What to look for when buying your home.

What to Look for when Buying a Home

While a house can be a great financial investment, make sure you can see yourself enjoying your life there.

Does the house look and feel like home?

Your impression of a house is important. As you walk up to the front door, opening it, ask yourself, “Could this really be home for me?” This is an important factor, one you should not ignore. Remember that you are looking for a place to live for quite some time.
Ignore the furnishings and the taste of the current owner. Go beyond that and look at the layout of the house, its shape and the position of the house in relation to the street. Are the ceilings too low for you? Are you too close to the street?
You might also simply feel uncomfortable when you walk in the door. Perhaps you can’t put your finger on why but you aren’t happy. Trust your instincts.

Does the house have the space you need?

Figure out how many bedrooms and bathrooms you really need. Depending on the size of your family, there are a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms necessary for comfortable living. For instance, do you really want to share a single bathroom with your spouse and three children?
Try to picture the routine of your family as it would fit into this house. If you have children, do they have a place to play? If you like to garden, is there a spot in the yard suitable for your needs?
Some families like to hang out in the kitchen while meals are being prepared. If this is your family tradition, is this home’s kitchen big enough for that?
Will your family change in the future? If you’re planning to have more children, consider their space requirements now. Take a look at the house with the future in mind. Will it continue to serve your needs, or will it become too small or too big? You’re better off not buying a house that will need major remodeling in the future.

Will your furniture fit?

In most cases you will want to move in furniture you already own. Will you be able to put your favorite couch in the living room and the dining set in the dining room? If you own a king-size mattress, will it crowd the room making movement nearly impossible?
If you’re moving from an apartment or home that is much smaller, your current furniture might not be right for your new home. You may need to buy new things.

Does the house have important features you need?

In addition to the usual requirements, your family has unique needs. If you have children, you probably want a fenced-in yard. If physical fitness is a priority, a pool or special workout room may be a necessity. Evaluate the house in terms of your daily routine.

Is it close enough to work?

When people fall in love with a home they often forget about the commute times to their work and other family activities. Find out how long the drive times will be and make sure you’re comfortable with them.

Foreclosures still a big impact.

In today’s market one could easily be drawn into a fast sale, ever growing prices and happy clients. But we all soon forget all to quickly the dimmer side of real estate, the foreclosure.

We are seeing foreclosures to still be as prevalent as ever to our market. Should you have to go through a foreclosure you can look out a far as 5-7 years before your buying credit will be back on useable terms to lenders with out exponentially higher rates. Don’t even dream of buying another home within that time.

There are a lot of the banks that have been sitting on homes ready for foreclosure because of their excessive backlog of homes and transactions they already have to go through.

Could this be good for you? If you are a home owner on it could be your answer. Here are a few ways that your troubles could be solved, a short sale, a normal sale, mortgage restructure/loan modification, or refinance to name a few.

So in lew of brighter futures ahead, if you or your loved ones are finding yourself in this burdensome situation please contact us to see how we can help you. We pride ourselves in being problem solvers for our clients.

Andrew with The Denver Realty Company
303-726-8434 or Andrew@TheDenverRealtyCompany.com

America’s Birthday 4th of July

Since I am working out the issues with my google calendar and wordpress account I decided to post events for the 4th of July in a post.

Here are some events that are happening in your area. I also attached a link since that will have more information for you.

Please have a safe and fun fourth of July.

Highlands Ranch- They are having a lot of events that day. Both town center north and south will be having events. From runs to parades check out their website for more information.Highlands Ranch Event

Lone Tree- They are having an event from 4pm-10pm. Check out their website.Lone Tree Event

Littleton- They are having an event from 3pm-10pm. Check out the website for the location and events.Littleton Event

South Jefferson County- They are having their event on July 3rd! It is called Red, White, and You and is from 5pm-10pm. Check out their website for details.South Jeffco Event

Denver- They are having fireworks show on July 3rd at the civic center park at 8pm. Here is the link for the information. civic center eventCheeseman Park Parade on July 4th at 10am. Here is the information.Cheeseman Event Lower Highland Area is having a parade as well. July 4th at 9:30am here is the information.Lower Highland Event

Golden- They are hold several events on the 4th starting at 12pm. Here it the link for the details.Golden 4th of July

Aurora- They will be having a fireworks show. July 4th at 6:30pm. Look at their website for details.Aurora Events

Northglenn- They are doing lots of things. They will be having a car show to bake sale to fireworks display. Here is the link for the details.Northglenn Event

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About Me

I am an associate broker with The Denver Realty Company. My passion is to assist people to create a win/win situation for buyers and sellers with negotiations, contract prep, information, home searches, CMA’s (the value of a house), and closings in both personal and investment transactions.

I have always had a passion for real estate and helping people this is why I joined The Denver Realty Company. We are always available to our clients in one way or another which makes us a stronger company for you because we are ALL here to serve you.

I have had many mentors in the real estate field since 2008 and have experienced some ups and downs in real estate. My mentors have ranged from local (4 or less properties) to national investors (million dollar bulk package deals) so what ever you are looking for I am prepared.

Things I want to do within real estate is to provide the best service in the south Denver suburbs (Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, and South Jefferson County) as well as the entire Denver metro area.. I am the person you look to to get information about homes, what is happening in the area, and assisting in any way to help sell and/or buy your next home.

As your real estate agent I will not beat around the bush, give you ALL the facts, and be crucial to you in your home buying\selling experience.