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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 16: Crafting a Contract to Buy Real Estate

Real Estate with Dallice: What makes a compelling Contract to Buy? A compelling offer to buy addresses the needs of the Seller. So first and foremost: Figure. Them. Out. The MLS listing information is a good start. It gives you the list price – which is almost like the Seller has made the first offer. …

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Home Inspection: 10 most common findings

Home Inspection: It’s Due Diligence you shouldn’t skip! Under contract?! What are next steps? Deposit the earnest money – Miss this deadline and your contract is voided. NOT kidding. Get cracking on your loan if you need one. Your lender requires all sorts of documents and signatures lickity-split and will guide you through the process.  …

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Baby Steps: 285 Martin Drive

285 Martin Drive closer to feeling like home This week/weekend – another perfect one for projects – saw a couple of things come to fruition at 285 Martin Drive. We are picking up speed on projects that add finishing touches now that most of the unpacking and picture hanging has been completed. 1. We got …

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Moving Day – Martin Acres Home

Hey Neighbors, I’m  Martin Acres home!  And I’m filling my days with little tasks. Before the real movers arrived, I had kitchen supplies to put away, chandeliers to finish installing and cleaning that called to me.  This chandelier had been a house guest in a giant box, in my Longmont house for 8 months. Would …

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Martin Acres new construction – One month from move-in!

Picking Up The Pace of Martin Acres New Construction At this time, you’ll already be guessing (if you read the last post) that an end of August move in is but a pipe dream and that despite the onsite guys working like madmen to get so many things accomplished every single day, the universe has …

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285 Martin Drive – City of Boulder rough inspection

285 Martin Drive passed Rough Inspection  It has been a busy week, but on the outside looking in, not a lot of apparent progress. Yeah, it’s hard to take pictures of another 20 feet of wiring and post about it! Hard at work have been the HVAC teams, electricians and plumbers though. Every wall of …

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Using the “conveniences” at 285 Martin Drive is not convenient

Storm Form LLC – Going above and beyond at 285 Martin Drive Yesterday was just one more example of how well I feel taken care of by the guys of Storm Form. Every job site needs a potty and for a while my house had a couple of bathrooms, so that worked well. But the …

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It’s an Easter Miracle @ 285 Martin Drive!

The 285 Martin Drive Xcel Easter Miracle: After weeks, dozens of phone calls, paperwork and fees, miscommunication, misunderstandings and mistakes, Xcel finally showed up to disconnect the power from my house and connect it to the temp pole that was erected in the back yard (and inspected by the city) in mid March. Hallelujah! I …

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Martin Acres Ranch Demolition: The forecast was for snow

Martin Acres Ranch Demolition Continues… Rain or Shine The weather guessers predicted wind, freezing rain and some snow – maybe 2-5″. They were right about the wind. I lay awake last night wondering if the wind, which can be fierce in South Boulder at this time of year, was going to rip the roof off …

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Martin Acres Pop-Top: O.M.G!

Martin Acres Pop-Top Palpitations The day your neighbor asks if she can come see the progress inside of your Martin Acres pop-top in progress and you answer “sure, follow me” with a big smile, only to find THIS when you open the front door: Yeah… that’s the same day you understand what having palpitations feels …

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