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Living on the same property, whether in a granny suite or under the same roof, has gained popularity.

Multigenerational housing, which consists of two or more adult generations, 25 years or older, in one household has risen to a record 64 million people in 2016, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data. This is a 23 percent increase from 2009, when 52 million people lived in multigenerational housing. The trend has been on the rise since the 1970s.

The reasons can be attributed to a number of things, says Domonique Rodriguez with Berkshire Hathaway in Ventura, California. Among them:

  • A shortage of affordable housing.
  • Wage stagnation.
  • Adult children wanting to care for their parents.
  • Grandparents helping out with
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Colorado cracked the nation's top 10 in population growth over the past year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. 

Those estimates, released on Wednesday, show that Colorado's population grew 1.4% in the one-year time span from July 1, 2017, to the same date in 2018, landing the Centennial State's growth rate at No. 7 among the county's 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

Colorado grew by 79,662 residents since last year.

The nation as a whole grew in population by 0.6 percent to 327.2 million people, its slowest pace in more than 80 years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Nine states in addition to

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Colorado's professionals have earned many accolades over the years, but "most likely to work in pajamas" had never been one of them, until now.

According to an analysis of 2017 U.S. Census data by online life insurance agency Haven Life, Colorado was number one state for work-at-home employees. The City of Boulder came in as the city with the third-highest percentage of home-based workers nationwide.

Across the state, just over 8 percent of adults work from home, compared to a nationwide average of 5.2 percent. Remote workers are most likely to be employed in professional, technical, or scientific services, according to the data.

Remote workers are also more plentiful in highly educated and highly affluent communities. Boulder, where in 2017,

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The FHFA announced Tuesday that it is increasing the conforming loan limit for Fannie and Freddie mortgages in nearly every part of the U.S.

After not increasing the maximum conforming loan limits on mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 10 years, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has now increased the conforming loan limit for the third straight year.

According to the FHFA, the conforming loan limits will rise from this year’s total of $453,100 to $484,350 for 2019. That’s an increase of 6.9% from this year’s loan limit to next year’s.

As stated above, this marks the third straight year that the FHFA has increased the conforming loan limits after not increasing them from 2006 to 2016.

Back in 2016, the FHFA

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The City of Denver has introduced a program to assist those in need with snow removal and other assistance this winter.

If you or a neighbor are…
   
+ an older adult

+ living with a disability

+ temporarily ill

+ physically unable 

We will provide a door hanger and/or yellow light bulb to let your neighbors know you need help!

 To receive your door hanger and/or yellow light bulb contact: 720-913-8452 or snowangels@denvergov.org

HELP A NEIGHBOR!

Help older adults and people with limited mobility clear their sidewalks this winter! All you need is a shovel, warm clothes, and a desire to help those in need!

Look for the doorhangers or yellow light bulbs on your neighbor’s porch and let’s do a #NeighborCheck during this winter

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For places that are north and east in Denver, the "north" and "east" was always assumed.

It didn't have to be written down. But now, the city of Denver wants to add directional designations to north and east addresses to help Denver Police, Denver Fire and EMS find locations faster.

"We have intersecting roads that might seem to be on the east side of town, might seem to be on the west side of town," Captain Greg Pixley, Denver Fire Department, said.

What really matters is a street's location relative to Broadway and Ellsworth, the zero points in the town.

"So, if we were to confuse one road for another, we might end up going in opposite directions," Pixley said.

Heather Burke with the Department of Public Works says the city will meet

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After more than a year of fanfare, competition and city government prostrations, Amazon’s announcement of its second headquarters location is imminent.

Back in September 2017 the e-commerce company first asked for proposals from North American cities on where to house its HQ2, which would come with 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in capital spending for the winning city.

Amazon said it was looking for a city equal to its Seattle headquarters, and would preference those with lots of tech talent, good public transit and attractive tax exemptions. After receiving more than 200 proposals, Amazon culled those to 20 finalists in January.

While Amazon has been mum about the winning city, plenty of people have placed their bets. NYU business professor

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Why is it so hard to find a reasonably priced apartment in Denver right now?

Westword gives us a vision of what's going on.

One reason is that so few of them are being built, because developers continue to focus the vast majority of their resources on projects that only rich people can afford.

Indeed, a new study finds that 88 percent of apartment projects built within Denver city limits in 2017 and 2018 to date fall into the luxury or high-end category. And believe it or not, this number is actually down from the  percentage of high-end projects built over the previous few years.

The report, just issued by RENTCafe, identifies the disproportionate number of luxury apartment buildings under construction as a national trend. Across the…
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If you live pretty much anywhere in the Denver metro area, cranes and new developments seem to continue to be popping up everywhere.

According to this Denver Business Journal study, though, there are a handful of nearby cities that are experiencing the most growth:

In March 2018, cities in the Denver metro issued 3,266 new building permits for private housing units, reaching a high not seen since May 2001, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

That number has fallen in the months since, but as new home construction heats up in the suburbs, we asked the largest homebuilders in the Denver metro to list the cities (up to five per firm) where they're planning the most expansion in 2018. Seventeen of the 21 firms on the List

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Young people are pretty confident about their financial futures.

A recent survey from TD Ameritrade found that 53 percent of millennials expect to become millionaires at some point in their lives, if they aren't already.

While 23 percent believe they'll hit $1 million by age 50 or older, many expect to get there more quickly. A full 19 percent say they'll become a millionaire by age 40 and 7 percent predict it'll happen by 30.

But what if you want to speed up the process and reach that milestone in the next 15 years? It could be possible, if you're willing to work for it — and put away much more each month than the average American.

Using Bankrate's millionaire calculator, CNBC Make It found how much you'd have to save each month to

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