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Is now the time to buy a home? We have heard the buzz about the housing market and how the boom phase is almost over. But, if you play your cards right, you can still make out with a really sweet deal. For investors, rock bottom housing prices would be a dream come true but a good solid deal is better than no deal at all. Whether you are looking for a home or an investment property? Here are some suggestions to get more for your money. Stay up to date With a transitioning housing market it is important to understand what is (0 comments)
Wildlife - A Concern For Area Pets - 05/28/07 04:52 PM
As a note to new and old residents alike, We would like to remind you that although a lot of development is making Parker increasingly less remote, everybody must remain cognizant of the fact that small pets often fall prey to predators in the area. Please keep your pets indoors for their safety! (0 comments)
Emergency Preparedness and "YOU" Are You Prepared? - 05/28/07 04:43 PM
Emergency Preparedness IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 911 The Town of Parker's Emergency Operations Plan has recently been revised and is in the testing process. Once our plan is finalized, we will provide a copy on our website. Below are some tips on what you can do to prepare in case of emergency: What can you do to Prepare? Emergency preparedness is everyone's job. Disasters of all kinds, ranging from floods to winter storms, can happen when least expected. It is important that each household be prepared before disaster strikes with a 72-hour Family Emergency Kit, so each family (0 comments)
Protect yours and your clients' homes - 05/25/07 05:09 PM
Crime is a major concern of citizens and their law enforcement agencies; although in recent years the increase in crime in America appears to be leveling off. Since 1990, according to the National Neighborhood Watch Program, national trends show burglaries down 32 percent. The organization believes that the credit goes to its focus on residential burglary prevention, plus individual citizen involvement in the crime prevention process. AN OUNCE OF PREVENTIONThe AARP website offers these common sense tips in an article entitled How to keep burglars away from your home: Lock it up - Prevent home theft by locking doors and windows when you (0 comments)
Lone Tree, and Highlands Ranch Real Estate report (04-2007) - 05/22/07 06:24 PM
Douglas Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree- (Includes Lone Tree, and Highlands Ranch) 188 residential closings down 1.1 % over Apr 06. # of Active Listings down 7.2% Douglas Highlands Ranch Lone Tree - Absorption rate in this area is quite a bit less, 15.7 weeks. Absorption Rate Definition - the rate at which a market can absorb additional units of supply without causing market saturation and severe price distortions. For example, during a recessionary period, many homeowners may list their house for sale. Since the supply of homes entering the home resale market increased without a corresponding increase in demand, the market absorption rate has been exceeded, (0 comments)
Parker, Elizabeth, Franktown, Elbert, Deer Trail Real Estate report (04-2007) - 05/22/07 06:19 PM
Douglas Elbert Parker - (Includes Parker, Elizabeth, Franktown, Elbert, Deer Trail, Simla) 196 residential closings up 1.9% over Apr 06. Absorption Rate down 5.4% Douglas Elbert Parker (DEP) - Absorption rate slightly decreased in April to 24.4 weeks. Absorption Rate Definition - the rate at which a market can absorb additional units of supply without causing market saturation and severe price distortions. For example, during a recessionary period, many homeowners may list their house for sale. Since the supply of homes entering the home resale market increased without a corresponding increase in demand, the market absorption rate has been exceeded, and the market price of the resale homes (0 comments)
Castle Rock, Larkspur, Sedalia, Palmer Lake, and Part of Littleton (04-2007 Report) - 05/22/07 06:12 PM
Douglas County West - (Includes Castle Rock, Larkspur, Sedalia, Palmer Lake, and Part of Littleton) The absorption rate spiked to 42.9 weeks in April 2007 this is primarily due to a very low number of solds in March. We will see a big rebound in absorption rate for next month. Absorption Rate Definition - the rate at which a market can absorb additional units of supply without causing market saturation and severe price distortions. For example, during a recessionary period, many homeowners may list their house for sale. Since the supply of homes entering the home resale market increased without a corresponding (0 comments)
Read if you think you are the next Donald Trump - 05/22/07 05:48 PM
We've all heard the nightmare stories about so-called "fixer-upper" homes. Sometimes things go smoothly, sometimes there are "surprises" you couldn't possibly imagine. For those of you that have seen "The Money Pit" with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, everything went wrong for the aspiring homeowners, but how would you like to be the poor folks featured in this story? Sometimes reality is scarier than fiction. (0 comments)
Is Your Life Full Of Clutter? - 05/09/07 11:44 AM
The Hoarder: ''This might come in handy someday!'' Hoarding is rooted in financial insecurity. Hoarders fear they'll never have the resources needed if they let go of a possession, no matter how worn, useless or superfluous. Hoarders need to remind themselves that resources will always be available. The Deferrer: ''I'll think about that tomorrow!'' The deferral types are guilty of the ''great set-aside.'' Bills, notices, old newspapers, items that need cleaning or repair and household projects are set aside to be dealt with another day. The Deferrer leaves dishes in the sink, laundry in the washer and dropped fruit underneath the backyard apple tree. Deferrers must be reminded that (2 comments)
Tax Tips For 2006 - 05/09/07 11:43 AM
As we enter the New Year, it's time to think about filing our taxes. Here are a few tips to assist you in filing your return and getting it back in a timely fashion. Most employers have until January 31, 2007 to get the W-2 to you. For a sneak-peek at your probable refund amount or how much you might owe, take a look at the following tips. Tip #1: Use your last pay stub for December to start the process If you don't want to wait until the employer gets the W-2 to you, your last pay stub of the year will (0 comments)
1.25% Mortgage! is it possible??!! - 05/09/07 11:40 AM
"Option Arm" What You Need To Know Seems like we all want the latest and hottest "thing" these days, and even some mortgage loans are no exception. The lending industry seems intent on seeing everyone in America become a homeowner by introducing new adjustable rate loan products that give a false impression that home ownership is both cheap and affordable despite soaring home prices. Contrary to the good advice of many financial experts, more and more would-be and current homeowners are being lured into loans that can backfire and possibly even render you homeless in a few years if your income (1 comments)
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