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Luxury Gentleman’s Ranch atop 106 acres - 12/29/10 05:27 AM
http://www.coloradodreamhouse.com/featured/property.php?id=10 This luxury gentleman’s ranch rests atop 106 acres offering stunning 360-degree views of the Front Range and surrounding areas. The home/garage is 100% finished and ready to move-in now, it would be perfectly suited as a provisional residence until you build your own private dream estate. Boldly stalwart architecture in natural stone and cedar distinguishes this 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 2100+ square foot home as something special. This ranch has water rights, a pond, zoning for horses, and its own private game preserve with herds of elks and deer. Call Dan Polimino 303-522-1161 or Gary Lorhman 303-829-5900 for a private (1 comments)
New Year’s Forecast. By Dan Polimino. - 12/28/10 07:51 AM
It’s time to ring in a New Year and for many people, this could mean a lot of things. For me, it always symbolizes a fresh start and a new beginning. I try to shake off the bad from the previous year, learn from my mistakes, and make the next day and next year even better. A New Year in real estate could also mean a lot of things so let’s take a look at what could potentially happen in 2011. 1) The real estate market is tied to the economy and the economy is tied to jobs. More jobs (1 comments)
Homebuyers Benefit From Jump In Interest Rates - 12/23/10 04:40 AM
Mortgage rates shot up sharply this week. The benchmark 30 year fixed rate mortgage was at 5% according to one survey of national lenders. The current rates, while still low by historical standards, are at the highest level in seven months. Consumers looking at refinancing an existing mortgage are hearing the wake up call and locking loans. They realize while they may have missed the bottom the smart thing to do is take the money and run, if the numbers justify it. A savvy first time buyer I have been working with is not concerned about the increase in rates. She correctly analyzed the numbers and found that the difference (0 comments)
Luxury Home in the Timbers Parker, Colorado - 12/22/10 06:39 AM
http://www.coloradodreamhouse.com/featured/property.php?id=12 Steeped in old-world charm, this beautiful five bed, six bath, 8,041 square-foot Mediterranean-styled home rests in harmony among the Rocky Mountain pines as completely as it would in the Pyrenees. This home is unique in the sense that it is built in a style to accommodate either the family with separate bedroom wings for the children or the empty nester/retiree looking for their final purchase in a home. Call Dan Polimino at 303-522-1161 or Gary Lohrman at 303-829-5900 for a private showing. (0 comments)
A Sunday Visit. By Dan Polimino. - 12/21/10 08:23 AM
It’s Christmas and as many of my readers know, I don’t like to talk business this week. There are 51 weeks of the year to do that so indulge for me a moment while I tell you a story. My grandparents would leave Church on Sundays and go over to their friend’s house for a visit. It wasn’t a party, it wasn’t a get together, and it wasn’t planned. In fact, the friends didn’t even know that they were coming. Joe and Mary (my grandparents) would knock on the door and yell through the screen, “anybody home?” Their friends or family (1 comments)
Is Your Townhouse a Condo? - 12/16/10 06:43 AM
We usually think of a condominium as having other units either above or below and a townhouse as having other units on one or both sides. Appearances can be deceiving. If the legal description says condo, that is what will be used for mortgage purposes. The reason this is important is that the standards are more stringent when the property to be financed is a condo. To check and see if a project has been approved by HUD go to https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm. The importance of a condo project being eligible for FHA financing can not be overemphasized. FHA is the most common type of mortgage used for purchasing or refinancing (2 comments)
154 Acres of Land in Colorado Golf Club - 12/15/10 04:32 AM
http://coloradodreamhouse.com/featured/property.php?id=14 This is the only equestrian site offered within Colorado Golf Club. This unique estate property features majestic views of the Front Range, including Pikes Peak, Mount Evans and Long's Peak, and rolling terrain with ample room for boarding, training, and riding. To the north and west are Betts Lake and the back nine of the award winning championship course at Colorado Golf Club. The largest and most spectacular parcel of land in Colorado Golf Club, these 154 acres has something for everyone. There are 360 degree views of the mountains, downtown, Colorado Golf Club and Betts Lake. It’s perfectly set (3 comments)
The Next 30 Days. By Dan Polimino. - 12/14/10 04:17 AM
It’s the middle of December and the big Holiday is just about upon us. So is anything going to happen in real estate over the next 30 days? Actually, it will be active and there will be something going on for everyone involved in the real estate transaction. Let’s take a look at what the next 30 days might mean for you. Buyers: There’s great opportunity here because only serious buyers (people who have to buy) are out looking during the Holidays. You’ll have more choices, less competition, and could get a better deal if you close before the (1 comments)
Best Deal Of The Season in Cherry Hills Village - 12/09/10 06:49 AM
http://www.coloradodreamhouse.com/featured/property.php?id=13 Amid beautifully landscaped grounds and canopy trees, this stunning stone residence radiates Old World elegance and charm. Elegantly designed and spacious rooms, wide-planked walnut floors, a large gourmet kitchen, and a two-story family room with a stone fireplace are just some of the architectural elements designed to create an atmosphere of warmth and sophistication. Among the plethora of amenities are a Cherry wood study, a sumptuous master suite, three additional bedrooms, six baths and an enormous exercise room. In addition, a sensational children's retreat offers a special spot for family enjoyment. The covered terrace with a cozy fireplace, and a (1 comments)
The Art of Making A Low Offer. By Dan Polimino. - 12/07/10 08:31 AM
We’ve all heard about and seen the low ball offer. In fact, just about every buyer these days says those famous words: “I want a deal.” Some get the unbelievable deals and some don’t. Some are master negotiators at getting low ball offers accepted, and some just try to no avail. So why are some people successful at negotiating a low ball offer and some are not? Let’s take a look at some common strategies that successful low ballers use to get the deal done. 1) Information is power. Low ball buyers do their homework and they get their agent (3 comments)
Amazing Mountain Estate at Evergreen, Colorado - 12/02/10 05:03 AM
http://www.coloradodreamhouse.com/featured/property.php?id=0 As you drive up the private lane through a forested Colorado Hillside to the gated entrance of this mountain estate you will notice the 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom, one-of-a-kind mountain retreat. Located a short 26 miles or 25 minutes from downtown Denver, but a world away from the hectic city lifestyle. Situated on just under 7 acres with a 10,292 square foot main house, a 1052 square foot guest house and new 2,080 square foot carriage house where your nearest neighbors are Elk and Deer yet you are only five minutes to shopping and restaurants. Expansive views of snow capped (2 comments)
The Real Cost Of The Recent Jump In Interest Rates - 12/01/10 06:23 AM
I closed a $222,000 FHA streamline loan for a client last week at 4.25% for a thirty year mortgage. The client had no closing costs and received a generous escrow credit. The loan was locked on November 9. I priced the same loan on Friday, the 26th, and the cost has increased by over $4,100! I was fortunate that this client was astute. He was smart enough to know that he could not predict interest rates, and looked at the numbers and wisely decided to take the money and run. Of course a borrower could still do a no closing cost loan, but the rate would now be (1 comments)
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