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1920 Wllow StreetWelcome to 1920 Willow Street, Denver, CO 80220

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Absolutely GORGEOUS 2 bedroom, 1 bath home!!! Walk to shops, restaurants, groceries, and the bus, or go running/biking/walking in Stapleton parks and neighborhood trails. Easy access to Anschutz Medical Campus, UCH, Childrens, VA, Aurora Medical Center, Presbyterian/St Lukes, St Joes, National Jewish, Denver Health, Rose Medical Center, Johnson & Wales University, Shops at Northfield, and Stapleton Town Center. Coming soon . . . light rail access by Anschutz Medical Campus. Easy access to I-70, I-225, and downtown.

Completely remodeled and updated in a contemporary design with the finest materials and workmanship! Coved ceilings and arched doorways. Spacious floor plan offering room to sprawl. Hardwood floors, plush carpeting, luxury vinyl tile, marble tile in the kitchen, stone tile in the bathroom, corian counter tops, rich mahogany colored cabinetry, new stainless steel appliances, 4 new ceiling fans, new washer and dryer, storage shed, fully fenced and big back yard with professional landscaping and sprinkler system, plentiful off street parking. Energy efficient to keep home warm in winter and cool in summer. All new windows, wood blinds, and Andersen storm doors.

$1800/month rent
$2000 security deposit
1 year lease
No Smoking
No Marijuana
Pet(s) considered

 

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Luxury house at night in Vancouver, Canada.

Courtesy of Jim Cimino at Fidelity National Title, June 1, 2015 (CNN Money)

Wonder where a dollar or say $2,000,000 can be stretched to buy that ideal home? The ultra wealthy need look no further.
In their Real Estate Special Report, CNN Money has published the following:
Manhattan – Oh Manhattan, where the median home price in the borough tips $955,000 – the highest level in more than six years. For just under $2,000,000 you can own a 1br/1.5ba, 1,100 square feet, one-bedroom condo in the Tribeca complex, comes in at more than $1,800 per square foot.
Paris – No doubt a bargain location as home prices have dropped 20%-25% from 2012. You can now fetch a 3br/2ba, 2,000 square foot apartment for $2,376,045 or if you insist on a view of the Eiffel Tower you will have to settle for 1,600 square feet.
Tuscany – For those who want a touch of the Italian countryside, there is a 5,704 square foot, 8br/6ba Tuscan villa (with a pool) in Lucca for just over $2 million. If you can wait a bit, prices are dropping a little, these days.
Ocean Ridge, FL – A bargain community compared to neighboring Delray Beach and Palm Beach, you can buy a 4,600 square foot, 4br/4.5ba, with a pool, water views and deeded beach access.
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica – There is a private villa that has 6,499 square feet, 7br/7.5ba and will sleep 18 people for $2,200,000. Oh, by the way it comes with a view of the bay and its own sea breeze.
Toronto – Toronto, is a town where the prices are on the rise, according to Teranet-National Bank House Price Index. A relatively new (2013 build) 3,000 square foot, 4br/5ba home with 10’ ceilings.
Rio de Janeiro – If you’re thinking about moving south to Brazil, where the currency is shrinking, consider this bargain penthouse for $1,993.755. It is 2,282 square feet and sports 2br/2ba. But it does have a private pool and barbecue area.
Beverly Hills – Home at last! Rub elbows with the rich and famous, where prices jumped 6.7% last year, pushing the median home value up to $2,792,000. Among the $25,000,000 estates you can find this humble 2br/3ba, 1,787 square foot bungalow for $2,395,000 on Zillow. And it’s even located on a cul-de-sac.
Ok, maybe these properties aren’t exactly in within your budget, but they do make prices seem more reasonable here at home.

Buying a home freezes your housing expense!

Want to know the upshot of why and how buying a home today is better for you? Then tune into this video from the “National Real Estate Post” and then check out the upcoming Paying Too Much Rent event below on June 18th. Share this post and invite your friends to join you at the event below.

KCM - Housing Bubble 3-12-15Maybe and Maybe Not!  We all read the headlines about how hot the real estate market is today in the Denver metro area, but it’s not that way for a majority of the country.  This infographic explains a lot and also suggests why why now is a great time to buy a home.  With the US national average of home prices still down 12.7% from their high in 2006, that figure indicates why the interest rate for home financing is still low.  As the housing market heats up in the rest of the country over the next year or so, the interest rate will surely rise increasing the cost of home ownership.  However, this also means rental rates will continue to rise until more people turn to home ownership as a way to offset the high cost of renting.

The National Association of Realtors compiled data from across the US for home price trends at the end of the 4th quarter of 2014.  The Denver metro area indicates a 12.7% price increase.  Now is the time to buy a home before the home prices increase in the summer and before the interest rates rise.  Check out the metro areas around the country on the map below.

 

KCM_2-Graphs_Scream_ListYourHouseTake a look at what home buyers across the country are going thru, especially in high demand metropolitan areas like Denver.  Even the Denver Post reported that buyers are having to stand in line to find a home to buy.  If you’re a buyer today, you have to have “your ducks in a row” if you want to stand a chance of getting a home.  And if you’re thinking of selling a home today, now is absolutely the very best time simply due to the low inventory levels and the high demand . . . it’s an opportunity for home sellers to clean up as they say.  This is a far cry from what the housing market was just a few years ago in the metro Denver area – my how things have changed.  Click here to see some comparisions that will get you thinking whether you’re a buyer or a homeowner thinking about selling.

It’s a bit scary and overwhelming for most people when they think of applying for a loan and especially for a home loan. Listen in as Cheryl Garlock, realtor at Colorado Front Range Properties and host of the Denver Radio Real Estate show talks with Darrel Cates at Carrington Mortgage Services about how to get approved for a home loan and ease your mind. The process of getting approved for a home loan is called “underwriting”. There are many steps required to get a mortgage approved and that is because a mortgage carries the highest risk rate to mortgage companies. Essentially the mortgage company has more skin in the game than does the buyer/borrower. Banks and mortgage companies have a team of people who are involved in getting your home loan approved. You’ll want to tune in to this episode to learn what you need to know about how to get approved for a home loan. Download a free copy of The Home Buying Process – Keys to Your Success to get you started on the steps to buy a home today.

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Franktown

Franktown homes for sale

Franktown CO is flanked to the north by Parker, and to the east by Elizabeth all wonderful small town communities. Franktown homes for sale showcase country living at its heart, and yet it’s about a 45 minute commute distance to Denver. Buyers of homes for sale in Franktown CO are attracted to the rural features the area provides. Heading south of Franktown will get you to Colorado Springs in about 45 minutes, so Franktown is a great mid-point between the 2 largest cities in Colorado. Because Franktown homes for sale are further away from the metro area they tend to cost a bit less than properties in Parker. Below is statistical information for home buyers looking in the areas of Franktown homes for sale, and those in Parker and Elizabeth.

Search homes for sale in Franktown CO

If horses are your game or more open land, then you’ll want to consider the homes for sale in Franktown CO and on down the road to Elizabeth. Zoom in on the map, the dots will expand, to see homes for sale in Franktown CO and in Parker and in Elizabeth. Because Elizabeth and Franktown homes for sale are a bit more rural they tend to take a bit longer to sell than ones in Parker. Nevertheless the home prices are headed up in large part because people have to move further out to find quality affordable housing. Do your own search for Franktown homes for sale using the My Buying Buddy tool and you’ll be able to customize exactly what you’re looking for. Limit the amount of criteria you enter so you get more homes for sale in Franktown CO. You’ll be directly accessing the Denver realtors MLS (multiple listing service) and that is the single source for the most complete and accurate data over any large commercial website. And you’ll get the data in “real time” allowing you to be the first to know about new homes as they come on the market.

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing trends of Franktown homes for sale

The pricing directions of the real estate market can often be surprising and unexpected. The recent historic sales and price trends graph is a key indicator showing the direction the market is headed in for Franktown homes for sale and properties in Parker and Elizabeth. Currently the trendlines indicate home prices on the rise at about $375,000 for the median price range. Of course the largest rise in pricing reflects Parker real estate. However, homes for sale in Franktown CO and in Elizabeth are headed up and these buyers will commute to Denver for work because they want the country living these communities offer. Use the Market Snapshot tool to zero in on select neighborhoods of interest to you and get a bird’s eye view of the pricing trends in those particular neighborhoods featuring Franktown homes for sale.

Sold price vs Asking price of Franktown homes for sale

Another key indicator showing the pricing direction of homes for sale in Franktown CO is the variation in the sold price as compared to the list price. The chart, original list price to that of the final selling price illustrates this point. When the sold price is above the asking price as is the case here for Franktown homes for sale and in Parker and Elizabeth, the market favors sellers and buyers often end up in bid wars with one another. Most definitely this is tied to demand and the low inventory of housing across the region, and particularly for homes for sale in Franktown CO. The mortgage calculator tool will give you financial information about what you may qualify for in terms of a loan and some illustrations of different financing for your consideration.

Homes for sale in Franktown CO sell quickly

One question most home buyers ask is how long a home for sale in Franktown CO has been on the market. It’s a good question because the answer will tell you again the direction the real estate market is moving in. Looking at the number of days on the market graph shows the homes for sale in Franktown CO and her cousin towns of Parker and Elizabeth are selling quickly in less than1 month. It also shows the median list price is slightly above $375,000 for Franktown homes for sale and in Parker and Elizabeth. Understand the average price of these homes is higher because these communities have a variety of higher end homes. The median price indicates only the mid-point at which most of these Franktown homes for sale are listed. It’s clear the home prices for Franktown homes for sale and those in Elizabeth and Parker are due to the upturn in the economy making demand high, and the low inventory. It’s the law of supply and demand at work. To learn more about buying homes in this fast paced real estate market download a complimentary copy of The Home Buying Process – Keys to Your Success. To stay on top of changes in the real estate market and homes for sale in Franktown CO and elsewhere in the metro area, subscribe to our RSS feed.

The town of Franktown offers some wonderful opportunities for country living as found at the city’s website. We want to answer your questions about homes for sale in Franktown CO and elsewhere, and we would like to help with your next home purchase. You can reach us by phone, email, or send your questions via the Housing Help link.