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Home Resale Price Gains Hold Steady In Metro Denver National Prices Reach New High

Hot off the press!Home-resale prices across metro Denver averaged 8.7 percent in September from a year earlier, almost the same yearly gain as the month before, according to the latest S&P/Case

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Denvers Hottest 2016 Neighborhood Is Probably Not Where Youd Think

Late last week, online real estate company Redfin came out with its predictions of the nation's hottest neighborhoods in 2016.To come up with its "hottest" neighborhoods list, Redfin said

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Denver Area Housing Sales Up In December

DENVER – January 6, 2016 – According to REcolorado, Colorado’s largest MLS and the provider of REcolorado.com, December was an active month for the housing market in the Denver metro

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December Market Trends Denverarea Homes For Sale Down 21 From October

Denver Housing Inventory Nears Record Low, but Still Higher than Previous Months in 2015; Indicators Suggest 2016 will Continue to be a Healthy Real Estate MarketInventory of available homes for

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Colorado Home Prices Up 12 Percent But Inventory Up Too

Buying a home in metro Denver got 12 percent more expensive on average in October, but the supply of homes increased year-over-year, welcome news in a market that has had an inventory shortage for

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The 15 US Cities Where Rents Are Rising Fastest For SingleFamily Homes

Here's a startling data point about rental costs in the U.S.The rental rate for single-family homes in the metropolitan area of Fort Myers, Fla., increased 24 percent in the 12 months ended in

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Six IKEA Hacks That Will Transform Your Yard

Contributed by Kaitlin Krull, ModernizeKeeping and maintaining a beautiful backyard is an important part of home ownership. However, at Modernize we know that landscaping and restyling your

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Seasonal Cooling In Metro Denvers Real Estate Market But Prices Still Up

Molly Armbrister ReporterDenver Business JournalThe housing market in metro Denver slowed down a bit in August, as it typically does as summer winds down.But the average price of a home still

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Denver Rated Americas Best Place For Business By Forbes 4 Other Colorado Cities In Top 40

Denver is America's best place for business and careers out of 200 cities, and Fort Collins is No. 10, Forbes magazine declares in its latest annual ranking."The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area,

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Presidential Interior Design A History Of The White House

The White House has undergone tremendous change throughout the decades, embracing new interior design styles while pairing them with antique furniture that has been there since the very beginning.

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Denver Home Prices Hit New High In June But Frenzy May Be Fading

Buyers purchased a record $2.15 billion worth of homes and condos in the metro Denver area last month, but the frenzied pace seen earlier in the year is fading, according to a report Monday from the

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Outdoor Renovation Projects With The Highest ROI

 Making a few small changes, especially outdoors, can do much more than make your home a better backdrop for family portraits. In fact, when done correctly, anThis infographic from 

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Denver Among Top 10 Most Bikeable Cities Here Are The Citys Most Bikeable Neighborhoods

Two wheels are better than four.At least that's the way some Denverites feel at a time when the city continues to invest in walkable, bike-friendly infrastructure.The Mile High City landed the

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April Brings More Homes To Denver Metro Real Estate Market

DENVER – May 5, 2015 – REcolorado, Colorado’s largest MLS and the provider of REcolorado.com, today released its April 2015 report on the Denver-area housing market. The report,

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March 2015 Statistics Report

DENVER – April 7, 2015 – REcolorado, Colorado’s largest MLS and the provider of REcolorado.com, today released its March 2015 report on the Denver-area housing market, which includes

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Getting A Mortgage Is Easy Consumers Say

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015Fifty-four percent of Americans say that they believe getting a mortgage is easy—a record high number for Fannie Mae’s National

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Colorado Leads The Nation For Home Price Gains Denvers Growth Is Even Faster

Mar 3, 2015, 1:11pm MSTMolly ArmbristerReporter-Denver Business JournalColorado's home sales prices grew by 9.1 percent in January from a year earlier, the highest rate of appreciation of any state

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Forecast Strong Economic Performance Anticipated In 2015

DENVER – February 5, 2015 – The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Metro Denver Economic

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Denver Area Housing Inventory Tight In November Prices Remain Strong

DENVER – December 5, 2014 –According to Metrolist, Colorado’s largest MLS and the provider of REcolorado.com, limited supplies of housing inventory did not constrain Denver area

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Qualifying For Mortgage Isnt Impossible

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2014Many potential home buyers are so leery about qualifying for a mortgage that they say they're not going to even try. Nearly 60 percent of potential

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4 Reasons To Buy Before Winter

It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether

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Denver Area Housing Prices Remain Strong In October

DENVER – November 5, 2014 –According to Metrolist, Colorado’s largest MLS and the provider of REcolorado.com, many of the housing indicators for October 2014 showed little change

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SP Dow Jones Indices Home Price Gains Fade Further According To The SP Case Shiller Home Price Indic

PRESS RELEASEThe S&P/Case Schiller released their 20-City Home Price Composite Index today. On a monthly basis, the National Index and Composite Indices showed a slight increase of 0.2% for the

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Oh Great ANOTHER Real Estate Agent Calling Again

JUST. GREAT. Another call. Another real estate agent. Probably the 30th one that has called my by now. I didn't want this to happen. I just knew it would!! I just wanted to browse for homes. That's

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Doing Denver For Less Update

Hey Denverites!The changing of the seasons is in full swing and even though we are still enjoying some sunshine you can feel the air starting to get colder. The fall season is one of the best in

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Following A Strong Summer Denver Area Housing Market Shows Traditional Seasonal Cooling

Denver - October 6, 2014According to Metrolist, Colorado’s largest MLS and the provider of REcolorado.com, September housing numbers for the Denver metro and surrounding area continued to show

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28 Of Outsides 100 Best Places To Work Are In Colorado

By Caitlin Hendee Digital Producer / Social Engagement Manager-Denver Business JournalColorado companies once again dominate Outside magazine's annual list of the Best Places to Work —

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Denver Area Housing Market Remains Strong

DENVER – August 8, 2014 – Residential real estate in the Denver metro and surrounding area continues to reflect strong demand, according to Metrolist, Colorado’s largest MLS and the

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Colorado Roots App Great For Things To Do

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How Much Of A Down Payment Do You Actually Need

A recent survey by Zelman & Associates revealed that 38% of those between the ages of 25-29 years old and 42% of those between the ages of 30-34 years old believe that a minimum of 15%

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June Denver Metro Real Estate Snapshot

Single Family Homes - Detached                         June-14          Prior Month   

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To Sell Or Not To Sell

by The KCM Crew on July 3, 2014 We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports

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Denver Sets Fullyear Visitor Record Once Again

Ed Sealover Reporter-Denver Business JournalJun 18, 2014, 12:01am MDTMore than 14 million people visited the Denver area in 2013 and spent more than $4 billion — both full-year records for a

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Summer BBQ Is Here

Well it’s about time! The BBQ season is upon us. But if you’re like me it never really left. Instead of BBQing once or twice a week, it’s now 4 to five times a week. And BBQing is not just

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New Home Sales Rebound In April

Author: Tory Barringer May 23, 2014New home sales rebounded in April following a dismal March report, signaling a late start to an active spring selling season.According to estimates

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12575 Houses Sold Yesterday

by The KCM Crew on April 23, 2014 If you read certain headlines, you might be led to believe that the housing recovery has come to a screeching halt. Naysayers are claiming that

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Americas Most Expensive Home Sells For 120 Million

Unique Homes |Apr 14, 2014 |By: Neal J. Leitereg| April is apparently the month for $100 million deals. On the heels of the $102 million sale of the Fleur de Lys in;

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Denver Home Prices Up 9 From 2013 Says CaseShiller Report

Denver-area home-resale prices rose 9 percent in January from a year earlier, the same year-over-year increase as in December, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices,

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2014 Home Sales Depend On Strong Job Market

Author: Scott MorganGrowing optimism in the housing purchase market stems from faith in a strengthening job market nationwide. Recent snapshots of the national housing economy by Fannie&

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Doing Denver For Less

It's almost spring! Are you getting the itch to get out and enjoy this beautiful city? Well here are some free days at some of Denver's best venues. 2014 March 7 .Four Mile

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Why 2014 Is A Good Year To Buy A Home

By AMEY STONE  MONEYWATCH January 1, 2014If you didn't buy a home in 2013, you may be kicking yourself now. Home prices climbed nationally an average of 13.6 percent in

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Greatest Blessing By Napoleon Hill

During the years of research and organization of the Science of Success, I was overtaken by no less than 20 major defeats, each of which provided me with a glorious opportunity to test my capacity

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July ExistingHome Sales Near FourYear High

BY: MARK LIEBERMAN, FIVE STAR INSTITUTE ECONOMISTExisting-home sales soared 6.5 percent in July to an annual sales rate of 5.39 million, the highest level since November 2009, while the price of a

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27 Of The 100 Best Places To Work In US Are In Colorado

L. Wayne HicksSocial Media Engagement Officer / Digital Producer-Denver Business JournalNearly a third of the 100 best places to work in the United States are in Colorado, according to Outside

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CaseShiller Home Price Hit New High

John RebchookHome prices in the Denver in May set a record, surpassing the previous high-water mark set in August 2006, according to the closely watched Case-Shiller index released today.Denver and

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Denvers Fermentation Festival Takes Flight

Jonny Fullpint | July 23, 2013 Denver, CO – The Fermentation Festival is a brand new Denver Festival featuring a unique assortment of fermented foods and beverages from around the world.

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Things To Do In And Around Denver Metroplex July 4

Can you believe we are already talking about July 4th! Not only is the Denver real estate market exploding like fireworks, but here we are already talking about the 4th of July! There are many

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HOMES FOR SALE INVENTORY REMAINS TIGHT

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, February 18, 2013 Inventory levels in 2012 reached an 11-year low and fell yet again last month, further limiting the number of homes for sale nationwide.

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This Market is Hot Decembers Numbers are Out

Metrolist is out with the latest numbers - December 2012 against 2011 Single Family Homes ACTIVE Homes 6,366 down 28.10% from yr ago (less homes to pick from!) SOLD Homes - 2,725 Up 7.66% Avg

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Housing Market still ROCKIN Interest Rates Still LOW

Here's the latest from Metrolist for October! SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ACTIVE PROPERTIES - down 29.52%! SOLD PROPERTIES - up 30.78%! AVG DAYS on MARKET - 67days. down 34.31%!! AVG SOLD PRICE - $304,237.

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Serious Stuff SUPPLY and DEMAND

The following is from Denver Metrolist. These are year over year numbers from September 2012. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES Active - 10,470   Down 31.02% Avg Days on Market - 64  Down 35%

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Have YOU Seen THIS Its CRAZY

AUGUST Year over Year Numbers from Metrolist Single Family Homes ACTIVE Properties 9,060 DOWN -32.47% SOLD Properties 3,730 UP +17.41% AVG DAYS ON MARKET 63 DOWN -34.38% They're SELLING FASTER!

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If You Like Numbers Check this Out

Denver comparative numbers for July 2012 vs July 2011 Single Family Homes 1. Active - 9,087 down 38% from a year ago! 2. Average days on market - 64 down 35% 3. Average sold price - $312,920 up 4.78

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Temp is HOT and so is Denver Housing

In case you haven't heard, the Case-Schiller Report for May 2012 is now out. And the Denver Housing market is looking strong compared to the 20 city composite that makes up Case-Schiller. The May

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Local Midsummer Outdoor Concerts

Are you looking for something relaxing to do with the family in the evenings and absolutely free? How about some great music. Check out the local area concerts in the park. These concerts take place

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