January 2019

Found 29 blog entries for January 2019.

Looking for a dose of instant sunshine to help you through the winter?

This latest deal out of Italy could be just the warm jolt of vitamin D you need.

As of right now, you can buy a house on southern Italy's beautiful island of Sicily for less than the cost of an espresso.

Sambuca, a hilltop town with views over the Mediterranean island and nearby beaches, has placed dozens of dwellings on the market for €1, or just over a dollar.

The deal is aimed at reviving a community that, like many other rural spots in Italy, has suffered from depopulation in recent years as residents move to bigger cities.

It's not the first Italian town to lure in outsiders with tempting offers but, say local officials, Sambuca is scrapping red tape to make

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American homeownership has been on the decline, and Federal Reserve researchers point to the high cost of college as one culprit.

According to Bloomberg, just 36 percent of household heads between 24 and 32 years old owned homes in 2014, down from 45 percent in 2005. At the same time, average student debt per capita rose to an inflation-adjusted $10,000 from $5,000 in 2005.

About 20 percent of the decline in homeownership among young adults can be attributed to that increase in student loan debt, the authors estimate, making such borrowing an important, but not central, driver of the decline. Some 400,000 more young people would have owned homes in 2014 if debt burdens hadn’t risen.

Why does this happen? It’s partly because higher student

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Zoned RR. This 18.28-acre lot is located just off Highway 119.

This lot is steep and heavily wooded. Please check with Gilpin County about possible usage, GIS mapping (Schedule Ro11640) and whether an easement will be necessary for legal access. The seller also has 9 acre Lot #75 on the market for $19k. See MLS #2752908. 

Listed by Malisa Miller Eakens for West + Main Homes. Please contact Malisa for current pricing + availability. 

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog on Covenants, Conditions + Restrictions, Im sure you remember everything I covered. Either way, Ill try not to take offense.  However, it does relate to this weeks topic so I think a quick review would be fair as many people do not know the difference between the CC&R’s and the HOA. Interestingly enough the original rules are not made by the HOA, but enforced by them.  

According to Attorney, Amy Loftsgordon, “the Declaration of CC&Rs is the legal document that lays out the guidelines for the planned community. The CC&Rs are recorded in the county records in the county where the property is located and are legally binding. This means that when you purchase a lot or a home in a planned community, for example, you

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Welcome home to this lovely updated ranch in the desirable Applewood West neighborhood.

This home has a bright, open floor plan featuring three bedrooms on the main level and two more (non conforming) bedrooms in the finished basement. The kitchen and both bathrooms on the main level have been recently remodeled. This home also features a 2 car garage and RV parking, newer windows, central A/C, hardwood floors on the main level plus a newer roof (2017). The 9,813 square foot lot has a wonderful yard with raised garden beds, mature trees, a covered patio and 2 sheds. Perfect for outdoor entertaining or simply relaxing on one of Denver’s 300 days of sunshine. Awesome location near shopping, restaurants, parks and trails. Easy access to I-70. Minutes

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Vintage charm, thoughtfully built in 2000, reflects the character of San Rafael historic district.

Unlike boxy new builds, this townhome fits the area and lives like a single family home. Enjoy three levels with spacious layout, main floor laundry, stainless appliances, formal dining room, open kitchen, cozy library built-ins, and gas fireplace. Enjoy warm sunny days on your back deck, and a shared common fenced yard in front. Energy efficient cellular shades, smart fans, updated master bathroom & Nest thermostat complete the modern feel. Walk to RiNo Arts District, Uptown, yoga, coffee, Court Pl dog park, Rosenberg‘s, Spangalang Brewery, Rolling Pin, Rossonian Hotel “soon to be” jazz club/hotel/restaurant, light rail, and more. Nearby Kaiser &

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It's not too early to think about reserving campsites in Colorado’s state parks and wildlife areas!

At the first of the year, Colorado State Parks converted to a “reservation-only” system for campsites at 20 state parks. The program was tested successfully at five state parks last July (Cheyenne Mountain, Eleven Mile, Staunton, St. Vrain and Trinidad Lake) and is being expanded this year.

Campsites can be reserved six months in advance. That means you can assume sites in your favorite state parks for July 4th are already being reserved. And if they’re not, consider this a friendly suggestion to beat the crowd and lock in now.

Sixteen parks were added to the reservation-only program on Jan. 1. They are the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation

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Rental rates in the Denver area reached their highest point ever in 2018.

An analysis of historical data shows that rent costs in the early 2010s, which qualified as modest by the standards of the day, skyrocketed mid-decade and remain at eye-popping levels.

An example: Median rent for a one-bedroom apartment eight years ago barely topped $800. Today, the most recent estimate from the Rent Jungle website is $1,432 — an increase of nearly 79 percent. And the latest price is actually lower than in June, when it peaked at $1,457.

The site's report about average rent trends in Denver includes median one-bedroom, two-bedroom and overall totals for every month beginning in January 2011. And following the numbers from then to November 2018

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Welcome home to this stunning 2 story home with amazing mountain views in the popular West Woods community.

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a gorgeous professionally landscaped yard that backs to open space and trails. The bright open floor plan features gleaming hardwood floors and large windows bringing in loads of natural light.The home features a spacious updated kitchenand a cozy family room fireplace finished with beautiful quartz stone. The huge master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and an updated 5 piece master bath, along with a large walk-in closet. Professionally finished walkout basement is perfect for entertaining, leading out to the lush backyard with several patios that include a firepit area and a mid-century outdoor fireplace.

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