Archive for March 2009

It’s The Law – Carbon Monoxide Detector

March 28, 2009

Okay Everybody,  The Gov just signed a law about Carbon Monoxide Dectors.  Read the following and be prepared.

Carbon Monoxide Bill Signed into Law

Governor Ritter signed HB 1091 into law earlier this week. The new law will cover all new residential construction and existing single-family and multi-family housing units offered for sale, transfer or rent.

Beginning July 1, 2009, a seller of residential real property containing a fuel-fired heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage will be responsible for assuring that a carbon monoxide alarm is properly installed within 15 feet of the entrance to each room lawfully used for sleeping. No person shall have a claim for relief against a property owner or their authorized agent if a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s published instructions.

To learn more about Carbon Monoxide
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How to Deal with Short Sale or Foreclosure

March 24, 2009

This is a training presentation to National Association of REALTORS® from Freddie Mac by Wayne Ferguson, National Trainer, for REALTORS® dealing with options for distressed homeowners with specifics on SHORT SALES. This is well worth the 35 minutes.

If you are a homeowner going into foreclosure : Click Here  to see the video.  

There is a quick auto download to make the web-ex work.  Just follow the directions if it pops up.

Remodel or Sell?

March 18, 2009

This past weekend, I attended The Denver Remodel Home Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Denver Channel 9 news did a TV Spot on what sellers are doing as an alternative to selling and interviewed me, asking what is a real estate company doing at the show?  Click here to see the clip.

Have we hit bottom in real estate?

March 12, 2009

Recently looking at stats and just returning from a seminar. If we haven’t hit bottom, we are sure darn close.

Some facts you may not have heard. Approximately 30% of homes in the U.S.A are mortgage free. Over 96% of mortgages on homes are not late.

In Dec of 2008, sales in California were 87% higher than a year ago. Real estate is looking better, and this might be the year that buyers and sellers can get the best deal for themselves.

Reality, 3 states and two cities account for the majority of foreclosures. The states are California, Florida & Michigan.

The two Cities are Phoenix and Las Vegas.

It’s been about 20 years since we have had such a good buying market.

Our neighborhoods, Greenfield and The Farm is starting to see sales moving better this march compared to last year. We’ll have complete stats after March is done.

Also first time home buyers, with the $8,000 credit and increase in FHA loan limits, that’s a plus for Greenfield. Previous years, the FHA loan limits were not high enough for you to get a FHA loan and buy in Greenfield, now you can!

After all if you were surfing, don’t you want to be catching the wave? instead of just missing it? It’s a great day in Colorado and getting better!!!

Real Estate Trends for Select Denver Cities

March 9, 2009

Interested in select Denver Cities real estate market trends.   Then click here.

Jan & Feb 2009 How many sales in Greenfield & The Farm?

March 4, 2009

Greenfield starting out slow the first 2 months of 2009. Counting the patio homes, There are: 12 homes for sale.  2 homes sold & 2 homes undercontract.

The Farm has a greater price range so for the first 2 months in 2009, there are: 29 homes for sale, 13 homes sold and 7 homes undercontract.

How does this compare to last year 2008 for the same time period. I will let you know on the next blog