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By The Richards Group, JD, ABR, GREEN, SFR, Denver CO Home & Real Estate
(CCP, LLC - Denver CO Home & Real Estate)
Featured Neighborhood: Paramount Heights Home & Real Estate For Sale Paramount Heights Home Search Wheat Ridge CO Home Search Metro Denver CO Home Search When you are ready to look at homes (or have one to sell) in Paramount Heights of Wheat Ridge CO give me a call. I would love the opportunity to earn your business! Mark at 303.204.8949. View Paramount Heights Neighborhood in Wheat Ridge CO in a larger map _________ Copyright 2011 by Mark Richards, All Rights Reserved, "Wheat Ridge CO Home Update - Featured Neighborhood: Paramount Heights Home & Real Estate For Sale"_________
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Cost vs Value: what are the best remodels/upgrades for your $$$$ in 2010-11? I get this question often.  Everyone wants to invest in their home and get something for their efforts.  This is an article from Realtor.com featuring the best remodel for your buck.  This survey features REALTORS® opinions from 80 different cities on big bang projects. The top five projects are listed with their cost, resale value and cost re-couped.  If your thinking of doing a remodel here are the projects that bring the greatest recovered cost: 1. Entry Door replacement 2. Garage door replacement 3. Siding replacement 4. Kitchen remodel 5. Deck addition Of course perspective is important.  What one buyer will want is not what all buyers need.  Thinking of selling your Jefferson county Colorado home?  Give m...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Do you know some one who is going through a financial difficult time? Are they troubled with the thought of losing their home in a foreclosure.? There are many questions that may be going through a home owners mind in this situation. There is hope.. A Short Sale !!! Click and watch this short Video on the Short Sale Process. http://234925.myvideotalkstudio.com/videomail/player/mid/699630/tid/59884/cid/20704/uid/126717/fid/140314 Click below to read about a true short story on a short sale !!! http://enjoydenver.blogspot.com/2011/01/true-short-story-short-sale-story.html Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 Gary@Di-DenverRealty.com
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
I was reading the 4th book of Proverbs and was blessed by the Chapter. It was interesting, the author referred and noted wisdom... in the feminine. I know my female friends will love this and my male friends will wonder why I would bring up such a notion. Rather one is female or male, it is still interesting. I would be pleased to hear your take on the authors reference to wisdom.    5 Get wisdom, get understanding;        do not forget my words or swerve from them.  6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;        love her, and she will watch over you.  7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.        Though it cost all you have, [a] get understanding.  8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you;        embrace her, and she will honor you.  9 She will set a garland of grace on your...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Today I'm looking forward to our Italian Family dinner on Sunday...I can almost smell the sauce....see the delightful large colorful salads....feel the warm bread....taste the Chianti...and hear the sweet sound of La Familia !!!! ....hummm good !!!! It  seems the Family Sunday Dinner in the states has Diminished I m so glad our family still gets together !! Love it
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Tuesday thought of ther day !! --Dance like the photo's not being tagged, Love like you've never been unfriended, Tweet like nobody's following."     Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 Gary@Di-DenverRealty.com   Serving and selling Denver for over 11,000 days ARVADA***GOLDEN***THORNTON***WESTMINSTER I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR REFERRALS
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
No one likes a whiner ...right. I have a cure for the whiner. This cure produces many benefits. In fact this cure has been recommended by our medical superstars. It is a simple cure that can be bought in most cities. This weekend I had the opportunity to tour several manufactures that produce this valuable cure. The tour enforced a biblical suggestion of providing this substance to someone who is ailing. It is has proven to be effective in 9 out of 10 whiners. The cure has been around since biblical times and is called wine !!! This weekend we did the Sonoma Valley wine tour.. I so enjoyed Sonoma We had a blast!!! It was a gorgeous weekend and it was my niece and nephews birthdays, it was so sweet. We visited one winery I must recommend. The winery is BR Cohn Winery Sonoma Wines from S...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Denver, Co ...Western Riddle-A Cowboy rides into Denver on Friday, stays for three days and leaves on Friday... How did he do that ??? I'm amazed by some of my eastern friends. They think Denver is a good ole boy, low down cowboy town. Many years ago perhaps that was true. Today, Denver is a major metropolis. In fact, Denver almost has it all. Denver has something for everyone from climbing a mountain to going to the theater. In Denver you, one can go skiing in the morning and golfing in the afternoon. In Denver you can yell with the Broncos, do a 7th inning stretch with the Rockies or enjoy the ice with an the Avalanche.   So how did the cowboy accomplish the above ...he had a horse called Friday !!!   Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Dir...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
I once saw on the Johnny Carson show ....Johnny mentioned.."Ff you don't have a Realtor for a friend,you must not have many friends.That was years ago, now as the Realtor community is strinking, its not as commom to have a Realtor Peep. It is True.... Everyone needs a Realtor sometimes........ So please laugh and sing along..on this remix .... Please scroll down to click on the demo. Then please scroll back up to sing along to.... ---------------------------------------. Everybody Needs a Realtor. .... Everybody ..needs a Realtor ....sometime. Everybody list their home... somehow. Something in my listining.. just told me. That you're selling ....right now.. Every buyer finds a home ...someplace. There's no telling where it may appear. Something in my heart keeps saying. Buying someplace...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
How many Realtors does it take to sell a home ? This title may seem to be a lead into a joke, yet it is not. There are several answers to this question. The easiest and first answer is one. I estimate the national average of the listing agent selling their own listing is about 5% of the time. I myself enjoy the benefits of being the listing and selling agent. The number one reason, I know my buyer, I know the lender and my peeps are telling me what I need to hear. The truth !!!. The second answer is “16” Realtors to sell a home. This is more likely the correct answer. Provided the listing is in good condition, the home shows well and is priced correctly, we typically see 10 – 15 showings before receiving an offer. Let’s presume it is #15 that shows and writes ..plus me the listing agent...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Setting:  I had just awoke 20 minutes prior and was sipping my first cup of coffee.  I was still in my pj's and checking the first flight of emails.  My 4 year old daughter is watching t.v. in the the other room and already wired from her bowl of "healthy" Frooty Circles.  Blankly typing away I overhear a lullaby in Dora the Explorer high pitched voice that goes like this:  "Go to sleep volcano, go to sleep Volcano...".  Imagine the soft background music and a mobile overhead but NOT your mother's voice. Now it took a couple versus to sink in, I just woke up.  Then I was intrigued so I walked over to my daughter and watched a snippet.  Apparently the volcano was grumpy because he couldn't go to sleep and he really needed a nap.  Hence, Dora and her friends could not pass and this presen...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
I came across this e-mail "How to get people to open your e-letters". I get the hundreds of emails that I only read the subject line and delete.  We all get the spam, ads, jokes and chain mail that never make it past our delete key. This one intrigued me simply for this reason: the subject line was interesting and I want people to read what I send them.  This email came from 1st Choice Property Inspections here in Denver. With their permission I thought it was to good not to post. "HOW TO GET PROSPECTS TO OPEN YOUR E-MAIL.   E-mail is the greatest low-cost farming tool ever - if you can get prospects to open your e-mail.  Thanks to an increasing number of spam, joke and virus-laden messages, many people are hitting the Delete key as quick as it takes them to read the subject line.  So, ...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Sometimes Realtors take matters into their own hands. We Realtors have a great responsibly to protect our clients. We sometimes must take matters into own hands, to get the job done. We only do what is in the scope of our side and well within the limits of the law and ethics. Short sales require finesse, persistence and diligence. If you can’t handle the work required to close a short sale, let a veteran broker do their job, get it closed and get it done. HONOR .....CODE .......LOYALTY ...words to serve by.. I think Jack said it best ...”You can’t handle the truth “ see below Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 Gary@Di-DenverRealty.com Serving and selling Denver for over 11,000 days ARVA...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
How does a recent home buyer claim their $8k buyer tax credit ???  Simplified Version The buyer claims their tax credit on their Federal income tax return. The tax credit is for a primary residence.  Recent home buyers need to complete IRS form 5405 to determine their tax credit. Once determined, they can claim the amount on line 67 of their 1040 income tax return for 2009. The purchase HUD statement from their closing of the home needs to be attached to form 5405.  No other paperwork is required. There have been questions regarding this tax credit being "refundable". The credit is refundable in that a home buyer credit can be claimed even if the buyer has little or no federal income tax liability to offset. Typically, this involves the IRS sending the buyer monies for a portion or even...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
As a Real Estate Professional we need to have a vast knowledge of items pertaining to Real Estate. We need to know how to pre approve a buyer and how to get the buyer closed. We need to know how to price, market and negotiate a favorable transaction for our seller. We also should know the top five home improvements... rough rough.. Here are the top five national items to recoup the cost of project, as per the January 2010 Realtor Magazine. #5. A Minor kitchen remodel #4. A deck addition #3. An attic bedroom Addition #2. New siding... $1....And the number one item....drum roll please.....A new front entry door. I must agree ....especially with the front door. I tell my sellers it is so important when the buyer is entering the home,how vital it is to make a good impression !! . So add a n...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
What is the value of a good name. ???  Being in this biz for many years, a good name is very valuable. There is the value of other agents knowing you  are fair, honest and persistent agent. There is a great amount of value in your community. see above. Finally a good name among your client...see above. Proverb 22:1  A good name is more desirable than great riches;        to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.  How does your name eco in your sphere ? Gary D ..for Denver
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
4 Top reasons to buy Denver Colorado real estate before April.   For those still contemplating taking the plunge and whether it's the right time to buy:  Some top reasons for the metro Denver consumer to buy right now. 1.  99 days left in the extended tax credit time frame.  There are no expectations this program will be extended again. 2.  Fed estimates rates will rise to 6%, a three quarter raise, April 1st.  The first time the strained mortgage market will run unsupported without the Fed debt purchase program. 3.  The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is raising fees and tightening lending standards to shore up its strapped finances and avoid a taxpayer bailout. 4. Current metro Denver market is saturated with foreclosures, REO's, HUD's, and auctions. These can take some time to g...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
For those first time home buyers who are waiting and still want to qualify for the credit need to get going. In the Denver area, most entry level homes are mainly REO's and short-sales. This will cramp the time frame left to qualify for the credit.  A typical real estate transaction takes 30-45 days once under contract.  That doesn't include qualification process, listing search's, actual viewing, and bidding.  This can take a month before your under contract.  Finding a deal in the entry level can be time consuming and finding homes not "distressed" can be difficult.  Investors are ready to pounce and the competition is steep.  Be prepared to get out there when homes are listed in your choice neighborhoods. Give me a call if your ready to go!  Search Denver investment property.      
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
The Worlds Most Powerful People....... The Top Ten................ I love power, but it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.... Napoleon Bonaparte........................ It is amazing what power can bring. Do you know who the power houses of our times? We recently have seen many powerful people do some amazing things. Napoleon had the right idea, using power to draw out the best of a situation. Unfortunately, power in the wrong hands is not good. Forbes recently classified the worlds most powerful, here is the top 10: 1. Barack Obama................USA President 2. Hu Jintao........................China President 3. Vlasdimir Putin................Russia Prime Minister 4. Ben Bernanke................Ch...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Metro Denver real estate market has some sweet deals and steals... right?!   Many of my new leads/clients have come forth with the expectation that there are tons of hot steals out there.  I assume outside of the Denver market the status is similar nationwide.  There is a big difference between the public expectation and the reality. Truth: Denver market is full of foreclosures, shortsales, auctions, REO's and HUD's (deals) with no end in sight.  There are deals out there if you (buyer/investor) are patient and prepared with this:  1) Shortsales and bank-owned will take a minimum of three months to close, typically. 2)  If the home is below $200K and a good deal it will be under contract within a week. 3)  Is the buyer ready and willing to go look at these "deals" as soon as they come o...
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