New regulations on water heaters may be costly for consumers

New regulations on water heaters may be costly for consumers

Heads up, homeowners: As of April 16, if your water heater fails, you may be faced with a costly replacement. This month, new federal regulations kick in, mandating that newly manufactured water heaters meet more stringent energy efficiency standards. The good news is that the change is expected to result in approximately $63 billion in […]

Online home shoppers beware: Zillow estimates can mislead

Denver real estate: Online home shoppers beware: Zillow estimates can mislead

According to recent studies, most people who are buying a home begin their home searches online. And in that search, many turn to Zillow, a well-known real estate website. In addition to posting listings of properties for sale, Zillow offers “Zestimates”— estimates of the value of any address in the company’s database, whether it’s on […]

Denver Real Estate: Open Houses 2/28-3/1

15368 W Evans Ave Lakewood,

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. Sunday 3/1 1-4PM 15368 W EVANS AVE Lakewood $853,025 4 Bedrooms 5 Baths Here’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a brand-new Infinity home without the customary wait! Just steps away from […]

Tips and Techniques for Your Perfect Garden

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While it may seem far away after all of the recent snowfall here in Denver, spring is just around the corner, and it’s a great time to start planning for your garden. Once the snow has melted, there will be some preparation required to make your soil ripe and ready for planting. Then before we […]

5 ways to create a smart home

5 ways to create a smart home

Our own intelligence quotient seems stuck at what we were given at birth, alas. But our homes are getting smarter all the time. These days, they can warm themselves up when they’re cold, turn on the lights to ward off intruders, even recognize their homeowners by a simple touch of their fingers. Once an idea […]

Denver Real Estate: Open Houses 2/21-22

796 S Jersey St Denver CO

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 2/21 12-3PM 796 S JERSEY ST Virginia Vale $439,000 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths Spacious, beautifully remodeled mid-century ranch with 4 generous bedrooms and three baths on a fantastic block in Virginia […]

NAR reveals homebuyer habits of 2014

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It’s no surprise that homebuyers come in all shapes and sizes, approach the task of finding a home in different ways, and are seeking varied solutions to their housing needs. But taken as a whole, they share some common denominators. The National Association of Realtors recently released its “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2014,” […]

Cool new refrigerator dispenses piping hot cup of coffee

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Sure, it can keep your vegetables crisp, your milk cold and your eggs fresh – but that’s so yesterday. Coming soon in a kitchen near you: a refrigerator that can do all of the above – and brew you a cup of coffee, to boot.    by  mhaithaca  It’s all thanks to Christien Aristakian, a Florida […]

Number of new listings rises 62% in January

Denver real estate: January market statistics

In a housing market that has seen extremely low inventory over the past months, there’s a glimmer of good news: The number of homes newly listed for sale in Denver grew significantly last month. According to the recent statistics from REcolorado, the amount of new listings in the metro area rose 62% in January over […]

Vanessa Abitia Joins the Debbie Taylor Team at RE/MAX of Cherry Creek as Licensed Assistant

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February 12, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (For more information contact Douglas E. Lierle at lierlepr@comcast.net) DENVER – Vanessa Abitia, a Colorado native and dedicated real estate professional, has joined the Debbie Taylor Team at RE/MAX of Cherry Creek in Denver as a Licensed Assistant. Abitia will assist the Taylor Team with the marketing of residential […]

FHA reduces mortgage insurance premiums

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Good news for people buying Denver real estate: The Federal Housing Administration recently lowered its mortgage insurance premiums — a move that could save a typical FHA applicant about $80 on his/her monthly payment. FHA has cut annual mortgage insurance premiums ½ of a percent for FHA-backed loans with terms greater than 15 years. For […]

Denver Real Estate: Denver ranks in top ten baby boomer retirement destinations

DENVER REAL ESTATE: DENVER RANKS IN TOP TEN BABY BOOMER RETIREMENT DESTINATIONS

While local headlines are filled with stories about Millennials heading to Denver in droves, a similar story may soon take place with their elders. That’s the prediction of a National Association of Realtors’ study that foresees baby boomers seeking out the city as they approach retirement. The study analyzed current population trends in conjunction with […]

Debbie Taylor Joins RE/MAX of Cherry Creek in Denver as Broker Associate and Co-owner

Debbie Taylor Denver real estate broker

February 6, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (For more information contact Douglas E. Lierle at lierlepr@comcast.net) Debbie Taylor Joins RE/MAX of Cherry Creek in Denver as Broker Associate and Co-owner Accomplished Realtor Brings More Than 25 Years of Experience and Market Knowledge to Leading Real Estate Company DENVER – Debbie Taylor, an accomplished real estate professional […]

Hot neighborhoods: Denver-metro areas to watch

HOT NEIGHBORHOODS: DENVER-METRO AREAS TO WATCH

RINO, Uptown, the Highlands…Denver’s hot neighborhoods are as easy to spot as the number of building cranes hovering over them. While years ago, property in these areas was relatively inexpensive, today it’s out of reach for many.    by  alykat  Meanwhile, other less-known parts of town may one day offer the same desirability. These sleeper neighborhoods […]

Remodeling your bathroom? Follow these tips.

REMODELING YOUR BATHROOM? FOLLOW THESE TIPS.

Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes and colors. There are some really gorgeous spa-like bathrooms where owners go to feel pampered with jet tubs, gorgeous tilework, and plush amenities like heated floors and towel racks.    by  emily @ go haus go  On the other end, there are some truly outdated rooms that are in […]

Why 2015 is the perfect time to become a homeowner

Buying a Home in Denver in 2015

   by  Alan Cleaver  Purchasing a home is an important and significant step in your life, both emotionally and financially. And if you are looking to buy something sooner rather than later and can make your purchase in 2015, you will likely find that it is an excellent time to take advantage of some fantastic benefits […]

Xcel Energy offers free visits from energy advisors

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As winter continues its assault, nothing says “warmth” like a house with energy efficient heating systems and minimal drafts. Enter Xcel Energy with a valuable new program: Homeowners are invited to request, free of charge, that an Xcel advisor visit their home and prepare an Energy Action Report based on their current energy use and […]

Colorado housing price increases rank among highest in country

Colorado housing price increases rank among highest in country

Prices in the Colorado housing market hit record levels in November 2014 and continued to rise in December, according to recently released statistics from CoreLogic and Denver’s REcolorado. When it comes to climbing prices, Colorado ranked 2nd in the country in November, showing an 8.8% rise over the previous November, according to CoreLogic, owner of […]

Pinpointing PMI expiration dates can save thousands

Pinpointing PMI expiration dates can save thousands

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently announced a new policy allowing homebuyers to make as little as a 3% down payment toward the cost of a home (vs. the previously required 5%), provided one of the borrowers hasn’t owned a primary residence within the past three years. Cash-short buyers everywhere rejoiced at this […]

Ann Meadows Joins RE/MAX of Cherry Creek in Denver as Broker Associate and Co-owner

Ann Meadows Denver real estate broker

January 12, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (For more information contact Douglas E. Lierle at lierlepr@comcast.net) DENVER – Ann Meadows, an accomplished real estate professional and member of the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, has joined RE/MAX of Cherry Creek, Inc. in Denver as a Broker Associate and co-owner. Meadows has served the diverse real estate […]

Nearing retirement? Anticipate your future housing needs

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   by  ota_photos  Many people plan for retirement far in advance of their senior years: They fund IRAs, buy beachfront property, practice their golf swings. But when it comes to ensuring a comfortable life during the golden years, they often forget to assess the physical limitations of their housing situations. “Most of us want to ‘age […]

5 ways to sabotage your oven

5 ways to sabotage your oven

Consider the common oven: In most kitchens, it’s a workhorse rather than a glamour girl. It takes messy spills and searing temperatures in stride, and keeps on performing. But ovens, like any other appliance, aren’t built to last forever. If not cared for properly, they are vulnerable to an early demise. Recently, Angie’s List magazine […]

Denver Rental Prices Up More than 10% from 2013

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If you’re looking to find a rental in Denver, be prepared to pay more than you may think. A new study from Zillow found that renters here in the Denver metro area spent $4.9 billion for rent, up 10% from a year ago. That equates to about $86 a month more    by  Jesse Varner  this […]

One home purchase boosts local economy by $67,310

Denver real estate purchase boosts local economy by $67,310

   by  MoneyBlogNewz  Buyers and sellers obviously understand the importance of the housing market to their overall well-being. But what about those who aren’t currently in the real estate market? Does the health of the housing industry make a difference in their lives? Indeed, a robust housing market benefits many sectors of the economy. To understand […]

First Time Buyer: Tips for a Stress Free Real Estate Process

First time home buyer tips

First-time buyers who enter the home-buying process without doing their research beforehand may find themselves overwhelmed with decisions and information. Denver area real estate can be intimidating, especially lately with multiple offers and higher bids. How much should I be spending? What are my priorities for my new home? How much should I negotiate? Luckily, […]