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By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 20
Inquiries from Out Of State Buyers searching for homes can be very predictable.I can't tell you how many times I've been told, I want a Log Cabin in the woods on acreage, for under $200,000 or $300,000.  I roll my eyes and try to explain nicely, "we don't have many of those in Denver."Of course w...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 7
Real Estate Talks...When working with buyers its always interesting to find out what makes them tick.I talk about lifestyles and what clients enjoy doing. For some folks enjoyment comes from doing activities outside the home; golf, running, hiking, traveling, you name it.Others reflect on things ...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 6
We all remember how we began in the real estate business.  For some it was hard and others extremely easy....to pass the test perhaps.In Colorado at the time I was able to spend an additional month in class to qualify to take the Brokers Exam.  Considering the overall benefit of having a Broker'...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 12
Home sellers  never cease to amaze me.  They paint their homes, inside and out, get new carpet, appliances, furnaces, etc. But do they pay attention to the front door?  NO!  How many times have agents had to struggle to open a dumb door knob.  For an agent, it's much like standing on stage at a c...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 1
Denver, Colorado has been very lucky in the past years, with opportunities that other cities do not have.  Ten years ago, we gained a brand new airport, DIA.  The old airport Stapleton was given back to the city.  Just prior to that Lowry Air Force Base was vacated and given back to the City of D...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 2
A story in the Denver Post yesterday related how a ex-mortgage company owner is heading toward a new career...in loan fraud prevention.Michael Richardson's company went down the tubes when 5 of his employees got caught falsifying loan-apps, Social Security numbers, driver's licenses, pay stubs, y...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 5
Bumper stickers don't seem to be as popular as they once were.  Now a days it seems the people who have them have tons of them so many you can't even begin to read them all while driving down the street.Today I grabbed a glimpse of out that said, "Where are we going? And why am I in this hand bas...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 1
Sunsets are wonderful no matter where  you are in the world.  I've enjoyed the celebration of sunset at Key West where they make a big party out of the experience every night.  I've witnesses the same sun setting over ancient ruins in Anchor Wat, Cambodia and the Parthenon in Greece.  Last night ...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 2
When negotiating a residential real estate contract, there are typically 4 items we "fight" over.  Those are; 1) price 2) terms 3) possession 4) personal property.   Buyers and sellers should consider these items and rank them according to importance.  Sometimes the best transactions occur when w...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 0
Making home improvements is an expensive process.  Sometimes the homeowner runs out of money before he runs out of things to improve.    When it comes time to sell the house the homeowner discovers buyers have a hard time overlooking the things that didn't get done.  In fact, the things that aren...

By Bonnie Cox
(RE/MAX Masters)
Comments 0
1400 Homes Planned in new Solterra--Carma, a large "community builder" is planning a $550 million housing development called Solterra, that will eventually have about 1,400 homes.  This 280 acre development will be along Alameda Parkway near C-470 on the western edge of Lakewood, Colorado. This w...

By Bonnie Cox
(RE/MAX Masters)
Comments 0
Water in the west is as important to our way of life as fuel oil is for people in the east.  The Denver Water Board is toying with an idea that, frankly, I think may have some merit.  The discussion is being considered to require existing homes and businesses to be retrofitted with water-efficien...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 0
The Denver market is full of contradictions.  We have 21% more homes available than the same time last year.  Last month the average price went UP?  Yes, that's correct, it went up. Our prices continue to rise.  So does our days on market.We are approaching a record number of foreclosures. The fo...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 1
If it's time for the little ones to go run off some steam, consider taking them to the Cherry Creek Mall.  The mall has one of the most unique playgrounds for the kids, no adults allowed!  This minature theme park is patterned after breakfast food. On the menu is bacon, sausage, waffles, fruit an...

By Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022
(The Berkshire Group Realtors)
Comments 7
The real estate market in Denver has a  record number of homes for sale.  In order to get noticed we, as listing agents have to do everything in our power to market the home.  As part of my service to the seller, I bring in a professional home stager to work with the home owner.  The results have...

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