Buying

Buying



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How Buyers pick a Neighborhood

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in For Sale, Top Nav | 0 comments

For the past several years, the top factor influencing where a buyer purchased a home was the quality of the neighborhood. Convenience to work was the second most significant factor with just under half of buyers citing its importance. Affordability of homes was also very important, with 39 percent citing it as a factor in their neighborhood choice. By family type there are variations in the importance of neighborhood factors. Single females place a higher priority on convenience to friends and family than other family types. Both single...

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New Home Inspection rules — What every Seller needs to Know

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in For Sale | 0 comments

New Home Inspection rules — What every Seller needs to Know

The Old Way: You sell your home to a qualified buyer They do a “home inspection” as part of the contract; Some problems are found but no big deal — the buyer writes you a “notice” and the two of you agree to a resolution using the same form (the notice). You’re all done, nobody else needs to know about it, and the papers you signed didn’t become “part of the contract.” The New Way: You sell your home to a qualified buyer; They do a “home inspection” as part of the contract;...

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Streets as Places

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Living, Projects, Traffic Calming | 0 comments

Streets as Places

All around the US, communities are increasingly becoming concerned about the consequences of designing streets that function exclusively for the efficiency of automobile movement versus those that serve broader economic and social needs of communities. In its broadest application, Placemaking is a catalyst for building healthy, sustainable and economically viable cities of the future. The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) was founded in 1975 to expand on the work of William (Holly) Whyte, the author of The Social Life of Small Urban...

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“Studying” Quebec St.

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Projects, Top Nav, Traffic Calming | 0 comments

“Studying” Quebec St.

From the GWHOA and District 5 City Councilwoman Sussman (November newsletter) we learn that Denver will hire consultants to do a Quebec Corridor Alternatives Analysis.
Both sources emphasize “position[ing] the corridor for future funding” and alleviating “current congestion.” Which means that this will mostly be a capacity project, but look for a public process of some sort including a discussion of multi-modal aspects (pedestrian, bicycle, bus . . . ).

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Best Time to Buy a House

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in For Sale, Sold, Top Nav, Trends | 0 comments

Best Time to Buy a House

This topic gets worked over periodically, and today I heard Mark Di Vincenzo on NPR talking about his new book, Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00 – all about the best times to do various things throughout the year. Sounds like a good read. He offers “some timing tips from real estate agents” so let’s see if we agree. Best Time to Buy. Mark says January due to cold weather, less competition, fewer bidding wars, and “more motivated” Sellers. He opines that Sellers may be insecure after Christmas...

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