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2008 

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If you have any listings or buyers in places outside of the urban areas of Colorado, the USDA Rural Development (or Guaranteed Rural Housing) loan program allows borrowers to purchase a home with no money down.  Here are some of the highlights:   -- 100% financing -- Not limited to first-time hom...
11/10/2008
An article from Realty Times, examines how you can gain leverage without building a large team.  According to the article, the "greatest, easiest, and most profitable leverage in real estate sales is becoming a listing agent."  The idea is that you are leveraging other agents to sell your invento...
11/10/2008
An article from RISMedia, examines what every real estate agent and homeowner needs to know about the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act.  Before December 2007, a homeowner would owe additional income tax on the difference between the price that a foreclose home sold for and what was owed to th...
11/10/2008
An article from The Denver Post, reports that homes near light-rail lines often increase more in value than those that don't.  Over the past two years, homes near the southeast light-rail line have increased in value 4% on average.  An analysis performed by Your Castle Real Estate also shows that...
11/10/2008
An article from RISMedia.com, examines the seven steps you should follow to become more consistent with yourself and your clients.  First, write down what real estate means to you.  Next, make a list of the things that you don't like about real estate.  Now, keeping these things in mind, set your...
11/10/2008
FasTracks lines up land, an article from The Denver Post, reports that a measure leading to the acquisition of property property needed for the west line was approved Tuesday.  Approximately 164 private landowners will be receiving notices that portions of their properties are required for the ra...
11/10/2008
An article from Realtor Magazine Online, reports that real estate agents are increasingly offering attention-getting incentives to attract home buyers.  Perks such as plasma TVs and gas cards get buyers to look at homes.  "Offering incentives like gas cards gives the buyer the perception that the...
11/10/2008
Jude Sandvall Named to Realty Executives Mid-America Region Gold Executive ClubBy Realty Executives of AuroraDated: Oct 27, 2008Local Aurora, Colorado real estate broker Jude Sandvall of Realty Executives of Aurora has been named tothe Gold Executive Club by Realty Executives Mid-America Region a...
11/10/2008
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VA loans have a borrower fee known as the VA Funding Fee, which ranges from 1.25% to 3.3% of the loan amount on purchase transactions.  The exact amount depends on whether the borrower is/was in the regular military, or the Reserves/National Guard; the amount of the downpayment, if any (VA loans ...
11/10/2008
An article from Realtor Magazine Online, shares some tips from the book How To Sell A House Fast In A Slow Real Estate Market.  To begin with, it's important to position the home in the right price range.  Positioning it in the middle of the range increases the likelihood that it will be seen.  ...
11/10/2008
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