA Conv
(Gwen Poindexter WR Starkey Mortgage LMB#100025921)
Southlands Area Aurora Colorado  Whether you are a first time home buyer or have out grown your current home your first step to home ownership in the Southlands Area is the loan pre-qualification process. Knowing your loan finance options is a must. What is a comfortable payment range for you? What are the down payment requirements? Can the seller pay for the closing costs? The Southlands Area has many communities and homes to choose from whether it is in Sorrel Ranch or Tallyn's Reach located within the Cherry Creek Award Winning School District. Let me help you take the mystery out of the home loan process before you fall in love with that perfect home in the Southlands Area.    Cherry Creek School District http://www.ccsd.k12.co.us/    You can have the city feeling without leaving th...
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By Jeanne Osness, Residential Real Estate, Short Sales
(Jeanne Osness, Keller Williams)
Homes For Sale in Tallyn's Reach in Aurora Colorado It's Fall time in Colorado and the tree's are turning in Tallyn's Reach. Known for it's panoramic views of the mountains and trees, Tallyn's Reach is the perfect place for searching for a new home for sale.     Click HERE to search for homes for sale in Tallyn's Reach. You can receive automatic emails any time a new listing hits the market that matches your criteria.   There are over 200 acres of planned open space, complete with miles of walking and jogging trails that wind throughout the community. While it's closed for now, once summer time rolls around again, you'll love the Tallyn's Reach 6 lane swimming pool and kid's water park for relaxing and cooling off on those hot summer days.   The Tallyn's Reach selection of homes begins ...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
This House started the National Foreclosure Frenzy! According to the New York Times Magazine, the house that set off the national furor over faulty foreclosures is blue-gray and weathered. The porch is piled with furniture and knickknacks awaiting the next yard sale. In the driveway is a busted pickup truck. No one who lives there is going anywhere anytime soon! Nicolle Bradbury bought this house seven years ago for $75,000; she had been living in this house with her family. But she lost her job and the $474 monthly mortgage payment became difficult to make! It should have been a routine foreclosure, with Mrs. Bradbury joining the anonymous millions quietly dispossessed since the recession began! But she was savvy enough to contact a nonprofit group, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, where fo...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
When it comes to your retirement savings plan what's important to you? You need to ask yourself this question first! Then what‘s your mind set regarding retirement? According to Forbes Magazine, Congratulations you graduate, and welcome to the work world. It's time to think about 401k retirement savings plan! These days the start of a career is the time to set up retirement accounts. putting away money you won't touch for decades is one of those things people know they're supposed to do--but often put off until tomorrow! Procrastination is the mother of all screw-up! The only way to not work forever is to start saving today in my opinion put every extra dime you earns into your 401k retirement saving plan it's the safest bet anyway! Here's why procrastinating will cost you later in life...
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By Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor
(Exit Realty Laredo)
Open house 2257 Havana St, Aurora, Co 80010 - Aurora, Co homes for sale This Saturday October 23th and 24th from 11:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. Beautiful brick home in a great location, extraordinary extended garage in New England Heights subdivision. Close to everything! 3 minutes from Montview Park and half block from Fletcher elementary school and Moorhead recreation center / memorial park. Very close from Williams Elementary school, 4 blocks from 7 eleven, close to Fitzsimons Golf Course (5 mins) and very near to University Colorado Hospital and The Children's Hospital (6 Mins). Description & Features:- Beautiful solid BRICK well taken care of house.- Custom made huge 840 Sqf garage w/overhead beam, engine hoist, attic and built on solid concrete,block & brick!- Big lot size 7,505 Sqf with ...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
The Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.A! According to Forbes Magazine, The U.S.A' emerging cities are not experiencing the kind of super-charged growth one sees in urban areas of the developing world, notably China and India. But unlike Europe, North America's population is slated to expand by well over 100 million people by 2050--much of this growth in the U.S. and much of it driven by continued immigration. In the course of the next 40 years, the biggest gainers won't be behemoths like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, but less populous, easier-to-manage cities that are both affordable and economically vibrant. Americans may not be headed to small towns or back to the farms, but they are migrating to smaller cities. Over the past decade, the biggest migration of Americans has been to...
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By Ben Yost - 303-587-4297, FHA, VA, Conventional - Mortgage Loans in De
(First Time Home Buyer, Mortgage Rates, Pre-Approval)
Starting Monday, December 13, 2010, Fannie Mae is changing its Denver mortgage lending guidelines. For some Colorado mortgage applicants, the loan approval process will simplify. For others, it will toughen. How you'll be affected personally will depend on your credit profile and your loan characteristics. Among the biggest changes from Fannie Mae is a new set of guidelines for gift funds. When the new rules roll out, accepting cash gifts for downpayment will be easier. Undetr the new guidelines, buyers of owner-occupied, 1-unit properties (i.e. single-family homes, condos, townhomes) can forgo Fannie Mae's typical, minimum 5% personal downpayment contribution. Downpayments on homes meeting the above criteria can be comprised of 100% gifted and/or granted funds. Buyers of second homes a...
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By Ben Yost - 303-587-4297, FHA, VA, Conventional - Mortgage Loans in De
(First Time Home Buyer, Mortgage Rates, Pre-Approval)
Denver Mortgage markets improved last week on mixed messages about the economy, and a growing belief that the government will move to stimulate the economy. Conforming mortgage rates in Colorado eased lower. According to Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage market survey, average mortgage rates nationwide fell to new all-time lows last week. On the other side of that point, however, is that the accompanying "points" for today's low rates have climbed to their highest levels of 2010. In other words, CO mortgage rates are down, but closing costs are up. There were two main stories driving mortgage rates last week. The first was the Federal Reserve. Although nothing has been said specifically, markets are speculating that the government will add new layers of market support to spark the economy. ...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
Sanitize your linens and towels often and fight off cold and flu! According to e-how dot com and examiner dot com, laundering sheets weekly (in hot, 130-or-more degree water) gets rid of the dead skin cells (fodder for bacteria) and allergy-inducing dust mites that accumulate after a few nights' sleep. If you or someone in your family is prone to sweating! or if you've got Fido cozying up with your in bed by consider washing every couple days to rinse out dirt and pet dander. Don't ignore your mattress pad it's a good idea to wash it bi-weekly or at least monthly! Pillows are another consideration. To ensure you're not resting your head on a big pile of germs! you should be washing your pillows at least every six months! Follow the manufacturer's instructions when washing them, though g...
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By Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!
(Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado)
~On my feet and running...well almost~ For those of you that read my blog, you know I broke my foot 5 weeks ago.  Well today the doctor wants me to start to try to wear shoes.  So, I am.  See?   And I am also dog sitting my neighbor's dog Libby.  She's a Brittany Spaniel.  Kobi, my dog and Libby have grown up together.  Libby is just 3 months older.  Kobi is almost always off leash.  Libby, I keep on leash.  I would feel terrible if something were to happen to her while she was in my charge. We decided to take a walk this morning on the path behind my house.  That way, if my foot started to hurt I wouldn't be too far from home if Ihad to limp back!  I took my smsart phone with me and took a few photos of the beautiful fall colors that I get to enjoy everyday, since it is literally right...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
 Do you wants more than double your Social Security Income?  When Should You Apply for Social Security? According to bank note dot com! The retirement planning is complicated issues, beginning with the decision about when to begin taking your Social Security benefits. On one hand, if you need the money and don't expect to live into your 80s, it is tempting to take Social Security as early as possible at age 62 years to benefit from the income stream. On the other hand, you can increase your monthly payment considerably by waiting until age 70. Most people underestimate how long they are going to live. Differences in Benefits can be Substantial! As a first step in this retirement planning exercise, find out approximately how much of a monthly benefit you'll get under different scenarios!...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
10 Reasons to Live Mortgage-Free! According to Associated Content the benefits of living mortgage-free far outweigh the downsides. Here are 10 reasons to rent:  1. No Property Taxes to pay! 2. No Homeowners Association Fees to pay! 3. No Maintenance Expenses! 4. No Roots! 5. Free Utilities! 6. Lower Utilities Fee! 7. Free Perks! 8. Less Risk! 9. Lower Insurance Rates! 10. Opportunities for Investments! Is it rent or own it's up to you! Therefore, put every extra dime you make into your retirement account it's a safe bet anyway! This is FYI only, Thanks.
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By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200)
Have you ever had a water audit done on your home? If you live in Aurora, Co the city will come audit every possible place you could be wasting water and running up your water bill.  The cost is $30.00.  They will give you a shower timer, new nozzle for your water hose, and a measuring device to see how much water you are using for your lawn to keep from watering too much. The best part is you will receive a monitoring device that reads your meter from inside the house. You can check the meter to see how much you used for you shower, flushing the toilet, washing clothes and running the dishwasher.  Especially good to use to check for leaks. Just brushing your teeth could use a few gallons. This is what they check for: 1.  Sprinkler systems that should be set to seasonal, 50%-100% (ours ...
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By Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR
(A 2 Z Realty LLC)
Five spices that can help you lose weight! According to Healthy Living Magazine, although we're inclined to scour the Web in search of the best diets and meal plans, the truth is, some of the tools to weight-loss success are already on your spice rack! Here are five ingredients that not only add flavor to your favorite dishes but can help in your battle against the bulge! Here are the following lists; 1. Cinnamona 2003 study published in Diabetes Care showed that as little as one teaspoon of cinnamon per day can boost the body's weight-loss ability by reducing blood sugar and promoting healthier processing of carbohydrates. It also lowers LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by seven to 27% and total cholesterol by 12 to 26%. Plus, cinnamon has been shown to prevent the metabolic syndrome ...
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