February 2018

Found 22 blog entries for February 2018.



Cute starter or investment condo in popular Capitol Hill location. Everything you need is within 10-20 minutes! Walk to Downtown Denver, Cheesman Park, Thump Coffee, Park Tavern, Potager, VooDoo Doughnut, Charlie's, Lik's Ice Cream, Natural Grocers, salons + shopping. Convenient common amenities: spacious updated fitness center, laundry and BBQ patio on same floor. Zero step entry makes this unit fairly accessible. Hardwood floors, pdated bathroom, granite counters, AC Unit. Wall Mounted TV Included. Secured building. Common WiFi available for $25/mo. FHA Approved!

1390 Emerson Street #101 Denver CO

Listed by Heather Truhan for West + Main Homes. Please contact Heather for current pricing and information.

















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According to Homes.com each state has its own preference on what is most important in a luxury home.

Lucky for us, the company did some digging into its internal data and broke down luxury home sales for 2017 by amenities, price point and room count for each listing in the U.S. over $1 million. The results? Well, they just might shock you.

Did you know luxury homes in Indiana are by far the largest — averaging over 9,289 square feet? Or that saunas are the most popular luxury home feature in Arizona?

Read on to see how your luxury listings stack up against the competition, and let us know what you think in the comments. We would love to hear if you agree with the findings!

Kicking off the research, Homes.com lists the top five

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Finding the Perfect Denver Home is the Fun Part

In many markets across the country, including the greater Denver Metro area, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, knowing your budget will give you the confidence of knowing if your dream home is within your reach.

Freddie Mac lays out the advantages of pre-approval in the ‘My Home’ section of their website:

“It’s highly recommended that you work with

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Homeowners are now using rental income earned through Airbnb to refinance their mortgages.

It's a pilot program launched just a few weeks ago that took off quickly, and new loans are already closing.

It's another program from mortgage giant Fannie Mae designed to help more borrowers get better loans in today's tight mortgage market. Airbnb already tracks the income data and will now provide documentation for a mortgage application.

"We want to enable those borrowers to be able to refinance and lower their mortgage costs and tap into their housing equity," said Jonathan Lawless, vice president of customer solutions at Fannie Mae.

Partnering initially with three lenders, Better Mortgage, Quicken Loans and Citizens Bank, Fannie Mae allows

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Featuring local artist Laurie Halvorson

West + Main Homes, 2632 Blake St. Fri, Mar 2nd, 2018 – Sun, April 1st, 2018
Join us on March 2nd from 6-9 pm with a brand new First Friday art opening, "Instance(s)", with Laurie Halvorson.

SPECIAL THANKS to our First Friday sponsors: Jennifer Brosius & Cynthia Isaacson - First American Home Warranty and Scott Young - RPM Mortgage 

Enjoy treats + tunes, then check out other RiNo First Friday galleries in the area. 

About The Artist

Painter, designer and aerospace analyst, Laurie Halvorson is a natural inquisitive whose left and right brain contend for dominance.  Her creative acts often reflect this tug of war.  Acceptance of her competing natures opens the door to varied creative expressions in her…
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April

4/20 Eve On The Rocks (311 and Method Man & Redman with Collie Buddz, PROF, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Chali 2na); hip-hop. April 19. $55-$150.

Opiuo and Sunsquabi with Flamingosis and Anomalie; EDM. April 21. $30-$75.

Vulfpeck with Kamasi Washington and Knower; funk and jazz. April 27. $45-$75. Vulfpeck returns to Red Rocks for its first headlining show after opening for Trey Anastasio Band there last year and for The Motet in 2016. The band has earned it: Its mix of self-aware goofs and virtuosic funking around will put a smile on your face and, if you’re anything like the band, a weird costume on your body. The sweetener here is Kamasi Washington, who’s quietly become the leader of a new generation of political and hard-to-parse jazz

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Owners of starter homes across the country are gaining equity faster than other homeowners because demand for entry-level homes continues to grow faster than supply.

The phenomenon – which has become more pronounced over the past few years -- underscores the power of homeownership to build wealth, particularly among the middle class.

For this analysis, Zillow divided the U.S. housing stock into equal thirds based on value and determined the median value of the most and least valuable homes.

Over the past year, homes in the most affordable segment of the market, which are often sought after by first-time buyers, gained 8.5 percent in value, compared to a 3.6 percent gain for the most expensive homes. Over the past five years, the

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DENVER RESTAURANT WEEK 2018

The 14th annual Denver Restaurant Week will take place February 23 - March 4, 2018. Hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants offer multi-course dinners for three tasty prices $25, $35, or $45.

Things to know about Denver's Restaurant Week:

  1. You can Browse the menus now. All participants are listed and restaurants are added to the list as they sign up, so be sure to keep going back for the latest info.
     
  2. Make reservations. Tables fill up fast during Denver Restaurant Week, so make your plans soon. Be flexible and try some earlier or later seatings, too. And be sure to cancel any reservations you don't use!
     
  3. Dine early and often! With hundreds of Denver's best restaurants participating, there's never a better time to try
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If you're a first-time buyer, looking for a mortgage can seem daunting. Where do you start, and what should you be looking for?

You can get a home loan from several different sources—a credit union, commercial bank, mortgage company, finance company, government agency, mortgage broker, and even the seller.

Note, however, that many lenders have tightened their credit standards in light of increasing foreclosures and higher delinquency rates.

Where to start? Begin your search by calling at least half a dozen lenders to inquire about the types of financing available, current rates on each loan type, loan origination fees and number of points, other loan features and their credit requirements for borrowers.

Once you actually apply for a mortgage, the

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Welcome home to this completely remodeled ranch home!

Create memorable meals in the beautiful kitchen - slab granite countertops + stainless steel appliances + gorgeous hardwood floors...everything you need to make your inner chef extra happy. After entertaining a crowd in the BIG backyard with outdoor games and a BBQ, you can retreat to the master bedroom, and enjoy the en-suite bathroom + walk-in closet. No homeowner worries to be had here -- this home also features high-efficiency improvements (windows, gas water heater, washer + dryer and attic fan), a fully finished basement + security system. Conveniently located with easy access to Downtown Denver, DTC, Park Meadows, light rail, and both the east & west sides of town. You're going to LOVE…
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