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What’s Your Home Buying Timeline?

You’ve gotten the itch to buy a new home – maybe it is because you’re sick of renting, you’re at a different stage in your life and either need more home or less home, you need to be closer to work or maybe you are just starting to dream about your next home … there are so many different reasons and each one is unique to you. In turn, so is your timeline.

Your lease is not up for 3 more months, you want to find your next home before you sell, you need to sell your current home first and don’t want to be homeless, you want to wait until school ends or starts …. Everyone’s timeline is different and that’s where our team can help.

Our website, www.ScottFutaHomeTeam.com has thousands of visitors looking at homes each month – searching for the home that is going to fit their needs and sometimes their dreams. And every one of these people have a different timeline. The real estate market in Colorado never disappoints and there is opportunity for everyone to buy a home, though different locations and price points, combined with YOUR timeline, each provide their own challenges.

I want to meet with you, face-to-face, so I can get to know you, fully understand your next home’s must haves and your timeline – this then allows us to give you the guidance you need to reach your goals. This guidance may be for buying a home this month, 12-months from now or 2 years from now. I specialize in working with home buyers to create a timeline that is realistic and achievable. I am not here to be your one and done real estate resource – I am in it for the long haul and look forward to building a long lasting real estate relationship with you!

Once again, I’m Sarah Futa with the Scott Futa Home Team & we get you moving in the right direction – We look forward to being of service.

Scott & Sarah Futa | The Scott Futa Home Team
Keller Williams Action Realty, LLC
140 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 225-2707 | Team@ScottFuta.com
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Sam’s Club in Castle Rock

Life just got a little bit nicer with the opening of the Sam’s Club in Castle Rock this week! First warning … as excited as you may be to check it out, hold out a week as it is a mad house in there! But, if you can handle the crowds, make your life easier by downloading the Sam’s Club Scan & Go app on your mobile phone – it is sure to make your life easier.

Our Castle Rock real estate team went to check out Sam’s Club in Castle Rock today and while it was crazy, the Scan & Go app made it manageable, plus it helped me stay on track of how much I was spending (let’s face it — it’s easy to go into Sam’s Club or Costco with the idea that you are going to spend $200 and you check out spending $500)!

Here’s how you use it –

1) Download the app on your phone
2) As you are putting things in your cart, scan them
3) When you are done, you’ll see the total scanned in the bottom left corner
4) Select Checkout
5) Add your payment method if you don’t already have it stored in there
6) Hit the Checkout button at the bottom of your screen (below all the items you scanned)
7) Walk to the exit of the store with you phone, stay to the right so you go in the “Scan & Go” lane. They will scan the screen on your phone and you walk out of the store

AMAZING! I love great technology like this! Let us know what you think of the new Sam’s Club in Castle Rock and this new app!

Meet Maryalice

Maryalice McHughHailing from Illinois, Maryalice never expected to become involved with real estate. Since she was in high school, she had always felt at home in an office. After leaving her first full time job (which she held for 12 years), she became a real estate paralegal.  Many people in Illinios, at the time, relied on attorneys to aid them with buying and selling their properties; Maryalice was an asset to a solo practitioner, who needed a paralegal to finalize the closing process.  Because she needed to be closer to her aging parents, she eventually moved to Wisconsin. There, Maryalice was able to find a job in personal banking and aided clients who needed second mortgages. This past July, she decided to move to Colorado to be closer to her family, where she had the opportunity to become the Office Manager for the Scott Futa Home Team. Maryalice’s job is a necessity for the expanding company; she is in charge of filing documents, answering phone calls, and ensuring each transaction runs smoothly.  She has been able to put her organizational skills to use, admitting that she is better at arranging an office than she is at organizing her own house.

When she is not working, Maryalice enjoys spending time with her family. Now that she calls Colorado home, she is happy to be able to see her two grandsons often and support them during sporting events. Aside from being with her loved ones, she has always enjoyed travelling. After being involved in an exchange program in college and then visiting her daughter, Sarah, when she was in England, Maryalice fell in love with Europe.  If she were to win the lottery, Maryalice believes she would spend 6 months traveling throughout this continent. Genealogy has also been a great interest of hers, so, while in Scandinavia, she was able to visit family farms and churches, and reconnect with long-lost cousins. As far as entertainment goes, she has always loved classic movies, like Casablanca and An Affair to Remember, and crime novels, like the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson.

Though she has only been in Colorado for a few months, Maryalice has become essential to the Scott Futa Home Team. This office manager brings her years of experience and her prior knowledge of the real estate field to the company. In her new home, she is able to work with the people she is close to and do what she loves: spend time with her family.

Meet Marci

MarciOriginally a graphic design major from Little Rock, Arkansas, Marci found her true calling for real estate after leaving her job in an art studio. Moving to Colorado in 2012 also prompted the shift in her career path. After starting behind a Keller Williams reception desk, Marci eventually moved up the ladder and did finances for the company’s Castle Rock office. During this period of time, she meet many interesting agents, but Scott Futa was able to provide her with the tools and experience she needed to become a part of a real estate team. Now, Marci is the Buyer’s Agent for the Scott Futa Home Team. She works with clients to help them find and purchase the perfect property that meets their criteria. However, Marci believes her biggest value to the company (and to her clientele) is handling the negotiation process. Because she is tech-savvy, she uses her familiarity with modern technology and social media to relate to buyers. Being a member of the Scott Futa Home Team has not only provided her with a flexible work schedule, but it gives her the opportunity to meet interesting people with unique backgrounds and visit a variety of properties.     

Outside of work, Marci enjoys visiting local farmer’s markets and restaurants and spending time with her husband, her daughter, and her yellow lab and gray hound mix.  She considers herself to be a “foodie”. Though she loves having mac and cheese, chocolate, and wine at home, she has a passion for tasting unique gourmet foods. Marci’s favorite sweet treat is a raspberry croissant from Dream Pastries in downtown Castle Rock. As far as savory dishes go, she adores the fig bruschetta from Via Baci Italian Bistro in Lone Tree.  This food-lover also enjoys curling up and reading a good book on a rainy day. One of her favorite business books is Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi, and she also loves fictional literature, like My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

Marci has had made her mark as an asset to the Scott Futa Home Team. Since entering the real estate field in 2013, been able to find the perfect work environment which caters to her talents and also provides her with the flexibility to enjoy the time she spends outside of the office: reading, eating, and being with her family.

Merry Christmas from Castle Rock

Merry Christmas from Castle Rock!

The spirit of Christmas should not be just for one day but for the whole year! Wishing you and your family love, joy and peace the whole year round.

Scott, Sarah, Brennen & Ryne

Are You the Typical First Time Homebuyer?

Do You Fit the Description of the Typical First Time Homebuyer?

5 Home Improvement Projects for Sellers

Here are 5 home improvement projects for sellers prior to going on the market – that will usually deliver big returns.

Adamo Homes Castlewood Ranch Party

Adamo Homes is a new homebuilder in Castle Rock and they are releasing their “small batch” homes in Castlewood Ranch this Saturday from 10am – 3pm!

My family and I will be there around 11! Join us and tell Adamo that Castle Rock Scott sent you!

Come see what Adamo’s building, meet their founders and craftsmen, and learn all about their small-batch approach to homebuilding.

They’ll also be serving hand-scooped floats, made with craft root beer from Rockyard Brewing Co. and dee-lish Little Man Ice Cream.

There are only eight new homes in this small batch release, so stop by early to see ’em first.

The available lots are just around the corner from Flagstone Elementary School near 67 Ardmore Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

Click here for more details and visit Adamo Homes website! 

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4536 Dusty Pine Trail – Spacious Home Backs to Open Space

Pristine & Spacious Home Backing to ACRES of Open Space – Located in The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock, this beautiful 4 bedroom home boasts hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, decorative archways, granite stone top surfaces, tumbled stone back splash, vaulted ceilings, professional landscaping and on and on. At near 3000 finished square feet, this home is wonderful for entertaining with a dedicated dining room and open concept. The huge first-floor master is tucked away from the flow of everyday living, offering a main-floor master with privacy. The large first-floor office offers a quiet workspace and is just steps away from the front entry. The second floor is where you will find 3 more spacious bedrooms. The full basement, at over 2020 square feet, awaits your finishing touch – perhaps a family room, game room or theater – the possibilities are endless!

Price: $495,000

MLS# 7203343

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