July 2018

Found 41 blog entries for July 2018.

According to new findings, the ideal age for most Americans to buy their first home is 28. A recent Bankrate study touted this number as the sweet spot that those surveyed seemed to gravitate to.

Of course, not everyone agrees. A quarter of men surveyed believe the ideal time to buy a first home is prior to age 25, but only 12 percent of women concur.

And region matters, too: Nearly one in five (18 percent) of Northeasterners thinks the ideal age is over 35, twice as many as any other region. This makes sense, as the cost of living in the Northeast tends to be higher, on average.

Income also impacts mindset. With so many millennials stuck under the weight of massive student loans, buying a home by 28 may seem a bit unattainable. Fifty-two

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The Sales Price Can Be Deceiving 

 

When looking for an affordable home in Denver, most buyers will naturally gravitate towards centrally located condos that tend to seem more affordable when you look at just the purchase price. The monthly expense of an HOA can really add up, so make sure you consider the alternative of a single family home or townhouse that does not have an HOA. Also ask yourself if the cost of the monthly HOA aligns with the services provided. For example, if the HOA only covers snow removal, lawn maintenance, and insurance... would you pay someone $250/m to shovel your snow? I recommend setting up two separate searches. Most

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WELCOME TO YOUR OWN LITTLE PIECE OF HOME OWNERSHIP IN A VERY DESIRABLE AREA, GOVERNORS MANOR.

THIS SPACIOUS 1 BEDROOM HAS BEEN UPDATED AND IS READY FOR YOUR FINAL TOUCHES! ALL OF THE CONVENIENCES; 1 RESERVED PARKING SPACE INCLUDED, LAUNDRY ON SITE OPERATED WITH COIN OR CARD, PLENTY OF STORAGE, HAVE SOME FRIENDS OVER FOR A BEER ON THE ROOFTOP PATIO AND WALK TO TRADER JOES AND DINING!

801 Pennsylvania Street #303, Denver CO

Listed by Kendra Lanterman for West + Main Homes. Please contact Kendra for current pricing + availability.

 

 

 

 

 

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In the Denver Metro area, we get a lot of questions about school districts -- which ones are considered the best, which ones rank the highest, and the districts to supposedly avoid. In reality, there is no way to predict which schools are going to be the best fit for your family and your kiddos, but there are many places that you can do some initial research online:

GreatSchools

According to their website, GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child.

GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school information help parents find the right school for their family and improve schools in their communities. The thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools help parents support

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Light and bright, updated tri-level in awesome location close to Belmar with easy access to downtown and the mountains.

You'll love the upgraded kitchen with granite counters and new stainless steel fridge and dishwasher opening to the sun room, perfect for sipping your morning coffee. Entertain on the covered back patio and in the lower level family room complete with a gas fireplace, wet bar and tons of storage. With spotless hardwood floors, new roof and healthy sewer, this house is move in ready. The heated, 2 car garage with 220V plus workshop is a handyman's dream and the large backyard is ready for dogs and kids.

141 S Benton, Lakewood CO

Listed by Kay Dale for West + Main Homes. Please contact Kay for current pricing + availability.

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WELCOME TO OUR SERIES, MOVING OUT OF DENVER. 

It's no secret that the team at West + Main Homes is passionate about life in the Denver Metro area. Our agents live all over the city and in the nearby suburbs. Many of us grew up here, and the rest of us got here as fast as we could.

But, Denver is quickly growing + changing, and we understand that it might not be a perfect fit for you and your family as both housing cost increases and population growth show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.



So, if you're thinking about cashing in on your home's equity and moving to a smaller Colorado town, up to the mountains, or even out of State, we are here to help. From preparing and listing your local home for sale, to introducing you to a great Realtor

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The city of Denver is ready to enrage a certain number of people for the common good.

Starting next month, a city inspector will be walking the streets of the Capitol Hill, North Capitol Hill and Speer neighborhoods, looking for the misshapen cement and shattered flagstones that can send pedestrians tumbling to the ground.

It’s the beginning of a brand new, $4.2 million city program that aims to fix broken and inadequate sidewalks. “If you have any degree of mobility challenge at this point, Denver sidewalks are not the byways you want to get around,” said Councilman Paul Kashmann. “This is the first time our city’s decided to take a comprehensive look … to go through and improve the defects.”

And here’s the catch: Depending on their income,

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Join us for a brand new First Friday showcase Aug 3rd, with Denver-centric oil paintings by Marlene Feinholz + urban photography by Merne Judson III. 

Special thanks to those who make our First Fridays possible! Charcuterie compliments of Unified Title in Downtown Denver. Beer + wine compliments of John Arceneaux with Hallmark Mortgage, Colorado Mortgage Expert.

 "I am drawn to the varied architecture in the city with its dark shadows, bright lights, details and lean lines. I especially like the mood in an early Sunday morning as I like to maintain an air of mystery within my work." — Marlene Feinholz

http://www.marlenefeinholz.com

 

“I take photographs. And most of my photographs are taken in the city. There’s a large

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Whether you are preparing a gourmet meal in the spacious kitchen, hosting an intimate dinner party, or sipping a glass of wine on your tranquil backyard patio, the inviting layout is perfect for both entertaining and relaxation.

You will also enjoy the fresh paint and recently installed red oak hardwood floors on the main level. This well-maintained move-in ready home is located close to open space with walking trails, parks, shops and a Lightrail station opening soon (N Line). This convenient location also has easy access to Colorado Blvd, 104th, I-76, and I-25.

10127 FOREST COURT, THORNTON, CO 80229

Listed by Michelle Szoke for West + Main Homes. Please contact Michelle for current pricing + availability. 

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Plenty of house flipping is going on in Denver thanks to the Mile High City's seemingly unstoppable housing market.

But according to one local expert, demand for properties is so overwhelming that large out-of-state investment firms that once dominated the house-flipping game are being pushed out by individual buyers planning to live in newly purchased spaces for extended stretches before reselling.

"I do have straight flippers," notes Veronica Collin, who's a house flipper herself. "But a lot of the big companies have moved away from Denver because it's so competitive — and because they're competing with homebuyers who can pay more than they can.

"Here's the problem in Denver," she begins. "During the recession, there was no building going

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