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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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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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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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Denver Water wants to get rid of the last of the old lead pipes that still connect upwards of 90,000 Denver homes to the city’s main waterline.

They would be replaced with copper lines over the next 15 years, at a cost of over $500 million.

And Denver Water is on a deadline to get something done. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has directed Denver Water to add something called “orthophosphate” to the system by March 2020. Orthophosphate creates a coating inside service lines, which prevents the leaching of lead.

But Denver Water wants to avoid that solution, and is proposing an alternative solution.

“[Orthophosphate] creates environmental impacts to watersheds, and ultimately doesn’t solve the root cause of the

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You'll soon have a new lane up driving up to the mountains - Officials hope it eases your traffic headache.

Governor Jared Polis and Colorado transportation officials broke ground Thursday on the project. It's converts a shoulder lane to an express toll lane on 12 miles of westbound I-70 near Idaho Springs. The project is aimed at increasing safety and decreasing travel time between Denver and the central mountains.

"The eastbound additional lane has been a great success in reducing traffic for people returning back to the metro area after a weekend in summer or skiing. We expect similar improvements for this westbound lane," Polis said.

A private contractor will convert the shoulder to an express toll lane for use during peak travel times,

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The most recent data shows that the average length of time someone lives in their home reached 11.3 years in May 2019, a 10 percent increase compared with a year ago.

First American Financial Corporation, a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today released First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales Model for the month of May 2019.

May 2019 Potential Home Sales

  • Potential existing-home sales increased marginally to a 5.20 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR), a 0.4 percent month-over-month increase.
  • This represents a 54.8 percent increase from the market potential low point reached in February 1993.
  • The market potential for existing-home
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Tree experts are tackling a long-existing problem- which trees actually thrive along Colorado's Front Range. 

Big investment. Big impact. Big attachment. And sometimes, big problems — partly because of a disconnect among the various industries and professions that produce, sell, design with and maintain trees.

A little over a year ago, Sharon Harris, executive director of the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association, decided to tackle that disconnect.

“I’d been hearing one group say, ‘If they would just grow the right species to sell’ . . . ‘If they would just site them correctly’ . . . So instead of finger-pointing, I thought, ‘What if we just got in a room and talked?’ “

Harris brought together a carefully chosen cadre of Colorado State

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Denver has a plan to increase the presence and safety of bike lanes, and the project is kicking off this summer. 

Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years.

This summer’s work includes nine projects, most in lower-income areas outside of the city center.

As the Denver finally accelerates the expansion of its bike network, advocates expressed support.

“This is exactly the direction Denver needs to be moving in.” said Piep van Heuven, policy director of Bicycle Colorado. “We have to really expedite lanes that everybody can feel comfortable biking on, whether you’re eight years old or 80 years old.”

The

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For the first time in a long time, Denver’s bustling real estate market has slowed.

The top line: The steep rise in prices is slowing and there are more houses on the market.

That’s making it easier for buyers like Philip Wang, who was looking for a bigger house for his growing family this spring.

Wang, a marketing operations manager for a medical device software company, lives in a fairly large house in Arvada — more than 2,000 square feet — but the bad layout made it feel small.

“A wife, kid and a dog, and sort of getting a little cramped,” he said.

He and his wife found the place they wanted in Westminster, and they pulled off a feat that used to be almost impossible: they sold a home and bought another at the same time.

“We thought this

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