December 2017

Found 19 blog entries for December 2017.

You don’t want to miss this charming one bedroom condo!

It features an open concept kitchen and family room w/walk out to the balcony, bedroom that also has a walk out to the balcony, full bath, a stackable washer and dryer and one assigned parking space. The location is great in the highly desirable Sunpointe At Lakewood Estates Condos. This unit is vacant and turn key ready for its new owner!
5745 W Atlantic Pl #107, Lakewood, CO 80227

Listed by Lisa Hoyer for West + Main Homes. Please contact Lisa for current pricing + availability. 

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Some big changes are headed to LoDo. Today, Colorado-based architectural design firm Stantec, in partnership with the Colorado Rockies, unveiled their plans to transform an entire city block into a new “stadium district.”

Renderings and preliminary plans were released to change the West Parking Lot at 19th and Wazee Street into a dynamic downtown space. The mixed-use area will feature an outdoor gathering plaza, a Colorado Rockies Hall of Fame facility, a hotel, offices, residential, retail, entertainment, food and beverage spaces and more. 

“The plaza is designed as a pre- and post-game gathering place for Rockies fans, complete with unique restaurants and state of the art audio and visual systems,” said Larry Weeks, principal at Stantec. “Beyond

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If you're meeting with lenders about a possible loan, you're likely hearing a lot about fixed-rate mortgages, the most popular loan option. But why do most homebuyers prefer a fixed-rate mortgage?

Long-term, fixed-rate mortgages are preferred by most homebuyers because they offer security and stability. The interest rate does not fluctuate over the life of the loan, so the total amount of principal and interest always remains the same. The monthly payment can change, however, if local property taxes, which are normally part of the monthly mortgage payment, increase.

Adjustable rate mortgages, or ARMs, are another option, but these fluctuate with the market, and so they offer less stability than fixed-rate loans. Because the life of a fixed-term loan is…
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Colorado’s red-hot population growth rate is cooling, and while current residents may celebrate, those who are leaving in increasing numbers say they were driven away by rising housing prices, jobs that don’t pay enough and traffic jams.

The state in 2016 saw its first drop this decade in the number of people arriving from other states, while those leaving Colorado hit a record high, resulting in the lowest net-migration number — 30,000 total new residents — in seven years.

New annual figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey show that 193,000 Coloradans moved away last year, 10,000 more than in 2015, while 223,000 moved here, down about 4,000 from the year before but still well above recent years.

“We are seeing that

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There is really nothing more depressing than looking at a house between Thanksgiving and New Year’s that doesn’t have at least a little holiday vibe happening.

Picture this: a Buyer goes to an Open House where a Santa-filled playlist is quietly celebrating the season, along with cinnamon sticks and cloves simmering on the stove. A cheerful tree fills the corner by the fireplace, where the warm glow of burning logs flickers beneath a row of carefully hung stockings. Frosted cookies shaped like snowmen and steamy mugs of hot cocoa are served + enjoyed by potential homebuyers and curious neighbors...and it feels like a Hallmark movie just waiting to happen.

And then: that same buyer follows the Open House signs to your property, which you’ve…
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qualifying or a home loan

The earlier you can start planning for the home loan approval process the better. Knowing how much you need to save for a down payment and having a target credit score can not only help you get approved but can save you a lot of money over the life of the mortgage. Being more prepared can lead to lower interest rates, no mortgage insurance, and a less stressful qualification process.

Evaluate and Monitor Your Credit

One of the more important things you can do to prepare you and your family for getting approved for a mortgage is to get take ownership of your credit. This involves monitoring your credit with a close eye and understanding what factors will have the most impact, then taking action to improve your score as much as possible. When it comes

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Skiing and snowboarding is never cheap, but there are plenty of ways to hit the slopes without breaking the bank — if you know where to hunt for bargains.

Sometimes the deals are unexpected. For example, two ski areas near either end of the Roaring Fork Valley are celebrating 50 years with very different offers. On Dec. 15, Snowmass is celebrating its 50th anniversary with $6.50 lift tickets — the cost of a one-day ticket on opening day in 1967, when it was called Snowmass-at-Aspen to help people locate it. Down the valley, near Glenwood Springs, $700 buys a full day of skiing or riding at Ski Sunlight, a hot-springs pass and a pair of handcrafted Meier skis (

To find more widespread deals, try these ways to save on the slopes:

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Welcome home to your sweet, new-to-you bungalow in Berkeley - the best of Highlands living nestled between Rocky Mountain and Berkeley lakes, blocks to Centennial Elementary and one of Denver's most popular shopping districts, The Berkeley District.

Start your weekends off right with a stroll around Berkeley lake with a stop at the dog park and head to Denver Biscuit Company for brunch. Hit up one of the many area farmers markets & have your friends over to bbq in the huge backyard complete with raised garden beds & dog run. Head out for an amazing dinner on Tennyson or retreat to your large master bedroom. The house has been tastefully updated with a newer kitchen, hardwood floors & roomy basement w/guest bedroom & tv room. Your attached oversized…
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Perfect mix of modern and vintage finishes throughout the home including original heartwood pine floors and an updated kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

Relax in your stunning second story master retreat that features an ensuite, beautiful natural light and two large closets. You'll love the large lot with new sod and sprinklers where you'll have plenty of room for gardening, outdoor entertaining and playing with the pups during the Spring and Summer. Incredible location minutes from Downtown, Cherry Creek, Denver Botanic Gardens, Sie Film Center, Tattered Cover, The Ogden and The Fillmore!

1138 Clayton Street, Denver, CO 80206

Listed by Bobbi Kim for West + Main Homes. Please contact Bobbi for current pricing…
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