While the Denver-metro housing market slowed in August, it’s unclear if it’s a temporary event or a long-term trend. Signs of a slowdown include a 10.91% drop in the number of sold homes, as well as a decrease in prices. The average sold price also dropped to $488,918—1.3% lower than in July (although still 3.53% higher than … [Read more...] about Denver housing market slows in August
When it comes to Colorado tourism, less can be more. Case in point: while tourism growth slowed between 2017 and 2018, the state earned more tourist dollars than ever before. Colorado’s growth in tourist visits rose just 1% between 2017 and 2018. But those tourists spent a record $22.3 billion before leaving town. Along the … [Read more...] about Colorado Tourism Office lures high spenders to the state
It doesn’t take binge watching Game of Thrones to know that winter is coming. If you’re a smart homeowner, you’ll start preparing for the season before the temperature plummets and the snow swirls. Here are some important maintenance tasks, suggested by Justin Pierce in a column in the Washington Post. Furnace: Change … [Read more...] about Winter is around the corner. Use this checklist to prepare your home.
Some like to live large. Others, well, they’re happy with a smaller lifestyle. Enter, the micro apartment. The size of some master bedrooms, but complete with a kitchen, bathroom and clever storage spaces, they’re the little trend that’s looming large. As the city grows and rents rise, micro apartments—one-bedroom and studio … [Read more...] about Tiny apartments make big gains in the Denver metro area
Anyone who has bought one home while selling another knows that this is no easy feat. Questions abound: How do you get the money for the new home if you haven’t sold the old one yet? How can you coordinate the timing for the move? And what if the contract falls through for either transaction? It’s far from simple. But … [Read more...] about Managing a difficult juggling act: buying and selling at the same time
This year’s winter snowfall provided a mountain of welcome statistics when it comes to the state’s water supply. The most eye-catching? According to the Colorado Sun, the snowpack reached a whopping 3,700% of normal. Notes the online newspaper: “For the first time in 19 years, the entire state has been proclaimed 100% drought … [Read more...] about Yes, snowpack was high this year. But water worries remain
How well do you know your Denver architecture? When it comes to homes, the city has a handful of distinct styles, recently detailed in 5280 magazine’s feature “Denver Architecture 101.” Following in 5280’s footsteps, we are offering an ongoing tutorial of Denver’s iconic options. Today, we study the Denver Square What to look … [Read more...] about Denver Architecture 101: The Denver Square
There’s a touch of chill in the morning air and a hint of winter on the way. In other words, there’s no time like the present to prepare your home for the coming cold season. What to do? Follow this checklist from Real Simple magazine: Wash your windows. Who wants to look out of streaked windows all winter long? Get a … [Read more...] about Don’t overlook these 10 chores as fall approaches