Seller Finance — Walking the Minefield of Restrictions

Let’s say you own a home free and clear and you want to sell. You’re approached by a buyer willing to put 30% down, and then pay you the balance with seller financing. The buyer is self employed, has tons of cash, but he can’t qualify for a conventional loan until he...

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Study Shows Student Debt Keeping Millennials from Buying

Over the past decade home ownership levels have continued to decline.  Research by the Federal Reserve Banks of New York suggests many Millennials are too strapped with college debt to buy homes. Since 2009, student debt has doubled.  At the same time that college...

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Multifamily Rent Vacancy Down

The Apartment Association of Metro Denver just released second quarter data for multifamily housing in the Denver Metro Area. The report for house, condo 1-4 family comes out in a few weeks.  There are not many surprises in the report. Here is a summary: Vacancy rate...

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If and When the Market Cools Down, What Will You Do?

We just started grinding out results for 2Q real estate trends. Below is the first look at the data. Basically, the trends we have been watching for a few years continued for another quarter.  Very little new information here at all; just more of the same. Very stable...

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Court Opens Door Wider for New Condo Construction

Last month the Colorado legislature took a big step toward construction defect litigation reform with the passage of House Bill 1279.  The bill, signed into law May 23rd, requires HOAs suing developers and builders for construction defects to obtain consent by the...

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Are You Saving Money with “Hold-Open” Title Policies?

If you’re an experienced real estate flipper you may know about hold-open title policies because they can save you a lot of money on title premiums.  Here are the ins and outs of hold-opens: What is a Hold-Open? When buying a home you usually receive an owner’s title...

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