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The buying habits of millennials, naturally, have a way of attracting attention.

Shops have become wise to the growing number of novice green thumbs. “This has caught on,” Carter says. “The nurseries have figured this out, the hardware stores have figured this out.”

Read all about this hot + growing trend in the Denver Post.



And it's not just succulents that are taking up space in both homes and hearts these days. We did a little digging, and found a ton or resources and articles about the popularity of houseplants right now.

Apartment Therapy has this great list of 8 houseplants that can survive in even the most urban of apartments, including this one:

(Image credit: The Sill)

ZZ Plant

Best

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Denver Metro Area Housing Statistics

The average price of a home in August decreased by 2.75 percent from the previous month to $434,478, yet that price is still over eight percent higher when compared to last year.

"Housing numbers can be presented in ways to paint many different pictures,” said Steve Danyliw, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver REALTOR®. “Overall, I feel positive about this market even though we are transitioning towards something that looks more normal.”

According to Danyliw, “looking at the glass as half full,” year to date compared to 2016, the median price of a home increased eight percent and the average home price increased 8.35 percent. Additionally, a record high year-to-date 38,553 properties have sold,

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Custom Modern Farmhouses Provide Respect + Comfort in the Greater Denver Area

As Denver's vintage city and suburban neighborhoods continue to evolve, and also struggle with low available housing inventory, many homebuyers are opting to build custom homes. From very modern + clean lines to more traditional-looking bungalows, there is one trend that seems to be here to stay:  Modern Farmhouses fit in with existing homes, have fantastic curb appeal, and their open floor-plans provide all of the usability and aesthetic appeal that today's buyers are craving.

This example was constructed near the University of Denver by Taylor'd Urban Properties, and was represented by West + Main Realtor Doug Sutton.

 

To get the modern farmhouse look on

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Being so far away can feel helpless - make a direct impact NOW

From our friends at MaxFund:

Hello all!

We are sure most of you are aware of the terrible situation in Texas.

MaxFund is planning on taking in multiple cats and dogs tomorrow. We don't know how many just yet, but are preparing today. We are looking for any kind of donations you can spare. We are running low on ground turkey (for the picky dogs) and Gerber baby food (Chicken or Turkey for picky dogs and cats). We know they sound unconventional but in a stressed and new environment it can sometimes be challenging to get animals to eat and the really good stuff tends to help.

You can bring any donations to either the dog shelter, located at 1005 Glapago St Denver, CO 80204, or

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If you are struggling to buy a home, you might qualify for assistance

More than 200 families and residents struggling to buy a home in metro Denver may receive assistance through a program offered by Wells Fargo for the second year in Colorado.

The NeighborhoodLIFT program will provide home buying assistance grants of up to $15,000 to people who typically earn about 80 percent of the median income level in Denver, Adams Jefferson, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

The program was launched in 2012 to provide grants for low- and moderate-income people across the country who otherwise would qualify for a home loan but cannot meet rising home prices, officials said.

“We had to come up with something,” said Julie Fogerson, regional spokeswoman for

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Colorado Labor Day Inspiration

Wishing you a happy + safe Labor Day weekend from the team at West + Main Homes!

Whether you are looking for something fun to serve at a potluck, ideas for your Labor Day BBQ, or the best places to enjoy the long weekend, check out our Colorado Labor Day Pinterest board!

Here's a great guide of things to do in Denver this long holiday weekend from our friends at Denver.org

Looking to avoid the holiday traffic? Check this first.

 

 

 See more ideas + inspiration for your Colorado Labor Day celebration.

*All original photo credit, recipes and more on Pinterest.

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Welcome home to this stunning home in the luxurious and desirable Candlelight!

 

This home has an open and inviting floor plan, large kitchen featuring a viking gas stove and hood with a beautiful attached temperature controlled sun room, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 large living spaces, each with their own fireplace! A large, private and professionally landscaped STUNNING yard both front and back, cul-de-sac location, 3 car tandem garage, and a GREAT location!

13815 W 58th Drive
Arvada, CO 80004

$649,000

Listed by Kendra Lanterman for West + Main Homes. Please contact Kendra for current pricing and availability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome home! This adorable Townhome fronts the clean community pool and community garden! This home is complete with an attached 1 car garage, tons of storage, all new stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer, new carpet and paint and a prime location! Take advantage of the location to the new "Downtown Westminster" development on the horizon! Easy to maintain and ready to move in.

6890 W 84th Way #9
Arvada CO 80003

$299,999

Listed by Kendra Lanterman for West + Main Homes. Please contact Kendra at kendra@westandmainhomes.com for current pricing and availability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Get your yard ready for spring now

While next spring's landscaping is likely far from your mind, August is actually a great time to plan for and equip yourself for September and October landscaping practices that will make a great and beauteous impact on your property come spring.

By pressing pause now, property owners aren’t preparing their landscape to be the best it can be during the winter, spring, and next summer. In fact, they say it could all go to waste without proper late season TLC.

There are four key things anyone can do to prep their fall landscape for maximum spring splendor:

- Letting grass grow longer protects it from frost and makes it more resilient to lawn fungus and diseases, as well as invasion by voles, mice and other critters.
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History of American Kitchen Design

Proving that everything old becomes new again, we LOVE this great retrospective from Apartment Therapy...and we have to say, while showing homes in the Denver Metro area, we still see plenty of 70s, 80s and 90s kitchens, as well as even older designs!

Looking through the kitchen color trends of the last century tells us a lot more than simply the most popular hues of the moment; they tell us about who we were as a culture and how we've evolved, including our values, historical priorities and general sensibilities.

From the white-dominant, utilitarian function of the 1920s to the bold, psychedelic hues of the 1960s to the earthy neutral minimalism of today, these kitchen color trends have a whole lot to say

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