Denver is packed with fun(and free) festivals, live music, and family-friendly activities during this Labor Day Weekend.

End summer with a bang and check out one...or two...or six of these exciting Labor Day Weekend Activities. 


WHEN: Sept. 1–3, 2018

WHERE: Civic Center Park
A Taste of Colorado stands proud as the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the four-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration, enjoying the offerings of more 50 area restaurants, 275 marketplace artisans and vendors, six stages and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region.


WHEN: Sept. 1, 2018

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Denver City Council approved a plan to increase retail weed sales tax, as well as dedicate a portion of property tax to Denver's affordable housing efforts.

This plan will bring $105 million towards affordable housing over the next five years, funding more than 6,000 new units. 

Councilwoman-at-large Robin Kniech said after the vote that the proposal was a result of “a confluence of ongoing community urgency” and “a sincere response from the (Hancock) administration.” The plan will be developed in partnership with the DHA and help build units over the five-year period. The whole plan was approved through two different bills passed unanimously by the council on Monday.

Office of Economic Development spokesperson Derek Woodbury said in an email…

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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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Fixer - Upper! This 3/2 home in Westwood has a great floor plan with big bedrooms!

The big lot has a detached 2 car garage with alley access. Bring your investors! Sold As-Is only.

Listed by Leslie Maginn for West and Main Homes. Please contact Leslie for current pricing + availability.




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Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), says concerns that the housing market has peaked and is headed toward another slowdown are purely speculative, regardless of recent sales declines in some regions.

What’s in store for the future? Markets should slow down; however, this is due in part to insufficient supply and swiftly rising home prices instead of weak buyer demand. Yun predicts existing-home sales will drop 1 percent to 5.46 million in 2018 (down from 5.51 million in 2017). Home price growth, however, should remain strong, increasing an estimated 5 percent nationwide. And with an anticipated hike in inventory supply come 2019, home sales should stay…

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Join us for a brand new First Friday showcase with works by Phillip Faulkner.

When: Friday September 7th from 6-9pm.

Where: West + Main RiNo Gallery, 2632 Blake Street, Denver.

+ Enjoy a Specialty Cocktail handcrafted by The Family Jones Spirit House .

+ Michael Brooks with Fidelity National Title will be serving up beer + wine.

+ Charcuterie provided by Turner Williams of AmeriFirst.

+ Artwork raffle provided by featured artist Phillip Faulkner.

+ 10% all sales donated to Colorado Public Radio.

Special thanks to those who make our First Fridays possible! 

About the Artist

Faulkner’s artistic inquiry spans visual mediums, but the one formal constant is an embrace of collage philosophy. He produces work that melds the…

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It is no secret that Denver is a great spot to have some fun!  As a family of 5, we are always looking for things to do and explore and ways to enjoy our beautiful state.  Even better if its affordable!  Old Town Arvada is close to my house and close to my heart and its the perfect spot for our family to visit the library, walk to lunch, enjoy the splashpad in the Summer and finish our day with some amazing ice cream from Scrumptious, an old fashion candy store.  If you can finish your day with some Vitamin D, full bellies and ice cream EVERYONE wins.


My kids aren't the best hikers in the world BUT Red Rocks is so beautiful and different, it helps distract them for a bit!  Enjoy miles of trails and beautiful scenery in and…

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With demand strong and supply weak, the housing market is overwhelmingly partial to sellers.


The average homeowner is profiting $40,000 at resale (with decade-high returns in 2017), and higher in the hottest markets, where they’re attracting multiple offers in record time.

Now, there’s an early indicator that the market may shift. At the start of summer, 14.2 percent of listings nationwide had their prices reduced, according to a new report by Zillow. At the beginning of the year, 13 percent had cuts, and at the close of 2016, 11.7 percent were lowered. The increase between January and June is the largest on record in the report, and doubled the jump in the same six months in 2017.

The bigger bounds are generally on higher-priced…

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You are going to love living near the heart of Vail Village!

With serene views of Gore Creek and Willow Park, and just a stroll away from high-end boutiques, fine dining and Gondola One. Enjoy pure perfection for your weekend getaways, private parties and family holidays. Relax creekside year-round thanks to the shade + cover provided by the amazing pine tree just outside your bedroom, and head to the nearby slopes for hiking, biking + skiing. Apres-ski in Vail is always a delight, then walk home to a cozy meal in front of the fire. Soak those muscles in a long bubble bath before retreating to a quiet night’s sleep away from the late-night crowds. Welcome home to Vail!

Listed by Aimee Beatty for West + Main Homes. Please contact Aimee for…

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Whether it makes sense or not, the names and identifiers of our American communities and housing developments often say more about the people living there than we might realize.

A study done by Porch analyzes what's in a name, and the correlation between neighborhood name, housing prices, and average income. 

In some cases, the way a particular neighborhood is branded can be a direct response to how a community has changed over time, or it can help people feel a sense of connectedness or identity with the area in which they live. In 2016, census data determined the average household income in America was just over $59,000, only slightly above where it was in 2000. Of course, where you live in the U.S. and how old you are might also play a part…

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