Seniors: Learn What You Need to Know About Real Estate

Last month’s column was about the risk seniors face of being scammed or conned out of their homes.

Let’s face it — seniors need to be careful and knowledgeable about real estate as they age. There are issues of downsizing as well as inheritance. And you need to know how real estate works, how to choose the best Realtor and know that he or she is working in your best interest.

At Golden Real Estate we have two agents who have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation as a result of special training on a multitude of issues facing seniors. One of them is David Dlugasch, shown at right during his PowerPoint presentation to a group of seniors. The other is Kristi Brunel.  If you belong to a senior group that welcomes outside speakers, please consider calling David at 303-908-4835 or Kristi at 303-525-2520 and arranging for a live presentation.  You may learn something that could help you in the future.

West Denver Bungalow Is Close to Light Rail Station

This home at 735 Perry Street would make a good starter home or fixer-upper.  Along with a new roof and recently serviced forced-air furnace, the home’s interior just received a new coat of paint. The next owner can freshen things further by refinishing the hardwood floors. The nice-sized yard is fenced and has two sheds and sprinklers both front and back. The exterior needs paint, and the bathroom is dated. Access to the Lakewood Gulch Trail is just two blocks north, and the Perry Street station of the light rail’s W Line is two blocks further north in the Lakewood/Dry Gulch Park.  You can view more photos and take a narrated video tour at www.WestDenverHome.info, or stop by the open house on Saturday, Dec. 15th, 11am to 2pm.  It was just listed this week for $280,000 by David Dlugasch.  Call David at 303-988-4835 to arrange a private showing.