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What should I look for when buying a home?

When buying a home, consider factors such as location, size, condition, amenities, neighborhood, schools, and resale potential. We'll help you prioritize your preferences and find the right property.

What fees can I expect to pay when buying/selling a home in Colorado?

Fees can include closing costs, real estate agent commissions, inspection fees, appraisal fees, and possibly HOA fees. We can provide you with a detailed breakdown specific to your situation.

How do I determine the right price for my home?

We'll conduct a comparative market analysis (CMA) to assess recent sales of similar properties in your area. This will help us determine a competitive listing price for your home

Is now a good time to buy/sell a home?

The timing depends on various factors such as market conditions, your financial situation, and personal goals. I can provide insights into the current market to help you make an informed decision.

Do I need to hire a real estate attorney in Colorado?

In Colorado, it's not required to hire a real estate attorney, but it can be beneficial for complex transactions. I can recommend reputable attorneys if needed.

What's the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval for a mortgage?

Pre-qualification is an initial assessment of your financial situation based on self-reported information, while pre-approval involves a more thorough review of your finances by a lender. Pre-approval carries more weight with sellers.

What are closing costs, and who typically pays for them?

Closing costs are fees associated with finalizing a real estate transaction and can include lender fees, title insurance, appraisal fees, and more. Both buyers and sellers typically have closing costs, which can vary depending on the specifics of the transaction.

How much should I budget for home maintenance and repairs?

A general rule of thumb is to budget around 1% to 3% of the home's purchase price annually for maintenance and repairs. However, this can vary based on factors like the age and condition of the home."

What is earnest money, and how much should I offer?

Earnest money is a deposit made by the buyer to demonstrate their commitment to the purchase. The amount varies but is typically around 1% to 3% of the purchase price. We can advise you on an appropriate amount based on the local market norms.

How long does it take to close on a home?

The closing process typically takes 30 to 45 days from the time an offer is accepted, but it can vary based on factors like financing, inspections, and negotiations.

Should I consider buying a fixer-upper or a move-in ready home?

It depends on your preferences, budget, and willingness to invest time and money into renovations. I can help you weigh the pros and cons of each option and find a property that aligns with your needs.

What happens if my offer is not accepted?

If your offer is not accepted, we can explore other options such as submitting a counteroffer, continuing to search for other properties, or adjusting your criteria. I'll work with you to find the right opportunity

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