Colorado Real Estate BUYER’S INFORMATION GUIDE [COMPILATION]

Colorado Real Estate Information for Buyers – Paul’s Posts Compiled

I produce content that my clients find helpful. Oftentimes, they will have a question and I simply send them a link to a blog post that I’ve already written that answers it.

In Colorado real estate, just like other categories, there are FAQ’s, or Frequently Asked Questions.

In this post, I link to all the buyer’s posts that I’ve created. These include articles, videos, links to common documents, document explanations, and more.

Today’s real estate clients are more educated than ever. You scour the Internet before you decide on anything, and good on you for doing that. It makes a ton of sense.

I hope you’ve found me because I provide the most complete and useful array of informative Internet pieces out there.

And here they are, compiled into one post, so scroll away, and click for what you need.


Now, Why Am I Signing This? Buyer Documents | Colorado Real Estate

When we begin our relationship, and when you begin to look for a home to buy, signing of papers will also commence. Here is a rundown of the basic starting documents that I use in order to let the ball start rolling.

Now, Why Am I Signing This? Buyer Documents | Colorado Real Estate

 


Colorado Real Estate Transaction Costs – When and How Do I Pay My Realtor®?

One of my most popular posts, the title says it all. How Realtors® are paid is the subject of much interest and discussion, and I encourage you to learn all you can about it.

Colorado Real Estate Transaction Costs – When and How Do I Pay My Realtor®?

 


First Time Home Buyers – Buying Real Estate in Fort Collins – What to Expect

This post is especially helpful because it talks about the money that may come out of your pocket for things that have to happen in order to successfully complete a real estate transaction in Colorado.

First Time Home Buyers – Buying Real Estate in Fort Collins – What to Expect


 

Common Colorado Real Estate Contracts – Buyer Agency Contract

There are many documents that you will have to sign in order to buy and sell property in Colorado. People are often wary of signing their names…and I understand this sentiment. I am glad that most of the papers that I will have you sign have been approved by the Colorado Division of Real Estate, a branch of the Department of Regulatory Agencies. If you use a Realtor® in Colorado, and buy a resale home (new construction projects usually use builder contracts…no real way around that), you’ll be looking at the same contract if you use me and my brokerage, RE/MAX Alliance, as you would if you used another brokerage.

This reassures me, and I think you can allow it to reassure you as well.

Since I am upfront, open, honest and transparent, I have simply posted a copy of the entire Buyer Agency Contract, which outlines our working relationships. Please not publish date and keep in mind these contracts can and do change from year to year.

Common Colorado Real Estate Contracts – Buyer Agency Contract


Lenders, Loans, and Mortgages for Colorado Real Estate – Where to Start

For this article, I interviewed Joan Woodruff-Owens, a lender with Home Mortgage Alliance.

Most people who are buying homes have to find financing, also known as the mortgage, and this is a HUGE piece of the Colorado Real Estate puzzle. This post details where to start, gives some best practices, and gives advice on how to find a good lender for your purchase.

Lenders, Loans, and Mortgages for Colorado Real Estate – Where to Start

*This article is for educational and entertainment purposes and does not refer to any specific people or deals in progress. For more intensive information, contact an appropriate trusted professional. 


New Construction in Fort Collins Real Estate

New construction is a big thing here, because brand new homes can rival resale homes in price and outpace them in quality. The issue that some have is that there aren’t many of them with the much sought after Fort Collins zip codes. “Drive until you qualify” is a sad joke that we use to refer to the fact that many buyers are squeezed out of Fort Collins by the high prices, and must go to outlying areas in order to find something in their price range. They end up in Timnath, Severance, Wellington, etc. The good news is that these places are plenty nice and a lot of people love them. And these are some of the Northern Colorado towns where new construction is happening at a feverish pace.

New Construction in Fort Collins Real Estate


The National Retail Real Estate Sites – How to Use Them…and How Not To Use Them

I won’t act like you aren’t going to visit Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and the like. What is important to note is that their information, especially the status of properties, eg, if they are still for sale or not, is often wrong.

A Big Problem With Zillow — Incorrect Status of Property


What is a Lender Letter, and Why Do You Need One?

Before we shop, we must figure out how much you can spend. This starts with a meeting with some lenders and the generation of your very own lender letter. Exciting things happen here, because after this, you’ll have an idea of what property could suit you.

What Is A Lender Letter? – Fort Collins and Colorado Real Estate


What questions do you have about Colorado Real Estate?

What would educate you on things that you are curious about when it comes to Colorado real estate. Please let me know, as I am happy to answer them in any way that you would like. When I am asked a question by one client, it is so often something that another client will wonder about that I turn it into material that I use here.


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