Need a loan? It is becoming more difficult.

Okay, there are a few people who pay cash for their home.  Last year I worked for several and this year is beginning with at least one.  For most buyers a real estate loan is an integral part of the home buying process. A brief look back For many years the 20% down payment loan was the […]

Contract to Closing

House, HOA and Surroundings Obtain a copy of the public records for the property to confirm house and lot size as well as actual taxes. If there is any vacant land in sight, independently confirm its projected use and current zoning. This is really important! Whether in a older part of Denver that is being […]

Denver – Metro Area Discussed

Denver, Colorado is a a desirable destination I have watched even those who at first worried about cold weather and snow become some of Denver’s biggest cheerleaders.   The 300 days of sunshine are NOT a myth and yes, we have some cold weather and yes, there is the occasional major snow storm but there is never a […]


Russ Murray 6900 East Belleview, Suite 101 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 303-721-1100, ext. 1 303-220-0277

Resume' for Russ Murray

Objective To be hired by informed consumers to act as their agent for the purchase of a home.  This representation will come at no additional cost to them and without the conflicts of interest that are unavoidable when working with a traditional real estate office. Experience Real Estate General – First licensed in 1973 while […]

From My December 2012 Postcard "Blog"

My local past clients receive a postcard from me each month with what I hope is useful information regarding market conditions, caring for their homes and other real estate related information.  I see other brokers sending “purchased” monthly newsletters with everything from meatloaf recipes to automobile maintenance recommendations.  I am in the business of real […]

Why would you hire a GRI?

GRI? GRI is the acronym for “Graduate of the Real Estate Institute.  The “title” is granted to Realtors who complete a series of courses that are intended to increase their professional knowledge and performance.  I have always been a little suspicious about whether or not that result is typically achieved and if it improves representation […]

Want to save some REAL money on your home purchase?

How? and What’s the Deal? The system of compensation to brokers as it has existed for decades has included an element of “socialism”.  That is, brokers could not afford to handle low dollar transactions if they were not also doing some larger transactions.  The percentage paid on that small transaction would just not pay the overhead […]

Read The Covenants!! (or, who would ban the American Flag?)

A little history Most subdivisions created since the late 1960’s have included some level of restrictions regarding the exteriors of homes.   The goal of the developer was to protect the appearance of the neighborhood by ensuring that the homes built would be consistent with the developer’s “vision” and let the early buyers know that subsequent homes […]