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July 2, 2008

Ruth Seibel has this LISTING available MLS: 667261 and these BUYERS

Company: Team Seibel Real Estate/Keller Williams Realty
Agent: Brandon Seibel & Ruth Seibel
Email: teamseibel@gmail.com
Office Phone: 720-323-5839 seibel.jpg
Direct Phone: 303-667-0455

At the NMDRA marketing meeting this morning, Ruth mentioned she has BUYERS:

1. For the Fox Run area, home in the $150k's either newer or fixed already
2. A first time buyer for a detached home with a backyard for $115k or less

She has several homes LISTED, including this one below though she mentioned she has one at 15540 CR 47 in La Salle but it must not yet be up on their website...call her if interested, I think she said $299k.


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11353 Grove St, Westminster CO 80031
Price: $474,900
Beds: 4 Baths: 4
Yr Blt: 1999
Fin. SqFt: 4,306
MLS#: 667261

Remarks:
Beautiful Semi-Custom Home W/ Million$ View Gourmet Kitchen! Granite! Hardwood Floors! 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3 Car Garage! New Carpet! Fireplace! Finished Walk-Out Basement! Vaulted Ceilings! Main Floor Office! Formal Dining! Formal Living! Amazing Home! Air Cond-Central, Cable Available, Ceiling Fan, Cable Installed, Dbl Pane Windows, Deck, Disposal, Dishwasher, Eating Space/Kit, Formal Dining, Fence, Garage Dr Opener, High Speed Access, Hot Tub, Kitchen Island, Master Bathroom, , Newer Carpet, Newer Paint, Pool Community, Quick Possession, Smoke Alarm, Self-Cleaning Ov, Sprinkler, Sump Pump, Tile Floor, Vaulted Ceiling, View Mountains, Window Coverings, Wood Floors, Walk-In Closets, Wall/Wall Carpet

Features:
Subarea: College Hills Filing No 8
Total Sq Ft: 4,468.00
Finished Sq Ft: 4,306.00
Zip Code: 80031
Basement: Full, Walk-Out
Car Storage: Attached, Tandem
Construction: Frame/Brick
Style: Two Story
Elem School: Cotton Creek
Middle School: Westlake
SRHI School: Legacy High School
Map: 193 G
Taxes: 3908
Listing Office: Keller Williams Rlty Prof Llc

Download the flyer!

July 3, 2008

Alex Abeyta is definitely Linked In

I caught up with Alex yesterday at his office over a couple cups of a dying breed--- Starbucks (heard they will soon be closing over 600 stores nationwide...)


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Between handling a personal plumbing emergency at his home and welcoming a new potential buyer we talked about his best way to find clients:-- "people in this industry have got to get up to speed with technology...being on LinkedIn, Facebook, Igoogle, Plaxo, Craigslist etc is a must"... and his favorite:-- "hand-to-hand networking-- relationships are key" (he belongs to the Broomfield Chamber as their Ambassador).

And many thanks from *my* perspective as a Mortgage Broker-- when interviewing a new buyer--- he had the buyer bring in copies of his tax returns to look at before any further discussion.. like that man!

Alex Abeyta has this LISTING available: MLS 671931

Alex Abeyta
Keller Williams Realty
9191 Sheridan Blvd. Ste 310 alexabeyta.JPG
Westminster CO 80031
303-420-2121

Marketing for the week of July 1, Alex has this listing available he wants to highlight:

Listing #671931
4765 CAPITOL Court
Broomfield, CO 80023
bed/bath: 5/3
sq. ft.: 3400
$459,000

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Download the flyer!


July 8, 2008

Miranda Brands Marketing Tip for the Day...

I met up with Miranda Brands of Keller Williams Preferred Realty yesterday...and her very new (3 months old!) little daughter, mirandabrands_mckinley_adj.JPG McKinley.

By all accounts, McKinley is well on her way to a solid real estate career...as she watched Miranda and I for a good hour.... totally enchanted (and totally enchanting!) as we discussed the real estate business and shared some great marketing tips for getting new business.

Miranda's tip for the day: She and her sister regularly send postcards to their immediate neighbors in the community where they live...NOT TO PRESENT REAL ESTATE BIZ or PROMOTION... but to help DRAW HER OWN COMMUNITY TOGETHER with COMMON GOALS and NEEDS for their shared home environment. The postcards share that the sisters "live here too" and care about what's going on in the neighborhood.

This is a fabulous idea since as the neighbors begin to "know" Miranda and her sister as their neighbors first, they will pop up 1st in their neighbors' minds too as someone they can be comfortable with when they look for a Realtor.

Thanks for sharing!

July 10, 2008

Melisa Billman has a LAND LISTING

Speaking of marketing tips, networking "hand-to-hand" as Alex Abeyta likes to call it, can be one of the wealthiest sources of new business.

The NMDRA (North Metro Denver REALTOR Association) Thursday morning marketing meetings (8:30 am every Thursday morning) attests to that as each meeting has several reports of "successes" being passed back and forth.

I met Melisa this morning...melisa_billman.jpg
Melisa Billman
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
9191 Sheridan Blvd
Westminster CO 80031
303.420.2121

...she brought her 8 year old son (training him in business connections and real estate already...good for you!) and has this LAND available. In fact, (and here's another TIP from the meeting, thinking around the box as it were) another Realtor(R) spoke up about contacting the City of Westminster to see if they would have an interest in purchasing this land for their historic landmarks projects.

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8170 KNOX COURT, WESTMINSTER, CO 80031

$68,000

Remarks: COME SEE FOR YOURSELF! LOT IN GREAT LOCATION CLOSE TO FREEWAY, SCHOOLS, FOOD, SHOPPING, AND MORE. DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME- GET IT BEFORE IT'S GONE. BUYER TO VERIFY ALL.

PROPERTY DETAILS:

Area Name: N SUBN WEST
Subdivision: WESTMINSTER SUBDIVISION
Style: LAND/LOT
Lot Size: 9249 SQ FT

SCHOOL INFORMATION:

Elementary School: FLYNN
High School: RANUM
Middle School: SHAW HEIGHTS
School District: ADAMS

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Listing Price: $68,000
Annual Taxes: $257

If anyone knows of a BUYER looking to build, contact Melisa above.

July 11, 2008

Leann Boatright working diligently for her buyers...

Leann Boatright, Boatright & Assoc - Metro Brokers North up on Huron Street...and I had a spirited meeting yesterday to review some of her marketing ideas and to catch up on leann_boatright_emc.JPG FHA changes (constant it seems these days!)....particularly the 203k.

Leann, watching out for the well being of her clients, brought up some current issues they have run up against.....one of her buyers that recently found a fix-up home they liked but were turned down by another lender because it was missing "essential ingredients".... so I gave Leann a few scenarios suggestions she might try with her Contract to Buy/Sell and contingencies... as well as with the 203k that could work for another home that Leann will find for this client.

... (and sorry folks...I finished that lender class recently on the 203k and have been meaning to get some of those guidelines up here on the blog...time is the issue...but I'll get to that soon...)

Leann's marketing tips include using her favorites.... the tried & true Broncos mailings to keep in touch with her current clients and also mailing the "Sold Cards" that are sent out to neighbors around a home that recently sold in order to introduce herself and to keep her info in front of others that are thinking of selling or buying a home.

I shared Alex Abeyta's and Miranda Brand's recent marketing ideas with Leann too...keep the creativity flowing folks!

July 26, 2008

Ricci Appuglise has this LISTING in Loveland

Ricci Appuglise Brokerage
Thornton, CO 80241 ricci_appuglise.JPG
(303) 903-7277

Marketing week of July 27, Ricci has this LISTING:

IRES # 500177

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The Cat House
Colorado's Premier Cattery
Beautiful 3.17 acre estate in Loveland
Very Profitable In business 28 years and includes;

* The Cat House – an exclusive feline boarding kennel
* The Main Residence – a restored 2797 sq. ft. Farmhouse

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* Rental Modular Home
* Rental Duplex
* Summer Kitchen & out buildings

All buildings are separate and in excellent condition. Zoned FA for
unlimited possibilities.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Perfect location for business with high visibility and easily accessible
from I-25 and Hwy 287, yet offers a serene and quiet residence in a park
like setting.

The landscaping is stunning and has been used by...

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July 28, 2008

Ricci Appuglise has this FIRST TIME BUYER LISTING

Ricci Appuglise Brokerage
Thornton, CO 80241 ricci_appuglise.JPG
(303) 903-7277

Marketing week of July 27, Ricci has this LISTING that would be perfect for a first-time-buyer and NO DOWNPAYMENT - NO CLOSING COSTS scenario!:

MLS # 681770

NEAR FEDERAL and 72nd:

$165,000 6920_ruthway.jpg

6920 RUTH WAY
DENVER, 80221

Description:
CEILING FAN, CABLE INSTALLED, NO COVENANTS, COVERED PATIO, DRYER, DISPOSAL, DISHWASHER, EVAP COOLER (SWAMP), EATING SPACE KITCHEN, FORMAL DINING, FENCE(D), PATIO, QUICK POSSESSION, REFRIGERATOR, SMOKE ALARM, SMOKE FREE, SPRINKLERS/LAWN, SUN ROOM, UTILITY SHED, WASHER, WINDOW COVERINGS, WORK SHOP, WALL TO WALL CARPETING

Public Remarks:
BEST IN AREA*WON'T DISAPPOINT*MOVE IN READ Y*MOST FURNITURE INCLUDED*LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE*ALL BRICK FOR EASY MAINT *WINDOW COVERINGS INCLUDED

Property Type: RESIDENTIAL
Construction: BRICK
Style: RANCH
Finished Square Ft: 1950
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1956
Lot Size: .15
Car Storage: CARPORT, ATTACHED
Car Spaces: 1
Basement Finished: PARTIALLY FINISHED
Basement: PARTIAL
Subdivision: PERL MACK MANOR THIRD FILING
Elementary: F.M. DAY
JR High: SCOTT CARPENTER
SR High: IVER C RANUM

February 23, 2009

SELLERS, Reach out to MORE BUYERS by Offering an FHA Loan Sale!

In regular follow up with the Realtors® I work with often, and with some of my clients using the fabulous NEW FHA guidelines for their new home purchases mortgages--- I discovered an unusual situation:

Many of the "For Sale" home listings were NOT saying the home could be bought by a new buyer using an FHA mortgage!

When I asked the Realtors® why the MLS listings were excluding these, I found some serious confusion about what a SELLER might or might not have to do if they offered their home listing to an "FHA buyer".

Unfortunately, there is an enormous--- a HUGE-- amount of misinformation on the internet and elsewhere about FHA backed mortgages. In the past, sellers were required to pay certain closing costs (up to maybe $500) for any new buyer using an FHA backed mortgage on their home sale.

NOT ANYMORE! And not for some time :-).

Simply now: ANY home-for-sale (listed by a private seller FSBO (for sale by owner), by a private seller using a Realtor/Broker, by a seller who themselves already have an FHA backed loan on the home they are selling, by a bank seller (REO), by HUD....etc)--- any seller of a home--- does NOT have to pay ANYTHING towards a new buyer's costs--- NOTHING, NOT A DIME if they don't want to.

The new buyer with a qualified FHA backed mortgage can pay all their own closing costs if they want to. The seller pays nothing.

Now--- the seller CAN pay up to 6% of the CLOSING costs portion (NOT the 3.5% needed for the statutory DOWN PAYMENT amount) for a new buyer using an FHA backed mortgage--- but THEY DON'T HAVE TOO if they don't want to. Period.

Also and by-the-way, MOST of the buyers today are using FHA backed mortgages. Unlike the past where an FHA loan was usually linked to borrowers with "less than perfect credit", today, the FHA backed mortgages often offer lower rates than conventional mortgages and no hassles over an ever increasing mortgage insurance qualification battle.

So sellers, if you want to increase your chance, GREATLY increase your chance of a successful home sale, let your home be sold to any qualified buyer. And tell your Realtor® to list your home that way.

To check on this and other FHA MYTHS, you can call the FHA office: 800-225-5342 and also visit www.HUD.gov (and follow the links on the FHA logo to the FHA website)...and/or .download this page I copied and put into a PDF about FHA MYTHS
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March 28, 2016

NEW RULES to DO NOW if You Want to Buy a House

Here are some "how to buy a house now" steps to keep in mind as you prepare to package yourself to win a home in any of our Front Range areas (Denver Metro especially).

With the best homes flying off the shelf-- often under contract the day they are listed or within days after, you want to be completely ready.

FIRST, it's best to...

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