News Release

FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2018:

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $453,100


Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018. In most of the U.S., the 2018 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $453,100, an increase from $424,100 in 2017. 

Baseline limit

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) requires that the baseline conforming loan limit be adjusted each year for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reflect the change in the average U.S. home price.  Earlier…

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“Urban Conversion,” a television show that’s grown from a three-episode Colorado-channel run to an international audience, is going to expand even further next year, in part because of an investment from the state of Colorado.

Colorado Economic Development Commission members voted unanimously Thursday to offer film-incentive rebates of as much as $98,000 to the show, which is set to begin filming its third and longest season soon. All 17 members of the cast and crew are Colorado-based, and the city of Arvada will take a new starring role next year.

The show centers on conservative businessman Rodman Schley and his free-spirited wife, Gina Schley, trying to combine their passions and live a sustainable existence in an urban setting. Over the first…

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A former work site in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood could become a new spot for workforce housing as part of Confluence Cos.’ massive Zia development.

Altogether, Zia could add 431 residential units southwest of West 41st Avenue and Inca Street. Confluence Cos. expects to break ground on the $110 million project in spring 2018, said Tim Walsh, president of the Golden-based development company.

In January, Confluence plans to start clearing the site that formerly housed the Denver-based Concrete Coring Co., Walsh said. City records show there are three office buildings along Jason Street that would be replaced with 119 condos in the eight-story portion of the Zia and 312 apartments in the six-story portions of the development.

“We feel like…

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Feeling the desire to do a little decluttering? Here are 20 things you can get rid without hesitation. 

1. Expired coupons. Instead of shuffling through a huge pile of useless coupons, pull out the ones you will actually use and throw the rest. 

2. Old magazines. If you're keeping them to look back at later, you won't. If you're keeping them for your kids to use for collages, keep three, max.

3. Expired pantry items (canned goods, spices, etc.). Check your local food bank for donation guidelines.

4. Old clothes. If you've flipped past it in your closet for the past year, it's probably time to let go. 

5. Old/extra/excessive wrapping paper and supplies. If your stash tends to grow and sit, paring it down leaves you with less decision fatigue…

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Named after the former occupant of the space, Windsor Dairy, The Dairy Block is Denver's newest micro-development of shops, restaurants, and tenants, planning to open in early 2018.

The Dairy Block plans on covering 66,000 square feet in LoDo. 

In this block, you can currently find Kachina  and Poka Lola inside of The Maven Hotel. The Dairy Block has also welcomed a six-story office tower with co-working space, as well as Huckleberry Roasters, The Perfect Petal, and Seven Grand Whiskey Bar. 

Denver Chef Frank Bonanno has also announced plans to open the 'Milk Market', which will house 15 unique restaurants and bars. 

The Dairy Block will also include a pedestrian only strip from 18th to 19th between Blake and Wazee called "The Alley", which will house…

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“Kaderin Constance”  Oil on Canvas 60” x 38”

Heading to First Friday? Join us in the West and Main Homes Downtown office and check out some stunning work by Ryan Rice.

We are pleased to showcase Double Entendre by Ryan Rice.

Ryan Rice, artist, Double Entendre

This show will be on display at 2632 Blake Street from December 1st to January 28th. 

First Friday event:

Join us on December 1st from 6-9pm
to see the show, with wine + cheese provided by Kym Poladsky of Guaranteed Rate and illustrator Ken Truhan.
Ryan Rice is a native Colorado Artist, and has made his impact on the Colorado art community over the last 20 years. Specializing in oil on canvas, Rice allows his humor and joy of beautiful imagery shine through his work. Awarded the…

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Small Business Saturday - Shop Local in Colorado!

As much as we love celebrating Thanksgiving, we also love indulging in leftovers while avoiding the crowded malls and big box stores on Black Friday.

Instead, we save our shopping lists for Small Business Saturday, when we enjoy hitting the small retailers and indie boutiques that can be found across the Denver metro area.

Why should you SHOP SMALL this holiday season?

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy. All you have to do is look at the numbers to know how important the 28 million small business owners are.

Small businesses make up:
• 99.7% of U.S. employer firms
• 98% of all firms exporting goods
• 55% of all jobs and 66% of all new jobs since the 1970s
• 54% of all sales in the…

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As Real Estate experts in the Denver Metro area, we hear this question very often: Are we in a housing bubble that is in danger of popping?

So...the short answer is, no.

Watch this short video from local housings statistics expert Megan Aller with Land Title to learn why it would be almost impossible for a "bubble" to "pop" in Colorado housing anytime soon.

If you have questions about any of this information, or would like to talk about what these numbers and factor might mean for your Denver area property value or home search, contact us.

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When you walk through the luxuriously heavy solid wood front door of 2837 Federal, you will immediately feel at home. And it's more than the rich and intricately carved wooden banisters on the stairs. And it's more than the joyful light that pours through the ample windows. You will feel at home because the current owners have filled it with love and memories from around the world over 40 years.  The spacious living and dining room is perfect for entertaining large or small groups. The updated kitchen has plenty of storage and terrific light, and it has a breakfast nook looking out on your private back yard. Upstairs three large bedrooms each enjoy great views from huge windows. The basement has so many options...create an exercise…

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West Denver Renaissance Collaborative plans to launch a major housing initiative early next year to help West Side homeowners gain more stability by building accessory dwelling units, or carriage houses, on their property.


In 2010, a zoning change allowed ADUs in some Denver neighborhoods based on a number of factors, including community desires. The idea of squeezing low-rise, small-scale affordable housing into existing single-family neighborhoods is very popular in the world of affordable housing theorists, and what’s not to love? Homeowners get an additional source of income, renters get more options and neighborhood character doesn’t change as dramatically as when single-family houses are scraped for mid-rise apartments.

But since 2010,…

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