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Old 09-16-2013, 01:36 AM
 
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I think I found a 3/2 town house in the south end of town, looks real nice. The agent will take a look for me and ask some questions. Fingers crossed.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:51 AM
 
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I spoke too soon!!! Hum, just found the same address on another listing showing it as a 2/1?
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Maybe its a place there are multiple units at the same address (unit a, b, c, etc) ?
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:29 PM
 
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Beezle1 I think that may be the case. Just strange some units with basements and some without. I would think they would be all the same. I had a small panic episode when I seen the other listing. I own a duplex and each side has a different number.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Its not unusual here that within the same complex that some would have basements and others not.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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I found out it was a HUD so I can't buy it.
I did find another place that looks real nice. Its in The 80916 zip code.
I seen someone post its a bad area. Is that so? The two places I looked at are nice.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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Bad is relative. Generally speaking, there are a lot of areas within 80916 that certainly do not look 'slummy' or 'ghetto', and there are places in other zip codes that look worse. The main issue with 80916 is that statistically speaking, it is a higher crime area of town - one of, if not the highest, zip codes in the region. Being the highest, it is hard to recommend. However, compared to many other cities, the highest here still isn't bad. In my personal take, if I were looking to stay in a place and raise a family there and put them through the public school system there, 80916 I would try to avoid. But if I were looking for a place for a few years on a budget, or operating only as an adult without kids minding my own business, I would be fine to look at places in 80916. Some others have different comfort levels and maybe would avoid it all costs or would have no qualms about it at all.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Why can't you buy a HUD? Is it just on the market and not available to non-owner-occupants yet? If so, don't rule it out as it may not sell during that period.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Beezle1, I am not in the country to live in it so i would be considered an investor. I just moved on so I don't have to be bothered with it. i figured it would be next year before the gov does anything with it and by then all the copper wire might be stripped out of it.

Buying in 80916, looking at the area doesn't strike me as bad. We have an area in my town in Florida thats bad and I mean it looks bad too, like Syria bad!
My son and D-in-law and 1 yr old will live there temporary, couple years maybe. If I move out there I will stay there too. My other son might follow. So its just a base for us to use.
Thanks again for the info guys.
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