Living in Colorado

Or does it?

To be honest, there just isn’t a mortgage or real estate term that starts with the letter X, but you are going to see the letter throughout the process around 100 times or more.  The letter X followed by a long line typically signifies that a signature is required.  From getting pre-approved to purchase real estate all the way through to the closing table, you will be requested to sign multiple disclosures and contracts to get the deal done. Simple enough right? For the most part, yes, but please read those contract and disclosures before signing... some restrict your rights while others protect them.  

According to Investopedia there are a few more X words but I’d say they are reaching a bit.  Either way, here are the ones they

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For Colorado, spring was merely a continuation of winter. 

Snow fell as late as May 21st, temperatures consistently stayed well below average virtually all spring long, and of course, the mountains got socked with unusually high amounts of late-season snow.

Even summer officially started as spring largely ended: wet and cold along the Front Range, with snow in the mountains. And while that assuredly had plenty of locals itching for pool weather – or at the very least a chance to confidently stash away snow shovels until fall – it also has had its fair share of positive meteorological impacts, too.

The first of those was the thorough and official elimination of Colorado’s 2018 drought. The second big positive is the likely reduction of wildfires

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Beautiful mid-century ranch in a fabulous Lakewood location!

Inside - this home is open concept featuring a custom kitchen with updated cabinets, Italian tile, upgraded granite and SS appliances including a 5 burner gas slide in range and counter depth refrigerator, hardwood floors, coved ceiling, newer interior doors and hardware, custom stone fireplace, newer windows, two custom baths with contemporary finishes and fixtures, updated electrical, lighting and plumbing, nest thermostat. On the outside find a professionally landscaped front and back yard, sprinkler system, sunny front porch and covered back patio overlooking gorgeous, private, backyard and new roof and gutters installed 2017. Morse Park is a quiet neighborhood--blocks to Crown Hill

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This stunning 3 bedroom Cheesman Park home has it all!

Fall in love with the perfect combination of original details + thoughtful upgrades. Original hardwoods, pocket doors, 3 fireplaces, period windows, beautiful landscaping, new carpet, new paint and a new roof are a few of the many features to love about this charming home! Spend your weekend mornings strolling around the Denver Botanic Gardens. Enjoy brunch + window shopping in Cherry Creek. Wash your stress away in the steam shower after a long day + then relax with a glass of wine by the fountain. Craft culinary delights in the kitchen featuring custom stainless steel cabinets. Entertain family + friends in the amazing outdoor oasis on nights and weekends! You’ll never have to worry about

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The latest report from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors confirms what we already know:

There is no shortage of luxury condos in the Mile High City.

Denver is building its way out of the housing crisis—at least for those who can afford luxury condos. The latest Denver Metro Association of Realtors report shows there is now 5.6 months of inventory of attached units worth between $750,000 and $1 million, meaning with Denver’s supply and the current rate of purchasing, it would take that long for every luxury condo on the market now to sell. 

This is significant—if you’re wealthy and don’t need a yard—because it means the tables have turned in this subset of Denver housing. At long last, buyers of condos in the urban core have

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Come check out this completely remodeled home with wonderful finishes- all done last year!

This home is an entertainer’s dream! When you walk in, you are greeted by a living room perfect for entertaining and an open kitchen with room for a table and seating at the bar. The three bedrooms upstairs are perfect for a growing family or for guests with an additional bedroom downstairs. You don’t have to use one of the bedrooms for an office, because there is a study with French doors on the lower level! Both bathrooms are also redone with granite countertops and tile. The deck off the back is perfect for summer barbecues and has both city and mountain views depending on the season! The walkout on the lower level has a great patio providing even more

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Focusing on environmentally-conscious living in an urban location, Urban Conversion puts Arvada on the map.

When Rodman Schley first set out to reduce his carbon footprint, he never expected that his quest to learn more about activities like green building and beekeeping would turn into a public television show.

But the more he learned, the more he wanted to share his newfound knowledge with as many people as possible.

“I didn’t know what I was doing,” he said. “It was mostly me going out and fumbling around. And I thought, `why not teach people the same thing?’”

More than six years later, Rodman and his wife, Gina, are releasing the third season of Urban Conversion. Centered around living an environmentally-conscious life in an urban

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The list of beautiful hikes in Colorado is a long one...

However, if you're looking for a hike less than 30 minutes from Denver, we've narrowed it down to our favorites.

Matthew Winters Park

Distance from Denver: 2o minutes
Location: Golden
Difficulty: Easy-Hard
Length: 0.9-6 miles
Trailhead address: 1103 County Rd 93,
Golden, CO 

Roxborough State Park

Distance from Denver: 45 minutes
Location: Littleton
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Length: 1.4-2.7 miles
Trailhead address: 4751 E Roxborough Dr, 
Littleton, CO 

White Ranch Park

Distance from Denver: 45 minutes
Location: Golden
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Length: 3.9-18.1 miles
Trailhead address: 25303 Belcher Hill Rd,
Golden, CO 

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park

Distance from Denver: 45 minutes

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This beautiful castle sits on 2.2 acres and is filled with unique updates as well as historical elements.

Set along prestigious upper Bear Creek Road, and seamlessly nestled into the mountainside, this historic 1927 landmark castle blends history with modern amenities.

There is a comfortable elegance in this secluded retreat. The residence’s architectural integrity gives nod to an old world craftsman design era.

A 10,000-square-foot castle in Evergreen built in 1927 with an indoor saltwater pool is selling, and it could be yours!

“The sellers have done an incredible job,” said listing agent Joy Opp, of West + Main Homes. “Every inch of this unique + gorgeous home has been meticulously restored or updated, and many historical elements have

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U.S. News & World Report recently included three Colorado towns in its annual list of the 25 best small towns to visit in the country. 

The rankings were based on an analysis of expert and user opinions, according to the website’s methodology statement, with each destination being scored in 10 categories such as sights, culture, food, nightlife, adventure and romance.

Taking this year’s No. 1 spot is Telluride, which “woos visitors with its captivating scenery and delightful Mountain Village,” according to the report.

Additionally, the town has 2,000-plus acres of terrain, ample ski spots and 300 inches of snow with more than 200 days of sun annually. Telluride also hosts numerous festivals and cultural events, and travelers can hike,

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