January 2019

Found 40 blog entries for January 2019.

Have you ever wondered what is actually creating the Denver  sellers market?  

I think that you would be surprised to know that its many factors, but there is one that is the biggest driving force. I also think that you would be surprised to know that the greatest factor is something we have minimal control over. That means that we also have a very good gauge on whether this market is a "bubble" and if its going to burst sometime soon.

How do I know these things? I know this because I attend our monthly market stats meeting.  This isn't just any meeting.  This is where one of the smartest women I know comes and explains her crazy graphs that somehow turn into one of the most comprehensive market reports in the state of Colorado. This is how I am

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A change is coming to the Colorado housing market and millennials are at the forefront of that wave. Millennials make up the largest part of the United States’ workforce, but are moving and purchasing homes at the lowest rate of any generation in years. What are the factors in this seeming contradiction and what does it mean for the Colorado housing market going forward? And most importantly, what does it mean for millennials looking to purchase a home in Colorado today?

Who Are Millennials?

Millennials are defined as anyone who was born between 1981 and 1996. That would make them between the ages of 22 and 37 today. This generation was old enough to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks, they were in high-school or college when the first iPhone

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Contrary to popular belief (and local new construction) homebuyers still want bathtubs.

Yes, yes, we’ve all been told that "bathrooms and kitchens sell houses." But according to an illuminating new survey from realestate.com, one particular bathroom feature is a real deal-maker: a claw-foot bathtub.

For real? Yep, per the survey's participants, homes that had a claw-foot bathtub in the listing sold, on average, for 29 percent above asking price. That's some serious ROI now, folks. 

We were honestly surprised, too: We would have expected a more modern amenity (like a rain head shower or trendy tiling) to be the hot ticket item. But it just goes to show ya that some classic character features have real staying power—especially

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Highly desirable location, easy living ranch floorplan with full finished basement and plenty of light.

Mountain views! Surrounded by thousands of acres of open space - Green Mountain, Bear Creek Lake Park. Minutes from Red Rocks Amphitheater. Great Jeffco schools! Beautiful hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops, gas insert fireplace for instant warmth on cold winter nights. New stainless steel kitchen appliances. Stainless steel dishwasher to be installed by Feb. 5. New carpet in main floor bedrooms. Brand new roof and gutters. Brand new garage door and opener. Central air, forced gas heat and whole house fan for summer sleeping! Large basement rec room. One of the biggest backyards on the block, with trex deck and stamped concrete patio

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After two years of warmer than usual winters, it is about time we get some measurable snow in the metro area.  Today we were set to have 1"-3" of snow before lunch. By around noon, we were sitting at more like 6"-7" here in Denver. Being a meteorologist in Denver is hit or miss to say the least! Between 5:00 am and 9:00 am, 78 wrecks happened in the metro area! Stay home, people! 

Since 1881, our largest snowstorm to date was December 1-5, 1913 when we had a whopping  45.7 inches!!! WOW! Check out the picture below of the front page of the Denver Post from 1913!


Denver Post 1913

In our lifetime, the largest snowstorm was March 17-19, 2003 when we had 31.8 inches! All of those are large amounts and make me thankful for the snow plow drivers! According to

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NAHB consumer preference data suggests that like prior generations, Gen-Xers and Millennials desire homeownership, and for a variety of reasons, townhomes fit the bill.

All those cranes that you see around Denver are also a common sight in cities across the country...and along with new apartment buildings, hotels, and other commercial construction...many of those projects are Luxury Condos aiming to accommodate homebuyers who want a single-family feel with better walkability. They are also looking for amenities like rooftop pools and decks, concierge services, and lock-and-leave ability to accommodate frequent travel.

According to Forbes:

“They want a suburban-type feel, but the one thing that may have changed, particularly for Millennials,

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How well do you take care of your home?  Do you regularly maintenance the furnace and sewer lines?  These are things a potential buyer is wondering when they purchase a home.  

Unfortunately, its not always great idea to trust the seller.  So you are going to want to have it inspected.  When it comes to buying a home there are things that you definitely need to hire a professional for.  Your inspection is definitely one of those things.  While an Inspection is a non-invasive examination of the home you intend to purchase, it is one of the best ways to learn about you purchase.  This week we decided that we would go straight to the source to get you the best idea of what to expect at your Inspection:  world, let me introduce Chad Miller, owner

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Welcome home to this vintage rowhome with everything you have been looking for.

Whether you want to move in and enjoy the versatile layout filled with urban charm...or create an additional income stream with a low-maintenance rental...this historic home has you covered. From the exposed brick walls to the private outdoor space, and from the remodeled kitchen with gorgeous countertops to the gleaming hardwood floors and open layout, this space is ready for a night in with the girls, a quiet night in with the fam, or a warmup cocktail before a night out on the town. Whether you're taking the light rail Downtown or walking to your favorite RiNo restaurant, heading to the dog park or looking for an easy commute to work...you are going to love owning this

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You are in the middle of all the downtown fun in this gorgeous loft located next to Coors Field. Hardwood floors, exposed brick, huge windows and soaring ceilings bring in an abundance of natural light. Updated with new countertops, stainless steel appliances, new light fixtures and modern bathroom. The spacious open floor plan is made for entertaining. A bonus is the amazing rooftop deck, with 360 degree views of the city and mountains. Nightime views enjoying a glass of wine are absolutely magical, and you won't want to miss the fireworks that explode overhead.

The HOA includes cable, water and maintenance. 1 underground parking space and storage unit in the heated garage are included.

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From the moment you enter, you will feel the love that has gone into the many custom projects throughout this home. The custom kitchen was designed for beauty and function, and includes a pantry built with reclaimed wood. The open and bright family room has a soaring stone mantle and wood burning stove which adds character and warmth. Large windows offer views of both the surrounding foothills and the city lights at night. The master bedroom is a true retreat with a custom wall featuring the same reclaimed wood used in the lower level. The adjoining master bath is spacious and offers a large walk in closet. Three lovely secondary bedrooms share a large bath on the upper floor. The walkout basement is fully finished and offers space for many

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