Buying a Home: What is Earnest Money?

When buying a home, the first thing to be taken care of when you go under contract on a property is Earnest Money. So what is Earnest Money, exactly? The very term "Earnest" shows sellers that a buyer is earnest, or serious, about buying the home. It is a deposit to the seller showing the buyer's good faith in the transaction. It is usually in form of a personal check from the buyer and submitted within 72 hours of the acceptance on the offer. The Earnest Money amount is put towards the buyer's down payment as the transaction is completed. How much Earnest Money is required when buying a home? There is no set, universal amount. The Earnest Money amount is determined by the seller, the seller's agent, and the local market; it is … [Read more...]

Denver Real Estate Market – Week of June 9

Let us now get some intel on the Denver Real Estate market status, and guess what, things are looking great! The week of June 9, 2013 showed 1,153 Active homes in the Metro Denver Marketplace, and 319 listings are counted to be new. There were 309 homes Under Contract, 24 Expired, and 220 Sold. Right now in the Denver Real Estate market, on average, it takes 44 days for a home to sell. If you are looking for a new Denver home, visit our sister site at today! Contact agent Jennifer Pollock if you're thinking of buying or selling a home; we're on your side! … [Read more...]

Radon and Denver Homes

If you aren't from Colorado or haven't yet purchased a home here, you may be unfamiliar with radon. Colorado is one of the places where the potential for radon in homes is above EPA-recommended levels. It is highly recommended that you have your new Denver home tested for radon during the home inspection process. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that occurs naturally. Breathing in air containing high levels of radon has been linked to lung cancer. Since radon is found in the air it easily spreads into buildings such as offices, schools, and Denver homes. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets absorbed into the air you breathe. But how can it get into your home in … [Read more...]

Denver Homes Sales Week of May 19, 2013

Denver Homes, Denver Real Estate Stats - May 19, 2013 Denver Real Estate market is on the move.  The week of May 19, 2013 shows 1,067 homes for sale in the Metro Denver Marketplace.  263 Denver homes are currently under contract and 204 homes have sold.  There is currently 1 month of available inventory in the Denver Real Estate market.  What this means is that homebuyers are competing for the many of the same Denver homes options. Looking for your new Denver Homes is fun with the Extra! Extra! Homes Team. … [Read more...]

Highlands Ranch Home Sold in 19 Days

Jennifer Pollock sold this three bedroom, three bath Highlands Ranch home in 2011. It went under contract in just 19 days and sold for nearly full price! Highlands Ranch homes currently on the market range in price from $70k-1.4m. The Highlands Ranch area is a desirable bedroom community south of Denver. It was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America's 25 Best Places To Move! You can discover your Highlands Ranch home value with my free online tool. … [Read more...]

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