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A growing number of Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure or a short sale during the housing crisis are re-emerging in the housing market and buying a home again, USA Today reports. 

“Boomerang buyers,” as they’re nicknamed, are coming back, and some economists contend they are a critical component to driving a big uptick in the housing market over the next few years.

“I think the next phase of the housing recovery will be partly driven by people in the primary age group” of 35 to 64 who have been hesitant to buy again after losing their home during the housing crisis, Kwame Donaldson, an economist with Moody’s Analytics, told USA Today.

Lately, first-time home buyers and millennials have been driving the bulk of sales. First-time home

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Denver, Colorado, May 5, 2019 - West + Main Homes has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Denver Post.

The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy

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Welcome Home to this beautifully remodeled 4/2/2 home in popular Westlake Village.

Spend time in the updated kitchen preparing a home cooked meal, then enjoy sipping a glass of wine while soaking in the brand new jetted hot tub under the stars. Brand new hardwood floors throughout and recent finished basement that is now being used as a weight room, but can be an extra bedroom. Vaulted ceiling, updated baths and private back yard are just some of the great amenities of this lovely home.

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

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Welcome Home! Situated in the coveted neighborhood of Wellshire, this gorgeous 5 bedrooms 3 bathroom ranch will have you feeling right at home.

It has been remodeled from head to toe and loaded with high-end finishes. Walk into an open living and dining room flooded with natural light and perfect for entertaining all of your family and friends. The true master suite has a spacious master bath and a huge walk-in closet that is a buyer’s dream. The best part, it’s perfectly located near Denver University, Cherry Creek Shopping District, Denver Tech Center and easy access to I-25.

Listed by Michelle Szoke for West + Main Homes. Please contact Michelle for current pricing + availability. 


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Warm and inviting family home in one of Boulder’s best neighborhoods!

Walk to Harlow Platts or Bill Bower parks, cafes, shops, Lucky’s Market or Sweet Cow. Plenty of nearby hiking trails, and close to South Boulder Peak. This comfortable 4 bedroom 2 bath home includes 3 garage spaces, new roof, new interior and exterior paint, and new carpet! Not to mention, there is an unobstructed view of the Flatirons from the no maintenance deck! A quick 5 minute drive to the University of Colorado campus. And it’s in the coveted Boulder Valley School District with a short walk to Fairview High School. Quick possession! Welcome to your Boulder lifestyle!

Listed by April + Rob Schmidt for West + Main Homes. Please contact April + Rob for current pricing +

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In April, the average single-family sold home price in metro Denver hit a record high of $553,371, and reached a year-to-date high of $527,244. The average condo sold price in April was $368,565, up 2.62 percent from March and up 2.17 percent year to date.

“Spring is a great time to take in the smell of the blooming bushes and put things into perspective because this month is all about perspective,” said Jill Schafer, Chair of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Metro Denver REALTOR®. “Some housing market stats look like the sky is falling, but when put into perspective you can see why prices continue to go up in the Denver Metro area.”

It took twice as long to sell a house so far this year compared to this point in 2018. Schafer comments,

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So what is REALTOR® anyway?

Have you ever wondered why Real Estate Agents are commonly referred to as REALTORS®?  There are many terms used to identify a Real Estate Agent that can add some confusion; managing broker, a broker associate, exclusive buyers agent etc.  First and foremost a Real Estate Agent can be a REALTOR®, a managing broker, a broker associate and an exclusive buyers agent, but not all can be called a REALTOR®.   In order to be a REALTOR® the agent must be a member of a NAR- National Association of REALTOR® (notice the trademark?) and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. It pays to know the difference when you decide to hire someone to assist you in buying or selling a home.  

The REALTOR® Code of Ethics, which includes 17

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West + Main Open Houses for May 4-5, 2019

Saturday May 4th

12-4pm 1370 Estes Street #101 Lakewood 

10am-2pm 2734 S Acoma Street Englewood

12-3pm 1680 Lee Street Lakewood

11am-3pm 2754 E Peakview Circle Centennial

11am-3pm 224 Inca Street Denver

11am-3pm 228 Inca Street Denver

11am-3pm 234 Inca Street Denver

12-2pm 3140 W 63rd Avenue Denver

12-2pm 26591 Wolverine Trail Evergreen

12-2pm 2850 Potosi Place Broomfield

12-3pm 2789 S Adams Street Denver

11am-1pm 8269 S Country Club Parkway Aurora

12-3pm 3285 Blodgett Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday May 5th

10am-12pm 2734 S Acoma Street Englewood

1-3pm 2754 E Peakview Circle Centennial

11am-2pm 8269 S Country Club Parkway Aurora

12-2pm 3140 W 63rd Avenue Denver

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This spacious ranch-style home in the desirable Dream House Acres neighborhood is ready for you!

Rare, sprawling .58 acre lot with unlimited potential.  Bright, open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the main level including a spacious master suite. Hardwood floors throughout the main level and brand new carpet in the basement. A finished basement with a large family room, cozy fireplace and full bath nearly doubles the livable area. Storage galore!  Walking distance to Streets of Southglenn, DeKoevend Park, Goodson Recreation Center, Trader Joe’s and more. 5 miles to DTC. Award winning Littleton Schools. Just move in and enjoy!

Listed by Kari Ann Garriga by West + Main Homes. Please contact Kari Ann for current pricing +

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Fall in love with this one of a kind craftsman bungalow!

This Idlewild neighborhood favorite stands out with beautiful curb appeal, mature trees, and large front porch. Step inside to enjoy beautiful hardwood floors, craftsman pillars with custom built ins, cozy fireplace in the living room, built in hutch, and amazing french doors off the dining room that lead to a second porch.  Home has been updated with stainless steel appliances, gas range, dishwasher, central air conditioning, radon mitigation system, additional insulation, electrical update on main floor and plumbing updates. Back entrance to finished basement w/2 nonconforming bedrooms and a bathroom, could be used for rental income. Extra large garage fits 2 suvs and has workshop. Private

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