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Denver Neighborhood: Platt Park

by Vali Hooker on August 15, 2011

in Denver Neighborhood Tours

Tweet   Platt Park is a charming neighborhood with an urban suburban feel.  The streets are tree-lined and the houses are a mix of older  bungalow & victorian houses and newly constructed single-family & duplex living.   The shops of Old South Pearl Street are a gathering place at all hours of the day and […]

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Tweet Having a honey-do list is true to some extent in everybody’s house.  Chores are always getting completed just as a few more items are added.   It’s good to understand the difference between items on the list that don’t have to be taken care of immediately and those that needed to be fixed yesterday.  Here’s the […]

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Tweet Lowry has been a great place for buyers that want brand new construction in Denver that’s not too far from downtown and an easy commute to I-70.   Newer single-family homes in Lowry have traditionally had price tags starting in the high $300’s up into the million and a half mark.   Berkeley Homes […]

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Roof Basics for Homeowners

by Vali Hooker on April 28, 2011

in Denver Home Buyers

Tweet       This is a roofing maintenance checklist homeowners can use to assess the health of their roof. As for repairs, it is always recommended that a licensed, professional roofer is used. You may find a problem using the methods below, but it is essential that repairs are performed correctly and thoroughly by […]

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How do I buy a HUD house?

by Vali Hooker on March 22, 2011

in Denver Home Buyers

Tweet HUD-owned properties are homes there were acquired by HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) by mortgage default on an FHA-insured mortgage. HUD offers the properties for sale that they have obtained through foreclosure to recover their loses from the defaults. Greater denver has HUD-owned foreclosures in all neighborhoods, in every price range in many […]

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Tweet The term Deed Restricted comes from the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance passed by Denver City Council passed in 2002. Deed Restricted housing in Denver real estate terms is the same as Income Qualified, Affordable or Work Force Housing and they are all references to the City of Denver’s Affordable Housing Program. This program is actually […]

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Denver Neighborhood: Krisana Park

by Vali Hooker on October 15, 2010

in Denver Neighborhood Tours

Tweet Krisana Park has grown in popularity with the surge of Denver home buyers that are looking for architecture that’s unique within close proximity to Cherry Creek, I-25 and urban lifestyle.  The movement towards buying only as much home as you need has wildly sparked the ever-popular Krisana Park because on average the homes are 1200 – […]

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Tweet 5 years ago, Mayor Hickenlooper appointed a community-based Zoning Code Task Force to guide and oversee a multi-year effort to update the zoning code that has been in effect since the 1950’s. Back in the 50’s the zoning code was simple, to make Denver as automobile friendly as possible. The old code didn’t just […]

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Tweet Often when a seller of mine is ready to sell their home and they review the money they’ve spent on improvements they are shocked the resale value of their improvements aren’t a 100% return.  It’s important to review the cost against the value of your project before you start your remodeling.  Evaluate the resale […]

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Tweet Sadly, summer is technically over in a couple days but one would never guess with the perfect weather we have in September.  So why stop all the summer fun?  Working with home buyers relocating to urban Denver I often get asked about the ‘feel’ of certain neighborhoods.  Well, there is no better way to […]

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