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Old 02-16-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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Hi, I am thinking of buying a condo/townhome in Denver and prefer to be within 20 ~ 25 minutes drive to downtown where I work. Lately I've been looking at Capitol Hill, Cheeseman Park and Congress Park areas but haven't found anything yet. Could someone recommend a neighborhood that's safe for a single girl? Does anyone have a good realtor to refer? Your input is greatly appreciated


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Old 02-16-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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There are lots of good areas. What are you looking for specifically? Do you want a large or small building? Parking included? Do you want a neighborhood that is hip and urban or more suburban style with parks and mostly SF homes? I guess I'm just asking more of what your ideal place is and a general idea of price. What things are most important?
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Do you want a Urban or Suburban experience?
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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Hi there~

Thanks for the help and sorry for the late reply. I was away for a few days without internet access. Here're some ideas -

I would prefer to live closer to the city, and would love to have a park nearby (as I am a runner myself). I'd love to have an one-car garage/or a garage space. It does not matter how old the place is although I do prefer something new. My budget pretty much is going to be around 150k and I prefer my HOA fee to be lower than $250.

Thoughts or suggestions? Your feedback is greatly appreciated Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Well there are 19 built since 2000 on the market today to choose from in Denver.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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Where are they?
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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Take a look at Park Place Tower (1029 E 8TH AVE) in the Cap Hill/Cheeseman area. I lived there years back and loved it. Rooftop pool, workout room, huge balconies w/ views, etc. The HOA's (probably have gone up) were around $150-$250/month depending on the size of the unit. A quick check on the MLS shows a 1 bd/1bth on the 12th floor for $166k, and a 2bd/2bth on the 3rd floor for $155k.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Thanks, Biopace. I did a search and a few listed. The HOA for the one on the 3rd fl is $384/mon, which seems to be a bit high for me. Besides it's right on 8th, which is pretty busy most of the time. But you did give me a very good idea to search for the condos around the neighborhood. I appreciate it

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Take a look at Park Place Tower (1029 E 8TH AVE) in the Cap Hill/Cheeseman area. I lived there years back and loved it. Rooftop pool, workout room, huge balconies w/ views, etc. The HOA's (probably have gone up) were around $150-$250/month depending on the size of the unit. A quick check on the MLS shows a 1 bd/1bth on the 12th floor for $166k, and a 2bd/2bth on the 3rd floor for $155k.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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If you can afford a condo, consider a small house. The condo market in Denver is always saturated, and you pay fees, esp on smaller groupings, older groupings, etc, that won't be economical. This is esp true if you want to resell. If you go with a newer building you then pay higher association fees.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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Default Questions on getting a home loan?

Hello,
I just had a couple questions if you would be so kind to answer. My fiance and i are moving to Denver and are first time home buyers. I have excellent credit (fico was over 800 last time i checked). What will i need to get a home loan? Ive heard anywhere from 5% to 10% down, job and job stability (but im not sure if they mean months, years?) and one last question can i buy a new car first or should i wait to get the home loan first then buy a car (i have a Ford explorer 2wd (rear wheel dr.)but will not work in the snow to well). I am not sure about the new rules for home buying since the economic crisis.
Thank you for your time,
Shawn
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