Denver Open Houses: August 1-2

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SHARE: Looking for Denver real estate? Thinking about buying a home? Come visit this weekend’s Open Houses presented by our RE/MAX of Cherry Creek brokers. Saturday 8/1 1-3PM 12058 Majestic Pine Way Parker $925,000 4 Bedrooms 4 Baths Amazing home with amazing views of the Rocky Mountains! This is the WOW home you’ve always wanted. […]

Which Colorado cities are the best for first-time homebuyers?

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SHARE: Source: WalletHub Are you a first-time homebuyer with your sights set on living in Colorado? There is good news from WalletHub: three Colorado cities make the top ten on their list of the best cities for first-time homebuyers, including Centennial, Longmont and Thornton. With factors in 18 key metrics, like energy costs, crime rates […]

Denver Open Houses: July 25-26

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SHARE: Looking for Denver real estate? Thinking about buying a home? Come visit this weekend’s Open Houses presented by our RE/MAX of Cherry Creek brokers. Saturday 7/25 2-4PM 2280 S. Vaughn Way Country Club Ridge $255,000 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths A rare 3 bedroom ranch on one floor with no steps, 2 full baths and […]

New rules for closing on a home take effect in October

New closing rules Denver real estate

SHARE: With its complicated legalities and taxing paperwork, closing a deal on a home can be stressful at any time. But October 1, a new rule goes into effect that some feel may complicate the process even further. Handed down from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the new rule changes the forms required during a […]

Set the stage when readying your home for sale

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SHARE: When getting a home ready for sale, owners often look at the big picture: Is the furnace in good working order? Has the roof been repaired? These are important issues to consider, to be sure, but the smaller details are just as critical. We’ve said it before, but this bears repeating: Selling your home […]

Denver housing market shows slight rise in inventory

June Market Statistics Denver Real Estate

SHARE: Buyers frustrated by Denver’s lack of housing inventory will find a glimmer of hope in REcolorado’s latest market report, which showed an increase in active and new listings in June. Active listings for single family homes rose 10% in June over May, from 5,547 to 6,101. New listings rose 2%, from 5,535 to 5,629. […]

Survey says now is a great time to buy

Denver Real Estate Price Appreciation

SHARE: As home prices rise, many may be worried about buying at what seems to be the peak of the market. But results from the latest Home Price Expectation Survey show that there’s no reason to worry — and every reason to invest now. The survey predicts that prices will continue to rise over the […]

Building a new deck? Consider the pros and cons of artificial wood

Fiberon Professional Composite Decking by Fiberon, on Flickr

If you’re considering adding a new deck to your home, or replacing an existing one, your most important decision is what material to use. These days, you have more choices than ever before. In addition to a variety of real woods, manufacturers are offering a wealth of composite timber options.    by  Fiberon  Composite timber is […]

3 exciting Denver area development projects

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Keeping up with development in the Denver area is like trying to keep up with the weather: something new is happening all the time. The area continues to grow in exciting ways. Among the number of interesting projects, here are a few that recently caught our attention:    by  MKoneeye  1144 Fifteenth: This $141.3 million glass-and-aluminum […]

Can’t find anything in your garage? Time to organize.

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You’re thinking of going for a bike ride, playing tennis, or working in the garden — that is, until you step into your garage and realize that you can’t find any of the necessary equipment. If you’re like most, your bikes are shoved into hard-to-reach corners; your tennis racquets are buried beneath old hoses, and […]

Why it pays to hire a real estate broker

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Broker Blog from Laurie Erb   l   303.331.4507   l   laurieperb@gmail.com   l   www.washingtonparkhomes.com Just yesterday I found attached to the door of my Washington Park home a flyer from a private party asking if I would like to sell my home directly to him and I will receive “fair market value“. I’m sure […]

Denver’s public image shines with recent accolades

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Once considered a cow town, Denver is discarding that image faster than a bucking bronco sheds its rider. Cultural activities are flourishing; millennials are arriving in throngs, drawn to the city’s bustling social scene, and Denver’s economy has never been more diverse and vibrant.    by  SammCox  If you had any doubt the city’s public image […]

Denver Real Estate Stats: Home prices reach new highs in May

Denver Real Estate May Statistics

May marked another record-breaking month for Denver’s housing market, with home prices reaching new highs and active listings of inventory reaching new lows for the month of May. According to the latest REcolorado report, there were 6,909 active listings for both single-family homes and condos, a 17% drop from May of 2014. While active listings […]

Renters beware! Protect yourself against scams

Renters beware! Protect yourself against scams

In Denver’s hot housing market, people looking for rentals often feel pressured to make quick decisions. But acting rashly leaves you vulnerable to scammers, who can take your money and disappear. The internet has made such scams easier than ever. “Crooks steal photos and descriptions of properties for sale on real estate websites, then advertise […]

Denver Farmers Markets

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The Farmers Market season has begun, with locations around Denver offering a variety of goodies, from fresh fruits and flowers to home baked breads and tasty food truck bites. Below are a few visit during the season – click on each to find out more at their websites. City Park Esplanade Fresh Market E. Colfax […]

One Explanation for Denver’s Housing Shortage

Denver Real Estate Sold Sign

Broker Blog from Laurie Erb   l   303.331.4507   l   laurieperb@gmail.com   l   www.washingtonparkhomes.com Many people in the Denver area would love to sell and move into a larger, more upgraded home in a location that works better for them (e.g. community, schools, walkability). Conversely, there are plenty of potential sellers who wish to […]

The upside of Denver’s increasing population density

Sureal Denver by Scott Ingram Photography, on Flickr

If you feel like Denver is getting more crowded every day, it’s not your imagination. According to the Denver Post, the city has grown by more than 100,000 people since 2000. Fueled by those moving here from other states, as well as millennials trading the suburbs for urban living, the higher density may cause some […]

Small Wonder Food and Wine Open in Denver’s Highlands

Denver Highlands restaurant small wonder food and wine

Broker Blog from Kathy McBane   l   303-641-8642   l   kathymcbanehomes@gmail.com   l   www.kathymcbane.com Highlands local boys Grant Williams and Ray Childs recently opened Small Wonder Food and Wine in the former Coral Room location. This little bistro, located in the shopette at Highlands Square, has seen Grant behind the bar serving up some […]

10 cooking secrets you’ll wish you had known sooner

Food Cooking Tips

We spend countless hours in the kitchen, slicing and dicing our way to mealtime. If you would rather do anything else than spend the day in the kitchen — and even if you love to cook — there are many ways to save time and frustration. Greatist website offers these 10 invaluable cooking shortcuts: 1. […]

Colorado cities ranked among top 25 in country

Living in Denver Real Estate

If there’s any doubt that Colorado has fully recovered from the Recession – and then some – a recent study should put that to rest. Denver ranked 12th among the Top 25 Best Performing Large Cities, rated by the 2014 edition of the Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities. Boulder and Greeley came in just below, […]

Denver housing market best in nation, study reports

Denver Real Estate Market Statistics April

Denver topped the list of the best U.S. housing markets in 2015 for single family homes, according to a recent study. The study, by Auction.com, examined the 49 largest U.S. markets for their “current and expected future housing fundamentals.” Denver headed the list, followed by San Antonio, Nashville, Fort Lauderdale and Dallas. All ranked high […]

Outdoor kitchens and media rooms are out. What’s in?

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Once upon a time, outdoor kitchens were all the rage in new homes. Now, you can throw that notion into that outdoor kitchen sink, along with other outdated amenities. According to the National Association of Home Builders, today’s buyers have different priorities. The NAHB recently polled builders about features they were most likely to include […]