Michael’s 27 years of real estate experience has brought to his attention great people and great companies to work with in the field of real estate, and your home.
Every 2 years owners of real estate will be reassessed in May on their home values. A helpful packet on How To Challenge Your Tax Assessment can be downloaded from our website. Call me at 303-888-2488 if you have questions.
This section covers remodelers, warranty companies, insurance companies, terminology, and county websites, like: Arapahoe, Douglas, Denver and the city of Centennial.
Having sold homes in Highlands Ranch and in Littleton, we have accumulated a large array of contractors, technicians, and workman that are competitive and deliver quality work. Feel free to give them a call and mention my name.
Here are some of the companies we have used in the past:
- Rocky Mountain Home Maintenance for landscaping needs.
- Vacant Interiors, Inc for fixing up rental properties, and or fix and flips.
- Norton Remodeling, Inc contact Steve at 303-918-2447 for general contracting.
- Just In Time Plumbing, contact Justin at 720-238-2846 for plumbing needs.
- DJ’s Enterprise, contact Dave at 303-905-6019 for heating needs.
- Star Interior Solutions, contact Erica at 303-909-3491 for interior staging of homes.
- Golden Eagle Tile & Stone, contact Caleb at 303-903-9545 for Tile and Stone design work.
- Fast Wind Deliveries, contact Don at 720-322-3625 for moving needs, business and home.
- In Colorado, you will need to acquire insurance for the structure, and this will need to be in place and in force prior to or at closing. You can work with your insurance agent to see about the coverage, cost and deductibles. The main thing to consider is not to insure the land in the value of the home, and best to go with replacement cost, as compared to your purchase price.
When buying a home in Highlands Ranch or in Littleton, you may want to consider a home warranty program after your inspection. Consider the age of the major appliances or fixtures of the home, and a home warranty program maybe beneficial on older homes, where the furnace, sewer lines, plumbing, water heater are near the end of their useful life.These programs cover the major components for up to one year, with a one time premium usually paid at closing, and with any repairs, you would pay the service call deductible. Consider the costs of a new furnace, sewer backup, and a hot water heater, and this could give you peace of mind.
Here are some Home Warranty Companies:
- Blue Ribbon Home Warranty
- American Home Shield
- First American Home Buyers Protection
- Colorado Home Warranty
Other Useful Information on Homeowner’s Insurance :
- For Buyers, other items to consider is fire coverage, if the home is in the mountains, type of roof coverage, since shake roof material is not the favorite of the insurance industry.
- For Sellers, do not cancel your coverage until after you are fully moved out of the home.
- For Townhome or Condo buyers, your coverage should begin and start, where the master condo complex policy ends. This may be at the interior drywall, or the exterior sheathing, best to compare your policy and the master policy.
- If you are paying cash for the home, you still need insurance, as in buying a home with a loan, the lender will make sure you have a policy.
- We have several insurance agents that you can call to compare quotes. Call me for details – (303)888-2488, or email me at email@example.com.
Here are some helpful links and resources when buying or selling a home:
For Real Estate Terminology:
- You can print off this pdf from the government website. Keep in mind it is about 18 pages. Just click real-estate-terminology