University (Denver, CO)

By Tom Cryer
(The Kentwood Company)
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This month we will be focusing on the University of Denver Neighborhood.  DU is experiencing a continuing trend of gentrification.  From Victorians to Bungalows to Ranches to Neo-Hybrid-Millennium Styles, DU has it all.  Add a few Apartments, Duplexes and even some Luxury Condos & Townhomes, and ...

By Drew Armbruster, CRS
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Investing in Real Estate 4 – Small (2-4 units) Apartment BuildingThis blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, small apartment buildings, in the University Hills area in Denver.What this investment is:  Purchase of duplex, triplex or quadplex to be rented to tenants, usually for 6-12 m...

By Greg Richardson
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan Considerations for Buy and Hold InvestorsAs far as investment loans, little or no money down loans are impossible.  However, lenders do permit the use of Home Equity Lines of Credit or second mortgages from other properties owned by the borrower as a source of down payment.  Or, self-employe...

By Greg Richardson
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan Considerations for Fix & Flip / Short-Term InvestorsSecuring conventional financing on a fix & flip or short-term loan is not recommended.  Most conventional lenders sell off their mortgages to investors on the secondary market.  If the loan is paid off early (before six payments are made), ...

By Greg Richardson
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan Considerations for Jumbo MortgagesFor the Greater Metro Denver area, any loan amount greater than $417,000 is considered a jumbo loan.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac assign different thresholds for various regions across the country.  For instance, $417,000 is not considered a jumbo loan in a h...

By Greg Richardson
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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Loan Considerations for Loan Amounts Between $200K - $417KWith all the doom and gloom publications that are mostly exaggerated, many potential borrowers believe that home mortgage lending options have dried up.  While underwriters and investors are scrutinizing files more closely, attractive rate...

By Greg Richardson
(Your Castle Real Estate)
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FHA First-Time Buyer Tax CreditIn an effort to boost the sagging real estate market and overall economy, first-time home buyers are being offered a limited time tax credit when purchasing a primary residence.  The highlights of the tax credit are:•    The tax credit is available for first-time ho...
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