Super-low inventory and quickly rising prices largely framed this year’s housing market.

But a closer look at 2018’s buyers and sellers reveals other intriguing real estate trends, captured by a new report from the National Association of Realtors.

Here are five big takeaways:

Marriage not needed: 

The share of married couple buyers hit the lowest point since 2010 at 63 percent. Single females made up the second-largest buyer group at 18 percent, following by single males at 9 percent and unmarried couples at 8 percent.

The decline in married couples reveals that marriage is no longer a prerequisite to buying a home. “You don’t need a ring,” says Jessica Lautz, director of demographics and behavioral insight for the NAR.

Tough for…

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This stunning Infinity Vue 3 on premium lot with elegant and functional floor plan offers 6 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms.

The main level has an open layout with hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and natural light. Gourmet chef’s kitchen with double ovens, granite countertops, double island, microwave drawer tucked nicely into a lower cabinet, and stainless steel Bosch appliances. You’ll be eager to entertain in the living room that features a fireplace and home theatre, sliding glass doors off the dining area to combine the indoor/ outdoor living experience. Enjoy hosting guests in the main floor guest bedroom and full bath or use as an office space. The grand staircase leads you upstairs to find a huge master suite with mountain and city…

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Live on one of the prettiest blocks in Mayfair! Super cute brick ranch on a large landscaped lot, complete with detached 2 car garage.

Inside you will find hardwood floors, new plantation shutters, huge master bedroom and spacious kitchen. An additional bedroom and bath upstairs and a large family room, bathroom and 2 non-conforming bedrooms in the full finished basement. Close to both Mayfair and Crestmoor Parks and surrounded by million dollar homes, you will absolutely love living in this popular neighborhood.

Listed by Sue Perrault and Mark Pledger for West + Main Homes. Please contact Mark and Sue for current pricing + availability. 

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Maine draws about 36 million tourists each year with four seasons' worth of enticements, from white sandy beaches to world-class skiing.

But the northeasternmost US state can't seem to get enough young people to move there. So, officials have hit upon the ultimate incentive: Move to Maine, and they'll help you pay off your student loans.

How the program workS

The program started in 2008 as a retention tool for young professionals already living in Maine. The Educational Opportunity Tax Credit program targeted Maine college grads and allowed them to use their loan payments as tax credits. "Over time, the employer community spoke out loud and clear that even if 100% of college graduates in Maine chose to stay here and work,…

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It's that spooky time of year again, and while ghouls and ghosts are typically reserved for Halloween night, there's a segment of the population that has haunting experiences year-round.

Is this a concern for homebuyers? According to realtor.com®'s new Haunted Real Estate Report, which surveyed 1,067 people across the U.S., haunted homes are not completely off the table, but there are added stipulations.

What's enough to make them forget about the property's sinister reputation? For a third of respondents, all of whom would take a chance on a haunted house, a price reduction (15 percent), or a larger kitchen or better neighborhood (9 percent), could be incentive enough. Meanwhile, 18 percent of surveyed individuals are brave souls, claiming the…

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ARTIST: Tonia Zambrano

SHOW: Winged Things (+ Other Fun Paintings + Sculptures) 

DATE: NOV 2

TIME: 6 - 9 PM

Join us for a brand new First Friday exhibition at West + Main, with fun works by Tonia Zambrano, local Denver Highlands artist. Prepare to be delighted by Tonia's steam punk-inspired sculptures and paintings. Tonia brings a variety of mediums to life, including: oil paint, metal leaf, photography, steel, glass + a plethora of found objects. 

Currently I am experimenting with metal work and finding great joy in deconstructing old computers and clocks for spare parts and I find making Steampunk works to be magical.  Beauty is found in most everything I see and I can count on inspiration being part of my daily life.  I love…

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Halloween, harvest festivals, and general autumnal celebrations lead to an abundance of everyone’s fall favorite: pumpkins.

While you partake in pumpkin spice lattes and jack-o-lantern carvings, why not share some gourd indulgences with the birds? This bird feeder is the perfect use of an extra or post-trick-or-treat pumpkin. 

Materials:

• Small to medium sized pumpkin, up to 10 pounds

• Small sticks

• Twine or rope

• Birdseed

Steps:

1. Cut the pumpkin in half.

2. Scoop out the seeds, leaving a hollow inside with 1/2-inch thick shell wall.

3. Insert two sticks across the open pumpkin to create perches for the birds.

4. Knot two lengths of rope together at the center and tack the knot to the bottom of the pumpkin…

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This stylish brick 1/2 duplex is a beauty; lives and feels like a detached single family home!

Solid, well-maintained, and available for quick possession. Desirable area with NO HOA! Quiet, friendly neighborhood, 5 min drive to Lowry and Stapleton, close to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and downtown. Gorgeous remodeled kitchen, lots of natural light, original hardwood floors, cove ceiling. Bedroom, living room, and bathroom in basement were recently renovated. Outside there is a fenced in patio with room for entertaining. Front yard can be fenced for pets as well. This would be a perfect first home or investment property / air bnb. Most furniture is available as well! Close to Johnson & Wales and both Hospital Campus’ / 8th & Colorado - new…

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The City of Denver has introduced a program to assist those in need with snow removal and other assistance this winter.

If you or a neighbor are…
   
+ an older adult

+ living with a disability

+ temporarily ill

+ physically unable 

We will provide a door hanger and/or yellow light bulb to let your neighbors know you need help!

 To receive your door hanger and/or yellow light bulb contact: 720-913-8452 or snowangels@denvergov.org

HELP A NEIGHBOR!

Help older adults and people with limited mobility clear their sidewalks this winter! All you need is a shovel, warm clothes, and a desire to help those in need!

Look for the doorhangers or yellow light bulbs on your neighbor’s porch and let’s do a #NeighborCheck during this winter…

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For places that are north and east in Denver, the "north" and "east" was always assumed.

It didn't have to be written down. But now, the city of Denver wants to add directional designations to north and east addresses to help Denver Police, Denver Fire and EMS find locations faster.

"We have intersecting roads that might seem to be on the east side of town, might seem to be on the west side of town," Captain Greg Pixley, Denver Fire Department, said.

What really matters is a street's location relative to Broadway and Ellsworth, the zero points in the town.

"So, if we were to confuse one road for another, we might end up going in opposite directions," Pixley said.

Heather Burke with the Department of Public Works says the city will meet…

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