Category Archives: Buyers

Information for buyers of Colorado Real Estate in the Pueblo, Canon City and surrounding areas

How to Mess Up a Lowball Offer in Real Estate

How to Mess Up a Lowball Offer on Real Estate Years ago when my dad died my sister and I went back to the house we grew up in. It was an ordinary house, a tract house. It sat in the middle of a neighborhood where every 3rd or 4th house was the same floor plan. My father took care of the house, for the most part maintained it and he took pride in it.  One of his best friends was the next door neighbor – a Realtor. So we got the house cleaned up, cleaned out and listed in … Click For More

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Why are the Sellers Selling?

Why are the Sellers Selling? Buyers love to ask the question “why are the sellers selling?” There are two, maybe three answers to that questions. 1) Short Answer – it’s none of a buyer’s business 2) Longer Answer – The sellers are selling the house, the walls and the roof, they aren’t selling their story 3) Disclosure Answer – The sellers “might” be in trouble. Sometimes the MLS will disclose that the property is in short sale, that the foreclosure process has begun or that the property is in an estate. If you are a buyer looking for a house … Click For More

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Can I buy a $50,000 house with an FHA loan?

Originally published Feb 2011, please contact Dena for a current list of available houses. The answer is yes! It is possible to buy a house under $50,000 with an FHA loan in  the  Pueblo and Canon City areas. You don’t have to imagine a reasonably priced house in the Arkansas Valley, near the mountains, near the Arkansas river, a short distance from Colorado Springs and a modest distance from Denver. Ask your lender what kind of loan you qualify for, ask for a pre qualification letter and print off the lists below. FHA $50K Pueblo Houses FHA $50K Royal Gorge … Click For More

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The property inspection in Southern Colorado

The property inspection in Southern Colorado  In Southern Colorado and the Canon City area property inspections are historically done by  buyers hoping to buy a house or commercial building. And buyers can do a property inspection on vacant land as well. The buyer will call a property inspector, arrange for a time and date, double check with the seller about availability, have utilities turned on at vacant properties and cross their fingers it all works out well. Sellers should think about getting a property inspection prior to putting their house or property on the market for sale. Why? No property … Click For More

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Buying a House : Ready, Willing and Able

Buying a House : Ready, Willing and Able To commit to anything, you must be ready, willing and able. If these things are not in place you really aren’t committed to your goal. Let’s talk about buying a house. 1) Are you ready? Tell your REALTOR when you would like to accomplish buying a house. If you need to move right away, you are 1/2 packed and a new job or situation is waiting – you are ready. Same goes with selling you house. Prove to your agent and buyers you want to move. 2) Are you willing? Are you … Click For More

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