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2010 Appreciation/Depreciation Summary Central Denver Detached                                                            ...
Denver Neighborhood Map38THCOLFAxALAMEDA yALE                                                          UNiVERSiTy         ...
Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsBerkeleyThe up-and-coming west side. in land-locked Colorado, it’s a wonderful surprise to f...
Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsChaffee ParkAll that’s old is new again. On the northern edge of central Denver lies a cozy ...
Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsHighlandsHang with the hipsters. This is the place to be and be seen, with a healthy dose of...
Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsPotter HighlandsDowntown Denver without the noise. The Potter Highland Historic district occ...
Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsJefferson ParkPerched on bluff. Originally, Jefferson Park was part of The Town of Highland,...
Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsSunnysideA bright spot. Sunnyside is part of the historic Highlands area in Northwest Denver...
Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsSloan’s LakeDragon Boats and dragonflies. Every year in July, Sloan’s lake hosts the Dragon ...
Selling Your Home with Brian GetmanBrian Getman has been a resident of the Lower Highland Neighborhood for the past       ...
Ten Reasons to Buy a Home1. You can get a good deal. Especially if you play hardball. This is a        6. It offers some i...
Find the Perfect Home in four easy stepsOne: Get Started.First, you may want to speak with a lender to get pre-approved fo...
Sherlock Homes: PorchLight’s One-of-a-Kind Market Update ServiceWhether you’re looking to buy, sell or simply stay current...
About Brian GetmanBrian Getman has nine years of expert real estate service. He began his career on the lend-ing side of t...
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  1. 1. Brian Getman | Broker Associate 303.550.6426303.733.5335 | PorchLightGroup.com
  2. 2. 2010 Appreciation/Depreciation Summary Central Denver Detached Central Denver Attached Alamo Placita ................................................................................-13.72% Alamo Placita ..................................................................... -41.46% Baker ....................................................................................................1.68% Baker ..................................................................................... -17.01% Belcaro .............................................................................................. -1.27% Berkeley ............................................................................... -27.16% Berkeley ..............................................................................................4.09% Bonnie Brae ...............................................................................0.4% Bonnie Brae ...................................................................................-14.82% Byers........................................................................................27.73% Byers.................................................................................................. 27.76% Captiol Hill .............................................................................. 6.41% Captiol Hill ...................................................................................... 18.56% Cheesman Park ..................................................................... 5.18% Chaffee Park .................................................................................... -0.01% Cherry Creek North.......................................................... -12.31% Cheesman Park ............................................................................. 15.78% Cherry Creek South ............................................................-2.54% Cherry Creek North.........................................................................0.49% City Park ................................................................................... 3.42% Cherry Creek South ...................................................................... -3.05% City Park West ......................................................................28.36% City Park ..............................................................................................2.32% Congress Park ......................................................................43.75% City Park West ................................................................................. -8.93% Five Points .............................................................................10.19% Congress Park ...................................................................................0.55% Golden Triangle....................................................................-4.60% Cory Merrill ...................................................................................... -1.63% Hale/Mayfair..........................................................................-3.13% Country Club.................................................................................-10.89% Highlands ................................................................................ 1.17% Crestmoor ....................................................................................... -6.19% Jefferson Park ......................................................................76.72% Crestmoor (Monaco) ..................................................................-12.84% LODO ......................................................................................28.07% Five Points ....................................................................................... 45.70% Lowry .................................................................................... -10.71% Hale/Mayfair......................................................................................5.19% Potter Highlands..................................................................-2.86% Highlands ......................................................................................... -0.17% Sloans Lake ......................................................................... -21.18% Hilltop ................................................................................................ -3.95% Whittier ................................................................................ -20.16% Jefferson Park ...............................................................................-15.87% Lowry ................................................................................................ 18.02% Montclair .......................................................................................... -6.86% Observatory Park .............................................................................5.27% Park Hill North ............................................................................... 21.21% Park Hill North (Monaco) ........................................................... 16.37% Suburban Detached Park Hill South (Monaco) ............................................................ -1.57% Broadway Estates ................................................................. 3.04% Park Hill South ..................................................................................0.70% Cherry Knolls........................................................................12.25% Platt Park .......................................................................................... -0.86% Cherry Wood Village........................................................ -10.56% Polo Grounds ....................................................................................7.79% Dream House Acres ............................................................. 8.97% Potter Highlands........................................................................... 12.20% Four Lakes ........................................................................... -30.61% Regis................................................................................................... -5.46% Green Oaks ............................................................................. 9.78% Rosedale ........................................................................................... -5.33% Greenwood Village East ...................................................46.54% Skyland ............................................................................................ 29.72% Greenwood Village West.................................................... 0.26% Sloans Lake ...................................................................................... -1.53% Heritage Greens .................................................................... 4.85% Southern Hills/Wellshire ................................................................-7.6% Heritage Village....................................................................-6.51% Southmoor Park ...........................................................................-10.28% Highlands East.....................................................................11.85% Stapleton ............................................................................................8.11% Highlands Ranch .................................................................. 1.28% Sunnyside...........................................................................................5.27% Homestead ............................................................................-9.89% Univeristy Hills................................................................................ -8.17% Lonetree .................................................................................-3.24% University .......................................................................................-11.00% Ridgeview Hills North ........................................................-0.49% Uptown ...........................................................................................-19.03% Ridgeview Hills ....................................................................10.13% Virginia Village ..................................................................................8.55% Southbridge ....................................................................... -14.68% Washington Park .........................................................................-17.23% Southglenn............................................................................-5.31% Washington Park West...................................................................1.69% Southwood ............................................................................-7.87% West Colfax ..................................................................................... 28.88% Walnut Hills ............................................................................ 0.19% Whittier ............................................................................................ 17.54% Willow Creek .......................................................................... 1.47% Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  3. 3. Denver Neighborhood Map38THCOLFAxALAMEDA yALE UNiVERSiTy BROADWAy COLORADO FEDERAL qUEBEC Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  4. 4. Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsBerkeleyThe up-and-coming west side. in land-locked Colorado, it’s a wonderful surprise to find a Denver neighborhoodwith two lakes. Located between 38th Avenue, i-70, Sheridan, and Federal, Berkeley is a wealth of growth andactivity. it’s nature plus nurture here. Hike, bike, play tennis, picnic, and bring the dogs to Berkeley Lake Park andRocky Mountain Lake Park where you’ll find a tennis court, dog park, and rec center. Or nurture your artistic self withconcerts at the historic Oriental Theater and First Friday Art Walks on Tennyson.On the east side of Berkeley is Harkness Heights, a designated historic Denver neighborhood where you can findhistoric homes. This area consists of larger brick bungalows and Denver squares. Berkeley’s main drag, Tennyson, isexperiencing a renaissance of renewal with numerous art galleries, locally owned restaurants, and a diverse mix ofbusinesses, boutiques, and specialty food shops. For authentic Mexican and italian fare, you can’t beat the endlessoptions on Federal. Families will like the nearby library, churches, and aforementioned parks.Berkeley is a terrific living option for those who desire both urban energy and neighborhood charm. Shops and Restaurants: ▼ I-70 Berkeley Park Rocky Mountain Park Tennyson & 46th Lowell & 46th ▲ W 46th Ave. Berkeley ▲ W 44th Ave. ▼ Green Ct. McDonough Park Federal & 41st ▲ W 41st Ave. ▲ Federal ▼ Sheridan ▲ 38th Avenue ▼ Tennyson St. ▼ Lowell Blvd. Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  5. 5. Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsChaffee ParkAll that’s old is new again. On the northern edge of central Denver lies a cozy older neighborhood that has recentlyemerged as one of Denver’s rediscovered areas. Between 38th Avenue, 48th Avenue, inca, and Tejon, repletewith small brick bungalows and an eclectic blend of architecture, is Chaffee Park. This area enjoys a direct link toDowntown Denver via 38th Avenue and lies right alongside i-25 for easy access north or south. you’ll find the mostcommerce along 38th Avenue, where authentic Mexican restaurants, banks and many shops and services keep lifeconvenient. Strewn throughout the highly residential neighborhood are community churches and corner markets.you won’t want to miss Tennyson, where new-age nuances and locally owned establishments line the sidewalkedstreet from 39th through 44th Avenues.Chaffee Park, the area’s namesake, includes a basketball court, softball skin infield, playground, and picnic areaswhere residents enjoy the open land. Within the borders are a fire station, middle school, police station, Boys andGirls Club, and post office. quiet, community-minded, and filled with character, this is an historic neighborhood withnew ideas. Shops and Restaurants: ▼ 48th Avenue ▲ I-70 ▼ Tejon Street ▼ Quivas St. Pecos & 46th Park Pecos & 46th ▼ W. 46th Ave. ▲ Inca Street ▼ Navajo St. ▼ W. Cha ee Pl. ▲ Pecos St. ▼ Jason St. ▼ Lipan St. ▲ Shoshone St. ▼ W. 45th Ave. Cha ee Park Tejon & W. 43rd ▲ W. 44th Ave. ▼ Osage St. ▲ W. 43rd Ave. Cha ee ▲ W. 42nd Ave. Ciancio Park Park ▲ W. 41st Ave. Lipan & 41st ▲ W. 40th Ave. Columbus Park ▲ W. 39th Ave. 38th Ave. & Osage ▲ 38th Avenue Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  6. 6. Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsHighlandsHang with the hipsters. This is the place to be and be seen, with a healthy dose of funky personality.People come from all over the city to check out the charming boutiques, eat at a choice of deliciousrestaurants, or have a few drinks at a neighborhood hotspot. This is Highlands, right on the square.Originally planned as square instead of rectangular streets, this neighborhood still maintains its communalenergy. Surrounding the square is block after block of super cute homes, with as much character as theirinhabitants.Highlands sits just across i-25, right next to Downtown Denver, between 38th Avenue, 29th Avenue,Federal, and Sheridan. Scottish, English and Welsh immigrants founded this hip and ethnically diversearea in 1858. it later became an even larger melting pot when italians, irish, Germans, and Mexicansarrived. you’ll love the Downtown Denver vibe with easy access to the Pepsi Center, invesco Field atMile High, and Coors Field, not to mention the Downtown Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, and ElitchGardens amusement park. Outdoor enthusiasts and weekend warriors love spending time at the massiveREi flagship store or braving the baby rapids at Confluence Park.Highlands is one of the most vibrant places to live in the city, while still offering a cozy, respectfulneighborhood feel. it is undeniably diverse and understandably popular. Average list prices run in themid-to-high $300,000 range, quite a bargain when you consider all the area has to offer. Shops and Restaurants: ▼ W. 38th Avenue ▼ Grove St. ▲ Federal ▼ Yates St. ▼ Wolf St. Pferdsteller Park W. 33rd Ave. & Yates ▼ W. 33rd Ave. Highland Park ▼ W. Montcrie Place Federal & W. 32nd Ave. ▼ W. 32nd Ave. ▼ Sp eer ▼ 29th Avenue Blv d. ▼ Tennyson St. ▲Sheridan ▼ Lowell Blvd. ▼ Irving St. Highlands Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  7. 7. Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsPotter HighlandsDowntown Denver without the noise. The Potter Highland Historic district occupies much of theneighborhood west of Zuni. Sometimes referred to as LoHi, the section of Highland closer to DowntownDenver, particularly from 15th through 20th Streets (the original Downtown Grid), is rapidly being turnedinto newer lofts and condos.Potter Highlands attracts funky, independent shops and boutiques and active residents who love beingin the center of the city, but still enjoy the sanctuary of home. Live here and you’ll enjoy the convenienceof everything it offers. The Highlands Bridge, a pedestrian overpass, connects the area to Riverfront andLoDo, while local grocers, trendy restaurants, and a sprinkling of remaining historic buildings and homesretain a community feel. Officially located between 38th Avenue, Speer, Federal, and the Platte River,this diverse and eclectic neighborhood is one of the most inclusive in all of Denver, with home pricedprimarily between $200,000 and $500,000. Shops and Restaurants: Hirshom Park Boulder Street & 16th Street ▼ W. 38th Avenue ▼ Federal ▼ Wyandot St. ▼ Osage St. ▼ Pecos St. ▼ Tejon St. ▼ Zuni St. ▼ W. 33rd Ave. ▼ W. 32nd Ave. t. ▼ Umatilla St. lS r ve ra Ri nt Potter Ce te lat ▲ t. rS hP . St de ut te Highlands ul at So ▼ W. 29th Ave. Bo Pl ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 17 th St ▲S ▲ 16 . pee th St r Bl ▲ . vd. 15 th St . Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  8. 8. Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsJefferson ParkPerched on bluff. Originally, Jefferson Park was part of The Town of Highland, considered Denver’s first suburb,overlooking the Platte River. Today it’s known and named for its park and other historic landmarks like theoriginal city hall, now the site of Denver Fire Station 12, and a mix of 20th century and mid-century homes andapartments.The neighborhood centers around the 6.7-acre Jefferson Park, named in honor of the third American president.Considered a working-class neighborhood, people here are diverse, community-minded, and have a highmembership in their United Neighbors Organization—a testament to their commitment to the neighborhood.Jefferson Park experienced a development boom at the turn of the millennium and is experiencing a bit of arenaissance because developers (and residents) can see the benefits of being so close to Downtown Denver.To its credit, the Jefferson Park neighborhood has been able to retain its personality and affordable housingoptions during its on-going period of gentrification. Don’t miss Federal Boulevard, which is teeming with anauthentic and ethnic blend of Vietnamese eateries (try the popular Pho), Thai diners, Middle Eastern food, andMexican restaurants. Of course, you’ll also want to take advantage of nearby Downtown Denver for its sportsand music venues and rich mix of bars, restaurants, and retail shops.Jefferson Park lies south of Highlands and east of Sloan’s Lake, between Speer, Colfax, the peaceful Platte River,and Federal. Shops and Restaurants: ▼ ▲ Zuni St. ▼ W. 29th Ave. Sp eer ▼ W. 26th Ave. ▼ Eliot St. ▼ Clay St. Con uence Park St. Cherry Creek & Platte River ter Wa Downtown Aquarium ▼ Je erson Park ▼ W. 23rd Ave. W. 23rd & Clay St. ▼ W. 22nd Ave. Children’s Museum Je erson Con uence Park Children’s Museum Dr. & 7th St. Park ▲ W. 20th Ave. . Pla tte River ▼ Federal Invesco Field at Mile High ▲ S ▲ Colfax Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  9. 9. Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsSunnysideA bright spot. Sunnyside is part of the historic Highlands area in Northwest Denver, bounded by Federal,i-25, i-70, and 38th Avenue. Let the Union Pacific railroad lines take you back to the days when thisneighborhood was experiencing its original renaissance around the turn of the century. it doesn’t requiremuch imagination. The old-growth trees, modest homes, and corner churches easily bring to mind a timegone by. Old enough to now be experiencing a revival, Sunnyside is indeed having its moment in the sun.Come experience the Hispanic and Latino flavor at any number of authentic south-of-the-borderrestaurants along Federal and 38th Avenue. Take in the lively music filling the air from many a backyardduring weekend family get-togethers. And imagine what it feels like to be living at the intersection ofserenity and urban energy, with quiet nights and busy days. So close to Downtown Denver, yet so far fromthe frantic pace, Sunnyside could be the perfect place for you to call home. The average listing price isaround $250,000, a relative bargain for this re-emerging neighborhood. Shops and Restaurants: ▼ I-70 Sunnyside ▲ W. 44th Ave. ▼ Federal ▲ Tejon ▲ W. 38th Ave. Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  10. 10. Northwest Denver NeighborhoodsSloan’s LakeDragon Boats and dragonflies. Every year in July, Sloan’s lake hosts the Dragon Boat Festival, where100,000 people come to celebrate and experience Colorado’s Asian Pacific culture, customs, and traditions.it is this creativity and open-armed welcoming attitude that give the Sloan’s Lake inclusive community itswell-founded reputation.Two connected lakes, Cooper and Sloan, comprise Sloan’s Lake’s 177-acre wildlife refuge and nature-lover’sparadise. These lakes are a focal point of the neighborhood bordered by West 29th Avenue, 17th Avenue,Federal, and Sheridan. From pedestrian trails and playgrounds to boat docks and tennis courts, this areais terrific respite for Sloan’s Lake visitors and residents. Primarily residential with the majority of homesbuilt in the 1930s, Sloan’s Lake possesses pockets of architecturally stunning 19th century structures andincludes an eclectic mix of houses on 14th Avenue and Stuart Street. Visit neighboring Highland Square,where you’ll discover plenty of great restaurants, pubs, and charming boutiques.With access to i-25 and i-70, a mountainous view, and a 10-minute ride from Downtown Denver, Sloan’slake is a convenient, affordable, and diverse mile-high neighborhood. The median listing price of justunder $400,000. Shops and Restaurants: Sloan’s Lake Park Sheridan & 17th Avenue ▼ W. 29th Ave. ▼ W. 26th Ave. ▼ Sheridan ▲ Federal ▲ Meade St. ▼ W. 20th Ave. ▲ W. 19th Ave. ▲ W. 17th Ave. Sloan’s Lake Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  11. 11. Selling Your Home with Brian GetmanBrian Getman has been a resident of the Lower Highland Neighborhood for the past We have proven marketingeight years. As a result he has expert knowledge of all Denver Proper market trends, systems that are second to none.neighborhoods and property listings. Brian Getman prides himself on helping Some of the web-sites we arehis clients make educated real estate decisions and is always honest about a seller’s affiliated with and will marketability to sell, what price the market will bear, and how long it will take to realize your property on are:a contract. » PorchlightGroup.com Brian provides the same great level of service to all sellers regardless of price point,architectural style or location. Some of these services include but are not limited to: » MileHighHomeFinder.com» Professional Staging: Proven to increase sales price and decrease time on the market. » Realtor.com if your property is occupied we will help you arrange your furnishings to optimize (Enhanced Showcase Listings showing condition. if you have a vacant home or development we will provide with 25 photos!) furniture form our massive warehouse of high end staging materials. » COHomeFinder.com» Professional HD Photography & Virtual Tours » Trulia.com» A customized property web-site: For Example www.123MainSt.com (Based on » Zillow.com property address & domain availability.) » craigslist.com» Instant Text Message Info (SMS): Any person passing by can text the address to a (Auto posted every 3 days.) number and all property data will instantly be sent to their phone. » backpage.com» High Quality Color Brochures: Unlimited quantity to place inside the property and in brochure box attached to the real estate sign. We also laminate a copy an » homes.com dattach it to your sign so that passers by will never be uninformed. » recolorado.com» Social Media Marketing: your property will be pushed out on Facebook, Linked » facebook.com in, Twitter & Real Estate Blogs. » linkedin.com» Organic Marketing: We auto post your property on Craigslist & back page every three days. » byownerMLS.com» E-mail Drip Campaigns: We market your property to an established broker network » Enormo.com and client database of over 10,000 contacts. » frontdoor.com» 5280 Magazine Advertising: We advertise new listings and our web address in » googlebase.com 5280 Magazine to drive traffic to your listing. » hotpads.com» Unlimited Open Houses: We place a minimum of 10 open house signs out for » local.com each open house ensuring maximum exposure. » lycos.com» Weekly Updates for Showing Feedback » oodle.com» Personal Web Portal: View Transaction Documents form anywhere, anytime. » overstock.com» Electronic Real Estate Contracts: All Web based! No faxing, no scanning, and no hassle contract delivery. Sign all documents remotely using your mouse. This » vast.com saves a great deal of time! We look forward to helping you — call today for a free market Analysis! Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  12. 12. Ten Reasons to Buy a Home1. You can get a good deal. Especially if you play hardball. This is a 6. It offers some inflation protection. No, it’s not perfect. But studiesbuyer’s market. Most of the other buyers have now vanished, as the tax by Professor Karl “Chip” Case (of Case-Shiller), and others, suggest thatcredits on purchases have just expired. We’re four to five years into the over the long-term housing has tended to beat inflation by a couple ofbiggest housing bust in modern history. And prices have come down a percentage points a year. That’s valuable inflation insurance, especiallylong way– about 30% from their peak, according to Standard & Poor’s if you’re young and raising a family and thinking about the next 30 orCase-Shiller index, which tracks home prices in 20 big cities. yes, it’s 40 years. in the recent past, inflation-protected government bonds, ormixed. New york is only down 20%. Arizona has halved. Will prices fall TiPS, offered an easier form of inflation insurance. But yields there havefurther? Sure, they could. you’ll never catch the bottom. it doesn’t really plummeted of late. That also makes homeownership look a little bettermatter so much in the long haul. by contrast.Where is fair value? Fund manager Jeremy Grantham at GMO, who 7. It’s risk capital. No, your home isn’t the stock market and youpredicted the bust with remarkable accuracy, said two years ago that shouldn’t view it as the way to get rich. But if the economy does surprisehome prices needed to fall another 17% to reach fair value in relation us all and start booming, sooner or later real estate prices will head upto household incomes. Case-Shiller since then: Down 18%. again, too. One lesson from the last few years is that stocks are incredibly hard for most normal people to own in large quantities–for practical as2. Mortgages are cheap. you can get a 30-year loan for around 4.3%. well as psychological reasons. Equity in a home is another way of linkingWhat’s not to like? These are the lowest rates on record. As recently as part of your portfolio to the long-term growth of the economy–if it hap-two years ago they were about 6.3%. That drop slashes your monthly pens–and still managing to sleep at night.repayment by a fifth. if inflation picks up, you won’t see these mort-gage rates again in your lifetime. And if we get deflation, and rates fall 8. It’s forced savings. if you can rent an apartment for $2,000 monthfurther, you can refi. instead of buying one for $2,400 a month, renting may make sense. But will you save that $400 for your future? A lot of people won’t. Most, i3. You’ll save on taxes. you can deduct the mortgage interest from your dare say. Once again, you have to do your math, but the part of yourincome taxes. you can deduct your real estate taxes. And you’ll get a tax mortgage payment that goes to principal repayment isn’t a cost. you’rebreak on capital gains–if any–when you sell. Sure, you’ll need to do your just paying yourself by building equity. As a forced monthly saving, it’s amath. you’ll only get the income tax break if you itemize your deduc- good discipline.tions, and many people may be better off taking the standard deductioninstead. The breaks are more valuable the more you earn, and the bigger 9. There is a lot to choose from. There is a glut of homes in most ofyour mortgage. But many people will find that these tax breaks mean the country. The National Association of Realtors puts the current inven-owning costs them less, often a lot less, than renting. tory at around 4 million homes. That’s below last year’s peak, but well above typical levels, and enough for about a year’s worth of sales. More4. It’ll be yours. you can have the kitchen and bathrooms you want. keeping coming onto the market, too, as the banks slowly unload theiryou can move the walls, build an extension–zoning permitted–or paint inventory of unsold properties. That means great choice, as well as greateverything bright orange. Few landlords are so indulgent; for renters, prices.these types of changes are often impossible. you’ll feel better aboutyour own place if you own it than if you rent. Many years ago, when i 10. Sooner or later, the market will clear. Demand and supply willwas working for a political campaign in England, i toured a working- meet. The population is forecast to grow by more than 100 million peo-class northern town. Mrs. Thatcher had just begun selling off public ple over the next 40 years. That means maybe 40 million new house-housing to the tenants. “you can tell the ones that have been bought,” holds looking for homes. Meanwhile, this housing glut will work itselfsaid my local guide. “They’ve painted the front door. it’s the first thing out. Many of the homes will be bought. But many more will simply bepeople do when they buy.” it was a small sign that said something big. destroyed–either deliberately, or by inaction. This is already happening. Even two years ago, when i toured the housing slump in western Florida,5. You’ll get a better home. in many parts of the country it can be really i saw bankrupt condo developments that were fast becoming derelict.hard to find a good rental. All the best places are sold as condos. Money And, finally, a lot of the “glut” simply won’t matter: it’s concentrated in atalks. Once again, this is a case by case issue: in Miami right now there few areas, like Florida and Nevada. Unless you live there, the glut won’tare so many vacant luxury condos that owners will rent them out for a have any long-term impact on housing supply in your town.fraction of the cost of owning. But few places are so favored. Generallyspeaking, if you want the best home in the best neighborhood, you’rebetter off buying. Source: The Wall Street Journal Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  13. 13. Find the Perfect Home in four easy stepsOne: Get Started.First, you may want to speak with a lender to get pre-approved for financing. We can recommend some greatlenders, and you can see how much you can afford, whatyour monthly payments will be, and learn more aboutyour financing options. The Home-Buying ProcessThen, have a get-together with us. We’ll listen to your plansand interests. We’ll find out what you’re looking for—a home,condo or town home? What’s your vision? We’ll discuss neigh-borhoods, aspects of your new home and much more.Two: Learn the Market.Next, let us take you on Market Education Day. Together, we’ll choose your PorchLight real estate agent.explore different neighborhoods. We’ll look at an array of dif-ferent prices and styles of homes. By the end of the day, you’ll (mortgage company)know all that’s available in your price range. choose your lender andThen, let us do our homework! We’ll preview all the properties get pre-qualifiedthat fit your criteria and select the best. We won’t waste your credit reporttime looking at homes that don’t suit you. With help from theMLS (Multiple Listing Service), we’ll make sure you see all the view homesright properties, no matter who has them listed. appraisalThree: Make an Offer.What happens when you fall in love with a property? Of make an offercourse we’ll do an extensive market analysis to help youdecide what is a fair price. verificationsThen we will write a contract that outlines the details of negotiate contractthe transaction including your offer price, closing date,inclusions and exclusions, and many more important underwritingdecisions. your offer to purchase is normally presented with loan approvala 1-2% deposit. This “earnest money” is commonly put into inspect housea trust account for your benefit and becomes part of yourdown payment at closing. title search title insuranceFour: Simplify the Transaction.Besides helping you track and find your dream home,we handle the big picture and the countless little details, clear to closeincluding:» Managing inspections.» Working with your lender and appraiser to be certain your loan is approved in time.» Conferring with the title company about all the closing details and the preparation of your settlement statement. You’re a Homeowner!» Making sure you receive a recorded deed and title policy.» Remaining your primary source of information and assistance, months and years after your closing. Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  14. 14. Sherlock Homes: PorchLight’s One-of-a-Kind Market Update ServiceWhether you’re looking to buy, sell or simply stay current with what’s goingon in the market, PorchLight’s Sherlock Homes is the most powerful marketupdate service available. We download listings directly from MLS (Multiple Key Features:Listing Service) hourly and make them available for you to view online. We » Direct Link to the MLScustomize home searches for you based on your criteria, and we send you Automatic emails alerts with newemail alerts as often as you choose. property listings are sent just minutes after properties hit the market. » Interactive Map Search The interactive map allows you to Benefits to Buyers: locate and preview properties with drop and drag functions so» Because Sherlock Homes is linked directly to the MLS, automated emails are sent with you see only houses in a specific property listings minutes after they hit the market so you can get the most current area. Or if you’re unfamiliar with a information available. neighborhood, you’ll see only where the available properties are located.» There is no need to visit other listing websites; every property that fits your criteria is automatically emailed to you. » Vicinity Search» Searches can be tailored to meet your specific criteria and multiple searches can be With Vicinity Search, you can set-up for different neighborhoods. locate properties near or around a target address.» Neighborhood values can be quickly and easily compared. » School District Search The School District Search allows Benefits to Sellers & Homeowners: you to locate properties in a specific school district.» Allows sellers and homeowners to keep current about what’s going on in their neigh- borhood and in the market in general. » My Points of Interest Search» if and when you do decide to sell, you’ll already be armed with the most up-to-date Use the My Points of interest search to see how far each property is from information about your home’s value…no surprises! important locations, such as your work or daycare center. General Benefits: » Driving Directions» Allows for non-invasive communication between the client and the broker. you can Sherlock Homes provides driving directions to properties, and even stay up to date and your broker can see your activity without having to exchange driving directions between multiple emails or calls. properties!» you can receive emails as often as you like: immediately—great for investors; daily— great for buyers; and weekly—great for home owners. Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com
  15. 15. About Brian GetmanBrian Getman has nine years of expert real estate service. He began his career on the lend-ing side of the industry as a mortgage lender; as a result, he has an intimate knowledge of allcurrent trends in residential, commercial & builder/construction financing. This enables him tohelp both buyers and sellers evaluate the financial side of any transaction. He is also a real estateinvestor & property rehabber which allows him to help people evaluate the viability of invest-ments ranging from Fix & Flips, New Development, or Buy & Hold Rental Property.Brian prides himself on helping his clients make educated real estate decisions and always provideshonest opinions of market value, exit strategies, absorption rates, remodeling costs, neighborhoodproperty values, and property alternatives. He has experience selling properties of all styles includ-ing single family homes, town homes, condos, lofts, new developments, investment properties, andmixed use. He is a Denver Proper Neighborhood Expert.Since beginning his career as a licensed agent in 2005 with RE/MAx he has remained a topproducing agent each year from 2005-2011. Brian recently joined PorchLight Real Estate Groupand is thrilled about the opportunity it provides to give an even higher level of real estateservice. PorchLight is an innovative company with outstanding technology platforms, up to theminute market information, impeccable marketing and fantastic office locations. Brian has madethis switch so that he can provide you and everyone you know with an incredibly high level ofreal estate service.Brian and his wife Jessica have been residents of Northwest Denver/ Lower Highland for the pastseven years they have an Australian shepherd named Charlie. He is a graduate of the Universityof Arizona – Eller College of Business Management with a degree in Management informationSystems. His passions other than real estate include music, golf, fly fishing & cooking. Brian Getman | 303.550.6426 | brian@milehighhomefinder.com

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