Wheat Ridge, CO Real Estate News

By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Wheat Ridge Current Market Trends, Wheat Ridge CO, Wheat Ridge Real Estate   The city of Wheat Ridge Colorado has a population just shy of 30,500, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2011 statistics.With a large population and the current real estate market, it can be concluded residents of Wheat Ridge are pleased living in this Denver suburb.   There are currently only a handful properties for sale in Wheat Ridge. Most of these homes are older, single family, ranch style homes ranging in square footage from 796 to 270 and in price from $194,900 to $339,000.These properties have been on the market varying lengths of time, from as little as 7 days to as long as 139 days.   See homes for sale in Wheat Ridge A unique home became available recently in Wheat Ridge, it hit the market just 8 d...
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Wheat Ridge Current Market Trends, Wheat Ridge CO, Wheat Ridge Real Estate   The city of Wheat Ridge Colorado has a population just shy of 30,500, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2011 statistics.With a large population and the current real estate market, it can be concluded residents of Wheat Ridge are pleased living in this Denver suburb.   There are currently only a handful properties for sale in Wheat Ridge. Most  of these homes are older, single family, ranch style homes ranging in square footage from 796 to 270 and in price from $194,900 to $339,000.These properties have been on the market varying lengths of time, from as little as 7 days to as long as 139 days.   See homes for sale in Wheat Ridge A unique home became available recently in Wheat Ridge, it hit the market just 8 ...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Are you looking to buy a home in Wheat Ridge?  Then don't miss out on the Home Buyer Tax Credit Wheat Ridge Colorado.  The tax credit can save you a lot of money each year on your mortgage. The tax credit is a direct reduction of your tax liability and will reduce the amount of interest you pay on your mortgage, and will substantially reduce you effective mortgage rate. You can deduct between 20-50% of your mortgage interest, which is determined by your loan amount.  The Home Buyer Tax Credit Wheat Ridge Colorado is a credit, not a deduction, meaning that if your tax credit is for example $1000 this year, and your tax liability is $1500, you would only owe $500, as the $1000 credit is subtracted from how much you owe on your taxes. If you are seeking a first time home buyer loan in Whea...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Many first time home buyers come to us confused by the many first time home buyer loans in Wheat Ridge that are available for financing their first home.  Not only that, but there is so much real estate industry-specific terminology to learn and understand, that the home buying process can be intimidating to say the least. In this article, I will explain the most common first time home buyer loans Wheat Ridge so that you will understand the options and requirements more clearly.  As always, we are available as a resource if you have specific questions about these programs or any other home buying concepts. FHA Loans:  FHA is by far the most common first time home buyer loan option.  The reason for this is that FHA has a very small down payment requirement of 3.5% (ie, $3500 on a $100,00...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
FHA Loans Wheat Ridge CO If you are searching for your first home, one of the most accessible programs for first time home buyers is the FHA home loan.  This program is designed to help first time home buyers with a smaller down payment, low rates, and flexible underwriting guidelines. First Cal Mortgage specializes in helping first time home buyers in Wheat Ridge and the rest of the Denver area.  Here are a few of the highlights of this incredible program: Low Down Payment:  The minimum down payment with FHA is only 3.5% of the sales price of the home.  This can come from your own funds, from a gift from a family member, or from a community assistance program such as CHFA (Colorado Housing Finance Authority). Low Rates:  FHA Loans Wheat Ridge CO have very low rates compared to conventi...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Homes for Sale in Mountain View CO Mountain View is a small neighborhood located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and is an area that is rapidly transforming into a highly desirable neighborhood.  There are many bargains still to be found in the area, but as the neighborhood transforms, bargains will be a thing of the past.  Conveniently located close to Denver and I-70, the ever-popular Highlands neighborhood, and The Ridge at 38th revitalization area in Wheat Ridge, Mountain View is a great place to consider when buying a home in the Denver area.  The Highlands has been one of the hippest neighborhoods in the Denver area for the past 8-10 years, and has seen property values increase rapidly.  The Highlands offers eclectic local flavor, fun shops and restaurants, and interesting people-watchi...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Christmas Tree Recycling in Jeffco, Arvada, lakewood, Wheatridge CO The end of the holiday season also marks the time to recycle your natural Christmas trees.  Just as in years past, Jeffco has several designated drop of stations across the county.  The City of Arvada will have two locations available to dispose of your tree.  These locations are limited to residents of Arvada and do not include commercial or business residents. The Lutz Sports Complex located at W 58th Ave and Miller St is accepting trees until January 20, 2013.  There are no day or hour restrictions to drop off trees.  The City Parks Maintenance Shop located at 7800 W. 62nd Ave is also accepting trees until January 20, 2013, but is only open Monday -Friday between 7am-3:30pm. Mulch made from the trees will be availab...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
  Applewood, The Perfect Place to Live in Wheat Ridge, CO 80033     The Applewood Knolls neighborhood spans an area just shy of four square miles, tucked away in Lakewood Colorado.  With single family homes, parks, the best restaurants and exceptional schools, located through out the neighborhood, Applewood is the perfect place to live. Search for Applewood Knolls Homes.   Homes in Applewood are mostly single family, ranging in price anywhere from the high 200s to the high 400s.  Applewood homes are just a few minutes away from parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, open space areas, walking trails, pools, a recreation center and a dog park.  Take a look and see what else the City of Lakewood has to offer and be sure take the a look at Buyer's Market in Applewood.   Applewood is just far en...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
The Ridge at 38th in Wheat Ridge CO is a new development area in Wheat Ridge, CO, which is receiving high priority and is beginning to transform into a new, hip neighborhood.  The plan was adopted by the Wheat Ridge city council in October 2011. Here's a sampling of just a few of the fun businesses in The Ridge at 38th in Wheat Ridge CO: Wheat Ridge Cyclery:  One of the best bike shops in the Denver area.  Friendly staff and huge selection, we love Wheat Ridge Cyclery.  Sample Review: "These guys know what they are talking about. fitted my husband perfectly for his bicycle. no question too stupid to answer. Just a great place to go and dream." Right Coast Pizza:  Full bar carrying excellent Colorado craft beer, and spectacular Jersey-style pizza.  Review:  "Beautiful bar, great pizza, a...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
5 Reasons to Move to Wheat Ridge Colorado Welcome to Wheat Ridge Colorado!  Wheat Ridge is a suburb close to Denver that is quickly becoming one of the new, hip areas to live in the metro area. Wheat Ridge has been experiencing a revitalization movement in many neighborhoods in recent years, making it a very desirable area. So without further ado, here are the 5 Reasons to Move to Wheat Ridge Colorado: #1 Lifestyle:  The #1 reason to consider a move to Wheat Ridge is lifestyle.  As with all of Colorado, Wheat Ridge is full of events, outdoor activities, and culture.  With it's close proximity to Denver, it is also easy to take advantage of all that Denver has to offer such as professional sporting events, plays, parades, and holidays events. #2 Home Values:  With many areas of Wheat Rid...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Lees Lake in Wheat Ridge Lees Lake, otherwise known as North Henry Lee Reservoir, is located in the heart of Wheat Ridge. This wonderful neighborhood has so much to offer with beautiful homes, convenient commuting routes, and access to schools, services, parks, and local businesses. A combination of classic neighborhood style with modern amenities makes Lees Lake the perfect place to consider in Wheat Ridge. Lees Lake itself is a somewhat hidden reservoir, with homes, yards, and plant growth lining the shore. For a peak of Lees Lake, one needs only to travel up Garrison St. Homes in the Lees Lake neighborhood range from 1900’s Arts and Craft style Bungalows to modern Condos. This eclectic mix of homes lends itself well to the eclectic people who are moving into Wheat Ridge. The wonderfu...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Italian Bakery in Wheat Ridge I stumbled upon Dolce Sicilia Italian Bakery almost by accident. I was meeting with a client in Wheat Ridge and needed somewhere to grab a bite to eat. I did not want to go too far so I looked around and saw a red, green, and white sign. I thought Italian food sounded great! Dolce Sicilia Italian Bakery is more than just great, it is simply amazing. Located on the corner of 32nd and Wadsworth in Wheat Ridge, Dolce Sicilia is a Bakery filled with pastries, sandwiches, cookies, bread, calzones and pizza. They also have classic and delicious Italian favorites to eat in or take to-go. Everything in the bakery is made fresh by the wonderful staff, which treats you like long lost family. It is like having a little piece of Italy in Wheat Ridge. The trick to any a...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Elevate West Metro Business networking Open house Sept 13th in Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Calling all small business owners in west Denver!  Want to expand your networking circle?  Want to make more money this year?  Want to have some fun and meet other business owners? Want to educate your fellow professionals about your business? Do you want more referrals? Come join us for our first open house on september 13th off Wadsworth and 38th Ave from 8am -10am. "Business Professionals Raising Opportunities" Location: Vectra Bank, 7391 W. 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge Co 80033 When: Tuesday mornings 8am-9:30am, weekly Wanna know what we do???? We are: A group of business professionals working together to build a sustainable business network through their community, as well as social and personal group ev...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Want to know your home's value? Why your local agent is MUCH more reliable than your real estate website. Finally! I just read this article: 4 ways online real estate valuations fail.  I will add this to my library for refuting the monthly conversation of off-based website property values.  I know Realtors are not the only ones putting out this fire, mortgage brokers and appraisers have the same objection:  But ***** says my home is worth $270,000!   Here's their list of ways consumers could get bad comps: if your home is older and has had a lot of improvements and even additions that are not in the county records, you're likely to get bad comps; if homes in your area are very different from each other, you might get bad comps; if you live in a neighborhood very nearby another neighborh...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Treasury To Temporarily Penalize Mortgage Companies, Making Good On Old Threat   3 of the largest mortgage companies are failing to comply with the MHA program used to help struggling homeowners.  The Treasury has been threating for 19 months, yep 19 months, to penalize these lenders for non-compliance and "abusing homeowners". "More homeowners have been kicked out of the program than are receiving assistance."!  Really?!  I had to share this article and spread some awareness. "Treasury first identified potential mass non-compliance in November 2009, warning the participating companies that those failing to meet their obligations to homeowners under their contracts with the federal government "will be subject to consequences which could include monetary penalties and sanctions." The Oba...
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By Sean Gross
(Citywide Home Loans)
  Home Loan in Wheat Ridge         Commonly referred to “Deep Roots with Short Commutes” many people look for a home loan in Wheat Ridge. With a simple crow shot to the mountains hugging I70 and just several miles from downtown a home loan in Wheat Ridge is an easy commute. If being in the outdoors is your cup of tea you can enjoy many acres of trails for running and biking a home loan in Wheat Ridge makes perfect sense. Famous for the annual Garden Tour and weekly farmers market a home loan in Wheat Ridge combines a small town feel in the shadow of Denver. Those are just several reasons to consider a home loan in Wheat Ridge. When my customer both young and older ask me about an affordable community with a small town feel but just a stone throw from Denver and the foothills of the Rock...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
If you have a mid-century home (built in the 1940s to 1960s) located in one of the friendly and unique towns between Denver and Boulder, and you want to furnish it true to its era - you're in luck! modmood and Retro Consignment are ready for you - packed with coffe tables, ash trays, dressers, sofas, rugs, lighting, art, and more. Located at 7700 W. 44th Avenue in Wheat Ridge (just west of Wadsworth), modmood and Retro Consignment are two parts of the same store. I was lucky to spend a few minutes perusing both stores last week. modmood is more upscale - every item looks shiny and new, and there are some very unique pieces. Retro Consignment is where you can sell or consign pieces. They will help you with estate liquidations, auctions, appraisals. This is where you will find pieces that...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
  I was previewing a Wheat Ridge house for a client last week, and boy was it a wreck.  (BTW - that's Wheat Ridge, Colorado, a town between Denver and Boulder.)   Not too bad on the inside, actually. Had rounded doorways and the recessed ceiling popular in the 1940s.   But the outside had been completely neglected for a long, long time.  I'd say this was one of the most neglected homes I've seen (except for that one missing a large chunk of the front room ceilng, all the way through to the sky).   The yard was trashed too. Still, as I came around the last corner, I saw this one lovely iris, blooming courageously amongst the weeds and trash that constituted the yard of this house. It always amazes me - to find a bright spot of beauty in the midst of chaos.   "Bloom Where You're Planted!"...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Loan modification and how to. What does it take? Are you trying to get a loan modification done? If you are like many Colorado homeowners your thoughts are they don't happen. The truth is they do and NOT all homeowners will qualify. Also, this is a video from last nights 9News about a local homeowner who was successful but it came with some help.
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
New proposed bill to impose quick response time on short sales. 45 days! I just happened to see the headline for this article. REALTORS Applaud Bill to Speed Lender Response to Short Sales  What a great idea!  "A new bill to improve the process for approving short sales may soon bring relief to distressed homeowners who are unable to keep their homes and hope to avoid foreclosure. The bill, recently introduced in the U.S. House and strongly supported by the National Association of REALTORS®, would impose a deadline of 45 days on lenders to respond to short sale requests. The legislation, the "Prompt Decision for Qualification for Short Sale Act of 2011," was offered in Congress by U.S. Reps. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) and Robert Andrews (D-N.J.)." Every lender has their own procedure or protoc...
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